Planners interact with dozens of people—vendors, speakers, sponsors, and others—in the months leading up to an event. Refresh is a Web and mobile app that provides background information on people before a meeting to facilitate better engagement. Users link their calendars to the app and then the system searches public information from more than 100 sources around the Web, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Yelp, and Instagram, about people they will be meeting. Users receive insights such as shared interests, work history, and recent blog posts. The system can also be used to store notes about people after a meeting.
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