BlackLine Snags NetSuite Exec As COO

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Huffman had previously served as President of Worldwide Sales and Distribution at NetSuite, and also had served at Oracle. Huffman also sites on the board of ChannelAdvisor. Los Angeles-based accounting software developer BlackLine said on Thursday that it has named Marc Huffman as its new Chief Operating Officer. BlackLine develops accounting automation software, used for automating the financial close process. READ MORE>>.

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Interview: Mark Douglas, President & CEO, SteelHouse Media

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In this interview, Mark discusses how his experiences at Oracle, eHarmony and the Rubicon Project contributed to the creation of his latest venture, SteelHouse Media. 4) Did I read correctly that you were part of the original development team for Oracle Financials?

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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, which was founded by Steve Bjorg and Aaron Fulkerson back in 2005, said the funding will go to increase its integration with software such as Salesforce, SAP, and Oracle, and grow its marketing, business development, sales, and engineering teams.

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Local.com Launches Social Buying Unit

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Irvine-based Local.com , the operator of local business search sites, said today that it has launched a new, Social Buying Business unit. The new unit will focus on group buying sites, and will be based on the firm's recent acquisition of group buying site iTwango.

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NativeTung Takes On Translation, Localization

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Los Angeles-based NativeTung , a startup developing software for managing translation of web sites into multiple languages, is unveiling itself at the DEMOfall conference today in San Diego. The firm's founders come from Oracle, Yahoo!, According to NativeTung, it has developed a product which helps companies translate websites into other languages, and helps them to manage the entire translation process. and PeopleSoft. READ MORE>>.

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The Power Of Mouth To Mouth Marketing

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We decided to shake things up and take a risk at the biggest data management summit, attended by multi-billion dollar corporations, including IBM, Oracle and Informatica. 230 flyers resulted in 87 site visits (38% conversion rate).

The Power Of Mouth To Mouth Marketing

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We decided to shake things up and take a risk at the biggest data management summit, attended by multi-billion dollar corporations, including IBM, Oracle and Informatica. 230 flyers resulted in 87 site visits (38% conversion rate).

Pacific Coast Business Times - Hall of Fame Announced

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Rice Mercado Depot project leads Santa Marias mixed-use push In keeping with its push towards mixed-use, Santa Maria has plans in the works for a six-acre commercial, residential and manufacturing site at the northwest corner of Depot Street and Morrison Avenue.

Rubicon Project Names Three Execs

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Hulse joins from iPass, and also has served at Frontbridge and Tumbleweed; Harries was most recently at Oracle; McHargue joins from AutoWeb. Rubicon Project is headed by Frank Addante, and develops ad optimization technology for web publishers, helping them to pick the best ad networks to optimize revenue on their web site. Los Angeles-based online advertising firm Rubicon Project announced this morning that it has hired three new executives.

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Good Times Ahead for VC-backed Tech Companies?

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If you want to download the document I’ve made it available at my favorite document sharing site DocStoc). When you look at the likes of Cisco, HP and Oracle (note they bought Sun) it seems a return to this model.

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Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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When I started my first company in 1999 we spent more than $2 million on technology infrastructure including Sun servers & Solaris operating system, Oracle databases, EMC storage, load balancers, app servers, back-up devices, disk mirrors and on and on.

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

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There are a lot of solutions out there, but they tend to be really big, complex, and expensive, kind of Oracle-like. Ken Button: We launched into beta in March, and have spent a ton of time adding functionality and stress testing the site. For a lot of companies�and their management and legal teams-- managing the reams of paperwork involved with legal contracts is a big, disorganized mess.

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Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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Another client, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, just closed on a deal to buy ex- Yahoo. Facebook. Twitter. WSJ Live. WSJ Live. MarketWatch. MarketWatch. Barrons. Barrons. AllThingsDigital. AllThingsDigital. Factiva. Factiva. BigCharts. Financial News. Professor Journal. SmartMoney.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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By using SteelHouse, ecommerce sites can use live data to instantly respond to a customer’s wants and needs for stronger transaction values, increased conversion rates, and an overall better customer experience. Silicon Valley? That’s so yesterday.

The social Web in 2010: The emerging standards and technologies to watch

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On CBS MoneyWatch: Why Debit Cards Are Dangerous BNET Business Network: BNET TechRepublic ZDNet ZDNet Members login Newsletters Site Assistance RSS Feeds Home News & Blogs Videos White Papers Downloads Reviews Popular Enterprise Web 2.0

Interview with Idris Manley, NativeTung

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One of the firms launching this week there is Los Angeles-based NativeTung (www.nativetung.com), which is developing tools to help web sites translate and create multilingual versions of their sites. We've been two years in development, and are excited to provide a revolutionary platform for web sites, blogs, and social sites to create and grow their international business. We've created bi-directional, and real-time links between a web site and translation software.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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Crowd Seats is the only Group Buying/Daily Deals site for sports fans. has created a simple to use, online application for your business to create a mobile site and secure its mobile presence. The end user, regardless of the mobile device from which the website is being accessed, will see a mobile version of the your site! The time has finally arrived!

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Be Best at Something

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Starting Point was best at searching the search engines and, as a result, we quickly became the 7th most popular site on the Internet.

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Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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billion to Yahoo, we did CitySearch, we invested in the largest travel site in Europe, called LastMinute.com, and also CyberSource--a number of very early stage, Internet companies. Because, who it takes to develops successful software-as-a-service is someone who has come through Oracle, Seybold, to some extent SAP or PeopleSoft. This morning's interview is with Mark Suster , a venture capitalist at GRP Partners (www.grpvc.com).