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How RxVantage's IT Software Aims To Automate A $20B Market

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We came out in 2008, and raised a convertible round from Slater, and did a Series A round from Javelin Ventures at the end of 2011. Thanks!

Interview with Anne Walls and John Singleton, WordHustler

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WordHustler launched in May of 2008 in a beta. started my career as a technologist, as a software engineer. Anne Walls and John Singleton are co-founders of WordHustler (www.wordhustler.com), a local Hollywood startup looking to help writers connect with publishers. We caught up with both Anne and John to learn more about the company.

High Tower Software Shuts Down

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Aliso Viejo-based High Tower Software, a venture-backed developer of security, compliance, and log management software, has shut down. spokesperson at the firm told socalTECH that the shutdown occurred yesterday, and that the firm is now in the process of looking for buyers of its technology.

Xpenser Acquired By Coupa Software

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According to Coupa Software , it will use the buy to expand its domain expertise and leadership in the area of expense management. The firm was founded in 2008. Coupa Software is a provider of cloud-based, spending optimization software headquartered in San Francisco. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed.

Quest Software Loses CEO

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software said Tuesday afternoon that CEO and President Doug Garn has stepped down. Smith had served as CEO of Quest from 1997 to 2008. Quest is a developer of IT management software for the enterprise. garn doug executive software questQuest said that Smith will remain Chairman of the company.

SOA Software Expands In Europe

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SOA Software said it has hired Wolf Gilbert to lead "rapid expansion" into Europe. READ MORE

SOA Software Teams With Compuware

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SOA is a set of standards based on XML and SOAP used to connect information from enterprise software products. READ MORE

Choosing Internet Platforms

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Finally we get to: Peter Coffee , Director of Platform Research, Salesforce.com His premise is that we should be beyond having to buy servers, software, or any other infrastructure. Now up: Craig Ogg Co-Founder Freshly Grated Software former VP of R&D, Stamps.com Have had to make choices about platforms many times. It's funny.

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Illumina Rolls Out Genome Analysis Software

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According to Illumina, the firm's new software allows researchers to analyze microarray and sequencing data from DNA analysis efforts.

Interview with Sunil Rajaraman, Scripped

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Sunil Rajaraman: We provide free, web-based screenwriting software to aspiring writers and professionals in the community. By offering that software for free, we've attracted over 10,000 writers to our site. Sunil Rajaraman: The screenwriting software has been, and always will be, free. What's Scripped?

Guidance Software Signs SEC

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Pasadena-based Guidance Software, which makes software used for digital forensics, has signed on the Securies and Exchange Comission (SEC) for a renewal, the firm announced Monday. Guidance said that the SEC is using the firm's EnCase Enterprise and Encase Forensic software. Financial impact of the renewal was not disclosed

Guidance Software Signs Verizon

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Pasadena-based Guidance Software, a developer of digital forensics software, announced Monday that the firm's products have been selected by Verizon. According to Guidance, Verizon will use its EnCase eDiscovery software on a pay-per-use basis. Financial impact of the customer win was not disclosed. READ MORE

VentureNet Screening Committee Announced

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The VentureNet 2008 Selection/Screening Committee has been announced.  Wow, what a prestigous list of Southern California venture capitalists, angel investors, and conference sponsors!  We’re fortunate to have such a talented group that will ensure a very exciting software and IT capital conference this year.  Jeff Carmody,

Guidance Software Signs Customer

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Pasadena-based Guidance Software, which develops software used for computer forensics, announced Wednesday that it has signed on Koch Industries, Inc. According to Guidance, Koch will use the firm's EnCase eDiscovery software on a pay-per-use basis. as a customer. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. READ MORE

Guidance Software Gets Win

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Marina Del Rey-based Guidance Solutions said Monday that the firm has signed on Caltech's Industrial Relations Center as a customer. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. Guidance, which provides services for building ecommerce web sites, said that Caltech's IRC. READ MORE

Pringo Upgrades Social Networking Software

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Los Angeles-based Pringo, which develops white label social networking software for enterprises, said earlier this week that it has launched a beta of its latest version. Pringo's software is used by companies to develop their own online communities. READ MORE

Quest Software Buys NetPro Computing

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software has acquired a Phoenix, Arizona-based software firm which develops Microsoft management tools. Quest is develops enterprise management software used for monitoring and managing IT systems. READ MORE

Kyriba Enhances Cash Management Software

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San Diego-based Kyriba Corporation, a venture-backed provider of software-as-a-service used for treasury cash management, said this morning that the firm has rolled out an enhancement to its offerings. Accordng to the firm, its software now connects to SWIFT, which is a financial messaging network used by banks to exchange secure messages.

Quest Software Settles With SEC

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software, a developer of system management software, said today that it has reached an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission into the firm's stock option practices. According to Quest, it has agreed to settle with the SEC, without admitting or denying the allegations in the SEC's compliant.

Sometrics Rolls Ad Optimization Software

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Sometrics said the software creates custom traffic reports and allows publishers to target inventory based on user demographics and social interests. The software has been available in beta since the beginning of June. Sometrics is venture backed by The mail Room Fund, AT&T, and Greycroft Partners. READ MORE

Pragmatic Solutions Upgrades Game Software

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Army's "America's Army" video game, said Thursday that the firm has rolled out a new software distribution system. Army, the new software uses peer-to-peer protocol for more efficient download of the software, a first-person "shooter" style game used as a recruiting tool for the U.S. According to Pragmatic Solutions and the U.S.

ESET Ships Antivirus Software For Smartphones

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San Diego-based ESET, a developer of antivirus software, has set its sight on the mobile market, and has begun shipping a new software product aimed at smart phone users. According to ESET, it has begun shipping a new software product to protect against malware and SMS threats for Windows Mobile devices, ESET Mobile Antivirus.

Murano Software Takes On Google Android

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Agoura Hills-based Murano Software, a provider of outsourced software development, is branching out into Google Android application development. Murano Software maintains four offshore development centers in Russia. The firm said it will create both iPhone and Android applications for its clients.

Profitable and Sustainable Business Models for Software Companies

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008 -- Profitable and Sustainable Business Models for Software Companies. Many companies understand how to creating a software product or service. Learn from our panel of experts how best to approach the problem and succeed in building a successful software business. Techbizconnection.

Guidance Software Hires New Marketing VP

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Pasadena-based Guidance Software, a developer of digital forensics software, said Friday that it has hired on Grant Johnson as the firm's new Vice President of Marketing. Johnson joins the firm from FileNet, where he also served as VP of marketing. Johnson has also served at Frontbridge and Symantec.

LeisureLink Offers New Travel Booking Software

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Pasadena-based LeisureLink, which markets vacation lodging through online travel sites, said Wednesday that the firm has rolled out its own specialty lodging booking software for travel companies. The firm said that the software, which helps consumers find and book rentals, is now available for private labeling by its clients.

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We can see this situation occurring often in software applications where a new module can be sold back into an existing customer base and then add incremental value to new sales. In fact, this relationship accounted for much of the small software firm acquisitions throughout the 70’s and 80’s. call these high growth potential products.

Interview with Dr. Ramin Sadr, Mojix

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Is this hardware, software, a combination of both? We spoke with Dr. Sadr about the firm. Tell us a little bit about your products? Thanks!

Quest Software Promotes Garn to CEO

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Quest Software Inc., a publisher of enterprise systems management applications, reported Thursday that its board of directors has promoted Doug Garn to chief executive officer. Garn, the Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based based company said, also joins the board as a director and will retain his preexisting role as president. READ MORE

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We can see this situation occurring often in software applications where a new module can be sold back into an existing customer base and then add incremental value to new sales. In fact, this relationship accounted for much of the small software firm acquisitions throughout the 70’s and 80’s. call these high growth potential products.

iQstor Bundles Software With Data Storage Products

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Newbury Park-based iQstor Networks, a developer of storage area networking and data storage hardware, said this week that it has added a new software bundle to its products. The storage features being bundled into iQstor's storage hardware have typically been sold by software firms for a steep premium on top of existing hardware.

Docstoc Ties Into Firefox Browser Software

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Santa Monica-based Docstoc is tying into a Firefox browser extension, saying Wednesday that it has tied into MashLogic, which analyzes web pages and gives users more information about sites they are visiting. According to Docstoc, its documents will be used to provide another layer of information in the MashLogic browser extension. READ MORE

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We can see this situation occurring often in software applications where a new module can be sold back into an existing customer base and then add incremental value to new sales. In fact, this relationship accounted for much of the small software firm acquisitions throughout the 70’s and 80’s. call these high growth potential products.

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We can see this situation occurring often in software applications where a new module can be sold back into an existing customer base and then add incremental value to new sales. In fact, this relationship accounted for much of the small software firm acquisitions throughout the 70’s and 80’s. call these high growth potential products.

Is a Patent the Right Type of Protection?

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Copyright protection is available for original works of art, software code, books, fabric patterns and the like. Similarly, if your invention is implemented with software, a copyright on the software code may provide adequate protection. One alternative type of protection to consider is copyright protection.

Interview with Jason Howe, CEO of Awarepoint

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We're software-as-a-service, all of its encrypted, and we're more secure than hospitals. Congrats on funding. Explain what your products do?

Top Five Best Uses of an Entrepreneur’s Legal Dollars

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Accordingly, preparing the documents to evidence such terms is one of the most important steps in “getting your ducks in a row.”   Likewise, if you hire software developers or others to help you code, you need appropriate legal arrangements to ensure that the end product will be 100% owned by the company. 5.

Legal Coffee: Innovative use of Trade Shows

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The trade show was about technology for law firms – servers, software, storage. I’m not a fan of using Trade Shows and / or lures at trade shows for marketing purposes. So I was hugely impressed by CPC, an industrial coffee kitchen catering company, when they appeared at LegalTech. On the face of it, their presence made no sense.

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Interview with Jan Zands, Phonesheet.com

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We ran into Jan and thought it would be interesting to talk to him about the story behind the firm and its software. What is Phonesheet.com?

SAIC Gets $300M Software Development Contract

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According to the firm, it will provide software development services for developing applications for the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), a provider of federal and government-guaranteed funding for students. Department of Education. SAIC has approximately 44,000 employees serving both the Federal Government and some commercial customers