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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 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

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>>.

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.

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. Soraa is manufacturing its products in Fremont. Soraa, which was started in Goleta, said its Soraa LED MR16 lamp is intended as a replacement for traditional, halogen MR16 bulbs.

Soraa Scaling Up For Volume Production

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

Transphorm Unveils Products

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Goleta-based Transphorm , the stealthy, Google and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers startup in the energy conversion space, has unveiled its first product today at a conference. The firm said that its product cuts energy waste by 20 percent, and simplifies design and manufacturing of electrical systems and devices. READ MORE>>.

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.

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.

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.

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>>.

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>>.

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.

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.

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>>.

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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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.

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>>.

Impact Radius Gets $30M For Affiliate Marketing Software

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Santa Barbara-based Impact Radius , which develops digital marketing and affiliate marketing software, has raised $30M in a funding round, according to the company. The funding came from Silversmith Capital partners. READ MORE>>. advertising leads saas capital venture petterson software affiliate marketing radius impact

Better Business Bureau? For who?

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First Data of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA 93108. BBB of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.

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>>.

Four Questions Entrepreneurs Should Answer Before Dropping Out Of College

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Product / Market Fit – Have you proven that your product’s value proposition and price point resonates with your target market.

10 Essential Branding Maxims

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Many companies unknowingly Rickroll their would-be customers by improperly aligning their products’ capabilities with their marketing messages.

How To Vet Startup Opportunities – Quit Your Day Job With Confidence

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Capable of gathering the necessary resources to develop your minimum viable product. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

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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.

Selling Online In 2016 For The First Time – What Works When You Have A Blank Slate?

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ended up really relating to the nuance and intricacies of product supply and customer demand. Muther. John Greathouse: Hello Heidi. John Knits.

Mini-ventures Build Entrepreneurial Muscle (And Can Lead To Big Businesses)

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encourage my  UC Santa Barbara students  to launch mini-ventures while in school so they will begin to see the opportunities that surround them.

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Why You Should Hire A Gaggle Of Interns At Your Startup

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In several cases, we eventually productized summer intern projects, including a mobile version of GoToMyPC which we called PocketView.

From IT Geek to Coffee Farmer, Eric Greenspan and his Latest Venture

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The Macaw Coffee factory in Santa Barbara, Honduras. also manage product development, business development and of course, IT.

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.

Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Never Watch Shark Tank Alone

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number of my UC Santa Barbara entrepreneurial students initially model their investment pitches on the show's contrived format.

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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With Greathouse Comes Great Responsibility

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The following guest post is from some of my former UC Santa Barbara students. Fall quarter of Sr. Along with taking Sr. Share and Enjoy.

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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.

CALIENT Technologies Offers New Security Product

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Some Quick Thoughts on Exits for Technology Startups

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Later today I’m presenting at the annual Rincon Ventures Summit in Santa Barbara. Startup Exits: A Primer from msuster.

An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki

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even plan to use it in my upcoming UC Santa Barbara Entrepreneurial Selling class. free weekly Infochachkie articles! link].