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Opinion: Nvidia’s Business As Usual Strategy Can Cost Them Dearly

Inverted Software

Nvidia was recently hit with multiple class action lawsuits following this year’s cryptocurrency crash. Nvidia, if you didn’t know is the largest maker of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit). GPUs are designed for graphics and image processing and are extremely good at math calculations, in fact, their highly parallel structure makes them more efficient than general-purpose CPUs for algorithms that process large blocks of data in parallel.

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Use Those 4 Questions to Understand if Your IT Project is a Success

Inverted Software

At Inverted Software we pride ourselves in our unparalleled success rate, and while, according to the Standish Chaos Report 68 percent of technology projects is “improbable” meaning it failed, time and time again we keep delivering successful projects to our happy customers.

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Bonus – Check for Duplicate Files with This Free Utility from Inverted Software

Inverted Software

If you ever wanted to free up space and wandered if you have any duplicate backed up files on your computer, or a network drive you can safely erase, here is a free utility to help you check just that and just because it’s a Wednesday, we at Inverted Software are giving it away along with a complete source code. Just unzip the installer folder and double click the setup file. Installer. Need to change the source code? Here is a complete Visual Studio solution. FindDuplicates. Enjoy!

The 6 Characteristics Of Great Leaders According to Inverted Software’s CEO

Inverted Software

Listen to Inverted Software’s CEO Mr. Gal Ratner as he talks about what makes a great leader with Lori Jones on the I&I podcast. This is highly recommended listening.

Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

3 Mistakes Software Developers Make That Can Cost You Your Business

Inverted Software

At Inverted Software we often help our clients manage offshore and onshore development teams. Our proprietary processes and unique experience helps us evaluate and correct software development practices that have proven inefficient and instill practices that insure productivity and success. Below we have compiled the 3 most common issues developers tend to generate when left unsupervised and ways to mitigate their impact: Checking code at the end of the day.

You’re Doing It Wrong: Stop Making a Mess Out of Your App’s Time Zones With UTC

Inverted Software

At Inverted Software we craft dozens of apps and APIs per year for our customers. One of the many challenges every client / server system face is the synchronization of time. Apps might be using multiple micro services and databases in different clouds and mobile apps might be running on different devices anywhere in the world. How can all those systems coordinate times and subsequently show the correct time to the user regardless of the time zone they currently reside in?

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5 Essential key points That Will Help You Plan for Q1

Inverted Software

With this year almost at an end and the next one at our doorstep it’s time to plan for Q1. Q1 is traditionally the strongest quarter of business and hitting the ground running could set the tone for the rest of the year. At Inverted Software we advise our customers to start planning as early as Q4 in order to maximize results and prepare for the upcoming year. Here are 5 essential key points to guide you when planning for Q1: Learn and overcome last year’s mistakes.

5 Companies Millennials Avoid – And What It Means For Your Brand

Inverted Software

With Millennials overtaking Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation at 75.4 million vs. 74.9 million, and continue to grow, there is no denying the economic power behind the most misunderstood segment of our population. Companies are waking up to a new reality. A reality where most of the business is done online, shopping means Amazon and dinner plans mean Uber Eats.

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5 Marketing Software Tools Every Business Should Have

Inverted Software

In today’s connected world, businesses are focusing on acquiring and retaining customers using a wide array of tools. At Inverted Software we have gathers the top 5 marketing software tools we think every business should utilize in order to effectively reach customers while keeping time effort in check. Here is our list: Hootsuite. Hootsuite helps you publish and track content by connecting to all of your social media accounts.

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A security flaw in Grindr let anyone easily hijack user accounts

TechCrunch LA

Grindr, one of the world’s largest dating and social networking apps for gay, bi, trans, and queer people, has fixed a security vulnerability that allowed anyone to hijack and take control of any user’s account using only their email address.

Google Maps gets improved Live View AR directions

TechCrunch LA

Google today announced a few updates to Live View, the augmented reality walking directions in its Google Maps app that officially launched last year.

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GrubMarket raises $60M as food delivery stays center stage

TechCrunch LA

Companies that have leveraged technology to make the procurement and delivery of food more accessible to more people have been seeing a big surge of business this year, as millions of consumers are encouraged (or outright mandated, due to Covid-19) to socially distance or want to avoid the crowds of physical shopping and eating excursions.

Framework Benchmarks Round 19

TechEmpower

Round 19 of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project is now available! This project measures the high-water mark performance of server side web application frameworks and platforms using predominantly community-contributed test implementations. Since its inception as an open source project in 2013, community contributions have been numerous and continuous. Today, at the launch of Round 19, the project has processed more than 4,600 pull requests !

Selling your business? Find the emotional buyer

Berkonomics

This is one of my favorite insights, since I lived this one in a positive exit from my computer business. Types of business buyers expanded. Most people will tell you that there are two kinds of eventual buyers for your business: financial and strategic. A financial buyer will analyze your numbers, past and forecast, to the n’th degree, and calculate the price based upon the result, after carefully comparing your numbers with those of others in the same and similar industries.

Human Capital: Moving away from ‘master/slave’ terminology

TechCrunch LA

TGIF, am I right? Welcome back to Human Capital, where we explore some of the latest news in labor, diversity and inclusion in tech. This week, we’re looking at the use of “master/slave” terminology in computer programming and the current state of gig workers in California.

Pitching access management on the fly, Los Angeles-based Britive raises $5.4 million

TechCrunch LA

It seems Los Angeles is becoming an enterprise software hotspot. LA saw its first big enterprise exit in recent memory with the recent acquisition of Signal Sciences for $775 million, and less than a month later a hometown startup, Britive has raised $5.4

Founded by former SpaceX engineers, First Resonance pitches tools to make things the SpaceX way

TechCrunch LA

After operating in stealth mode for about two years, First Resonance , a company founded by former SpaceX engineers, is finally showing the world their software toolkit designed to let manufacturers make things using the processes employed by their former boss.

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Why not share your liquidity success with those who got you there?

Berkonomics

So, you are close to selling your company, and counting the profits a bit early. Well, that’s human nature. Here’s a thought for you to recall later when and if the event happens. Remember those who got you there. And for tax reasons, remember them before the closing of the deal, so that you can do so by sharing a bit of your proceeds without paying personal income tax upon those amounts. Formal option plans for some.

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Should you include your sweat equity in a business plan?

Berkonomics

Investors love it when entrepreneurs draw little or no money from their startups. It extends the cash available for research and other necessary fixed costs and gives the fragile, young company more “runway” to get to breakeven. What are you worth to the business?

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Darkstore launches FastAF app for same-day product delivery

TechCrunch LA

Darkstore, the tech-driven fulfillment solution to enable e-commerce companies to offer same-day delivery, has just released a consumer-facing app called FastAF. Right now, the app is only available in Los Angeles.

The Shed is a startup out of Virginia trying to revive the rental-for-everything business

TechCrunch LA

Reducing consumption by expanding the notion of the rental economy and giving people access to tools and equipment has been something of a startup holy grail for some time.

Uber CEO says service faces temporary shutdown in California over worker reclassification ruling

TechCrunch LA

Uber could be forced to shut down its ride-hailing app in California for several months if a court doesn’t overturn a recent ruling that classifies its drivers as full-time employees, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in an interview with MSNBC.

Water Tech Companies Are Springing Up in LA

L.A. Business Journal

In many areas of the world, there may be no more precious commodity than water — and that’s especially true in Los Angeles

Odell Beckham Jr. turned to Mojichat’s advertising features during his inaugural live-stream

TechCrunch LA

Mojiit, the Los Angeles-based company behind the popular avatar generation service Mojichat, has landed one of its highest-profile users with the launch of Odell Beckham Jr.’s ’s live stream over the weekend. As Odell Beckham Jr.

What is your biggest error in company planning?

Berkonomics

The biggest error in planning may not be spreadsheet calculation error. Or cost estimation. It is most often missed assumptions about the market, the competition, the speed of adoption, or other critical metrics you’ve researched, or selected, or even just guessed at to create your plan.

Sneaker culture staple GOAT hits $1.75 billion valuation on new $100 million round

TechCrunch LA

In this case, money, it really is the shoes. GOAT , the proprietor of online and physical retail locations for reselling the collectible kicks and kits that are the currency of street cred and cultural cool among the youths, is now worth a whopping $1.75

Share Ventures, an LA-based studio for company creation, is MoviePass co-founder Hamet Watt’s next act

TechCrunch LA

Nearly eight years ago, Hamet Watt and Stacy Spikes launched MoviePass , the subscription-based movie ticketing service that captured the minds and dollars of investors and brought thousands of cinephiles a too-good-to-be-true deal for all-you-can watch movie passes.

As it adds Jeremy Milken to the partnership, Watertower Ventures nears $50 million close for its new fund

TechCrunch LA

Derek Norton and Jeremy Milken have known each other for twenty years. Over their longtime personal and professional relationship, the two Los Angeles-based serial entrepreneurs have invested in each other’s companies and investment firms, but never worked together until now.

What’s the most important thing in a young business?

Berkonomics

Cash is everything to a new business. . How many times do we have to say this? The days of being able to trust that there will be an investor or lender on the other end of a call or email whenever needed ended with the 2000 and 2008 bursts of those respective bubbles.

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Local Tech Companies Work to Get Out the Vote

L.A. Business Journal

Social platforms and media content creators in Los Angeles are leveraging their influence to encourage voting by Gen Z and millennial audiences as registration deadlines approach

Humana partners with Heal and invests $100 million in the company’s doctor-on-demand service

TechCrunch LA

“The doctor’s office is dead.” ” That’s the way Nick Desai, the co-founder and chief executive of the Los Angeles-based startup Heal describes the future of traditional healthcare delivery.

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Leonardo DiCaprio takes a stake in Struck Capital to fund the future of LA’s tech ecosystem

TechCrunch LA

Leonardo DiCaprio is making a significant commitment to the Los Angeles-based investment firm, Struck Capital , as part of the actor’s commitment to building LA into a tech development powerhouse. It’s part of what Struck Capital founder Adam Struck called a vision of making Los Angeles “a leading hub for innovation to save the world.”

So, do you have that entrepreneurial DNA?

Berkonomics

My immediate family members were entrepreneurs from as far back as I can trace. Dad was a jeweler, then a furniture store owner. Mom wrote books and articles from her college days until she could no longer see the keyboard. One grandfather owned and maintained his apartment houses.

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LA gets a big SaaS exit as Fastly nabs the Culver City-based Signal Sciences for $775M

TechCrunch LA

Los Angeles was always more than a one-industry town, even when it comes to technology startups, as media and entertainment (and social networking) were always the big draws in Tinseltown.

10 Principles For Surviving Hard Times In Any Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

“The devil in the details” is a quote that we have all heard, and clearly applies to startups, where success in the long run is all about execution.

How The Reality That Entrepreneurs Face Is Not Fair

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of the time, I’m all about providing encouragement and inspiration to entrepreneurs. They need it and they deserve it, because entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of our economy.

Beyond Meat is introducing pre-packaged meatballs at stores across America

TechCrunch LA

Indulging in American food companies’ favorite pastime of marketing innovations that no one needs but potentially everyone wants, Beyond Meat is launching Beyond Meatballs in grocery stores nationwide this week.

LA’s Thriving Edtech Startups Improve Remote Learning for Schools, Businesses

L.A. Business Journal

While the global pandemic has disrupted almost every industry, some businesses are experiencing accelerated growth during the crisis

How Valence Aims to Provide Better Access and Funding for Black Founders & Executives

Both Sides of the Table

“I gotta say it was a good day.” I’m so fricking pumped today. Really, truly. Yeah, Valence announced > $5 million in funding led by GGV and Upfront. That IS a big deal, but I’ll get to that. But Kamala Harris was picked to be the Vice Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party.

Entrepreneurs do not easily retire.

Berkonomics

So, you’ve successfully sold your business and have received enough money from the sale to become financially independent, no longer having to work for a living. That is a comfortable place to be, and it is one experienced by more and more people, especially in technology-based businesses.

Earn the best backlinks with high-quality content and digital PR

TechCrunch LA

Amanda Milligan. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Amanda Milligan is the marketing director at Fractl , a prominent growth marketing agency that’s helped Fortune 500 companies and boutique businesses alike earn quality media coverage, backlinks, awareness and authority. More posts by this contributor.

A million things can kill the deal.

Berkonomics

So, you’ve found the buyer, received a letter of interest, signed it, and exclusively tied your company up for a period to complete the deal. Everyone on the board is anxious to close this. You’ve committed time to do whatever is needed.

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