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Productivity in Your Pocket


In 2012, along with Paper, several innovative productivity apps launched including Wunderlist, Notability, Haiku Deck, and many more.

7 beta stage companies looking to make the leap

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VC Confessions: I Don’t Really Care About Your Product Demo


The entrepreneur cannot wait to show me their product via a demo. Note: I invest almost exclusively in b-to-b software companies.

How Has Product Hunt Become Such a Critical Startup Website?

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Product Hunt. It seems out of nowhere it has become the go to website for startup companies to launch their new products or businesses.

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?

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Startup Pricing: Are You Selling A Giffen Product?


recurring entrepreneurial challenge is to determine the optimal price of a new product, especially absent a directly competitive alternative.

The Honest Company Gets $70M


The funding brings the company''s total raised to $122M. Goldman Sachs served as placement agent in the funding, according to the company.

What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?

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But what IS the right amount of burn for a company? Conversely if you’re burning $600,000 per month (yes, some companies do) then you only have 5 months of cash left. often see companies burning $100,000 per month (net) looking to raise $6-8 million. ” I highly recommend reading it. Let’s set up a framework. Here’s

Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?


The problem is you don't yet have product/market fit, and until you do, you don't really know what to build. Far from it. They are very early.

Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA


Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? Despite a huge number of companies, we found there are a number which. OpenX.

Be Honest About Whether Your Product Really Makes a Difference

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The law of large numbers, platforms that can make your company blow up unexpectedly and the trendy nature of tech markets can be deceiving. This is why I loved Brad Feld’s recent post about the “ illusion of product / market fit.” Are our users addicted to our product? Success for many is ephemeral.

The Silent Killer – The Company Your Community Never Created

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I was at a dinner recently in Chicago and the table discussion was about building great companies outside of Silicon Valley. It’s not the great companies you build, it’s the silent killer of those that should have been build locally and weren’t. Klout was an LA company – sold for $200 million to Lithium.

Build a company – not just a product.


She stated that she had rejected the investment being discussed, because in her mind the entire company was “just a button, on a feature, in an app.”  Email readers, continue here.]  Far too many companies have been created around a button on a feature, and not upon a solution to a need in answer to a void in the market. 

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No Doubt About It: You Need Video Ads for Your Company


And while independent freelancers offer alternatives, it’s still a bit too expensive and time consuming for startup companies.

10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn


As Guy Kawasaki pointed out in our recent conversation , “…it is cheaper than ever to start a company. Basically, everything is free. Thomas J.

DataPop Launches New Ad Product


Los Angeles-based DataPop , the product advertising technology developer headed by Jason Lehmbeck, has launched a new product aimed at retailers. According to DataPop, its new OmniAds product uses a retailer''s merchandise catalog to drive advertising on such sites as Google, Bing, Pinterest, Polyvore, Ebay, and Amazon.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies


businesses and points of interests; products; and much more, plus an extensive set of application programming interfaces (APIs) to. Factual.

Building Products for Mass Adoption

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They use products because the products solve a need they have. Launch a product, iterate, fail fast. Blah, blah, blah. Bollocks.

Return on Productivity (ROP) – How Do You Measure the Success of Your Company Culture?

Frank Addante

At Rubicon Project, we manage culture just like a product. The Return on Productivity metrics will be directly tied to business value (e.g.

Build a Product-Driven Company

Frank Addante

If you want to manage a hyper-growth company, start with a great product. The best product wins. Here’s how. Period.

How Online Video Companies Can Increase Margin and Build Better Businesses

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So what happens when production is reduced by 99% and distribution bends to infinity? The best companies look at data to know what time to post.

Spreeify Launches New Mobile Ad Product


Los Angeles-based Spreeify , the developer of display ad technology which is led by Ruben Dua, has rolled out a new product aimed at the mobile market.

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A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

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Jay Stakelon , VP Product Design,  Fullscreen. Jen Robinson ,  Head of Product Manager,  Bigframe. Making ideas reality : dependency.

Shopatron Launches Product Locator Tool


San Luis Obispo-based Shopatron , which develops software which helps manufacturers direct online orders to local retailers, said it has launched a new product aimed at product search. The company says its new tool instead directly points consumers at available inventory of product. READ MORE>>.

The Crowd Has Spoken: Check Out The Coolest US Tech Companies


What American tech company is the coolest? As such, a reputation as a cool company is a competitive advantage to be cultivated and coveted.

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Pelican Products Buys UK Company


Torrance-based Pelican Products , which is best known for its protective cases and flashlights and other lighting systems, said late Monday that it has acquired UK-based Cool Logistics , a developer of temperature controlled packaging products. Pelican Products is owned by private equity firm Behrman Capital. READ MORE>>.

CrownPeak Gets $50M In Merger With UK Company


Los Angeles-based web content management software developer CrownPeak has raised $50M in a funding round, and merged with UK-based ActiveStandards , according to the two companies. According to the companies, the combined company will be based in Los Angeles, and will also have locations in Denver and London. READ MORE>>.

CraveOnline Sets Up Its Own Production Studio


The company said it has opened up a new, 4,000 square foot studio at its Los Angeles headquarters specifically to create original video. The company said the studio includes a green screen, "numerous" sets, and state-of-the-art equipment. CraveOnline said it has a new production team of 10 people behind the studio. READ MORE>>.

YP Rolls Out New Search Advertising Product


Los Angeles-based b> YP , the provider of business search and local marketing services, said today that it has launched a brand new product. YP said it has launched ypSearch , a new product aimed at small business owners, which both provides search ads on YP''s properties, as well as on major search engines. READ MORE>>.

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Mommy Bloggers Review Service for Manufacturers of Kid and Family Products

Eric Greenspan

So, because I’m a dad, a customer service enthusiast, product evaluator and entrepreneur, I’ve decided to build a business around it.

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AnyMeeting Debuts New Web Conferencing Product


AnyMeeting , the developer of web and video conferencing software aimed at the small business market, said today that it has launched a new, web conferencing product called AnyMeeting Company Pro. The company said those plans start at $480 per year for three employees, and up to $7,200 per year for up to 50 employees.

If Apple Were My Company, I’d…

Eric Greenspan

Apple is a remarkable company. Apple was a remarkable company. AppleTV, while my favorite product, is stagnant. Something has to happen to keep this company going and growing. If Apple were my company, here’s what I would do: 1. If it were my company apple iOS iPad iPhone macbook OSX Steve jobs

Lessons Big Companies Should Learn from Entrepreneurs

Jason Nazar

Entrepreneurs often lament big companies, but most of us hope we’ll create just that. At scale, product differentiation is taken for granted.

Jessica Alba's The Honest Company Scores $27M


According to The Honest Company, the funding will go towards accelerating growth and developing its products and brand. READ MORE>>.

Explaining FNAC: Feature, Not a Company

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Feature, not a company. Whether something is a feature or a company is clearly subjective. It has always stood out in my mind. Why? 1.

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How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company

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help you integrate your product with other systems making it harder for your product to be replaced by competitors. training. Whatever.

Pharma’s Productivity Problem: Finding More Blockbuster Drugs


A recent Wall Street Journal article that raised the possibility of Biogen as the target of another huge pharma buyout cited the lack of productivity as a major driver of M&A in the pharmaceutical industry.  The authors made the point that, given the size of companies today, a single garden-variety blockbuster hardly moves the needle.

Social To-Do List iOS App WeDo Launches Out of Beta


Our superusers include families, roommates and wedding parties who are using the product to manage their tasks together.”.

Ixia Rolls Out New Network Security Product


Calabasas-based Ixia said this morning that it is expanding out its lineup of products for the cybersecurity market, with a new product called ThreatARMOR. Ixia said the new product lists at $19,995 plus $2,995 for a subscription to application and threat intelligence data. READ MORE>>.

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The Perfect Pithy And Productive Investor Pitch


Per Chris, "The top 10 most referenced companies account for the 46% of all startup references on AngelList. All Is One Line Enough? One-liners.