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Productivity in Your Pocket

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

Bio Roundup: Precision Med and Google, Heron, Lilly, Sarepta & More

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The wait continues. Will next week be the week a decision finally comes? Next month? Later today? Until then everyone sits, waits, and speculates.

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. According to Google Thursday, it has launched Google Advisor , a new service to help users find mortgage, credit card, CD, or checking and savings account offers and rates.

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Esri Rolls Out Replacement For Google Earth Enterprise

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Redlands-based GIS and mapping software developer Esri has launched a new product, which takes aim at enterprise users of Google Earth. esri google earth enterprise mapping visualizationREAD MORE>>.

X1 Loses Competitor: Google

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Google's service shuts down on September 14th. Google shut down a long list of projects late Friday. READ MORE>>.

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? It’s ok to live-and-die by Google early. But if users don’t come back to your product directly and often I question whether you have a sustainable product / company.

ReachLocal Strengthens Ties To Google

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing firm which helps small and medium sized businesses place online ads, has strengthened its ties into Google AdWords today, saying it has been added to the Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner (PSP) Program. Google did not say how many partners have been added to the program.

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.

A Full Breakdown of why Google+ gets a C- in User Experience

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New Google+ announced in last week’s Google I/O. And of course, one of the products that were heavily discussed about was Google+.

Google Ramps Hiring In Irvine

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Search engine giant Google appears to be ramping its hiring efforts in Irvine, according to representatives of the company. READ MORE>>.

YouTubers Come Of Age – Google Scores A Solid Return On Its Video Development Fund

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During the latter half of 2011, Google awarded a number of leading YouTubers and nascent Internet TV networks grants of $1 million to $2 million.

YP Rolls Out New Search Advertising Product

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

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Len Short is truly an online marketing pioneer, heading up marketing at Charles Schwab, AOL and then (PRODUCT)RED. They are in control.

Why Google Fiber? Moat-widening Endeavor & Future of Computing.

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In twenty years, Fiber will be one of Google’s most valuable assets. Google’s vision is the most ambitious of its peers. Value Chain.

Drew Baumann | Fullscreen BEAM, Google Glass, and Future Tech

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How hard was it to work on the Google Glass? That’s what developers are always facing when making a new product.

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. The firm's photo filters connect into Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture, and includes such products as Dfine, Viveza, HDR Efex, and more. READ MORE>>.

NewEgg Deal Glitches Google Offers

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Southern California-based NewEgg is an over $2 billion in sales retailer of computer products, consumer electronics, and other merchandise.

DexCom, Google Team On Diabetes Management

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Sa Diego-based continuous glucose monitoring device developer DexCom , and the life sciences team at Google , said this morning that the two have partnered together to jointly develop products for diabetes management. dexcom google diabetes management medical devices lifescience cloudREAD MORE>>.

TP-LINK Behind New Google Wi-Fi Router

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google onhub wifi wireless router tplink tp-link networking hardware eletronicsThe two said the router starts pre-orders today for $199.99.

Solving Problems in the Google, Facebook, Twitter Era

Eric Greenspan

Naturally, I Googled it, found a solution and turned my attention back to other matters. When they are asleep, Google is always up.

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Google Expanding To Fresh Grocery Delivery In Los Angeles

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Google disclosed on Wednesday that it is expanding its Google Express service to include fresh groceries in Los Angeles and San Francisco, at least in parts of those cities, as part of an expansion of the same day delivery service. supermarket deliver same fresh delivery grocery express googleREAD MORE>>.

The Perfect Pithy And Productive Investor Pitch

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Google x Facebook x Amazon) + (Universal Reviews). The post The Perfect Pithy And Productive Investor Pitch appeared first on John Greathouse

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. Fan Appz said it differs from other, social media marketing products because it is focused on helping brands close a sale. Jon Siegal was previously a VP of Sales at Siebel Sytsems., READ MORE>>.

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Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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Google was clear that they WOULD NOT go into this business. They were a juggernaut and Google was a small company. Overture (Goto.com).

VIZIO Announces New Google TV Device

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The companies said they will begin taking preorders for the product sometime this spring. vizio google streaming internet hdtv

OpenX Rolls Out Google AMP Compatibility

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Pasadena-based programmatic advertising marketplace operator OpenX has rolled out compatibility with Google AMP, Google's effort at a highly optimized set of rules for mobile web pages, across its entire set of products, the companys aid Monday. openx google mobile programmatic advertising marketplace html5READ MORE>>.

San Diego Gets Live Bus Updates From Google

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Lifecrowd Taps Former Googler For Product Management

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Santa Monica-based Lifecrowd , the online site which helps people find local, social activities which is headed by Bong Koh, said this week that it has hired former Google business product manager Jacquie Phillips as Co-founder and Head of Product at the company. lifecrowd google executive muckerlab social discovery

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.

Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

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In light of their ease with technology, they are in a prime position to spot opportunities for products and services that will improve people’s lives.

YouMail: Don't Trust Those Google Play Reviews

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Irvine-based YouMail has a message for all of those browsers in the Google Play store, the place where Android users go to download apps: don't believe those reviews. youmail google play android review mobileREAD MORE>>.

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.

Transphorm Unveils Products

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Goleta-based Transphorm , the stealthy, Google and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers startup in the energy conversion space, has unveiled its first product today at a conference. The firm said that its product cuts energy waste by 20 percent, and simplifies design and manufacturing of electrical systems and devices.

Aptera Considering Production Move Out Of State

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Aptera is backed by Idealab, Google, Esenjay Investments, The Simons Family, and The Beall Family Trust. READ MORE>>.

Nirvanix Grabs Google Exec

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Froutan was responsible for building and managing Google's worldwide green data center operations. READ MORE>>.

Demand Media Buys Two Firms, Renews Google Ad Deal

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online publishing empire run by Richard Rosenblatt, said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired two companies, plus renewed a deal with Google. As part of that effort, Demand Media said its inventory will be included in the premium Google Display Network Reserve. READ MORE>>.

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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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Google me, Tweet me, Facebook me: The Action of Tech Platforms

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Why would you change the name of a product people know and associate with? The stakes have been raised. Float? Isn’t the end goal users?

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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.

Transphorm's Product Go Into Mass Deployment In Japan

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Goleta-based Transphorm , which develops Gallium Nitride (GaN) power conversion technology, reported today that Japanese customer Yaskawa Electric Company has gone into mass production on a product that uses its devices. READ MORE>>.