Thursday, May 28, 2015

Around The Net

  • Yahoo to Face Class Action Suit Over Yahoo Mail PracticesReuters

    Yahoo must face a class-action suit which has accused the company of illegally intercepting the content of emails sent to Yahoo Mail subscribers from non-Yahoo Mail accounts, and using the data for advertising purposes. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh is allowing the group to sue Yahoo under the federal Stored Communications Act for alleged privacy violations. ...Read the whole story

  • Email & Facebook Among Words Dying Out Among Kids: StudyThe Telegraph

    Facebook, email and TV are no longer part of the vocabulary of children, according to new research from Oxford University Press. The publisher found that these words are in decline among kids, as terms like hashtag YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are on the rise. The study also revealed that young people are assigning new meanings to the words hits, shares, notifications, comments, likes and views. ...Read the whole story

  • How Jeff Bezos Handles Customer Complaint EmailsBusiness Insider

    If an Amazon customer complains to CEO Jeff Bezos via email, he forwards on the complaint to the appropriate party and simply adds a question mark. The department that gets the email has to jump right on it and solve the issue immediately. Then they'll have to explain what went wrong and how they'll fix the problem moving forward. ...Read the whole story

  • Tagatoo App Wants to Make Email More EfficientAdweek

    Tagatoo is working on a new Gmail client that aims to help users better manage their email inboxes based on their intent. For example, when an email user wants to compose an email, the app suggest three basic filters: FYI, Quick Question or Action Request. The tool also includes features such as time-specific action requests to help confirm deadlines, which recipients can accept or decline. ...Read the whole story

  • Readdle to Launch Email App for iPhone & Apple WatchMac Rumors

    App maker Readdle, the company that makes Scanner Pro and Documents 5, has introduced a new email client for the iPhone and the Apple Watch called Spark. The app is designed to make email management more efficient by allowing users to sort through messages and organize them by sender and importance. The app will go live shortly pending Apple approval. ...Read the whole story

Yahoo Must Face Privacy Class-Action For Scanning Emails

In a blow to Yahoo, a federal judge has ruled that the company must face a class-action lawsuit for allegedly intercepting email messages in order to surround them with ads. Yahoo's terms of service provide that ...More

  • As Marketing Transforms, Will Email's Role Change?

    In 2007, when people said texting and social media would kill email, I predicted the channel would adapt and "even help facilitate these new emerging technologies." That prediction held up pretty well. But now we're seeing ...More