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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Email’

Email Named Most Important Tool For Work

Remember years ago when social media really started coming into its own, and people thought it might one day replace email? It didn’t take incredibly long to realize that would not be the case, especially when social networks like Facebook tried to launch its own email service (which didn’t really work out). Today it’s just as clear as ever that …

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Microsoft Acquires Email App Provider Acompli

Microsoft just announced it has acquired mobile email app provider Acompli, which currently has apps for both Android and iOS. Microsoft says the move is part of its effort to “help people accomplish more with their mobile devices,” an effort that also includes its recent launch of Office mobile apps. Rajesh Jha, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Outlook and Office …

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IBM Verse Email Product Taps Into Company’s Analytics Tech

IBM announced the launch of a new social email product called IBM Verse. It uses IBM’s analytics technologies to “get to know you,” what you think is important, and key people and groups you interact with. “And in contrast to most freely available mail services, we don’t mine a user’s inbox to target advertising or monetize that data in other …

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Google Announces The New Gmail App

A couple weeks ago, we learned that Google would be releasing a new Gmail app for Android taking advantage of the material design concept the company has been touting with Lollipop. More interestingly, it was to support email accounts from other providers like Yahoo or Microsoft Outlook. Google has now officially announced the app. “As part of the new design, …

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Google Calendar Gets A Big Refresh On Mobile

Google introduced a new version of the Google Calendar mobile app. It’s available for Android now, and will hit iOS soon. Have a look. “It’s designed to be a helpful assistant, so you can spend less time managing your day, and more time enjoying it,” said product manager Ian Leader. “It takes a lot of work to stay on top …

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Can Google Revolutionize Email Again?

Ten years ago, Google revolutionized email with Gmail. It set the standard for webmail with a high capacity of free storage, its search-oriented interface, and conversational message view. It even pioneered the use of Ajax. Gmail was a huge deal when it came out, and is still incredibly popular. For Google, it was a homerun. Now, Google has announced a …

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Microsoft Gives Businesses New Way To Share Files With Outlook Web App, OneDrive

Microsoft announced a couple of new ways to share files with Outlook Web App (OWA) and OneDrive for Business. The features are aimed at helping people better share and collaborate with one another. In OWA, when you send an email, you can insert a link to a file on your OneDrive for Business cloud drive as opposed to just attaching …

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GoDaddy Buys Email Marketing Firm Mad Mimi

GoDaddy announced on Wednesday that it has acquired email marketing company Mad Mimi, whose offerings have been geared toward small businesses. GoDaddy’s efforts of late have also been focused specifically on small businesses, so boosting its email marketing efforts for the segment seems like a no-brainer. Mad Mimi founder and CEO Gary Levitt said, “We built Mad Mimi with a …

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Gmail Takes Security Precautions Related To New Non-Latin Character Support

Last week, Google announced that it started recognizing non-Latin characters in email addresses, opening up the ability for users to send and receive emails in more languages. By doing this, however, they were potentially opening the door to more spam slipping through the cracks courtesy of bad actors using sneak character combinations. Google isn’t letting this happen though. The company …

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Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too

Google’s not the only one automatically scanning your communications for traces of child porn. A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he attempted to send child porn via a live.com email address. The arrest came after Microsoft tipped the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about the illegal images, which officials subsequently found in the man’s OneDrive account. This …

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Google Officially Announces Unsubscribe Feature In Gmail

Earlier this year, we learned that Google was adding an unsubscribe link to the top of marketing emails. Eventually, many of us started seeing the feature in action. In fact, I’ve been seeing it for so long now, I forgot Google never actually announced it. That’s changed now. The company announced the feature in a Google+ update today: Email is …

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Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Reportedly Stolen

Wow, this is a big one. A first reported by The New York Times, Hold Security discovered that a Russian crime ring has stolen 1.2 billion user name and passwords combinations and over 500 million email addresses from 420,000 websites “including household names and small Internet sites”. The Times reports: Hold Security would not name the victims, citing nondisclosure agreements …

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