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Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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marketing, and not enough of the traditional, software-and-algorithm intensive startups you'd expect to see in Silicon Valley. The firm's software is now being. The company's software is being included in the Linux. technology computing algorithm saas software

Event Farm Acquires Event Software Company Attend

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Santa Monica-based Event Farm , which develops event marketing software, has acquired Boston-based event software company Attend , as an expansion of the company's reach. Event Farm, led by Ryan Costello, offers up invitation, guest registration, and digital activation software specifically aimed at brands and their events, with a suite of analytics software specifically aimed at seeing how those events have impacted ROI.

myfab5 Wanst to Reinvent The Way You Find Food | Interview With Co-Founder Calvin Schemanski

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Omeid Seirafi-Pour is the CEO and Domain Expertise, John Gulbronson is the CTO or Software Developer and I am Calvin Schemanski, the CMO or 2-Time Entrepreneur. Forget visits to random restaurants, myfab5 uses the power of the crowd to help you search for the best restaurant in town.

Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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He also designed the Farmville iPhone application (top iPhone app), and worked on corporate development deals including Microsoft, Yahoo, Zynga Japan, and Zynga corporate strategy. The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer event is turning to be the best one yet!

HireRight Takes On Resume Padding Executives

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Here's a new product that the board over at Yahoo might have wished they could have used, before the huge flap over once-CEO Scott Thompson's resume: HireRight , the Irvine provider of employment screening software-as-a-service, said it has launched a new product called HireRight Executive Biography Verification, which will help organizations to vet the biographies of high-profiles executives, board members and other high-profile positions.

Science Inc. To Buy Social Bookmarking Site Delicious

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Delicious was previously owned by Steven Chen and Chad Hurley, the founders of YouTube, who had acquired Delicious from Yahoo back in 2011 via their company, Avos Systems. systems avos youtube software jones michael acquisition merger bookmarking social delicious Santa Monica-based Science, Inc. , the startup studio and incubator run by former MySpace CEO Michael Jones, has acquired longtime social bookmarking site Delicious , the company disclosed this morning.

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DivX Gets Settlement From Yahoo On Toolbar Lawsuit

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San Diego-based DivX reported Wednesday that it has reached a settlement with Internet portal Yahoo!, DivX sued Yahoo in November of 2008, after Yahoo backed out of a deal to offer its toolbar to users who downloaded video software from DivX. Tags: divx yahoo toolbar lawsuit legal contract over a contract dispute concerning a cobranded Toolbar deal made between the firms in September of 2007. The firm said the settlement would boost its earnings by $0.29

Is Ken Goldman New Yahoo CFO Its Messiah?

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Yahoo! Goldman will be responsible for Yahoo!’s A leading software industry veteran in Silicon Valley with over 30 years in charge of operations, financial and business management, Goldman was also pleased to join the firm. “I The post Is Ken Goldman New Yahoo CFO Its Messiah?

New StockTwits CEO Looks to Expand Share of Investor Community

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If you do a Google search for AAPL, the stock ticker for Apple, the top search results are typically Yahoo Finance, Twitter, Google Finance—and StockTwits, a social media communications platform for Wall Street traders and active retail investors.

Factual Adds Neighborhood Data

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Factual said it has used data from Flickr Neighborhood and the Yahoo Geoplanet dataset to populate its database. factual neighborhood data database yahoo clickr geoplanet softwareLos Angeles-based cloud data provider Factual , which is run by Gil Elbaz, has expanded outs its data set, saying Tuesday that it has tagged fourteen million of its Factual places with neighborhood data.

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CrowdStrike Names New CFO, VP

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Irvine-based cybersecurity software developer CrowdStrike announced this morning that it has named Burt Podbere as the company's new Chief Financial Officer, and Lisza Cuevas as its new Vice President of People. Cuevas had previously served at Apple, Yahoo!, Podbere was most recently CFO of OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco), and also was at Net Optics (sold to Ixia) and Epocrates (IPO). CrowdStrike said that Gregg Marston, the company's current CFO, is retiring.

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Factual Opens New API

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The new API makes it easier for software developers to correlate data from those multiple, different sites, creating in essence a "universal translator" for data between those services. factual crosswalk location based data software

Guidance Software Snags j2 Global, Idealab Vet

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Pasadena-based Guidance Software said this morning that it has named Michael Harris as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Harris also has served at Idealab, Adapt Technologies, Yahoo''s Overture Services Division, FileNET, and Stac Software. Guidance Software said Harris will lead all global marketing and product marketing for the company. guidance software executive idealab j2global michael harris marketing

How YP.com Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale

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I had also spent five years at Overture and Yahoo, going back to the Goto.com days. I was recruited for the role when we were still at ATT Interactive in October of 2008, by some of my former coworkers at Yahoo, who had already landed here.

UCLA Hack-a-thon Starts Today!

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UCLA’s ASM has partnered with Microsoft, Nokia, WIX, Yahoo! With over $10K in cash prizes, Microsoft Surface Tablets and Nokia’s Lumia phones being offered, we know there are going to be some serious DEV Teams arriving to show off their software building prowess.

How YP Is Growing A Giant Tech Team In Glendale

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I had also spent five years at Overture and Yahoo, going back to the Goto.com days. I was recruited for the role when we were still at AT&T Interactive in October of 2008, by some of my former coworkers at Yahoo, who had already landed here.

SOA Software Debuts New Product

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Los Angeles-based SOA Software , the developer of enterprise API software, said today that it has unveiled a new product, providing OAuth capability to enterprises. SOA said its new product, SOA Software OAuth server, extends existing enterprise identity and access management systems to partner and cloud applications. SOA Software said its enterprise OAuth Server software starts at $50,000. software middleware oauth identity management

HipGeo Launches Updated iPhone Travel Blogging App

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Fullerton-based HipGeo , the location tracking and social sharing software developer headed by Rich Rygg, has launched a new iPhone app, looking to help users track, document, and share their travels.

Topspin Releases Ticket App To App Store

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Venice, California-based Topspin Media , the venture backed developer of music marketing software and applications, has released its venue ticketing software to the Apple App store. The app allows music venues to scan paper and smart-phone tickets sold through Topspin's software using their iPhone. iphone application mobile software marketing music media topspin content

Why GoToMeeting’s SaaS Playbook Wouldn’t Work Today

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Circa 2001, Yahoo publicly declared that they didn’t do cost per acquisition (CPA) deals. This was a no-lose relationship for me, as the average lifetime value of customers derived from the Yahoo was significantly more than the bounty I paid them.

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Topspin Preps Updated iPhone Ticket App

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Venice, California-based Topspin , the online music marketing software firm headed by Ian Rogers, said today that it is prepping an update to the firm's iPhone application for ticketing. The software is used by Topspin's customers to scan tickets sold through Topspin's software. Topspin is venture backed by the Foundry Group and Redpoint Ventures, and Ian Rogers is the former GM of Yahoo Music. application mobile iphone software marketing music content media topspin

Legal Software Firm Opens LA Office

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DataCert , a provider of enterprise legal management software and services, said today that it has opened up a new office in the Yahoo! datacert angeles office software provider legal employmentCenter in Los Angeles, with plans to build out a team providing product management, sales, and engineering in the location.

Leads360 Links With Mortgage Software Firm

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Los Angeles-based Leads360 reported today that it has linked its sales lead management software with offerings from web-based mortgage software firm Optimal Blue. Leads360 said that its software--used to manage sales leads from online channels--will help mortgage lenders using Optimal Blue's software to close the gap between leads and revenue. Tags: leads360 sales lead management software saas mortgage optimal blue

Do Not Obsess On Names – Obsess On Delivering Awesome Customer Value

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Yahoo – Merriam-Webster defines “Yahoo” as “a boorish, crass, or stupid person.” Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo’s Founders, chose the name, as they considered themselves to be “Yahoos.” Legend asserts that the name change from Cadabra was prompted by Yahoo’s alphabetized listing of search results. Computer Motion was named after a clever software algorithm that allowed primitive (circa 1990) computer processors to render graphics in 3-D.

OpenX Snags Chauhan As General Manager

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and Yahoo! OpenX is a provider of Internet advertising serving software and related services. openx rubicon project internet advertising executive chauhan network serving softwarePasadena-based OpenX Technologies announced this morning that it has named Raj Chauhan as its General Manager of its Publisher Business. Chauhan comes from the Rubicon Project, and was co-founder of ad networks Banner Brokers and ClickAgents. He also has served at Move, Inc.

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TechZulu Presents: The Annual Startup Forecast

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MomentFeed Snags Facebook Vet

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Location-based analytics software firm MomentFeed , which is based in Santa Monica, has turned to a former Facebook executive for advice, the firm said today. Lissner joined Facebook as the firm's first Los Angeles salesperson in 2006, and also previously served at Yahoo, both in the Bay Area and in Los Angeles on Yahoo's entertainment efforts.

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Topspin Partners With TuneCore

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Los Angeles-based Topspin , the developer of music marketing software and services for artists, which is led by former Yahoo Music GM Ian Rogers, has linked with music and video distribution company TuneCore , the firm said today. Topspin's suite of marketing software helps musicians market and sell their tracks to consumers; TuneCore provides services to help artists sell their music on iTunes, Amazon's MP3 store, and elsewhere.

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MarketShare Bolsters Advisory Board With Levinsohn, Others

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Los Angeles-based MarketShare , the developer of marketing analytics software led by Wes Nichols, has bolstered its advisory team, saying today that it has added Ross Levinsohn, Tom Davenport, and Pat LaPointe to its advisory board. Levinsohn is the best known of the three, having most recently been interim CEO at Yahoo!, MarketShare develops software which helps large companies measure the impact and effectiveness of their marketing efforts.

Anthem, DFJ Frontier Back Janrain

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Two Los Angeles area venture capital firms have re-upped their investments in a provider of identity management software. Anthem Ventures , represented by Samit Varma , and DFJ Frontier, represented by David Cremin , are two of the investors in Portland-based JanRain , whose software is used to allow websites to use existing online accounts such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo to sign up for other web services or even corporate applications.

TVSync’s Open API Uses Video and Audio Recognition Across All Four Screens

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Utilizing this same core technology, TVSync has developed automatic content recognition (ACR) software that can be accessed in seconds by video and/or audio using the camera and/or mic from a mobile device.

MetaCloud Raises $10M For Private Cloud Service

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Lynch and Curry are technology veterans, having managed cloud deployments for Yahoo and Ticketmaster. MetaCloud is one of a number of cloud-focused, technology heavy startups to recently gain funding here in Southern California, including cloud montoring software firm ThousandEyes, cloud application delivery firm Numecent, and open storage software developer Inktank. metacloud venture capital cloud computing private openstack rackspace deployment management software

TopSpin Ties For Facebook Ecommerce

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TopSpin's current clients using the software include the Beastie Boys, The Pixies, Kid Rock, Trey Songz, The Civil Wars, The Doors, and others. TopSpin--headed by Ian Rogers, the former GM of Yahoo Music--has a significant number of notable musicians and artists using its social marketing software, including Paul McCartney, Linkin Park, David Byrne & Brian Eno, Eminem, and Cee Lo Green, among many others.

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Topspin Adds Discounts For Multiple Accounts

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Los Angeles-based Topspin , the developer of online marketing and commerce software for musicians and music labels, announced this morning that it is now providing discounted, multiple account software for record labels, marketing agencies, and others. Topspin is headed by former Yahoo Music GM Ian Rogers, and backed by Foundry Group and Redpoint Ventures.

SRCH2's Plan to Arm The World With Enterprise Search Technology

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We caught up with CEO Dev Bhatia --a serial entrepreneur who''s been involved with such companies at Hotsocket, Screaming Media (IPO), and Yoyodyne (acquired by Yahoo)--to learn more about. Dev Bhatia: Search2 is next generation search software, built from the ground up.

Burner Brings Disposable Phone Numbers To Android

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Now, Burner has expanded its application to Android, and also has upgraded its original iPhone software. Ever wish you could easily create one-off, disposable phone numbers?

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Interview with Wes Nichols, MarketShare

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For our Friday interview, we thought we'd catch up with Los Angeles-based MarketShare , the Elevation Partners-backed software provider, to hear where the firm is nowadays. One of their partners is Ted Meisel, who we worked with closely when he was CEO of Overture, before selling it to Yahoo.

Lead, Follow or Get the Fuck Out of the Way

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I sure wish the founders of Yahoo! But for years Yahoo! When Marc Benioff declared “the end of software” industry insiders scoffed. Today’s post courtesy of the Dave McClure school of vocabulary. About a month ago I was meeting with a seasoned entrepreneur.

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How Event Farm Is Making Events A Part Of Your Sales Funnel

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We spoke with co-founder Ryan Costello about Santa Monica-based Event Farm (www.eventfarm.com), on how its software technology is being used to power high end, VIP events for large companies. Ryan Costello: We're a software company. We're in Santa Monica, and sometime people think we're a venue or rental space for events, but what we are, is a 100 percent software company. Our software is used for attendee management and for inviting guests.

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When Should You Allow Exclusivity in Deals?

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Between the mid nineties until 2007 wireless carriers around the world religiously protected the software that went on to phones and they guarded the end consumer relationship by controlling this software. If a company wanted to distribute software on a mobile device it need to sell via a “portal” (US term) or a “deck” (UK term) of a mobile carrier. So the value on the Internet went “up the stack” to portals such as Yahoo!,