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Working with Developers


There was a lot of passion in the room last week when I presented Working with Developers at the Stubbs Precellerator. Go watch a few episodes.

Startup Development


I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your StartupThought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

Startup CTO or Developer


I’ve been having discussions with several people recently about the role of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in very early stage companies.

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Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup


I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. for a Lead Developer: How much will it cost to build what we need to build? How can I control costs but effectively get stuff developed? How can we phase development to balance cost, features, risk, etc? Accounting? Reporting?

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Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?


And in most cases they are not ready to hire developers either. In other words, they come in asking for help with sourcing and hiring.

Founder Challenges with Startup Development Teams and CTOs


I''m spending more of my time recently working with non-technical startup founders who are having challenges with their software/web/mobile development teams. Common Signals I''ve written previously about Symptoms of a Weak Development Team. Rogue developers with their own agenda. One of your better developers leaves.

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AT&T Developers Summit at CES 2014

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AT&T  held their 6th annual developers summit in Las Vegas this year at CES 2014. link] ). More here:  AT&T Sponsored Data.

Technology Trends of 2016

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Technology is constantly evolving and maturing. The post Technology Trends of 2016 appeared first on TechZulu. In fact, the U.S.

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Qualcomm Making Inroads with Wireless EV Charging Technology


As the global market for mobile phones has matured, Qualcomm has been seeking new opportunities in the wireless technology business.

The First Ever In-Flight Wearable Technology Hackathon

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Developers interested in participating can register interest at wwinvent.

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Teledyne Buys Machine Vision Developer e2v For $789M


Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies announced early this morning that it has acquired English machine vision and image sensor technology developer e2v technologies plc. teledyne machine vision technology image sensor merger acquisition england internationalThe deal is worth approximately $789M. READ MORE>>.

Mogreet Targets Developers, Debuts Mobile API


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DTS Acquired By Tessera Technologies For $850M


Calabasas-based audio technology developer DTS is being acquired by San Jose-based Tessera Technologies , in a deal worth approximately $850M in cash, the companies announced today. tessera technologies merger acquisition semiconductor surround sound audio video processingREAD MORE>>.

TZ & GR Present REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming

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On October 24th tech enthusiast will come together to discuss the latest in Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming. Sponsors.

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IBM Introduces New Open Source Community for Developers

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“IBM firmly believes that open source is the foundation of innovative application development in the cloud.

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Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers


Was it a Startup Founder Developer Gap ? Did they really need a Startup CTO or Developer or both? Did they have a Weak Development Team ? And do I fit as a Part-Time CTO , Technology Advisor , CTO Founder , Acting CTO ? He needed some kind of CTO and as well Developers. Was it a case of needing Homework?

YouTubers Come Of Age – Google Scores A Solid Return On Its Video Development Fund


Despite the snarky rumors that Google’s content development program was poorly managed at its outset (e.g., He is not alone. Top YouTubers.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model


Incubators, at the core level, take basic core level technology and try to build a company around it. Explain exactly how Zuma Ventures works?

Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early


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. And I use it all the time now when I get the kind of message that I received: I'm looking for a web developer to continue work on my website. The funds have been used up on the existing development.

SweetLabs Dangles $50K To Developers


San Diego-based SweetLabs , the startup formerly known as OpenCandy, said today that it has launched a $50,000 contest which will reward web developers for creating desktop applications for its Pokki desktop app environment. sweetlabs pokki developer software contest award applicationREAD MORE>>.

Using Technology to Realize a Competitive Advantage

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Technology is essential for businesses that want to gain an edge over competitors in today’s world. Cloud Services. BPM Software.

MomentFeed Links Into Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developer Program


Santa Monica-based social analytics software developer MomentFeed announced this week that it has been accepted into the Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) Program, Facebook''s program for linking with companies who develop technologies in the advertising, page management, social integration, and tool areas for the social networking site.

9 Technology Innovations Made In The USA

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These range from technology mainstays like Motorola to companies known for pushing the envelope like Tesla.

AVST Buys Application Developer


AVST explained that the assets acquired in the buy provide a Microsoft.NET development framework for its CallXpress 8 product. READ MORE>>.

CALIENT Technologies Raises $19.4M


CALIENT Technologies is headed by Atiq Raza, and develops modular photonic switching systems. READ MORE>>.

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

Both Sides of the Table

Back in 2006/07 when I sold my company and then worked at there were very few options in SF for technology folk to build their careers at big, growing companies. Technology innovation doesn’t occur in a vacuum. And sci-fi writers are but one example of the way society impacts technology. And Facebook.

With $18M, Reflexion Health Expands Physical Therapy Technology


The change has sparked a lot of interest in Reflexion and its Vera technology as a way to reduce rehab costs, Smith said.

uSamp Courts App Developers With SDK


Encino-based uSamp , which develops online survey and sampling technology, is courting mobile app developers with a new software development kit.

D2 Technologies Buys Webia Technologies


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MicroPower Technologies Names VP


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Procore Technologies Wins Big Construction Client


Carpinteria-based Procore Technlogies , which develops cloud-based, construction management software, said it has signed its largest deal to date, with construction company Mortenson Construction. procore technologies construction cloud software saas mortensonFinancial impact of the win was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Procore Technologies Finds $30M For Construction Project Management Software


Carpinteria-based Procore , the developer of construction project management software led by Craig "Tooey" Courtemanche, said this morning that it has raised $30M in a growth funding round. Procore develops cloud-based software which is used to manage large construction projects, using both the web and mobile phones. READ MORE>>.

Biosynthetic Technologies Gets $100M Loan Guarantee From USDA


Irvine-based Biosynthetic Technologies , a developer of high performance biobased oils targeting the automotive and industrial lubricant market, has received a $100M loan guarantee from the U.S. biosynthetic technologies usda loan guarantee biofuel cleantech renewable chemical plant venture capital agricultureREAD MORE>>.

Product Development

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Thursday, June 14, 2012 -- Software Product Development - How to Triple Your Likelihood of Success. Product development has always been challenging. In this workshop, we will discuss techniques that may triple your likelihood of developing a successful software product. The industry average rate of success is only 29%.

Maxwell Technologies Gets $25M In Credit Facility


San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies , which develops ultracapacitor-based energy storage and other products, said today that it has received a $25M, three year revolving line of credit. Maxwell develops ultracapacitor products, power modules, and a number of other energy and aerospace related products. READ MORE>>.

Ostendo Raising Funds to Advance Virtual Reality Display Technology


Ostendo Technologies, a Carlsbad, CA-based company founded in 2005 to advance curved screens and other innovative display technologies, has raised $41.8 In recent years, however, the company seems to be more focused on advancing its virtual reality display technology. million of a new financing round intended to bring in $62.8

STEC Opens Development Center In India


Santa Ana-based STEC , the developer of solid state disk drives and technology, said this week that it has opened up a new storage innovation center in Pune, India. According to STEC, the new design center will provide software development resources for its products. READ MORE>>.

Alelo, USC Team On Virtual Learning Technology


Los Angeles-based Alelo , which develops game-based, role playing simulations and teaching technology, says that it has partnered with the USC Institute for Creative Technologies , to co-develop disruptive learning technology. READ MORE>>. alelo virtual learning game role playing simulation teaching videogame

BeBop Technology Expands Into Canada, Europe


Los Angeles-based cloud software developer BeBop Technology , which provides software for the media and entertainment industry, said today that it has expanded its operations in both Canada and Europe. BeBop Technology, led by Bruck K. Long, develops cloud-based software for handling post production. READ MORE>>.

Fallbrook Technologies Pulls IPO


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