Posts Tagged ‘Email’

On Startups Competing with Core Mobile OS Apps

Tweet One thing that’s been on my mind lately is how (and whether) startups can compete with the stock applications that ship with Android and iOS devices. I’ve included a screenshot of my current homescreen – it changes fairly often, but this reflects the apps that I use fairly often today. As the image of […]

Sanebox Is Priority Inbox for Gmail Done Awesome

TweetI’ve been using Sanebox for awhile and I absolutely love it – it has changed the way I use Gmail. I was very excited with Priority Inbox for Gmail when it launched, but it didn’t quite hit the mark for me – perhaps it would have gotten better if I had invested more in training […]

Google Buzz and the Challenges of Using Email as a Social Graph

TweetI’ve been playing with Google Buzz for a few days, mostly to get a better sense for the interaction model. I’m a heavy Gmail user, so I’ve been particularly interested in how the service integrates with Gmail. While I have enjoyed using Buzz, it has helped crystalize some of my thoughts about why using email […]

Google Contacts API Might be a Big Deal

TweetAs someone who spend a lot of time thinking about email and address books, I was surprised that the announcement of Google’s Contact Data API didn’t generate more interest and discussion. I hope to see two things (at a minimum) come about now that this API is available: Google Calendar Sync for Blackberry is awesome. […]

Facebook Ought to Own My Phone Address Book

TweetI have been playing with the Facebook app on my Blackberry a lot lately and I really do like it. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know I’m obsessed with address books and email, particularly the concept of the evergreen address book. To date, the best solution I have is to treat […]

Quick Thoughts on Instant Messaging for Social Networks – imo.im and social.im

TweetA GSB classmate of mine and fellow ex-Googler of mine is one of the co-founders of Mogad, the team behind social.im. I’ve been playing with the tool a bit for the last week or so and it’s fun. Just some random thoughts about the whole space. 1. I have a lot of friends on Facebook […]

5 Xobni Invites

TweetI have 5 Xobni invites to give away. If you’d like one, just drop a comment. No need to leave your email address in plainview. I’ll email you back directly once your comment is approved. UPDATED – I am all out of invites. If I get more, I will work my way down the list […]

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

TweetI’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 […]

Xobni and the Future of Social Networking Data

TweetEarlier 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 […]

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

TweetVentureBeat 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 […]