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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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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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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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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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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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. The firm said it will provide free service to companies with up to 100 users, at no charge, as part of its Sendio First Defense hosted service.

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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. Those email service providers typically charge by the size of a company''s email database, rather than pricing by the number of emails sent, according to SendGrid.

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FamilyFinds Launches DailyFinds Email

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Los Angeles-based FamilyFinds , the daily deal service headed by Matt Coffin, the founder of LowerMyBills.com, looks to running another experiment with the service this week, telling subscribers that it is launching a new product called DailyFinds.

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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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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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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 internationa

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Insights: Don't Worry, Your Email is No More Dangerous Today

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Yesterday's big email privacy/hacking news was the hacking of a database of millions of emails at email marketing provider Epsilon. Many people including myself had their email address and name compromised in this attack.

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Silverpop Lands $25M In Venture Debt For Email Marketing

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Silverpop , an Atlanta-based email marketing automation provider which also has operations in Irvine, said today that it has raised $25M in a venture debt funding. Silverpop''s has a regional office in Irvine, where it looks to staff a professional services team. silverpop venture capital debt email marketing automation software

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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. Pricing on the new service was not disclosed. Marshal8e6 said it will be tappping the services of email encryption firm ZixCorp for the new offering.

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Contur Getting Set To Beta Automatic Email Organizer

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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 firm said that its software is now able to sort emails automatically into inboxes 80 percent of the time, and is getting set for a closed beta of the new service. The company's software is aimed at helping users organize their emails by task, projects, and more.

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j2 Global Buys Excel Micro For Email Security

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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. and Canadian email security customer base. j2global merger acquisition excel micro online internet services cloud security archiving storage

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

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Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions

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million to bring to market a service that basically hits pause on the execution of a contract so it can be arbitrated in the event that something goes wrong. The company’s technology works as a middleware including an SDK and a contract notification and monitoring service.

Fifty years of the internet

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This enabled many aspects of the dark side to emerge (fraud, invasion of privacy, fake news, denial of service, etc.). Private firms like AOL, CompuServe and Earthlink would soon charge monthly fees for access, turning the service from a public good into a private enterprise.

Square Cash Enables You to Send Money by Email For Free

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Forget checks, ATMs and money transfer services, Square has introduced Square Cash ; a service that allows users to send money in form of an email, a move set to make peer-to-peer money lending and eCommerce simpler for everyone. Works With Major Email Clients.

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Docstoc Adds Email Uploads

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Los Angeles-based Docstoc , an online document and sharing startup, said Wednesday that it has added email uploading and publishing to the service. The firm said that any document can be uploaded to the firm via email, and it will automatically be published publically on the site. DocStoc is venture backed by Rustic Canyon Partners. READ MORE

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Service Expands Travel Saving App To Hotels

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Los Angeles-based Service , the venture backed startup which helps travelers automatically receive compensation for airline delays and cancellations, has expanded into hotel booking, saying it now is able to scan a user's email for upcoming hotel reservations, then automatically search for price drops, rebooking rooms when that happens. Service--which is venture backed by Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, Maveron, 8VC, Arena Ventures, and angels--is led by CEO Michael Schneider.

Technology Council of Southern California Blog » 4,000,000,000 Emails a Day!

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Why bother to sit in with customer service?

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Then, when my manager of customer service sent a request up the line asking for funds for equipment or expanded staffing, I would understand the need, sometimes offering suggestions for improvement to try before making the investment. Start by sitting in with customer service.

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Contur Sorts Your Email From Clutter To Save You Hours | Interview With The Founders

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According to the founders, Contur is a virtual assistant that sorts and organizes your emails automatically. The founders add that Contur takes all of your emails, groups the related ones together so that you can see your emails in context.

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Sendio Launches Hosted Service

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Newport Beach-based Sendio , a developer of appliances for reducing spam, has expanded into the software-as-a-service business, saying today that it has launched a new, hosted online service. The new service is being delivered from a data center in Orange County.

This is the Dumbest Op Ed I’ve Read in a While

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Having read his latest op-ed on email I know why I erred towards the side of of not loving his book as much as some did. Apparently he’s an “organizational psychologist professor and thinks that it’s rude not to answer email. But apparently Adam thinks any email?—?from email

Service Objects Offers Up Services For Free To Environmental Groups

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Santa Barbara-based Service Objects , which provides software and services for real-time, contact validation for businesses, said it will offer up free assistance to nonprofits working in the area of environmental conservation and natural disaster relief. According to the company, it will offer in-kind grants of up to $2,500 to provide such services as address geocoding, email validation, phone number appending, and other data quality services to the groups.