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This is a very interesting idea.. finally a use for Linked in (possibly)

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The traditional business phone line may be dying a slow death but Canadian start-up Hookflash is looking to speed up its demise. The Calgary-based company is launching an iPad app (s aapl) by the same name Thursday that integrates LinkedIn’s directory (s lnkd), giving business users a free over-the-top alternative for voice, HD video and messaging. It’s the first communications app to build upon LinkedIn’s social graph and demonstrates some of the latent potential in the network of 160 million people.

Hookflash users will sign-in with a LinkedIn account and will be able to communicate with other LinkedIn users in their contact list, which is populated from their LinkedIn directory. Users will be able to see the profile of who they’re talking to and will see their latest updates from their activity feed, so there’s helpful context for each call. If a recipient is not available to receive a call…

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This entry was posted on June 22, 2012 by in app, comment, ipad, review, Social Media and tagged , , , .
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