Evernote and LinkedIn team up for business card scanning

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Credit: Evernote

Your business card is now a link to LinkedIn.

Evernote and LinkedIn -- two of the most popular web tools for the modern businessperson on the go -- today announce a new partnership that enables any user to scan a business card with their smartphone and automatically pull all their contact info out into an cloud-stored note, no QR code required. 

"Business cards are how great things start. Their exchange represents the moment that important partnerships, opportunities, and relationships begin," writes Evernote in the official press release. 

Just snap a picture with Evernote for iPhone or iPad (coming soon to Android) and it magically populates a profile for you, with your new business contact's photo and as many details as it can find, either taken right off the card or else grabbed from LinkedIn's 300 million-strong database of professionals (I look forward to the first complaints from misidentified professionals who will forever be giving Evernote users the photo of a different John Smith when they hand over their business card). And no, you don't already have to be friends with them on LinkedIn for this dark magic to work.

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