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Embarke Raises $1.25M For Email MarketingTools


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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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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SaneBox Takes On Email Overload


A new startup focused on taming email overload has recently emerged, and looks to have some LA connections. SaneBox has recently launched an email plugin which works with Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Microsoft Outlook, and other email programs, and helps users filter, set up reminders, unsubscribe to unwanted email lists, and much more.

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Service Objects Takes On Email Validation


If you''re a business with a big database of email contacts, Santa Barbara-based Service Objects has a new product for you. According to the company, it has launched a new email validation product, DOTS Email Validation 3, which helps companies identify fraudulent and invalid email addresses in their databases.

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Effective Email Introductions or Why Blind Intros Suck


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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How ContractSafe Wants To Help You Get Your Legal Docs In Order, With Ken Button


To address that disaster, Ken Button and Randy Bishop�two veterans of the startup industry�created ContractSafe (, a new online service aimed at helping companies to tame that mess and manage and store their contracts in the cloud. What is ContractSafe? Typically, these documents are a mess. It's not what people need.

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Helping Colleagues in Their Time of Need

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felt excited to write because it’s a cathartic outlet for me and saves me from doing email. Don’t feel obligated but when a community acts to help a colleague in need it’s surprising what an impact can be made with a large amount of small contributions. But no words would come out this weekend. Be well. Be safe.

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Tips to Help you Think About Sales at Your Startup

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should you email before you call? 6. Sales. It’s important enough that I dedicate a tab on my blog to  startup sales  & marketing.

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Making the Internet Smarter at Helping Us

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Help me cut through the clutter. Recommendation Slicing. The Internet has a problem.  It’s one you know well. Problem. Hmmmmph. Regis.

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.

Help your employees to grow through their position.


There should be more than that.  recent statistic I saw surprised me. What happened to a job for life?  Surrounding yourself with talent

Fan Appz Launches Personal Marketing Platform To Help Brands Convert Fans Into Loyal Customers

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That’s how social can help build customer lifetime value.”. Companies want to see their social media investment drive sales.” Helps Early Adopters Find The Latest

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static way to read what people were saying would be even more helpful ie a comment box. Startups StumbleUpon

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SendGrid Rolls Out New Triggered Email Service


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. Pricing on the new tool was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Why Mommy Bloggers Can Help Your Business

Eric Greenspan

We’ve included a link to their site, an email address (very hard to come by) and a social profile link. You can learn more about our Mommy Blogger list by simply dropping me an email to eric at zodiac805 dot com or contact me through my company at Some write about relationships and others about sex. INTERACT!

GoCoin Adds Email, SMS Billing


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>>.

How to Ask for Help, Favors and Intros

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provided my email address and he sent me a 688 word email (e.g. Most of us want to help. But you hate email!?! Period.

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SaneBox Rolls Out New Email Follow Up Tool


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>>.

SendGrid Extends Into Email Marketing


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>>.

SendGrid Sets Up Shop In Anaheim


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>>.

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


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.

Dealflicks Help Theaters Fill Their Seats Last Minute

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Checkout, then show the email confirmation to the box office using your phone or by printing it out. They then decided to do something about it.

Contur Takes On Email Sorting, Organization


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

Contur Getting Set To Beta Automatic Email Organizer


Los Angeles-based Contur , the email organization software developer recently launched out of StartEngine, told its users that it's getting set to release its automatic email organizer. The company's software is aimed at helping users organize their emails by task, projects, and more. READ MORE>>.

j2 Global Buys Excel Micro For Email Security


Los Angeles-based j2 Global , the diversified Internet and online services firm led by Hemi Zucker, has gobbled up yet another Internet services company, saying it has acquired cloud email security and archiving provider Excel Micro. j2 Global said the acquisition will help expand its U.S. and Canadian email security customer base.

Interview with Lars Helgeson, GreenRope


Lars Helgeson: We started about ten years ago, with an email marketing platform called CoolerEmail. What is GreenRope all about? Thanks!

Two most powerful words: “Help me.”


There is a bit of the teacher in all of us, and a request for help is a natural trigger to bring this out.  Email readers.continue here.] 

LiveOffice Connects Into


Torrance-based LiveOffice , the developer of cloud-based email archiving and compliance services, reported today that it has connected its product with LiveOffice said it has announced a new, LiveOffice Outlook Email Connector, which allows users to view email, attachments, and Chatter posts within

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Velocify Rolls Out New Sales Prospecting Tool


According to Velocify, the new tool uses social and professional networks to help its users discover and convert potential buyers. MailCaddy provides personalized emails to reach out to prospects, using email templates. Velocify said the tool includes two features--implemented as browser plugins--SocialCaddy and MailCaddy.

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LiveOffice In Migration Effort With Microsoft


Torrance-based LiveOffice , the provider on cloud-based email archiving services which is headed by Nick Mehta, reported today that it has announced a special email migration program for users of Microsoft Exchange Hosted Archive. liveoffice migration email microsoft hosted exchangeREAD MORE>>.

Liveoffice Ports To New Language: Klingon


Torrance-based LiveOffice , the cloud-based email archiving and compliance service, has ported its user interface into an interesting language--the fictional Klingon language from Star Trek. According to LiveOffice today, users of the software can now view its interface in Klingon when they want to access their email archives.

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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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. 

Dwolla Integrates With To Help Users Easily Track Their Expenses

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They help users create goals and set up budgets for everything they spend on. According to Dwolla, the process is simple.

Nimble Offers Software For Free To Startups


Nimble is led by Jon Ferrara, and offers up a service that helps users better track their contacts, customers, sales prospects, and more, and communicate with them via email, social networks, and more. nimble startup accelerator customer relationship email sales management goldmine launchpadla muckerlabREAD MORE>>.

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Help your associates advance their careers.


But sometimes our corporate wants and needs conflict with what is best for an employee and his or her career development.  We cannot legally stand in the way of an employee resigning to pursue a dream, but we can leave a bad taste with that person and chip away at our corporate culture by not cooperating or even helping the employee move on. .

MyLife Launches Social Dashboard


The new service comes as a result of the acquisition of Threadsy in March by MyLife. MyLife said the service is free. MyLife is headed by Jeff Tinsley.

Interview with Jamie Siminoff,


What lots of people do instead, is they use the spam button or delete button in their email platform. Jamie, thanks. We raised $2.1M

BLOGGER ALERT: How to Start a Blog and Make Money Blogging

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They give you their email to either get some piece of exclusive information or to simply stay connected to the content on your site. Not really. 

Bridg Aims At Restaurants With New CRM Software


According to the company, it is using information from point-of-sale (POS), email, loyalty, online ordering, and other areas to help give restaurants a single, unified view of their individual customers, and helps those restaurants identify growth opportunities based on that data. READ MORE>>.

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