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

Both Sides of the Table

In it he asserts that the web is dying and in its ashes will see the rise of the “App Internet.” Enter the World Wide Web (WWW).

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Attract A MILLION New Customers Overnight with YouTube Marketing – Literally

Tech Zulu Event

YouTube was not a hobby; it meant sales, it meant building customer relationships, it meant managing product inquires. YESTERDAY. Relatability.

Nimble Links Contact Records, Web Pages

socalTECH

Nimble , the developer of web-based, contact management software, said Thursday that it has enhanced its software to allow users to link any web page to contact records in the product. The firm has been looking to bring contact management into the web-based, social age with its software. READ MORE>>.

E-commerce’s Changing Landscape | Customization

Tech Zulu Event

As customers shift online, retailers have no choice, to not only follow suit, but to adapt to their changing demands.

5 Common Misconceptions of Web Design: Insights from the Yoga Sutras

From the Venture Trenches

The pride and effort they have placed in building up their business should be reflected through their web presence. They are as follows: 1.

Qualaroo Launches New Product, Helps Convert Web Visitors

socalTECH

Qualaroo , a developer of website conversion and analytics software which helps web businesses improve the experience and conversion of their visitors, has launched a new product. qualaroo website visitor conversion analytics survey convert customers analysis READ MORE>>.

5 Common Misconceptions of Web Design: Insights from the Yoga Sutras

From the Venture Trenches

The pride and effort they have placed in building up their business should be reflected through their web presence. More than a calling card a businesses website is how customers will discover, assess and interact with you and how you in turn, can engage your customers. They are as follows: 1. Avidya – Ignorance.

Nervana’s $400M+ Buyout Reflects Key Tech Trend in Machine Learning

Xconomy

Earlier this year, Nervana began offering its AI technology in the cloud to business customers , using a software-as-a-service model.

Rubicon Project Hails Growth, New Customers

socalTECH

The startup says it added more than 200 new publishers and 100 new buyer channels for the six months ended March 31, 2013, and that its customers now include more than 500 of the world''s premium publishers, including eBay UK, Time, ABC News, the Wall Street Journal, Tribune Company, Virgin Media, People, Universal and many others.

CreatorUp Links You With Top Filmakers & YouTube Creators To Make Awesome Web Series

Tech Zulu Event

And our network of filmmaker and entertainment industry colleagues allow us to recruit top teachers who are leaders in the web world.

The 7 “Free” Ways to Get Traffic on the Web

Jason Nazar

The 7 Ways to Get (unpaid) Traffic on the Web. “If You Build It…They Will Come”, may work for historical baseball ghosts, but it’s not a strategy you can rely on when starting an internet company.Driving traffic to your website is a formula that can be reverse engineered. Helpful Resources for Getting Traffic from Partnerships : : Web 2.0

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At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups

Xconomy

EDC) Software South of Market (SoMa) Startup Communities startups Tech The Irvine Company Webmillion square feet of office space. John “J.T.”

How This Startup Turned An April Fools Joke Into Customers

InfoChachkie

Last week, Divshot turned a simple April Fool''s Day joke into a marketing coup, generating nearly 6,000 Tweets and over a thousand Beta customers.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Care About Inequality and Divisiveness

Xconomy

In Sweden, citizens and entrepreneurs gladly pay taxes because of all the personal and social benefits those taxes produce. Need more convincing?

How This Startup Turned An April Fools Joke Into Customers

InfoChachkie

Last week, Divshot turned a simple April Fool''s Day joke into a marketing coup, generating nearly 6,000 Tweets and over a thousand Beta customers.

AnyMeeting Targets Business Customers With New iPhone App

socalTECH

Orange County-based web and video conferencing tools developer AnyMeeting said Wednesday that it has launched a new, iPhone application, which is targeted at business users. According to AnyMeeting, the new iPhone app follows similar apps the company recently released for the iPad and Android. The new iPhone app is free. READ MORE>>.

Group: California Internet Tax Bill Will Harm California Web Businesses

socalTECH

California's move yesterday to tax out-of-state, e-commerce retailers, will cause "immediate devastating loss of income" to web-based business in California, says a group focused on the affiliate marketing industry. Among firms which have cut off their affiliates as of last night is e-commerce giant Amazon.com.

Fintech Lender Uses Profitability to Step Out from Industry Cloud

Xconomy

Nevertheless, Gilbert said most customers still want to talk to a loan officer and have a consultative discussion. Fortunately, our default rate has always been low, so even during the recession our customers made on-time payments. Alternative lending encompasses a broad range of loan options outside traditional bank loans.

Sony Online Entertainment: Customer Data Stolen

socalTECH

The revelation follows last week's hacking of Sony's PlayStation Network and other services. READ MORE>>.

Can Blip.TV Change The Indie Production Market On The Web?

Tech Zulu Event

And the ability for viewers to create custom accounts might be a bit more helpful too. The folks over at Blip.tv To date, Blip.tv

GPS Tracking Keeps Internet of Things Moving for Vehicle Management

Tech Zulu Event

Manufacturers, managers and someday customers will be able to identify which factors affect which parts of their vehicle.

UX Workshops by Celebrated Author & Usability Expert, Eric Reiss

Tech Zulu Event

He is the author of various best selling books including Practical Information Architecture, Web Dogma ’06 and Usable Usability. budgets.

Five Things to Consider Before You Launch Your Fashion Brand Online

Tech Zulu Event

You don’t have to worry about hiring web designers and marketing specialists to draw traffic to the site. Defining Your Customer Base.

Why Finance Should Take a Page Out of the Credit Card Industry’s Book

Xconomy

Instead of solely looking to break in from the outside and steal customers’ personal information to sell on the black market, criminals are now infiltrating accounts so they can pose as legitimate insiders. federal and financial regulators recently advised banks nationwide to assess the strength of their safeguards against cyber fraud.

Qtee: “We’re the Nike ID of the Fashion World”

Tech.Co

However one of the often underestimated, or potentially overlooked, trends is the customization and personalization options we get because of tech.

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Creating A Better Digital Marketing Strategy For Your Business

Tech Zulu Event

Instead, decide exactly which customers you want to approach, then exactly how you want to approach them. But what exactly does that entail?

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

Tech Zulu Event

Mobile Web America, Inc. CallFire  provides Voice and SMS Solutions to over 40,000 customers including political groups, non-profits, insurance agents, small business owners, and marketers. Custom ad deals and partnerships. The time has finally arrived! It’s a gallery of great entrepreneurship. SuperDemo:  Bill Gross. Join Us.

Curating The Web Using PublishThis, with Matt Kumin

socalTECH

It's all about what is happening on the realtime web. What's your background, and what is PublishThis all about? We're in beta now. Thanks!

Websense Wins Credit Union Customer

socalTECH

San Diego-based Websense , the developer of web security tools, reports today that it has been selected by Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union, to safeguard data for the credit union's 38 branches. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. billion merger between that credit union and First Tech Credit Union in the past year.

Profitability Helps San Diego Lender Step Out from Industry Cloud

Xconomy

Nevertheless, Gilbert said most customers still want to talk to a loan officer and have a consultative discussion. Fortunately, our default rate has always been low, so even during the recession our customers made on-time payments. Alternative lending encompasses a broad range of loan options outside traditional bank loans.

Zingle Raises $3M to Expand and Improve Messaging App Technology

Xconomy

The device would print each order for the business and respond to the customer by texting a confirmation and order number.

PickDeck – Content Based on YOUR Interests

Tech Zulu Event

Then we  crawl the web and see what other people are sharing with the interests that you care about. Enter PickDeck. Pretty neat.

Local.com Buys Web Hosting Customers

socalTECH

Irvine-based Local.com , which operates a local search site and network, announced today that it has acquired 22,000 web hosting subscribers from LaRoss Partners, in a deal worth approximately $2.6M in cash. Local.com said those web hosting customers pay approximately $35 per month for web hosting services, provided by a third party.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

SoCal CTO

I went to an event by Amazon on their Amazon Web Services in Santa Monica today. It wasn't until a couple of the customers who used it explained what's really required. The focus was S3 - storage service, EC2 - their compute cloud, their queuing system, and their flexible payment system.

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Web Analytics and Customer Behavior

Cliff Allen on Marketing

One of the challenges of using Web analytics techniques to improve a site's performance is that Web analytics can only measure what's there - not what's missing. Both sites needed to make adjustments that put their Web sites on the path that consumers normally follow when making purchases.

Web 1.0 Entrepreneurs: we are roadkill unless we learn to run as fast as today’s founders.

Steve Reich

One of the founders wrote a Python script that sent out custom emails to a list they had developed.  New companies are being created at stunning speed by today’s founders.  If you can’t keep up, you are dead. Three full time developers and no marketing spend.  They For free.  There are 3 people on their team. Not any more. Again.

Local.com Buys More Web Hosting Customers

socalTECH

Irvine-based Local.com reports this morning that it has acquired another 10,000 web hosting customers, from LaRoss Partners, LLC. According to Local.com, the buy brings its total web hosting subscribers to 50,000. The deal was worth $1.6M in cash. READ MORE>>.

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Tealium Adds $35M to Expand Technology, Sharpen Customer Focus

Xconomy

Tealium, a San-Diego startup that provides online advertising tag management and marketing services for enterprise customers, has raised $35 million in a growth financing deal intended to expand its technology and market reach. It’s about defining your data across the Web and now mobile.”. It’s been about data.

User Interface Beyond the Web Site

SoCal CTO

SEO for Startups and Negative Customer Acquisition Costs ) and, of course, the product itself. Normally the product is defined as a web site. Most founders are fairly passionate about the features and functions of the web site, iPhone application, Facebook application, or whatever web application represents the product.

SocialNightlife.com | An App for Venues

Tech Zulu Event

That customer service has continued to be improved as SocialNightlife.com enters the possible last weeks in a private beta.