Snapchat To Debut Wellness Tools As Virus Threat Ramps

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Venice, California-based Snapchat is launching its new set of health and wellness tools, well ahead of schedule, due to the growing threat of the COVID-19 virus threat, and will surface educational information on the new virus and health measures, as well as mental health content. According to reports, the company's "Here For You" tool will tap information from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

6 Personal Assessment Tools To Optimize Career Growth

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These days, with the instant access to information and experts in every field around the world, and the wealth of personal assessment tools available on the Internet, there is no excuse for not exploring and evaluating the alternatives before you make a step forward.

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Los Angeles-based Talespin nabs $15 million for its extended reality-based workforce training tools

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Insurance and virtual reality are hardly synonymous, but Talespin’s training tools have helped claims assessors do their jobs and helped train a new generation of insurance investigators in what to look for when they’re trying to determine how much their companies are going to pay out.

Enevate Targets Power Tool Markets With New Batteries

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Irvine-based battery technology developer Enevate says it is looking to apply its battery technology to the power tools market, in an expansion of the applications of its technology. Enevate said that it is looking at "opportunities to serve the power tool market" in the next year or two, which is far ahead of its efforts to gain adoption in the electric vehicle market. enevate lithium battery power cleantech tools

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Why You Need Tools And Analytics For Employee Metrics

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Further, based on results from the annual Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey , businesses that use data and tools in their people management, rather than traditional manual processes, see a 79% higher return than other organizations, suggesting the time is ripe for relying on data and analytics.

Parabol Picks Up $4M For Software Tools

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Los Angeles-based Parabol , a startup developing software management tools, used to manage the efforts of development teams, has raised $4M in a funding round, the company said this morning. The software tools are used to manage "retrospective meetings", a type of meeting run by Agile development teams used to review what happened in an iteration, identify actions for improvement, and manages the steps in conducting those meetings and reviews.

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Croquet Connects With $2.7M For AR App, Game Development Tools

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in a seed funding round, to go towards its development of tools to power apps and games for 5G and augmented reality (AR), the company said on Tuesday. The company is targeting its tools for use by multi-player gamed developers. croquet game development venture capital seed funding augmented reality tools software wirelessA new, Los Angeles-based startup, Croquet Corporation has raised $2.7M

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As developers embrace Kubernetes, Replicated launches tools to manage its deployments

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Five years ago, when the Los Angeles-based enterprise software startup Replicated first launched, it was one of a number of contenders looking to bring containerized software development tools to businesses. Already, Replicated has four customers who are using its KOTS suite of tools.

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NINJIO SMB Debuts New Cybersecurity Awareness Tools

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education subscription tools video awareness cybersecurity ninjio contentIn an effort to help small businesses improve their cybersecurity, Los Angeles-based NINJIO , a startup offering up cybersecurity awareness training, says it has released a new library of Hollywood-style, animated "micro-learning" videos, which help businesses train their employees on cybersecurity topics.

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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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Oblong Rolls Out New Collaboration Tool

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Los Angeles-based Oblong , best known as the developer of 3D, interactive software used for meetings and "spatial computing", says it has rolled out a new collaboration tools aimed at virtual teams. oblong collaboration software tool rumpus videoconference conferencing conferenceAccording to Oblong, its new software, Rumpus, is a visual collaboration application aimed at the web conferencing market.

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ServiceTitan Links With HVAC Diagnostics Tool Provider

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Los Angeles-based ServiceTitan , which develops a suite of software aimed at helping home service businesses with such tasks as CRM, dispatching, marketing automation, and more, said it has integrated its tools with iManifold , a residential heating, ventilation, and air conditioning diagnostics tool. servicetitan hvac heating ventilation conditioning software tool integration imanifold

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Snapchat To Launch Mental Health, Wellness Tools

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Venice, California-based Snapchat is getting set to launch a new set of tools around mental health and wellness , according to a report today. The new tools--expected to launch today--will offer up resources for dealing with anxiety, mental health, and suicide, according to the report. The features will reportedly surface when users search for certain keywords and topics related to mental health and wellness. READ MORE>>.

Ylopo Launches Facebook Ad Tool For Real Estate Marketing

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Santa Monica-based Ylopo , which provides digital marketing software for the real estate industry, says it has released a new online advertising tool, which automatically generates and publishes web-ready video content for the real estate industry. The company said its new tool is aimed ath automatic video and Facebook ad publishing for property marketing, agent branding, and brokerage recruiting. Pricing on the new tool was not announced.

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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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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>>.

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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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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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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Corent Ties Into Microsoft Azure Migration Tool

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Aliso Viejo-based Corent Technology , which develops cloud migration software tools, says it has integrated its tools with Microsoft Azure Migrate, Microsoft's migration software for its cloud services. Corent develops tools which help move software to the cloud, and turn legacy applications into software-as-a-service (SaaS).

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Snap Pitches Spectacles As Filmmaking Tool

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Santa Monica-based Snap , the parent company of Snapchat , is still on a quest to make its fancy (and expensive) 3D image capturing Spectacles sunglasses a hit, and is now pitching the $380 Spectacles 3 as a film-making tool. According to Snap, it has funded and is now promoting a short film, "Duck Duck", which was made "to explore storytelling in 3D". Snap--which is streaming the short film on its Spectacles website, was created with its Spectacles 3 and its dual-HD cameras.

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Reachify Launches Physician-Patient Communications Tool

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San Diego-based Reachify , a new startup in the medical software space, said this morning that it has launched a new tool for medical practices, to help physician communications with patients. reachify physician medical practice communications tool software saas cloudThe company--which says it has been in private beta until now--said its product is HIPAA compliant, and consolidates phone, text, email, fax, and social media into a single, collaborative workspace.

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BiasSync Launches Tool for Unconscious Bias Assessment

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A new, Los Angeles-based startup, BiasSync , has launched a tool aimed at helping corporations and government agencies measure unconscious bias in the workplace, in an attempt to help foster a "more fair and respectful workplace". BiasSync said its new tool provides organizations with aggregated, actionable data and professional development content to help lessen the negative impact of unconscious bias in the workplace.

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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.

Housecall Pro Adds New Finance Tools

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San Diego-based Housecall Pro , the startup which provides a number of different software products for home services contractors, announced on Friday that it has launched a new set of finance tools for its customers. According to Housecall Pro, its new My Money suite will help its users accept credit card payments, deposit card payments directly into their bank accounts, store credit card information, and more.

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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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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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Parasoft Opens Up Tools To Open Source Developers

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Parasoft did not say how it will vet which open source projects can use it tools, only directing developers to email the company for more information saying those projects must be "active and vital" open source projects "recognized within the global Open Source community". parasoft open source software development tools developer automation testing

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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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Headspace Raises $93M In Series C For Mindfulness Tools

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Santa Monica-based Headspace , which develops mindfulness and meditation software and tools, has raised $93M in a Series C funding, the company said on Wednesday morning. The company said the round was led by blisce/, and also included Waverly Capital, Times Bridge, The Chernin Group, Spectrum Equity and Advancit Capital. The company said the funding was split between $53M in equity, plus $40M in debt capital from Pacific Western Bank.

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6 Tools To Assess Your Potential As An Entrepreneur

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These days, with the instant access to information and experts in every field around the world, and the wealth of personal assessment tools available on the Internet, there is no excuse for not exploring and evaluating the alternatives before you make a step forward.

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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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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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Catasys Expands AI Healthcare Tool To New States

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Santa Monica-based Catasys announced this morning that it is expanding its artificial intelligence and technology-enabled healthcare products with a "leading national health plan" into Colorado, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Louisiana. Name of that national health plan and financial impact was not announced. Catasys said the expansion of its OnTrak-A solution makes the product available in 28 states, as well as Washington, D.C. READ MORE>>.

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