Gist Out of Stealth, One of Many Wanting to Reinvent Your Inbox

gist logoVia Seattle PI, startup Gist is coming out of stealth mode this week. The venture, backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, aims to reinvent the email inbox by aggregating relevant information about your contacts in one place. Previously, the product was called “Minebox”. The site is slim on details, but seems to center around grouping information by contact. Different importance levels can be set for each contact, and the system pulls in feed pertaining to the contact or company.

Gist seems to share some similarity with San Francisco startup Xobni, who back in the spring, walked away from a $20M deal with Microsoft.

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