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Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

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This Spotlight takes place Thursday, July 14, at The California Institute of Technology (CalTech). Its Time! Its Time! SuperDemo. Event Details.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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This Spotlight takes place Thursday, February 2, at Caltech. We utilize the content of your existing website and create a mobile version on-the-fly. Logos, themes, branding, content, videos, maps and more are automatically transposed to the mobile version with no programming knowledge required. The time has finally arrived!

Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Winter

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TechZulu and The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are pleased to announce Spotlight: LA Tech Winter. The  Caltech Entrepreneurship Club  is the hub for innovators in the Caltech community who want to learn how to make their idea a reality. If you’d like to present,  APPLY HERE. Diamond Sponsor. Community Sponsors.

FastSoft Names New Marketing VP

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Pasadena-based FastSoft , the developer of content acceleration software and appliances, said today that it has named Jerry Hall as Vice President of Marketing at the firm. FastSoft is based on technology originally developed for the Internet2 at Caltech. fastsoft marketing executive content delivery hardware caltech

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FastSoft Wins CDN

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Pasadena-based FastSoft , the developer of Internet acceleration devices based on technology out of the California Insitute of Technology (Caltech), said today that it has been selected by Los Angeles content delivery network (CDN) NetDNA. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. Take the next left on Holliston Avenue, into Caltech campus. Event Details.

FastSoft Targets Dynamic Web Pages, Video

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Pasadena-based FastSoft , the Caltech spinout which develops Internet acceleration devices, said today that it has bolstered its algorithms used its product to support dynamic web pages and video. The firm said it is targeting Internet retailers, social networking sites, and content delivery network (CDN) providers with the product.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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market leader in content, music, entertainment, textiles, engineering, aerospace and trade. Caltech. ” That always stuck with me.

The Talent Tourniquet | Making Los Angeles Startup Friendly

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One of the hotter topics at the last  Silicon Beach Fest (SBF) in Santa Monica was the exodus of homegrown tech talent. And for good reason.

Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer event is turning to be the best one yet! Excellent companies

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Whats Hot Menu.

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Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

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We have world-class universities like Caltech, UCLA, USC and more. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. Let me use LA as an example.

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FastSoft Updates Product Line

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Pasadena-based FastSoft , the Caltech spinout developing Internet acceleration devices, disclosed earlier this week that it has rolled out a new product. The firm said it is targeting hosting, SaaS, social network, content distribution networks, and cloud computing companies with the hardware. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Alex Benzer, SocialEngine

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One of the few who has is Alex Benzer ,the co-founder of Silverlake-based SocialEngine (www.socialengine.net) and Fanmix (www.fanmix.com). READ MORE>>.

Start Me Up

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Everywhere you turn in the office, Idealab’s 300 employees seem almost strangely content – and why shouldn’t they be? Caltech engineering grad, he started Idealab in 1996 with the aim of finding and testing new ideas, then turning the best ones into companies that take up residence. Written by Maria Russo. Then new companies move in.

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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This blog post originally appeared in serialized form here on TechCrunch. Social Networks: Past, Present & Future. chuckle. The Past (1985-2002).

FastSoft Aims At Web Retailers

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Pasadena-based FastSoft , the Caltech spinout which develops web acceleration software, said today that it has released a version of its products aimed at Internet retailers and web properties. Tags: fastsoft retailer content delivery tcpip FastSoft develops software which optimized the TCP/IP protocol to accelerate page downloads.

Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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Materials is as well, and I spend lots of time at UCLA, and Caltech looking at interesting materials. Thanks for the time today. Thanks!

Local Event Organizers Need to Adopt Social Media

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The spark for this post is that I'm going to go to Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum on Saturday. personally think the content provided at the old school event providers is often very high quality. I've received a lot of positive feedback on the post. And I think it hurts them in attendance. But there's no attendee list in site.

New Paths Toward Convergence

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Saturday, May 9, 2009 -- "New Paths Toward Convergence" Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. Sophisticated digital consumer devices such as the iPod, Xbox, Archos PMP, and Mobile Smartphones along with the broadband networks that connect themhave quickly moved the distribution of content to the digital world. See [link] (more

New Media Revenue Models: Growing Greenbacks in the Digital Ecosystem

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Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. The New Media ecosystem is growing rapidly with content distribution networks, mobile devices and social networks connecting and interconnecting consumers like never before. Does the key to success lie in sought-after content or powerful new tools or both? See [link] (more

FastSoft Gets Win At Limelight Networks

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According to FastSoft, the firm's products are being used to help speed the upload of content objects to Limelight's servers. FastSoft is a Caltech spinoff which has developed software appliances which accelerate TCP transfers; the firm's technology uses an optimized version of the TCP protocol to accelerate data transfers. READ MORE

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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They had a proprietary browser, their own search engine, their own content, chat rooms, email system, etc. cheap accessible digital hardware].

Interview with Marc Averitt and Sharon Stevenson, Okapi Ventures

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We were literally on the cusp of launching our prpoduct, and all of our work and money to date had gone into getting the innovative technology out of Caltech, exploring the marketplace, and making sure the product features matched with the demand of the market, which it clearly did. Nice chatting with you today! Let's talk about the exit.

Social Networking Entreprenuerial Opportunities

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Last Saturday, I was a panelist at the CalTech - Social Networks event. Generally these are oriented around: Niches & Content Oriented Networks You see all kinds of niche networks coming up. Content is often a defining mechanism to create these networks. That shows some interest in the topic. Outdoors, faith-based, etc.

How TenOneTen Ventures Is Investing In LA's Technology Future

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In particular, funding for companies developing deep technology--software and cloud, as opposed to content and media--seems to be lacking.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it. All the stereotypes and caricatures are overblown. You can find very talented technology executives.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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My guess is that will be the case with a lot of different kinds of content and applications. Tell me a bit about your background. In L.A.

Choosing Internet Platforms

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I'm blogging from the CalTech Enterprise Forum. OpenEvents and OpenReviews, were early attempts at standardizing schemas and shared servers for these forms of micro-content. The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? very interesting topic, especially for those of us involved in developing for start-ups. It's funny.

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Guide to the LA Startup Community

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Why should a startup thinking about moving to a new place choose LA? Not to mention the great weather, beaches, and beautiful people. CoLoft !