Change is coming to Aol Mail and I'm excited to be part of it. I'm happy to announce that Unblab (+ Gtriage) has been acquired by Aol. I'll be joining the Aol Mail team in Palo Alto as a product manager.
Now, I know you're thinking "but Aol Mail is lame!"
And to that, I say "Yes, yes it is." But Phoenix is very un-lame. I'd even say it's very awesome. Really, when you see it, you'll say "Wow, Aol did this?!?"
And then your next question is...
Gtriage is being taken down. You'll see similar email-zen-awesomeness show up in Phoenix within a few months.
A little bit... but really I'm just following Arrington around. It was Techcrunch50 and one of his posts that got us started, so following him to Aol makes perfect sense. We're soulmates, basically.
Unspecified, but if your startup is in a similar situation I'm happy to share.
I approached them. I think that makes me the pants-wearer in this relationship.
When we started talking to Aol back in September everyone else was working on Unblab/Gtriage part-time. So it's just me!
Yes. They've actually got it automated. Here's a screenshot.