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TripAdvisor Launches Review Express Email Marketing Tool TripAdvisor Launches Review Express Email Marketing Tool
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TripAdvisor has a new service for businesses called Review Express, which sends bulk emails to customers on said businesses’ behalf. While some have raised spam-related concerns about the product, as far as we can tell, it basically operates like other …

Hotmail Officially Dead, Rolled Into Outlook Hotmail Officially Dead, Rolled Into Outlook
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In the late 90s, Hotmail was the most popular online email service available. Though Yahoo email and Gmail later arrived to give the service significant competition, Hotmail remained widely used for over 16 years. Now, Hotmail has become another relic …

Outlook.com Users Can Now Make Skype Calls Directly From Their Inbox Outlook.com Users Can Now Make Skype Calls Directly From Their Inbox

Last year, Microsoft introduced an entirely new Outlook.com in an attempt to revitalize its email client. Early results (from Microsoft) say its working, and now it’s adding even more functionality to tempt more people over to its side. Microsoft announced …

Senate To Take Up Email Privacy Bill Today Senate To Take Up Email Privacy Bill Today

UPDATE: And it passed. Last week, Sen. Patrick Leahy said that the Senate Judiciary Committee would be marking up an update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The decades old bill allows law enforcement to obtain emails without a warrant …

Microsoft Launches ‘versaTiles’ Ad Format For Outlook.com Microsoft Launches ‘versaTiles’ Ad Format For Outlook.com
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Microsoft introduced a new ad format for Outlook.com today, called versaTiles. It’s currently being sold in the U.S. and Brazil, but will also soon launch in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain and the U.K. The format consists …

Yahoo Has A New Mail App For iPad And Android Tablets Yahoo Has A New Mail App For iPad And Android Tablets

Yahoo has introduced a new Mail app for iPad and Android tablets. It comes with a new full-screen experience, which lets users flip through their email as if they were reading a magazine (or another tablet app). “With amazing displays, …

IRS Tells Congress That It Obtains Warrants Before Searching Emails IRS Tells Congress That It Obtains Warrants Before Searching Emails

Late last week, the ACLU reported that the IRS probably obtained emails without a warrant. The group came to this conclusion after an agency handbook from 2009 said that Internet users “do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy.” Now …

Senate Judiciary Committee To Debate ECPA Reform This Week Senate Judiciary Committee To Debate ECPA Reform This Week

ECPA, or the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, has long been in need of an update. The Senate tried last year, but ran out of time. Now it’s a priority and it will hopefully get the time it deserves this week. …

Congressman Wants The IRS To Explain Itself Congressman Wants The IRS To Explain Itself

It was revealed earlier this week that the IRS probably digs through your email without a warrant during its investigations. It’s able to do this thanks to the outdated ECPA which allows government agencies to obtain emails that are more …

Gmail Turns 9: Google Takes Us Down Memory Lane, Makes Us Feel Old Gmail Turns 9: Google Takes Us Down Memory Lane, Makes Us Feel Old
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Can you believe that Gmail is 9 years old? I haven’t felt this old since last week, when Twitter informed me that it was the 19th anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain. Yikes. Anyway, Google is now officially 9, …

The IRS Doesn’t Think The Fourth Amendment Applies To Your Email The IRS Doesn’t Think The Fourth Amendment Applies To Your Email
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The IRS runs a number of tax audits each year, and as such, has to obtain information on private citizens. If the information is in a physical format, the agency must obtain a warrant to access it. If it’s stored …

The Internet Of 1995 Wasn’t Just For Anti-Social Geeks, It Was For Getting Email From Steve Jobs The Internet Of 1995 Wasn’t Just For Anti-Social Geeks, It Was For Getting Email From Steve Jobs
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The history of the Internet is an area of study that’s woefully ignored by the modern generation. I was part of the generation that grew up just as the Internet was just getting started, and the generation before me can …

Gmail Rolls Out Past Search Autocomplete, Contact Thumbnails Gmail Rolls Out Past Search Autocomplete, Contact Thumbnails

Google is shipping an update to Gmail that should make it easier to locate that email that you just searched for the other day. Starting today, Google begins the global rollout of new autocomplete predictions for your past Gmail searches. …

Yahoo Mail Gets Dropbox Integration Yahoo Mail Gets Dropbox Integration
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Yahoo has partnered with Dropbox to integrate Dropbox’s storage solution into Yahoo Mail. “By bringing Dropbox to Yahoo! Mail, it’ll now be easier for you to send, receive, share and manage your attachments,” says Yahoo in a blog post. Dropbox’s …

Gmail Blue Brings Email Into The 21st Century Gmail Blue Brings Email Into The 21st Century

Gmail Blue is just what it sounds like. It’s Gmail, and it’s blue. “Gmail launched nine years ago on April 1st, 2004,” says project manager Jonathan Zames. “Since then you’ve been able to use hundreds of new features that push …

Gmail’s New Compose Box Is Rolling Out to Everyone Gmail’s New Compose Box Is Rolling Out to Everyone
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Google has just announced that they are ready to give all Gmail users the new compose box that they’ve been testing since October. With the new compose enabled, Gmail no longer takes you to a different screen to write a …

Should The FBI Be Able To Monitor Online Communications In Real TIme? Should The FBI Be Able To Monitor Online Communications In Real TIme?
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As the current ECPA stands, law enforcement has the ability to obtain emails without a warrant. There are some laws currently making their way through Congress to change this, but law enforcement agencies obviously like things as they are. In …

Gmail for iOS Gets Swipeable Messages, New Edit Mode Gmail for iOS Gets Swipeable Messages, New Edit Mode
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Google has just launched version 2.1 of their Gmail for iOS app and it comes with two really nice improvements. First, you can now swipe to view messages, meaning that you don’t have to navigate back to the inbox. The …

Is Email Your Business’ Answer To The Loss Of Google Reader? Is Email Your Business’ Answer To The Loss Of Google Reader?
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Businesses have had the idea that “content is king” pounded into their brains for years. If you want to thrive online, you have to have compelling content that people want to read. The other side of that coin, however, is …

Sen. Patrick Leahy Introduces ECPA Reform Bill In The Senate Sen. Patrick Leahy Introduces ECPA Reform Bill In The Senate

The House has been unusually proactive early this year in attempting to pass email privacy protections through an updated Electronic Communications Privacy Act. In fact, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing this morning to gather testimonies from Google, law …

Gmail For Android Gets One-Tap Reply, Archiving From Notifications Gmail For Android Gets One-Tap Reply, Archiving From Notifications
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Google has launched an update for Gmail for Android, which includes the ability to reply to and archive messages from notifications with a single tap. Here’s what the feature looks like: “You can combine this with existing notification features like …