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TigerText Signs Chicago Customer

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Santa Monica-based secure messaging app developer TigerText , which provides secured text messaging for the enterprise and healthcare markets, has signed up a customer in Chicago. tigertext chicago secure messaging texting healthcare enterprise customerFinancial impact of the win was not announced. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Trumpets Marketing Automation Customer List

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Woodland Hills-based online local online marketing provider ReachLocal is bragging today that it has signed up 1,000 clients for its new ReachEdge marketing automation product. The product had been launched in September of 2013. reachlocal marketing automation customers leads software READ MORE>>.

This Startup Hacked LinkedIn To Recruit Customers & Reduce Churn

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However, savvy startups can leverage LinkedIn to create a customer acquisition and a churn reduction tool. Follow The People. There’s no excuse.

DataPop Launches New Ad Product

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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.

Marketing Crushes Customer Experience through Data. DUN dun dun!

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Apparently, the key to growth is the relationships that you may have with customers and suppliers. ” Is it really that disruptive though?

Startup Pricing: Are You Selling A Giffen Product?

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

Spreeify Launches New Mobile Ad Product

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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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Shopatron Launches Product Locator Tool

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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. Pricing on the new product was not announced.

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CheckAlt Scores Four New Credit Union Customers

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Los Angeles-based CheckAlt , the developer of payment processing technology led by serial entrepreneur Shai Stern, said this week that it has signed on four new credit union customers for its mobile deposit technology. Financial impact of the win was not announced. READ MORE>>. software financial banking payment mobile union credit checkalt

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.

Customer Validation - 33 Great Articles

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Either: "That’s interesting. I’m going to take that thought out into the field and validate it with my customers." Beware of Mentors.

Tealium Adds $35M to Expand Technology, Sharpen Customer Focus

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Tealium, a San-Diego startup that provides online advertising tag management and marketing services for enterprise customers, has raised $35 million in a growth financing deal intended to expand its technology and market reach. Georgian Partners and Bain Capital Ventures, the investment firms that anchored Tealium’s $30.7

If You Don’t Respect Your Customers You Won’t Be Successful

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I spend a lot of time with startups and thus hear many companies talk about their approach to sales and their interactions with customers. From these meetings you can really tell the leaders that care deeply about their customers and those the look down on them. Gold dust. Contrast that with a VC conversation I had. ” I cringed.

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ServiceNow Customer Wins Award In Australia

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Enterprise IT cloud sofwtare developer ServiceNow reports this morning that one of its customers has scored a big award in Australia. ServiceNow said Orica is using its product to improve its IT performance. servicenow customer australia management software According to ServiceNow, Orica, a provider of. READ MORE>>.

Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?

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Hiring seems to be the preferred use of seed funds (by investors and founders), whereas I'd prefer a focus on customer acquisition. Far from it.

TouchCommerce Wins German Customer

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Agoura Hills-based TouchCommerce , the provider of online chat services and products aimed at e-commerce retailers, reported today that it has partnered with German travel operator FTI, to provide a chat feature to FTI''s 5vorFlug brand page. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Attract A MILLION New Customers Overnight with YouTube Marketing – Literally

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YouTube was not a hobby; it meant sales, it meant building customer relationships, it meant managing product inquires. YESTERDAY. link].

E-commerce’s Changing Landscape | Customization

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As customers shift online, retailers have no choice, to not only follow suit, but to adapt to their changing demands.

Do Not Obsess On Names – Obsess On Delivering Awesome Customer Value

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If Smucker’s can annually generate hundreds of millions in sales for a variety of food products, there is little risk that a mediocre company or product name will preclude you from achieving similar success. Instead, expeditiously pick a reasonable moniker and then get back to work delivering value to your customers. Really?

Be Honest About Whether Your Product Really Makes a Difference

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This is why I loved Brad Feld’s recent post about the “ illusion of product / market fit.” Are our users addicted to our product? But if users don’t come back to your product directly and often I question whether you have a sustainable product / company. Success for many is ephemeral.

JustEnough Gets Customer

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Newport Beach-based JustEnough Software , a developer of a cloud-based app for managing customer demand and inventory planning, said this morning that it has been selected by a retailer. According to the company, Journelle is using its products for forecasting customer demand, planning inventory, and optimizing purchasing.

Punchcard Launches Business Analytics Product

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Pasadena-based Punchcard , the Idealab startup developing mobile apps to encourage customer loyalty at retail businesses, announced today that it has launched a new product, Punchcard for Business. Pricing on the new product was not disclosed. The firm's apps run on both Android and iPhone. READ MORE>>.

Google Enters Financial Products Comparisons Market

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Search engine giant Google has made its entree into an area long dominated by Southern California technology startups: financial products and leads generation. google advisor financial products leads mortgages rates leads360READ MORE>>.

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Customer Support Training | What is excellent customer service?

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Excellent customer service isn’t just something that happens from company to consumer. Customer service starts within a company.

How to Know When to Sell vs. When to Market to Customers

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You know exactly when you want to sell to this customer and presumably it’s this quarter! Unique Selling Proposition.  Compelling Event.

RealPractice Launches Marketing Automation Product

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The company said the new software is aimed at all types of small businesses, and helps local businesses to respond faster to customer inquiries, track online and offline advertising, and reply more effectively to calls, emails, and social media inquiries. RealPractice is headed by Carey Ransom. READ MORE>>.

Fan Appz Launches Social Media Marketing Product

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Los Angeles-based Fan Appz , which is headed by Jon Siegal, said today that it has launched a new social media marketing product. The firm said its Personalized Marketing Platform is aimed at brand, to help them turn their fans into customers. Jon Siegal was previously a VP of Sales at Siebel Sytsems., READ MORE>>.

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.

Bridg Aims At Restaurants With New CRM Software

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Los Angeles-based software developer Bridg said this week that it has launched a new customer relationship management (CRM) software product specifically aimed at restaurants. bridge software customer relationship management restaurant productREAD MORE>>.

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CapLinked Launches New Product

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The company said the new software, which is based on software application programming interface (API), let enterprises develop their own, custom software to manage and track access to files send to external parties. The company is targeting the API for use in integration into file storage, email clients, CRM, compliance software, and more.

Cyber-Rain Launching New Product

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Cyber-Rain has also released a free, iPhone app which allows customers to control their systems via their smartphone. READ MORE>>.

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.

The “drop dead” question for a customer survey

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If more than forty percent of the respondents say they would be “very disappointed,” the product should go viral and be a great success. Growth!

Qualaroo Launches New Product, Helps Convert Web Visitors

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Qualaroo , a developer of website conversion and analytics software which helps web businesses improve the experience and conversion of their visitors, has launched a new product. qualaroo website visitor conversion analytics survey convert customers analysis READ MORE>>.

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Fliptu Becomes Ampsy, Signs Up Darius Rucker As A Customer

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As part of the announcement, Ampsy said that its product has been being used by musical artist Darius Rucker , who has been using Ampsy's product with Hootsuite during his performances. The reasoning behind the rebranding was not given. READ MORE>>. fliptu ampsy darius rucker software social marketing influencer southernstyletour

Smoke Alarms: The Smartest Smart Home Product You Can Buy

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Features: Voice alarms with custom location. The post Smoke Alarms: The Smartest Smart Home Product You Can Buy appeared first on TechZulu.

ReachLocal Launches Trio Of Products, Targets Home Services

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The new products are part of a push by the company to expand the services it offers to small and medium sized businesses, beyond its roots in helping those firms advertise their businesses online. According to ReachLocal, it has launched three new products, ReachSite , ReachConvert , and ReachCommerce. READ MORE>>.

Netflix Redux: Is It Ever OK to Fire Your Customers?

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Some customer segments value the DVD business and these may be more price sensitive. We need video reel to show customers that you care.

MindTouch Picks Up $12M For Customer Self Service Software

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San Diego-based MindTouch , a developer of software-as-a-service tools to help companies create self-service, customer support sites, has raised $12M in a Series A funding. MindTouch's software provides customer support search tools, product information, and more to end users. READ MORE>>.

Mommy Bloggers Review Service for Manufacturers of Kid and Family Products

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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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