Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The ROI of Developing Your Employees - Webcast 2/23/2012
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RealPractice Launches Marketing Automation Product
In a move which significantly broadens its market focus, Santa Ana-based RealPractice said Tuesday that it has launched a new, automated marketing software called ReplyWise. The company said the new software is aimed at all types of small businesses, and helps local businesses to respond faster to customer inquiries, track online and offline advertising, and reply more effectively to calls, emails, and social media inquiries. The new product is an expansion--and significant shift--beyond RealPra (More info...)

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TeleSign Gets Patent
Los Angeles-based TeleSign, the provider of Internet fraud prevention and authentication services led by Steve Jillings, said Monday that it has been awarded a patent. The firm said it was awarded patent #8,117,106 for its TeleBureau clearinghouse for submission of fraud activity from online businesses and merchants. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, inventor of the patent was Schlomo Gonen. The patent was granted February 14th, and had been filed in October of 2008. TeleSign wa (More info...)

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Punchcard Takes On Mobile Loyalty
Looking to provide a high-tech twist on retail loyalty punchcards, Pasadena-based Punchcard--the latest startup out of Idealab--has debuted a set of mobile apps which allow retailers to virtually "punch" customer loyalty cards on Android and iPhone. The startup, which currently is only offering its virtual punchcards in the Los Angeles area, is trying to make it easier for retailers to reward loyal customers. Financial details of the seed funding in Punchcard have not been announced. Punchcard i (More info...)

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Mobile Roadie Powers Cristiano Ronaldo App
Beverly Hills-based Mobile Roadie, the developer of branded, mobile apps for celebrities and brands, reported today that it is powering the mobile app for soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. Mobile Roadie is providing the mobile app platform for the app, published by Digital Artists Entertainment, which runs on both iPhone and Android. Mobile Roadie's self-service, mobile app platform is used by brands, celebrities, and others to create their own, cust (More info...)

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Interview with Steve Jillings, TeleSign
Steve Jillings has a long track record of running successful startups in Southern California, ranging from such companies as FrontBridge Technologies (sold to Microsoft in 2005 for over $200M) and Vantage Media (acquired in 2007). Steve is now in charge of Marina Del Rey-based TeleSign (www.telesign.com), which has quietly become a huge force in providing authentication services to nearly every major Internet service out there. Few people have heard of TeleSign, but odds are you have used some (More info...)

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Qualcomm Life Invests In Wireless Healthcare Firm
San Diego-based Qualcomm Life, the wireless health-focused subsidiary of Qualcomm, reported today that it has made an investment in wireless healthcare startup AirStrip Technologies. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed. Qualcomm Life said the investment comes on top of the firm's existing portfolio of investments in Sotera Wireless, Te. lcare, AliveCor, Cambridge Temperature Concepts and WorkSmart Labs. AirStrip had announced the strategic investment by Qualcomm earlier this w (More info...)

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SpotlightTMS Snags Toronto Maple Leafs
Calabasas-based SpotlightTMS, the provider of software-as-a-service for managing luxury and executive suites for professional sports and entertainment venues, reported today that it has been selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs. SpotlightTMS said that Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE) will provide its corporate clients with its product, which makes it easier for those businesses to manage tickets and better understand the business impact of their tickets and suite assets. Financial de (More info...)

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Legal Software Firm Opens LA Office
DataCert, a provider of enterprise legal management software and services, said today that it has opened up a new office in the Yahoo! Center in Los Angeles, with plans to build out a team providing product management, sales, and engineering in the location. The Houston, Texas-based firm said the office will include its Director of North American Sales, Vice President of New Product Development, and Vice President of Strategic Markets, who will head up the staff in the location. The company expl (More info...)

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ViaSat Sues Space Systems/Loral
Carlsbad-based ViaSat, the provider of satellite communications and wireless networking systems, has sued Space Systems/Loral and Loral Space & Communications, over both patent infringement and breach of contract. According to Viasat, the lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, and covers unauthorized use of its intellectual property, including technology developed for its 100+ Gbps ViaSat-1 satellite. ViaSat says it is seeking both monetary (More info...)

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Kelley Blue Book Adds Motorcycle History Reports
Irvine-based Kelley Blue Book, the provider of new and used car information, said today that it has added motorcycle history reports to its website. The firm said the addition of motorcycles to its services come via a new relationship with Cyclechex, a provider of historical title information for motorcycles. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed. The firms said the reports will cost $24.95 each, or $49.95 for three.

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