Vertebrae Launches Augmented Reality E-Commerce Platform

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Santa Monica-based augmented reality advertising and software provider Vertebrae announced Nov. 12 the launch of its new e-commerce AR platform, Axis

Forge Platform Finds $1M For Ethereum SDK

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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. forge platform ethereum venture capital blockchain snapchat shift manifestpartnersThe funding came from Manta Ray Ventures and Upfront Ventures. The company was founded by Chris Lorenz, Geoffrey Anderson, and James Borow.

Education Software Startup GoGuardian Launches AI Platform

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El Segundo-based education software startup GoGuardian has launched Admin 2.0, a platform that uses artificial intelligence to enhance students’ behaviors online, according to a statement

Predixion Software Updates Platform

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San Juan Capistrano-based Predixion Software , the developer of predictive analytics software headed by Simon Arkell, said Wednesday that it has updated its platform. According to the firm, the new version of its software now allows users to create applications inside Microsoft Excel and supports a much wider range of external data sources, among other updates. predixion software business intelligence analysis analytics predictive dashboard frostvp

Jobot Launches New Recruiting Platform

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According to the company, its platform "makes for faster, more affordable hiring" and includes such features as scouring the web for "ready to run" talent and those likely to soon be on the market, and works "with or without the aid of real-life recruiters." The startup claims to use artificial intelligence software as part of its platform. jobot recruiting search artificial intelligence saas software heidi golledge

DataScience Debuts New Data Analysis Platform

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Los Angeles-based DataScience , the data analytics software developer led by Ian Swanson, has rolled out its data analysis platform, the DataScience Cloud. The new software is aimed at data science teams in the enterprise. DataScience said its platform supports connect any time of data source to data sciences sources, including databases, distributed filesystems, software-as-a-services; includes visualization tools and data browsers; connections to an API; and more.

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.”

Cornerstone OnDemand Acquires Hiring Platform Workpop

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Santa Monica-based human resources management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. acquired Santa Monica hiring platform Workpop Inc.

Quest Software Buys Metalogix

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software has acquired Metalogix , a developer of migration tools for Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365. quest software metalogix merger acquisition microsoft msft migration platform office365 sharepointFinancial details of the acquisition were not announced. Metalogix develops tools that are used for the migration, management, and securing of Office 365 and Microsoft SharePoint.

SGN Launches Cross-Platform Development Tool

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Los Angeles-based social and mobile game development firm, SGN , said today that it has launched a new tool called MasterKey, which it says can be used to develop cross-platform titles. gaming development tool cross platform videogame software mobile android social facebook

iRise Updates Platform

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El Segundo-based iRise , which develops enterprise software visualization tools used for prototyping and specifying corporate applications, said today that it has released a new version of its platform. irise software visualization tools enterprise prototype prototyping

Silicon Beach Report June 21: Education Software Startup GoGuardian Launches AI Platform

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Education software startup GoGuardian launches AI platform, Snapchat launches Snap Map and BlockFraud raises $5 million

Spreeify Launches Social Ad Platform

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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.

Cloudera, Hortonworks Plan To Merge As $5.2B Cloud Data Platform

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The goal of the combined entity is to provide a leading data platform. Cloudera and Hortonworks, two large, publicly traded companies that compete to offer Web-based data storage and analytics, announced plans today to merge into a combined entity they value at $5.2 billion. Share prices for the two Silicon Valley companies spiked in after-hours trading following the announcement Wednesday that both their boards approved the all-stock deal.

CallFire Launches New Platform

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Santa Monica-based text and voice API provider CallFire has launched a new platform, saying that it now has over 200,000 users using its platform. CallFire offers up a cloud-based platform to create voice-based applications, including interactive voice response (IVR) apps, business text messaging applications, voice broadcasting, and more. callfire calling voip telephone telephony call software

FastPay Links With Advantage Software

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Los Angeles-based FastPay , which provides receivables financing to help online publishers and media receive faster payment on their ad inventory, says it has linked up with Advantage Software , an agency management systems provider, in an alliance. The company's technology platform helps online publishers and others cut down the delays usually incurred in the online advertising cycle, which often stretch out to 60 days. fastpay advantage software online publishing publisher

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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AdtoApp Gets $6M For Programmatic Ad Platform For Publishers

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adtoapp programmatic platform publishing mobile advertising venture capital ecpm software advertiser publisherLos Angeles-based AdtoApp , a developer of programmatic ad tools for publishers, has raised $6M in a funding round, according to the company. The funding came from Run Capital.

ReachLocal Launches Deal Platform

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Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal , the online marketing and advertising firm headed by Zorik Gordon, said Thursday afternoon that it has launched ReachDeals, a daily deals syndication platform. ReachDeals is a relaunch of the deal commerce software platform it acquired when it acquired DealOn, a daily deals publisher, in February. ReachLocal said the platform will make it easier for publishers to integrate local deals into their own websites.

Fundraising Startup Classy Surpasses $1B Raised on Its Platform

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It took six years for Classy, a software-as-a-service company that targets nonprofit organizations looking to fundraise online, to facilitate $500 million in donations.

SendUs Debuts Crowdsourced Video Platform

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A new, Los Angeles startup, SendUs , launched its services to help brands manage user-generated video content this morning, saying that its platform helps companies leverage that user-generated content and turn it into videos for companies. According to SendUs, brands and companies can use its video platform to request specific videos from their audiences, and promote that through social networks. sendus crowdsourced video content publishing software

CallFire Debuts New Platform

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CallFire , the provider of text messaging and voice applications APIs which is run by Dinesh Ravishanker, has launched a new platform, the company said Tuesday. The firm said it has created a "next-generation" platform, bulit from the ground up, which includes such new features as allowing customers to interact with businesses using SMS and text messages; new call tracking and analytics tools; opti-in voice broadcasting; and interactive voice response (IVR) capabilities.

InvolveSoft Gets $2.5M For Employee Volunteering Platform

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Santa Monica-based InvolveSoft , which develops software to help companies encourage their employees to volunteer for events and help contribute to their local communities, has raised $2.5M InvolveSoft has created a platform which helps employees contribute to the community, by helping them find volunteer events, with a focus on a company streamline corporate engagement, team activities, volunteering, leadership & training, and diversity & inclusion.

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.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in Silicon Valley. The firm's software is now being. The company's software is being included in the Linux. Forum , says "New platforms are very interesting to CTOs.

Swell Launches Social Impact Investing Platform

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Newport Beach-based Swell , a new fintech startup, said on Tuesday that it has launched a new online platform which lets consumers invest in specific portfolios focused on social impact. Swell said it was incubated by Pacific Life, with creative help from IDEO, and software development from Carbon Five.

RealtyMogul Sells Loan Underwriting Software Technology

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According to RealtyMogul, it has sold the proprietary loan underwriting software it developed in its labs to Hunt Real Estate Capital , in an all-cash transaction. RealtyMogul says its crowdsourced funding platform has resulted in investment in over $2 billion of real estate, and says it has returned over $100M to investors to date. realtymogul loan underwriting software merger acquisition realestate crowdsourcing huntrealestate hunt

OpenX Debuts New Ad Quality Platform

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Los Angeles-based online advertising technology developer OpenX said today that it has launched a "next generation" traffic quality monitoring platform, which it is using to help eliminate fraud in programmatic advertising. OpenX said its new platform detects and blocks suspicious activity in its network using big--data analysis, and also ties into human review.

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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.

WebVisible Enhances Ad Platform

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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.

Veritone's AI Software Linked Into Government Marketplace

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Costa Mesa-based artificial intelligence software developer Veritone announced this morning that the company's aiWARE Government platform is now available to federal agencies, through the federal FedRAMP marketplace. FedRAMP is a US government program which specifies that software has met specific data security and data practices, and makes it easier for other federal agencies to make purchases.

Appcelerator | The Mobile Developer Platform

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For those companies looking to venture into the mobile space, there are multiple platforms in market to help accomplish the move. However not all those platforms can provide companies with all tools needed.

Armorway Picks Up $2.5M For AI Platform

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Los Angeles-based Armorway , which develops data analytics software which uses artificial intelligence (AI) for cybersecurity response, has raised $2.5M analytics data software security cybersecurity capital venture intelligence artificial armorwayin a seed funding round. The funding came from Aristos Ventures, private angel investors and investment from serial entrepreneurs, founders and executives from several high tech companies, according to the company.

JMI Equity Backs Jvion's Healthcare AI Software

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San Diego- and Baltimore-based private equity investor JMI Equity is the lead backer of a developer of artificial intelligence software for the healthcare industry this morning. Jvion , a developer of clinical decision support software, said on Thursday that it received a "significant" growth equity investment for the startup, to expand its healthcare AI and prescriptive analytics platform. equity private capital venture software intelligence artificial healthcare jvion

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

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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. The new software is epcifically aimed at helping companies manage corporate accounts and buyer-seller relationships, managing price lists and catalogs, automating business workflows, and more, according to the company.