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This Startup Hacked LinkedIn To Recruit Customers & Reduce Churn

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However, savvy startups can leverage LinkedIn to create a customer acquisition and a churn reduction tool. Follow The People. There’s no excuse.

ReachLocal Trumpets Marketing Automation Customer List

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ReachEdge helps small and medium sized businesses with their online marketing efforts, including managing their website, advertising, SEO, lead management, and tracking of customer acquisition efforts. reachlocal marketing automation customers leads software The product had been launched in September of 2013. READ MORE>>.

The Coming Shift in Enterprise Software

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Consumer product companies have to be “user centric” to survive and yet most enterprise software companies fall short on this front. Why Invest?

ChowNow Extends Android Pay Restaurant Customers

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Los Angeles-based ChowNow , which develops tablet-based, online ordering and marketing software for restaurants, has inked a partnership with Google , to help its restaurants accept Android Pay. ChowNow said the support will be a standard feature, and will not cost additional for its current restaurant customers. READ MORE>>.

Tealium Adds $35M to Expand Technology, Sharpen Customer Focus

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Tealium, a San-Diego startup that provides online advertising tag management and marketing services for enterprise customers, has raised $35 million in a growth financing deal intended to expand its technology and market reach. We help our customers weave together all the data across all of their data streams,” Lunsford said.

CheckAlt Scores Four New Credit Union Customers

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Los Angeles-based CheckAlt , the developer of payment processing technology led by serial entrepreneur Shai Stern, said this week that it has signed on four new credit union customers for its mobile deposit technology. software financial banking payment mobile union credit checkalt Financial impact of the win was not announced.

E-commerce’s Changing Landscape | Customization

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As customers shift online, retailers have no choice, to not only follow suit, but to adapt to their changing demands.

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.

Bridg Aims At Restaurants With New CRM Software

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Los Angeles-based software developer Bridg said this week that it has launched a new customer relationship management (CRM) software product specifically aimed at restaurants. bridge software customer relationship management restaurant productREAD MORE>>.

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

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Instead, expeditiously pick a reasonable moniker and then get back to work delivering value to your customers. Microsoft – Initially descriptive of the company’s software developed for the “micro” computer market, it quickly became less relevant as the “personal” computer market matured. With a name like Smucker’s, it has to be good.”

ServiceNow Customer Wins Award In Australia

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Enterprise IT cloud sofwtare developer ServiceNow reports this morning that one of its customers has scored a big award in Australia. servicenow customer australia management software According to ServiceNow, Orica, a provider of. Orica has 15,000 employees. READ MORE>>.

TouchCommerce Wins German Customer

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touchcommerce online chat ecommerce retailer international germany software Agoura Hills-based TouchCommerce , the provider of online chat services and products aimed at e-commerce retailers, reported today that it has partnered with German travel operator FTI, to provide a chat feature to FTI''s 5vorFlug brand page. READ MORE>>.

Guidance Sofware Reveals Federal Customers

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JustEnough Gets Customer

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Newport Beach-based JustEnough Software , a developer of a cloud-based app for managing customer demand and inventory planning, said this morning that it has been selected by a retailer. According to the company, Journelle is using its products for forecasting customer demand, planning inventory, and optimizing purchasing.

How to Deliver More Software Projects On Time

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There’s an old joke in software development, “How much time does it take to design software?” I know.

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>>.

MindTouch Picks Up $12M For Customer Self Service Software

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San Diego-based MindTouch , a developer of software-as-a-service tools to help companies create self-service, customer support sites, has raised $12M in a Series A funding. MindTouch's software provides customer support search tools, product information, and more to end users. READ MORE>>.

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. Zementis CEO Michael Zeller co-founded the company in 2004 to help customers glean new insights from big data by using predictive analytics. “We’ve

The Next 5 Years: Possible Trends in Business Software

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During the past twenty five years, software programs utilized by business underwent tremendous changes. Enhanced Platform Mobility.

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Nirvanix Targets Iron Mountain Customers

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Nirvanix said it currently has over 1,200 companies using its cloud backup software. READ MORE>>.

ServiceTitan Scores $18M For Home Services Management Software

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Glendale-based ServiceTitan , a developer of cloud-based software used by home services business management, has raised $18M in a Series A funding round. ServiceTitan said the funding goes towards strategic technical hires, expansion of its customer support infrastructure, and outreach to customers. READ MORE>>.

Fliptu Becomes Ampsy, Signs Up Darius Rucker As A Customer

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Los Angeles-based social aggregation tool developer Fliptu said today that it has rebranded the company as Ampsy , and also integrated its software with Hootsuite. fliptu ampsy darius rucker software social marketing influencer southernstyletourThe reasoning behind the rebranding was not given. READ MORE>>.

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Guidance Software Lands Retailer

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Pasadena-based Guidance Software , the developer of electronic discovery and investigation software, announced today that it has signed an un-named, multi-billion dollar retailer as a customer. According to Guidance Software, the firm will help the retailer build an "e-discovery center of excellence". READ MORE>>.

SodaHead Upgrades Polling Software For WordPress

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Los Angeles-based SodaHead , the developer of online polling services and software, has just launched a major upgrade to the company''s polling software for WordPress. The new software is available through WordPress , and competes directly against such tools as Wp-Poll and Polldaddy. READ MORE>>.

Lieberman Software Teams With Canadian Company

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Los Angeles-based security software developer Lieberman Software said this morning that it has teamed with Canadian company Aikya Security Solutions, to expand its resach in Canada. The two said that Aikya will offer up Lieberman's Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM) product to its customers. READ MORE>>.

mPulse Gets $10M For Mobile Health Software

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Los Angeles-based mPulse a developer of mobile software to help health plans better communicate with their clients, has raised $10M in a Series A funding round. The company's mobile software is used by health plans and pharmaceutical companies, and counts the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) and Kaiser as customers. READ MORE>>.

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. Predixion just announced a $6M round of funding last week for its software. Predixion is headed by Simon Arkell.

How to Make Sure Professional Services Don’t Take Over Your Software Company

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deliver profitable revenue that while on gross margins of 50% vs. software at 85-95% it is still profits to help you cover fixed costs.

Shopatron Updates Ecommerce Software

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San Luis Obispo-based Shopatron , which develops e-commerce software for retailers, said today that it has made a major upgrade to its software. provides an upgraded customer experience, targeted at increasing sales for its customers. shopatron ecommerce software saasThe firm said that Shopatron 3.0 READ MORE>>.

Nimble Updates Contact Management Software

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Santa Monica-based Nimble , the developer of a software-as-a-service, contact management service which is headed by former Goldmine founder Jon Ferrara, said this morning that it has debuted a new version of its service. nimble contact management software goldmine salesThe firm said that Nimble 2.0 READ MORE>>.

Fan Appz Launches Personal Marketing Platform To Help Brands Convert Fans Into Loyal Customers

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That’s how social can help build customer lifetime value.”. Brands can also integrate their customer and transaction data. Top Features.

Bridg Wins Pizza Chain Papa Murphy's

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Los Angeles-based marketing software developer Bridg , led by Amit Jain, said today that it has scored a win with pizza chain brand Papa Murphy's. bridg pizza chain marketing software papa murphy loyalty analytics customerFinancial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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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

RightScale Launches Hybrid, Private Cloud Management Software

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The firm has linked with fellow Santa Barbara cloud computing firm Eucaalyptus, as well as private cloud provider Cloud.com to offer up the software. rightscale hybrid private cloud management software saas zynga eucalyptusREAD MORE>>.

Nimble Offers Software For Free To Startups

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Nimble , the developer of customer relationship management software, said today that it has launched a program for startups, which will offer up a free year of its service. nimble startup accelerator customer relationship email sales management goldmine launchpadla muckerlabREAD MORE>>.

CallFire's FireText Integrates with Freshdesk

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FireText , the UK-based SMS marketing service whici s now owned by Santa Monica--based CallFire, said this week that it has integrated its software for customer support software provider Freshdesk , allowing companies to interact with their customers via texting. READ MORE>>.

Preact, Backed by LA Investors, Acquired By Spotify

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The company built software to help companies reduce customer churn. preact merger acquisition spotify music customer curnPreact , a San Francisco startup which is backed by a number of LA investors, has been acquired by Spotify , Spotfy announced this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Central Desktop Claims Growth In Staff, Customers

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Los Angeles-based CEntral Desktop , the developer of online project and collaboration software which is headed by Isaac Garcia, claimed yesterday that it has seen growth in both its employees and customers last year. The company said it grew its staff by 43 percent in 2011, and increased its enterprise customer base by 41 percent.

Master of Customer Acquisition, Matt Coffin, On Startups …

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He is very hands-on and helpful – especially for any company looking into customer acquisition. The answer? Something so simple.

My story: Fail locally, one customer at a time.

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In my case as a young software entrepreneur, I had a different approach: Fail Locally, one customer at a time. By Frank Peters. Growth!