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

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.

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MobileCause Raises $15M For Nonprofit Software

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Los Angeles-based nonprofit fundraising and crowdfunding software platform developer MobileCause has raised $15M in a Series B funding, according to the company. mobilecause nonprofit software venture capital crowdfund crowdfundingThe funding came from growth equity firm Level Equity. As part of the funding, Levil Equity's Sarah Sommer has joined the company's board.

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

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.

PromoJam 2.0 | The Social Promotion Management Platform

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The Social Promotion Management Platform is for businesses of all types – small, medium and enterprise. Even with its simplicity, quality is not sacrificed as the platform produces professional, graphical campaigns at low-cost points.

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OpenX Launches New Ad Platform, Powers Groupon

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Pasadena-based OpenX , the Internet ad server developer, said today that it has launched a new version of its OpenX Enterprise software. The firm said that the new platform is being used by customers such as Groupon, Orange-France Telecom Group, and Excite Japan. OpenX said the updated software includes such features as real-time ad bidding, more control by publishers over ad quality and pricing, new APIs, and other features.

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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.

Spireon: 2.4 Million Subscribers For Telematics Platform

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The company offers up GPS tracking software, which is used by insurers to track the driving behavior of their clients. 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 million subscribers for its products, which it says makes it the industry's largest non-OEM telematics company.

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.

Clinton and Trump Platform Analysis: Which Is Best for Education Companies?

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In the centerpiece of his education platform , Trump would redirect $20 billion in federal education spending to K-12 school choice programs. Among the many initiatives in Clinton’s education platform is proposed federal funding to provide computer science lessons to every public school student in the country—something Clinton says the majority of U.S.

GraphEffect Launches New Social Marketing, Collaboration Platform

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Santa Monica-based GraphEffect has launched a new product effort today, saying it has launched SHIFT.com , 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.

Approved Opens for Business with $1M and Digital Mortgage Platform

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Following a six-month trial of its digital mortgage platform, San Diego-based Approved has officially launched its Web-based software for home loan applications. Our goal is to create a platform [for both lenders and borrowers] that is just as frictionless as possible,” Taylor said at the downtown EvoNexus incubator, where he has been working with co-founder Navtej Sadhal.

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KidZui Launches Advertising Platform

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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 advertising children kids browser software networkAs part of the launch, the firm said it has hired Bryan Mullen as Chief Revenue Officer. Mullen joins the firm from The Nickelodeon Kids & Family Group, where he was VP Sales and Marketing.

Four Advertising Platforms You Really Should Try

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The team at Native Ads hope that they can help all websites remove ‘disruptive display ads’ with its innovative platform. The platform bridges the gap between live streaming channels and website owners to provide a useful and effective advertising experience for online audiences.

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.

Fan Appz Launches Personal Marketing Platform To Help Brands Convert Fans Into Loyal Customers

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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. Platform For Speed & Scalability. The new Fan Appz solution runs on the SAP HANA® platform.

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. Enhanced Platform Mobility. Finally, Business Process Management directed software between 2015 and 2020 will likely entail a greater emphasis on specific niche functionality.

Patrick Soon-Shiong’s NantHealth to Lay Off 300 Employees, Sell Health Care Software

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announced plans Thursday to lay off about 300 of its staff and sell its provider and patient messaging platform to Allscripts in a move that it expects to save the company more than $70 million annually, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission NantHealth Inc.

RightScale, Zend Tie On PHP Platform

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Santa Barbara-based RightScale , the cloud management software developer backed by Tenaya Capital , DAG Ventures, Benchmark Capital , Index Ventures , and Presidio Ventures, and PHP developer Zend Technologies , said today that they have launched a jointly developed solution for deploying and managing PHP applications. The companies have bundled RightScale's Cloud Management Software with Zend PHP. paas saas software management computing cloud zend rightscale

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Morphlabs Takes On Amazon AWS With OpenStack Platform

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Morphlabs , the developer of cloud-based infrastructure software, announced today that it has launched a new, Openstack-powered public cloud platform. The firm said the new software allows service providers to implement their own, public cloud software--and claims that it out-performs the giant in the market, Amazon Web Services. Morphlabs said its software is aimed at helping service providers compete head-to-head with Amazon Web Services.

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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. Bridg, which is led by Amit Jain, said its new software also integrates and synchronizes with the restaurant industry's most popular POS systems, email marketing services, loyalty programs and online ordering platforms. bridge software customer relationship management restaurant product

Procore Raises $50M More For Cloud Software

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Carpinteria-based construction software developer Procore , which is led by Tooey Cortemanche, announced late Thursday that it has raised $50M in a new funding, led by ICONIQ Capital. According to Procore, the new funds will go towards expanding and extending its construction technology platform. The company's cloud-based construction software is used to manage construction projects. management project growth software saas construction capital venture procore

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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.

Qualcomm Releases Augmented Reality Software For Android

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has released a platform for developing augmented reality (AR) software for Android, the firm announced this morning. The firm said the software, available via its beta program, allows users to build, market, and distribute applications based on its Qualcomm AR platform. Qualcomm said the software is optimized for running on its Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, but will run on all Android 2.1

Quest Software Bolsters Security Products

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software said this morning that it has released a new version of its PacketTrap MSP remote monitoring and management platform for SMBs. Quest Software targets its PacketTrap remote monitoring and management product at managed service providers. quest software securityThe firm said the product now includes antivirus detection and better reporting, among other features.

FlxOne Announces Launch of Analytics and Optimization Platform for Real-Time Advertising

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Analytics and optimization startup, FlxOne , aims to deliver insights and actions for real-time advertising by use of cloud-based infrastructure and data crunching to deliver insights and actions, making it the first platform to optimize performance automatically.

Bionic Hands, Mind Control, and AI Oh My! | Techstars Disney Accelerator Class of 2015

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imperson provides an artificial intelligence platform enabling fans to have conversations with their favorite movie and TV characters. StatMuse is developing an artificial intelligence platform to help sports fans explore data using simple, natural language. Video Engagement Platform.

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BuildFire Launches Platform For Instant Mobile App Creation

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Newport Beach-based BuildFire said yesterday that it has released a new platform, aimed at helping businesses and nonprofits to easily create native smartphone, tablet, and web apps. The company said its app creation platform--which is free--is aimed at businesses and nonprofits who want to go mobile but lack the resources to invest in design and app creation. apps native development software mobile buildfire

Impact Radius Gets $30M For Affiliate Marketing Software

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Santa Barbara-based Impact Radius , which develops digital marketing and affiliate marketing software, has raised $30M in a funding round, according to the company. Impact Radius--let by startup veteran Per Pettersen--said the new funding will go towards its platform, fund developmentof new products and services, and also to global expansion. advertising leads saas capital venture petterson software affiliate marketing radius impact

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O Labs Launched To Incubate, Accelerate Enterprise Software In LA

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O Labs said its first portfolio company is Versus, which is developing a platform for legal, real-money video game tournaments. olabs manatt accelerator incubator originate hale boggs keyvan peymani jeff scheinrock enterprise software startup O-Labs , new Los Angeles-based accelerator/incuabtor has launched today, create as joint venture of Originate, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and ICM Partners.

Leads360 Gets $15M For Sales Lead Software

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Los Angeles-based Leads360 , the developer of leads management software headed by Nick Hedges, said this morning that it has raised $15M in new funding. According to the company, the new funding will go towards product offerings, strategic partnerships, and awareness of its platform. Leads360's software is used for managing and tracking sales leads. leads360 sales lead management software venture capital

Nimble Updates CRM Tools

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Santa Monica-based social CRM software developer Nimble has rolled out a new version of its platform, which it is calling "Nimble 4.0". According to the company, led by longtime CRM veteran Jon Ferrara, the updated software includes such new features as embedding within Office 365 and Google Apps; synchronizes contacts, emails, and calendars; new automatic market segmentation tools; personalized outreach emails; new templates for Gmail; and much more.