PayPal Will Integrate Honey Shopping Tools

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is beginning to detail how it will incorporate Honey’s tools Nearly one year after acquiring software developer Honey Science Inc., PayPal Holdings Inc.

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Criteria Launches Emotional Assessment Tool

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Los Angeles-based Criteria , a developer of tools used for pre-employment assessment, has launched a new tool to measure emotional intelligence, the company said today. According to the company, it has launched a new tool called Emotify, which it says will help companies select ideal andidates based on emotional intelligence. Pricing on the new tool was not announced. criteria emotional assessment software tool emotify screening tests testing test employment hiring

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Output Finds $45M For Music Tools

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tool sample ccreation musi capital venture outputLos Angeles-based Output , a startup developing music creation software aimed at professional artists, has raised $45M in a Series A investment. The funding came from Summit Partners. Output says its software is used by such artists as Drake, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and Justin Timberlake.

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IDrive Targets Businesses With New Video Conferencing Tool

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According to IDrive, its new tool, EPYC, offers both secure video conferencing and "AR" capability for remote workforces. The company said it launched the new tool as a result of COVID-19 and the current remote work climate. IDrive says its tool includes calender integration, no time restrictions on meetings, ability to dial in via phone, and secure passwords. idrive video conferencing tool online backup storage epyc

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Spot Parking Rolls Out Mapping Tool to Help Local Businesses

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is repurposing its mapping technology to build a tool that helps business communities stay on top of ever-changing Covid-19 regulations Santa Monica-based Spot Parking (US) Inc.

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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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Founded by former SpaceX engineers, First Resonance pitches tools to make things the SpaceX way

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After operating in stealth mode for about two years, First Resonance , a company founded by former SpaceX engineers, is finally showing the world their software toolkit designed to let manufacturers make things using the processes employed by their former boss.

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Anchore Rolls Out Open Source DevOps Tools

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Santa Barbara-based Anchore , a developer of policy-based workflow and compliance software, said it has rolled out a new set of open source, DevOps tools. The company said its open source tools are designed for automating DevSecOps pipeline security and analysis. The company said the new tools, Syft and Grype, are available at toolbox.anchore.io.

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CUJO AI Launches Network Analytics Tool

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The company said the tool helps provide data on connected devices, applications usage, content access, security threats, and privacy challenges. Pricing on the new tool was not detailed, however, CUJO said it offers to tool through a "no-cost licensing program" to operators. cujo network analysis tool broadband analytics telecom software artificial intelligence

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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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Esri Rolls Out New Tool For Improving Coastal Water Quality

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Redland-based GIS software giant Esri announced this week that it has rolled out a new, free and open tool it says helps countries monitor their coastal water quality. The company said its new tool is being released in partnership with the United Nationas and GEO Blue. The company says the tools can be used to help guide policy and reduce pollution from land sources. Esri said the tool helps analyze above-normal concentrations of marine algae.

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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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VueXR Launches Augmented Reality, VR Publishing Tool

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Los Angeles- and India-based VueXR , a developer of augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality publishing tools, said it has launched a new platform to help publish content via iOS and Android smartphones. According to the company, its free tool can be used to share XR emojis, send XR wishes, showcase animated XR movie trailers, share XR game trailers, and more.

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Wpromote Launches New Ad Trend Tracking Tool

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El Segundo-based Wpromote , which provides digital marketing services, says it has launched a new tool, to help marketers track creative ad trends. According to the company, its new tool--which is available via a free subscription--is called The Ad Creative Bank, and is intended to help marketers identify trends, build new best practices, and improve marketing creative.

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).

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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Esri Debuts New COVID-19 Tracking Tool

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Redlands, California-based GIS giant Esri --well known for powering many of the dashboards tracking the global COVID-19 pandemic--has rolled out a new tool to help people in the United States figure out how they are doing, compared with the rest of the nation. The new Esri CovidPulse tool allows the public, as well as decision makers, to track county-by-county data on COVID-19 pandemic trends.

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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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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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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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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. Among other things, he outlines some of the popular assessment tools that I also often recommend as a mentor to entrepreneurs, including the following: MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator).

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Spot Parking Rolls Out Mapping Tool to Help Local Businesses

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is adapting to the pandemic by repurposing its mapping technology to build a tool that helps business communities stay on top of ever-changing regulations Santa Monica-based Spot Parking (US) Inc.

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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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. With the latest advances in software technology, it’s no longer cost-prohibitive for business entrepreneurs, who can’t yet afford a human resources department, to take advantage of analytics tools.

Medata Launches New Medical Pricing Tool

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Irvine-based Medata , which develops bill review software for group health, workers' compensation and auto liability companies, says it has rolled out a new tool for medical services pricing called Lookup. The company said its tool provides fee schedule, Medicare, and reasonable rates based on its own data repository which dates back to the 1980's.

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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Experian Rolls Out COVID-19 Risk Mapping Tool

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Costa Mesa-based data and analytics provider Experian has rolled out a new tool to help healthcare organizations and the government better assess risk of reopening, the company said today. According to Experian, its new Experian COVID-19 Outlook and Response Evaluator (CORE) tool allows those groups to understand high risk geographic populations based on Americans pre-existing medical conditions, demographic and socio-economic traits.

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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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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>>.

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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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>>.

Slingshot Aerospace Creates Online Mapping Tool For Food Help

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Los Angeles-based Slingshot Aerospace , a startup which normally develops situational intelligence software, is helping to address some of the major issues to emerge out of the global COVID-19 pandemic, by helping to create an online mapping tool for finding food help. The tool-- 211 LA FoodFinder --lets residents of LA County find child food resources, meal services, grocery and food pantries, senior food programs, and also government food benefit programs.

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Scalefast Adds $22M For eCommerce Tools

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Los Angeles-based Scalefast , a developer of direct-to-consumer, e-commerce software, has raised $22M in a Series B funding round. The funding came from Xplorer Capital, Stereo Capital, FJLabs, Benhamou Global Venture and Credit Mutuel Equity. According to Scalefast, it will use the new funding to expand its team, footprint, and product offering. Scalefast's software is specifically used by brands to scale direct-to-consumer sales. The company is led by CEO Nicolas Stehle. READ 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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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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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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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.

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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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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MixMode Finds $4M For AI Cybersecurity Tools

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Satna Barbara-based MixMode , a developer of artificial intelligence cybersecurity software, announced on Tuesday that it has raised $4M in its Series A funding round. The funding was led by Entrada Ventures, and also included existing investors including Keshif Ventures and Blu Venture Investors. The company said the new funding will go to expand its platform and to fuel growth.

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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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Slingshot Aerospace Lands $2M For Space Simulation Tool

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El Segundo, California- and Austin, Texas-based Slingshot Aerospace said this morning that it has received $2M in funding to go towards developing of a new, space training simulation tool for the U.S. Space Force. According to the company, $1M in the funding came via a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 contract from the United States Space Force, and the other $1M came from venture capital investment firm ATX Venture Partners.

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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