VideoAmp Names Chief Product Officer

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Los Angeles-based VideoAmp, which provides video measurement software for the advertising industry, said today that it has named Cameron Meierhoefer as Chief Product Officer. videoamp chief product officer software measurementMeierhoefer was previously CEO of SignalFrame, and also had been COO of Comscore, where he spent more than 17 years.

Phonexa Debuts New Products

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According to the company, the additional software complements its existing call tracking and distribution, lead tracking and distribution, email and SMS marketing, and automated accounting products. Glendale-based software company Phonexa said this morning that it has launched a new suite of software which provides click tracking, suppression list management, and cloud phone services.

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10 Strategies For Boosting Your Productivity At Work

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The real solution is better productivity and less procrastination, to put you back in control of your business. Dr. Jan Yager, a recognized expert on the subject of time management, addressed this issue in the classic edition of her book, “ Work Less, Do More: The 14-Day Productivity Makeover.”

Enevate Inks New Battery Production Licensing Deal

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Irvine-based battery developer Enevate announced on Tuesday that it has inked a new, production licensing agreement, with EnerTech International. enevate battery production licensing power cleantechAccording to the company, EnerTech International will commercialize its battery technology in the transportation, mobility, and reserve power markets. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

7 Personal Productivity Tactics To Get More Work Done

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Studies of software teams, for example, show differences as great as ten to one in productivity between working team members. The result should also be fewer total hours at work, improved health, as well as improved productivity and attitude. Distractions are the enemy of productivity.

Seismic Names Chief Product Officer

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San Diego-based sales enablement and marketing software developer Seismic said this week that it has named a new Chief Product Officer. Seismic said it has named Krish Mantipragada as its new Chief Product Officer, joining the company from Medallia, where he also was Chief Product Officer and an Executive Vice President. seismic chief product officer executive sales enablement cloud saas marketing

Six ways to make your site-app-product go viral.

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How do you make your product go viral? What are the elements needed to focus upon in making the attempt to take a product viral? Sometimes, it is just the right idea to brand your product inside that of a known presence. The post Six ways to make your site-app-product go viral.

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10 Key Business Plan Elements Not In A Product Spec

Startup Professionals Musings

For the rest of us, we need a business plan, as well as a product plan. Some of you may be convinced that your product specification communicates the product message even better than a business plan, so why be redundant? business plan funding idea product plan

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.

Klio Studio Aims At Production Management

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Hollywood-based Klio Studio , a new startup founded by a former US Navy officer-turned talk show host and film producer, has launched its software on Microsoft Azure, saying it has created a new, cloud-based production management solution, purpose built for film, television, and commercial productions. Klio Studio said that its cloud-based software is particularly useful during the COVID-19 pandemic, because it allows staff to work remotely on multiple productions at once.

7 Ways To Maximize Team Motivation And Productivity

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There are many ways to add levity to a tough challenge, and engaging the team occasionally in some fun activities will work wonders for your team’s productivity and motivation. Investors have long agreed that you invest in the team, more than the product.

6 Ways To Make You An Entrepreneur Before The Product

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In fact, some totally avoid it, assuming their product or solution will speak for itself later. A positive personal brand will give your product instant credibility. Yet I assure you that your personal impact, and future product success, can be severely impacted by this lack of focus.

Inseego Names Product Management VP

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San Diego-based 5G device maker Inseego said this morning that it has named Adam Gould as Senior Vice President, Product Management, IoT & Mobile solutions. Inseego said that Gould will lead the company's efforts on 5G and its IIoT product line. inseego product management executive quantalrf adam gouldGould was most recently CEO of QuantalRF, a developer of low-power, high sensitivity RF technology.

Cornerstone Names New Chief Product Officer

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Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand said on Wednesday that it has named Ajay Awatramani as its new Chief Product Officer. Awatramani has previously served at such companies as Adobe, Marketo, Oracle, and Siebel, and was most recently Head of Product and GTM at Adobe; he had joined Adobe after the company acquired Marketo in 2018. Cornerstone said that Awatramani will lead its product strategy, management, and design.

Create a great product – the three-step dance method

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Can you create a product in a vacuum? Creating a new product in a relative vacuum is an exercise in complete trust that you know what’s best for the customer, perhaps even without interaction with such a customer.

Klio Studio Launches Cloud Production Management Software

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Hollywood-based Klio Studio , a new startup, said this week that it has launched a new, cloud-based production management solution aimed at the film, television, and commercial production market. The company--led by Adrienne Lunson--said it has developed a system to handle such aspects of production as development, fundraising, pre-production, production, post-production and even release.

LA-based Replicated adds former GitLab head of product as its chief product officer

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Replicated , the Los Angeles-based company pitching monitoring and management services for Kubernetes-based applications, has managed to bring on the former head of product of the $2.75 billion-valued programming giant GitLab as its new chief product officer. .

5 Tips To Keep Your Startup Productive, Not Just Busy

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Remember the concept of minimum viable product (MVP), which is designed to test viability and interest before you burn through too much of your energy and resources. In my experience as an angel investor, it was an accepted axiom that we invested in people, even more than the product.

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Invoca Releases Updated Product

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According to the company, its summer 2020 product release includes simplified and automated call tracking for multi-location businesses, expanded technology integrations, and other features. Santa Barbara-based Invoca , which develops call tracking and analytics tools, says it has released a new version of its software.

OpenX Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based OpenX said this week that it has launched a new product, Apollo, which it says helps publishers maximize their programmatic revenue. The company said the new tool integrates with the open source Prebid offering, allowing such features as configuration management and a/b testing capabilities. Pricing on the new tool was not announced. OpenX develops software for online publishers, helping them to manage online advertising on their properties. READ MORE>>.

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5 Modern Ways To Make Your Product Uniquely Memorable

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Every entrepreneur believes that their product or service is memorable, and that every customer will quickly see the advantage over competitors. Yet true product differentiation in the eye of the customer is rarely achieved.

Can you build a company, not just a product?

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And rarely do we see a plan for a single product that is not part of a larger vision and remain interested long enough to ask for more information. The famously popular iPad throw-away app, “Draw It,” might at first seem an exception, until you dig deeper to find a dense plan around a series of social engagement products planned to follow. Can you extend your product into a planned series? The post Can you build a company, not just a product?

Super League Studio Allows Remote Production

L.A. Business Journal

Video production is limping along in Los Angeles as pandemic-related safety protocols have made traditional shoots challenging

Ways2H Gets Investment For Renewable Hydrogen Production

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The company said it is already developing two, commercial waste-to-hydrogen production facilities in Japan, and has a third project planned in Pune, India. ways2h venture capital hydrogen production renewable waste thermochemical cleantech energy powerLong Beach-based Way2H , a startup developing technology to convert waste into clean hydrogen fuel, has scored a strategic investment from Pacific6 Enterprises, the company announced this morning.

NantStudios Launches Virtual Production Campus In El Segundo

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El Segundo-based NantStudios--a new venture which is related to the "Nant" series of companies run by billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong--said on Tuesday that it has launched a new "virtual production ecosystem and innovation campus" in El Segundo. nantstudios virtual production campus soon-shiong content movie special effects

Darkstore launches FastAF app for same-day product delivery

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FastAF is built on top of Darkstore, which already has relationships with a number of brands that store their products in Darkstores for same-day delivery. ” FastAF features items like masks, hand sanitizer and soap, but also sneakers, sunglasses and other products.

Evite Appoints Head Of Product

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Los Angeles-based online invitations service Evite announced this morning that it has named Yun Woo as its new Head of Product, to oversee development of the company's product. Woo was most recently Head of Product at Whalerock Industries, where Evite said he had been leading the product team that launched the Kardashian/Jenner family native apps and sites across iOS and Android. evite executive head product

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LiveXLive Names Head of Product

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West Hollywood-based a href="[link] , which provides a number of live streaming and other products focused on live entertainment--and also runs Slacker Radio--has named Tad Ro as Head of Product. LiveXLive said Ro will lead product management and expand its product offerings. He was most recently Director of Product Management at Verizon Digital Media Services. livexlive exeutive product

Yardi Launches Product In The UK

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi says it has launched a new product in the United Kingdom. According to Yardi, it has launched Yardi Breeze Premier for the UK property market, providing property management and accounting to small and medium-sized real estate landlords and property agencies.

Digital Map Products Acquired By LightBox

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Irvine-based Digital Map Products , a developer of mapping and location tools used by enterprise and government customers, has been acquired by LightBox , a provider of real estate information products. Digital Map Products was owned by private equity investor Silversmith Capital Partners, and had over 160 employees. Silversmith acquired Digital Map Products in a recapitalization deal in August of 2016.

Digital Map Products Names New Board Member

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Irvine-based Digital Map Products , which provides map-based, real estate applications, said this week that it has named a new member to its board of directors. According to Digital Map Products, it has appointed Dave Cozzens to its board, to help guide the company around strategic growth and positioning. Digital Map Products is backed by private equity investor Silversmith Capital Partners. digital products real estate mapping location

Honest Co. To Reformulate Products

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Los Angeles-based eco-friendly products company The Hoenst Company says it is reformulating its products, to remove the use of sodium laurel sulfate , an ingredient that the company had pledged to avoid, but had managed to be used in a number of its products. s products in a investigative report earlier this year. honest company jessica alba friendly products sodium laurel sulfate

Wrapbook Finds $3.6M For Film, Production Payroll Management

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According to Wrapbook, its software platform handles the labor-intensive process of onboarding, paying and insuring film and production crews. The company said it is targeting TV, film, commercial production, and live event producers with its software. capital venture hollywood entertainment cloud saas software management payroll production film wrapbook

Software Developer Nobl9 Raises $21 Million, Releases Signature Product

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It’s not every day that a startup attracts more than $20 million from investors without having released a product

How Has Product Hunt Become Such a Critical Startup Website?

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Product Hunt. It seems out of nowhere it has become the go to website for startup companies to launch their new products or businesses. I strong showing on TechCrunch created initial product demand and if you could sustain that it led to buzz overall in the tech community. I started by launching a portfolio company’s product on Product Hunt. Another highly important factor in the success of Product Hunt is the community itself.

Esportz Entertainment Eyes Esports Production, Content

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esportz entertainment production content videogame streamingIrvine-based Esports Entertainment announced this morning that it plans to start covering e-sports news, and offer up live and pre-recorded, streaming content for the esports industry, with a plan to open up what it calls a "Southern California Esports Broadcast Center".

Former Tinder VP Launches Startup Accelerator, Product Club

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who is based in Los Angeles--has launched a brand new startup accelerator called Product Club , which is aiming itself at accelerating a small class of product-focused startups. product club startup accelerator chapterone venture capital tinderA former Tinder VP, Jeff Morris, Jr.--who The new accelerator said it will invest $100K in three companies, taking 5 percent equity, and run its accelerator entirely remote.

How Snapchat Could Increase Team Production

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Being intentionally productive is something we all strive for, but often fail to achieve. Routine work is the worst enemy of productivity. And while we tend to embrace new and new apps to improve our productivity, we end up wasting even more time as those tools don’t work well together or require constant re-logins and switching screens. Happy teams are productive teams. Read more about building a productive team at TechCo.

ZEFR Names Product Head

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Venice, California-based ZEFR , the content monetization and protection provider, said this morning that it has named Tom Furukawa as its new Head of Product. ZEFR said that Furukawa had most recently founded his own mobile ad company, and has 15 years of experience in the product management and technology development area. zefr product management monetization

Tinder Names New Chief Product Offier

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Los Angeles-based dating app developer Tinder has named a new Chief Product Officer, the company announced today, saying that it has appointed Ravi Mehta to the position. Mehta was most precently Product Director for Youth Engagement at Facebook, where he was involved in the launch of short-form video app Lasso, Facebook Polls, and M&A. Tinder's last Chief Product Officer, Brian Norgard, left the company in November saying he'd like to get back to working on startups.

Building Products for Mass Adoption

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Chris Dixon wrote a blog post last week titled, “ Techies and Normals &# in which he defined “Techies&# as people who are not just “early adopters&# but also have more of a geeky, technical, product bent. Normals (or “Muggles&# as Catarina Fake called them) are people who, unlike Techies, don’t just use products simply because they’re infatuated with them and with showing the world how cool it is that they’re using the latest tech product.

SHO Products Raises $3.6M For Cannabis Accessories

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Los Angeles-based SHO Products , which is a manufacturer and distributor of products for the growing cannabis (legal marijuana) market, said today that it has raised $3.6M SHO Products is led co-founders Samuel Jurist (CEO) and Vincent D'Accolti (COO). products cannabis accessory venture capital angel investment tenenbaum

Customer-Centric Strategies Win Over Product-Centric

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Is your marketing focus product-centric or customer-centric ? If you only sell products, it’s time to realize that times have changed. With a wealth of products now available, customers look for the most memorable experience , not just the best product. These days, a fun shopping experience, or no-question returns, often tips the scales over extra product features or a lower price.