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Startup Pricing: Are You Selling A Giffen Product?


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


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

SaaS Subcriptions Are Great – TranSaaSional Pricing Is Better


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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Pharmaceutical Price Controls Might Be Closer Than You Think


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

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


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.

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.

Ceres Prices IPO


The firm will start trading today on the NASDAQ Global Market as CERE. The IPO was underwritten by Goldman, Sachs & CO., READ MORE>>.

Helping Consumers Name Their Own Price For Products, With Greentoe


In real life, you can just about bargain a price for anything you want to buy--a car, a house, even that new stereo from your local electronics store.

Zoovy Launches Amazon Automatic Pricing Tool


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, based on their competitor's prices. READ MORE>>.

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.

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.

ShopWiki Launches Barcode Scanning, Price Comparison App


The site--which is owned by Los Angeles-based --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>>.

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>>.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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

JustEnough Launches New Product


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>>. Pinpoints Holiday Deal Days, Rolls Pricing Tool


Los Angeles-based 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>>.

The Consumer Adoption Process Never Changes

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

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>>.

Topanga Technologies Plans Product Launch


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


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


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>>.

Bio Roundup: Cancer Wishes and Shopping Lists, Allergan Pricing & More


—Allergan CEO Brent Saunders criticized “egregious price takers” and pledged his own firm would practice responsible pricing to get out in front of potential legislative action that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been threatening. What do cancer experts want? The moon, perhaps.

Pick your pricing niche carefully. Defend it.


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.

VMIX Rolls Out Video Rental Product For Facebook


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

Balance Minimal Product Viability With Maximum Utility: Maximize Your Startup’s Value Proposition – MVP²


In essence, the Beatles offered a product with a higher value proposition as compared to their American counterparts. Double Your A-Sides.

Future of The Cloud is Bright | Just Ask the Market

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Businesses of all sizes are realizing cost savings, efficiencies and productivity gains they never thought possible. George V.

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Congrats To All The Winners and Thanks To Our Speakers at #REACHNeXT!

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Green Way Labs develops high-performance cleaning products that are 100% non-toxic. We did it folks! Health & Wellness: Green Way Labs.

Sonos Launches New Product


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

Sonos Bumps Pricing In Europe


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". Launches Krillion, Rovion Products


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

Vantage Media Rolls Private Ad Marketplace Product


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>>.

Esri Extends Tiered Pricing Structure For Small Government


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


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>>.

Thrive Market raises $111M to bring healthy groceries to your door

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Thrive Market. Series: Food Startups in Los Angeles. Teaser: Online health food company Thrive Market announced a $111M round of funding this morning. Pricing Comparison Service Targets Amazon


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

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Top 57 Online Startups Meets Technology Meets Product Posts for November 2010


I continue to collect great content that is the intersection of startups, products, online and technology. So let’s be very specific: let’s assume your dream job is product manager at Google, working on the Analytics product. love to find great products and services made by entrepreneurs who are trying to change the world.