email

  • Email marketer SendGrid up 13% following IPO

    Email marketer SendGrid up 13% following IPO

    Marketing email company SendGrid had a decent first day on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. After pricing shares at $16, the company closed at $18.03, or up almost 13%. The Denver-based company had raised $131 million after pricing its IPO at $16, above the expected range of $13.50 to $15.50. SendGrid also upsized its IPO, selling 8.2 million shares, instead of 7.7… Read More

  • Kinder, gentler debt collector TrueAccord raises $22 million

    Kinder, gentler debt collector TrueAccord raises $22 million

    Bringing debt collection into the age of the soft touch, email and text-based world of the 21st century has netted TrueAccord $22 million in a new round of funding. I first wrote about the company three years ago (time flies) and since then the company has added a 70 new customers and is managing the debt of roughly 1.8 million individuals and businesses (to the tune of approximately $1.6… Read More

  • Microsoft rolls out LinkedIn integrations in Outlook.com

    Microsoft rolls out LinkedIn integrations in Outlook.com

    Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of business networking site LinkedIn is starting to pay off – at least in terms of product integrations that make sense. The company today announced that LinkedIn integration within Outlook.com is now going live, allowing email users to view insights, profile pictures, work history and more from within their inbox. The addition of LinkedIn… Read More

  • Gmail launches its first public iOS beta to test support for third-party accounts

    Gmail launches its first public iOS beta to test support for third-party accounts

    Google wants to make Gmail the place where you check all your email accounts, not just your Google accounts. The company announced this week it’s testing a new version of the Gmail app on iOS that will allow users to add their non-Google accounts, including those from Outlook (including Hotmail or Live), Yahoo, and elsewhere. The announcement, which was sent out via a tweet from the… Read More

  • Yahoo now thinks all 3B accounts were impacted by 2013 breach, not 1B as thought

    Yahoo now thinks all 3B accounts were impacted by 2013 breach, not 1B as thought

    Internet giant Yahoo’s massive 2013 security breach has dealt the company yet another blow. Today Yahoo sent out a notice disclosing that a further investigation of the  2013 breach has produced new evidence. The company now believes that all of its three billion accounts were impacted, not 1 billion as it previously thought. This will include all people who have Yahoo emails, and… Read More

  • A typical day for researchers on Google’s Brain Team

    A typical day for researchers on Google’s Brain Team

    What do you and researchers on Google’s Brain Team have most in common? You both probably spend a lot of time triaging email. In a Reddit AMA, 11 Google AI researchers took time to share the activities that consume the greatest chunks of their days. Email was a frequent topic of conversation, in addition to less banal activities like skimming academic papers and brainstorming with… Read More

  • Geronimo imagines a better outlook for the inbox

    Geronimo imagines a better outlook for the inbox

    It’s a constant refrain. Today’s email is a tragedy and a travesty. There’s no way to sort information in personally relevant ways, few tools that can organize the mass of messages rolling in through an increasingly ubiquitous scroll of information in a vertical list format. Erik Lukas, the founder of Jumpin Labs, has a different vision for what email should look like. Instead… Read More

  • Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

    Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

    Reinventing the email experience is an area numerous startups have tried to tackle over the years, with some apps focused more on triage, others on making a better desktop alternative to Outlook, and still more aiming to re-envision email as a mobile-first product, among other ideas. A new startup called Superhuman, from the founder of Gmail add-on Rapportive acquired in 2012 by LinkedIn… Read More

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