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Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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When I built my first company starting in 1999 it cost $2.5 million in team costs to code, launch, manage, market & sell our software.

OTOY Launching Rendering Engine On Amazon EC2


otoy rendering engine amazon videogame tracing software graphics OTOY is led by Jules Urbach. READ MORE>>.

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CapLinked Hit By Amazon Downtime


Manhattan Beach-based CapLinked , which operates a software service to help companies communicate with investors, is one of the firms caught by the widespread Amazon EC2 downtime today. Many web services use Amazon's EC2 software to offload processing of operations on their web sites. READ MORE>>.

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SmartSound Extends Online Soundtrack Service


Northridge-based SmartSound Software , which develops an online software as well as PC-based software for creating royalty free soundtracks, said earlier this week that it has extended its service to allow users to customize and create tracks indefinitely, once purchased from the company. READ MORE>>.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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MYTH 2: Silicon Valley companies will always have the best shot at funding. Software. Backup Software. Blog Software.

DreamHost Readies Wider OpenStack Rollout


OpenStack is the set of open-source software designed to allow any hosting firm to offer up similar services to Amazon EC2; the OpenStack project was originally based on technology developed by Rackspace and has since spread widely to other ISPs. DreamHost has been offering the service in beta since October of last year. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Neville Spiteri, TheBlu


We spoke with Neville about the company: What is theBlu? Finally, what's the next thing for your company? Can people see TheBlu now?

RightScale Links With Rails Management Provider


Santa Barbara-based RightScale , a firm which develops cloud computing management software, has linked its products with New Relic, a developer of application performance management software, the firms said this week. RightScale said that its Cloud Computing Management Platform can be used with New Relic's RPM software.

Eucalyptus Systems Ties With newScale, rPath


Santa Barbara-based Eucaplytus Systems , the cloud management software firm backed by New Enterprise Associates, Benchmark Capital and BV Capital, said earlier this week that it has linked up with newScale and rPath on a new private cloud platform. Tags: eucalyptus systems private cloud software management newscale rpath vmware

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RightScale Rolls Out Grid Computing Product


Santa Barbara-based RightScale , the venture-backed developer of cloud computing management software backed by Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures, said yesterday that it has launched a new product specifically focused on grid processing. Tags: rightscale grid computing cloud software saas Pricing on the new product was not announced.

Eucalpytus Tackles Enterprise Market


Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus Systems , a developer of software for managing cloud computing infrastructure, said Wednesday that it has rolled out its first commercial offering, focused on enterprise customers. Tags: enterprise software computing cloud amazon eucalyptus READ MORE>>.

Choosing Internet Platforms


The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? Especially when there are things like: Amazon S3 / EC2 / AWS outage this morning. Finally we get to: Peter Coffee , Director of Platform Research, His premise is that we should be beyond having to buy servers, software, or any other infrastructure.

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

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Companies like GeoCities & Tripod built tools that let you publish web pages that could be discoverable by others. chuckle. Yahoo! Yahoo!

TenHands HD Video Collaboration I Founders Interview

Tech Zulu Event

Co-founder and lead software developer Anil Kumar  was a led software engineer for WebEx. What is TenHands and why the name? Any funding?

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

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AOL was controlled by one company and the Internet was distributed. Was it massively better software, better companies, better markets?