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Software giant Oracle increases footprint with record Santa Monica office deal

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Blackline surges 40% in software IPO

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Blackline, a Los Angeles-based accounting software company, debuted in the U.S. markets Friday. After pricing at $17 per share, the stock closed at $23.70.

Truepic Finds $8M For Photo Verification Software

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San Diego-based startup Truepic , a developer of software which "notarizes" digital photos for authenticity, has raised $8M in a Series A funding, the company announced on Thursday. truepic photo verification digital manipulation venture capital software images

Guidance Software Rolls Out Updated Software

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Pasadena-based computer forensics software maker Guidance Software said this morning that it has launched an updated version of its EnCase Endpoint Investigator software. The company said the new software features "off-network" data collection, aimed at helping collect data on mobile devices and endpoints. guidance software forensics computer investigation

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Smith Micro To Resell Digital Art Software

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Aliso Viejo-based Smith Micro Software said this morning that it has inked a deal to resell a line of digital art software from Escape Motions, s.r.o. smith micro digital software escape motions resellerAcording to Smith Micro, it will resell the Rebelle 3, Flame Painter, Amberlight, and Inspirit titles developed by Escape Motions. Financial details of the deal were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Clearlake Capital Buys Perforce Software

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital said this morning that it has acquired Perforce Software , a developer of version control software. Perforce's software is used by software development teams to store and track their source code. clearlake capital perforce merger acquisition private equity software summit source

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SecurityFirst Launches New Security Software

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Rancho Santa Margarita-based SecurityFirst said this morning that it has launched a new, data security software product DataKeep. According to SecurityFirst, its new software is designed to address the growing risks of a network breach through encryption of data. security first software datakeep encryption encrypt cybersecurityPricing on the new product was not announced. SecurityFirst is led by CEO Jim Varner. READ MORE>>.

FloQast Enhances Close Management Software

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Los Angeles-based FloQast , which develops close management software for accountants, said today that it has launched a new feature for its offering. floqast close management software accounting visualization toolsThe company said it has added new visualization tools to its tool, which help controllers understand the pace of closing versus deadlines, giving them the ability to know whether the close is on track or if adjustments are needed to close on time.

Green Hills Software Expands In Japan

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Santa Barbara-based Green Hills Software , which develops embedded, real time operating systems software, says this morning that it is expanding in Japan. According to Green Hills, it has opened up a new subsidiary, Green Hills Software G.K., green hills software japan international expansion rtos tokyowhich will be based in Tokyo and will help support the company's rapidly growing Japanese business.

Radiant Images, Pixvana Team On VR Software

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Pixvana , which develops software which helps users create, edit, and show virtual reality (VR) content, said this morning that it has partnered with Los Angeles-based VR camera rental service Radiant Images. pixvana radiant images immersive virtual reality software editingPixvana said it will offer up a free trail of its SPIN Studio Platform to users who rent a VR camera from Radiant Images.

BlackLine Software Prices IPO

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Woodland Hills-based BlackLine Software , the developer of accounting and financial close software, has priced its IPO, saying late Thursday evening that it will sell 8,600,000 shares of its common stock at $17.00 saas software accounting acquisition merger blackline

Clearlake Capital Sells Calero Software

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Santa Monica-based private equity investor Clearlake Capital announced today that it has sold off one of its portfolio firms, Calero Software , to private equity investor Riverside Partners. clearlake capital calero software merger acquisition private equityFinancial terms of the sale were not announced. Clearlake created Calero in 2013, when it rolled up three companies--Veramark Technologies, PINNACLE, and Movero--into a single entity.

MSC Software Buys Simufact

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Newport Beach-based simulation software developer MSC Software said this morning that it has acquired Simufact Engineering , a developer of simulation software used in welding and forming simulations.

Paycom Software Sets Up Sales Office In San Diego

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Paycom Software , a publicly traded developer of cloud-based human capital management software, has opened up a new office in San Diego, the company said on Monday afternoon. Paycom, which is based in Oklahoma, develops payroll and human resources software used for everything from recruiting to retirement. paycom software cloud human resources diego employment

Guidance Software Acquired By OpenText For $240M

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Pasadena-based forensics software maker Guidance Software has agreed to be acquired by OpenText , in a deal worth approximately $240M, Guidance said this morning. Guidance, which is best known for developing the EnCase forensic security software, said OpenText will pay $7.10 guidance software forensics merger acquisition opentext encase

BlockFraud Finds $5M For Anti-Fraud Software

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Santa Monica-based BlockFraud , a developer of machine learning and artificial intelligence software used for detecting mobile fraud, has reportedly raised $5M in a Series A funding, the company disclosed on Wednesday. blockfraud antifraud software artificial intelligence machine learning venture capital

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

UpKeep Finds $10M For Work Order Software

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Los Angeles-based UpKeep , a startup developing software to manage work orders for facilities, said last week that it raised $10M in a Series A funding. facilities capital venture mobile order work software management upkeepThe funding was led by Emergence Capital, and also included Battery Ventures, Y Combinator, and Mucker Capital. As part of the new funding, Kevin Spain of Emergence Capital joins the company's board. UpKeep says it has now raised a total of $12.7M in funding.

Raken Gets $2M For Construction Reporting Software

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San Diego-based Raken has raised $2M in a funding round, for the company's construction reporting and compliance software. The company develops cloud-based software used to help monitor construction project progress and compliance, and was founded in 2013. raken venture capital construction reporting softwareThe funding was led by Rincon Venture Partners , and also included Eniac Ventures and Spider Capital.

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The Coming Shift in Enterprise Software

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MindBody Software IPO reaches $500mm

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Greenwave Systems Acquires Predixion Software

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Irvine-based Internet-of-Things (IoT) software developer Greenwave Systems announced this morning that it has acquired Aliso Viejo-based Predixion Software. Predixion Software was venture backed by GE Software Ventures, Accenture, Frost Venture Partners, DFJ Frontier, EMC, Miramar Venture Partners and Palomar Ventures, and had raised somewhere north of $33M in funding. greenwave systems predixion software merger acquisition analytics internet things

Younity Launches New Home Media Server Software

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San Diego-based Younity , the developer of file sharing software led by Erik Caso, said today that it has launched a new, desktop-to-desktop home media server product. The company said its updated software lets user access all of their file and media content from any device, via a simple user interface. The company's software previously had only supported accessing media files from mobile devices; the new update now allows users to access media files from desktop to desktop.

Silicon Beach Software's Dark Castle Revived Online

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Dark Castle , the popular 1980's video game for the Macintosh developed by San Diego's Silicon Beach Software , has been revived--this time, on the web--as part of a trove of throwback Apple Mac software products released by the Internet Archive. Silicon Beach Software released Dark Castle in 1986, just a few years after the release of the original Mac. silicon beach software dark castle macintosh 1986 siliconbeachsoftware

MobileCause Enhances Crowdfunding Software For Nonprofits

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Los Angeles-based MobileCause , which develops fundraising and communications software for nonprofits, has rolled out an enhanced crowdfunding software product. According to the company, which is venture backed by Level Equity, said its software allows for use of dynamic templates, social sharing, and other features. mobilecause nonprofit software mobile crowdfund crowdfunding

Guidance Software, Lastline In Partnership

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Pasadena-based Guideance Software , which develops computer forensics software, and malware detection provider Lastline announced this morning that the two are in a partnership and integration deal. guideance software lastline computer forensics malware detection cybersecurity security

Fetch Aims Software At Veterinarians

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Irvine-based Fetch , a new software platform aimed at veterinary practices, said it has launched, aimed at helping veterinarians with managing their businesses and communicating with clients. fetch software veterinarian veterinary saas practice managementAccording to the new service, it is looking to replace "antiquated" systems that veterinarians use to remind pet owners of routine care such as wellness exams and vaccinations.

FloQast Rolls Out New Analytics Software

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Los Angeles-based financial close management software developer FloQast announced this morning that it has launched a new Close Analytics software module, which helps chief financial officers and controllers get a better view into their month-end close process. Pricing on the new software was not announced. floqast accounting software analytics financial close finances

AnyMeeting Updates Web Conferencing Software

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting said this week that it has released an updated version of its web conferencing software, which is it calling Meeting 4.0. The company said the updated software includes a "completely refreshed" user interface, full WebRTC support, 720p HD video conferencing, new iOS and Android apps, and more. anymeeting conferencing software update

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Cylance Rolls Out Improvements To Cybersecurity Software

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Irvine-based antivirus and endpoint protection software developer Cylance says it has released improvements to two of its products, CylancePROTECT and CylanceOPTICS, which it says will simplify security controls for organizations. cylance cybersecurity software security cylanceprotect cylanceoptics

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 nonprofit software venture capital crowdfund crowdfundingThe funding came from growth equity firm Level Equity. As part of the funding, Levil Equity's Sarah Sommer has joined the company's board.