With Connect, LivingSocial is adding tools such as tailored social media communications, personalized deal offers and email messages into its Merchant Center marketing platform.
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Microsoft has started rolling out its take on the smarter inbox to Office 365 users.
Do you have too many items on your todo list or in your email inbox? If so, you might want to learn some of the insider techniques and tools our own David Gewirtz has put into practice to keep his very busy schedule under control.
The Australian government is undertaking a feasibility study to understand whether offering email and desktop productivity tools as a service would be viable.
Most customers treat gathering reviews and testimonials as a standalone marketing function, but the cloud accounting service lets SMBs make it part of the payment experience.
Biz4Afrika is offering email, hosting and collaboration tools through the online hub for entrepreneurs in South Africa.
If your email, calendar, and apps are all in the cloud, why not do the same with your software asset management tools?
Zoho, a cloud CRM provider, updated its tools with MailMagnet, which sorts email based on active sales leads.
The same functionality has been available to consumer Gmail users for a while, but can now also be used by those using the standard, business, government or education flavours of Google Apps.
Squadmail, a service that lets users set up shared email folders that work in any client, has gone into public beta.The tool creates the shared folders at the IMAP server level, making the choice of client irrelevant.
Atos to adopt social business practices and tools, implementing a 'zero email' policy to stop staff from sending unnecessary emails to each other
Quick apology and improvement of buggy Gmail app for iOS devices help retain customer trust, insiders say, but an analyst adds Google needs better app testing and to provide consistent user experience.
Email is not going away even though other communication tools have risen up. It's still a challenge to make it more productive.
I first covered ePals almost three and half years ago, highlighting the emerging safe social network and email-based collaboration tools for K12 students. Since then, we've seen them roll out a full-featured social learning platform, layer their role-based communications tools on top of Live@Edu (now Office365 for Education), and finally raise $23 million in an IPO on the Toronto Stock Exchange in August.
Still indispensable for most users, e-mail sees innovations on smaller scale and less fanfare compared with real-time communications on social platforms, insiders note.
Last year Hotmail introduced what it calls 'dynamic' email tools; if you get a message with links to photos, videos, office documents, parcel delivery status or a few other useful things, you see them live in your email — thumbnails of the images instead of links to online photo sites, a player for video links, whether your parcel has been delivered already. Xobni's new gadgets bring something similar to Outlook — but for rather more services — based on OpenSocial.
Region's lack of legislation allows data breaches to be swept under carpet while lenient judiciaries produce just slap on cybercriminals' wrists, argues security expert.
Of late, many of my organisational computational tools are online (Google Apps for company email, contacts, calendar and presentations; WordPress, Eventbrite, MailChimp, Google Analytics, bit.ly, Vimeo, and DreamHost panel for my website; Remember The Milk todo manager, NetVibes feed reader, online banking, Flickr for my blog… you get the idea).
VMware has launched Zimbra Collaboration Server 7 — an open-source suite of collaboration tools that support email, group calendars and document sharing — which the company says provides better tools for both casual and power users.
Microsoft's Steve Ballmer has announced in an internal email that Bob Mulgia, head of the Server and Tools business unit (STB), is to leave Microsoft in the summer after 23 years at the company.
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