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Startup Pricing: Are You Selling A Giffen Product?

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Watch this 93-second clip and see if you can identify the pricing pitfall addressed in this humorous snippet. Price ? Price = Value.

Real Startups Never, Ever Discount Their Prices

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Avoid a simple pricing mistake which could sink your startup. Invite such prospective customers to join your Product Advisory Council.

Despite Low Crop Prices, Corporate and VC Agtech Investments Soar

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The increase in dollars flowing to agtech comes despite commodity prices that are down 65 percent from their 2013 peak, the report says.

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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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>>.

AnyMeeting Debuts New Web Conferencing Product

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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.

Zoovy Launches Amazon Automatic Pricing Tool

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Carlsbad-based Zoovy , the e-commerce software firm run by Brian Horakh, said this week that it has launched a new Amazon Repricing Engine, a software tool which helps e-commerce retailers automatically raise or lower their product pricing on Amazon.com, based on their competitor's prices. READ MORE>>.

SaaS Subcriptions Are Great – TranSaaSional Pricing Is Better

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However, such price increases generally occur after new utility has been provided to the customers. hybrid of the SaaS model is emerging.

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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>>.

Pharmaceutical Price Controls Might Be Closer Than You Think

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That dependence on price increases won’t change any time soon.  Clinton proposes to combat “unjustified price hikes.”  million Euros ($1.4

ShopWiki Launches Barcode Scanning, Price Comparison App

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The site--which is owned by Los Angeles-based Oversee.net --said the barcode app lets users check online prices while shopping at brick and mortar retail stores. The app allows users to scan the UPC for a product, and then instantly see competitive pricing from online retailers. READ MORE>>.

Kofax Launches New Product

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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

Triton Digital Rolls Out Podcast Product

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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.

Audentes Prices $75M IPO As Gene Therapy Eyes First U.S. Approval

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As the possibility of the first ever gene therapy approval in the U.S. draws closer, more gene therapy players are entering the public markets.

HireRight Aims At Uber, Airbnb, Others With New Product

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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. Pricing on the new offering was not announced. READ MORE>>.

CapLinked Launches New Product

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Pricing on the new offering was not announced. 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. READ MORE>>.

Ixia Launches New Security Testing Product For Hyperscale Data Centers

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Calabasas-based network testing software and hardware developer Ixia announced this morning that it has launched a new product, CloudStorm, to provide network security testing of hyperscale cloud data centers. The new product can simuate mixed applications, malicious traffic, and other network traffic to test those data center designs.

JustEnough Launches New Product

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Newport Beach-based JustEnough Software , a developer of demand management and inventory planning products, reported today that it has launched a new product, aimed at managing retailer promotions. Pricing on the new product was not disclosed. JustEnough is headed by Malcolm Buxton. READ MORE>>.

Smoke Alarms: The Smartest Smart Home Product You Can Buy

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Price : $38.45. Price:  $49.97 ($129 for a three pack). Price:  $99. Why a Smart Smoke Alarm is Better. They Talk to Each Other.

Savings.com Pinpoints Holiday Deal Days, Rolls Pricing Tool

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Los Angeles-based Savings.com said Tuesday that it has pinpointed the best days to buy products, based on data from the last four years gathered on its site from 25,000 retailers, and for monitoring more than 1.5 Looking for a deal this year on holiday gifts? million deals during the 2009 to 2013 period. READ MORE>>.

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>>.

Pharma’s Productivity Problem: Finding More Blockbuster Drugs

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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.

You name the price; I’ll name the terms.

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And how about a product purchase where you cannot come to a successful negotiated price with your supplier?  What power! Growth!

Topanga Technologies Plans Product Launch

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Los Angeles-based Topanga Technologies , the stealthy, Khosla Ventures-backed plasma lighting startup, said today that it plans to launch its products next week at an upcoming trade show. READ MORE>>. topanga technologies lighting plasma efficient energy cleantech clean light fixture

Websense Rolls Out New Mobile Security Product

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San Diego-based security software developer Websense reported Wednesday that it has launched a new, mobile security product aimed at mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, and Android. Pricing on the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>. websense mobile security iphone android

Soraa Unveils LED Lighting Product

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Soraa , the UC Santa Barbara spinout funded by Khosla Ventures, NEA, and NGEN Partners, has unveiled its first product, a new LED lighting lamp. Pricing on the LED lamps has not been released. Soraa is manufacturing its products in Fremont. The firm's other founders are also all professors at UCSB. READ MORE>>.

VMIX Rolls Out Video Rental Product For Facebook

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San Diego-based VMIX , the developer of online video management and hosting services, reported today that it has launched a new product aimed at helping its customers rent videos on the Facebook social networking site. Pricing on the new offering was not announced. READ MORE>>. vmix video rental facebook videos hosting rent

Report: Price For Faraday Future's FF91 Nearly $300,000

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Los Angeles-based electric car maker Faraday Future rolled outs its first production vehicle, the FF91, at CES earlier this month, but had not announced pricing. However, a new report says that LeEco CEO Jia Yueting has said that the new FF91 will cost "less than $300,000"--a staggeringly high price tag for an electric vehicle.

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

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He said it was better than the Yellow Pages because he would provide pricing transparency. Summary notes, as always, provide below. Heresy.

Sonos Launches New Product

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Santa Barbara-based Sonos , the developer of wireless music systems, has launched a new product this morning, called the PLAY:3. READ MORE>>.

CES: 5 Connected Home Products for 2016

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Fortunately, these LED TVs look amazing – still waiting for a word on price and release dates. 4. Samsung Family Hub Fridge. Netatmo Presence.

Local.com Launches Krillion, Rovion Products

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That information provides information on discounts, pricing, product details, store locations, in-store availability, and more within those ad units.

Sonos Bumps Pricing In Europe

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Santa Barbara-based whole home music system developer Sonos is significantly bumping up the prices of its system in Europe, the company said over the weekend, due to big changes in the U.S. According to Sonos, it has significantly increased its prices of products in Europe, because its existing pricing has "become unsustainable".

Vantage Media Rolls Private Ad Marketplace Product

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Los Angeles-based Vantage Media , the advertising technology company led by Patrick Quigley, said last week that it has launched a new product, providing a private, self serve, real-time bidding marketplace for publishers. Pricing on the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>.

The Consumer Adoption Process Never Changes

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The 5 stages are: product awareness, product interest, product evaluation, product trial, and production.

Esri Extends Tiered Pricing Structure For Small Government

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Redland-based geographical information systems (GIS) software developer Esri has extended its tiered pricing structure for access to its software, specifically aimed to help smaller municipal and county governments to access its products. esri pricing small government geographical information systemsREAD MORE>>.

Mobile Roadie Swizzles Pricing

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Mobile software developer Mobile Roadie looks to be in the midst of an interesting transition, saying late last week that it is increasing its pricing, to "more closely match the value we are able to offer." Details of those pricing changes were not announced by the company. mobile roadie pricing developmentREAD MORE>>.

Savings.com Pricing Comparison Service Targets Amazon

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Los Angeles-based Savings.com said this morning that it has launched a new, pricing comparison shopping service called PriceJump --which specifically helps consumers find better deals than Amazon.com. According to Savings.com, its new search engine will instantly compare Amazon product prices to prices from around the web.

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Faraday Future Unveils FF 91, Its First Production Car

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Los Angeles-based Faraday Future , the secretive electric car startup funded by Chinese investors, has unveiled its first production car , the FF 91 , at a showy event a CES in Las Vegas. Pricing on the new car has not been announced. faraday future ff91 production electric vehicle auto automotiveREAD MORE>>.

Pick your pricing niche carefully. Defend it.

Berkonomics

They are: Price. Companies that compete on price rarely compete against others who emphasize service or quality.  Internet resellers have a better chance to combine price and quality than those with much more fixed overhead occupying a bricks-and-mortar physical presence in the community.  Quality. Service. Innovation. Elegance.