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Web Second, Mobile First

Both Sides of the Table

The titles were: Mobile First, Web Second. Mobile First, Web Second (continued). People forgot that Fred also wrote “Web Second.”

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Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application

TechEmpower

” In our performance consulting work, we often hear variations of the following: “Our web application was running fine with a few hundred users.

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4 Essential Webpage Elements for Getting Site Visitors to Convert

Tech Zulu Event

Much effort and study has been expended to determine how a web site can better convert its visitors to paying customers. Site Speed  .

Los Angeles Web Developer

SoCal CTO

Just the kind of person I like to meet. :) But I was a bit surprised when he emphasized how hard it had been for them to find a web developer in Los Angeles. My flippant comment was, “If you do a Google search for Los Angeles web developer, you’ll find a LOT of people and firms.” He has a great concept with some complexity to it.

Tealium Takes On Web Tags

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San Diego-based Tealium , a firm started by Websidestory/Visual Sciences/Omniture vets, said today that it has launched a product to help web marketers manage their digital marketing products. Those tags are used for web analytics, affiliate marketing, retargeting, and more. READ MORE>>.

Google Lets Users Block Sites

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Search engine giant Google , in what might be a preview of a way for users to help filter out low quality web results, said Thursday that it has begun allowing user to block results from sites they do not want to see. Those recent changes have been aimed at sites like Santa Monica-based Mahalo.com.

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

From the Venture Trenches

It will cost them too much and will create more work for them once the site has been deployed. They are as follows: 1. Avidya – Ignorance.

Hacking Hacker News – How Wily Startups Leverage Social News Sites

InfoChachkie

No matter how you end up on the front page of a major news site, getting there is just the first step. Audience. Timing. Engagement.

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

From the Venture Trenches

It will cost them too much and will create more work for them once the site has been deployed. The pride and effort they have placed in building up their business should be reflected through their web presence. With over three billion local search queries in any given month on Google alone, no business can afford not to be on the web.

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. make sure your site is optimized for search engine traffic: 1.)

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AnyMeeting Updates Web Conferencing Service

socalTECH

Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the provider of free web conferencing and webinar services, has updated its site, in a major update for the service. The update--which went live Friday--includes a redesigned interface, faster screen sharing, and better overall web conferencing management features. READ MORE>>.

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.

Group: California Internet Tax Bill Will Harm California Web Businesses

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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.

Crowdfunder Gets $400K For Crowdfunding Site

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Los Angeles-based Crowdfunder , an online crowd funding site headed by Chance Barnett, has raised $400,000 in seed funding, according to reports today. According to TechCrunch, the firm is currently limiting users to accredited investors, until the JOBS act takes place. READ MORE>>.

Qualaroo Launches New Product, Helps Convert Web Visitors

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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''s CEO, Sean Ellis, has been involved in such startups as Eventbrite, Dropbox, Xobni, LogMeIn, among other companies. READ MORE>>.

Connect6 Aims To Bridge The Web, Real Life Contacts

socalTECH

A new, Los Angeles-based Connect6 launched this week, with a new, Chrome browser extension which looks to bridge the web--and such sites as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and other services--with LinkedIn-like information on potential contacts. Connect6 is headed by Vik Kashyap. READ MORE>>.

User Interface Beyond the Web Site

SoCal CTO

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. What applications and web sites have you been using? How does that happen?

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

Tech Zulu Event

Netflix, Hulu, and even YouTube and other content streaming sites have all but obliterated the independent DVD rental business of yesterday.

StockTwits Ties With Investor Relations Web Developer

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San Diego-based StockTwits , the online, finance-focused messaging service, said today that it has partnered with Q4 Web Systems , a developer of corporate websites and social media products for public companies. Q4's software powers Investors Relations sites for a wide variety of public companies. The firm is headed by Howard Lindzon.

Two San Diego Sites Rank Tops In Rising Social Networking Interest

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Image courtesy Bigstock. READ MORE>>. social networking analysis pinterest experian skillwho stocktwits ranking

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Sweety High Launches Site for Tween Girls

socalTECH

Sweety High , a new startup based in Manhattan Beach, is hoping to reach tween girls with its new social gaming and entertainment site, saying this week that it has launched out of private beta. The site says it is hoping to create a social game platform to allow girls between 8 and 16 to "express themselves fearlessly". READ MORE>>.

Internet Brands Buys Two Women's Sites From eHarmony

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands said Monday that it has acquired two web sites aimed at women, Weddingbee.com , and JustMommies.com from Pasadena-based eHarmony. Internet Brands and eHarmony said that eHarmony had been operating the two sites for "several years" before the sale. READ MORE>>.

Selecting a Web Development Company

SoCal CTO

I''ve written before about finding Web Development Firms in Los Angeles. How good is the company''s own site? Graphic design? Run away.

AudioMicro Scores Funding From Stock Photo Site Fotolia

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based AudioMicro , the provider of royalty free music and sound effects run by Ryan Born, has scored a round of financing from micro stock photo site Fotolia. AudioMicro operates an online web site which allows users to license royalty free music and sound effects for their video products, YouTube videos, and other uses.

Pxldust.com Launches Art, Photography Competition Site

socalTECH

Hollywood-based Pxldust.com , a new web site focused on allowing artists and photographers to showcase their work, said this week that it is looking to let artists to compete for prizes and show off their artwork to others through its site. The quarterly competition is being sponsored right now by Wacom. READ MORE>>.

Framework Benchmarks Round 13

TechEmpower

Round 13 of the ongoing Web Framework Benchmarks project is here! What a great time to be building web apps! Yes, that Qt. Good fortunes.

Covario Targets Mobile Web Sites

socalTECH

San Diego-based Covario , a developer of search engine marketing and search engine optimization software, said today that it has launched a new product focused on creating mobile web sites. According to the firm, its new product--Mobile COntent Optimizer--helps advertisers create mobile-friendly web sites. READ MORE>>.

Payoff.com Launches Personal Finance Site, Backed By $3.5M

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Payoff.com , a new startup led by Scott Saunders, said Tuesday that it has officially launched its free, social finance site. Payoff.com's web site centers around sharing dreams and saving goals with others, and earning special badges for reaching steps along the way to those goals. READ MORE>>.

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!

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

Tech Zulu Event

Crowd Seats is the only Group Buying/Daily Deals site for sports fans. Mobile Web America, Inc. has created a simple to use, online application for your business to create a mobile site and secure its mobile presence. The time has finally arrived! It’s a gallery of great entrepreneurship. SuperDemo:  Bill Gross. Join Us.

SheKnows Powers Site For Patti Stanger

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Los Angeles-based SheKnows , the online women's publishing community and site which is part of Evolve Media Corp.'s AtomicOnline unit, reports today that it is powering a new web site for Patti Stanger, best known for hosting Bravo's The Millionaire Matchmaker. Business details of the deal were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Putting the Pedal to the Metal at Amplify

From the Venture Trenches

Building a standout destination site for video gamers takes moxie in the highly competitive and lucrative on-line game industry.

NationBuilder Raises $6.3M

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based NationBuilder , a startup developing an online system to help political candidates and other organizations to create web sites, organize volunteers, coordinate campaigns, and more, said Thursday that it has raised $6.3M in a funding round. READ MORE>>.

IT Department and Web Teams | Who Does What Now?

Tech Zulu Event

IT Departments and Web Teams are not synonymous. Web Teams are necessary to running websites and applications. Roles. Responsibilities.

Creating a Responsive Web Design for Business Development

Tech Zulu Event

One of the best ways for increase in business development is to create a more responsive web design. Using a Responsive Sizing Design.

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

Steve Reich

TripTrotting   recruited thousands of local travel guides for their site.  inLife   signed up dozens of merchants in Santa Barbara for their activity site.  ProNoise (People’s Republic of Noise) built their indie music site (launching soon)  with 3 developers, and will launch a less than two months after joining StartEngine. 

Internet Brands Buys Three Web Sites

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based Internet Brands is continuing to buy up small, vertically focused web sites to add to its various consumer focused content networks, saying Wednesday that it has acquired three websites. Tags: domain site acquisition merger brands internet Financial terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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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.

eHarmony Launches Site For Spanish Speaking Singles

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based online matchmaking site eHarmony said Thursday that it is expanding its market, and has launched a brand new site, specifically aimed at Spanish speaking singles. eHarmony said the new Spanish site will be launched into several other countries, including Mexico and Spain, over the course of 2016. READ MORE>>.

Tech Transforms the Election Experience, From VR to Voter Registration

Xconomy

My friend Eileen and I are planning to “phone-watch” the first presidential debate together on Monday. See how it works here.).

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