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.

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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MobileCause Enhances Crowdfunding Software For Nonprofits


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. Los Angeles-based MobileCause , which develops fundraising and communications software for nonprofits, has rolled out an enhanced crowdfunding software product. MobileCause is led by CEO Sean MacNeill. The company raised $15M in January. READ MORE>>. mobilecause nonprofit software mobile crowdfund crowdfunding

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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Framework Benchmarks Round 13


There is room to improve on our other more complex tests such as JSON serialization and Fortunes (which exercises database connectivity, data structures, encoding of unsafe text, and templating). Round 13 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is here!

SendGrid Extends Into Email Marketing


The firm is offering up newsletter design templates, analytics, and more in its email marketing offering. Anaheim- and Boulder, Colorado-based SendGrid , which develops email delivery services and software, is making a big expansion today, into email marketing. SendGrid said it has launched a brand new, email marketing service which is aimed at marketers looking to reliably send high volumes of mail.

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BlackLine Adds Services Help


BlackLine said the services might include configuring new templates for complex reconciliations, demonstration and usage of other modules, and configuration of the system, and will be provided for no charge to customers. Calabasas-based BlackLine Systems , the financial close software provider headed by Therese Tucker, said this week that it has rolled out what it calls its "white glove service" to help their current clients.

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Nanomedicine: Discovering and Disabling the Cellular Origins of Disease

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It seems that factors beyond the genome are involved.New tools and technologies are needed to detect and modulate template-independent biological processes. Thursday, April 8, 2010 -- Nanomedicine: Discovering and Disabling the Cellular Origins of Disease. Even with amazing advancements in DNA research, the origins of many grievous diseases remain a mystery.

Insights and Opinions: Top 5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Fail


The mythology of Mark Zuckerberg starting a business at nineteen, immediately succeeding, and becoming a billionaire by age twenty-five is now considered a template for millions of young aspiring entrepreneurs. Why do entrepreneurs fail?

RightSignature Launches Redesigned Site


features the ability to embed real handwritten signatures within documents, allows users to create form fields which need to be signed, initials, new template features, and more. Santa Barbara-based RightSignature , a startup providing an online, software-as-a-service offering for tracking signatures on documents, is launching a complete redesign of the firm's site today.

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Specific Media Launches New Ad Targeting Platform


According to Specific Media, its new Dynamic Display product allows advertisers to control and customize up to three areas in an ad template, specifically targeted to a user and user profile. Irvine-based Specific Media said this morning that it has launched a new ad platform, which it says will simplify management and delivery of advertising.

Four of Southern California's Cloud Computing Startups


RightScale is based in Santa Barbara, and develops cloud computing management software, server templates, and configuration tools.

LegalZoom Shifts To Glendale


LegalZoom is a provider of online legal documents and templates, making them available to consumers via the Internet. Los Angeles-based LegalZoom is shifting its operations from Hollywood to Glendale, the firm said this week, and has signed a 10-year lease for a new headquarters space in the Glendale City Center. The move appears to be fallout from moves last year by the City of Los Angeles to tax the firm in a higher tax bracket.