Remember how I mentioned a Xing-Plaxo rumour last week? This isn’t a rumour:
Zoominfo is a business information search engine that allows users to find news, updates, and business details about industries, companies, and people, with over 4.5 million unique visitors monthly. Xing, meanwhile, is a professional networking site that allows its members to meet people in the same industries, opportunities and other privileges through it?s network directory and advanced contact management platform. Source: Xing and Zoominfo bring together networking and information search to online business industry | 901am
There is a hitch. The folks at LinkedIn (who would be a major competitor) say that Zoominfo scrapes info without people’s permission. Okay … like any of us who are active online aren’t already used to that.