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How to Get Busy People to Take Action When You Send an Email

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We all get a lot of email. For important emails we hope for replies or action. Many people ramble in emails. RSVP this week.

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Effective Email Introductions or Why Blind Intros Suck

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well-intentioned colleague introduced me to a stranger via email, without first confirming with me that the intro was welcomed. Share and Enjoy.

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Why You Should Think Twice Before You Send That Intro Email

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At a minimum you’re obligating them to ignore the email and feel like an arse for not responding to your introduction. The Details.

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Embarke Raises $1.25M For Email MarketingTools

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The company develops a tool to optimize emails for better open rates, helping marketers to better segment and understand their users, optimize the time of delivery for each user, and more. embarke venture capital funding seed email marketing optimization The company is led by Al Bsharah. READ MORE>>.

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FamilyFinds Launches DailyFinds Email

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According to the email sent to subscribers, the email will highlight "the most important things being talked about in the mama-sphere today".

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Email open rates: Your best marketing test

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Experian looked at three hundred brands and 21 billion emails – a few more than you or I have as a resource for our marketing intelligence.

Mailing lists, email marketing, errors, oh my!

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Using old email lists for the first time is like eating really stale doughnuts.  If you have 4,000 names and add 12,000 more, that’s a red flag.

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What Would Happen If You Turned Off Email For Just One Day?

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What would your company do if you declared a day without email or instant messenger? Businesses ran before email.

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reqallable's Software Lets Google Glass Users Read, Handle Email Automatically

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reQall , the developer of smart applications for Google Glass--founded by former Apple executive Rao Machiraju--has released reqallable, its application for Google Glass which automatically handles email and text messages for users. reqall reqallable context aware email google glass apple mchiraju READ MORE>>.

SendGrid Gets $20M More For Email Delivery

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SendGrid , the developer of email delivery platform used heavily by app developers, has raised $20M more in a Series C, venture funding round, the company said this morning. sendgrid venture capital email delivery investment software orange county SendGrid has a big operation in Orange, with a focus on engineering and software.

Advertise.com Expands Into Email

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Sherman Oaks-based Advertise.com , the search marketing provider headed by Daniel Yomtobian, said Tuesday that it has expanded into email marketing. The firm said it has launched a new Email Content Network offering, which will connect advertisers ads with email updates to consumers. READ MORE>>.

Survey: Daily Deal Emails Overwhelming

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The explosion of daily deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial--which has resulted in a deluge of daily deal emails into consumers inboxes--looks to be overwhelming those consumers, according to a survey by Los Angeles-based PriceGrabber. About 63 percent of those consumers said they get two or more local deal emails a day.

Email Marketing | 5 Ways to Keep Them Coming Back

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One of the hardest parts of email marketing is building a subscriber base and getting them to open your emails but that’s only half the battle.

Email Copilot Acquired By Return Path

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San Diego-based Email Copilot , which develops visualization, monitoring, reporting, and analysis of email deliverability data, has been acquired by Return Path , a New York-based developer of email data software. Return Path said it acquired all of Email Copilot, including technical ssets and existing book of business.

DreamHost Upgrades Email Support

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Los Angeles-based web hosting provider DreamHost has upgraded its email experience for its customers, the company said late last week, with a partnership with atmail. The atmail service keeps users' emails on their own, DreamHost accounts, rather than forwarding emails elsewhere. READ MORE>>.

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How Sendgrid Makes Sure Those App Emails Go Through, With Jim Franklin

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If you're an application developer, sending emails through your application can be a chore. How do you offload all those headaches? Thanks!

I’ve Got A Golden Ticket! | Inbox by Gmail

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Other than that, I can see how many can be confused by this new change and may not want to move to a new way of approaching their email.

City of Hope Hit By Phishing Attack

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Duarte, California-based City of Hope , the research and treatment center for cancer and other diseases, reported late Friday that it was the target of a phishing email attack, which resulted in release of such information at patient names, medical records, treatment information, and more. READ MORE>>.

SendGrid Rolls Out New Triggered Email Service

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SendGrid , the email infrastructure and delivery provider which has a big development office in Orange County, said Thursday that it has launched a new service that helps marketers send out emails to their customers, based on their activities and actions. sendgrid triggered email service deliery infrastructure marketing marketer

j2 Global Buys Nuvotera

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Los Angeles-based j2 Global , which operates an wide range of Internet services, said today that its Excel Micro business has acquired the assets of Nuvotera , a provider of email security services. global j2global merger acquisition cloud services nuvotera spam soap email security cybersecurity Nuvotera had been based in Costa Mesa.

SendGrid Boosts Hiring, Expands In Colorado

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Anaheim- and Boulder-based SendGrid , which develops email delivery software and services to developers, is expanding its presence in Colorado, saying that it has relocated to a new and larger space in its Boulder location. sendgrid colorado anaheim orange county software jobs employment email delivery READ MORE>>.

GoCoin Adds Email, SMS Billing

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Santa Monica-based GoCoin , the Bitcoin payment software developer headed by Steve Beauregard, said last week that it has added a new feature which lets merchants bill customers via email and SMS. gocoin bitcoin ecommerce software email billing READ MORE>>.

Snapchat's Spiegel Apologizes For Emails

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About now, Evan Spiegel , the CEO of Venice, California-based Snapchat , is probably wishing he''d started the company earlier--and used its disappearing messages, instead of email. The emails were unearthed and exposed by ValleyWag. fraternity frat disappearing emails leaked spiegel evan snapchat READ MORE>>.

SendGrid Extends Into Email Marketing

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Anaheim- and Boulder, Colorado-based SendGrid , which develops email delivery services and software, is making a big expansion today, into email marketing. SendGrid said it has launched a brand new, email marketing service which is aimed at marketers looking to reliably send high volumes of mail. READ MORE>>.

SaneBox Rolls Out New Email Follow Up Tool

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Venice, California-based email software developer Sanebox , which develops software to help you prioritize and respond to emails, has just rolled out a new feature which might just help you keep on top of that email monster. sanebox email analysis sorting zero inbox gamil sort softwareREAD MORE>>.

SaneBox's New Tool, SaneConnect, Finds Warmer Intros Using Email

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Venice, California-based SaneBox , the developer of email tools to help users better manage the flood of emails in their inbox, has rolled out a new product it says can help better figure out who in your company can make a warm intro to potential customers and partners. Pricing on the new tool was not announced. READ MORE>>.

SendGrid Sets Up Shop In Anaheim

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Cloud-based, email infrastructure provider SendGrid , which develops cloud software to help businesses more easily deliver emails to customers, has set up shop in Anaheim, California, the firm said Wednesday. sendgrid anaheim engineering jobs employment email infrastructure cloud software saasREAD MORE>>.

Invisible Text Offers Up Disappearing Email, Calls

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Los Angeles-based startup Invisible Text is hoping the attractiveness of disappearing messages--made popular by Snapchat--might rub off on its new software, saying Wednesday that it is launching a new set of apps for the iPhone to let users send disappearing email and to make secure phone calls that do not leave a footprint. READ MORE>>.

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Sendio Enhances Email Appliance

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Irvine-based Sendio, which develops email security software, has rolled out an upgraded version of the firm's email security appliance.

J2 Global Buys UK Email Security Provider

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Los Angeles-based J2 Global announced this morning that it has acquired another company, this time a UK-based email services provider called EPA Cloud. EPA Cloud provides email security and management. j2global merger acquisition email security software managed services international READ MORE>>.

Autobytel Relaunches Email Program

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Irvine-based Autobytel , which provides an online marketing and lead generation service for automotive dealers, announced today that it has re-launched an email marketing program. The firm said that its Email Manager program is targeted at interact with car buyers in a "lengthening purchase cycle." READ MORE>>.

Marshal8e6 Adds Email Encryption

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Orange-based Marshal8e6 , a developer of web and email security tools, said today that it has added email encryption to its lineup. According to the firm, its new offering, MailMarshal SendSecure, will provide encryption of email messages via a hosted service. Tags: marshal8e6 email security software READ MORE>>.

Always Keep On Top Of Your To Due List with DueToDos [Invites]

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At its release,  email was heralded as the best thing since the facsimile aka the fax machine. Here’s how it works. 

Quest Software Updates Email Analytics Software

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software , the enterprise software developer which is now owned by Dell, said it has upgraded its email analytics software, MessageStats. The firm said the upgraded software includes such features as an HTML5 front end, ability to detect, analyze, and investigate inappropriate use of corporate email, and more.

Sony Documents, Emails Go Online At WikiLeaks

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A huge collection of internal documents and emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment --stolen from the company in a massive hacking last year tied to the movie "The Interview"--has been posted online by WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks said in a statement that the documents were "public domain", despite the fact that they were stolen by hackers. The U.S.

Contur Takes On Email Sorting, Organization

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Are you overwhelmed with too many emails in your inbox? A new startup, Contur , launching out of the StartEngine accelerator program today, said that it has created a service which helps users organize their emails by task, projects, and more. startengine algorithm mail gmail software sort filter sorting filtering email contur

Never Ask Two People to do One Person’s Job

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If you want somebody to action email one person and make it clear whom you’re asking. Of course I cc people on emails. Great. Awesome!

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You can get our free, daily email newsletter (sent out around 6am every day) by going to: our email subscription page. socaltech email subscribe newsletterWish you could get socalTECH's news coverage on Southern California's high tech companies in your inbox every day? READ MORE>>.

Sendio Launches Free Email Protection Service

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Newport Beach-based Sendio , a provider of email protection services, said today that it has launched a free version of the firm's products.

j2 Global Acquires UK Email Security Company iCritical

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Los Angeles-based j2 Global has acquired a UK-based, email security and management company, the company said this morning. which operates under the brand name iCritical , as part of an effort to expand its email security and management business. iCritical will become part of j2''s FuseMail of email related services. READ MORE>>.