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Alorica Pays $275M For BPO Business, Tops 48,000 Employees

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Alorica said it has also hired 1,500 nearshore employees in Jamaica and Mexico, 5,400 offshore employees in the Philippines, and 18,400 domestic employees to the company--bringing the company''s total employee base to over 48,000. alorica business process outsourcing west corporation merger acquisition customer service nearshoring offshorin

MindSpark Taps Autistic Individuals For Software Testing Workforce

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The company says it is superior to alternative, offshore software QA providers, both due to time zone and cultural advantages, as well as because its services helps companies meet corporate social responsibility (CSR) and community relations goals. READ MORE>>. mindspark autism autistic software testing consultancy

Mojix Selected By BP

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mojix offshore drilling rfid wireless tracking asset BP is using the Mojix STAR 3000 System. READ MORE>>.

The Power of “In Person” – Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective

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What about offshoring? First, many people confuse outsourcing and offshoring. Been there. And it doesn’t stop there.

Product Development

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Given the mind boggling speed of change in web and mobile technologies, on shoring, offshoring, intellectual property protection and slew of other challenges, the road to success is full of obstacles. Thursday, June 14, 2012 -- Software Product Development - How to Triple Your Likelihood of Success. See [link] (more

Teledyne Signs Oil and Gas Deal

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hHousand Oaks-based electronics and instrumentation firm Teledyne Technologies announced this morning that its Teledyne Oil & Gas group has scored a three year agreement with FMC Technologies, to provide interconnect and sensing products and services for FMC's offshore oil and gas business. Size of the deal was not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Satish Varma, Clorder

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We were a little early in that market, doing outsourcing, offshore, and managed crowdsourcing. What is Clorder? How do restaurants pay for this?

CalWave Ocean Wave Energy Project in California

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William Toman, President of Protean Wave Energy, will discuss the new national CalWave Wave Energy testing center offshore near Vandenberg Air Force Base. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 -- CalWave Ocean Wave Energy Project in California. He will address how Wave Energy impacts the environment and alternative energy plans.

Why I Don’t Celebrate Income Inequality

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So politicians work with wealthy people to create laws that make it easy to shield wealth and income from taxes by moving money offshore. What drives economic inequality in the US? found the conversation a bit disconcerting. So in stead of celebrating income inequality perhaps we would be a bit more compassionate about it. dunno. It pains me.

Interview with Adi Jaffe, All About Addiction

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What effort and what kind of person does it take to make the leap from academia to the commercial world? First, what is All About Addiction about?

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Teledyne Buys Bolt Technology

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired Bolt Technology Corporation , a supplier of equipment for the offshore energy exploration market. According to Teledyne, it will pay approximately $171M for Bolt, or $22.00 per share cash for the publicly held company. READ MORE>>.

The Corrosive Downside of Acquihires

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Usually the location of the engineers matters great so having offshore engineering makes acquihires unlikely. And who cares, right? Or Die.

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TCVN Workshop LA

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Join us for a workshop on managing offshoring successfully, your guide to reducing software development costs and increasing quality. Our software development and offshoring guru Jack Bicer will also provide guidance for your specific circumstances. Thursday, April 9, 2009 -- TCVN Workshop LA. Please bring your questions.

TCVN Workshop Orange County

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Join us for a workshop on managing offshoring successfully, your guide to reducing software development costs and increasing quality. Our software development and offshoring guru Jack Bicer will also provide guidance for your specific circumstances. Thursday, April 2, 2009 -- TCVN Workshop Orange County. Please bring your questions.

Teledyne Completes Bolt Technology Acquisition

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Bolt is a supplier of marine seismic energy sources and replacement parts for offshore energy exploration, and also makes underwater cables and connectors, along with developing underwater remotely operated vehicles (Mini ROVs). The deal was worth approximately $171M, or $22.00 per share in cash. READ MORE>>.

Murano Software Takes On Google Android

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According to the firm, it has created G1MobileSoft, an offshore development company devoted solely to creating mobhile applications. Murano Software maintains four offshore development centers in Russia. The firm said it will create both iPhone and Android applications for its clients.

Interview with Clark Benson, Ranker

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We had some great offshore coders as part of the engineering team. What's the story behind Ranker? It actually closed on New Year's Day, 2007.

Former Qualcomm Exec Faces Charges In Insider Trading Case

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former executive at San Diego''s Qualcomm , with trading stock in the company ahead of major announcements, via a secret offshore brokerage account. The SEC also charged his financial advisor, Gary Yin. The U.S. READ MORE>>. qualcomm insider trading legal lawsuit financial stock

LAVA Healthcare Meeting

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LAVA Healthcare was formed to have "an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the healthcare-industry's mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions  including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs." Friday, July 22, 2011 -- LAVA Healthcare Meeting. See [link] (mor

Outsourcing: Build vs Buy

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With offshoring, custom solutions became much more cost effective, but at the expense of increased management or sometimes increased project failure risk. There is no impetus to get everything done in-house and not everything is sent offshore for cost savings either. Wednesday, April 21, 2010 -- Build vs Buy. TechbizConnection.

LAVA Healthcare

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LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs. Friday, January 18, 2013 -- LAVA Healthcare January 2013 meeting. About LAVA Healthcare. See [link] (more

Avoid Monoculture. Travel. Read Widely. Let Experience be Your Compass.

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That india isn’t just a headline about call centers, computing programming and offshoring. It was an “enterprise 2.0” As was Shel Israel.

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LAVA Healthcare

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LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the healthcare-industry's mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions  including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs. Friday, January 27, 2012 -- LAVA Healthcare. See [link] (more

LAVA Healthcare

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LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions  including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs. Friday, June 24, 2011 -- LAVA Healthcare. No one disputes that the U.S. orgId=lavandformId=102018.

American Immigration: The Invisible Wall to Innovation

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Yes, it is a floating crusade to be located 12 miles offshore of San Francisco free from immigration regulation. Take the U.S. entities.

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LAVA Healthcare

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LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the healthcare-industry's mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions  including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs. Friday, April 27, 2012 -- LAVA Healthcare. See [link] (more

Direct Drive Systems Acquired for $120M

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According to FMC, it will pay $120M for Direct Drive Systems, which makes components used for pumping natural gas pipelines, offshore platforms, and for the subsea processing market. Direct Drive is a spinout of Calnetix.

Wireless Info Tech Acquired By Chinese Firm

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VanceInfo is an IT services provider providing offshore software development in China. San Diego-based Wireless Info Tech Ltd., a provider of mobile testing and application development services for the wireless industry, has been acquired by a Chinese firm.

Palomar Ventures Teams With Soros On Wireless Investment

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According to ExteNet, Palomar, an existing investor in the firm, was part of a new round of equity financing led by SSP Offshore LLC, an affiliate of Soros Fund Management and SBA Communications Corporation, which also included Centennial Ventures, Columbia Capital, Sevin Rosen Funds, and CenterPoint Ventures.

EntComm Sells Division

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TAKE is also buying EntComm's offshore operations, which will merge with Take Solutions' center in Chennai. Gardena-based EntComm , a developer of software-as-a-service products, has sold its product division to a Indian software firm, TAKE Solutions. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Teledyne Buys Instrumentation Firm

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Teledyne said that Baton Rouge-based Odom has designs and manufactures equipment for port survey, dredging, offshore energy and other applications. Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said today that it has acquired Odom Hydrographic Systems, a Louisiana-based firm developing hydrographic survey instrumentation. READ MORE>>.

Los Angeles Firm Sells Sex.com For $13M

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Citing documents filed in a California court, the report said that the domain was sold to Clover Holdings Ltd.--a stealthy, offshore firm--one of twelve bidders on the domain. A Los Angeles company, Escom LLC , has sold domain name Sex.com for $13M, according to a report today from The Register.

Finding Developers is Tough Again

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I’m seeing and hearing that it’s becoming tough finding good developers again, at least here in Los Angeles. On Friday, at the LA CTO Forum , I heard from a couple of CTOs having trouble finding good developers. My company, TechEmpower , recently added a few top notch developers, but it wasn’t easy to find just the right people. Perfect timing.

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Five Keys to Our Long Term Survival

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Interestingly, we’ve won a number of deals by being the not-offshore alternative. Guest Post by William Fisher. support them in moving on.

Interview Eric Sikola, ExpenseBay

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technology to make submitting expense reports extremely easy. finance software such as Wesabe and Mint, and applied it to the corporate expense area.

Mafia Sourcing – How Insider’s Game User Generated News

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The Web. Open, democratic, leveling, freeing information from closed networks. The wisdom of the crowds. Or so it seems. Awe.sm is right! Bagel. Zippo.

How to Design an Effective Bonus Plan

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The next quarter, all of her bonus might be based on opening an offshore development center by a certain date. There was a time when pre-IPO companies didn't have bonus plans. Generally, such businesses are still unprofitable and no one is interested in increasing the burn rate through bonus payouts. No more. discuss these below.