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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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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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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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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Why You Should Think Twice Before You Send That Intro Email

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And in most cases I would heed Fred Wilson’s advice about the “double opt-in” email for intros – where you ask for permission before green-lighting an unsolicited introductions. And then there is the email blaster / form letter introducer.

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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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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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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

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.

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.

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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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. We haven’t turned email off for a day here at Rubicon (yet); but we have taken a different step.

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Email open rates: Your best marketing test

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A recent Experian marketing survey revealed that 52% of all email opens are from mobile devices, and that 38% of all clicks are from mobile devices. 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. 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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How Snapchat Could Increase Team Production

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After being disrupted with an email notification, an average person will need 23 minutes and 15 seconds to regain their focus again. Considering that they are distributed through email, customers do not have to adopt a new tech channel to communicate with their company.

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.

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.

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. Sendgrid (www.sendgrid.com) has stepped into that void, providing application programming interfaces (APIs) and all the infrastructure required to handle that email delivery.

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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4 Tools to Help Startups Find Quality Leads

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Here are some of our top recommendations to get you started: Email Finder Tool – Voila Norbert. The result will appear in a panel below the search fields, indicating if it’s a 100 percent confirmed email address.

j2 Global Buys Four More Companies

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j2 Global said it has acquired MyPhoneFax , which operates Fax87 and Onlinefaxes.com; CloudRecover , an Australian cloud backup provider; WeCloud , a cloud email company in Sweden; and Simitu , a cloud email provider in Denmark. j2 Global--which owns both cloud services in the form of Internet fax, unified communications, email, and other services, and is the online publisher of such sites as PCMag, IGN, AskMen, and Everyday Health--is a ravenous acquirer of cloud technology firms.

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

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. According to City of Hope, the attack had targeted the email accounts of four staff members. city hope hospital medical records phising email breach hackers hacking cybersecurity security

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. j2 Global operates Internet fax, virtual phone, email marketing, hosted email, online backup, and many other cloud services, and also operates a separate online publishing business which includes Ziff Davis, IGN.com, AskMen.com, and other properties.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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. Android Apps & Software Google Ello Email Facebook Gmail Inbox mail I’ve got a golden ticket!

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 saas

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.