September 1, 2011
If you want to connect with someone today, you have lots of options. You could email, Facebook message, tweet or direct message, IM, call, or use a carrier pigeon. With the number of ways to communicate continually growing, it has become difficult to stay up to speed with them all. For example, if someone sends you message on Facebook or a direct message on Twitter, it may take a few days for you to notice it – especially if you have turned off mobile alerts.
Boston-based startup SMAK, which derives its acronym name from Secure Messaging Alerting and Knowledge, is bringing productivity solutions to overly connected executives and professionals. SMAK provides a solution that works across all email accounts, social media sites, and devices by utilizing a cloud-based rules engine that aggregates and sorts your information so you receive the information you want first.
Founded by the team of Matt Hooper and Doug Fleming, SMAK is still not open to the public, but while talking with them they shared that SMAK is looking to offer more of a professional-focused product than Threadsy, more of a social media filter than Xobni, and more Tweetdeck-like social features than email.
The team will be on hand at the Tech Cocktail Boston event tonight to show off their latest innovations and give you a sneak peek of what you can expect from SMAK when it goes live.
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