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Short for virtual Card (also called electronic card), vCard is a specification that defines the format of an "Electronic Business Card." vCards are often attached in e-mail messages, but can also be exchanged through other ways on the World Wide Web. Usually a vCard will contain a business name, address, phone number, URL, logo and other business information. In 1996, the Internet Mail Consortium took on responsibility for the development and promotion of vCard.

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