MyCrypto Picks Up $4M For Blockchain Tools

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Redondo Beach-based MyCrypto , a developer of open source tools for interacting with the blockchain, said today that it has raised $4M in a funding round. mycrpto blockchain tools open source bitcoin cryptocurrency software venture capitalThe funding came from Polychain Capital and crypto-exchange operator ShapeShift, along with Ausum Blockchain Fund LP and Boost VC Fund LP, plus others. MyCrypto's CEO is Taylor Monahan. READ MORE>>.

Nimble Updates CRM Tools

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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. nimble customer relationship management tool software platform

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Factual Launches New Data Tools

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Los Angeles-based Factual , the location data startup led by Gil Elbaz, said this week that it has launched a brand new set of tools, called Geopulse Insights and Geopulse Measurement. Accordign to Factual, the new tools help marketers understand customer behavior, and link real-world, customer behavior to their online marketing campaigns. attribution marketing measurement tools analytics data factual

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7 Tools of Entrepreneurial Awesomeness

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You can watch the 11-minute excerpt from Seth’s talk below, in which expounds upon the Seven Tools Of Awesomeness. Seth’s seventh tool of awesomeness is the most straightforward – just start. "I

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Cornerstone OnDemand, Grovo Link On Learning Tools

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cornerstone ondemand learning tools business human resourcesSanta Monica-based human capital management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand , along with online learning provider Grovo , said Tuesday that the two have expanded an existing strategic relationship. According to the two, Grovo will connects its Grovo Create product as an add-on to Cornerstone OnDemand's platform. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

Newegg Teams With Microsoft On Laptop Shopping Tool

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Los Angeles-based e-commerce electronics retailer Newegg announced Friday morning that it has linked up with Microsoft , to deploy a new tool for laptop recommendations. newegg microsoft laptop ecommerce shopping wizard tool softwareAccording to Newegg, it has rolled out a new Windows 10 Advisor on its website which will help cosumers find "the perfect" Windows 10 laptop or 2-in-1 device. Newegg and Microsoft did not discuss the details behind the collaboration. READ MORE>>.

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AttackIQ Lands $8.8M For Security Validation Tools

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San Diego-based AttackIQ , a developer of continuous security validation tools for the cybersecurity market, has raised $8.8M cyber qualcomm capital venture tools validation cybersecurity security attackiqin a Series A funding round. The funding came from Index Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and Telstra Ventures. According to the company, it will use the new funding for partner, sales, and marketing initiatives, plus for building out its services and engineering team.

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CampaignEQ Launches Affiliate Tracking Tool

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Santa Monica-based CampaignEQ , the developer of marketing tracking tools, said today that it has launched a new product for affiliate and customer referral tracking for e-commerce providers Shopify, Magento, Big Commerce, and Business Catalyst. According to CampaignEQ, the new tool lets companies manage and optimize incoming traffic, including CPC, CPL, CPA, affiliate networks, and other advertising. CampaignEQ said it tool starts at $19 a month.

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Forever 21 Launches AI Search Tools

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Los Angeles-based fashion retailer Forever 21 has jumped on the artificial intelligence bandwagon, with the launch of AI-based, visual search and navigation tools on its online website. According to the company, it is tapping into tools from a New York company, Donde Search, which will offer up personalized recommendations and new visual search tools to help its shoppers find dresses, pants, shorts, jeans and tops.

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Shopatron Launches Product Locator Tool

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Shopatron said the new tool is aimed at replacing "dealer locators", which simply direct customers to local dealers, which the company says is a disappointing experience for consumers. The company says its new tool instead directly points consumers at available inventory of product. shopatron product locator tool software search brand ecommerce

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Bird Rolls Out Tools For Cities

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Venice-based on-demand, electric scooter rental startup Bird has rolled out a new set of tools aimed at helping cities better manage the hordes of its scooters on its streets, the company said this week. According to Bird, the new tools are specifically aimed at helping local governments incorporate and manage e-scooters as part of their transportation infrastructure.

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TigerText Rolls Out Scheduling Automation Tools

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Santa Monica-based healthcare communications software developer TigerText has announced a new set of scheduling automation tools, the company said on Thursday. According to TigerText, it has added "role-based" scheduling automation tools, which automatically populates the assignment of roles for users in the messaging app. tigertext scheduling automation software tools messaging

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Frameworks Round 2

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Other minor improvements versus last week may be attributed to our use of Wrk as a test tool in this round versus the first round use of WeigHTTP. We didn''t switch tools to improve the rps numbers, though.

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Velocify Rolls Out New Sales Prospecting Tool

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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. Pricing on the new tools was not announced. software management leads tool prospecting sales velocify

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PromoJam Launches New Social Marketing Tool

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Venice, California-based PromoJam , the social marketing startup headed by Matt and Amanda MacNaughton, said this week that it has launched a new tool for launching social, direct, and mobile marketing campaigns. tool software marketing social promojam The startup said its new Be Social platform allows marketers to create branded campaigns and promotions, providing ability to create and design campaigns without having to engage a graphics designer.

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Amazon Studios Lures In Writers, Filmmakers With Storyboarding Tool

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Amazon Studios , Amazon.com''s Los Angeles-based content production and development studios, is hoping to lure in more content creators to its efforts, through the release of a new storyboarding tool-- Amazon Storyteller. hollywood amazon content script storyboard software tool

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CapLinked Enhances Search Tools

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Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked said this morning that it has enhanced its online service for helping startups to manage their fundraising efforts, with a new tool to help find people. The firm said the new tool is aimed at helping users find investors, broker-dealers, or companies. The new tool allows users to better filter results by investors seeking investments or companies looking to raise capital.

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Quest Software Launches New Microsoft Migration Tool

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software has rolled out a new software package today, saying this morning that it has rolled out a new migration tool aimed at Microsoft Office 365. According to Quest, the new tool provides tenant-to-tenant migration of accounts, email and OneDrive, and can be used for merging and consolidating Office 365 tenants.

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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 tool aggregation social gocke jeremy startup funding seed capital venture fliptu in a seed funding round, the company said Friday. The startup--led by Jeremy Gocke--said the funding came from Scout Ventures, Rick Dalzell (former Amazon CIO), Rich Heise (early Groupon investor), Hivers & Strivers, Kelly Perdew, and other angels.

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DogVacay Updates Host iPhone Tools

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Los Angeles-based DogVacay , the online marketplace for connecting dog owners with dog sitters, has updated the tools its provides to its hosts to help manage their dog sitting appointments. dogvacay host iphone tools marketplace sitting market According to DogVacay, its app now allows its hosts to view all of their past, current, and upcoming reservations; view and send messages; send photo updates to clients; update their calendar; and much more.

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CapLinked Launches Document Security Tool

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Los Angeles-based CapLinked , which offers up a deal management software platform for managing business transactions, has released a new tool to handle digital rights management and security. CapLinked said its new tool does not require the use of plugins or software, and works with both Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF files.

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Spokeo Targets Law Enforcement Market With Social Media Search Tool

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Pasadena-based Spokeo , which offers up an online "people search" tool, said it has launched a new product specifically aimed at the law enforcement market. According to Spokeo, it has launched Spokeo for Law Enforcement , an investigative search tool which pulls together both traditional, public records on people and combines that with social media data. According to Spokeo, the new tool will help officials better track down, monitor and contact individuals.

Miramar Backs SwiftTest For IT Testing Tools

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SwiftTest is based in Silicon Valley, in Santa Clara, and develops IT testing and quality assurance (SQA) tools, using software to simulate storage, networking, and applications for testing IT infrastructure.

AfterNow Launches New Augmented Reality Presentation Tool

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Culver City-based AfterNow , a design and development agency in the augmented reality area, is jumping into the product world with its own, augmented reality software tool, the company said on Wednesday. According to AfterNow, it has launched AfterNow Prez , a presentation tool which it says lets anyone create "immersive and compelling presentations". The tool uses Microsoft's HoloLens.

Epoxy Gets $6.5M For Social Video Tools

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in a Series A funding round, for the company''s social-focused, video tools. epoxy television content social video tool venture capital upfront Los Angeles-based Epoxy said this morning that it has raised $6.5M According to the company, the investment came from Upfront Ventures and Time Warner Investments, along with prior investors, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Advancit Capital, Greycroft Partners and Robert Downey Jr.''s s Downey Ventures. Epoxy is led by Juan Bruce.

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MarkedUp Debuts Windows 8 Analytics Tools

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The new startup grew out of Stannard's recognition that desktop developers porting iOS and Android apps to Windows 8 could not find anyone providing any kind of analytic tool. markedup windows8 windows tools application developer softwareMarkedUp , the latest startup out of Santa Monica-based MuckerLab , said this morning that it has begun offering up analytics for developers of both desktop and mobile applications for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

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Twitter Revenue from Tools

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Just read this article - Twitter sees tools, not ads, for revenue That could be really bad news. Part of the appeal of twitter is that it's a fairly open platform and that there are a lot of people building tools that live on top of the platform. If Twitter begins to charge for tools, they will likely need to lock away aspects of their platform to prevent other people from creating competitors to the tools they create.

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ReachLocal Expands Reporting Tools

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Woodland Hills-based online marketing services and software developer ReachLocal , which offers up its services to local businesses, said today that it has added a number of analytics and reporting tools to its platform. The company said the new tools will give customers information on ROI of their various online marketing efforts.

Factual Spins New Geofencing, Targeting Tools

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Los Angeles-based Factual said Wednesday that it has rolled out two new tools, one aimed at geofencing of data, and another for audience targeting. factual geofencing targeting marketing advertising tools The company said its Geopulse Proximity Designer and Geopulse Audience Builder are specifically aimed at marketers, and use its Global Places data to help target ad campaigns.

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SGN Launches Cross-Platform Development Tool

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Los Angeles-based social and mobile game development firm, SGN , said today that it has launched a new tool called MasterKey, which it says can be used to develop cross-platform titles. gaming development tool cross platform videogame software mobile android social facebook

GoMeta Gets $2M For Augmented Reality Universe Tools

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gometa augmented reality universe tools software virtual mobile game smartphoneSan Diego-based GoMeta , a new, augmented reality startup being led by serial entrepreneur Dmitry Shapiro, has raised $2M in a seed funding round, and launched its app out of beta. The funding came from Mike Jones (Science Inc., MySpace) as well as Michael Eisner (former CEO of Disney).

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Mavenlink Finds $19M For Project Management Tools

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mavenlink project management tools venture capital software corporate business Irvine-based Mavenlink , the developer of business and project management software led by Ray Grainger, said Tuesday that it has raised $19M in a round of funding. The funding was split between $15M in equity, plus $4M in a credit facility. The equity investment was led by Carrick Capital Partners, and the credit facility came from Silicon Valley Bank.

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iCrumz Launches Social Bookmarking Tool

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A new, Los Angeles-based startup, iCrumz , said today that it has launched a new, free social bookmarking tool aimed at helping users find their way back to websites and share content with others. The startup, headed by serial entrepreneur Matthew Graczyk, says its tool gives users access to all of the sites they''ve bookmarked on a single page, making it easier to save and navigate to a user''s favorite sites.

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GameSalad Launches Standalone HTML5 Game Tool

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Los Angeles- and Austin-based videogame software tool company GameSalad announced this morning that it has launched a new, standalone HTML5 publishing platform. The new tool lets its developers generate HTML5, server-ready, packaged games, which can easily be embedded in websites and shared on Miniclip, GameJolt, and elsewhere. The first title published using the new standalone HTML5 tool is Code Black, a new videogame from CBS to support its new television show of the same name.

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