Flyr Finds $1M More For Video Ad Templates, Software


Santa Monica- and Mexico-based Flyr , a startup developing video advertising templates specifically designed for the iPhone and iPad, says it has upped its funding to $6M in total for the company. The company had originally been focused on social video sharing, but now says it has working with a dozen graphic designers in Mexico, and has creaed more than 10,000 video templates ready to be customized and shared in social networks.

Framework Benchmarks


Why doesnt your test include more substantial algorithmic work, or building an HTML response with a server-side template?" About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact. You are viewing a single entry. Please also check out the most recent entries. March 28, 2013. Framework Benchmarks.

Demand Media's Debuts To Power New gTLDs


Demand Media explained athat will help users create their own websites on the new gTLDs, offering up professional templates and online sites tied with the new gTLDs, such as.ARCHITECT,DENTIST,SOCIAL, and.FAN. The different templates will be tied to those different gTLDs. Demand Media said the new site will be working with different partners who are running those gTLDs to let users pick their new domains, choose a template, and to host those sites.

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Bio Roundup: Trump’s Rx Silence, PCSK9 News, Amgen’s Migraines & More


Speculation swirled this week around the incoming U.S. president’s intent to make good on his angry campaign rhetoric on drug prices, while the Associated Press reported that naming-and-shaming—that is, Congress hauling executives into hearings and penning angry letters—certainly hasn’t done the trick.

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Mangling JSON numbers


We can no longer write Mustache or Handlebars templates like this: {{! If we have a long (64-bit integer) that we serialize into JSON, we might be in trouble if JavaScript consumes that JSON. JavaScript has the equivalent of double (64-bit floating point) for its numbers, and double cannot represent the same set of numbers as long. If we are not careful, our long is mangled in transit. Consider 2 53 + 1. We can store that number in a long but not a double.

Frameworks Round 1


Why doesn''t your test include more substantial algorithmic work, or building an HTML response with a server-side template?" You are viewing the first round of web application framework benchmarks.

Nimble Updates CRM Tools


According to the company, led by longtime CRM veteran Jon Ferrara, the updated software includes such new features as embedding within Office 365 and Google Apps; synchronizes contacts, emails, and calendars; new automatic market segmentation tools; personalized outreach emails; new templates for Gmail; and much more. Santa Monica-based social CRM software developer Nimble has rolled out a new version of its platform, which it is calling "Nimble 4.0".

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iRise Targets Ecommerce Sites


El Segundo-based iRise, a maker of software for prototyping web applications and software, is targeting ecommerce retailers with a new set of templates, the firm said Wednesday. According to iRise, the new templates are available at no charge.

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Velocify Rolls Out New Sales Prospecting Tool


MailCaddy provides personalized emails to reach out to prospects, using email templates. Los Angeles-based Velocify , the developer of leads management and sales software, has rolled out a new tool call SalesCaddy. According to Velocify, the new tool uses social and professional networks to help its users discover and convert potential buyers. Velocify said the tool includes two features--implemented as browser plugins--SocialCaddy and MailCaddy.

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What Startup Advisors Do I Need?


I recommend looking at the Founder’s Institute Founder Advisor Standard Template (FAST) Agreement as a template for this relationship. Bob Dorf just published a post Where are the Hackers? Solving the Founder-Tech Gap that came out of some fun conversations that Bob and I have been having. A large part of this conversation is what kinds of advisors startups should be looking for. A little while ago, I suggested that Every Web/Mobile Startup Should Have a Technical Advisor.

Cirrus Insight Launches New App For Salesforce


Cirris said its new app, called Cirrus Analytics, is aimed at helping such things as how many events with prospects a sales team had last week; what leads came from Gmail; how effective Salesforce email templates are; and more. Irvine-based Cirrus Insight , which develops apps which connect Salesforce with Gmail and other Google apps, has launched a new app, which it says helps companies monitor adoption of Salesforce, customer engagement, and email effectiveness.

CapLinked Adds Startup Funding Docs


Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked , the developer of a software-as-a-service tool for managing venture capital and angel fundraising efforts for companies, said today that it has launched a free library of document templates covering the startup process. The firm said the templates provide a start to such things as incorporating, conducting good corporate governance, and raising capital.

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Instantly Upgrades Offering


Other updates include new templates for targeting specific customer segments, like millennials, grocery shoppers, and others. Los Angeles-based Instantly , the provider of market research and sampling tools, said it has upgraded its offerings, adding a number of key updates to its tools. According to Instantly, it is now offering up unrestricted access to its Instantly Automated Sample tool, which lets businesses target specific consumer for their research.

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CodeSpark Releases New Feature For Kids' Coding Software


CodeSpark's The Foos software is a game design tool, which lets kids learn the mechanics of game design, using step-by-step templates--all designed for kids under the age of 12. Pasadena-based CodeSpark , the startup developingmes which teach kids how to code software, has released a big new product release, according to the company. The startup, led by CEO Grant Hosford, said it has added a new feature called "Foo Studio", which lets kids make and share games with others.

4 Tools to Help Startups Find Quality Leads


It offers a variety of conversion-optimized templates, which B2B firms, agencies, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and universities can use. WordPress or Squarespace, for instance, provide templates that blend this feature seamlessly into your website’s overall design.

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Vitesse Targets Internet of Things


Reference designs are used by hardware designers as templates for creating their own applications. Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor , which develops a range of networking semiconductors, said today that it has rolled out a new reference design specifically aimed at the Internet-of-Things (IoT) market. The company said it has rolled out new Gigabit Ethernet PHY reference designs for small form factor, IoT networking, to help power embedded networking for devices.

GameSalad Launches Marketplace


Los Angeles- and Austin-based GameSalad , the developer of iPhone game creation software, has just updated its software, and launched a new "GameSalad Marketplace" which allows users to buy and sell artwork, audio, templates and other project assets to other users. GameSalad's software makes it easy for non-programmers to develop iPhone games, by tapping into templates and game actions.

How This Startup Turned An April Fools Joke Into Customers


Relying on their customers'' penchant for design and good taste, the company announced on April 1st that it had created a new "Geo" template for Bootstrap, a leading web development tool. A version of this article previously appeared on Inc.

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NationBuilder Adds Mac Editing Support


The company said over the weekend that it has launched a new Mac app, which helps designers synchronize their templates with the Mac. Los Angeles-based NationBuilder , the operator of the online service to help manage political campaigns, nonprofits, government organizations, and business outreach, has bolstered its support for the Mac.

Illumina Files Another Patent Suit Against Complete Genomics


8,192,930, entitled "Method for Sequencing a Polynucleotide Template." San Diego-based Illumina , the developer of scientific and life science tools and equipment, said this morning that it has filed another, patent infringement suit against Complete Genomics.

Avery, In Partnership


The service matches up Avery''s various label formats with pre-filled templates which include First Class, USPS postage via Brea-based label and packaging products firm Avery and Los Angeles electronic postage provider announced this morning that the two have launched a new electronic postage service for the Avery Design & Print Online service.

How This Startup Turned An April Fools Joke Into Customers


Relying on their customers'' penchant for design and good taste, the company announced on April 1st that it had created a new "Geo" template for Bootstrap, a leading web development tool. A version of this article previously appeared on Inc.

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PromoJam Debuts New Visual Social Promotions Tool


PromoJam''s tools are aimed at helping users build social promotions without requiring coding or a graphic designer, via templates and easy-to-use tools.

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Selling Online In 2016 For The First Time – What Works When You Have A Blank Slate?


This gave our new eCommerce team access to digital professionals they could learn from and a “website-building template” to replicate in-house for our next site. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Startups Should Focus On Their Net Profit Score Not Potential Promoters


If the customer is reticent to share it, provide them with an email template they can readily forward. A version of this article previously appeared in the Wall Street Journal. You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” Wayne Gretzky.

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GameSalad Updates iPhone Game Creation Software


Beta version of the software includes such features as better performance and reliability, support for leaderboards in games, along with new game templates.

Here’s How You Get A VC To Pull Out Their Checkbook


Real World Executive Summary Template. Business Plans are dead. Most sophisticated investors ignore them, focusing their attention on an entrepreneur's pitch and presentation materials, financial forecast and executive summary.

PromoJam's New Social Promotion Tool Surfaces Esri Startup Effort


PromoJam's new tool helps marketers create their own social promotions, through customizable templates, automating many of the steps of creating and sending out promotions on social services like Facebook and Twitter.

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Docstoc's Expands To DBAs


License123 is among a growing stable of services aimed at entrepreneurs and small business provided by DocStoc, which is headed by Jason Nazar; DocStoc now provides everything from business forms and templates, to business education courses, along with other related products. , the online site run by Santa Monica's Docstoc which helps businesses file for business licenses, has expanded its services to DBA forms, the company said today.

Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Never Watch Shark Tank Alone


However, if you attempt to apply this television fantasy as a template for your fundraising efforts, you will learn first-hand what the Producer of the reality show I worked on once told me. A version of this article previously appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

Covario Targets Mobile Web Sites


The firm said the software can take an advertiser's existing website content, and place it into a template for all major mobile devices, including the BlackBerry and Apple iPhone. San Diego-based Covario , a developer of search engine marketing and search engine optimization software, said today that it has launched a new product focused on creating mobile web sites. According to the firm, its new product--Mobile COntent Optimizer--helps advertisers create mobile-friendly web sites.

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Using Social Media To Deal With Customer Trolls


Hopefully your significant other won''t tell you that your customer responses sound like text generated by a foreign call center agent,cut and pasted from an email template. A version of this article previously appeared on Inc.

Factual Launches Visualization Tools


The new visualization feature allows users to access templated HTML and CSS code, and cut and paste that onto any site.

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