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Success, Santa Barbara Style: Patagonian Sexwax With A Side Order of UGGS

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Six outstanding entrepreneurs have created this sweet flavor of success in one of the most beautiful places on earth – Santa Barbara, California.

Citrix Sale Effort To Impact Santa Barbara's Citrix Online

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An effort by Citrix Systems to sell itself to a buyer has a possibility of some major impact on Southern California, particularly at Santa Barbara-based Citrix Online. GoToMeeting, GoToAssist, GoToMyPC, and other related products are all run out of the Santa Barbara, Citrix Online business. READ MORE>>.

Citrix Moves Closer To Split Of GoTo Product Line

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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>>.

Citrix Cuts 10 Percent; Santa Barbara Hit

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Citrix Systems , a provider of enterprise infrastructure software based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said Wednesday that the firm is reducing its headcount by approximately 10 percent--and has laid off staff at the firm's Santa Barbara Unit, Citrix Online. Tags: citrix employment jobs online barbara santa

Soraa Ships Outdoor LED Product

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Soraa , the UC Santa Barbara spinout whic is backed by Khosla Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and NGEN Partners, said today that it has launched its first, outdoor LED lamp product, which it says patches the performance of a 40W halogon MR16 lamp. READ MORE>>.

Soraa Scaling Up For Volume Production

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manufacturing capacity for volume production. No details on production dates were given. READ MORE>>.

Citrix Sets January Date For GoTo Spinoff

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That business--headquartered in Santa Barbara--will become a separate subsidiary called GetGo , which will merge with a subsidairy of LogMeIn. Citrix develops GoToMeeting, GoToMyPC, GoToAssist, and other related products as part of that business, all of which were originally created by ExpertCity in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara: the home of the clicks (and the calls)

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Jason is another local Santa Barbara CEO and we had a great chat about Make It Work, Ring Revenue, Affiliate Marketing and life in SB. The secret in this game is to start with a product that is viable to the online audience, garner attention from leading affiliates and then turning the traffic into paying customers.

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Soraa Deploys In UK Museum

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Soraa , the developer of Gallium Nitride (GaN) LED lighting technology, based on research out of UC Santa Barbara, has deployed its products at a museum in the United Kingdom. Soraa said its lighting systems are now being used at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, which the company says is the world's oldest public museum.

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.

FindTheBest Partners With Lijit

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Aurrion Acquired by Juniper Networks

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Goleta-based Aurrion , a developer of networking semiconductor technology which was spun out of UC Santa Barbara, has been acquired by Juniper Networks , according to Juniper's blog. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Start Your Company Where You Want To Live – Period

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Santa Barbara Dreaming. When my wife and I arrived in Santa Barbara in the early 1990''s, we did not know a single person.

Ice Energy Ties With Solar Panel Providers For Energy Bundle

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Santa Barbara-based Ice Energy , the developer of energy storage devices which use ice to offload electric grids of peak loads, said Wednesday that it has launched a new, bundled solution which combines both its energy storage and photovoltaic solar energy. READ MORE>>.

CALIENT Technologies Raises $19.4M

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Calient said its new funding will go towards expanding its products to the data center and cloud computing markets. READ MORE>>.

FindTheBest Partners With Electronics Review Site

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FindTheBest said that it build 24 custom comparisons of technology products for eCoustics, part of an expansion of its platform to external sites.

Sonos Loses Chief Product Officer, Says Report

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Santa Barbara-based Sonos has lost its Chief Product Officer, Marc Whitten, according to reports this morning. Whitten--which had only been Chief Product Officer at the company for two years--had been in charge of the release of the PLAY:5 speaker and associated apps. READ MORE>>.

Inogen Secures $20M For Oxygen Therapy Devices

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Santa Barbara-based Inogen , a provider of oxygen therapy equipment and services, said Thursday that it has scored a $20M, equity funding round. Inogen is a developer of oxygen therapy products, including home oxygen generators, which are supplied to patients with pulmonary diseases such as COPD. The round was led by Novo A/S.

Yardi Launches New Senior Living Software

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi said this morning that it has released a new software product, called RentCafe Senior Living. Pricing on the new software was not announced. Yardi said the new software makes senior living communities more attractive to prospective residents and their families.

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

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

UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars

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Instead, grab your surfboard and head to UC Santa Barbara. This allowed the curriculum to efficiently find its product / market fit.

RightScale Launches Hybrid, Private Cloud Management Software

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Santa Barbara-based RightScale , the cloud computing firm backed by Tenaya Capital, DAG Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and Presidio Ventures, said Tuesdya that it has launched a new product called RightScale myCloud. READ MORE>>. rightscale hybrid private cloud management software saas zynga eucalyptus

Citrix Online Acquires Podio

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The Santa Barbara-based online services arm of Citrix is expanding its suite of software, after Citrix said this morning that it is acquiring Podio , a developer of collaborative work software for business teams. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed by the companies. READ MORE>>.

Superconductor Technologies Spins Off Subsidiary

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Superconductor Technologies , the developer of superconducting materials which was, until recently, located in Santa Barbara, said earlier this week that it has spun off a subsidiary working on its Reconfigurable Resonance (RcR) technology. The firm still has research and development facilities in the Santa Barbara area.

Sonos Adds Amazon Prime Music Support

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Santa Barbara-based whole home, streaming music system maker Sonos has added support for Amazon Prime Music to its sytsems, letting users stream songs from Amazon's music service through its systems. The new service is available as a abeta to users in the US. READ MORE>>. sonos amazon prime music streaming system wifi wireless

FindTheBest Takes On Smartphone Comparisons

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Service Objects Takes On Email Validation

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If you''re a business with a big database of email contacts, Santa Barbara-based Service Objects has a new product for you. According to the company, it has launched a new email validation product, DOTS Email Validation 3, which helps companies identify fraudulent and invalid email addresses in their databases.

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LogicMonitor Launches New Dashboard Product

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Santa Barbara-based LogicMonitor , which develops performance monitoring products for IT infrastructure, said today that it has launched a new dashboard product. Pricing on the new product was not announced. The dashboard software works in conjunction with LogicMonitor's performance monitoring product.

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FastSpring Launches Subscription Management Service

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Santa Barbara-based FastSpring , the e-commerce and payment processing software firm headed by Dan Engel, said this week that it has launched a new online subscription management and payment service called SaaSy. The new product is specifically aimed at providers of subscription services. READ MORE>>.

RingRevenue Sees Traction In Financial Services

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Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue , the pay-per-call technology provider, says today that it has been seeing gains in the financial services industry with its platform. The firm said companies like Progrexion Marketing--which markets the credit repair product Lexington Law--has been seeing success with pay-per-call using its products.

Talk Like An 8th Grader When Pitching Investors

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Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Independent’s recent Techtopia Issue. Select the real software product from this list. A.

D2 Technologies Buys Webia Technologies

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Webia's CEO, John Wu, joins D2 as Vice President of Products for its Mobile and Personal Communications Business Unit. READ MORE>>.

GoToMyPC Hits iPad

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GoToMyPC , the popular remote access software-as-a-service from Santa Barbara-based Citrix Online , has hit the Apple iPad, the company said today.

Invoca Debuts New Facebook Ad Product

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Santa Barbara-based Invoca , which helps marketers correlate phone calls to what advertising drove those calls, has rolled out another product for Facebook, the company said Tuesday. The company said the new product is a result of integration with Facebook's Offline Conversions API. READ MORE>>.

FindTheBest Takes On Product Comparisons

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Looking to take on comparisons between products, services, and other information, a new startup, FindTheBest.com , has emerged in Santa Barbara.

Sientra Gains $65M

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Santa Barbara-based Sientra , a developer of FDA-approved, silicone breast implants, said Wednesday that it has raised $65M in a Series C funding round. The round will go towards commercialization of its products. Sientra said the new round brings its total raised to $151M. The firm was founded by CEO Hani Zeini. READ MORE>>.

Yardi Acquires Insurance Firm

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Santa Barbara-based Yardi , which develops real estate investment management and property management software, said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired Multifamily Insurance Group , a provider of renters insurance products. Yardi said the buy will allow it to provide renters insurance products to its clients.

FindTheBest Rolling Out Badges

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The site said that it will allow companies to show a badge when they are ranked among the top 10 highest rated products and services on the site.

DTS Launches Android Connected, Whole Home Audio System With Phorus Buy

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The new product provides a remote speaker and receiver which wireless connects with Android phones and tablets, allowing users to wirelessly stream music and other audio to the speaker from an Android app. DTS said the new product also connects directly into existing home audio systems, also make them part of its whole home audio network.

Entrepreneur Hack: This Remote Team Of 12 Generated $100M

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Dan shared his entrepreneurial insights with my UC Santa Barbara students, including the manner in which he built a virtual organization.