Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Presenting Companies at CalTech

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This Spotlight takes place Thursday, July 14, at The California Institute of Technology (CalTech). Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. daqri is an augmented reality and mobile web content publishing platform that utilizes QR codes to deliver content.

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

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This Spotlight takes place Thursday, February 2, at Caltech. We utilize the content of your existing website and create a mobile version on-the-fly. Logos, themes, branding, content, videos, maps and more are automatically transposed to the mobile version with no programming knowledge required. We write and create our own content for the game. Where: Baxter Hall | CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. The time has finally arrived!

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FastSoft Names New Marketing VP

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Pasadena-based FastSoft , the developer of content acceleration software and appliances, said today that it has named Jerry Hall as Vice President of Marketing at the firm. FastSoft is based on technology originally developed for the Internet2 at Caltech. fastsoft marketing executive content delivery hardware caltech

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Submissions Now Open For Spotlight: LA Tech Winter

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TechZulu and The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are pleased to announce Spotlight: LA Tech Winter. The Caltech Entrepreneurship Club is the hub for innovators in the Caltech community who want to learn how to make their idea a reality. The Caltech/MIT Enterprise forum is a joint venture ofCaltech’s Industrial Relations Center, Caltech’s Office of Technology Transfer, the Caltech Alumni Association and the MIT Alumni Association.

Catalyzing Innovation In Pasadena, with Innovate Pasadena

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One of those high profile neighborhoods here is Pasadena, home of Idealab, Caltech, OpenX, and many other high tech companies and institutions. We have experts at Caltech, JPL, and other engineering and intellectual property inventors here.

FastSoft Targets Dynamic Web Pages, Video

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Pasadena-based FastSoft , the Caltech spinout which develops Internet acceleration devices, said today that it has bolstered its algorithms used its product to support dynamic web pages and video. The firm said it is targeting Internet retailers, social networking sites, and content delivery network (CDN) providers with the product. FastSoft is venture backed by Miramar Venture Partners, Caltech, and angel investors.

Spotlight: LA Tech Judges and SuperDemo Bill Gross of Idealab!

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Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. Take the next left on Holliston Avenue, into Caltech campus. The Caltech Entrepreneurship Club is the hub for innovators in the Caltech community who want to learn how to make their idea a reality.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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A market leader in content, music, entertainment, textiles, engineering, aerospace and trade. World-class education including Caltech, USC and UCLA. Caltech. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week. I always enjoy spending time with Brad as the antidote to the eco chamber.

Interview with Nikhil Jain, ObEN

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Your IoT and visual avatar can speak in your voice, providing any content that you and I could speak. We've been hiring from all of the top schools�Carnegie Mellon, Caltech, USC, Berkeley, UCLA ,and it has taken a combination of deep learning, machine learning, speech synthesis, linguistics, and psychology to come up with all of this.

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A Chat With Jamie Montgomery On How LA's Tech Ecosystem Has Grown

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The universities are now more focused on the innovation economy, with schools like USC, UCLA, Caltech, the Claremont Colleges all bringing good people to LA. There's content, digital media, and enterprise, and obviously eSports is centered here, AR and VR should be centered here, though we're early on that so we'll see how that plays out. Next week is the Montgomery Summit (www.montgomerysummit.com), one of the longest running technology conferences held in Los Angeles.

Spotlight: LA Tech Summer Judges Includes BetterWorks, CallFire, Idealab, and Tech Coast Angeles

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Where: CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125. daqri is an augmented reality and mobile web content publishing platform that utilizes QR codes to deliver content. Other supported content types include videos, photos, links, social profiles, check-ins, and more.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. And, let’s not overlook the research juggernaut called Caltech, which managed $332 million in sponsored research and $1.77 Skip to primary content.

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Technology Startups go to the Movies

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Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum. At the same time, the vast majority of distribution of feature motion picture content remains concentrated in a small number of very large corporate entities. Saturday, February 25, 2017 -- Technology Startups go to the Movies: Opportunities and Hurdles for Selling New Technologies into the Motion Picture Industry!

FastSoft Updates Product Line

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Pasadena-based FastSoft , the Caltech spinout developing Internet acceleration devices, disclosed earlier this week that it has rolled out a new product. The firm said it is targeting hosting, SaaS, social network, content distribution networks, and cloud computing companies with the hardware. FastSoft is venture backed by Miramar Venture Partners, Caltech, and angel investors.

Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

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We have world-class universities like Caltech, UCLA, USC and more. Everybody knows about the leaked memo of AOL’s Tim Armstrong saying he wants to up his content from 4% video to 70% video. That sets LA & NY up nicely for a number of emerging content creation industries.

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The Talent Tourniquet | Making Los Angeles Startup Friendly

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Another idea was to tap into the talent pool at CalTech, UCLA and USC early using accessible internship programs through a public-private partnership with the City. One of the hotter topics at the last Silicon Beach Fest (SBF) in Santa Monica was the exodus of homegrown tech talent.

Interview with Fouad ElNaggar, Redpoint Ventures

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Materials is as well, and I spend lots of time at UCLA, and Caltech looking at interesting materials. Fouad ElNaggar: I think one of the challenges is that entrepreneurs who have a super technical background, probably don't have the network to get in front of the content owners.

FastSoft Aims At Web Retailers

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Pasadena-based FastSoft , the Caltech spinout which develops web acceleration software, said today that it has released a version of its products aimed at Internet retailers and web properties. Tags: fastsoft retailer content delivery tcpip According to the firm, the upgrade includes custom graphs and diagnostics tools aimed at helping network operators optimize for end user experience and troubleshoot problems in their network, and also includes a TCP packet capture tool.

Interview with Alex Benzer, SocialEngine

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We noticed that many of those sites were not pre-populating the site with content, were not drawing from external channels, and were not starting conversations on Twitter, Facebook, and elsewhere. I was really into graphic design in high school, and took several summer workshops at Caltech.

New Paths Toward Convergence

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Saturday, May 9, 2009 -- "New Paths Toward Convergence" Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. Sophisticated digital consumer devices such as the iPod, Xbox, Archos PMP, and Mobile Smartphones along with the broadband networks that connect themhave quickly moved the distribution of content to the digital world. This is driving massive demand for new digital content distribution networks, in addition to an entirely new ecosystem of business and technology relationships.

New Media Revenue Models: Growing Greenbacks in the Digital Ecosystem

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Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. The New Media ecosystem is growing rapidly with content distribution networks, mobile devices and social networks connecting and interconnecting consumers like never before. Does the key to success lie in sought-after content or powerful new tools or both? Saturday, February 6, 2010 -- New Media Revenue Models: Growing Greenbacks in the Digital Ecosystem.

FastSoft Gets Win At Limelight Networks

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According to FastSoft, the firm's products are being used to help speed the upload of content objects to Limelight's servers. FastSoft is a Caltech spinoff which has developed software appliances which accelerate TCP transfers; the firm's technology uses an optimized version of the TCP protocol to accelerate data transfers.

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). This blog post originally appeared in serialized form here on TechCrunch.

Local Event Organizers Need to Adopt Social Media

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The spark for this post is that I'm going to go to Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum on Saturday. I personally think the content provided at the old school event providers is often very high quality. A while ago I posted about Secret for Networking at Events - Prenetworking where I recommended that people should look at who's attending the event prior to going to the event in order to make their networking more effective. I've received a lot of positive feedback on the post.

Start Me Up

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Everywhere you turn in the office, Idealab’s 300 employees seem almost strangely content – and why shouldn’t they be? A Caltech engineering grad, he started Idealab in 1996 with the aim of finding and testing new ideas, then turning the best ones into companies that take up residence. Pasadena Magazine August 2012 (click here for the original article). Written by Maria Russo.

How Beatshare Is Tackling Music And Messaging

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Eli Aizenstat: I entered into the Design Accelerator, which is an accelerator run in conjunction with the Art Center College of Design and Caltech, in the summer of 2014. It's the way we're approaching music and content. They only access content using metadata. There are lots of music and messaging apps out there, but is there room for an app which makes music the message?

Social Networking Entreprenuerial Opportunities

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Last Saturday, I was a panelist at the CalTech - Social Networks event. Generally these are oriented around: Niches & Content Oriented Networks You see all kinds of niche networks coming up. Content is often a defining mechanism to create these networks. However, this will also start to go into lots of niches around particular kinds of content. We have a niche or content that we believe would inspire people (who are already out on social networks) to collaborate.

How TenOneTen Ventures Is Investing In LA's Technology Future

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In particular, funding for companies developing deep technology--software and cloud, as opposed to content and media--seems to be lacking. There''s Caltech, the Claremont Colleges, Harvey Mudd, UCLA.

Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller

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My guess is that will be the case with a lot of different kinds of content and applications. I have also attended Thursday Lunch ( thursdaylunch.com ), Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum , and Digital LA.

Interview with Marc Averitt and Sharon Stevenson, Okapi Ventures

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We were literally on the cusp of launching our prpoduct, and all of our work and money to date had gone into getting the innovative technology out of Caltech, exploring the marketplace, and making sure the product features matched with the demand of the market, which it clearly did. We're starting to see some very innovative product ideas out of places like Caltech, USC, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, and the like.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

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We have universities like CalTech, UCLA, USC and many more. In content creation we definitely have assets other markets don’t have. So if you’re out to create content businesses there is no better time and no better place than here. Los Angeles.

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). This blog post originally appeared in serialized form here on TechCrunch.

Choosing Internet Platforms

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I'm blogging from the CalTech Enterprise Forum. OpenEvents and OpenReviews, were early attempts at standardizing schemas and shared servers for these forms of micro-content. The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? A very interesting topic, especially for those of us involved in developing for start-ups. At the CTO Group that I organize in Santa Monica, we've had lots of discussions around this.

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