5 Alternatives to Social CRM Service Etacts

Yesterday, Om reported that Etacts is to be shut down. While that’s bad news for users of the social CRM service, fortunately there are plenty of alternatives available. Here is a selection of the more useful social CRM tools that have been reviewed on WWD:

Social CRM Startup Etacts Shutting Down

ETacts, one of the many social CRM companies, is shutting down, according to an email sent out to its users. ETacts competes with the likes of Rapportive and Gist. The company, which was incubated by YCombinator had raised $650,000 from angel investors earlier this year.

Rapleaf and the Facebook Privacy Ruckus

In the analog world of J.Crew catalogs and credit card purchases, credit bureaus like Experian built profiles on most of us. In the digital world, a new kind of digital data aggregator is spreading its tentacles on the web. Rapleaf is one of them.

4 Counterintuitive Stories From Rapportive’s Seed Funding

Rapportive this week announced $1 million in funding from a long list of angel and early stage investors including Dave McClure, Paul Buchheit and Jason Calacanis. The startup makes a Gmail plug-in that gives dynamic social web profile data about the people with whom you’re emailing.

Etacts Raises $650K for Managing Contacts

Etacts, which makes useful tools for managing email and phone contacts, has raised $650,000 in angel funding. The two-man Etacts team has been busy since completing the Y Combinator program, adding features at a rapid clip and closing a round from well-respected investors.

SEC Suspicious, Opens Investigation

August 2009 will be remembered as something of a mixed bag for Apple (s aapl). There was Google Voicegate, and the backlash it generated from the tech press and public alike, culminating in questioning from the FCC. On the other hand, Mac OS X’s latest big cat was released, and that gave almost everyone something to be happy about.

But now, as August finally draws to a close, there’s news that some investors might have been a bit naughty in their dealings with Apple shares. And the Securities & Exchange Commission is very keen to get to the bottom of it. Read More about SEC Suspicious, Opens Investigation