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San Diego’s KnuEdge, Stealthy Since 2005, Unveils Neural Tech

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KnuEdge says its software makes the security of human voice-based biometrics possible in noisy, real-world environments.

How to Avoid a Common Product Mistake Many Teams Make

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I’ve been involved with technology product design in one form or another for nearly 25 years and seen one mistake consistently repeated.

Why Email May Be Draining Your Company’s Productivity

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So I ask you – if you’re being reactive to somebody else’s emails are you really being as productive in your company as you could be?

American Industrial Systems Sells Majority Stake To Foxconn

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Irvine-based American Industrial Systems , a provider of engineering services and products for the Interet-of-Things, oil and gas, industrial automation, and other markets, has sold a 60 percent stake of the company to Ennoconn. AIS was founded in 2005. Financial terms of the sale were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Can Blip.TV Change The Indie Production Market On The Web?

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Blip.tv has provided a platform since 2005 for indie producers, distributors and advertisers to provide viewers with this kind of content.

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What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

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For example, one product alone — Tasty — is consumed by 500 million people per month. BuzzFeed. Others are skeptical, “Ha! But I digress.

3D Printing Redux: How Idealab's New Matter Wants To Bring 3D To The Masses

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How far from shipping product are you? Since then, we''ve been very busy staffing up the company, finishing our product, and getting it into production, and also have raised a Series A funding. At this point, we''re in the process of bringing our factory online in Asia, and expect to be shipping product over this summer.

Success, Santa Barbara Style: Patagonian Sexwax With A Side Order of UGGS

InfoChachkie

According to Doug, “ productivity fell dramatically whenever the surf was up.”. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

MindTouch Picks Up $12M For Customer Self Service Software

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MindTouch, which was founded by Steve Bjorg and Aaron Fulkerson back in 2005, said the funding will go to increase its integration with software such as Salesforce, SAP, and Oracle, and grow its marketing, business development, sales, and engineering teams. The funding came from PeakSpan Capital, along with SK Ventures and SAP SE.

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

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So when Sam Rosen came to me with the idea of disrupting storage with a product that is priced cheaper than existing incumbents and he could build a product that is a better service I was intrigued. The metrics were good but we wondered how much better they would be when we expanded our product. Market Size. Market Structure.

7 Keys to Using Your Network to Test Your Product

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The testing process should be a win-win for developer and tester alike.  “Hey, can you test our product?” Thorough. Existent.

How Addroid Is Hoping To Solve The Ad Industry's Flash Problem, with Matt Cooper

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Matt Cooper: It was a classic, scratch-your-own-itch product. started a company, Neoganda, in the digital advertising area in 2005.

StoryBots And The Future of Learning,With Gregg Spiridellis, JibJab

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Our product is called Starring You, which lets oyu put yourself into any video we create. So, we launched JibJab eCards. Thanks! READ MORE>>.

Interview with Steve Jillings, TeleSign

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They started in January of 2005. One was for our PhoneID product, which is extremely important to us. It's been unbelievable.

Steve Blank Discusses The Origin And Future Of The Lean Startup Movement

InfoChachkie

He is credited with pioneering the Lean Startup Movement in 2005 via the publication of his bestselling, Four Steps To The Epiphany.

After 20 years: Updating the Berkus Method of valuation

Berkonomics

Well, it had to happen.  But a lot of time has passed since then. Today, for me, that hurdle number is $20 million. The Method should allow for this.

Morphlabs Raises $5M

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Manhattan Beach-based Morphlabs , the developer of cloud computing products headed by Winston Damarillo, announced this morning that it has raised $5M in a Series C funding round. Morphlabs develops products used to manage the deployment of cloud-based infrastructure. READ MORE>>. morphlabs venture capital cloud computing appliance

When Should You Allow Exclusivity in Deals?

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Before weighing in on the subject I would point out one thing that should be obvious to many of you – the iPhone was originally launched in 2007 in an exclusive partnership with AT&T and this was vital to both Apple and AT&T and was a hard negotiation throughout 2005 and 2006. Excite, MSN and eventually Google. ” 3.

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Gene Dolgoff's 3D Vision: Using Crowdfunding To Turn the World 3D

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Because we want to get into production, marketing, and sales, right now we're listing on Fundable.com. Tell us about your project? Thanks!

Flipagram: Using Photos And Music To Create A Viral Machine, with Farhad Mohit

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Farhad Mohit: As you know, Bizrate spawned Shopzilla, which took us from 2000 to 2005. One, is you need to simplify the product.

TZ Presents 2013 Startup Forecast

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TechZulu is excited to invite you to the 2013 Startup and Entrepreneurial Forecast taking place on Thursday Jan. 24 7pm at  The ROC  in Santa Monica.

Snapchat Sued Over Electronic Messaging Patents

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Snap Inc), and cites a number of patents which were granted to Vaporstream in July of 2005 for Vaporstream's secure messaging products. Venice, California-based Snap, Inc. , the parent company of Snapchat , has been sued in a patent infringement suit, by a company called Vaporstream. READ MORE>>.

Riding Moonshot, FDA Will Revamp Its Cancer Practice. To What End?

Xconomy

But to what end? The goals of the FDA’s new Oncology Center of Excellence remain vague, as does its structure.

Why Taking Some Risks in the Sales Process Can Improve Results

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In this post I advocate taking a harder stand on where your product or solution differentiates in the market – even if it means you lose some deals as a result. There was a meme that started going around LPs around 2005 that “I’m not sure LA is really its own venture market” and some LPs actually believed that.

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StoryBots And The Future of Learning,With Gregg Spiradellis, JibJab

socalTECH

Our product is called Starring You, which lets oyu put yourself into any video we create. So, we launched JibJab eCards. Thanks! READ MORE>>.

How Open Should a Startup CEO be with Staff?

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We funded one in 2005 and lost a lot of money. How can you show “traction” on a product that just launched? CEO transparency. It

How Frequency Wants To Bring You Internet Video, with Blair Harrison

socalTECH

We have a browser-based product, and an iPad app that's gotten an enormous amount of critical acclaim and user adoption. What is Frequency?

5 Reasons Why Businesses Still Love Microsoft

Tech Zulu Event

We’ve all become so used to having Microsoft in our lives that we’ve started to take their products and services for granted. came out in 1985.

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Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA

socalTECH

That was five or six years ago, 2005 or so. This last month was really building out the detail of the product, and launching our web site.

Interview: Isaac Garcia of Central Desktop

InfoChachkie

Central Desktop was founded in 2005 to provide an easy-to-use, SaaS collaboration solution to the SMB market. For exact quotes, watch the video.

Interview with Scott Lahman, GOGII

socalTECH

We literally had 5,000 to 10,000 SKUs to get our products out worldwide. We're really competing with the product that came with your phone.

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Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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first met Ethan in 2005. I was preparing to move back to the US from London after 11 years abroad. And we wanted a head of global marketing.

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Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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Platform cloud players like Salesforce.com provide compute resources so that third parties can build applications that integrate with its core product.

TVSync’s Open API Uses Video and Audio Recognition Across All Four Screens

Tech Zulu Event

TVSync’s parent company Voible , has provided fingerprint protection technology to most major movie studios and TV networks since 2005.

3-D Image Firm Gets Flattened

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Imaging3’s then-bright promise was based on one product – a medical scanner that was supposed to create 3-D images of the human body. Its argument to the FDA was that several existing similar products by competitors were classified that way, but the FDA didn’t buy the reasoning. Blog News Product/TechnologyBy   ALFRED LEE.

Interview with Eli Portnoy, ThinkNear

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With our product, what they see on our site is seen across many different places. Thanks for the time today. It's more or less predictable.

Interview with Scott Saunders, Payoff.com

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Scott Saunders: I spent nearly my entire career on the investment side, and in 2005 switched over to the entrepreneurial side of the world.

Veteran LA law firm opens a Silicon Beach office and launches a pro-bono “Precelerator”

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Products. Follow PandoDaily: Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Deals. People. Culture. PandoList. Events.

Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer

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If you go back to 2005 and 2006 and look at a company which would have a $5M pre- then, it''s now $8 to $10M, all else equal. Now we have it.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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raised money as an entrepreneur, like you, in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2005 for two different companies. Raising money is hard. Call high.