“CanWeNetwork” is a free app aimed at uncovering new business contacts from people nearby. When we tried it, it matched us with several engineers and consultants less than three miles away. Had we wished, we could have sent them a message.  Since the app tells you how close your new contacts are, if we were sitting side by side in the same coffee shop, we could say hello.

The company launched the app only three months ago but it has already spread to 100 countries and has tens of thousands of users. It uses data from LinkedIn to match its users and works on Android and iPhone/iPads.  More info at

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