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Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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million in team costs to code, launch, manage, market & sell our software. Open-Source Software & Horizontal Computing. Rewind.

LeisureLink Ties With Software Firm

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Gehry Technologies Lands $10M For Architecture Software

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Los Angeles-based Gehry Technologies , a developer of architectural design software co-founded by architect Frank Gehry, announced Tuesday that it has raised $10M in a Series B financing round. The company's software and services are aimed at owners, developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, fabricators and others.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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If so, are specific software development processes necessary? I tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. Partners?

Hulu Updates Roku Software

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Los Angeles-based Hulu said last night that it has updated its Hulu Plus on the Roku software. The new version of Hulu PLus on Roku is 1.9.

Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

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The first thing I do is suggest they explore if they really need to hire a full-time CTO for their startup and if so, what kind of CTO they need.

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RightScale Launches Hybrid, Private Cloud Management Software

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The firm has linked with fellow Santa Barbara cloud computing firm Eucaalyptus, as well as private cloud provider Cloud.com to offer up the software. rightscale hybrid private cloud management software saas zynga eucalyptusREAD MORE>>.

Esri Buys 3D Software Firm

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Procedural develops CityEngine, software used to create 3D, urban environments from 2D data. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed.

Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?

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The first company represents a normal software company that sells its products directly (either via sales staff or directly off of the internet).

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MindBody Software Raises $9.0M More

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MindBody's software-as-a-service handles business management, merchant account processing, mobile, and other aspects for its clients.

Qualcomm Releases Augmented Reality Software For Android

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has released a platform for developing augmented reality (AR) software for Android, the firm announced this morning. The firm said the software, available via its beta program, allows users to build, market, and distribute applications based on its Qualcomm AR platform. or greater smartphones. READ MORE>>.

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

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As a software developer I wrote code on what was called a “dumb terminal” because it literally had no processing capability.

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

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Unfortunately, we are web, mobile, software, database guys. I talk to roughly 2 or 3 new startups every week who need advice from an experienced CTO. Many of the founders of these companies are surprised to learn that I'm willing to review what they are doing (maybe an hour) and get on the phone for an hour with them and provide free advice.

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Predixion Software Updates Product

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San Juan Capistrano-based Predixion Software , which is venture backed by DFJ Frontier, Miramar Venture Partners and Palomar Ventures, said today that it has upgraded its flagship predictive analytics software. Predixion just announced a $6M round of funding last week for its software. Predixion is headed by Simon Arkell.

Predixion Software Gets $6M More

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Aliso Viejo-based Predixion Software , the developer of predictive analytics software which is headed by Simon Arkell, announced today that it has raised $6M in a Series B funding round. predixion software venture capital analyticsPredixion last raised a round of funding last October, almost exactly a year ago. READ MORE>>.

Quest Software Bolsters Security Products

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software said this morning that it has released a new version of its PacketTrap MSP remote monitoring and management platform for SMBs. Quest Software targets its PacketTrap remote monitoring and management product at managed service providers. quest software securityREAD MORE>>.

X1 Discovery Ships Social Media Discovery Software

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The company said its software is designed to collect "tens of thousands" of social media items per hour, and uses the X1 engine to allow users to search and find information. Patzakis and fellow execs include quite a number of former Guidance Software employees. READ MORE>>.

Lead, Follow or Get the Fuck Out of the Way

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When Marc Benioff declared “the end of software” industry insiders scoffed. It happens. He was the founder, after all. The executer.

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32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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If so, are specific software development processes necessary? I tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions. Partners?

SOA Software Names VP

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software executive technologySOA said that Scobie will join its senior technology development group. READ MORE>>.

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Sonos Upgrades Software

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sonos music system controller android tablet software slacker content hardware wirelessSanta Barbara-based Sonos , the maker of the user-friendly, multi-room wireless music systems, has upgraded its product, saying it now supports Android tablets, Slacker Radio, new features on Spotify, in addition to a number of other improvements.

When Hiring Entrepreneurs, Ignore Their Resumes

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Note: This is the third installment in the Startup Team Building series. Read Part I HERE and Part II HERE. free weekly Infochachkie articles! Job One.

RPost Updates Microsoft Outlook Software

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Los Angeles-based RPost , the developer of a service to electronically encrypt, capture, and electronically sign documents, said this morning that it has upgraded its software for Microsoft Outlook. The software is used to send encrypted emails, as well as capture proof of email delivery and content for legal reasons. READ MORE>>.

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GameSalad Updates iPhone Game Creation Software

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Shopatron Updates Ecommerce Software

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San Luis Obispo-based Shopatron , which develops e-commerce software for retailers, said today that it has made a major upgrade to its software. shopatron ecommerce software saasThe firm said that Shopatron 3.0 provides an upgraded customer experience, targeted at increasing sales for its customers. READ MORE>>.

Quest Software Enhances Storage Software

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Aliso Viejo-based Quest Software announced this morning that it has enhanced its Quest ChangeAuditor, its auditing software for network attached storage (NAS). Quest said that it has added new support for EMC Celerra and NetApp filers to the software. quest software storage auditing change auditREAD MORE>>.

Perminova Raises $7M For Surgical Software

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La Jolla-based Perminova announced Tuesday that it has raised $7M in a funding round, which it will use to develop its web-based cardiovascular procedure software. perminova venture capital cardiovascular lifescience health software procedure evonexuSource o the funding was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

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The first thing I do is suggest they explore if they really need to hire a full-time CTO for their startup and if so, what kind of CTO they need.

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Roambi Ties with Business Intelligence Software

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San Diego-based MellMo , the developer of the Roambi mobile business reporting application, has tied with an Italian developer of business intelligence software, the company said today. Tageik provides business intelligence, performance management, risk and compliance, and governance software for enterprises. READ MORE>>.

Viddy Gets $1.6M For Mobile Video Sharing Software

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viddy venture capital video sharing social twitter software mobile iphoneThe firm was founded by JJ Aguhob and Brett O'Brien. READ MORE>>.

Startups Should Avoid Dropping Trou

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Several years ago, I was pitching a software license to a middle-level executive at HP, within their Printer Group. Corporate Beyotch.

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The Grateful Dead

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Old School Software Distribution Is Doomed. However, the game’s impact on the software industry is indisputable. That’s logic.”.

10 Marketing Lessons for Early-Stage Tech Startups

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I made every textbook mistake at my first startup, which is why I believe I was much more effective at my second one. Be careful about this advice.

Changes in Software & Venture Capital – Part 2 of 3

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Open cloud led by Amazon with their AWS services drove total operating costs down by 90%. This led to an explosion in startups. Funny, that. Enter VC.

Rubicon Project Links With Ad Agency Software Firm

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project and advertising agency software firm Donovan Data Systems (DDS) said this morning that the two are in a new partnership. According to the firm, they have partnered to automate display advertising transactions, via the software of DDS. Rubicon Project is headed by Frank Addante. READ MORE>>.

Choosing a Programming Language and Framework for Your Startup

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Some common themes from the discussion: Know Where You Are Going Before you can possibly make a choice around language and framework you need to ask all the important questions that are talked about in Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything and Startup CTO or Developer. This may push you in that direction.

Qualcomm Innovation Center Launches Open Source Software

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San Diego-based Qualcomm Innovation Center (QuIC), the mobile open source software development arm of Qualcomm, said today that it has launched a new open source project aimed at peer-to-peer device connectivity. qualcomm open source software peer communications mobile wifi bluetoothREAD MORE>>.

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

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Especially if the idea could be whipped-up by a few 24-year olds in a few weeks? Lots of thoughts here. But let's leave that aside for a minute.

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NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

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Especially if the idea could be whipped-up by a few 24-year olds in a few weeks? Lots of thoughts here. But let's leave that aside for a minute.

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Eleven Startup Tips From Mark Cuban

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In 1983 he founded MicroSolutions, a personal computer software reseller and system integrator, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. in 1999 in a $5.7

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