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Plaxo shuts back door spammers used to access Google accounts

Google warns users about potential unauthorized account access after spammers use back door at Plaxo, CNET has learned.

By May 8, 2012


Plaxo re-focuses on address book maintenance, faces new competition (updated)

Two solid tools will clean up messy address books, but neither works well enough for this reviewer.

By March 16, 2011


Study: 19 percent of people drop phones down toilet

A study by online address-book site Plaxo suggests that nearly 1 in 5 people accidentally drop their phones into the loo, thus losing all their contacts. (And their pride.)

By July 21, 2011


Ep. 867: Where we may not have time

Today we're talking about a study from address book site Plaxo that claims 19 percent of people have accidentally let their phones slip into the toilet. We also chat about Captain America: The First Avenger, Super 8, Amy Winehouse, and the role of Modern Warfare 2 and World of Warcraft in this weekend's violence in Oslo.

By July 25, 2011


Q&A: Throwing sheep at Plaxo's Joseph Smarr

The chief systems architect at the contact management system tells CNET News.com about his vision of, in a sense, one social identity to rule them all.

By February 29, 2008


Three online contact managers compared

The two free services — LinkedIn and Vision Pipeline Assistant — can't match the accuracy and versatility of the $60-a-year Plaxo Premium.

By March 12, 2010


Comcast goes social with Plaxo acquisition

The purchase price for Plaxo was previously misstated. The price is thought to fall in the $150 million to $170 million range.

By May 15, 2008


Comcast goes social with Plaxo acquisition

The purchase of Plaxo, an address book management and social-networking service, helps Comcast create a unified social-media experience across its Internet, voice, and TV properties.

By May 14, 2008


Plaxo, Bebo acquisition rumors run amok on the Web

Everyone's still talking about Microsoft-Yahoo, but two large social media sites were also mentioned this week as possible acquisition targets.

By February 14, 2008


Google to buy Plaxo? $200 million worth of data

What would you pay for 15 million users? $200 million, apparently.

By February 7, 2008