Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Around The Net

  • GoDaddy Acquires MailChimp Competitor TechCrunch

    Web domain provider GoDaddy has acquired email marketing services firm Mad Mimi, in a deal whose terms were not disclosed. The email company provides email marketing tools for small businesses, competing with the likes of MailChimp. GoDaddy plans to bring the new tool to its small business customers. ...Read the whole story

  • Teen Entrepreneur Hopes to Make Email More SecureBusiness Insider

    The San Francisco-based 16-year-old Abe Storey is developing a new startup which will focus on email security. The high schooler is getting ready to launch an email product called Lock Up Mail which offers both email encryption and authentication. The tool would allow email users to secure their Gmail and Yahoo accounts and make their passwords hard to crack using a self-deleting QR code image. ...Read the whole story

  • Email App Startup Front Raises $2.5 M in FundingVentureBeat

    Social email app Front have almost closed a round of funding for $2.5 million from an anonymous group of Silicon Valley investors. The company revealed the news today at Y Combinator's Demo Day in Mountain View, CA. The company has already secured $1.5 million of the $2.5 million total, and they are expected to reach the target soon. ...Read the whole story

  • X-Ray Lets Email Users See How Email Data is Turned Into AdsMotherboard

    Researchers at Columbia University have created a tool called X-Ray that lets email users see how their email data is turned into ads. The tool shows how correlations between certain keywords used by a user in their email will result in an ad alongside their inbox. The idea is to give consumers more transparency into how marketers use data to send targeted messages. ...Read the whole story

Your Back-To-School Email Supply List

Well, it's that time of year again. This year, the school supply list was surprisingly long and detailed, much more so than in years past, down to a very specific pencil sharpener that my twins were ...More