Productivity in Your Pocket

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Like a dream, or a nightmare, e-mail—which is still the go-to work productivity app—became 100 percent mobile, available anytime you wanted or needed, day or night. Smartphone Productivity App Insurgence. The app that you use is the one in your pocket.

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 said the new funding will go towards "aggressive" product innovation and expansion in the US and internationally. mobilecause nonprofit software venture capital crowdfund crowdfunding

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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.

The Coming Shift in Enterprise Software

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Part I, Team) Tact was founded by Chuck Ganapathi , who was formerly the SVP of Products at Salesforce.com having led initiatives like their chat product, CRM and mobile. If you’re a consumer software company your buyer is your user. Chuck as a software visionary understood this.

VC Confessions: I Don’t Really Care About Your Product Demo

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The entrepreneur cannot wait to show me their product via a demo. You’re the first one I’ve met who didn’t want to see our product.” Note: I invest almost exclusively in b-to-b software companies. An interface that is engaging can fool customers into trying a sub-par product.

Predixion Software Updates Product

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San Juan Capistrano-based Predixion Software , which is venture backed by DFJ Frontier, Miramar Venture Partners and Palomar Ventures, said today that it has upgraded its flagship predictive analytics software. software adds enterprise collaboration features, interactive visualization, and--interestingly enough--an on-premise version of the cloud software. Predixion just announced a $6M round of funding last week for its software.

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. The firm said the product now includes antivirus detection and better reporting, among other features. Quest Software targets its PacketTrap remote monitoring and management product at managed service providers. quest software security

Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development

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They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. In three of the cases, the founder was finding that the software teams (1 in-house, 2 outsourced) were delivering relatively well in the short-run.

Hollywood Software Acquired By Rentrak

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Los Angeles-based Hollywood Software, Inc. HSI), a provider of enterprise software for managing digital movie distribution, has been acquired by Rentrak , a provider of viewer analytics and tracking of movie and television consumption. Hollywood Software's products are installed at such studios as 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate, according to the companies, with its digital cinema management software being used to manage more than 15,000 screens worldwide.

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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SOA Software Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based enterprise software developer SOA Software has rolled out a new product this morning, focused on management of application programming interfaces (APIs). The company said it snew product, LIfecycle Manager for APIs, helps enterprises manage the development use of APIs, services, and software assets. According to the firm, the new software helps planning, designing, developing, operating, maintaining and retiring enterprise APIs.

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Be Honest About Whether Your Product Really Makes a Difference

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This is why I loved Brad Feld’s recent post about the “ illusion of product / market fit.” Are our users addicted to our product? But if users don’t come back to your product directly and often I question whether you have a sustainable product / company. “Hacking” growth is only sustainable with a truly great product. And of course it’s true in personal productivity apps, SMB apps, B2B software and so forth.

How to Deliver More Software Projects On Time

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There’s an old joke in software development, “How much time does it take to design software?” If you’ve been involved with a number of software projects you already have an intuitive sense for this.

AnyMeeting Debuts New Web Conferencing Product

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AnyMeeting , the developer of web and video conferencing software aimed at the small business market, said today that it has launched a new, web conferencing product called AnyMeeting Company Pro. AnyMeeting also said in announcing the new product that it has just passed over 500,000 registered meeting hosts on the service. anymeeting conferencing product small business meeting

Kareo Rolls Out Updated Software

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Irvine-based medical practice management software developer Kareo , led by Dan Rodrigues, said Tuesday that it has launched the next generation of its cloud-based software for outsourced billing. Pricing on the new product was not announced. kareo medical office software billing cloud update

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

RealPractice Launches Marketing Automation Product

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In a move which significantly broadens its market focus, Santa Ana-based RealPractice said Tuesday that it has launched a new, automated marketing software called ReplyWise. The company said the new software is aimed at all types of small businesses, and helps local businesses to respond faster to customer inquiries, track online and offline advertising, and reply more effectively to calls, emails, and social media inquiries. realpractice software marketing automation saas

Kofax Launches New Product

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Irvine-based Kofax , the developer of business process management and document capture software, reported this morning that it has launched a new product. Kofax said it has launched Kofax DotImage Enterprise Edition, new software which enabled Internet browser portal applications for document scanning, viewing, annotating, and processing. The company said the new product connects into its existing platform. Pricing on the new product was not announced.

Fan Appz Launches Social Media Marketing Product

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Los Angeles-based Fan Appz , which is headed by Jon Siegal, said today that it has launched a new social media marketing product. Fan Appz said it differs from other, social media marketing products because it is focused on helping brands close a sale. The firm's software runs across such social services as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram. service software marketing media social appz fanappz

Punchcard Launches Business Analytics Product

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Pasadena-based Punchcard , the Idealab startup developing mobile apps to encourage customer loyalty at retail businesses, announced today that it has launched a new product, Punchcard for Business. The firm said the new software helps local merchants gain insights into customer purchasing behavior, and the ability to push offers to consumers' smart phones via its app. Pricing on the new product was not disclosed.

Anametrix Names Product Management VP

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San Diego-based real-time marketing analytics software developer Anametrix said Wednesday that it has named Barry Parshall as its new SVP of Product Management. Parshall was most recently at iJento, where he also served at SVP of Product Management. Parshall will head up product strategy for the company. software analytics management product anametrix

A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

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Rather, these were the words given in response to the opening question to a panel of product managers to “describe their occupation” in 3 words or less, + an additional word on what their biggest challenge was. Jay Stakelon , VP Product Design, Fullscreen.

MSC Software Acquired For $834M

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Newport Beach-based CAD/CAM software developer MSC Software is being acquired by Stockholm, Switzerland-based Hexagon AB , in a deal worth $834M, Hexagon announced this morning. MSC Software develops computer-aided engineering (CAE) software, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development. software merger acquisition rumor private equity elliott symphony technology hexagon metrology switzerland

LeisureLink Ties With Software Firm

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Pasadena-based LeisureLink , which develops travel distribution and management software for specialty lodging providers, said Tuesday that it has linked its product with software provider InnQuest Software. specialty lodging software distribution travel leisurelink

Yardi Launches New Senior Living Software

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi said this morning that it has released a new software product, called RentCafe Senior Living. The new software provides an online portal, which allows residents and other responsible parties to manage payments, review resident health and wellness information, communicate with care providers, and more. Pricing on the new software was not announced.

HID Acquires Software Firm

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Irvine-based HID Global , which provides identification and access systems, said this morning that it has acquired EasyLobby , a developer of software used to manage facility visitors. EasyLobby's products are used for visitor registration, tracking, reporting and badge printing.

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. The growing popularity of platforms with big data capabilities means that more business software programs will likely emphasize real time data analysis in the future, also.

Product Development

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Thursday, June 14, 2012 -- Software Product Development - How to Triple Your Likelihood of Success. Product development has always been challenging. Software products, while being easier to mold and perfect, offer additional set of management and technical challenges. In this workshop, we will discuss techniques that may triple your likelihood of developing a successful software product.

Border Stylo Launches New Product

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Los Angeles-based Border Stylo , the developer of browser extension for sharing and having conversations about web sites, said today that it has launched a new product called GlassThis , which breaks free of browser extension barriers. The firm said its new product allows users to tap into conversations on top of any website, without having to load software or browser extensions. border style glassthis glass sharing social software

Pakedge Device and Software Acquired For $32.7M By Control4

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Pakedge Device & Software , a provider of home and business networking products and services, has been acquired by Control4 in a $32.7M pakedge device software control4 merger acquisition networking hardwaredeal, the companies said this week. Pakedge has offices in Huntington Beach. Control4 said that the acquisition will help it expand its networking, power management, and cloud-based remote management capabilities. Pakedge had approximately $18.5M

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JustEnough Launches New Product

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Newport Beach-based JustEnough Software , a developer of demand management and inventory planning products, reported today that it has launched a new product, aimed at managing retailer promotions. Pricing on the new product was not disclosed. justenough software inventory management retailer reatil

Edlio Raises $40M For School Website Software, Looks Towards Acquisitions

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Los Angeles-based Edlio , a developer of a cloud-based, software product used by schools and school districts to build and manage school websites, has raised $40M in a funding round. According to L Square, the investment in Edlio will go towards sales and marketing, international growth, new product development, and strategic acquisitions. capital venture acquisition merger cloud software school educational edlio

Condusiv Debuts SQL, Exchange Optimization Software

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Burbank-based Condusiv , the developer of disk optimization software, has set its targets on SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange, with a new product. The firm said its new product, the V-locity Server I/O optimization software, is designed for use on servers running SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange. The new software helps improve storage performance on servers, by moving around disk blocks and optimizing access for those different applications.