Former CEO of Gluster says PaaSes need to support multiple stacks and environments — running in house, public clouds, wherever.
If you’re anything like me, you probably have several email address books, each with a daunting number of duplicate, conflicting and junk entries. Scrubly is an automated online tool that can help clean up Gmail, Outlook and Apple Mail address books.
Plaxo is refocusing its efforts on its address book product, and has announced the availability of the Plaxo Personal Assistant, a new service that can intelligently makes automatic updates to the Plaxo address book to keep contact information relevant and up-to date.
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:
The folks at Ribbit Mobile have taken Google Voice’s (s goog) “one number for life” concept and expanded upon it. The service is still in beta, but it already offers many sophisticated features.
Ben Golub, the long-time CEO of Plaxo who oversaw the social networker’s sale to Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA) two years ago, is leaving the company…
Plaxo has released a much-improved version of its address book, the bread and butter of the app. The first thing you’ll notice is the speed. It’s now faster when searching your contacts. It starts displaying results as you’re typing in the search box in real-time.
HipChat, a new self-funded startup from the folks who sold web calendar HipCal to Plaxo right out of college in 2006, is launching today an Adobe AIR corporate group chat client with features like one-to-one messaging, notification noises and file-sharing support.
Xobni, a very useful Microsoft Oulook plug-in (s msft) that we’ve covered with praise previously, has just released a new update that now reveals more information about your contacts, including acquiring valuable data from their Salesforce account. This has been a much-demanded feature that is available for all Xobni users for free at this time. Ultimately, there will be a small fee for this feature but the return on investment for those organizations that use Outlook and Salesforce will make the decision a no-brainer.
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The folks at Ribbit Mobile are offering 100 invitations to WebWorkerDaily readers for the beta of their new communication service. Just sign up on the reservations page, and enter the invite code “wwd09” in the appropriate box.
Ribbit Mobile has more features than Google Voice, and reminds me a bit of VoxOx, which I wrote about a few days ago. This service looks very promising, but, like VoxOx, it isn’t finished yet. I’ve been unable to test it fully, because it doesn’t yet support Sprint cellphones. I also can’t get my contact list to import, either from a CSV file or through Plaxo (the only options Ribbit Mobile supports). I hope to post a fuller review soon.
Try it out, and let us know how Ribbit Mobile works for you.