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Productivity in Your Pocket


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

VC Confessions: I Don’t Really Care About Your Product Demo


The entrepreneur cannot wait to show me their product via a demo. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Don’t Demo Me Bro.

How Has Product Hunt Become Such a Critical Startup Website?

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Product Hunt. It seems out of nowhere it has become the go to website for startup companies to launch their new products or businesses.

Digital Map Products Gets $36.3M


Irvine-based Digital Map Products (DMP), a developer of cloud-based mapping products used by businesses and government for mapping and land use applications, has raised $36.3M in a strategic growth funding. Digital Map Products was founded by Jim Skurzynski and Geoff Wade, who will continue to lead the company. READ MORE>>.

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.

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.

Why You Should Put Yourself Out There and Try New Products

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Here’s the thing: If you never try new product and new networks you’ll never learn anything. In 2011 I started using Instagram. love it.

DataPop Launches New Ad Product


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.

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.

ZEFR Launches New Product


ZEFR said the new product provides a "visualization" of YouTube, to allow brands to better target their digital advertising campaign. Launches New Product

socalTECH did not detail the cost of the new product. READ MORE>>. local exact match advertising online

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.

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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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. Pricing on the new product was not announced.

Smoke Alarms: The Smartest Smart Home Product You Can Buy

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The post Smoke Alarms: The Smartest Smart Home Product You Can Buy appeared first on TechZulu. Why a Smart Smoke Alarm is Better. Price:  $99.

CraveOnline Sets Up Its Own Production Studio


CraveOnline said it has a new production team of 10 people behind the studio. craveonline production studio publishing male video content Los Angeles-based CraveOnline , the online unit of Evolve Media which caters to men with its video and other online content, said it has set up its own studio for creating original video.

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>>.

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Measuring the Value of Promotional Products [Infographic]

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The post Measuring the Value of Promotional Products [Infographic] appeared first on TechZulu. 75 per impression. 02 per impression. Radio = $.50

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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AnyMeeting Debuts New Web Conferencing Product


AnyMeeting , the developer of web and video conferencing software aimed at the small business market, said today that it has launched a new, web conferencing product called AnyMeeting Company Pro. AnyMeeting also said in announcing the new product that it has just passed over 500,000 registered meeting hosts on the service.

Social Productivity App WeDo Launches Publicly

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From Fantastical to Evernote there are dozens of popular productivity apps that help users do everything from planning an interview to remembering to take out the garbage. Organization junkies will need to make room for one more as WeDo, the latest iteration on so called to-do apps was publicly launched on Thursday

Why Email May Be Draining Your Company’s Productivity

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So I ask you – if you’re being reactive to somebody else’s emails are you really being as productive in your company as you could be?

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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.

ReachLocal Appoints Chief Product Officer


Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal has set a new, Chief Product Officer, the firm announced this morning. Nero also had served at Microsoft, heading up product development for and MSN Network, in addition to serving at Omniture and Novell. advertising executive officer product chief reachlocalREAD MORE>>.

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. google advisor financial products leads mortgages rates leads360READ MORE>>.

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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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Social To-Do List iOS App WeDo Launches Out of Beta


Our superusers include families, roommates and wedding parties who are using the product to manage their tasks together.”.

The Perfect Pithy And Productive Investor Pitch


The post The Perfect Pithy And Productive Investor Pitch appeared first on John Greathouse Is One Line Enough? One-liners. Ironic. 3.But better.

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>>.

Managing Culture Like a Product

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At Rubicon Project, we manage culture like a product. Managing culture like a product takes a lot of discipline. Snags Product Head From ReachLocal


Santa Monica-based , which is now part of eBay, has hired on a new Head of Product. According to recruiting firm NeoHire, Amanda McConnell has been hired as Head of Product for, joining the company from ReachLocal, where she was Director of User Experience and Product Management. READ MORE>>.

Cynvenio Spins Out BioMolded Products


Westlake Village-based Cynvenio Biosystems , the developer of molecular diagnostics systems for cancer, has spun out a new subsidiary, BioMolded Products , focused on blow molded plastic parts for the biopharmaceutical and life science industries this week. plastic manufacturing medical lifescience cynvenio products biomolded

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>>.

Joe Perez, Founder of @tastemade, On What Makes a Great Product Manager & More

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He has a long career in developing products and companies (such as Pogo, Excite@Home, Demand Media, The Daily Plate and now TasteMade) discussed much about his career choices and lessons. In the first clip  (42 seconds long), Joe discusses what makes a good product manager. If you don’t know Joe, you should.

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RealPractice Launches Marketing Automation Product


The new product is an expansion--and significant shift--beyond RealPractice's former focus on the legal vertical. Realpractice said its new marketing automation product costs $99 a month for up to three marketing campaigns, and will include a 60-day trial offer. RealPractice is headed by Carey Ransom. READ MORE>>.

Kofax Launches New Product


Irvine-based Kofax , the developer of business process management and document capture software, reported this morning that it has launched a new product. The company said the new product connects into its existing platform. Pricing on the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>. kofax document capture software

Anametrix Names Product Management VP


San Diego-based real-time marketing analytics software developer Anametrix said Wednesday that it has named Barry Parshall as its new SVP of Product Management. Parshall was most recently at iJento, where he also served at SVP of Product Management. Parshall will head up product strategy for the company. READ MORE>>.

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

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He wanted to build direct customer relationships to get product feedback but only 2% of customers would ever return their registration cards.

Citrix Moves Closer To Split Of GoTo Product Line


Citrix Systems is moving closer to a spinout of its GoTo product line this week, saying that it has named Kevin Parker, co-founder and senior operating principal at Bridge Growth Partners as Chairman of a soon-to-be-formed company specifically encompassing the Citrix "GoTo" product line. 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. 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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