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Local.com Launches New Product

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Local.com did not detail the cost of the new product. READ MORE>>. local exact match advertising online

Top Ten infoChachkie Entries Of 2011

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With the exception of the week of Thanksgiving, I published two entries every week during 2011. I published 21-Skype interviews during 2011. Top Ten infoChachkie Entries Of 2011. The following entries generated the most page views during 2011. Surprisingly, not all of these entries were published in 2011.

Google Enters Financial Products Comparisons Market

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Search engine giant Google has made its entree into an area long dominated by Southern California technology startups: financial products and leads generation. google advisor financial products leads mortgages rates leads360READ MORE>>.

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Why Email May Be Draining Your Company’s Productivity

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That great productivity drain that we somehow all buy into. I spent a late morning meeting with a product exec at one portfolio company.

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Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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He wanted to build direct customer relationships to get product feedback but only 2% of customers would ever return their registration cards.

The Future Is Here Today | Augmented Reality Event 2011

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Silicon Valley was abuzz this week (though isn’t it always?). More specifically, with a current ‘buzz’ industry: Augmented Reality.

Fisker Automotive Delivers First Production Vehicle

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Lane, Managing Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, is Chairman of the firm's board of directors. READ MORE>>.

Cyber-Rain Launching New Product

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Cyber-Rain has also released a free, iPhone app which allows customers to control their systems via their smartphone. READ MORE>>.

Friendgift Looks To Spur Friends To Buy You Products

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Los Angeles-based FriendGift said Tuesday that it has launched a service which will allow users to shop for products, and then convince their friends to help pay for those products. READ MORE>>. friendgift startup gift social shopping

Aptera Considering Production Move Out Of State

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Aptera did not say which other states are dangling incentives to the firm. 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. READ MORE>>. border style glassthis glass sharing social software

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Why You Should Put Yourself Out There and Try New Products

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In 2011 I started using Instagram. Here’s the thing: If you never try new product and new networks you’ll never learn anything.

Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?

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They have have raised $2-3 million, built a product that has some amount of market traction and got to annualized revenues of around $1 million.

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The Amazing Power of Deflationary Economics for Startups

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Open standards that make it easier to plug into other products & services, creating a global bazaar. Here’s what I mean. This was a mistake.

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

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This overview (executive summary) needs to include: Product and Business What is the product? How does the product solve a pain? What are related products/companies? What product, market testing have you done so far, if any? I talk to roughly 2 or 3 new startups every week who need advice from an experienced CTO.

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Predicting Product Adoption in Large-Scale Social Networks

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Ten Startup Tips From Steve Jobs

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Quality Does Not Stop At Your Product’s Faceplate. “We Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Steve’s Startup Tips.

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How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

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Do you know the relative effort to build your prototype or minimum viable product? So, please take this in the spirit intended. Is it big data?

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Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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What a weekend! That’s right… just about the same amount of time it takes to sell out a Radiohead show at the Forum. Rob Maigret. Dan Gould.

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 is headed by Malcolm Buxton. READ MORE>>.

Fisker Starts Production In Finland

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The firm has said it will start production delivery in October. READ MORE>>.

Lead, Follow or Get the Fuck Out of the Way

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He founded the company, raised a bunch of money, built the product and established a good reputation and market position. It happens. The doer.

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32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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Major Phases / Major Features - What are the major features in the major phases for the product? It needs to be a conversation. Partners? Comps?

Startups Are A Remix

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As noted in What Color Are Your Elephant’s Sunglasses , the large majority of research and development expenditures are spent on product features (e.g.,

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The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why

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I love the products. Fred Wilson recently posted a great video on his blog with the CEO of Forrester Research, George Colony. Sound familiar?

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An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki

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Guy’s latest book, Enchantment , was released in March of 2011, to overwhelmingly upbeat reviews. It wasn’t the Guy fan base. link].

Quest Software Bolsters Security Products

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The firm said the product now includes antivirus detection and better reporting, among other features. Quest Software targets its PacketTrap remote monitoring and management product at managed service providers. READ MORE>>. quest software security

Topanga Technologies Plans Product Launch

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Los Angeles-based Topanga Technologies , the stealthy, Khosla Ventures-backed plasma lighting startup, said today that it plans to launch its products next week at an upcoming trade show. READ MORE>>. topanga technologies lighting plasma efficient energy cleantech clean light fixture

Central Desktop Names Product VP

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Pasadena-based Central Desktop , the provider of cloud-based project and collaboration software, announced today that it has named Kristy McKnight as its Vice President of Products. McKnight joins the company from Telecommunications Systems, Inc., Central Desktop develops online, project management and collaboration tools. READ MORE>>.

10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn

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For instance, a product that enhances productivity can be sold as a revenue generator in an “up” market and as a cost saver in a “down” market.

Predixion Software Updates Product

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San Juan Capistrano-based Predixion Software , which is venture backed by DFJ Frontier, Miramar Venture Partners and Palomar Ventures, said today that it has upgraded its flagship predictive analytics software. The firm said its updated Predixion Insight 2.0 Predixion is headed by Simon Arkell. READ MORE>>.

When Hiring Entrepreneurs, Ignore Their Resumes

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Note: This is the third installment in the Startup Team Building series. Read Part I HERE and Part II HERE. free weekly Infochachkie articles! Job One.

Transphorm Unveils Products

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Goleta-based Transphorm , the stealthy, Google and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers startup in the energy conversion space, has unveiled its first product today at a conference. The firm said that its product cuts energy waste by 20 percent, and simplifies design and manufacturing of electrical systems and devices. READ MORE>>.

Soraa Scaling Up For Volume Production

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manufacturing capacity for volume production. No details on production dates were given. READ MORE>>.

Eka Technologies Launches Geo-Tagging Products

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The firm is targeting both amateurs and GIS professionals with the products. READ MORE>>.

10 Marketing Lessons for Early-Stage Tech Startups

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Because market is such a broad topic, I’m restricting these lessons to PR marketing (as opposed SEO, SEM, product marketing, etc.).

Whom Should You Hire at a Startup? (Attitude Over Aptitude)

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Whatever you’re working on now, the half-life of innovation is so rapid now that your product will soon be out-of-date. Startups. Overrated?

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VMIX Rolls Out Video Rental Product For Facebook

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San Diego-based VMIX , the developer of online video management and hosting services, reported today that it has launched a new product aimed at helping its customers rent videos on the Facebook social networking site. Pricing on the new offering was not announced. READ MORE>>. vmix video rental facebook videos hosting rent

Total Immersion Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based Total Immersion , the developer of augmented reality software headed by Bruno Uzzan, said Tuesday that it has launched a new e-commerce product called TryLive. The firm said the new product allows online shoppers to virtually "try on" products like eyewear, jewelry, watches, and headphones. READ MORE>>.

Future of TV: The Quick Version

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It takes screen writers, sound people, lighting, editing, costumes, direction, post-production and acting. Sorry for speaking so quickly. TODAY.