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posted by LaminatorX on Sunday March 09 2014, @07:01AM   Printer-friendly
from the weakest-link dept.

regift_of_the_gods writes:

"The makers of Nutshell CRM, a web-based service for managing sales leads and workflow (screenshots here), have notified their customers that they will no longer able to populate profiles with data from Linkedin accounts, after Linkedin informed Nutshell that it was violating the developer API's terms of use over a year and half after Nutshell first announced the feature. It's hard to argue that Nutshell's Linkedin integration feature does not violate the Linkedin Developer API Terms of Service (specifically section C: 'If your application falls into one or more of the following categories, you are required to be part of one of our Partner Programs and have a signed agreement with LinkedIn... applications used for hiring, marketing, or sales...').

However, Nutshell's CEO says Linkedin representatives also informed him they weren't accepting applications for their Partner Program from CRM vendors at this time, leaving Salesforce and Microsoft (Dynamics) as Linkedin's sole partners in that space. Also, the TOS page notes it was last revised in August 2013; it's not immediately clear whether this clause was in place when Nutshell first announced Linkedin integration in May 2012. The CEO of Zartis, which runs a web service for tracking applicants, blogged his layman's interpretation of Linkedin's Developer API TOS sometime in 2013; his post makes no mention of a prohibition for sales or marketing."

 
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  • (Score: 2, Troll) by Lagg on Sunday March 09 2014, @08:56AM

    by Lagg (105) on Sunday March 09 2014, @08:56AM (#13504) Homepage Journal
    At the risk of being modded offtopic myself: Why do you always seem like you have insightful things to say, sometimes even starting into an interesting point. Then proceed off on a tangent that is only vaguely related to the topic at hand? You don't need to pad your posts in order to make a point you know.
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  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 09 2014, @11:12AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 09 2014, @11:12AM (#13526)

    At the risk of being modded offtopic myself

    You're welcome. When you posted this, this was the highest-score comment for this story, thanks to your karma bonus. Next time, consider using the "No karma bonus" checkbox on the comment form.

    At least I didn't see "I know I will be modded into oblivion for this" (usually with the opposite effect) yet on SoylentNews.

    • (Score: 1, Offtopic) by maxwell demon on Sunday March 09 2014, @07:15PM

      by maxwell demon (1608) on Sunday March 09 2014, @07:15PM (#13622) Journal

      At least I didn't see "I know I will be modded into oblivion for this" (usually with the opposite effect) yet on SoylentNews.

      I know I will be modded into oblivion for this, but now you have.

      SCNR :-)

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  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 09 2014, @02:50PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday March 09 2014, @02:50PM (#13566)

    He seems to be one of those guys you used to see on the internet who were at the same time smart and old school bananas.

  • (Score: 1, Offtopic) by FatPhil on Sunday March 09 2014, @07:59PM

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Sunday March 09 2014, @07:59PM (#13627) Homepage
    When replying to that one, please leave some clue for the rest of us that it's him you're replying to. That way those of us who have him safely bozo-ed don't feel tempted to read the parent post. Cheers.
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