Friday, September 30, 2016

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    • TouchMail Helps Users Manage Inboxes Visually GeekWire

      TouchMail is a new mobile app that is designed to help Microsoft and Windows users better manage their email inboxes. The app was designed by two former Microsoft employees as a way for users to better sort and view their emails in a visual manner. The app has been downloaded more than one million times. ...Read the whole story

    • Virgin Wants Curb Employee Email AddictionCBS News

      Virgin Management, Richard Branson's company, wants to shut down employee addition to email by turning it off on Wednesday mornings. Every Wednesday, the system will be shut down for two hours and encouraged to go and talk to co-workers in the office. ...Read the whole story

    • Microsoft CEO Email Reveals New AI Division GeekWire

      Microsoft has formed a new 5,000-person engineering and research team which will focus on developing artificial intelligence products. "We are on the cusp of a paradigm shift in computing that is unlike anything we have seen in decades," said Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO in an internal email to employees this week. ...Read the whole story

    • You've Got (Aggregated) MailCnet

      Instead of competing with email giants like Gmail and Outlook, Aol's Alto serves as an email aggregation inbox. It takes in all of the emails from your various accounts and automatically organizes them into "stacks" for categories like Travel, Shopping and Finance. It marks the latest attempt to make sense of the increasingly overwhelming flow of email that floods our multiple inboxes. ...Read the whole story

    • Timing Is Crucial In Abandoned Cart Email MarketingBizReport

      Researchers with Barilliance looked at how some merchants use triggered emails in the case of cart abandoners. They found that triggered emails at specific times post-abandon can increase conversions of those carts by up to 18%. The merchants in the report sent emails after the 1-hour, 24-hour and 72-hour marks. ...Read the whole story

    • How To Be Successful At Content

      Some 88% of B2B companies and 76% of B2C companies are doing at least some form of content marketing, according to the Content Marketing Institute. But that same research points to a serious problem. The bulk of people doing content marketing aren't getting good results. Only 30% of B2B marketers say their content marketing is effective. Only 38% of B2C marketers can say the same. ...Read the whole story

    GDPR Is Inevitable -- Email Marketers Should Rejoice, Then Repermission

    The regulator has made it clear that there is no choice over GDPR, and that can only be good news for email marketers who toe the line and clean up lists. ...More

    • Online Retail Associates Important To Shoppers

      According to Salesfloor's 2016 Omnichannel Retail Associate Study, as the number of consumers shopping online continues to grow, retailers are struggling to replicate the service they provide in store into their e-commerce sites ...More