Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Insights: In 40 years, the mobile phone transformed the world. What's next?
For our Insights and Opinions section today, we have an editorial from James Citron, the CEO and co-founder of MMS marketing software firm Mogreet. Citron asks--on the 40th anniversary of the mobile phone, what's next?

40 years ago the world changed in a big, big way. On April
3, 1973 Motorola engineer Martin Cooper made the first cellular phone call
using the Motorola DynaTAC, a device nicknamed "The Brick" that's to it's
bulky, awkward and heavy brick-like design. With one call, Motoro (More info...)

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AnyMeeting: We're Better Than WebEx, GoToMeeting
Online web conferencing provider AnyMeeting has a challenge: it believes its services are better suited for small business than both WebEx and GoToMeeting, the incumbents in the web conferencing space. To prove it? The company said it will provide six months of its ad-free business plans to any small business owner, employee or independent professional who will show them a copy of their most recent WebEx or GoToMeeting invoice.

The boast and challenge is a big one for the small startup, which (More info...)

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MediaPass Partners For Subscription Optimization
Los Angeles-based MediaPass, the developer of online, paywall software for publishers, said today that it has linked with analytics provider Mather Economics, to help optimize paywall and subscriptions for its customers. MediaPass said it will begin using pricing, meter, and strategies from Mather into its products. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The companies aid that Mather has been developing pricing strategies for such clients as The New York Times, USA Today, McClatchy, T (More info...)

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EAT Club Finds Funding From Siemer Ventures, Brian Lee
Two, Southern California investors are part of a new funding round today for EAT Club, a startup which automatically delivers lunch to professionals' desks every day based on their preferences. EAT Club said it raised $5M in a Series A funding this morning, from August Capital, First Round Capital, Great Oaks Capital, as well as LaunchCapital, Tekton Ventures, Siemer Ventures, Brian Lee (of ShoeDazzle and LegalZoom), Niren Hiro (AdMob), Aki Sano (Cookpad), Michael Kinsbergen (Nedstat), and Mark (More info...)

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Tealium Gets $15.6M In Third Funding Round
San Diego-based Tealium, the developer of tag management software headed by Ali Behnam, has raised $15.6M in a new, Series C funding, the company said this morning. According to Tealium, the new funding comes from Tenaya Capital, Battery Ventures and Presidio Ventures. Tealium is a developer of software used for "tag management" on company web and e-commerce sites, and counts such clients as Petco, Lenovo, A+E, Mattel, Fox Networks, NOkia, Urban Outfitters, and Sony Online Entertainment as custo (More info...)

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Esri Ties With Geofeedia
Redland-based geographical information systems and mapping software developer Esri has tied with social media and location analytics firm Geofeedia, the two announced today. According to the two, the deal will help public safety professionals monitor, analyze, and visualize live emergency data in real time. Financial details of the link were not disclosed. Geofeedia's service pulls in social data from such sites as Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube, and elsewhere, and overlays them in the cont (More info...)

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Mindspeed Slashes Outlook
Newport Beach-based semiconductor maker Mindspeed Technologies announced this morning that it has revised its second quarter 2013 outlook. The publicly held firm said it now expects total net product revenue to be approximately $35.1 to $35.5M, down from an earlier estimate of $38.4M. Mindspeed blamed the steep revenue shortfall on slower-than-expected deployment of 3G small cell base stations.

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Obagi, Valeant Raise Price As Bidding War Breaks Out
Long Beach-based aesthetic medicine developer Obagi Medical Products, and would-be acquirer Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which is based in Aliso Viejo, said this morning that Valeant has raised its offer to acquire Obagi to $24.00 per share in cash. The move comes a day after Obagi said it received an unsolicited bid of $22.00 per share in cash from Merz Pharma from the company. Obagi said its board of directors has unanimously approved the amended transaction. The two had earlier reached a deal for (More info...)

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TechCXO - New Los Angeles Office To Serve Technology Companies
TechCXO, a leading provider of C-Suite-level strategic and functional
consulting services for technology companies, has announced it is opening
a new office to serve Greater Los Angeles, including greater Santa
Barbara and Ventura Counties.

The firm has tapped veteran operational and financial expert Paul Meyer
to be the managing partner for TechCXO’s efforts here.Paul Meyer is an
experienced finance executive with a 25-year track record in senior
finance roles at start-up and Fortune 500 technology companies in
Southern California. For the past six years, he has run a successful CFO
consulting practice, focused on early stage to mid-market technology
companies in the greater Santa Barbara and Ventura County areas. Most
recently, he has been the CFO of Cynvenio Biosystems, Inc., an early
stage medical device company. He was also Interim General Manager of
their plastic consumables manufacturing business, BioMolded Products LLC.

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