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LiveIntent creates real-time ad platform for email

LiveIntent, a New York City-based start-up is announcing today the release of LiveIntent for Publishers, a self-serve tool that allows companies that send out email newsletters, notifications and other communications to place ads that are served up in real-time like online display ads.

Movable Ink raises $1.3 million for real-time email marketing

Movable Ink has raised $1.3 million for its real-time email marketing platform and is launching a new app gallery for customers. The company plans to use the money to build out its platform and move into verticals such as retail, publishing, travel, ticketing and events.

Psst, Twitter: Your Stickiness Problem Is Showing

Twitter’s decision to send users more email notifications could be a red flag that Twitter is trying to remedy a major stickiness problem, potentially reflecting a major concession for the company: People aren’t engaging with Twitter in the way the founders initially hoped.

The Morning Lowdown 04-26-11

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Would an Email Tax Fix the UK Economy?

British union boss Bob Crow says that putting a tax on every email that gets sent would give a significant boost to the country’s troubled economy. But would anyone really pay a tax on messages — and would it even help if you did?

What Facebook Messages Is Really After

Facebook Messages isn’t about replacing email. What the social network is really trying to establish with its recently unveiled unified communications hub is presence management, and this new "modern messaging system" is more concerned with intimacy and immediacy, as opposed to formality, flexibility and history.

Facebook Mail: Strengthening the Ties That Bind

Facebook is making a major announcement on Monday, and many expect it to be the launch of a full-fledged email service code-named Project Titan. Although this is seen by some as an attack on Gmail, the real goal is to further lock in Facebook users.

Yahoo Gives Aging Mail Another Upgrade

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), which had said a major revamp of Yahoo Mail was on the way, is now rolling out the new look. The company boasts that its…

The Morning Lowdown 08.31.10

»  Now you can train your Gmail: Google’s new tool “Priority Inbox” predicts which messages are likely to be most important to eac…

Kevin Rose Tells You How to Get to Inbox Zero

Swamped by thousands of unread emails? Constantly digging out from under an onslaught of messages, only to find hundreds more coming in the door? Digg founder Kevin Rose has posted five of his tips on how to deal with the never-ending wave of unread email.

Digital Mirror Wants to Show You the Real You

A program called Digital Mirror analyzes your email and calendar to show whom you pay attention to in your social circle, which co-workers you usually ignore, which ones send a lot of “buck passing” emails and even what topics or users cause you to respond negatively.

TechUniversity: Mail 101

Apple’s Mail application is a full-featured email client that’s included with all copies of OS X. It allows you to send, receive and organize all of your email with ease.

TechUniversity: HTML Signatures in Mail

Apple makes it fairly easy to do basic text formatting for HTML signatures, but using HTML to create more complex signatures requires a bit more work. We’ll walk you through, step by step, how to create a custom HTML email signature is Apple’s Mail app.

Yahoo Brings Facebook Closer To The Inbox

Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) announced in December that it would integrate Facebook Connect across its properties worldwide — and that relationship i…

Google Buys Mobile E-Mail Search Startup reMail

Google’s latest acquisition: reMail, a startup that sells an iPhone app that downloads users’ e-mail to their phones, so that they can searc…

AOL Mail Goes Social Too

Not to be left out of the social spotlight, AOL (NYSE: AOL) is making a few social announcements of its own. The company says that users of…

The Email Cockroach Lives Another Day

After cleansing myself of multiple generations of email list subscriptions over the years, I’m surprised at how happy I now am to receive automated alerts every morning from services like Groupon, RueLaLa and Travelzoo. And starting today, my inbox will also be entertaining Facebook application notifications.

Confirmed: Yahoo Sells Zimbra To VMWare

It’s official: VMWare is buying Yahoo’s Zimbra e-mail and communications platform, which Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) had put up for sale in late Sept…

Yahoo Reportedly Selling Zimbra To VMWare

Over the last year, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) has put a series of its properties — from Yahoo Small Business to HotJobs — on the block. However,…

DailyCandy Cutting Back Local Editions

DailyCandy is rolling back its expansion. The Comcast-owned e-mail newsletter will stop publishing city-specific daily e-mails in seven of t…

Yahoo Plays Catch Up With Email, IM Upgrades

I’m counted as one of the 106 million unique users that check in to their *Yahoo* Mail accounts at least once a month — but I rarely use it…

Beginning Mac: Mail

Apple (s aapl) prides itself on creating products that are simple and easy to use. A prime example of this philosophy can…

First Look: Postbox

Do we need another Mac email client? Well, the folks at Postbox believe we do. They have taken the core of Thunderbird…

Mail.com Raises $35 Million in Fourth Round

White label e-mail provider Mail.com has raised $35 million in a fourth round of funding. Quadrangle Capital Partners led the round, with WI…

Talkin’ ‘Bout the ‘Next Generation’

MEMORANDUM TO: All Startups (particularly their PR people) SUBJECT: Stop Calling Yourself, Your Product or Your Service “Next Generation” ___________________________________________________________ Living in…

Photo Management

In the wake of the iPhoto announcement, especially its shiny new features and (in my mind) much more appealing interface, I thought…

EmailLabs Bought Out By J.L. Halsey

Consolidation continues in the e-mail vendor space, as holding company J.L Halsey is indulging in a small rollup: the company, which bought…

FierceMarkets Buys Wireless Newsletter

FierceMarkets, the Washington DC-based e-mail newsletter company, has bought out IT-Wireless e-mail newsletter from Emerge Media. Terms of t…

4INFO better than Google SMS

The Pondering Primate believes that 4INFO is better than Google SMS when it comes to getting information via SMS. I concur. Have…

BlinkX revs it up a notch

Gentlemen…. start your (search) engines! BlinkX, my favorite desktop search tool (for windows/ it is pretty lame on a Mac) is getting…

Om on CNBC Bullseye

I made my CNBC debut today on CNBC. Well generally talking about a lot of things. Will post the video once I…

E-Mailers Urge Consumer Steps for Delivery

(via MarketingVox): Publishers are now getting in an overdrive against the e-mail filters…CNET Network plans to advertise the need for its…

Email Nation

Circulation Management does a cover story on e-mail newsletters…and takes examples from B2B publishers like CMP Media, Meredith, PennWell…

Online Newsletters Grow

The number of online newsletters nearly doubled from 2,500 in 2002 to 4,949 last year, according to Oxbridge Communications.
About 3,309 of…

Are E-mail Lists Dying?

A slightly misguided story, but the reality’s staring in the face. E-mail lists, long one of the most popular and useful online tools, are i…

Flying Time II

I am in the air so no blogging today and tomorrow. Sorry about that but I am in poor connectivity region. Back…

Topica Users Pay the Piper

Some Topica subscribers are up in arms after the leading provider of free e-mail discussion lists started inserting spam-like ads last week…

Tips on AOL Email Delivery Challenges

Last week AOL said that for the first time in ages, their spam rate went down. Which, unfortunately, means the rate of false positives (perm…

WH Smith dumps CD singles

Sliding sales mean the single is on the way out at the UK retailer, but the firm insists other entertainment products will…

M&A in the E-mail Newsletter Market

Some tips on things to consider while buying or selling your e-mail newsletter, with factors that can increase or decrease the valuation.

AdAge Launches Madison+Vine, A Subscription

AdAge Launches Madison+Vine, A Subscription E-Newsletter: Ad Age Group, publisher of AdAge.com, among others, has launched Madison+Vine, a s…

E-mail Publishing Shakeout Continues: Janet

E-mail Publishing Shakeout Continues: Janet Roberts on e-mail publishing services (including newsletters) turning from free to subscription.…

How SmartBrief Launched a Profitable

How SmartBrief Launched a Profitable Email Newsletter Business: Another stellar case-study by ContentBiz, this time on SmartBrief.

Sun Scraps MySun E-mail Service:

Sun Scraps MySun E-mail Service: Not necessarily content news, but interesting since it involves the customized Sun portal, “My Sun” as well…

Behind the Scenes: The Demise

Behind the Scenes: The Demise of Media Unspun: In a Q&A with CyberJournalist.net’s Jonathan Dube, Media Unspun publisher Jimmy Guterman says…

Can Slate Swoop up Media

Can Slate Swoop up Media Unspun?: An enticing and perfectly logical thought, to say the least. Check out Media Unspun’s message board, on so…

Media Unspun to Suspend Publication:

Media Unspun to Suspend Publication: As I had predicted, (sort of, at least) Media Unspun, the new avatar of Industry Standard-owned Media G…

Media Unspun Launches Paid Weblog:

Media Unspun Launches Paid Weblog: Media Unspun, the new avatar of Industry Standard-owned Media Grok, has launched a new subscribers-only w…

How to Sell E-mail Newsletter

How to Sell E-mail Newsletter Subscriptions: An excellent wrap-up on how to sell subscriptions for e-mail newsletters (part of the “Email Ne…

Notice of Death (second item):

Notice of Death (second item): ObitMessenger, a service by Legacy.com, takes the concept very literally: This new service searches the daily…

Death of Free E-mail: Call

Death of Free E-mail: Call it the personal e-mail shakeout. Things are changing, but slowly. “So far surfers aren’t lining up to pay for the…