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CrowdStrike Raises $100M From Google, Others

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Irvine-based CrowdStrike , the developer of security software led by George Kurtz, said this morning that it has raised $100M in a Series C financing round, which was led by Google Capital, and also included Rackspace, Accel, and Warburg Pincus. The company develops endpoint protection software-as-a-service, which is used to protect computers against cyber attacks. The company says it has now raised $156M in funding for its software.

X1 Loses Competitor: Google

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Pasadena-based X1 Technologies , the developer of desktop search software, has one less competitor: Google , as Google said Friday that it is shutting down its Google Desktop search software project. Google's service shuts down on September 14th.

Esri Rolls Out Replacement For Google Earth Enterprise

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Redlands-based GIS and mapping software developer Esri has launched a new product, which takes aim at enterprise users of Google Earth. According to Esri, its new ArcGIS Earth software is a free, desktop based interactive globe which allows users to visualize, explore, and understand spatial data, letting users work with 3D and 2D map data. esri google earth enterprise mapping visualization

Nik Software Acquired By Google

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San Diego-based Nik Software , the developer of a popular set of photo filters and plug-ins for photo editing, has been acquired by Google. Nik Software has its corporate headquarters in San Diego, and also has operations in Germany. software google merger acquisition photo filter adobe photoshop photography pluginFinancial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Connectifier Gets $6M For Recruiting Software

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Orange County-based Connectifier , a sttup founded by ex-Googlers, and which is developing search-powered recruiting software, has raised $6M in a Series A. Connectifier is led by John Jersin, and is heavily staffed with former Google engineers, along with other computer science researchers who have worked at Apple, Amazon, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and elsewhere. connectifier recruiting software venture capital search google googler artificial intelligence computer

reqallable's Software Lets Google Glass Users Read, Handle Email Automatically

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reQall , the developer of smart applications for Google Glass--founded by former Apple executive Rao Machiraju--has released reqallable, its application for Google Glass which automatically handles email and text messages for users. According to reQall, its context aware app intelligently identifies critical information in email, and allows Google Glass wearers to reply to email and act on that information. reqall reqallable context aware email google glass apple mchiraju

Google Shuts Urchin, Other Services

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Internet giant Google said Friday that it will be shutting down web analytics service Urchin , the onetime San Diego startup which had been acquired by Google in April of 2005. According to a post from Urchin co-founder Paul Muret, the shutdown comes as the software has been overtaken by Google Analytics, which had originally started as an online version of the Urchin software. urchin google shutdown picnik

Diving Into Google Drive

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Google Drive is a cloud-service for files that offers 5GB of space to use however you wish right out of the gate for free. This is actually great for those that purchased extra space for the Picasa Web Albums prior to Google+ launching. Google Drive or DropBox?

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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, led by Ryan Costello, offers up invitation, guest registration, and digital activation software specifically aimed at brands and their events, with a suite of analytics software specifically aimed at seeing how those events have impacted ROI.

PeerStreet, Co-founded By Google Exec, Launches Real Estate Loan Marketplace

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The company says that Crosby is the founder of Google Analytics; he had been a co-founder of Urchin Software in San Diego, which eventually became Google Analytics after its acquisition in April of 2005. peerstreet real estate loan marketplace urchin google analyticsLos Angeles-based PeerStreet said this morning that it has launched a brand new, online real estate loan marketplace, which is aimed at accredited investors interested in real estate investments.

Sonos Updates Software

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According to Sonos, the updates include visual indications when users have shuffled their playlists; ability to connect into Google Play Music's curated radio stations; and updates to TuneIn, which streams traditional radio stations from across the globe. sonos music streaming hardware electronics software update google tuneine

A Full Breakdown of why Google+ gets a C- in User Experience

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New Google+ announced in last week’s Google I/O. Last week, Google hosted their annual developer’s conference Google I/O , announcing some exciting new products and releases that will likely change the world in the few years to come.

Google's AdSense, Developed In LA, Earned More than $7 Billion Last Year

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One of Southern California''s most successful--and unheralded--inventions for the Internet world earned online publishers more than $7 billion alone last year, Google said this morning. Google announced today that Google Adsense --which it acquired when it bought Santa Monica-based Applied Semantics back in 2003--just turned 10 years old, and now has more than 2 million publishers. Google said that last year, alone, publishers earned more than $7 billion from AdSense ads.

Rubicon Project Rolls Google AMP Compliant Ad Software

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project is making it easier for publishers to publish Google AMP compliant webpages, saying its FastLane header bidding solution is now accepted by Google for its mobile web project. Google AMP is a strict set of guidelines, issued by Google, which optimizes web pages for mobile browsing. Rubicon Project says its "FastLane adapter for AMP" was accepted by Google for use on AMP pages.

TP-LINK Behind New Google Wi-Fi Router

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San Dimas-based TP-LINK , the Southern California networking products maker, is behind the launch of the new, Google OnHub Wi-Fi router this morning--Google's answer to difficult to use, Wi-Fi equipment. The router also features automatic software and security updates and more.

Smart Voice Assistants Will Spread From Talking Devices To Apps in 2017

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Signs are that the Amazon Echo and Google Home—both equipped with smart voice assistants—will turn out to be blockbuster sellers of the holiday gift season of 2016.

Nimble Hits Google Chrome App Store

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Santa Monica-based Nimble , the developer of cloud-based, contact management software which is headed by Goldmine founder Jon Ferrara, has extended the distribution of it service this morning with a new Google Chrome web application. The startup, which makes it easier for professionals and small businesses to manage their contacts, said its new Google Chrome app helps extend the Chrome browser to link to its service. nimble google chrom store software

Drew Baumann | Fullscreen BEAM, Google Glass, and Future Tech

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Drew Baumann got his lucky hands on Google’s ongoing project, Google Glass. We get in touch with Drew and talk about his new BEAM app, Google Glasses, and the future of tech. I thought Google Glasses was allowing people to easily share life’s moment through YouTube.

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

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In twenty years, Fiber will be one of Google’s most valuable assets. 2) Fiber is a means to Google’s vision of the future of computing. Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are striving to be the super-mega technology company that owns every layer of the value chain.

How Google's Old Offices Are Becoming A Tech Hub, with ROC's Walter Grieves

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In a sign of the growth of the Silicon Beach technology world, last year, Google moved its headquarters out of a space on Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica, and into a new fancy headquarters space in Venice. Digital content is the software of Los Angeles.

Google's PageSpeed Exits Beta

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Google announced Wednesday that it has released its mod_pagespeed project--which automatically optimizes and speeds up web pages accesses for website owners using Apache--out of beta. pagespeed page google optimize software apache module edgecast dreamhost

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. For example, the popular search engine Google updated its search algorithm recently to place a higher value upon sites which load well on mobile devices.

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Nimble Hits Google Apps Marketplace

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Los Angeles-based Nimble , the contact management and tracking software firm headed by former Goldmine founder Jon Ferrara, has rolled out in the Google Apps Marketplace. Nimble develops software which allows users to track their interaction with contacts, including emails, social networking contacts, and more. google gmail software tracking management contact nimble

A Look at Google’s New Network Security Tool

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This defect was estimated to have affected up to two-thirds of internet servers , allowing cyber criminals to go around transport security layer (TLS) protections and grabbing confidential information found in computers or servers that had OpenSSL-powered software.

Superscreen Rethinks How You Engage with Your Smartphone

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Superscreen uses] high performance hardware communications circuitry in a precise layout along with proprietary software on IEEE 802.11 Samsung, Apple and Google have so far fumbled through taking the smartphone experience and making it bigger.

Nimble Gets $1M From Google, Mark Cuban

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Santa Monica-based Nimble , the developer of online, contact and relationship management software headed by Jon Ferrara, the former founder of Goldmine, said last night that it has raised $1M in a seed funding round. The round was led by Google Ventures and Mark Cuban. Nimble helps users manage their connections and customers, including integration with email software like Gmail and Microsoft Outlook.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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In this three-part series I will explore the ways that the Venture Capital industry has changed over the past 5 years that I would argue are a direct result of changes in the software industry, not the other way around. Open-Source Software & Horizontal Computing. Not Google.

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. Ferrara is looking to apply much of the knowledge he gained in making Goldmine one of the most popular, pre-web software packages for contact tracking, and applying that to the new, social web via a software-as-a-service offering.

Viddy hits Google Play today

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Viddy can be downloaded for free from Google Play and is available in 16 languages. The post Viddy hits Google Play today appeared first on TechZulu. Android Apps & Software Mobile Video Apps iOS mobile applications Viddy

RightSignature Integrates With Google Drive

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Santa Barbara-based RightSignature , the provider of online electronic signature software headed by Daryl Bernstein, reported yesterday that it has integrated with Google Drive, Google's file storage and collaboration software. RightSignature said that the integration allows users of Google Drive to send documents stored in the service for an e-signature through its service. rightsignature google drive saas software electronic signature esignature cloud storag

Google Buys Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion

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Search engine giant Google said this morning that it has acquired Motorola Mobility , to bolster its Android efforts. Acccording to Google, it will pay $12.5 Google said it will run Motorola Mobility as a separate business.

Toyota And Others Enabling Self-Driving Cars to Talk to Each Other

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Drivers have plenty of ways to communicate with their fellow drivers, beyond the basic turn signal. Some methods are nice, like a friendly wave to beckon a merging car into your lane. Others, not so much. We’ve all probably cursed or honked at another driver, or been given the finger.

The Five Major Tech Trends of 2016

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Back in 2013, Google reported that 90 percent of multiple device owners switch between screens to complete tasks, using an average of three different combinations every day.

YouTube Introduces its Own App for iPhone and iPod touch | Google Adds Editing to the iOS Drive App

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It also allows you to share on Google+, Facebook or text message in the app, as well as to Twitter and email. To make soup taste better, Google added that its working on an optimized version of the YouTube app for iPad to be launched in a few months.

Koupon Kitty Launches Coupon Code Software

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A new, online coupon software "bookmarklet" called Koupon Kitty --backed by Juvo Capital, the investment firm of Talmadge O'Neill and Harry Tsao--said it launched Wednesday, to help consumers find the best coupon codes for various e-commerce sites. The software bookmarklet works within a web browser, and lets users click on a button to get all of the available coupons for a specific website before they start shopping.

Google Cleaning Out Their Closets

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Google has from late last year embarked on an in-house cleaning project. In November 2011, Google’s spring clean saw a number of services shut down like Knol, Friend Connect and Google Wave. Another service facing the axe is Google Talk Chatback.

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Seed-Stage Deals Show Growing Diversity of Agtech Investments

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Fundraising is tough for startups but it’s particularly difficult in agriculture, a sector that has fewer firms focused on agtech investments. The dynamics are starting to change, though.

Two Months With The Android Wear

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Like anything for the first generation or two of a Google product, you are basically paying them to be a beta tester. If you have used Google Glass, the watch has a pretty similar card type system. Since the day I got the Samsung Gear Live, I was in love with the thing.

I’ve Got A Golden Ticket! | Inbox by Gmail

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Google has just allowed each of their “ Inbox by Gmail ” users to invite three of their friends and of course everyone is wondering what’s new with the technology giant. Yes, also available on both Google Play and the iOS store). Smart move, Google.

MINDBODY Ties Into Google Search, Maps

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San Luis Obispo-based software developer MINDBODY , which develops cloud-based software used for business management by the wellness services, yoga, fitness, and related industries, says it has integrated its services with Google Search and Google Maps. MINDBODY said that it has teamed with a new program, "Reserve with Google", which will let Google users book fitness and wellness classes directly from Google Maps, Search, and a new standalone website.