Former Snap employees are launching Forge Platform for Ethereum devs

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Now the three men are finally ready to take the covers off of the labor of love they’ve been working on and launch Forge Platform , a new toolkit for distributed applications.

Forge Platform Finds $1M For Ethereum SDK


Santa Monica-based Forge Platform , which is developing software development kits used for Ethereum, has raised $1M in a seed funding, the company disclosed on Wednesday. CEO Lorenz was previously in Product and Monetization at Snap, and prior to that was SVP of Product at Brand Networks, in addition to serving at a VP at SHIFT. forge platform ethereum venture capital blockchain snapchat shift manifestpartners

Do VC Platforms Make Sense?

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In the VC insider baseball world a discussion has gone on about “VC platforms” over the past 5 or so years. Examples of VC platform services include: recruiting, marketing, design support, inside sales reps, consulting, accounting services and so forth.

AdGreetz Rolls Out Automated, Personalized Ad Marketing Platform


Los Angeles-based AdGreetz , which develops personzlied advertising technology, announced a new product this morning, and automated and integrated marketing platform it calls AdChef. AAcording to the company, the new software allows companies to produce, upload and deploy millions of unique creative versions of ads to the most popular digital media platforms and demand side platforms, in real time.

Aclima sucks in $24M to scale its air quality mapping platform

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“So all of that work in California has really demonstrated the power of our platform — and that has really set us up to scale, and the funding round is going to enable us to take this to a lot more cities and regions and users.”

Ownzones Launches Media Management Platform


Los Angeles-based OWNZONES Media Network , a provider of technology for the motion pictures, television, and digital content market, said on Monday that it has launched a new product for delivering content over "over the top" (OTT) market. The company said its new product, Zypline, helps media owners deliver video to OTT platforms, automating and simplifying the process of distributing content to Roku, Hulu, Verizon, Comcast, LeEco and other OTT platforms.

Can You Build Your Business on Somebody Else’s Platform?

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I read the declarations by industry analysts on Twitter that this was “proof that you can’t build a business on somebody else’s platform” and perhaps DataSift should have known better. Our product isn’t simply a data reselling product.

Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open source VFX render manager

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Google, of course, is interested in bringing these workloads to its cloud and it has made a concerted effort to bring the Hollywood studios to its Cloud Platform.

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Spreeify Launches Social Ad Platform


Los Angeles-based Spreeify , the social marketing software startup led by Ruben Dua, announced this morning that it has launched a new, social advertising platform it is calling SocialActive. Pricing on the new product were not announced.

ValueClick Launches New Platform Offering


Westlake Village-based ValueClick said this morning that it has launched a new Platform Services offering within its ValueClick Media division. According to ValueClick, the new product pulls together the firm's data, audience targeting, and technology assets into a single solution.

Leadbolt Rolls Out New Mobile Ad Platform


Los Angeles-based Leadbolt , the developer of mobile app discovery and monetization tools lead by Dale Carr, said Thursday that it has rolled out what it says is its next generation, mobile ad platform. According to Leadbolt, it has re-engineered the product from the ground up, providing better design, making it easier to use, adding a new developer portal, and other features. leadbolt mobile platform discovery monetization

Framework Benchmarks


Authors Note: Were using the word "framework" loosely to refer to platforms, micro-frameworks, and full-stack frameworks. Simulating production environments. Our goal is to approximate a sensible production deployment as accurately as possible.

Broadcom Debuts New LTE Platform


Irvine-based semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom has launched a new, LTE smartphone platform, which it says is targeted at the sub-$300 smartphone market. Broadcom said the new SOC is in production now.

Sightly Launches Video Ad Platform


San Diego-based Sightly , which develops video advertising technology, said Thurday that it has launched a new platform aimed at delivering personalized, video ads from local businesses to prospective customers. Sightly--which is backed by Mack Capital, Tomorrow Ventures, and 500 Startups--said its new TargetView product is aimed at helping brands and local businesses deliver tailored, video ads based on what devices consumers are watching, and their location.

Predixion Software Updates Platform


San Juan Capistrano-based Predixion Software , the developer of predictive analytics software headed by Simon Arkell, said Wednesday that it has updated its platform. Predixion''s products are aimed at making business intelligence and analytics more available to users, allowing non-technical users to create their own data visualization.

Products I Love to Use

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I’m not trying to say my picks are great and other products aren’t and I’ll certainly forget some. But this is just a reflection midway in June 2015 of the some of the products I love, enjoy or use frequently, and am not an investor in. They even have a “you’re buying this product on Amazon, why not donate one to a classroom” feature kind of like Tom’s Shoes pioneered. Soundcloud – been enjoying as a podcast platform.

Digital Map Products Extends Data To ArcGIS


Irvine-based Digital Map Products , a provider of parcel information and data, along with mapping tools, said that its users can now stream its comprehensive parcel and property data to the popular ArcGIS platform from Esri. digital products arcgis parcel mapping property information esri

WebVisible Enhances Ad Platform


Irvine-based WebVisible , the provider of local online marketing software for small and medium sized businesses, said Wednesday that it has enhanced its technology platform, adding new mobile optimized landing pages, use of Amazon Cloud Front for video, and expanded listings in business directories. WebVisible's online marketing products are sold through a channel sales deal with Yellow Pages directory firms; its products help local business place online search marketing ads.

Messaging Platforms

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009 -- Messaging Platforms. Each audience wants to hear what is important to them, yet the company, product and service message must be unified and consistent across national and often global markets. A unified message platform defines what an organization is, what it does, what it stands for, why it matters and where it is going. SDSIC.

3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

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Many entrepreneurs who start technology companies are product people, technologists or savvy business people who worked previously for a larger company. When you qualify a customer, if the customer has shown interest in your product but isn’t ready to buy then they get sent over to marketing.

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Mogreet Launches MMS Ad Platform


Los Angeles-based Mogreet , the mobile marketing and mobile video technology firm headed by James Citron, has launched a new product today, aimed at providing monetization of MMS messages. The firm said its new AdStitch mobile advertising service ads pre-roll and post-roll adds to MMS videos, which allows companies to combine advertisements with MMS video messages. The firm said the tool makes it simple for companies to generate advertising revenue from opt-in, MMS messaging campaigns.

Spireon: 2.4 Million Subscribers For Telematics Platform


million subscribers for its products, which it says makes it the industry's largest non-OEM telematics company. Spireon said its NSpire platform is being used by auto insurers to use rich data to deliver price discounts and more based on driver behavior. Irvine-based telematics developer Spireon announced this morning that it has reached 2.4 The company offers up GPS tracking software, which is used by insurers to track the driving behavior of their clients.

Gumgum Rolls Programmatic Ad Platform For Images


Los Angeles-based Gumgum , the online advertising technology developer led by Ophir Tanz, recently rolled out a new, programmatic ad platform for its in-image advertising. According to the company, it has partnered with Xaxis, a programmatic media and technology developer, to launch a programmatic product for buying in-image advertising. The new product automates such tasks as connecting an automotive ad automatically with photos of the same vehicle or a competitor''s model.

H Code Launches Digital Marketing, Media Product


Hispanic market, says it has rolled out a new product it calls Tastemakers. According to H Code, the new product offers up a "fully integrated" digital marekting and media solution to connect brands and agencies with U.S. The company said Tastemakers is a "multi-platform" offering which includes digital advertising, social media, and branded content, including content creation, production, talent vetting and management, and more.

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KidZui Launches Advertising Platform


San Diego-based KidZui said this week that it has launched a new advertising platform focused on family-friendly brands. The firm said its new platform, KidClicks, allows brands to reach kids through the KidZui browser. KidZui also said that it will provide parents with reports on kids interests--as well as links to relevant promotions and product information--based on when kids "like" content.

Armorway Picks Up $2.5M For AI Platform

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Armorway, which is led by Zareh Baghdasarian, said the funding will go towards expanding its customer base, for continued product development, and expansion of its R&D team. Los Angeles-based Armorway , which develops data analytics software which uses artificial intelligence (AI) for cybersecurity response, has raised $2.5M in a seed funding round.

DataPop Launches New Semantic Advertising Product


Los Angeles-based online advertising technology provider DataPop , the startup led by Jason Lehmbeck, announced this morning that it has launched a new semantic advertising product specifically aimed at Google Product Listing Ads (PLA). Google's Product Listing Ads are Google's ad option which lets companies include product images, pricing, and other details in online ads. Pricing on the new platform were not announced by the company.

The Perfect Pithy And Productive Investor Pitch


All of these 10 companies allow previously disconnected user groups to connect and transact, in what is termed ecosystem business models or multi-sided platforms.". The post The Perfect Pithy And Productive Investor Pitch appeared first on John Greathouse Is One Line Enough?

GraphEffect Launches New Social Marketing, Collaboration Platform


Santa Monica-based GraphEffect has launched a new product effort today, saying it has launched , a new platform which connects people across and within organizations. GraphEffect said its new platform also includes and API and connections into third party app provider, including Lettuce, Gradient X, HYFN, Kenshoo, and The Resumator.

OroCommerce, Founded by Magento's Founders, Launches Ecommerce Platform


West Hollywood-based OroCommerce , a new startup founded by Magento's Yoav Kutner and Roy Rubin, said today that it has launched a new e-commerce platform specifically aimed at B2B e-commerce. OroCommerce also says it integrates with existing ERP, CRM, and product information software and tools.

Zugara Launches World’s 1st AR Ecommerce Platform Module

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PrestaShop is one of the fastest growing ecommerce platforms in the world (with over 127,000 stores and counting), and the launch of “WSS For PrestaShop” marks the first time any ecommerce platform has offered an augmented reality (AR) module to its e-tailers.

Rubicon Project Launches Beta Of Two Products


Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project has launched two new products into beta, saying this week that it has launched DSP Builder and HFC2, both developed in the company''s "innovation lab". DSP Builder is a development platform for creating real-time bidding applications. HFC is a "high frequency cloud" computing product, a cloud computing product specifically developed for applications similar to Rubicon Project''s own online advertising exchange.

Spreeify Launches New Mobile Ad Product


Los Angeles-based Spreeify , the developer of display ad technology which is led by Ruben Dua, has rolled out a new product aimed at the mobile market.

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Verdezyne Hits Production Milestone


Carlsbad-based biotechnology developer Verdezyne said this morning that it has hit a key production milestone. The company--which is developing processes for developing renewable chemicals--said it has produced more than one metric ton of bio-based dodecanedioic acid (DDDA) using its proprietary yeast platform and downstream process.

OpenX Launches New Product


Los Angeles-based online advertising technology developer OpenX Technologies said this morning that it has launched a new product, the OpenX SSP (Supply Side Platform). According to OpenX, the new product combines real-time-bidding (RTB) and ad network demand into a single auction system, which can help publishers maximize their advertising yield and increasing competition for their inventory.

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