MINDBODY Helps Power New Google Fitness Reservation Service

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mindbody google fitness classes booking studio appointment softwareSan Luis Obispo-based MINDBODY is one of the companies behind the new, Google service for booking fitness and spa appointments, Google Reserve. Google, which announced the new service on Thursday , said it now allows users to book and pay for fitness classes through Google Maps, Google Search, and the Reserve with Google website.

The Coming Shift in Enterprise Software

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Put simply Chuck is amongst the smartest and most knowledgeable leaders in the CRM industry and in the components I consider the future of enterprise software — voice driving input/output, chat-based computing and mobile-first design. Chuck as a software visionary understood this.

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How Classy Is Helping Nonprofits To Attract and Retain Supporters

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What do you get when you combine a charitable pub crawl, the movie Anchorman, and a software developer randomly hired off Craigslist? So how did this go from a pub crawl to a software company? I think we're actually helping to solve that problem.

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Colony Logic: Helping The Enterprise Overcome Legacy Systems

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The company is focused on the enterprise software area. Ultimately, we also offer up all the analytics to help them make better decisions for their business. blackstone integration software enterprise colonylogic logic colony interview vogel andy

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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. In three of the cases, the founder was finding that the software teams (1 in-house, 2 outsourced) were delivering relatively well in the short-run.

How ContractSafe Wants To Help You Get Your Legal Docs In Order, With Ken Button

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To address that disaster, Ken Button and Randy Bishop�two veterans of the startup industry�created ContractSafe (www.contractsafe.com), a new online service aimed at helping companies to tame that mess and manage and store their contracts in the cloud. Ken Button: I am a corporate attorney, and started in private practice at O'Melvany and Myers, and later served as General Counsel for a software business. We have been around software for a long time.

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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. Connetifier is developing tools which use search software and artifial intelligence to better help recruiers find and locate talent. connectifier recruiting software venture capital search google googler artificial intelligence computer

MindSpark Taps Autistic Individuals For Software Testing Workforce

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Santa Monica-based startup MindSpark announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its efforts to provide enterprise level, software testing, tapping into a workforce of employees who are specifically on the autism spectrum. According to MindSpark, it specifically hires analysis who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum, saying those employees have better detail orientation, pattern recognition and sustained focus, which are particularly useful in the software testing area.

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?” If you’ve been involved with a number of software projects you already have an intuitive sense for this.

FloQast Gets $1.3M For Financial Software

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According to FloQast, it is developing closing software aimed at helping accountants close their books faster, and which integrates with Intacct and NetSuite. startup capital venture software close financial floqast Los Angeles-based FloQast has raised $1.3M in a funding round, according to the company. Source of the funding was not disclosed.

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TigerText's New Bot Helps Schedule Appointments, More

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Is a messaging "bot" the answer to helping to improve the quality of health care? According to TigerText, it has launched HealthBot , a new messagin application which can help healthcare organizations, insurance providers, and large pharmacy chains automated scheduling, provide information about drug interactions and side effects, provide medication reminders, and 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 Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to a statement Friday, after the acquisition closed last week.

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. As cloud-based architecture continues to develop and evolve, very likely businesses will find additional uses for this helpful feature.

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Swarm Aims To Rejuvenate San Diego's Software Industry

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It hasn''t been a great few months for San Diego''s software and technology industry, as the city has seen three, big software companies move their operations, and thousands of jobs, to Texas. However, in a bid to rejuvenate and re-energize the industry, a new effort-- Swarm --has just launched to bring together local software entrepreneurs, venture capital, and angel investors, in an attempt to bring new life to the region. growth investment industry software diego swarm

Pakedge Device and Software Acquired For $32.7M By Control4

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Pakedge Device & Software , a provider of home and business networking products and services, has been acquired by Control4 in a $32.7M Control4 said that the acquisition will help it expand its networking, power management, and cloud-based remote management capabilities. pakedge device software control4 merger acquisition networking hardware

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. According to the company, it is using information from point-of-sale (POS), email, loyalty, online ordering, and other areas to help give restaurants a single, unified view of their individual customers, and helps those restaurants identify growth opportunities based on that data.

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Condusiv Debuts SQL, Exchange Optimization Software

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Burbank-based Condusiv , the developer of disk optimization software, has set its targets on SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange, with a new product. The firm said its new product, the V-locity Server I/O optimization software, is designed for use on servers running SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange. The new software helps improve storage performance on servers, by moving around disk blocks and optimizing access for those different applications.

FloQast Finds $6.5M For Accounting Software

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Los Angeles-based FloQast , a new software startup developing month-end closing software for accountants, has raised $6.5M FloQast says it has developed software which works alongside Excel to help accountants do their monthly close of books. floqast accounting software close venture capital wavemaker amplify polaris tobain a Series A funding, the company said today.

Tritech Software Buys The Omega Group From Trimble

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San Diego-based Tritech Software , a developer of software for the law enforcement, public safety, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS) industries, has acquired The Omega Group , a developer of cloud-based mapping and analytics software for the market. The Omega Group was owned by mapping and GPS software developer Trimble. Tony Eales, president and CEO of TriTech Software Systems, said the acquisition will help bolster its public safety strategy.

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". guidance software ediscovery electronic discovery legal

BitVore Finds $4.5M For Big Data Software

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Irvine-based Bitvore , a startup developing big data and intelligence-gathering software which pulls information from both public and private data sources for businesses, said this morning that it has closed a $4.5M, Series A funding round. Bitvore said one of its first products, Bitvore for Munis, helps investment banks and hedge funds looking for an information advantage in municipal bond markets.

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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.”. Unlike first-generation social media solutions that focus on building awareness at the top of the funnel, Fan Appz’ Personalized Marketing Platform helps brands close the sale.

FollowMaid Helps Clean Up, Manage Twitter Followers

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The new service--created by Pacific Palisades software development firm Etronica--is aimed at both individuals and businesses. According to Etronica, the new service automatically scans Twitter accounts, and is designed to help social media managers better manage their Twitter followers. A new online service, FollowMaid , is looking to neaten up your Twitter account, by automatically pruning out spammers and find new people to follow by keyword.

Top 11 Free Travel Apps To Help Keep You Sane

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Traveling has changed so much, especially with the help of a smartphone. With tens of thousands of apps available for helping you travel, costs can range from free to up to $9.99. To help your kid be on good behavior, the Beep & Boop app is there to help.

LA Clippers Turn To Computer Vision, Software Analytics To Improve Shooting

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The Los Angeles Clippers are turning to software analytics to help improve their shooting percentages, according to software developer Noah Software. According to the software company and the Los Angeles Clippers, it has begun using analytics software to help players in accurately tracking shots during practice, to use analytics to help iprove shooting percentages for the team.

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. mpulse mobile health software venture capital communications pharmacy

Profitability Helps San Diego Lender Step Out from Industry Cloud

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LendingClub helped to pioneer the model, saying in November 2012 that it had surpassed $1 billion in loans issued since 2006, when it was founded. There is more integrity to the process,” Gilbert said, because National Funding uses traditional loan analysts as well as software to analyze and process its loan applications.

Qualaroo Launches New Product, Helps Convert Web Visitors

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Qualaroo , a developer of website conversion and analytics software which helps web businesses improve the experience and conversion of their visitors, has launched a new product. The company--founded by Sean Ellis, Eugene Mandel, Alex Sherstinsky, and Jason Meresman--said today that it has launched a new "Convert" product which helps website owners convert a higher percentage of their website visitors to customers.

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

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help you integrate your product with other systems making it harder for your product to be replaced by competitors. 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.

Bluebeam Software Acquired For $100M

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Pasadena-based software developer Bluebeam Software has been acquired by German software company Nemetschek AG , the two said late Friday. According to the two, Nemetschek will pay $100M for BlueBeam, which is a developer of PDF software used for architecture, engineering, and construction. Bluebeam Software was led by Richard Lee. architecture document international nemetschek acquisition merger software bluebeam

PaeDae Debuts System To Help Mobile App Developers Find New Users

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bartr paedae mobile development software exchange link traffic advertisingOne of the biggest issues facing mobile application developers today, is finding new users among a gigantic sea of applications. A Los Angeles-based startup, PaeDae , is looking to change that with a new platform it is calling BARTR , which it says will let mobile app developers exchange traffic and users.

Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early

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There's an old adage in software development that I refer to all the time: The first 90% of development takes 90% of the time. I used this when I taught software engineering. But I thought I at least needed to do a post that made a few suggestions on how to avoid this situation: Keep your Eyes Open for the Symptoms of a Weak Development Team Hire a Part-Time CTO , Technology Advisor , or Acting CTO to help you keep an eye on what's going and increase your chances.

SOA Software Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based enterprise software developer SOA Software has rolled out a new product this morning, focused on management of application programming interfaces (APIs). The company said it snew product, LIfecycle Manager for APIs, helps enterprises manage the development use of APIs, services, and software assets. According to the firm, the new software helps planning, designing, developing, operating, maintaining and retiring enterprise APIs.