• Connected Adds A Comprehensive Personal Relationship Manager To Gmail

    When Salesforce bought personal relationship manager Etacts last year, it subsequently shut it down, which angered many of its loyal users. Today, Connected is launching to fill the gap that Etacts left. Connected is similar in a lot of ways to Gist, except that it hyper-focuses on your relationships within Gmail. Via a web app, Connected integrates with Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter… Read More

  • The Unwelcome Return of Platform Dependencies

    The Unwelcome Return of Platform Dependencies

    Editor’s Note: The following guest post is written by a Silicon Valley CEO. Frank Dupree is a pen name In the late 1990s, the rise of the browser was supposed to usher in an era of unprecedented opportunity for startups. A great part of that increased opportunity came as a result of the significant reduction in platform dependencies. No longer did the users’ operating system… Read More

  • Salesforce Buys Email Contact Manager Etacts

    We heard earlier today that Y Combinator-funded Etacts shut down its CRM-like email contact manager after less than a year in service. We subsequently learned that Salesforce has bought Etacts, and have confirmed the acquisition with Salesforce. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Etacts, which launched in February of this year, connects with your Gmail account (using oAuth)… Read More

  • Email Contact Manager Etacts Shuts Down

    Y Combinator-funded startup Etacts, which provides users with a comprehensive contact management app, appears to be shutting down less than a year after launching. We’ve confirmed that Etacts will be shutting down; however, there are rumors that the company was acquired. Etacts declined to comment on these rumors. Etacts, which launched in February of this year, is sort of like a CRM… Read More

  • Etacts Launches First Implementation of oAuth For Gmail IMAP Accounts

    Earlier this week, we reported on a number of new security enhancements that we expect Gmail to launch in the next few days, including oAuth support. It looks like we were right: a small startup called Etacts, which launched last month, has just implemented oAuth for Gmail IMAP accounts, allowing Etacts to securely tap into your email without the security risks associated with handing over… Read More

  • YC-Funded Etacts Makes Sure You Never Fall Out Of Touch With Your Contacts

    Email overload is a pain for many reasons, but above all, the worst thing about an overstuffed inbox is the fact that you sometimes miss messages you shouldn’t have, or you forget to keep in touch with the people who are important to you. If you’ve run into these issues before, a new Y Combinator-funded startup called Etacts might be exactly what you’re looking for. Etacts… Read More