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Guidance Software Shuffles Executives

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Pasadena-based Guidance Sofdtware , the developer of computer forensics and security software, said it has undergone a restructuring of its sales, training, channel and product development efforts. Guidance Software also said it has named Scott Skidmore as its Vice Preisdent, Global Channel Sales. READ MORE>>.

Enterprise Software Is Back: SoCal Sees Surge In Software Deals

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If you look at the last few weeks of deals here, you might be surprised: it''s almost been entirely enterprise software. READ MORE>>.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in Silicon Valley. Factual. Inktank.

Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development

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They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. They couldn't plan their business.

How to Deliver More Software Projects On Time

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There’s an old joke in software development, “How much time does it take to design software?” Set hard deadlines.

SOA Software Becomes Akana

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Los Angeles-based SOA Software said this morning that it has renamed the company to Akana , as it has broadened its software base. The name change is actually the second for the company, which changed its name to SOA Software in March of 2005 from its original name, Digital Evolution. READ MORE>>.

Connectifier Gets $6M For Recruiting Software

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Orange County-based Connectifier , a sttup founded by ex-Googlers, and which is developing search-powered recruiting software, has raised $6M in a Series A. Connetifier is developing tools which use search software and artifial intelligence to better help recruiers find and locate talent. READ MORE>>.

Classy Captures $18M For Nonprofit Software

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San Diego-based Classy , which develops cloud-based software used by nonprofits for fundraising, disclosed that it has raised $18M in a new funding round. salesforce cloud saas software fundraising nonprofit capital venture stayclassy classyThe funding came from Mithril Capital Management and Salesforce Ventures. READ MORE>>.

FloQast Gets $1.3M For Financial Software

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According to FloQast, it is developing closing software aimed at helping accountants close their books faster, and which integrates with Intacct and NetSuite. startup capital venture software close financial floqast Los Angeles-based FloQast has raised $1.3M in a funding round, according to the company. READ MORE>>.

Kareo Rolls Out Updated Software

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Irvine-based medical practice management software developer Kareo , led by Dan Rodrigues, said Tuesday that it has launched the next generation of its cloud-based software for outsourced billing. kareo medical office software billing cloud update Pricing on the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>.

The Next 5 Years: Possible Trends in Business Software

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During the past twenty five years, software programs utilized by business underwent tremendous changes. Enhanced Platform Mobility.

Citrusbyte Wants the World to Build Better Software

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According to the team, the driving philosophy behind Mission Control was to help the world create better software. Not to mention that almost every business in our modern, digital age is using this technology. That is, businesses are using APIs like crazy to stay competitive and communicate with both partners and customers more effectively.

Impact Radius Gets $30M For Affiliate Marketing Software

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Santa Barbara-based Impact Radius , which develops digital marketing and affiliate marketing software, has raised $30M in a funding round, according to the company. advertising leads saas capital venture petterson software affiliate marketing radius impactThe funding came from Silversmith Capital partners. READ MORE>>.

CSM Software Acquired By SOLIZE

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CSM Software , and engineering and high tech services outsourcer whose founder and chairman is based in Westlake Village, has been acquired by Japanese company SOLIZE Group , acording to the companies. Narayanaswami is a serial entrepreneur, and had founded CSAR Corporation, which he sold to MSC Software in 1999. CSM Software's U.S.

Bluebeam Software Acquired For $100M

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Pasadena-based software developer Bluebeam Software has been acquired by German software company Nemetschek AG , the two said late Friday. According to the two, Nemetschek will pay $100M for BlueBeam, which is a developer of PDF software used for architecture, engineering, and construction. READ MORE>>.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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million in team costs to code, launch, manage, market & sell our software. Open-Source Software & Horizontal Computing. Rewind.

Qualcomm Backs Ravello For Virtualization Software

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has made an investment in virtualization software developer Ravello Systems , Ravello said this morning, as part of a $28M funding round. Ravello is developing software which allows VMware virtual machines to run under Amazon Web Services (AWS). Ravello is based in Palo Alto. READ MORE>>.

Netki Gets $3.5M For Blockchain Identity Software

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Los Angeles-based Netki , a startup which is developing blockchain identity management software, has raised $3.5M in a seed funding round. netki venture capital blockchain identity management software funding fintech financial bitcoinNetki's CEO is Justin Newton. READ MORE>>.

Guidance Software Acquires CaseCentral

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Pasadena-based Guidance Software , which develops digital forensics and e-discovery software, said Tuesday afternoon that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CaseCentral , a developer of electronic discovery software. Guidance Software said it will pay $17.1M for CaseCentral, with up to $33M in earn out.

Procore Technologies Finds $30M For Construction Project Management Software

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Carpinteria-based Procore , the developer of construction project management software led by Craig "Tooey" Courtemanche, said this morning that it has raised $30M in a growth funding round. Procore develops cloud-based software which is used to manage large construction projects, using both the web and mobile phones. READ MORE>>.

Sonos Updates Software

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sonos music streaming hardware electronics software update google tuneineSanta Barbara-based whole home music system manufacturer Sonos said Monday that it has rolled out a nuber of minor updates to its streaming music systems. Sonos said the updates had rolled out earlier to beta users, and are now available to all users. READ MORE>>.

FloQast Finds $6.5M For Accounting Software

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Los Angeles-based FloQast , a new software startup developing month-end closing software for accountants, has raised $6.5M in a Series A funding, the company said today. FloQast says it has developed software which works alongside Excel to help accountants do their monthly close of books. READ MORE>>.

Yardi Buys Software Firm

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Santa Barbara-based Yarsi , which develops software for property management, said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired ALMSA Corporation , a provider of software for the assisted living industry. yardi almsa merger acquisition electronic health records software lifescienceFinancial terms of the buy were not disclosed.

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

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deliver profitable revenue that while on gross margins of 50% vs. software at 85-95% it is still profits to help you cover fixed costs.

Lieberman Software Teams With Canadian Company

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Los Angeles-based security software developer Lieberman Software said this morning that it has teamed with Canadian company Aikya Security Solutions, to expand its resach in Canada. lieberman software canada expansion cybersecurity securityAikya serves the utility and financial industries. READ MORE>>.

Malauzai Software Gets $6.5M More For Banking Apps

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Malauzai Software , a developer mobile banking apps for community financial institutions which has a number of its top executives located in Los Angeles, said this week that it has raised $6.5M in a Series C funding ronud. malauzai business banking software mobile bank community financial vons credit union creditunion venture capital

Pakedge Device and Software Acquired For $32.7M By Control4

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Pakedge Device & Software , a provider of home and business networking products and services, has been acquired by Control4 in a $32.7M pakedge device software control4 merger acquisition networking hardwaredeal, the companies said this week. Pakedge has offices in Huntington Beach. READ MORE>>.

Yardi Launches New Senior Living Software

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi said this morning that it has released a new software product, called RentCafe Senior Living. Pricing on the new software was not announced. Yardi said the new software makes senior living communities more attractive to prospective residents and their families.

Tritech Software Buys The Omega Group From Trimble

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San Diego-based Tritech Software , a developer of software for the law enforcement, public safety, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS) industries, has acquired The Omega Group , a developer of cloud-based mapping and analytics software for the market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. READ MORE>>.

ServiceTitan Scores $18M For Home Services Management Software

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Glendale-based ServiceTitan , a developer of cloud-based software used by home services business management, has raised $18M in a Series A funding round. The funding was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, and also included I2BF Digital, Mucker Capital, and AMENALAV Group. ServiceTitan said the funding round values the company at $100M.

TVC Capital Raises $115M Software Fund

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San Diego-based TVC Capital , the software-focused, growth equity investment firm founded by Jeb Spencer and Steve Hamerslag has raised a big, $115M software fund, the company said Wednesday. The new fund will remain focused on investments and acquisition of software companies, who are generating more than $2.5 READ MORE>>.

BitVore Finds $4.5M For Big Data Software

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Irvine-based Bitvore , a startup developing big data and intelligence-gathering software which pulls information from both public and private data sources for businesses, said this morning that it has closed a $4.5M, Series A funding round. The funding was led by serial entreprenur Yuri Pikover, as well as $1M from crowdfunding. READ MORE>>.

Nik Software Acquired By Google

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San Diego-based Nik Software , the developer of a popular set of photo filters and plug-ins for photo editing, has been acquired by Google. Nik Software has its corporate headquarters in San Diego, and also has operations in Germany. software google merger acquisition photo filter adobe photoshop photography pluginREAD MORE>>.

Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything

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I just had an all-too common conversation with the founder of a startup who had spent more than a year working with a software development company who had produced a mess. If I’m being asked to do startup software development, I’m going to push fairly hard on key questions that the startup needs to have answered before they develop anything.

Swarm Aims To Rejuvenate San Diego's Software Industry

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It hasn''t been a great few months for San Diego''s software and technology industry, as the city has seen three, big software companies move their operations, and thousands of jobs, to Texas. growth investment industry software diego swarm Others involved in the effort include investor Brant Cooper, and Cooley''s Eric Otterson.

Private Equity Firm Puts Epicor Software On Market

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Epicor Software , the supply chain management software company whose roots are in Orange County, has been put up for sale by private equity firm Apax Partners, according to reports Tuesday. epicor software merger acquisition private equity exit apax billion, and has hired investment banking firm Jeffries to handle the sale.

SodaHead Upgrades Polling Software For WordPress

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Los Angeles-based SodaHead , the developer of online polling services and software, has just launched a major upgrade to the company''s polling software for WordPress. The new software is available through WordPress , and competes directly against such tools as Wp-Poll and Polldaddy. READ MORE>>.

Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early

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There's an old adage in software development that I refer to all the time: The first 90% of development takes 90% of the time. used this when I taught software engineering. The remaining 10%, takes the other 90% of the time. It's currently in beta. used a company in India to develop the site, and it's mostly done.

mPulse Gets $10M For Mobile Health Software

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Los Angeles-based mPulse a developer of mobile software to help health plans better communicate with their clients, has raised $10M in a Series A funding round. The company's mobile software is used by health plans and pharmaceutical companies, and counts the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and Kaiser as customers. READ MORE>>.

GenRocket Ties With UST Global On Software Testing

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Ojai-based software testing developer GenRocket , and digital services provider UST Global , which is based in Irvine, announced Tuesday that the two are in a new partnership, where UST Global will tap GenRocket's technology for automating the generation of test code and test data. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed.