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Report: Snapchat Acquires Bitstrips For Around $100M

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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.

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. kareo medical office software billing cloud update Pricing on the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Music Reports In Expansion

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Los Angeles-based Music Reports , the private equity-backed firm which provides music rights administrative services, said Friday that it has made a major expansion of its employees and offices. Music Reports is backed by ABRY Partners. music reports musicreports software reporting online expansion jobsREAD MORE>>.

Report: Lynda.com Tops $70M In Annual Revenues

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The new revenue numbers came via TechCrunch. READ MORE>>. lynda instruction online video help tutorial education

Private Equity Firm Puts Epicor Software On Market

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Epicor Software , the supply chain management software company whose roots are in Orange County, has been put up for sale by private equity firm Apax Partners, according to reports Tuesday. epicor software merger acquisition private equity exit apax Apax paid $976M for Epicor back in 2011. READ MORE>>.

Music Reports Signs Mobile Music Service

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Woodland Hills-based Music Reports , the developer of software used for managing music rights and royalties reporting, said this morning that it has signed a licensing and reporting agreement with Cricket Communications , the operator of the Muve Music digital music service. READ MORE>>.

DreamHost Planning Software Spinout

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Los Angeles-based hosting provider DreamHost , the provider of web hosting and managed hosting services, is planning a new, open source software spinout, the firm revealed this week, as it looks to leverage its work on the Ceph open source project for distributed storage. READ MORE>>.

UberMedia Planning Twitter Competitor, Says Report

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According to reports, it is planning to launch its own, competing microblogging service. The news comes via a report last night from CNN. ubermedia twitter client software idealab twidroid twidroydUberMedia has not officially announced any details of its plan. 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.

Liferay: Another Big, Nearly $100M LA Enterprise Software Firm You've Never Hear

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Add another company to the list of fast growing, enterprise software companies in Los Angeles that you might not have heard of: Liferay , a developer of open source portal software for the enterprise, is apparently approaching $100M in annual revenues, according to some recent reports. READ MORE

Hulu Updates Roku Software

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Los Angeles-based Hulu said last night that it has updated its Hulu Plus on the Roku software. The new version of Hulu PLus on Roku is 1.9.

Report: IPO Fever Lifting Valuations, Slowing M&A

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A report today says that "IPO fever" is lifting valuations of technology companies, while slowing the pace of mergers and acquisitions.

Report: Websense On The Block

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San Diego-based Websense is reportedly considering a sale of the company, according to a report this week in the Wall Street Journal. Websense is a provider of web filtering software. The Journal reports Websense has hired investment banking firm Qatalyst Partners on the sale. READ MORE>>.

Chrome River, Traxo Tie On Expense Reports

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Los Angeles-based expense and invoice automation software developer Chrome River said today that it has tied with Traxo , a developer of APIs for parsing corporate data. chrome river traxo expense report invoice automation software partnership hotel folio billingFinancial details of the partnership were not announced.

Music Reports Signs Omnifone

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Woodland Hills-based Music Reports , a provider of music royalty tracking and reporting services, said today that it has linked with cloud music provider Omnifone. The comapny said it will manage mechanical licensing and royalty reporting for Omnifone's MusicStation Platform in the United States. READ MORE>>.

UberMedia, Bleacher Report Team On Tweeting Contest

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Pasadena-based UberMedia , the Twitter third party client software provider, and Bleacher Report , the online sports publishing site, said today that they've linked up to run a prize to award prizes to users who tweet photos of sports events. UberMedia is the Twitter client firm headed by Idealab's Bill Gross. 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>>.

BlackLine Reports Record Revenues, New Clients

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Los Angeles-based BLackLine Systems , the developer of financial accounting software used for automating account reconciliation and financial close, reported this morning that it had record revenues in Q2, and a slate of well known clients. blackline systems accounting software saas account reconciliationREAD MORE>>.

Interneer Reports Record Growth

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Los Angeles-based Interneer , a developer of software-as-a-service for the business process management market, reports that it had "record growth" in 2011. Interneer's software helps automate business processes. interneer growth business process mangaement softwareSilliker, Inc., Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.,

2012 Software, Internet & IT Infrastructure M&A Report

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M&A report ValuationsBy Peachtree Capital Advisors Economic Backdrop – It was not the best of times, it was not the worst of times…2012.  Not since the great depression has a sluggish economy and a stubborn unemployment number represented pretty good economic conditions for companies to chart their strategic courses.

2012 Software, Internet & IT Infrastructure M&A Report

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M&A report ValuationsBy Peachtree Capital Advisors Economic Backdrop – It was not the best of times, it was not the worst of times…2012.  Not since the great depression has a sluggish economy and a stubborn unemployment number represented pretty good economic conditions for companies to chart their strategic courses.

Xpenser Acquired By Coupa Software

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San Diego-based Xpenser , a startup developing a cloud-based service to help prepare and submit expense reports for its users, has been acquired. According to Coupa Software , it will use the buy to expand its domain expertise and leadership in the area of expense management. The firm was founded in 2008. READ MORE>>.

Music Reports Launches Automated Licensing Filings For Music

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Los Angles-based Music Reports , which provides music rights administration software, said it has begun offering up automated, filing of mechanical licenses with the United States Copyright Office. According to Music Reports, the service is aimed at on-demand music providers, who need clearance on music they'd like to stream.

Startups Increase New Job Creation Plans, Says Report

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A report released today by Silicon Valley Bank said that 83 percent of startups plan to hire this year, up from 73% of startups that had hiring plans in last year's survey. based private, venture capital backed software, hardware, life science, and cleantech companies. silicon valley bank startup creation employment

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Reports: Glitch In Ring Doorbells Causes Confusion

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Ring recently raised $61.2M in funding for its efforts. READ MORE>>. ring doorbell smart connected device mobile security

Roambi Ties with Business Intelligence Software

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San Diego-based MellMo , the developer of the Roambi mobile business reporting application, has tied with an Italian developer of business intelligence software, the company said today. Tageik provides business intelligence, performance management, risk and compliance, and governance software for enterprises. READ MORE>>.

Hulu Halts Use Of Kissmetrics On Security Report

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A report, published Friday by Wired, says that Los Angeles-based video streaming site Hulu has cut its use of web analytics service Kissmetrics -- a startup founded by former Orange County entrepreneur Neil Patel -- after U.C. hulu kissmetrics neil patel hiten shah cookie tracking analytics software crazyeggREAD MORE>>.

ReachLocal Expands Reporting Tools

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Woodland Hills-based online marketing services and software developer ReachLocal , which offers up its services to local businesses, said today that it has added a number of analytics and reporting tools to its platform. reachlocal reporting software saas marketing local business READ MORE>>.

UberMedia Losing TweetDeck To Twitter, Says Report

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Upping the ante in the battle between Pasadena-based Twitter client software firm UberMedia and Twitter itself, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Twitter is buying Twitter client software firm TweetDeck. The buy directly contradicts multiple reports that TweetDeck was to be acquired by UberMedia in February.

Quest Software Gets Increased Offer

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The bidding war for Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software , the developer of IT management software, continued this morning, as the firm reported that an un-named, strategic bidder has upped its proposal to acquire the company to $27.50 per share in cash. READ MORE>>.

Quest Software Eyed By Dell

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software is in discussions with Dell about an acquisition, according to reports today. Quest is a provider of enterprise IT management software. quest software dell merger acquisition managementThat deal was announced in March. READ MORE>>.

Q2 VC Funding Soars in San Diego (After Revisions), and Top 10 Deals

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When the first-quarter MoneyTree Report came out in Apri l, it showed that venture firms had invested only $253.2 Software. $40 million.

UberMedia Buys TweetDeck, Say Reports

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Pasadena-based UberMedia , the Idealab startup which is amassing a suite of Twitter related client applications, has acquired Tweetdeck , the provider of a third party Twitter client, according to multiple reports. UberMedia is reportedly paying $30M for Tweetdeck. ubermedia tweetdeck merger acquisition twitter client software

E-Commerce Spendings Grows 13 Percent In Q3, Says Report

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comScore said the best performing segments online were digital content and subscriptions, event tickets, jewelry and watches, consumer electronics, and computer software. The latest numbers out of comScore , which measures e-commerce spending and Internet traffic, find that U.S. billion in Q3 of 2011. billion on e-commerce in Q4.

Quest Software Founder Smith Backs Data Firm Grow

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Vinny Smith , the founder of Orange County's Quest Software , has put his backing behind a new data integration sofware startup, Grow. grow venture capital software business data dashboard reports reporting vinny smith quest tobaVinny Smith also joins the company's board as part of the funding. Grow is based in Utah.

CitySourced Heads To Hawaii

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MSC Software Gets Win In Italy

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MSC Software said that Riba Composites is using both is MSC Apex and MSC Nastran Nonlinear products. READ MORE>>.

‘Megadeals’ Dominate Q2 as VCs Invest $15.3B, and Top 10 Deals

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billion into 961 deals across the United States during the three months that ended June 30, according to the MoneyTree Report on venture capital activity. The MoneyTree Report is prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data from Thomson Reuters. Software. Software. Seed/2.

Report: Rapportive, Backed By Calacanis, Acquired By LinkedIn

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Angel investor Jason Calacanis looks to have scored an exit in his portfolio, according to reports today from AllThingsD. According to those reports, San Francisco-based Rapportive , a developer of plug-ins which overlay social networking information on your Gmail account, has been acquired by LinkedIn. READ MORE>>.