Thursday, September 30, 2010
Yardi Systems Buys Point2 Technologies
Santa Barbara-based Yardi Systems, a developer of real estate and property management software, said late Thursday that it has acquired Point2 Technologies, a developer of online marketing software for the real estate industry. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Point2 is headed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with offices in Vancouver, British Columbia and San Diego. Point2 has over 130 employees, and was founded in 1996.

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Insights: Dear CEO: I don't give two cents about you or your company
Jeffrey Swartz, of Daly-Swartz PR, contributes today's Insights and Opinions section piece:

Dear CEO, VP of Marketing or other mucky-muck:
Listen closely: I do not give two cents about you or your company. I only care about ME.
Get it?
It's all about my problems, my challenges, my bottom line, my customers, my, me, me!

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Los Angeles-based, the online social media and networking site headed by J.R. Johnson, told its users today that it has made a new set of updates to the service. According to Johnson, the site has just launched a new Questions feature, which allows users to ask others about information; moved up the prominence of its Discussions feature; and also improved its photo embedding tool. The Questions feature is much like Yahoo's questions and answers service, allowing users to ask any questi (More info...)

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FIM, Break Rank In Top Video Properties, Hulu Tops Video Ads

Fox Interactive Media and Break Media both ranked highly in comScore's August 2010 list of top U.S. Online Video Properties, although both were dwarfed by Google's continued dominance of online video via YouTube. According to the latest numbers, Fox Interactive Media had 43.1M total unique viewers, and 153.9M viewing sessions, with an average of 13.1 minutes watched per viewer, and Break Media had 42.4M unique viewers, and 167.0M viewing sessions, and 25.9 minutes watched per viewer. In compa (More info...)

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Qualcomm Expands Efforts in Africa
San Diego-based Qualcomm said yesterday that it has opened up a new office in Lagos, Nigeria, which will serve as a hub for the firm's West Africa business operations. According to Qualcomm, the office will serve mobile operators and device manufacturers serving Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal and Cameroon. The new office is for QCOM Wireless Technologies Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm. Qualcomm said the office will support growth and development of the 3G mobile ma (More info...)

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ReachLocal Names New CTO, Sales Head
Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal, which provides online marketing products for small- and medium-sized businesses, reported today that it has named Jeff Hagins as Chief Technology Officer, and promoted Steven Power, former Australia CEO, to Executive Vice President of Global Sales Operations. Hagins was most recently Vice President of Engineering for Digital Presence for the firm, and had previously served at SMB:LIVE, in addition to roles at Mural Consulting, Dynix, Apptix, TeleComputing, J.D. E (More info...)

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FastSoft Launches Testing Network
Pasadena-based FastSoft, the Caltech spinout which develops web acceleration software, said today that it has launched a testing network for its clients. According to FastSoft, the network includes 30 nodes "around the globe" which can be used to test performance enhancements from using the firm's Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA) product and software. FastSoft sells an appliance and software which optimizes the TCP/IP protocol, drastically improving the speed of Internet transfers. The firm claim (More info...)

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AccessDNA Becomes Inherited Health
Los Angeles-based AccessDNA, the online health startup headed by Lee Essner, announced today that it has renamed itself Inherited Health, as it has shifted its business to provide a place to gather and store family health information. According to Essner, the name change came because it better reflects its vision of helping people to safely and securely gather and store their family health history online, and to help use that information to help identify disease risks. AccessDNA had previously b (More info...)

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Active Storage Names CFO
Torrance-based Active Storage, the RAID storage firm founded by ex-Apple executives, and backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, and Valhalla Partners, said Wednesday that it has hired on a CFO. The firm said it has hired Jane Wike as its CFO. Wike had previously served as CFO of Apriso Corporation, and also served at Arroyo Optics, Cybermedia, Crescenda Wireless, and ISOCOR. Wike had already been serving as Interim CFO for the company since this spring. Active Storage develops RAID storage p (More info...)

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