10 thoughts on “Can Xobni cure Outlook’s ills?”

  1. nothing can cure outlook/smtp/pops ills, it is all in the same package of limited use. There will be something that quashes it all.

  2. Xobni has an unpronounceable name. Shouldn’t that be part of the requirement for funding a company? It’s completely unmemorable.

    What’s the business model? Why is it unwise to bet against Khosla? He’s been a rockstar, but he’s now investing in Y-Combinator companies. Just like any VC, it’s wise to bet against 80% of what they do.

    Is Y-Combinator destined to turn out start-ups that are sold on eBay a la Kiko? This whole model of “sell to Google” is going to get shot down really fast.

    The only use I can see for this is an enterprise wide solution which gives some metrics on email usage. I would think there are 50 other players who can do that and do it better.

    Furthermore, their site is down already. That’s pretty sad. Thanks for telling me what I can do with my email Xobni – I need you for that. I really do.

  3. Isn’t Gabor working at Google Zurich now? Does that mean Xobni is basically a one-man shop for the moment, or have they just not kept their website up to date?

  4. Om,

    At ClearContext we’ve spent the last few years focusing on email overload within the corporate environment. It’ll be interesting to see which areas Xobni focus their analytics on. The scope of the problem is quite wide, ranging from individual user productivity to wider corporate email intelligence. Our focus has been on providing automated tools to prioritize incoming email, organize related information together, and automate the process of taking action on email. This ranges from actions as simple as deferring email to make it disappear until a later date or unsubscribing from an annoying email thread to things as complex as analyzing which incoming email is most important to you and linking all related emails, tasks, and meetings in a project together. Our customers, the majority of whom are Fortune 100 users, average hours per week in time saved dealing with email, so the problem is clearly a huge one. We encourage you to take a look at http://www.clearcontext.com .

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