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.

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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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. Happy teams are productive teams. Read more about building a productive team at TechCo.

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.

5 Elements Of Innovation That Are Not Product Related

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Investors and others look for evidence of the virtuous cycle of innovation leadership – a lofty vision attracts better talent, producing better products and memorable customer experiences, attracting key customers, building a stronger brand, which attracts the best talent.

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

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

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.

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 product management monetization

Signal Sciences Rolls New Application Security Product

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Los Angeles-based Signal Sciences , the developer of web application firewall and security software which is venture backed by Lead Edge Capital, CRV, Index Ventures, Harrison Metal and OATV, has expanded its product lineup, saying on Tuesday that it has added a new application security product for Envoy. Envoy is a load balancing product. Pricing on the new product was not announced.

Tinder's Chief Product Officer Back To Startups

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Brian Norgard, who was Chief Product Officer at Los Angeles-based dating app developer Tinder , has left the company, and will be starting up a new company, Norgard said today. tinder chief product officer brian norgard executive startupNorgard had been founder of messaging startup Chill, the maker of Tappy, which was acquired by Tinder in 2014. Norgard has been a longtime Los Angeles startup entrepreneur. READ MORE>>.

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

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.

CapLinked Launches Blockchain Auditing Product, TransitNet

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Jackson, has launched a new product for helping companies in the blockchain and cryptocurrency area. According to CapLinked, the new product, TransitNet is a new software product to manage title verification, financial reporting, and corporate governance for blockchain-based securities and digital assets. Los Angeles-based software developer CapLinked , which is led by Eric M.

Framework Benchmarks

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Simulating production environments. For this exercise, we aimed to configure every framework according to the best practices for production deployments gleaned from documentation and popular community opinion. About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact.

5 Market Obstacles That Kill Even Compelling Products

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Even when your new product or solution fills a real customer need, and has a positive value proposition, many new venture founders are surprised and frustrated to find that excited customers are hard to find and growth is slow. Product is “disruptive technology” or a “paradigm shift.”

PeerStreet Launches New Loan Product

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Los Angeles-based online real estate investment marketplace PeerStreet --which is backed by Andreessen Horowitz--is expanding the scope of its marketplace with a new loan product, which will offer up loans for purchases of residential rental properties. The new product is a significant expansion for PeerStreet, which previously was just providing short term, bridge loans for real estate purchases.

TigerConnect Rolls Out New Software Product

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Santa Monica-based TigerConnect , the developer of healthcare communications software, has rolled out a new set of products and product enhancements, all aimed at communications between healthcare providers, patients, and health systems. According to the company, it has rolled out a new product called TigerTouch, which it says allows health systems to communicate directly with patients through video, voice, and text.

Digital Map Products Gets $36.3M

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Irvine-based Digital Map Products (DMP), a developer of cloud-based mapping products used by businesses and government for mapping and land use applications, has raised $36.3M Digital Map Products was founded by Jim Skurzynski and Geoff Wade, who will continue to lead the company. Silversmith said it was advised by Choat Hall & Stewart int he deal; Digital Map Products was advised by both Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth and Pagemill Partners.

CapLinked Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based CapLinked , the developer of secure document sharing software led by Eric Jackson, said this morning that it has released a new set of Information Security (InfoSec) tools, aimed at helping companies to protect information they are sharing with external parties. The company said the new software, which is based on software application programming interface (API), let enterprises develop their own, custom software to manage and track access to files send to external parties.

HireRight Names Marketing, Product VP

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Irvine-based HireRight , which provides global employment background checks, drug and health screening, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify services, said Monday that it has named Kathleen Delaney as its Vice President of Marketing and Product. hireright marketing product employment background check screening kathleen delaney executive drug health

ZipRecruiter Expands Product Suite

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Santa Monica-based hiring software developer ZipRecruiter , which is led by Ian Siegel, has expanded its product suite, with a new onboarding software for new employees. ZipRecruiter said its new product, ZipHire, helps manage electronic offer letters, employment agreements, and other new hire paperwork. Pricing on the new product was not announced. ziprecruiter product employee recruiting software onboarding

ZEFR Launches New Product

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Venice, California-based ZEFR , which develops technology for helping movie studios, music labels, and others identify, claim, and manage content on YouTube, said today that it has launched a new product.

Cie Digital Labs Names Product Development VP

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Irvine-based Cie Digital Labs has named Tegdeep Kondal as its new VP of Product Development, according to the company. Kondal previously as Director of Product Management at OpenX, and also had served at Amazon, Radialpoint, Verint Video Solutions Inc., Cie Digital Labs said Kondal will be reposnisble for product strategy and development. digital labs product development tegdeep kondal

Evite Enhances Product Offerings

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Los Angeles-based Evite said this week that it has launched a new set of premium product offerings for its online invitations service. Evite said that the premium service will include an annual pass option, which lets users create unlimited digital invitations for 12 months; the company will continue to offer per-event pricing as well on the premium product.

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SlimSurveys Launches New Product

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SlimSurveys , the new startup headed by former TweetPhoto founder Sean Callahan, has launched a new product, aimed at collecting data from website visitors.

Cool Planet Energy Launches Commercial Production

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Camarillo-based Cool Planet Energy Systems , which develops technology to capture CO2 and turn it into a soil amendment, said late Thursday that it has begun commercial production of its product, CoolTerra.

Bridg Names Chief Product Officer

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Los Angeles-based Bridg said Tuesday that it has named Mike Horowitz as the company's Chief Product Officer. Bridg said Horowitz will be responsible for defining and implementing Bridg's short-term and long-term product strategy, roadmap and vision. bridg mike horowitz chief product officer executiveHorowitz previously served at Ticketmaster / Live Nation, managed producta at Google, and also advised such startups as Applied Semantics, Fetch Technologies, and Abot Labs.

Shopatron Launches Product Locator Tool

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San Luis Obispo-based Shopatron , which develops software which helps manufacturers direct online orders to local retailers, said it has launched a new product aimed at product search. Shopatron said its new product, Local Product Search, helps customers find products from brands, offering up real time, local product inventory to those customers. The company says its new tool instead directly points consumers at available inventory of product.

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Grab Green Products Raises $2.5M

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Camarillo-based Grab Green , a developer of eco-friendly products, said last week that it has raised $2.5M The company (whose corporate name is MaddieBrit Products, but goes by its brand name of Grab Green), said the funding will go to "significantly expand" marketing and worldwide sales. Grab Green says its household products are healthier, eco-responsible, highly effective, and non-toxic. grab green products venture capital friendly household goods consumer

MyLife Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based MyLife.com , the online website headed by Jeff Tinsley which helps users manage their online social accounts, has launched a new product, the firm announced this morning. mylife social networking account management search product profile removal

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RFaxis Ramps Chip Production

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Irvine-based semiconductor developer RFaxis reports this morning that it has ramped up production of a new chip, focused on the Zigbee and Internet of Things (IoT) market. The company said it is ramping production of its RFX1010 Braodband CMOS RFeIC, which is a CMOS RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC) which is used in 802.11ah and ZigBee designs. rfaxis chip production rfeic front zigbee cmos

Conversion Logic Names Product Head

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Los Angeles-based Conversion Logic , the marketing attribution technology startup backed by Rincon Venture Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, TenOneTen, Founder Collective and Raptor Ventures, said today that it has named Dan Cox as Head of Product. Cox was most recently Senior Director of Product Management at MarketShare, and also served at Mediaphormedia and on the board of the Django Software Foundation.

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.

Snapchat Lets Users Take Photos, Get Products Via Amazon

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Venice, California-based Snap has rolled out a new integration deal with Amazon , saying on Monday that it has added a new feature which lets users takes photos of physical products or barcodes, and automatically have those products ordered from the Snapchat camera. According to Snapchat, the new feature lets users point there camera at a product or barcode, and a link to that product--or similar ones--from Amazon will appear on their phone.