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Productivity in Your Pocket

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

Digital Map Products Gets $36.3M

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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>>.

MobileCause Raises $15M For Nonprofit Software

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Los Angeles-based nonprofit fundraising and crowdfunding software platform developer MobileCause has raised $15M in a Series B funding, according to the company. MobileCause said the new funding will go towards "aggressive" product innovation and expansion in the US and internationally. MobileCause is led by CEO Sean MacNeill.

TeleSign Names New Chief Product Officer

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Los Angeles-based TeleSign announced this morning that it has it named Tom Powledge as the company's new Chief Product Officer. TeleSign is a major provider of user account verification software, and is well known for its mobile and phone authentication services. READ MORE>>. telesign chief produt officer powledge executive

Guidance Software Shuffles Executives

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Pasadena-based Guidance Sofdtware , the developer of computer forensics and security software, said it has undergone a restructuring of its sales, training, channel and product development efforts. Guidance Software also said it has named Scott Skidmore as its Vice Preisdent, Global Channel Sales. READ MORE>>.

Quest Software Bolsters Security Products

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software said this morning that it has released a new version of its PacketTrap MSP remote monitoring and management platform for SMBs. The firm said the product now includes antivirus detection and better reporting, among other features. quest software securityREAD MORE>>.

Hollywood Software Acquired By Rentrak

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Los Angeles-based Hollywood Software, Inc. HSI), a provider of enterprise software for managing digital movie distribution, has been acquired by Rentrak , a provider of viewer analytics and tracking of movie and television consumption. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Shopatron Launches Product Locator Tool

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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. READ MORE>>.

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

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The entrepreneur cannot wait to show me their product via a demo. Note: I invest almost exclusively in b-to-b software companies.

SOA Software Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based enterprise software developer SOA Software has rolled out a new product this morning, focused on management of application programming interfaces (APIs). The company said it snew product, LIfecycle Manager for APIs, helps enterprises manage the development use of APIs, services, and software assets.

Bridg Aims At Restaurants With New CRM Software

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Los Angeles-based software developer Bridg said this week that it has launched a new customer relationship management (CRM) software product specifically aimed at restaurants. bridge software customer relationship management restaurant productREAD MORE>>.

MSC Software Acquired For $834M

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Newport Beach-based CAD/CAM software developer MSC Software is being acquired by Stockholm, Switzerland-based Hexagon AB , in a deal worth $834M, Hexagon announced this morning. MSC Software develops computer-aided engineering (CAE) software, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development.

Kareo Rolls Out Updated Software

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Irvine-based medical practice management software developer Kareo , led by Dan Rodrigues, said Tuesday that it has launched the next generation of its cloud-based software for outsourced billing. Pricing on the new product was not announced. kareo medical office software billing cloud update 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.

Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development

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They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. They couldn't plan their business.

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.

RealPractice Launches Marketing Automation Product

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In a move which significantly broadens its market focus, Santa Ana-based RealPractice said Tuesday that it has launched a new, automated marketing software called ReplyWise. The new product is an expansion--and significant shift--beyond RealPractice's former focus on the legal vertical. realpractice software marketing automation saas

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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. kofax document capture softwareREAD MORE>>.

Fan Appz Launches Social Media Marketing Product

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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. service software marketing media social appz fanappzREAD MORE>>.

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Anametrix Names Product Management VP

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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>>.

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>>.

How to Deliver More Software Projects On Time

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There’s an old joke in software development, “How much time does it take to design software?” Set hard deadlines.

Edlio Raises $40M For School Website Software, Looks Towards Acquisitions

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Los Angeles-based Edlio , a developer of a cloud-based, software product used by schools and school districts to build and manage school websites, has raised $40M in a funding round. capital venture acquisition merger cloud software school educational edlioThe funding came from L Squared Capital Partners. READ MORE>>.

LeisureLink Ties With Software Firm

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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 senior living software rentcafe community portal paymentREAD MORE>>.

CapLinked Launches New Product

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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. caplinked file sharing secure enterprise software

Pakedge Device and Software Acquired For $32.7M By Control4

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Pakedge Device & Software , a provider of home and business networking products and services, has been acquired by Control4 in a $32.7M pakedge device software control4 merger acquisition networking hardwaredeal, the companies said this week. Pakedge has offices in Huntington Beach. READ MORE>>.

HID Acquires Software Firm

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EasyLobby's products are used for visitor registration, tracking, reporting and badge printing. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.

Product Development

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Thursday, June 14, 2012 -- Software Product Development - How to Triple Your Likelihood of Success. Product development has always been challenging. Software products, while being easier to mold and perfect, offer additional set of management and technical challenges. See [link] (more

FloQast Finds $6.5M For Accounting Software

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Los Angeles-based FloQast , a new software startup developing month-end closing software for accountants, has raised $6.5M in a Series A funding, the company said today. FloQast says it has developed software which works alongside Excel to help accountants do their monthly close of books. READ MORE>>.

Border Stylo Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based Border Stylo , the developer of browser extension for sharing and having conversations about web sites, said today that it has launched a new product called GlassThis , which breaks free of browser extension barriers. border style glassthis glass sharing social softwareREAD MORE>>.

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 software inventory management retailer reatilREAD MORE>>.

Ashton Kutcher: Actor, Investor, Product Engineer?

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Condusiv Debuts SQL, Exchange Optimization Software

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Burbank-based Condusiv , the developer of disk optimization software, has set its targets on SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange, with a new product. The firm said its new product, the V-locity Server I/O optimization software, is designed for use on servers running SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange. 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>>.

BitVore Finds $4.5M For Big Data Software

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Irvine-based Bitvore , a startup developing big data and intelligence-gathering software which pulls information from both public and private data sources for businesses, said this morning that it has closed a $4.5M, Series A funding round. The funding was led by serial entreprenur Yuri Pikover, as well as $1M from crowdfunding. READ MORE>>.

A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

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Lieberman Software Teams With Canadian Company

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Los Angeles-based security software developer Lieberman Software said this morning that it has teamed with Canadian company Aikya Security Solutions, to expand its resach in Canada. The two said that Aikya will offer up Lieberman's Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM) product to its customers. READ MORE>>.

Lynx Technology Launches Smart Home Product

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San Diego-based Lynx technology , a developer of software for managing media libraries and smart home devices, said today that it has launched its first product, called SmartLynx 1.0. lynx technology twonky packetvideo home networking ifttt connected smarthome smart device embedded softwareDriver, LLC. READ MORE>>.

Nik Software Acquired By Google

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San Diego-based Nik Software , the developer of a popular set of photo filters and plug-ins for photo editing, has been acquired by Google. Nik Software has its corporate headquarters in San Diego, and also has operations in Germany. software google merger acquisition photo filter adobe photoshop photography pluginREAD MORE>>.