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Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

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In the VC insider baseball world a discussion has gone on about “VC platforms” over the past 5 or so years. Partner Leverage.

Orbitera Acquired By Google For More Than $100M

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West Hollywood-based Orbitera , which develops cloud-based software for managing leads, trial subscriptions, and billing, has been acquired by Google , Google said on Monday. orbitera google merger acquisition software trial cloud leadFinancial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The company was founded by Marcin Kurc.

Google+ Pages | Businesses and Brands Rejoice

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Only a few weeks ago, Google executives announced Google+ Pages for brands and companies were on the way.

Google Plus: First Impressions

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Google, they’ve cracked a nut here. From what I remember, Wave wasn’t supposed to be a mainstream platform for the public.

Google+ Pages | Businesses and Brands Rejoice

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Only a few weeks ago, Google executives announced Google+ Pages for brands and companies were on the way.

Glip Ties Into Google Drive, Dropbox

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Los Angeles-based Glip , the startup developing cloud-based tools to help teams manage projects, plans, documents, and other more, said today that it has integrated its service with Google Drive and Dropbox. glip google drive dropbox project sharing document workflow management task saas cloud READ MORE>>.

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Pokki Adds Galaxy Life Game To App Platform

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SweetLabs launched Pokki in June of last year, looking to bring the ubiquity of apps to the desktop PC platform. Pokki is the second project out of SweetLabs, which also runs the OpenCandy advertising network; the firm is venture backed by Intel Capital, Google Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures.

As U.S. Looks to Launch Precision Health Study, Google’s Role Emerges

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Google’s parent company Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG ) and its wholly owned biotech R&D group, Verily Life Sciences, are helping build a secure center where health records, genomic data, and other personal information from hundreds of thousands of people can be collected, analyzed, and shared with health researchers. The U.S.

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Len Short (Red)ily Discusses Google, Bono & Steve Jobs

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“So much power has ended up in Google’s search box. Basically Google is a TV without a remote control. They are in control.

Kabam Launches The Godfather: Five Families Exclusive to Google+

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This is the first major exclusive game launch Kabam or any other major gaming company on Google+ and not on Facebook.

A Designer’s Weekend With The Oculus Rift

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Virtual reality has always fascinated me. As a designer by trade, I have always loved different visual experiences. gl=us/.

A Look at Google’s New Network Security Tool

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Nogotofail has been designed with more than just a small selection of applications of platforms in mind.

Nimble Updates CRM Tools

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Santa Monica-based social CRM software developer Nimble has rolled out a new version of its platform, which it is calling "Nimble 4.0". nimble customer relationship management tool software platformREAD MORE>>.

How Connectifier Is Applying Search Technology To Recruiting, With John Jersin

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What if searching for people to recruit to your company was as easy as running a search in Google? Tell us about Connectifier? Thanks!

Interview with Jimmy Hendricks, Deal Current

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They are using DealCurrent as the deal platform for all of their clients. What is Deal Current? What's the story behind Deal Current? Thanks!

YouTube Introduces its Own App for iPhone and iPod touch | Google Adds Editing to the iOS Drive App

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It also allows you to share on Google+, Facebook or text message in the app, as well as to Twitter and email. Now Available on the App Store.

The Evolution of the App Stores

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In many ways, Apple and Google are following similar paths. Competing with Apple in this area has been challenging for Google.

Google Cleaning Out Their Closets

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Google has from late last year embarked on an in-house cleaning project. Another service facing the axe is Google Talk Chatback.

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When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication?

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One of the topics that came up in my post Mobile Internet Apple Facebook was around open vs. closed platforms. Example What do I mean?

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Mike Jones of Science Inc, On Exits And Finding The Right Entrepreneurs

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www.science-inc.com), the startup �studio� led by former MySpace CEO and technology veteran Mike Jones , just saw its third acquisition out of its portfolio this year�the acquisition of FameBit by Google/Youtube. Mike Jones: (chuckles) I think I get the feeling that Google chooses you, and you don't choose them, in a weird way.

Google Eyes TV As A Platform

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Search engine giant Google is entering the television guide and consumer electronics market today, saying at the Google I/O conference that it is working with Sony, Logitech, and others on embedding technology to search for and view both web and television shows within devices. Tags: google television guide

SXSW Organizes Rare Edward Snowden Interview. Then Google Ruined It.

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Google Hangout had just botched the most important discussion of SXSW and the broader security dialog. Choosing the Right Platform.

I’ve Got A Golden Ticket! | Inbox by Gmail

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It certainly feels that way if you’re able to get on a new platform before anyone else, doesn’t it? Smart move, Google.

UX For The Real World

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You just need to submit the app you sent to the Google Play Store to the Amazon store. Why So Many Skills? Why so many skills?

ChowNow Connects Into Google Wallet

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Los Angeles-based online ordering and marketing software developer ChowNow , which is led by Chris Webb, said this morning that it has partnered with Google to add support for Google Wallet to its platform. chownow google wallet mobile ordering restaurant system shopping READ MORE>>.

Interview: Clark Benson of Founder & CEO of Ranker.com - Dicusses Playing Nice With Google

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Google can definitely work complimentary to what we are doing. Clark Benson is the Founder and CEO of Ranker.com. We get referring site traffic.

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The Guy Who Took on Google (and now LinkedIn): Mike Yavonditte

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Why AltaVista Failed To Become as Successful as Google. How Quigo Went Head-to-Head With Google. Love it. Thank you, John. were doing.

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OVGuide.com Connects With Google Glass

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Los Angeles-based online video guide service OVGuide.com , which is backed by Baroda Ventures, said today that it has launched a new application for Google Glass. According to OVGuide.com, its new app for Google Glass allows users to watch streaming video on Google''s platform. OVGuide is headed by Sanjay Reddy.

Choosing Internet Platforms

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The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? However, these platforms could be interesting for prototype and pilot solutions. The other conclusion was that you need to have a migration path from the platform. Must design your application differently to live on top of the platform. It's funny. Whoops.

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Rubicon Project Snags Google Vet As Chief Product And Engineering Head

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project said this morning that it has snagged a Google veteran, as its new Chief Product & Engineering Officer. rubicon project advertising executive google product engineering kershawKershaw will be based in Los Angeles. READ MORE>>.

Stained Glass Labs Patners With Exitround, Unveils App Directory for Google Glass

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The post Stained Glass Labs Patners With Exitround, Unveils App Directory for Google Glass appeared first on TechZulu. Over 100 Applications.

OpenSocial and Facebook as Platforms

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We finally are starting to hear what Google's anticipated alternative to Facebook as a platform. I've talked about this issue in: Facebook Platform and Facebook as a Learning Platform. With Google's entry, there's a nice alternative to Facebook and the key word is "open."

SendGrid Links Into Google App Engine

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Anaheim- and Boulder, Colorado-based email services provider SendGrid has linked up with Google App Engine , the Google program which lets developers host their websites on Google''s Cloud. SendGrid said it is the first, third party email service available in the Google Cloud. READ MORE>>.

SRCH2's Plan to Arm The World With Enterprise Search Technology

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In the arms race of search technology, only the big guys -- Google, Microsoft -- seem to be able to keep up with all of the innovations in the space.

6 Top Trends For The Digital World In 2016

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As social media becomes a platform for online extremists, valid questions regarding freedom of speech, monitoring and censorship have arisen.

Interview with Brett Crosby and Brew Johnson, PeerStreet

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Brew Johnson: At the high level, it's a marketplace, a lending platform for real estate. Photo: Brew Johnson on left, Brett Crosby on right.

GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

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Buying Google keywords will be popular and expensive. Think about how many images are on the web. Millions, billions, trillions? and M.S.

Bedloo: Find The Answers In Life | Founder Interview, Startup Life & LA Tech

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Bedloo is a social media voting platform for those who want to find the right answer in life. Since Bedloo is a social media voting platform

GLAZED | Wearable Tech Conference [Live]

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TechZulu is happy to announce that we will be bringing you all the action live from the GLAZED Conference Monday, September 30th starting at 9AM.

Picasa Founder Lars Perkins Introduces Private Photo Sharing App Relive

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In 2004, Perkins had a successful exit and sold Picasa to Google. Perkins is not new to the photo startup industry.