Like many people in this modern, hyper-connected age, I have a huge number of people that I’m in contact with. Not only do I have a lot of contacts, but I also have contact lists that exist in multiple locations — there’s my email contact list, of course, but also Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and 101 other locations where my “posse” exists. Managing all these contacts, while very much a first-world problem, is a pain. People change jobs regularly, duplicated contacts get created, and generally one’s connections live (at least in a digital sense) in a bunch of different silos.

This is the very problem that FullContact was designed to solve. The company bills itself as a contact management platform and is all about helping people to master the breadth of their contacts. FullContact does this via a suite of different applications and APIs. I use FullContact to automagically massage my Gmail contacts in the background, for example. I also use a FullContact contact application on my phone and a separate business card-scanning application the company offers.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.