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LeisureLink Ties With Software Firm

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Gehry Technologies Lands $10M For Architecture Software

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Los Angeles-based Gehry Technologies , a developer of architectural design software co-founded by architect Frank Gehry, announced Tuesday that it has raised $10M in a Series B financing round. The company's software and services are aimed at owners, developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, fabricators and others.

Hulu Updates Roku Software

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Los Angeles-based Hulu said last night that it has updated its Hulu Plus on the Roku software. The new version of Hulu PLus on Roku is 1.9.

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Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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million in team costs to code, launch, manage, market & sell our software. Open-Source Software & Horizontal Computing. Rewind.

Quest Software Backs Middleware Developer

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software , the developer of enterprise software tools, has backed a maker of SOA middleware. According to WSO2 , a Silicon Valley-based developer of middleware software, it raised $6.5M in a growth funding round, led by Quest. WSO2 develops cloud-enabled middleware software used by enterprises.

MindBody Software Raises $9.0M More

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MindBody's software-as-a-service handles business management, merchant account processing, mobile, and other aspects for its clients.

Qualcomm Releases Augmented Reality Software For Android

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has released a platform for developing augmented reality (AR) software for Android, the firm announced this morning. The firm said the software, available via its beta program, allows users to build, market, and distribute applications based on its Qualcomm AR platform. READ MORE>>.

Predixion Software Updates Product

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San Juan Capistrano-based Predixion Software , which is venture backed by DFJ Frontier, Miramar Venture Partners and Palomar Ventures, said today that it has upgraded its flagship predictive analytics software. Predixion just announced a $6M round of funding last week for its software. Predixion is headed by Simon Arkell.

Predixion Software Gets $6M More

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Aliso Viejo-based Predixion Software , the developer of predictive analytics software which is headed by Simon Arkell, announced today that it has raised $6M in a Series B funding round. predixion software venture capital analyticsPredixion last raised a round of funding last October, almost exactly a year ago. READ MORE>>.

Quest Software Bolsters Security Products

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software said this morning that it has released a new version of its PacketTrap MSP remote monitoring and management platform for SMBs. Quest Software targets its PacketTrap remote monitoring and management product at managed service providers. quest software securityREAD MORE>>.

X1 Discovery Ships Social Media Discovery Software

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The company said its software is designed to collect "tens of thousands" of social media items per hour, and uses the X1 engine to allow users to search and find information. Patzakis and fellow execs include quite a number of former Guidance Software employees. READ MORE>>.

SOA Software Names VP

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software executive technologySOA said that Scobie will join its senior technology development group. READ MORE>>.

Sonos Upgrades Software

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sonos music system controller android tablet software slacker content hardware wirelessSanta Barbara-based Sonos , the maker of the user-friendly, multi-room wireless music systems, has upgraded its product, saying it now supports Android tablets, Slacker Radio, new features on Spotify, in addition to a number of other improvements.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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If so, are specific software development processes necessary? tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. Partners?

RPost Updates Microsoft Outlook Software

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Los Angeles-based RPost , the developer of a service to electronically encrypt, capture, and electronically sign documents, said this morning that it has upgraded its software for Microsoft Outlook. The software is used to send encrypted emails, as well as capture proof of email delivery and content for legal reasons. READ MORE>>.

GameSalad Updates iPhone Game Creation Software

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Quest Software Enhances Storage Software

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software announced this morning that it has enhanced its Quest ChangeAuditor, its auditing software for network attached storage (NAS). Quest said that it has added new support for EMC Celerra and NetApp filers to the software. quest software storage auditing change auditREAD MORE>>.

Shopatron Updates Ecommerce Software

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San Luis Obispo-based Shopatron , which develops e-commerce software for retailers, said today that it has made a major upgrade to its software. shopatron ecommerce software saasThe firm said that Shopatron 3.0 provides an upgraded customer experience, targeted at increasing sales for its customers. READ MORE>>.

Perminova Raises $7M For Surgical Software

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La Jolla-based Perminova announced Tuesday that it has raised $7M in a funding round, which it will use to develop its web-based cardiovascular procedure software. perminova venture capital cardiovascular lifescience health software procedure evonexuSource o the funding was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Roambi Ties with Business Intelligence Software

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San Diego-based MellMo , the developer of the Roambi mobile business reporting application, has tied with an Italian developer of business intelligence software, the company said today. Tageik provides business intelligence, performance management, risk and compliance, and governance software for enterprises. READ MORE>>.

Viddy Gets $1.6M For Mobile Video Sharing Software

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viddy venture capital video sharing social twitter software mobile iphoneThe firm was founded by JJ Aguhob and Brett O'Brien. READ MORE>>.

Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early

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There's an old adage in software development that I refer to all the time: The first 90% of development takes 90% of the time. used this when I taught software engineering. The remaining 10%, takes the other 90% of the time. It's currently in beta. used a company in India to develop the site, and it's mostly done.

Rubicon Project Links With Ad Agency Software Firm

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project and advertising agency software firm Donovan Data Systems (DDS) said this morning that the two are in a new partnership. According to the firm, they have partnered to automate display advertising transactions, via the software of DDS. Rubicon Project is headed by Frank Addante. READ MORE>>.

Qualcomm Innovation Center Launches Open Source Software

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San Diego-based Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC), the mobile open source software development arm of Qualcomm, said today that it has launched a new open source project aimed at peer-to-peer device connectivity. qualcomm open source software peer communications mobile wifi bluetoothREAD MORE>>.

Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

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The first thing I do is suggest they explore if they really need to hire a full-time CTO for their startup and if so, what kind of CTO they need.

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Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?

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The first company represents a normal software company that sells its products directly (either via sales staff or directly off of the internet).

LA Transportation Agency Dangles Prizes For Software Developers

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angeles county metro developer challenge software mobile develop mashupThe Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has quitely launched a major contest looking to spur development of mobile application that utilize information about the Los Angeles area's public transit. The top prizes are worth $2,000 each.

Kofax Invests In Mobile Software Firm Mobiflex

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Irvine-based Kofax said late Wednesday that it has invested $500,000 in Mobiflex , a developer of software tools for creating iPhone and Android apps without coding. kofax mobiflex venture capital mobile development software android iphone smartphoneMobiflex is based in Boston. READ MORE>>.

Quest Buys Software Firm

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software announced this morning that it has acquired Symlabs , a developer of virtual directory and identity management software. Quest said the acquisition will add strong middleware technology capabilities to its software portfolio. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Venture Capital Totals $603.2M In Southern California In Q3

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Venture capital investments in Southern California for Q3 of 2011 are up from last year, but down from last quarter, according to the latest numbers from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. 2011 california southern capital ventureinvested in Orange County.

The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why

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As a software developer I wrote code on what was called a “dumb terminal” because it literally had no processing capability.

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

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Unfortunately, we are web, mobile, software, database guys. I talk to roughly 2 or 3 new startups every week who need advice from an experienced CTO. Many of the founders of these companies are surprised to learn that I'm willing to review what they are doing (maybe an hour) and get on the phone for an hour with them and provide free advice.

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Paragon Software Wins Toshiba

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Irvine-based Paragon Software , the developer of backup and disaster recovery software, said today that it has been selected by Toshiba. storage data recovery disaster backup toshiba software paragonThe firm said that Toshiba is using its Paragon Alignment Tool (PAT) for supporting its Advanced Format (AF) hard disk drives.

Accelrys Buys Contur Software

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San Diego-based Accelrys , a developer of enterprise R&D software, said yesterday that it has acquierd Contur Software AB , a developer of electronic notebook software. accelrys enterprise research development software merger acquisition contur notebookContur is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

OneLogin Gets $1.5M For Identity Software

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Los Angeles-based OneLogin , a new startup tackling the identity and access management software market, said Friday that it has raised $1.5M in a Series A funding round. OneLogin said its single sign-on software is being used by such partners as Yammer, Colby Community College and Transwest. READ MORE>>.

Quest Software Buys e-DMZ Security

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software said this morning that it has acquired a access control and identity management software firm, e-DMZ Security, LLC. Quest said the acquisition would strengthen its identity management solutions. e-DMZ develops software used for password management, session management, and privileged command management.

Lead, Follow or Get the Fuck Out of the Way

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When Marc Benioff declared “the end of software” industry insiders scoffed. It happens. He was the founder, after all. The executer.

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32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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If so, are specific software development processes necessary? tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. Partners?

Factual Opens New API

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CrownPeak Rolls Out Major CMS Software Upgrade

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Los Angeles-based CrownPeak , the developer of software-as-a-service, web content management tools headed by Jim Howard, said today that it has rolled out a major upgrade to its platform. crownpeak saas content management tool softwareREAD MORE>>.