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Velocify Rolls Out New Sales Prospecting Tool

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Los Angeles-based Velocify , the developer of leads management and sales software, has rolled out a new tool call SalesCaddy. According to Velocify, the new tool uses social and professional networks to help its users discover and convert potential buyers. Pricing on the new tools was not announced. READ MORE>>.

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Fliptu Gets $1.2M For Social Aggregation Tools

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Los Angeles-based Fliptu , the developer of social aggregation tools for music and entertainment brands, has raised $1.2M in a seed funding round, the company said Friday. tool aggregation social gocke jeremy startup funding seed capital venture fliptu READ MORE>>.

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Nimble Updates CRM Tools

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According to the company, led by longtime CRM veteran Jon Ferrara, the updated software includes such new features as embedding within Office 365 and Google Apps; synchronizes contacts, emails, and calendars; new automatic market segmentation tools; personalized outreach emails; new templates for Gmail; and much more. READ MORE>>.

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7 Tools of Entrepreneurial Awesomeness

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You can watch the 11-minute excerpt from Seth’s talk below, in which expounds upon the Seven Tools Of Awesomeness. Be An Active Listener.

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CapLinked Launches Document Security Tool

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Los Angeles-based CapLinked , which offers up a deal management software platform for managing business transactions, has released a new tool to handle digital rights management and security. CapLinked said its new tool does not require the use of plugins or software, and works with both Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF files.

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Mavenlink Finds $19M For Project Management Tools

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mavenlink project management tools venture capital software corporate business Irvine-based Mavenlink , the developer of business and project management software led by Ray Grainger, said Tuesday that it has raised $19M in a round of funding. The funding was split between $15M in equity, plus $4M in a credit facility. READ MORE>>.

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Namesake Rolls Visual Discovery Tool

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PromoJam Launches New Social Marketing Tool

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Venice, California-based PromoJam , the social marketing startup headed by Matt and Amanda MacNaughton, said this week that it has launched a new tool for launching social, direct, and mobile marketing campaigns. tool software marketing social promojam The company said the new offering starts at $29.99. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project Tests Tool to Block, Snooze, or Like Ads

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Fatigue from relentless targeted online advertising has spurred a growing share of internet users to download ad blockers – browser extensions that remove digital ads from websites. In fact, more than one in four U.S. internet users removed digital ads from Web pages with an ad blocker this year, according to a report by eMarketer

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PromoJam's New Social Promotion Tool Surfaces Esri Startup Effort

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That group has been focused on startups, investments, and acquisitions, including the recent buys of startups SpotOn, GeoIQ, and GeoLoqi. READ MORE>>.

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Silicon Beach Report Dec. 19: Rubicon Project Tests Tool to Block, Snooze, or Like Ads

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Rubicon Project tests tool to block, snooze, or like ads, Snapchat gives celebrities no special treatment, and Elon Musk proposes a tunneling company

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10 Apps & Tools for Maximizing Personal Efficiency

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Action Method: (Todo List): Simple tool that organizes todo lists.  Tips:  Trust it.  link]. 2.  Evernote (Notes Organization): . link]. link].

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Legend VR, Littlstar Team On Virtual Reality Tools

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Los Angeles-based 3D special effects studio and virtual reality content developer Legend VR --which is part of Legend3D--and content distribution provider Littlestar are in a deal to work together on building production and post-production tools for VR. Financial details of the partnership were not announced. READ MORE>>.

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PromoJam Debuts New Self Service Social Promotions Tool

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If you are a millenial entering the workforce, what would you be most comfortable with -- a tool designed to work and look like a social network, or a tool built around an old fashioned corporate enterprise software UI? PromoJam debuted its brand new, self-service version of its social promotions tool today, PromoJam 2.0,

GameSalad Improves Support Tools

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Los Angeles-based and Austin-based GameSalad , which develops software to easily create iPhone and other iOS platform games, announced earlier this week that it has improved its overall communications and support tools for its users. gamesalad videogame video game development tools support iphone ipad html5READ MORE>>.

AttackIQ, Which Makes Tools to Assess Cybersecurity, Raises $8.8M

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San Diego-based AttackIQ, a cybersecurity startup providing a Web-based platform for assessing network defenses, has finally closed its Series A round of founding, after raising a total of $8.8 million over the past three years, according to co-founder and CEO Stephan Chenette. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

Factual Spins New Geofencing, Targeting Tools

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Los Angeles-based Factual said Wednesday that it has rolled out two new tools, one aimed at geofencing of data, and another for audience targeting. factual geofencing targeting marketing advertising tools READ MORE>>.

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Engrade Raises $3M For Classroom Management Tools

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Santa Monica-based Engrade , a developer of online classroom management tools, said today that it has raised $3M in a funding round. Engrade, which is headed by CEO Zach Posner, said the funding will go to expand its academic and outreach team, plus go towards its tools. Engrade says it has more than 4.5 READ MORE>>.

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PublishThis Enhances Content Curation Tool

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PublishThis , the Los Angeles startup headed by Matt Kumin, has enhanced the firm's online, content marketing and curation management tool. The firm said the latest version of its platform is aimed at brands, retailers, media companies, and trade associations, to help them scale their content efforts across digital channels. READ MORE>>.

SOCi Scores $2.25M For Social Media Marketing Tools

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The company said its tools are being used such companies as Aflac, Rhino Linings, VCA Animal Hospitals and Sit n' Sleep to manage social marketing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. San Diego-based SOCi , a developer of social media management and marketing software, has raised $2.25M in funding, the company said Wednesday.

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MarkedUp Debuts Windows 8 Analytics Tools

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The new startup grew out of Stannard's recognition that desktop developers porting iOS and Android apps to Windows 8 could not find anyone providing any kind of analytic tool. markedup windows8 windows tools application developer softwareREAD MORE>>.

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SBIR Source Launches New Research Tool

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Los Angeles-based SBIR Source , which maintains an online database of grant opportunities from the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, said this morning that it has launched a new product, GrantIQ. READ MORE>>. sbir source grantiq database small business innovation research grant funding

Germany’s Software AG Adds Analytic Tools with Zementis Buyout

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Software AG, a German software giant with 4,300 employees, has acquired San Diego-based Zementis, a specialist in machine learning and data science. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to a statement Friday, after the acquisition closed last week. While we were ahead of our time when we started, now it’s become mainstream.”

FindTheCompany Launches Online Business Research Tool

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findthecompany findthebest online business research tool doubleclick kevin oconnor The new service is a sister site to Santa Barbara-based FindTheBest , the online product research site also started by O''Connor. The service also links back to information on FindTheBest about products from those companies, as well as other resources.

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Corent Boosts Funding For SaaS Tools

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Corent CEO Feyzi Fatehi confirmed the round, saying that the firm is seeing lots of traction from firms looking to "SaaS"-ify their software.

Tubular Labs Finds $11M For Online Video Marketing Tools

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Tubular Labs , which develops online video marketing tools for AwesomenessTV, Maker Studios, and other local MCNs, said today that it has raised $11M in a Series B funding round. Tubular Labs develops video analytics and marketing tools, and also has raised prior funding from Machinima co-founder Allen DeBevoise. READ MORE>>.

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RealPractice Adds Website, Lead Management Tools

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Santa Ana-based RealPractice , the developer of technology and marketing services for law firms that is headed by Carey Ransom, said this week that it has launched new website building and lead management tools for its customers. RealPractice's new version was launched in beta in November. READ MORE>>.

Zoovy Launches Amazon Automatic Pricing Tool

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Carlsbad-based Zoovy , the e-commerce software firm run by Brian Horakh, said this week that it has launched a new Amazon Repricing Engine, a software tool which helps e-commerce retailers automatically raise or lower their product pricing on Amazon.com, based on their competitor's prices. The new tools is free to current Zoovy users.

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Velocify Launches New Tool On Salesforce.com's AppExchange

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Los Angeles-based Velocify , the startup led by Nick Hedges, has launched a new tool to help companies manage their prospects and leads on Salesforce.com. Pricing on the new tool was not announced by the company. READ MORE>>. priority funnel team management sales leads salesforce appexchange velocify

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Nimble Updates Social CRM Tool

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Nimble , the customer relationship management software developer headed by Jon Ferrara, has updated its online, social CRM tool today, saying that it has added new features such as ways to filter and cut through the noise of online social activity, plus new task management tools to link tasks with contacts and deals. READ MORE>>.

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Signal Sciences Raises $9.7M, Launches DevOps Security Tools

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Venice, California-based Signal Sciences , a developer of security tools aimed at the DevOps market, said this morning that it has raised $9.7M in a Series A round, and launched its products. The company said its Series A was raised in 2015, and came from Index Ventures. Signal Sciences is led by CEO Andrew Peterson. READ MORE>>.

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Intuit Launches Health Care Plan Tool

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The company--which develops its online software in San Diego--said the new tool allows uninsured Americans understand how the Affordable Care Act applies to their individual situation. READ MORE>>. intuit turbotax obamacare affordable care insurance health healthcare medical treatment insurer

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Qualcomm Backs Lookout's Mobile Security Tools

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The company''s tools are aimed both at individual consumers as well as businesses. San Diego-based Qualcomm is backing mobile security software maker Lookout , as part of a big, $55M funding round for Lookout which was announced Thursday. Lookout develops mobile device and network security technology. Lookout is based in San Francisco.

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Miramar Backs SwiftTest For IT Testing Tools

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Nirvanix Rolls Cloud Storage Migration Tools

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Nirvanix pointed at the shutdown of Iron Mountain's cloud storage business, and recent outages at Amazon Web Services for the move. READ MORE>>.

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Factual Debuts New Location, Mobile Ad Targeting Tools

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Factual said thew new APIs are specifically being used for mobile ad targeting. READ MORE>>.

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No Stairway (Infringement) and the Importance of Shared Design Tools in Innovation

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But as I explain in a longer blog post , what is copied is a common motif in song composition, effectively a design tool. CLS Bank.

Some Thoughts on Twitter as a Micro-Blogging Tool

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Mark Suster (@msuster) May 29, 2015. 9/ I think Medium is closest tool to a microblogging platform since it comments on a single concept within a post vs. comment at end. The post Some Thoughts on Twitter as a Micro-Blogging Tool appeared first on Bothsides of the Table. Planning a threaded Tweetstorm? faced the wrath of the community.

GumGum Launches New Social Media Analysis Tool

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Santa Monica-based GumGum , the developer of digital advertising and marketing tools which tie advertising into online photographs and visual content, has rolled out a new social media analysis tool. Pricing on the new tool was not announced. GumGum is led by Ophir Tanz. READ MORE>>.

Factual Launches Mobile Personalization, Ad Targeting Tools

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Factual said its new tool, Geopulse Audience, provides demographic, behavioral, and geographic user profiles to publishers and developers, based on a timestamped locaiton data. factual mobile personalization targeting tools analytics advertising Pricing on the two new products was not announced. READ MORE>>.