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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. The company says its new tool instead directly points consumers at available inventory of product. READ MORE>>.

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Pro Athletes Are the Best Marketing Tools You Can Get

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He just let the product work for itself.” I’m talking about everything from bike helmets all the way to ultrasound machines. Hyperice.

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Fliptu Gets $1.2M For Social Aggregation Tools

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Los Angeles-based Fliptu , the developer of social aggregation tools for music and entertainment brands, has raised $1.2M The company said it will use the funds to bolster its product team and expand into new verticals. tool aggregation social gocke jeremy startup funding seed capital venture fliptu READ MORE>>.

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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.”

Startup Pricing: Are You Selling A Giffen Product?

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A recurring entrepreneurial challenge is to determine the optimal price of a new product, especially absent a directly competitive alternative.

Legend VR, Littlstar Team On Virtual Reality Tools

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Los Angeles-based 3D special effects studio and virtual reality content developer Legend VR --which is part of Legend3D--and content distribution provider Littlestar are in a deal to work together on building production and post-production tools for VR. Financial details of the partnership were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Why You Should Put Yourself Out There and Try New Products

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Here’s the thing: If you never try new product and new networks you’ll never learn anything. In 2008 I started VC blogging. I love it.

PromoJam Debuts New Self Service Social Promotions Tool

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If you are a millenial entering the workforce, what would you be most comfortable with -- a tool designed to work and look like a social network, or a tool built around an old fashioned corporate enterprise software UI? PromoJam debuted its brand new, self-service version of its social promotions tool today, PromoJam 2.0,

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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.

Ixia Rolls Out New Network Security Product

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Calabasas-based Ixia said this morning that it is expanding out its lineup of products for the cybersecurity market, with a new product called ThreatARMOR. Ixia said the new product lists at $19,995 plus $2,995 for a subscription to application and threat intelligence data. READ MORE>>.

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SOCi Scores $2.25M For Social Media Marketing Tools

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SOCi is taking aim at competitors such as Hootsuite, with what it says is a "next-generation" social media content discovery and marketing product. The company said its tools are being used such companies as Aflac, Rhino Linings, VCA Animal Hospitals and Sit n' Sleep to manage social marketing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

Triton Digital Rolls Out Podcast Product

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Los Angeles-based audio advertising provider Triton Digital has rolled out a new product specifically aimed at podcasting proviers, the company said Tuesday. According to Triton, its new Tap Podcast product is a version of its advertising platform, which specifically helps podcast publishers insert ads into their audio stream.

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A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

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Jay Stakelon , VP Product Design, Fullscreen. Jen Robinson , Head of Product Manager, Bigframe. Making ideas reality : dependency.

SBIR Source Launches New Research Tool

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Los Angeles-based SBIR Source , which maintains an online database of grant opportunities from the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, said this morning that it has launched a new product, GrantIQ. READ MORE>>. sbir source grantiq database small business innovation research grant funding

FindTheCompany Launches Online Business Research Tool

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FindTheCompany , a new business research site started by DoubleClick co-founder Kevin O''Connor, launched out of beta today, saying that it has created an online resource to let users check on the reputation of a business before buying products and services, and to learn more about companies such as balance sheets, income statements, and more.

How Enervee Is Making Shopping For Products Energy Smart, with Matthias Kurwig

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We are using algorithms to identify the products that are relatively energy efficient. What is Enervee? Where did the idea come from? Thanks!

Corent Boosts Funding For SaaS Tools

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Aliso Viejo-based Corent , which develops software tools to more easily port traditional software to the software-as-a-service model, has raised $3.2M

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Zoovy Launches Amazon Automatic Pricing Tool

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Carlsbad-based Zoovy , the e-commerce software firm run by Brian Horakh, said this week that it has launched a new Amazon Repricing Engine, a software tool which helps e-commerce retailers automatically raise or lower their product pricing on Amazon.com, based on their competitor's prices. The new tools is free to current Zoovy users.

Some Thoughts on Twitter as a Micro-Blogging Tool

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8/ Twitter eventually takes best of organic uses & builds into product. 9/ I think Medium is closest tool to a microblogging platform since it comments on a single concept within a post vs. comment at end. 10/ Constraints of Twitter give product that is truly unique & innovative. Planning a threaded Tweetstorm?

Velocify Launches New Tool On Salesforce.com's AppExchange

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Los Angeles-based Velocify , the startup led by Nick Hedges, has launched a new tool to help companies manage their prospects and leads on Salesforce.com. Pricing on the new tool was not announced by the company. READ MORE>>. priority funnel team management sales leads salesforce appexchange velocify

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. Pricing on the new offering was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Nimble Updates Social CRM Tool

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Nimble , the customer relationship management software developer headed by Jon Ferrara, has updated its online, social CRM tool today, saying that it has added new features such as ways to filter and cut through the noise of online social activity, plus new task management tools to link tasks with contacts and deals. READ MORE>>.

Why Email May Be Draining Your Company’s Productivity

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That great productivity drain that we somehow all buy into. I spent a late morning meeting with a product exec at one portfolio company.

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The Impact Matrix: Prioritize Your 2013 Initiatives Using This Startup Ninja Tool

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This article previously appeared in Forbes. It is that time of year again - annual planning season. The Impact Matrix. Implementing The Impact Matrix.

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Signal Sciences Raises $9.7M, Launches DevOps Security Tools

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Venice, California-based Signal Sciences , a developer of security tools aimed at the DevOps market, said this morning that it has raised $9.7M in a Series A round, and launched its products. The company said its Series A was raised in 2015, and came from Index Ventures. Signal Sciences is led by CEO Andrew Peterson. READ MORE>>.

Central Desktop Names Product VP

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Pasadena-based Central Desktop , the provider of cloud-based project and collaboration software, announced today that it has named Kristy McKnight as its Vice President of Products. Central Desktop develops online, project management and collaboration tools. McKnight joins the company from Telecommunications Systems, Inc., READ MORE>>.

mobileStorm Upgrades Healthcare Product

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mobileStorm , which develops online, email and SMS marketing tools, has launched a major upgrade to its product for the healthcare vertical, the company said Tuesday. tools software marketing email healthcare mobilestormThe company is headed by Jared Reitzen, and backed by Eon Business. READ MORE>>.

Savings.com Pinpoints Holiday Deal Days, Rolls Pricing Tool

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Los Angeles-based Savings.com said Tuesday that it has pinpointed the best days to buy products, based on data from the last four years gathered on its site from 25,000 retailers, and for monitoring more than 1.5 Looking for a deal this year on holiday gifts? million deals during the 2009 to 2013 period. READ MORE>>.

Factual Launches Mobile Personalization, Ad Targeting Tools

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Los Angeles-based Factual , the location data provider headed by Gil Elbaz, launched two new products Tuesday, aimed at mobile personalization and ad targeting. Factual said its new tool, Geopulse Audience, provides demographic, behavioral, and geographic user profiles to publishers and developers, based on a timestamped locaiton data.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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He wanted to build direct customer relationships to get product feedback but only 2% of customers would ever return their registration cards.

The Consumer Adoption Process Never Changes

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In my years of business, my days in school, and my experience at WeLink, I have learned about numerous companies and how they market their products.

Buy.com Expands Home Improvement Products

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Aliso Viejo-based Buy.com is reporting today that it has "significantly expanded" its selection of home improvement products. The online retailer said it has linked with CPO Outlets, adding thousands of home and outdoor products to the store. The new listings comes through Buy.com's third party retail listings. READ MORE>>.

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NantHealth Deploys Cancer Treatment Tool In Orange County

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Culver City-based personalized medicine technology developer NantHealth said yesterday that it has deploed its GPS Cancer product--which is used to help idenity personalized treatments for cancer patients--at the Children's Hospital of Orange County. Financial details of the win were not announced. READ MORE>>.

iRise Rolls Out Free iOS App Prototyping Product

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El Segundo-based iRise , the developer of enterprise visual prototyping tools, looks to be looking to broaden the use of its products, saying today that it has released a free version of its tool to allow users to prototype iPad and iPhone applications. READ MORE>>. simulation prototoype application iphone ipad irise

SocialVibe Aims Product At Politics

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The firm said it is offering up videos, polls, quizzes, and other tools to engage users around politics, which embed on sites like Facebook, Huffington Post, Pandora, and elsewhere. SocialVibe's campaigns have previously been for major brands. READ MORE>>. socialvibe internet advertising brand politics politician election

Ixia Adds Hyper-V, VMware vSS Support To Private Cloud Monitoring Tool

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Calabasas-based networking testing software and hardware provider Ixia has added private cloud support to its CloudLens testing product, saying it has added support for both Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vNetwork Standard Switch (vSS) in the product. READ MORE>>.

Wallaby Powers Tool For Travel Rewards Website ThePointsGuy.com

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Financial details of the deal were not announced. Wallaby is backed by Founders Fund, Karlin Ventures, MuckerLab, SLP Ventures, and WI Harper Group.

CitizenHawk Launches New Brand Protection Tools

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Aliso VIejo-based CitizenHawk , the venture backed provider of online brand protection services, said today that it has launched a new set of tools aimed at helping users to search and find use of their trademarked terms and phrases. The set of tools includes ways to monitor online auctions, images, domains, social networks, and more.

Helping Consumers Name Their Own Price For Products, With Greentoe

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Joe Marrapodi: GreenToe is a name your own price marketplace for products. However, rather than travel services, it''s for products.

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Beyond Entertainment | Social Media as a Tool for Marketers

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It is now a standard with any new social network to be able to cater to both the consumer and the brand; the person and the product.