Meanwhile, the company’s core products have remained a development backwater. LinkedIn’s top priority is to connect you with other users, but when that connection request comes, good luck figuring out who it’s from. The company has always given you the least information possible in those requests — a name, a title, maybe a company — leaving to you to guess whether this is someone who has ever emailed you before. (This despite asking early and often to store your contacts.) Want to look up an email address for one of your contacts? Sure! Just type in their name, tap their face, and scroll down a few miles, beneath a box of your mutual connections, their full resume, a list of LinkedIn Groups they belong to, and a list of unverified skills that their contacts say they have. Their email address will be right there.