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Etsy Aims To Help Sellers By Giving Buyers Custom Recommendations

Etsy announced this week that it is making some changes to make the shopping experience better for customers, which will in turn positively affect sellers. Etsy’s Heather Burkman says one such change is through custom recommendations. She talks about a recent email test Etsy ran. “Half of the buyers received an email with the same set of items, and the …

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Gmail Is Adding An Unsubscribe Link To The Top Of Marketing Emails

Google is reportedly adding a new “prominent” unsubscribe link to the top of marketing emails, potentially driving a lot more unsubscribes for businesses. It was announced on Thursday at a conference in San Francisco. According to a report from PCWorld, the link will appear at the top of the message next to the name and email address of the sender. …

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Already Handling Millions Of Dollars Per Week, Square Cash Now Lets You Request Money By Email

Square launched Square Cash last fall as a simple way to send money to people via email. All you have to do is send the recipient an email with the amount in the subject line and Cc: cash@square.com. As mentioned at the time, Google had previously launched its own way of sending money by email with Gmail and Google Wallet, …

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Facebook Sends Teen’s Emails to Stranger

Facebook is sometimes a fickle friend, but what if your private messages and notifications were being sent to a complete stranger? That’s what happened between an American mom and a teenage girl in Mexico, according to Fox News. Kristal McKenzie said she was taken quite by surprise when she started receiving strange emails from Facebook. In Spanish. “When I was …

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LinkedIn Shutters Intro and Slidecast in Order to ‘Concentrate on Fewer Things’

Less than 4 months ago, LinkedIn launched a new email tool that looked pretty promising. They called it LinkedIn Intro, and it basically allowed users to opt-in to letting the company inject LinkedIn content (pictures, profile info, etc) into incoming emails. Although an interesting idea, we noted at the time that it had some security experts pulling their hair out. …

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Yahoo Warns Users Of Big Yahoo Mail Hack Attempt

Yep, time for another announcement about an issue with Yahoo Mail. Yahoo announced that it identified a “coordinated effort” to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts, though it didn’t say how many. As others have pointed out it must be a substantial number since they bothered to make the announcement. The company said it took “immediate action” to protect …

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Gmail Bug Led to Inadvertently-Deleted Emails, Spam Reports

Some Gmail for iOS users just received an important notice from Google urging them to check their trash and spam folders for wrongly-categorized emails. According to the Gmail team, some users were affected by a bug that saw trash and report spam actions taken on some messages actually affect other messages. That means that some users may have hit delete …

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A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack

In gee-that’s-terrifying news, as much as one fifth of the German population is at risk after a massive email hack that targeted .de addresses. Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security announced that passwords and “other details” of 16 million email users had been breached by hackers. With a population of around 80 million, that means that 20% of Germany’s population …

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In Case You Missed The Memo, ‘Google+ Is Google (Which Includes Gmail)’

Google announced a new change to Gmail this week, enabling people to send messages to Google+ users without knowing their email address. If you have a Gmail account and a Google+ account, you can send such messages to other Google+ users, and likewise, other Google+ users can send messages to you. If you let them. Of course, the “invasion of …

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Now Google+ Users Can Email Gmail Users Without Knowing Their Email Addresses

Google has added increased Google+ integration into Gmail. When you go to compose a new message, and start typing, it will now bring up Google+ connections as suggestions in addition to your regular contacts. In other words, Google+ connections become contacts regardless of whether you’ve ever exchanged emails. This is an extension of previous Google+-related additions to Gmail. About two …

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Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised

Yahoo announced back in October that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail by default for all of its users starting on January 8th. The company has now announced that it has indeed done so. “Yahoo is fully committed to keeping our users safe and secure online,” writes Yahoo SVP of Communication Products Jeff Bonforte in a blog …

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Skype Finally Restores Blog After Attack

Last week, Microsoft’s Skype had its Twitter account, Facebook page and blog compromised, with the Syrian Electronic Army taking control of all three to spread an anti-spying/anti-Microsoft email message. On Monday, Skype finally announced that its blog is back and operational. The company said in its return post: On Jan. 1, 2014, we became aware of a targeted cyber-attack that …

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