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Intuit Chops 120 In Woodland Hills

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Financial software developer Intuit is cutting 120 employees in Woodland Hills, according to a state Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, part of a larger cut involving locatoins in Illinois, Virginia, and Arizona. The cuts apparently are slated for September 15th. READ MORE>>.

Woodland Hills Firm Leads Circuit City Closure Efforts

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A Woodland Hills-based liquidation firm is behind the closure of Circuit City's 567 stores, and will lead a group of firms who are operating "goiong out of business" sales at the retailer. Circuit City said Friday that it would close all of its stores across the country, and started liquidation sales this weekend.

BlackLine Soars In IPO Debut

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Woodland Hills-based BlackLine Software , the developer of accounting close software, soared in its IPO debut on Friday, and was trading up more than 45 percent in morning trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. BlackLine was trading around $24.79 at around 12:50PM EDT, up $7.79 from its IPO debut price of $17.00 per share.

United Online Acquired By B. Riley For $170M

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Woodland Hills-based United Online said Wednesday afternoon that it has agreed to be acquired by B. Riley Financial , in a deal worth $170M in cash, or $11.00 per share. According to a statement from interim CEO Jeff Goldston, the deal came after an "extensive process" to explore a "full range of strategic alternatives". Riley.

ReachLocal Trumpets Marketing Automation Customer List

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Woodland Hills-based online local online marketing provider ReachLocal is bragging today that it has signed up 1,000 clients for its new ReachEdge marketing automation product. The product had been launched in September of 2013. READ MORE>>. reachlocal marketing automation customers leads software

ReachLocal Launches Retargeting For SMBs

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is looking to make search retargeting -- the targeting of consumers based on their prior Internet history -- available to the SMB market this morning, with the launch of a new product. Cost of the new product was not announced. READ MORE>>. reachlocal retargeting online advertising ecommerce

ReachLocal Strengthens Ties To Google

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing firm which helps small and medium sized businesses place online ads, has strengthened its ties into Google AdWords today, saying it has been added to the Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner (PSP) Program. Google did not say how many partners have been added to the program.

ReachLocal Ties Into Google

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services to small and medium sized businesses, said Tuesday that it has become a global premier Google AdWords partner. The firm said the strategic partnership with Google will "accelerate the delivery" of Google's AdWords advertising to local businesses.

ReachLocal To Help Power Facebook Deal Test

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of Internet advertising services to small and medium sized businesses, said Wednesday afternoon that it will participate in Facebook's Deals test in San Diego. ReachLocal said it will use its existing presence in San Diego to source deals from local businesses for Facebook. READ MORE>>.

Nevolution Launches PC App Store

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The firm said it is trying to make it easier for users of Microsoft Windows to find and purchase software for their computers. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Expands To New Zealand

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of online marketing services for small and medium sized businesses, said Wednesday that it has expanded into New Zealand, via a strategic alliance. ReachLocal said it has partnered with SureFire Search Ltd, to provide its online advertising products and services to the country.

United Online Shuffles CEO, Again

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Woodland Hills-based United Online announced this morning that it has named Jeff Goldtsein as a new, interim CEO for the company, replacing Howard Phansteil. Phansteil--who had only been CEO since November 18th--has resigned, although he will continue as a director and Chairman of the Board for the company. Riley. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Tapped By UK Government

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services for small and medium sized businesses, announced this morning that it has been recognized by the British Government for its efforts in the UK. The two said that ReachLocal launched in the UK in 2008, and has offices in London, Manchester, and Birmingham.

ReachLocal Expands Into Germany

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said this week that it has expanded into Germany, and has opened up a new office in Berlin. The firm, which helps small and medium sized businesses place search and online advertising, said the new office will help serve German businesses. The new office will be managed by Sascha Kronberg. READ MORE>>.

BlackLine Software Prices IPO

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Woodland Hills-based BlackLine Software , the developer of accounting and financial close software, has priced its IPO, saying late Thursday evening that it will sell 8,600,000 shares of its common stock at $17.00 per share. BlackLine will start trading Friday morning on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as BL. earlier this week.

ReachLocal Appoints Chief Product Officer

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal has set a new, Chief Product Officer, the firm announced this morning. The provider of services to help small businesses place Internet advertising said it named Kris Barton to the position. Barton was previously at Nero, where he was Chief Operating Officer. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Revenues Grow On International Strength

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services to small and medium sized businesses, reported strong growth in its international revenues, in addition to continued revenue growth at the company. The publicly traded firm reports its results on Wednesday afternoon. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Names Two Executives

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said Monday that it has named two new executives, hiring Paras Maniar as the company''s new Chief Strategy Officer, and Megan Opp as the company''s new Chief People Officer. Opp was previously Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Conversant. READ MORE>>.

Music Reports Inks Major Deal With Pandora

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Woodland Hills-based Music Reports , which provides music rights administration services to the music industry, has inked a big deal with streaming music service Pandora. According to Pandora, it has tapped Music Reports to manage the mechanical licensing and royalty administration for its upcoming interactive streaming service.

ReachLocal Targets Healthcare, Wellness Providers

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of online marketing services aimed at small and medium sized businesses, said late last night that it has launched a new, dedicated team aimed at healthcare and wellness providers. READ MORE>>. reachlocal health wellness patients internet marketing

ReachLocal Opens Office In Austria

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is further expanding its European operations today, saying that it has opened up its first office in Austria. ReachLocal said the office brings its reach in Europe to seven European countries. Austria is the fourteenth country where ReachLocal has established a local presence. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Looks To Buy Back $20M In Shares

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the firm which helps small and medium sized businesses place online advertising, said today that it has approved a $20M, share repurchase program. The publicly traded firm said that the effort reflects the "continued confidence" of its board and management in the strength of its business. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Opens Three New Offices

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of local online marketing services to small and medium sized businesses run by Zorik Gordon, said this morning that it continues to expand its presence with the opening of three new offices. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Launches Deal Platform

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing and advertising firm headed by Zorik Gordon, said Thursday afternoon that it has launched ReachDeals, a daily deals syndication platform. ReachDeals is a relaunch of the deal commerce software platform it acquired when it acquired DealOn, a daily deals publisher, in February.

ReachLocal Buys Daily Deals Firm DealOn.com

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said Tuesday afternoon that it is acquiring New York-based DealOn.com , a provider of daily deals. DealOn was founded in 2009. ReachLocal said it would use the buy to help it become the premier source of deals from local merchants to publishers. 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. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

ReachLocal Launches Trio Of Products, Targets Home Services

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal said today that it has launched three, brand new services today, including a new website focused on the booking of home services. According to ReachLocal, it has launched three new products, ReachSite , ReachConvert , and ReachCommerce. READ MORE>>.

Report: United Online Chops Staff At MemoryLane

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Woodland Hills-based United Online , has reportedly cut its staff at unit MemoryLane in Seattle, eleven months after transforming what was an online networking site into one focused on nostalgia. The report said an unspecified number of staff were cut across multiple functions at the company. READ MORE>>.

Music Reports In Expansion

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The firm said it expanded its Information Technology department by more than 20 percent, and has taken on an additional 10,000 square foot of office space in Woodland Hills to handle that expansion. The company said it now has more than 100 employees. Music Reports is backed by ABRY Partners. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Expands in Amsterdam

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of services to help small and medium sized businesses advertise online, said Thursday that it has opened up a new office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The firm said the new office will serve as its European headquarters. The company efforts in Europe are headed by John Mazur. READ MORE>>.

ReachLocal Expands To 54 Offices

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the provider of online advertising and marketing services to small and medium-sized businesses, said today that it has opened up several new local sales offices, bringing its total to 54 offices. READ MORE>>. reachlocal marketing advertising online business

ReachLocal Sees International Growth

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , which helps small and medium sized businesses place online advertising, released its results Tuesday afternoon, reporting a net loss of $4.6M on revenues of $98.6M. The firm saw an overall, 28 percent growth in its revenues from year to year, with particular growth in international markets.

Yowza Gets Angel Funding For Mobile Coupons

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The round came from the Tech Coast Angels and the Pasadena Angels. The firm did not detail exact timing or size of the round. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Fast 500 Winners Announced

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Other highly ranked firms on the list were Santa Monica-based TrueCar , headed by Scott Painter and ranked at number 63, with 1,966% growth; Los Angeles-based CyberDefender , ranked at 98 with with 1,068% growth; and Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , ranked 101, with 1,038% revenue growth.

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Bizzy Updates iPhone, Android Apps

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Bizzy , the personalized, local recommendations site owned by Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , said today that it has made some major updates to its iPhone and Android apps. According to the firm, it has added the ability to follow friends from Facebook and Twitter; view streams from friends; check out nearby activity; and more.

Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers

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Shuki Lehavi , TalusLabs(Woodland Hills, mobile apps). There are also many movers and shakers here in the industry -- Jason Nazar at.

United Online Turns Down MemoryLane.com

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Woodland Hills-based United Online said Wednesday afternoon that has launched a new business, MemoryLane.com , focused on nostalgic content, folding its Classmates Online business into the new website. United Online said that Classmates Online will become Memory Lane, Inc., Memory Lane, like Classmates Online, is based in Seattle.

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Sixty-four Southern California Firms On Technology Fast 500

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CrowdGather Names Taher Scherzay As VP

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Woodland Hills-based CrowdGatehr , which operates a network of special interest message boards and forums, announced Thursday that it has named Taher Scherzay as Vice President of Technology. CrowdGather said Scherzay joins from Elexity Systems, where he was co-founder and CTO. crowdgather favrav taher scherzay executive elexity

Bizzy Connects With Foursquare

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Bizzy , the social recommendations site owned by Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , reported today that it has connected its mobile apps directly with the popular Foursquare check in service. Bizzy said it has updated both its iPhone and Android apps, so that foursquare accounts are now directly linked to Bizzy accounts. READ MORE>>.