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7 Steps To Highly Productive Business Relationships

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Here are my key mentoring recommendations for how to approach new and existing relationships to make them more productive and valuable to your own business aspirations: Allocate time to find and develop outside relationships.

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Docupace Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based Docupace, a developer of cloud-based software for the wealth management industry, said today that it has launched a new product. The company said its RIA Productivity Suite is aimed at advisory firms to help them digitize, streamline, connect, and automate their operations. Pricing on the new product was not announced.

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6 Tactics To Ensure Your Team Is Happy And Productive

Startup Professionals Musings

According to a classic study from Deloitte , happy employees have been shown to be up to 20 percent more effective in the workplace than unhappy employees, as well as far more loyal and productive. The challenge is to find the best way to keep everyone on your team happy and productive.

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TrueCar Sets Product Head

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Santa Monica-based TrueCar, which operates an online marketplace for autos, said that it has named Rich DiStefano to Senior Vice President of Product. marketplace automotive distefano rich heat product truecarDiStefano previously has served at such companies as Walmart, Hilton, Ticketmaster, Live Nation, and Match.com. The company said that DiStefano will report to President and CEO Mike Darrow.

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The Trade Desk Names Product VP

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Ventura-based advertising technology developer The Trade Desk has named Dr. Bill Simmons as the company's new Vice President of Product. According to the company, Simmons was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Dataxu, an ad-tech pioneer, which was acquired by Roku in 2019; he then became Vice President of Product Management of Roku's ad platform. trade desk thetradedesk executive product dataxu

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TigerConnect Expands Product Line

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Santa Monica-based TigerConnect, which develops communications tools for the healthcare industry, says it has launched an expanded product suite. According to the company, it has rolled out a suite of new and enhanced products, including clinical collaboration tools, alarm management and event notifications, patient engagement tools, physician scheduling, and more. tigerconnect healthcare product expansion lifescience electronics

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FIGS Sets Product, Sustainability Officer

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Santa Monica-based healthcare apparel company FIGS announced this morning that it has named Jami Pinto as its new Chief Global Product and Sustainability Officer. FIGS said that Pinto had been Senior Vice President, Global Product Supply, and also had served or fourteen years at Abercrombie & Fitch brands. figs clothing healthcare apaprel executive jami pinto sustainability global product

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Introducing Trust, and the Importance of Product-Founder Fit

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As a VC, one of the key things I’m looking for in any new investor is “product-founder fit” e.g. does this founder have an insight or advantage that makes them uniquely suited to successfully build this product and business?

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RemotePC Upgrades Help Desk Product

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Los Angeles-based RemotePC, the remote help desk service run by IDrive, said it launched a new version of its product last week. According to the company, the new version of its software simplifies its user interface, provides enhanced performance, and also includes logs of activities performed within its app. The company's software allows IT administrators to connect to PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android devices for remote IT support.

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CUJO AI Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based cybersecurity product developer CUJO AI said this week that it has rolled out a new product. The company said it has launched "Explorer", an artificial intelligence-powered product aimed at network service providers.

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Boost Office Productivity with these 5 Techniques

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Productive offices get more done—their workers complete projects faster and bring in more revenue for their organizations. Below you will find several techniques managers can use to encourage office productivity: . Team relationships play a large role in workplace productivity.

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7 Personal Productivity Tactics To Get More Work Done

Startup Professionals Musings

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.

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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.

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Near Launches New Product

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According to the company, it has launched Near Pinnacle, a product which helps its customers understand places and consumer behavior through a visual user interface. Pricing on the new product was not announced. Pasadena-based Near, which provides location-based intelligence and tracking of people and data, says it has launched a new produt.

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10 Strategies For Boosting Your Productivity At Work

Startup Professionals Musings

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.”

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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

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7 Keys To Creating A Productive Business Team Culture

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Relationships are key to happiness and productivity. purpose team culture team productivity valuesIn my experience, the right team culture is critical to every business and startup success, so every business leader wants to know how to create it.

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MarketCast Sets New Chief Product Officer

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Los Angeles-based research and analytics provider MarketCast says it has appointed its very first Chief Product Officer, naming Carmen Palmer to the role. Palmer was previously at NBCUniversal, on NBC's Content Distribution Digital Products team. marketcast chief product officer carmen palmer content hollywood analyticsThe company said Palmer also spend nearly a decade at Yahoo! previously.

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ChowNow Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based online ordering technology developer ChowNow says it has launched a new product, called the Order Better Network. According to the company, the new product helps connect restaurants to over a dozen channels for delivery and takeout. ChowNow said its new products helps restaurants set up digital storefronts on those partner platforms. Pricing on the new product was not announced.

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BlackLine Rolls Out New Product

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Los Angeles-based BlackLine said on Tuesday that it has launched a new capability to its software, to provide what it calls "hyperautomation" of taxes for intercompany financial management. The company said its new capabilities are designed to help multinational corporations navigate the complexities of transacting across multiple legal entities, billing routes and jurisdictional boundaries. The company did not say how much the new capabilities cost.

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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

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7 Forgotten Keys To Productive Customer Relationships

Startup Professionals Musings

Questions that start with “why” invite a defensive response, and usually don’t lead to a productive dialog. More effective questions usually start with “what,” and focus on that person as a customer, rather than you, your product, or your service. Entrepreneurs and business executives seem to be even more focused on their technology than the rest of us, and less inclined to listen to the voice of the customer, even if they remember to ask.

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InvestCloud Launches New Products

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Los Angeles-based InvestCloud, a developer of fintech software, said it has launched a new product called InvestCloud X. The company said the new product includes a digital communications platform for advisors to interact with clients; a digital planning platform for providing the " simplest to the most sophisticated needs of all investors" as well as a digital shopping platform for financial products. The company did not announce pricing on the product.

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6 Keys To Aiming Your Product To Mainstream Customers

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The good news is that early adopters are never reluctant to sign up as beta customers and will provide you early feedback on product quality. business opportunity crossing the chasm Geoffrey Moore product features

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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?

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Zefr Rolls Out Brand Safety Product

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Los Angeles-based Zefr said this week that it has launched a new product, Atrium, which provides visibility into "walled gardens" like Meta and TikTok, in addition to Youtube. The company said the new product provides marketers a "fully transparent view into their post-campaign performance and insights across walled gardens."

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Citadel Defense Expands Products

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According to the company, the expanded set of products--which is is selling under the brand name "Titan"--will offer up solutions from emerging requirements from the U.S. Citadel Defense says it uses artificial intelligence and machine learning for its products to deal with identifying, tracking, and defeating drone threats. San Diego-based Citadel Defense, which develops systems to defend against drones, said it has launched a new set of counter drone offerings.

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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.

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Netflix To Require Vaccination For Production

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In a sign of growing concern over lagging vaccination rates driving a new surge of COVID-19 cases in the United States, Netflix said this week that it will now require actors and others on productions to be vaccinaed. netflix production hollywood vaccines pandemic vaccine entertainment content

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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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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.

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PacketFabric Launches New Product

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Culver City-based PacketFabric, a network connectivity provider backed by NantWorks and Digital Alpha Advisors, said it has launched a new product called Cloud router. The company said its new product is aimed at enterprises and small businesses, and provides connectivity to multiple cloud providers. The company says its product can be used for data transfer, disaster recovery, distributed cloud applications and managed Layer 3 connectivity.

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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. .

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Classy Launches New Product Enhancements

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San Diego-based Classy, which develops software to help nonprofits connect with supporters, says it has launched a number of new product enhancements. The company said it has integrated its payment option, Classy Pay, with Venmo, in addition to current support for PayPal, credit card, ACH bank transfer, and digital wallets; added modal checkouts; campaign templates; Google Analytics, and more. classy nonprofit charity fundraising software saas cloud

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7 Principles for Keeping Work Discussions Productive

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I agree with her principles, and outline them here, for approaching any conversation at work, especially difficult ones, and making them positive and productive, rather than emotional and confrontational: Confidence - trusting yourself and the other party.

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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.

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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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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.

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FairPlay Launches New Product For Insurance Industry

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Los Angeles-based FairPlay says it has launched a new product, aimed at bias detection in the insurance industry. According to the company, its new product, Input Intelligence, will help insurance companies review their data for bias, ensuring they are not proxies for protected characteristics such as race or gender. Pricing on the new product was not announced.

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Jurny Aims Product At Boutique Hotels

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Los Angeles-based software developer Jurny said this morning that it has launched a new product specifically for helping boutique hotels and short-term rental operators manage their operations. According to the company, it has rolled out what it calls an "all-in-one Management Operating System", which it says consolidates the tech stack and operations of boutique hotels and short term rentals. Jurny is backed with $12.5M in funding from Mucker Capital and Okapi Venture Capital.

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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.

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Kajabi Taps TikTok Exec As President, Chief Product Officer

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Irvine-based Kajabi, which develops online tools that helps entrepreneurs and creators with marketing and selling their products and services, says it has tapped Sean Kim, the former Head of Product at TikTok as its new President and Chief Product Officer. Kajabi said that Kim set the strategic direction and led teams responsible for developing and growing TikTok's product, and also had served at Global Head of Proudct at Amazon Prime.

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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.

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