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LawKick: A Modern Way To Find Legal Help


Michael Chasin: is essentially a marketplace that makes it easier than ever to find legal help. But, how do you start? READ MORE>>.

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Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

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Most technology startups seem to be funded by product people or business people. Sales people often blame the product. Excuses. Sales

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How Classy Is Helping Nonprofits To Attract and Retain Supporters


Our customers use this to raise more money, and we can make the case that investing in the product will get them X return. What is Classy?

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Colony Logic: Helping The Enterprise Overcome Legacy Systems


Andy Vogel: Typically, we are looking at people who have complex or very large product catalogs. What is Colony Logic? How do you do that?

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ZEFR Launches New Product


ZEFR said its new BrandID Suite is aimed at brands, to help them better understand and harness the power of YouTube. READ MORE>>.

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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How ContractSafe Wants To Help You Get Your Legal Docs In Order, With Ken Button


To address that disaster, Ken Button and Randy Bishop�two veterans of the startup industry�created ContractSafe (, a new online service aimed at helping companies to tame that mess and manage and store their contracts in the cloud. We've been really happy with the product itself. What is ContractSafe? READ MORE>>.

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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>>.

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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>>.

Qualaroo Launches New Product, Helps Convert Web Visitors


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''s CEO, Sean Ellis, has been involved in such startups as Eventbrite, Dropbox, Xobni, LogMeIn, among other companies. READ MORE>>.

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How Thrively Wants To Help Your Child Reach Their Full Potential


Jon Kraft: Our mission is to help kids discover and pursue their passions in life. Tell me about your new company? Thanks! READ MORE>>.

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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 One Key Person That Will Help You Improve Sales

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The “P” stands for Pain or  the reason your customer needs to implement a new product. This post is about finding your “champion.”

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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.

Products I Love to Use

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So I thought now would be a sensible time – with six months on either side of the holidays. I’m not trying to say my picks are great and other products aren’t and I’ll certainly forget some. It’s such a great product and such a shame they decided to make private lists public. love it. Haters gonna hate.

ReachLocal Appoints Chief Product Officer


Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal has set a new, Chief Product Officer, the firm announced this morning. The provider of services to help small businesses place Internet advertising said it named Kris Barton to the position. advertising executive officer product chief reachlocalREAD MORE>>.

Helping Consumers Name Their Own Price For Products, With Greentoe


Joe Marrapodi: GreenToe is a name your own price marketplace for products. However, rather than travel services, it''s for products.

Google Enters Financial Products Comparisons Market


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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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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Spireon Launches New GPS Vehicle Tracking Product For Subprime Market


Irvine-based Spireon , a developer of telematics products for vehicle and fleet tracking, said late last week that it has launched a new GPS vehicle tracking system, specificdally aimed at the subprime auto financing market. READ MORE>>. spireon buyherepayhere vehicle credit reposession auto finance financing telematics tracking

New Data Show Biogen, Ionis Drug Might Help More With Rare Spine Disease


It’s an RNA-based drug meant to help boost production of the SMA protein, which in turn is supposed to help improve patients’ motor function.

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Punchcard Launches Business Analytics Product


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>>.

Fan Appz Launches Social Media Marketing Product


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>>.

RealPractice Launches Marketing Automation Product


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>>.

NantHealth Launches Molecular Testing, Decision Support Product

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Culver City-based NantHealth has launched a new product, which provides molecular testing and decision support solutions for cancer patients. The company said its new product provides oncologists with a detailed, molecaulr profile of a patient's cancer to help shape treatment strategies. READ MORE>>.

Triton Digital Rolls Out Podcast Product


Los Angeles-based audio advertising provider Triton Digital has rolled out a new product specifically aimed at podcasting proviers, the company said Tuesday. According to Triton, its new Tap Podcast product is a version of its advertising platform, which specifically helps podcast publishers insert ads into their audio stream. Launches Product Discovery Site, Backed By $1M In Funding


Santa Monica-based , a new startup founded by Jake Gold and Steven Fruchter, has launched, looking to help users make product purchase decisions. offers up an online site where people can search for and read reviews on products, including electronics, automotive products, beauty, and more. READ MORE>>.

How Enervee Is Making Shopping For Products Energy Smart, with Matthias Kurwig


We are using algorithms to identify the products that are relatively energy efficient. What is Enervee? Where did the idea come from? Thanks!

Ashton Kutcher: Actor, Investor, Product Engineer?


ashton kutcher celebrity samsung yoga tablet product engineer youtube space Financial details of the partnership were not announced.

Dealstruck Launches New Line Of Credit Product For Small Businesses


San Diego-based startup Dealstruck , the startup developing an online marketplace to help small businesses find loan funding, has rolled out a new product, saying today that it has launched a new, asset-based line of credit product. Dealstruck is led by Ethan Senturia. READ MORE>>.

HireRight Aims At Uber, Airbnb, Others With New Product


Irvine-based background check services provider HireRight is hoping to smooth the way for peer-to-peer marketplaces with a brand new product, aimed specifically at helping those companies to screen people in their marketplaces. Are you a new startup looking to tap into the "sharing economy", ala Uber or Airbnb? READ MORE>>.

CapLinked Launches New Product


Los Angeles-based CapLinked , the developer of secure document sharing software led by Eric Jackson, said this morning that it has released a new set of Information Security (InfoSec) tools, aimed at helping companies to protect information they are sharing with external parties. Pricing on the new offering was not announced. 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.

Smoke Alarms: The Smartest Smart Home Product You Can Buy

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” This is great for new construction or remodels, but not so helpful otherwise. Why a Smart Smoke Alarm is Better. Color-Coded Awareness.

ReachLocal Launches Trio Of Products, Targets Home Services


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>>.

How Focus@Will Uses Music To Help You Concentrate Better


Can music help you concentrate (on school, work, or other tasks) better? It's quite simple really, it helps you concentrate better on tasks.

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.

Making the Internet Smarter at Helping Us

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Help me cut through the clutter. Recommendation Slicing. The Internet has a problem.  It’s one you know well. Problem. Hmmmmph. Regis.

Friendgift Looks To Spur Friends To Buy You Products


Los Angeles-based FriendGift said Tuesday that it has launched a service which will allow users to shop for products, and then convince their friends to help pay for those products. READ MORE>>. friendgift startup gift social shopping

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.