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How Classy Is Helping Nonprofits To Attract and Retain Supporters

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What do you get when you combine a charitable pub crawl, the movie Anchorman, and a software developer randomly hired off Craigslist? Thanks!

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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.

Colony Logic: Helping The Enterprise Overcome Legacy Systems

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The company is focused on the enterprise software area. It''s not often that startups come out of the gate, backed by a private equity investor.

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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.

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.

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>>.

Profitability Helps San Diego Lender Step Out from Industry Cloud

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LendingClub helped to pioneer the model, saying in November 2012 that it had surpassed $1 billion in loans issued since 2006, when it was founded. There is more integrity to the process,” Gilbert said, because National Funding uses traditional loan analysts as well as software to analyze and process its loan applications.

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>>.

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TigerText's New Bot Helps Schedule Appointments, More

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Is a messaging "bot" the answer to helping to improve the quality of health care? TigerText--which is widely used in a healthcare setting as a replacement for non-HIPAA compliance texting--said it is using natural language processing and other technology for the healthcare automation software. READ MORE>>.

Fan Appz Launches Personal Marketing Platform To Help Brands Convert Fans Into Loyal Customers

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That’s how social can help build customer lifetime value.”. Companies want to see their social media investment drive sales.”

Top 11 Free Travel Apps To Help Keep You Sane

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Traveling has changed so much, especially with the help of a smartphone. What new cultures are there to see? Where to eat?

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. rollout support.

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 Control4 said that the acquisition will help it expand its networking, power management, and cloud-based remote management capabilities. deal, the companies said this week. READ MORE>>.

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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.

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>>.

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>>.

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.

Condusiv Debuts SQL, Exchange Optimization Software

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Burbank-based Condusiv , the developer of disk optimization software, has set its targets on SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange, with a new product. The firm said its new product, the V-locity Server I/O optimization software, is designed for use on servers running SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange. READ MORE>>.

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>>.

Guidance Software Lands Retailer

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Pasadena-based Guidance Software , the developer of electronic discovery and investigation software, announced today that it has signed an un-named, multi-billion dollar retailer as a customer. According to Guidance Software, the firm will help the retailer build an "e-discovery center of excellence". 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>>.

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Citrusbyte Wants the World to Build Better Software

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Citrusbyte is a full stack, design and development firm that specializes in helping companies get the APIs they need to run more efficiently. According to the team, the driving philosophy behind Mission Control was to help the world create better software. Image Credit: Wikipedia  .

FollowMaid Helps Clean Up, Manage Twitter Followers

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The new service--created by Pacific Palisades software development firm Etronica--is aimed at both individuals and businesses. According to Etronica, the new service automatically scans Twitter accounts, and is designed to help social media managers better manage their Twitter followers. READ MORE>>.

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

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>>.

VIEVU Helps Cops turn the Camera on YOU

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We do have a cloud system right now, but it’s done with the software.  The wearable tech sector shows no signs of slowing down in 2014. 

PaeDae Debuts System To Help Mobile App Developers Find New Users

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bartr paedae mobile development software exchange link traffic advertisingIn PaeDae's new BARTR system, the company said that it will let developers earn credits--without transaction fees or surcharges--for advertising other applications, which they in turn can use to spend on advertising to attract game players on other applications.

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

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Open cloud led by Amazon with their AWS services drove total operating costs down by 90%. This led to an explosion in startups. Funny, that. Enter VC.

SOA Software Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based enterprise software developer SOA Software has rolled out a new product this morning, focused on management of application programming interfaces (APIs). The company said it snew product, LIfecycle Manager for APIs, helps enterprises manage the development use of APIs, services, and software assets.

O Labs Launched To Incubate, Accelerate Enterprise Software In LA

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According to the three, they have created O Labs as an independent company specifically to create, grow, and operate portfolio companies focused on helping large and growing enterprises. olabs manatt accelerator incubator originate hale boggs keyvan peymani jeff scheinrock enterprise software startup READ MORE>>.

MomentFeed Upgrades Location Analytics Software

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iRise Adds iPad, Android Emulation To Prototyping Software

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El Segundo-based iRise , which develops enterprise prototyping software, used to help business users mock up visual software prototypes of applications, said Wednesday that it has added new support for iPads and Android phones. irise android ipad emulation software prototype mockup mobileREAD MORE>>.

Events.com: Creating A New Events Management Software Giant, with Gregg Parise

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Is the world ready for another event management software provider? What is Events.com all about? The world today is not about that. Thanks!

Koupon Kitty Launches Coupon Code Software

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A new, online coupon software "bookmarklet" called Koupon Kitty --backed by Juvo Capital, the investment firm of Talmadge O'Neill and Harry Tsao--said it launched Wednesday, to help consumers find the best coupon codes for various e-commerce sites. koupon kitty bookmarklet browser software savings deals coupons code coupon

Small Business Tools that help with Website Development and Content Sharing

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GraphDat helps streamline the process of maintaining quick and reliable  server performance.

Report: Lynda.com Tops $70M In Annual Revenues

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lynda instruction online video help tutorial educationThe new revenue numbers came via TechCrunch. READ MORE>>.

Chrome River: Building An Enterprise Software Leader In LA, with Dave Terry

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A few weeks ago, Los Angeles-based enterprise expense reporting software maker Chrome River (www.chromeriver.com) took a significant venture funding round--worth $100M--to help expand the company's growth in the enterprise software market. What does Chrome River's software do? Dave Terry: We've been very fortune. Thanks!

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LiveTime Software Gets Debt Funding

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Newport Beach-based LiveTime Software , a provider of Web 2.0 service desk software, has raised a round of debt funding, according to funding provider Agility Capital. LiveTime provides ITIL service management and help desk software via software-as-a-service.

reqallable's Software Lets Google Glass Users Read, Handle Email Automatically

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The new software is the first step of Machiraju''s vision for smart devices which automatically help people perform tasks, and anticipate what users need. The startup has a major presence in Ventura, and Machiraju is a Ventura County resident. READ MORE>>. reqall reqallable context aware email google glass apple mchiraju

Hack4LA Looks To Help Local Communities, Government

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Can your software skills help make your local community a better place? Could doing some coding over a weekend help improve your local government? According to the group, the hackathon is the first ever "civic hackathon" in Los Angeles, and asks participants to pull in civic data from the City of LA to help power apps.