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Belly lands big national chains as loyalty platform customers, including McDonalds

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Belly started out empowering local businesses to create loyalty programs of their own, allowing them to compete with the sophisticated customer retention campaigns of the big nationwide chains. But it turns out that those big chains are interested in Belly’s loyalty platform as well. The Lightbank- and Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup...
Belly lands big national chains as loyalty platform customers, including McDonalds
Lettuce raises $2.1M to prove the viability of SMB software

Microsoft's Office 365 subscription service is now available for businesses

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Back when Microsoft released its Office 365 subscription service for home users, it said the business version would be arriving on February 27th. Sure enough, today's the 27th, and Microsoft's issued a press release explaining the pricing for Office 365 ProPlus, Midsize Business and Small Business Premium. At the...
Microsoft's Office 365 subscription service is now available for businesses

With $15M from Andreessen Horowitz, It'sOn wants to arm operators with options

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Greg Raleigh knows a thing or two about big mobile ideas, having pioneered MIMO technology and helping create the technology that went into Qualcomm’s Gobi technology. But he think he has an even bigger project on his hands, one that could change the way consumers sign up for wireless service...
With $15M from Andreessen Horowitz, It'sOn wants to arm operators with options

Moving To The Cloud Doesn't Just Save Money -- It Also Lets You Experiment More Freely

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Cloud services could not only help businesses lower IT costs, but also increase innovation a recent study suggests --- yet another reason for businesses to make the move. Over the last few years, cloud computing has become one of the most widely used technological innovations for businesses and tech-enthusiasts...
Moving To The Cloud Doesn't Just Save Money -- It Also Lets You Experiment More Freely
Loyalty platform Belly raises $10M from Andreessen Horowitz

With ClubLocal and new SaaS tools, ReachLocal wants to be the Amazon of local services

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Few companies are have a better vantage point from which to judge the lack of technical sophistication of local merchants than ReachLocal. Similarly, few are better positioned to reimagine the way consumers interface with these service providers. That’s because the online local marketing company already has 22,000 local merchant...
With ClubLocal and new SaaS tools, ReachLocal wants to be the Amazon of local services
Fusion-io acquires hybrid storage appliance vendor NexGen Storage for $114M

Big Data Is Just For Big Companies - And Other BS

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2013 is going to be a 12 full months of hype surrounding the Big Data craze, with tantalizing tales of e-commerce analytics that will move beyond predicting pregnancies to doing something really cool: like figuring out the Last Twinkie Ever Bought. As the hype continues, smug enterprise IT departments will...
Big Data Is Just For Big Companies - And Other BS

InsideSales.com Raises $35M From US Ventures For Predictive Analytics Platform

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InsideSales.com has raised a $35 million Series B round of funding from US Ventures. The round follows a $4 million investment in August from Hummer Winblad, which also participated in the funding announced today. The previously self-funded company serves small and medium-sized business, offering predictive analytics to help serve inside sales...
InsideSales.com Raises $35M From US Ventures For Predictive Analytics Platform

Web security firm WhiteHat raises $31m to expand globally and focus on small business customers

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US-based Inernet security firm WhiteHat Security has raised a $31 million round of funding which will be used to grow its business overseas and increase its focus on small and medium-sized business customers. The new investment was led by JMI Equity and it takes the Santa Clara company, which was founded in 2001...
Web security firm WhiteHat raises $31m to expand globally and focus on small business customers

Wah! Wah! Mommy, Skype won’t play with me

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While Cisco Systems, the San Jose, Calif-based IP communications giant was busy making a fortune selling expensive video conferencing system to large companies, Skype was making it dead simple for little people to video call each other. No big screens to buy, no big special Cisco boxes – just plain...
Wah! Wah! Mommy, Skype won’t play with me
Startups: Big-Time Marketing Muscle for Small Businesses

Evernote updates its iOS and Android apps with Business support

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Following its debut back in August, Evernote CEO took to the stage at LeWeb ’12 earlier this week to announce the official launch of Evernote Business in seven countries. The new offering essentially serves as an extension of the company’s core service for small and medium-sized business, featuring improved data continuity, better...
Evernote updates its iOS and Android apps with Business support

New Lettuce Order Management Platform Is as Beautiful as it Is Poweful

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For entrepreneurs, the Holy Grail of innovation is the opportunity to solve your own needs while also filling a need felt by the broader marketplace. This is exactly the story behind small and medium sized business (SMB) focused SaaS order management platform Lettuce. Lettuce co-founder Raad Mobrem started a...
New Lettuce Order Management Platform Is as Beautiful as it Is Poweful

HP's PC Sales Crashed 20% And Now Meg Whitman Is Distancing Herself From Windows 8 (HPQ)

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Investors were happy enough with HP's beat on its earnings-per-share to drive the stock up over 13% in after hours trading (so far). But there were still some shocking numbers in its quarter, like how PC revenues tanked 20% year over year. Back in January, 2012, Whitman was saying about...
HP's PC Sales Crashed 20% And Now Meg Whitman Is Distancing Herself From Windows 8 (HPQ)
Shopify teams up with ShipStation to shave hours off delivery time (exclusive)

Evernote Business launches in seven countries to bring collection, discovery and sharing to teams

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Following its debut back in August, Evernote CEO Phil Libin has taken to the stage at LeWeb ’12 to announce the launch of Evernote Business, an extension of the company’s core service for small and medium-sized business, featuring improved data continuity, better group sharing and easier user on-boarding. Evernote Business is now immediately available in France, Germany, Switzerland,...
Evernote Business launches in seven countries to bring collection, discovery and sharing to teams

While major retailers shutter F-commerce stores, report shows 15% additional revenue for SMBs

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A report from Ecwid, an e-commerce software company, shows that F-commerce has resulted in an increase in revenue for small and medium sized business owners. Among Ecwid’s many features, the company is behind the second biggest store-building application available to Facebook users. Looking at the data of 140,000 storefronts using...
While major retailers shutter F-commerce stores, report shows 15% additional revenue for SMBs

Coming to America: Brazil's Predicta arrives in San Francisco to roll out SiteApps Platform

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The story of international entrepreneurs making a pilgrimage to Silicon Valley to test their company-building mettle is well told. One such chapter being written today, however, has a different narrative. The founders behind Predicta, which is setting up shop in the SOMA district of San Francisco, aren’t from the predictable...
Coming to America: Brazil's Predicta arrives in San Francisco to roll out SiteApps Platform
WePay updates payments platform, adds ultra-easy invoicing

Ovation Social Recruiting Tools Help Small Business Davids Fight Like Goliaths

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With the economy in tatters and the internet continuing to dissolve geographic barriers, recruiting has grown into a significant burden for the average small to medium sized business (SMB). These resource-constrained companies are the least equipped to sort through the volumes of mostly unqualified applications typically submitted for each...
Ovation Social Recruiting Tools Help Small Business Davids Fight Like Goliaths
Yammer, Jive, Microsoft Sharepoint are "blank pieces of paper," says startup
Intuit Merges Its Square Competitor GoPayment With QuickBooks Point Of Sale

Evernote introduces Evernote Business, updates iOS application to version 4.4

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Having already conquered the general consumer market on multiple platforms, Evernote's now taking its handy software tools to a more biz-oriented audience. Earlier today, the company proudly introduced Evernote Business, which, according to CEO Phil Libin, is "the same Evernote that's great for individuals, except now it's optimized so...
Evernote introduces Evernote Business, updates iOS application to version 4.4

Distimo Pitches App Metrics At Large Enterprises, Inks Deal With Adobe Analytics

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The Dutch app analytics company Distimo has built a reputation around offering app developers a cross-platform look at how their apps are performing in terms of downloads, revenues and rankings, covering 2.6 billion downloads per quarter, some 15-20% of the overall download market, across 180,000 apps and 10 app stores...
Distimo Pitches App Metrics At Large Enterprises, Inks Deal With Adobe Analytics

After executive overhaul, AdReady lands new cash

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AdReady is a company in transition, but one of the firm’s earliest venture backers still believes in the core mission of helping small and medium-sized businesses bolster their online display advertising efforts. Madrona Venture Group, outgoing CEO Karl Siebrecht and others have pumped an additional $500,000 in cash into the...
After executive overhaul, AdReady lands new cash

Your Firm is Small, But Still An Attractive Target

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The class of targeted attacks known at APTs (advanced persistent threats) is no longer reserved for Fortune 500 companies. As predicted by leading network security experts, APTs have started to infiltrate small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) at an alarming rate. And they are proving to be just as devastating, regardless...
Your Firm is Small, But Still An Attractive Target

Russian platform SeoPult raises $10 million to expand into Asian and European markets

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Russian SEO and internet advertising automation platform SeoPult has raised $10 million from private equity and VC fund iTech Capital for a minority equity stake. Seopult is one of the largest automated SEO and e-advertising platforms on the Russian Internet. With this latest round, the company is planning to expand its services...
Russian platform SeoPult raises $10 million to expand into Asian and European markets

Ditch The Spreadsheet. YC-Backed Meldium Controls Your Team's Shared App Passwords For You

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If you’ve been part of a small- or medium-sized business or organization recently, you’ve dealt with “the spreadsheet.” It’s that document that’s tacked up on the wall (or shared via email) where all the group’s important login names and passwords are kept — the team’s Twitter, DropBox, LexisNexis subscription, et...
Ditch The Spreadsheet. YC-Backed Meldium Controls Your Team's Shared App Passwords For You
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