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Update: March 15, 2011, 4:53 PM: This issue is now (mostly) resolved! Google has pushed an update to their OAuth signin flow. When you are presented your account selection screen, choose your Gmail account, and everything will work. If you use both Gmail and Google Apps Mail in the same browser at the same time, you may be experiencing issues signing into Boomerang or The Email Game. You are impacted if you are taken to an account...

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Guide to Etacts Alternatives

Guide to Etacts Alternatives


Posted By on Jan 31, 2011

Etacts recently announced some great news – they’ve been acquired by Salesforce. Unfortunately, that means that both Etacts and EmailOracle will shut down service today, January 31st. If you depended on their integrated, social CRM service for Gmail, you’re probably finding a replacement service to migrate to and here’s our guide to help you with making your selection. Etacts has three primary functionalities as...

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My Inbox Zero Resolution

My Inbox Zero Resolution


Posted By on Jan 1, 2011

I have a problem. Maybe you have it, too. I’m always behind in my emails. I shouldn’t have this problem. After all, I check my email every minute of the day. In fact, I’m surprised that my Gmail screen hasn’t been burned into my retinas yet. I guess I’m a procrastinator. Therefore, my New Year’s Resolution is simple: get to an empty inbox every day in 2011. Think I can do it? Here’s my plan. I’m going to tackle my email overload...

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I took my first trip to San Francisco as an entrepreneur in July, and I wish I’d gone to visit the west coast a lot sooner. If you are a Boston area first-time entrepreneur looking to raise money, you should get on a plane as fast as you can book a flight. Paul Graham has been saying that the fundraising climate is different out there for years, and he’s absolutely right. So take a trip and see what happens. A lot of west coast...

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Image via Wikipedia My fraternity mailing list is home to a great group of people, including some great entrepreneurs and some great investors. But when you get 400 opinionated MIT grads on a single mailing list, and the topic shifts to anything controversial, the discussion might explode. We’ve had well over 125 emails come through in the last three days after someone brought up the health care bill, and several folks have emailed to...

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Image via CrunchBase We previously talked about a great way to measure how productively we’re working using a utility called RescueTime. But even when we know how effectively we’re working and have formulated a plan for how to improve, it’s still hard to execute. Distractions are insidious – it always feels harmless to spend just a few seconds or a minute on something else. But it’s easy to let a small amount of time browsing...

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