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Linkedin acquires Connected – congrats to my sister Ada!

Quick blog post to congratulate my sister Ada Chen and her husband Sachin Rekhi, who have just announced the acquisition of their startup Connected to LinkedIn. The company was backed by a seed investment from Ignition Partners and Trinity Ventures.

Here’s an excerpt from AllThingsD:

LinkedIn has acquired Connected, a small contact management startups that unifies and dynamically updates users’ connections on email, social networks, calendars and phones, according to sources close to the company.

Connected is similar to Xobni/Smartr, but it’s more of a dashboard than a plug-in, and it costs $9.99 per month. The company had raised a seed round of $500,000 led by Trinity Ventures in June. The service has been called “bloody awesome” by Tim O’Reilly.

Ada and Sachin posted some additional info via blog post with the annoucement. They’ll soon be moving down to Mountain View as part of the purchase so I’ll get to see them more often!

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