Learn to never handle a paper or email twice

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Never handle a paper or email twice” may be extended to include reading and acting upon other forms of messages, and any written distraction. The exception is an email with an attachment that appears long and involved, such as an executive summary of a business plan. Close.

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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. dreamhost email support hosting telecom webmail atmail

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HBO Hackers Leak Executive Emails

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The hack over at HBO --which already has seen an early release of four upcoming Game of Thrones episodes--appears to be getting worse, as those hackers have released a month's worth of an executive's emails to The Hollywood Reporter and others. Those emails reportedly include significant confidential emails and scripts. HBO is insisting that its email systems "as a whole" have not been hacked.

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Finding Startup Developers - First Email Contact

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Here is the most recent version of an all too common email inquiry from a startup founder. The above email is SO BAD that I feel compelled to treat this email as a special case so maybe I can help other founders before they send this email.

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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. The new feature allows merchants to request BitCoin and other digital currency payments via either an email or text, directly from a dashboard or an API. gocoin bitcoin ecommerce software email billing

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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. Al Bsharah, was co-founder and CEO of Email Copilot. bsharah acquisition merger software data path return copilot email

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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. Email companies like Constant Contact, Mail Chimp and many others all have strict rules they follow to avoid being caught in spam hell, with their servers blacklisted and worse.

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The Toxic Nature of Email

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But what has really killed me is email. I live in email hell. And for the last few evenings I decided to get through email rather than blog. I’m always so completely behind on email. I have a love / hate relationship with email. Email is a chore.

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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. Advertise.com said that advertisers can choose a category or vertical market, and use its systems to tap into a network of opt-in email publishers, automatically matching ads with users.

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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. SendGrid said the new service is aimed at displacing current, email marketing service providers, who the company said have been holding users "hostage" with their high prices.

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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. The new service, Threads by SendGrid , allows marketers to craft how emails are send to users, based on what websites they view, what features they are using, mobile app activity, and more.

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Effective Email Introductions or Why Blind Intros Suck

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A well-intentioned colleague introduced me to a stranger via email, without first confirming with me that the intro was welcomed. The Art Of The Email Matchmaking. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. It just happened again.

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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 The company--which has significant operations in Orange County--said the Bain Capital Ventures, along with Bessemer Venture Partners and Foundry Group. SendGrid has a big operation in Orange, with a focus on engineering and software.

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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". The first email sent out to subscribers links users directly to news stories from around the web.

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SaneBox Takes On Email Overload

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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. sanebox email overload gmail filter

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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. If you do the math on the number of inbound emails you get multiplied by the time it would take to read them all and respond to those that expect a reply you would be astounded.

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Service Objects Takes On Email Validation

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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. The company said its tool uses approximately 50 proprietary tests to identify bogus email addresses for companies.

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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. invisibletext invisible text texting snapchat email calls telephone voip

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HBO Hack Worsens As Emails, Phone Numbers Of Stars Released

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The impact of the hack over at HBO is getting worse, as hackers--demanding a multimillion dollar ransom-- has released the email addresses and phone numbers of the stars of Game Of Thrones, plus other personal data--saying they have much more data from HBO's corporate network. email phone numbers hostage ransom cybersecurity security hackers content hollywood

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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. The startup--which bills itself as a "virtual assistant for email"--said it will offer up its service to professional power users who receive more than 100 emails per day, via a Windows desktop application.

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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. The company aid its new SaneNoReplies software helps users track which emails they need to follow up with, flagging those emails where you were expecting a response, but never got one.

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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 San Diego-based Embarke has raised $1.25M in a funding round, which the company''s founder said came from a number of venture capitalists and angel investors.

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Why Email May Be Draining Your Company’s Productivity

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Email. Ah, email. I’ve taken to saying, “Email is our personal to-do list that anybody adds to – whether they know us or not.” I have taken to limiting my outbound email. Yet email seems to be an open invitation to anybody.

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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. Spiegel has apologized publicly to his users and the public at large for the sentiments expressed in his expletive-laced emails-- dredged out of the mud of his frat boy days at Stanford --expressing demeaning views of women, drug use, drunken reveries, and more.

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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. quest software dell email analytics messagestats

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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. According to reQall, its context aware app intelligently identifies critical information in email, and allows Google Glass wearers to reply to email and act on that information. reqall reqallable context aware email google glass apple mchiraju

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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. online consumers between May 20th and 25th, which found that 52 percent of shoppers surveyed are now feeling overwhelmed by those daily emails. About 63 percent of those consumers said they get two or more local deal emails a day.

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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. According to the company, its new product, SaneConnect, analyzes a company's email to help figure out if anyone else in your organization has a stronger relationship with an employee at your target company.

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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." Tags: autobytel email marketing automotive

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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. The goal of email marketing is opening a conversation and turning that conversation into a relationship.

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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. J2 Global has been acquiring many email, fax, online marketing, and other companies globally, and runs such services as eFax, FuseMail, Onebox, plus also owns publisher Ziff Davis. j2global merger acquisition email security software managed services international

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Publisher's Message: Get socalTECH By Email

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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. According to Sendio, its E-Mail Security Platform (ESP) eliminates spam and thwarts viruses.

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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. Sendio's email service uses sender authentication to prevent spam and other unwanted email from reaching companies.

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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. j2global global merger acquisition international email icritical critical software security

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