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Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in Silicon Valley. Factual. Inktank.

Event Farm Acquires Event Software Company Attend

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Santa Monica-based Event Farm , which develops event marketing software, has acquired Boston-based event software company Attend , as an expansion of the company's reach. Event Farm counts such clients as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Lamborghini, WIRED, SpaceX, and NASCAR. READ MORE>>.

HireRight Takes On Resume Padding Executives

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hireright resume padding yahoo executive biography background check saasPricing on the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>.

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Yahoo Deal With Microsoft May Hit Overture

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In a major deal, search portal provider Yahoo and software giant Microsoft said that the two companies are in a deal where Yahoo will replace its own search engine technology with that of Microsoft--with potentially huge repercussions to Yahoo's Southern California search engine marketing operations.

myfab5 Wanst to Reinvent The Way You Find Food | Interview With Co-Founder Calvin Schemanski

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Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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Prior to Idealab, Alex led sales and marketing efforts for venture-backed startups focused on enterprise software and services. SuperDemo.

Why Google Fiber? Moat-widening Endeavor & Future of Computing.

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02 per Google search, and provided Yahoo for free. In twenty years, Fiber will be one of Google’s most valuable assets. Value Chain.

Factual Adds Neighborhood Data

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Factual said it has used data from Flickr Neighborhood and the Yahoo Geoplanet dataset to populate its database. factual neighborhood data database yahoo clickr geoplanet softwareREAD MORE>>.

CrowdStrike Names New CFO, VP

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Irvine-based cybersecurity software developer CrowdStrike announced this morning that it has named Burt Podbere as the company's new Chief Financial Officer, and Lisza Cuevas as its new Vice President of People. Cuevas had previously served at Apple, Yahoo!, CrowdStrike said that Gregg Marston, the company's current CFO, is retiring.

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New StockTwits CEO Looks to Expand Share of Investor Community

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If you do a Google search for AAPL, the stock ticker for Apple, the top search results are typically Yahoo Finance, Twitter, Google Finance—and StockTwits, a social media communications platform for Wall Street traders and active retail investors. Rosen (pictured above). Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

Factual Opens New API

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Is Ken Goldman New Yahoo CFO Its Messiah?

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Yahoo! Goldman will be responsible for  Yahoo!’s The post Is Ken Goldman New Yahoo CFO Its Messiah? future.”.

Guidance Software Snags j2 Global, Idealab Vet

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Pasadena-based Guidance Software said this morning that it has named Michael Harris as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Harris also has served at Idealab, Adapt Technologies, Yahoo''s Overture Services Division, FileNET, and Stac Software. guidance software executive idealab j2global michael harris marketing READ MORE>>.

How YP.com Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale

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How YP Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale

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SOA Software Debuts New Product

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Los Angeles-based SOA Software , the developer of enterprise API software, said today that it has unveiled a new product, providing OAuth capability to enterprises. SOA said its new product, SOA Software OAuth server, extends existing enterprise identity and access management systems to partner and cloud applications.

HipGeo Launches Updated iPhone Travel Blogging App

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Topspin Releases Ticket App To App Store

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Venice, California-based Topspin Media , the venture backed developer of music marketing software and applications, has released its venue ticketing software to the Apple App store. The app allows music venues to scan paper and smart-phone tickets sold through Topspin's software using their iPhone. READ MORE>>.

Topspin Preps Updated iPhone Ticket App

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Venice, California-based Topspin , the online music marketing software firm headed by Ian Rogers, said today that it is prepping an update to the firm's iPhone application for ticketing. The software is used by Topspin's customers to scan tickets sold through Topspin's software. READ MORE>>.

UCLA Hack-a-thon Starts Today!

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UCLA’s ASM has partnered with Microsoft, Nokia, WIX, Yahoo! The details of this event are quite amazing. Fri, Feb 22. 00pm Doors Open.

Legal Software Firm Opens LA Office

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DataCert , a provider of enterprise legal management software and services, said today that it has opened up a new office in the Yahoo! datacert angeles office software provider legal employmentCenter in Los Angeles, with plans to build out a team providing product management, sales, and engineering in the location. READ MORE>>.

Why GoToMeeting’s SaaS Playbook Wouldn’t Work Today

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Circa 2001, Yahoo publicly declared that they didn’t do cost per acquisition (CPA) deals. The More Things Change, The More Things Change.

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Leads360 Links With Mortgage Software Firm

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Los Angeles-based Leads360 reported today that it has linked its sales lead management software with offerings from web-based mortgage software firm Optimal Blue. Leads360 is backed by Rustic Canyon Partners, and is headed by Dan Morefield, who was CIO of Overture Services before its acquisition by Yahoo. READ MORE>>.

OpenX Snags Chauhan As General Manager

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and Yahoo! OpenX is a provider of Internet advertising serving software and related services. openx rubicon project internet advertising executive chauhan network serving softwarePasadena-based OpenX Technologies announced this morning that it has named Raj Chauhan as its General Manager of its Publisher Business. READ MORE>>.

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MomentFeed Snags Facebook Vet

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Location-based analytics software firm MomentFeed , which is based in Santa Monica, has turned to a former Facebook executive for advice, the firm said today. According to the startup, it has added former Facebook sales director Rob Lissner as Special Advisor to the CEO, to help shape the firm's product and sales strategy. READ MORE>>.

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Topspin Partners With TuneCore

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Los Angeles-based Topspin , the developer of music marketing software and services for artists, which is led by former Yahoo Music GM Ian Rogers, has linked with music and video distribution company TuneCore , the firm said today. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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MarketShare Bolsters Advisory Board With Levinsohn, Others

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Los Angeles-based MarketShare , the developer of marketing analytics software led by Wes Nichols, has bolstered its advisory team, saying today that it has added Ross Levinsohn, Tom Davenport, and Pat LaPointe to its advisory board. marketshare executive advisory board analytics software marketing markets yahoo levinsohn ross

Anthem, DFJ Frontier Back Janrain

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Two Los Angeles area venture capital firms have re-upped their investments in a provider of identity management software. openid software management identity frontier capital venture ventures anthem janrainJanRain said it has raised $15.5M in its new round of funding, which was led by Emergence Capital Partners. READ MORE>>.

MetaCloud Raises $10M For Private Cloud Service

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Lynch and Curry are technology veterans, having managed cloud deployments for Yahoo and Ticketmaster. metacloud venture capital cloud computing private openstack rackspace deployment management software The round was led by Canaan Partners, and also included Storm Ventures and AME Cloud. READ MORE>>.

TopSpin Ties For Facebook Ecommerce

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TopSpin's current clients using the software include the Beastie Boys, The Pixies, Kid Rock, Trey Songz, The Civil Wars, The Doors, and others. Los Angeles-based TopSpin Media has inked a deal with Facebook music page application provider RootMusic , to offer up an e-commerce app for musicians on the popular social networking site.

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Topspin Adds Discounts For Multiple Accounts

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Los Angeles-based Topspin , the developer of online marketing and commerce software for musicians and music labels, announced this morning that it is now providing discounted, multiple account software for record labels, marketing agencies, and others. READ MORE>>.

SRCH2's Plan to Arm The World With Enterprise Search Technology

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Dev Bhatia: Search2 is next generation search software, built from the ground up. tech software instant google search enterprise srch2 bhatia

Do Not Obsess On Names – Obsess On Delivering Awesome Customer Value

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Yahoo – Merriam-Webster defines “Yahoo” as “a boorish, crass, or stupid person.” Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo’s Founders, chose the name, as they considered themselves to be “Yahoos.” Legend asserts that the name change from Cadabra was prompted by Yahoo’s alphabetized listing of search results. Really?

TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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MusicMatch was acquired by Yahoo! 28 from 7pm-10pm in Santa Monica. There will be plenty of  FREE  food and drinks! in 2004. On Demand).

Burner Brings Disposable Phone Numbers To Android

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Now, Burner has expanded its application to Android, and also has upgraded its original iPhone software. Numbers can be purchase in-app.

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Interview with Wes Nichols, MarketShare

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One of their partners is Ted Meisel, who we worked with closely when he was CEO of Overture, before selling it to Yahoo. Thanks! READ MORE>>.

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TVSync’s Open API Uses Video and Audio Recognition Across All Four Screens

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Companies like Flingo, Shazam Yahoo, Coincident.TV, Google and Nielsen are all developing their own coding protocals for ACR. Even more choices.

How Event Farm Is Making Events A Part Of Your Sales Funnel

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We spoke with co-founder Ryan Costello about Santa Monica-based Event Farm (www.eventfarm.com), on how its software technology is being used to power high end, VIP events for large companies. Ryan Costello: We're a software company. Our software is used for attendee management and for inviting guests. It's what the market needs.

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Topspin Rolls Out Music Marketing Software, To Some

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Venice, California-based Topspin , a developer of software focused on helping musicians market and distribute their work, launched an upgrade to its product Wednesday at the SXSW festival. The company has previously rolled out the software in a limited released with David Byrne and Brian Eno, among others. READ MORE>>.

VMIX Eyes Maven Networks' Customers

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San Diego-based VMIX is eyeing customers of Maven Networks, a provider of video hosting owned by Yahoo, saying Wednesday that it will help customers of Maven to migrate to VMIX. Yahoo said earlier this week that it would discontinue the services offered by Maven Networks, which it acquired back in February of 2008. READ MORE>>.