Posted in: Email, facebook, google, linkedin, microsoft, myspace, ning, outlook, platforms, plaxo, social networking, web20, xobni, xoopit, yahoo, zimbra

Inbox 2.0 – I Think it’s Too Late to Matter for Social Networking (but fix them anyway)

I’ve been reading a few of these posts about Inbox 2.0 and the “Biggest Social Graphs” and they line up with some things I’ve been thinking as well. I’ve posted two blurbs recently on email and social networking – you can read them here and here. Overall, I do agree that email inboxes do contain […]

Posted in: analytics, Email, enterprise, google, microsoft, office20, orgoo, plaxo, salesforce, social networking, web20, xobni, xoopit, yahoo, zimbra

Xobni and the Future of Social Networking Data

Earlier this week a friend of mine updated his IM status message asking his friends for thoughts on the future of social networking as he was getting ready to speak at an event on that very topic. I think that what the Xobni guys are working on is the future of where social networking is […]

Posted in: api, Email, fuser, microsoft, office20, orgoo, outlook, xobni, xoopit, zimbra

The Challenge in Switching Back to Outlook after Two Years on Gmail

VentureBeat is one of my favorite blogs – I read just about every post as soon as it comes out. I spend a lot of time thinking about email and I spend a lot of time reading, writing, and reacting to email. So when I saw this article entitled “Four Startups Ready to Change the […]

Posted in: Email, mozilla, outlook, thunderbird

Setting Thunderbird Free is Really Interesting

I read a bunch of posts on how Mozilla is setting the Thunderbird client free to pursue a semi-independent destiny (I’ll cite Om’s piece as I thought it was good and succinct). I think this is a really interesting move for Mozilla to make for a couple of reasons: 1. Most application development is so […]

Posted in: blackberry, Carriers, Email, enterprise, Gadgets & Handsets, microsoft

Note to Microsoft – Don’t Buy RIM (You’ll Kill My Favorite Device)

Is Microsoft really going to buy RIM? Should they? As a gadgeteer, I can say this – Windows Mobile is absolutely the last OS I’d want on any mobile device these days. Having briefly owned a Moto Q and a few other Windows Mobile devices, that OS has a long way to go to be […]

Posted in: 37signals, CRM, Email, highrise

Highrise Feedback – Close but Still Work to be Done

I have been playing with Highrise for about a week and change now. Overall, I like it and it’s the best effort I have seen of late toward making a lightweight, easy-to-use, organization tool for small groups or individual power users. Features I Like Creating Tasks and Contacts by Email – The ability to create […]