Selecting a Web Development Company

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I''ve written before about finding Web Development Firms in Los Angeles. What I didn''t discuss was how you should go about selecting the right company. You will find firms that are design/interface heavy and light on development. Others that are heavier on development.

Yardi Wins Property Development Company

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Santa Barbara-based Yardi reported a customer win this week, with multifamily property development company Pennrose Management. Pennrose develops and operates housing communities in the eastern half of the United States. Yardi develops software for the real estate investment and property management market. yardi property development multifamily software realestate real estate

Tyvak To Develop, Launch Satellites for Australian Company

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Irvine-based Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems , a developer of nanosatellite and microsatellite services, is powering the development of a new constellation of satellites for Australian company Myriota. According to Tyvak, Myriota has partnered with the company to develop and launch its next generation of nanosatellites, with the goal of launching a 50 nanosatellite constellation. Financial details of the deal between the two companies were not announced.

Southern California needs to find its hub for it to develop its own tech ecosystem

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The Alliance estimates that Southern California’s tech community could be one-third the size of Silicon Valley’s by supporting or further developing the six pillars it already has for innovation to occur.

Erasca Raises $64M For Oncology Drug Development Using AI

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San Diego-based Erasca , a company which is using artificial intelligence to drive the discovery and development of new oncology drugs to help cure cancer, has raised $64M in a Series A funding, the company said this morning. According to the company, the new funding will to towards. efforts to potentially in-license new investigational compounds in development, and also build out its artificial intelligence platform.

Elon Musk's Boring Company Gains Recommendation For Las Vegas Loop

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Los Angeles-based Boring Company , the Elon Musk startup which is developing underground transportation systems, gain the endorsement of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), for a possilble two-mile loop around the Las Vegas Convention Center. elon musk boring company vegas tunnel convention center loop cleantech tourism

Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech

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Responding to Elizabeth Warren’s call to regulate and break up some of the nation’s largest technology companies, the venture capitalists that invest in technology companies are advising the presidential hopeful to move slowly and not break anything. Warren also wanted regulation in place that would block companies making over $25 billion that operate as social media or search platforms or marketplaces from owning companies that also sell services on those marketplaces.

Sharp Display Company, Flying Eagle Systems Move To LA Arts District

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Sharp Display Company , a unit of Sharp Eectronics Corporation which develops TFT-LCD products, plus Flying Eagle Sytsems , a new company created by Foxconn crated to "drive innovation in the display industry", announced today that they have set up shop in downtown Los Angeles. The companies said they have opened up a new, 13,000 square foot creative work space at ROW DTLA.

Framework Benchmarks

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Among the many factors to consider when choosing a web development framework, raw performance is easy to objectively measure. Application performance can be directly mapped to hosting dollars, and for a start-up company in its infancy, hosting costs can be a pain point.

Parasoft Opens Up Tools To Open Source Developers

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In a bid to gain better market share among developer, Monrovia, California-based Parasoft announced Tuesday that it will begin giving out free access to its entire suit of test automation software to open source developers. Parasoft develops testing automation software, typically used by enterprises to automate testing of their development efforts. Parasoft said it has launched the Parasoft Open Source Support Program to support those open source developers.

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Aristea Therapeutics Raises $15M to Develop Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

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New biopharma company Aristea Therapeutics has raised $15 million from Novo Holdings, the Danish investment company, and secured global rights to an investigational AstraZeneca drug that’s ready for Phase 2 study. The company’s CEO is James Mackay, an.

Esri Launches New Developer Accounts

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Redlands-based mapping software developer Esri is ramping up its efforts to reach out to third party software developers, saying Friday that it has launched a new, free developer subscription for its web, mobile, and online tools and services.

Terrakan Targets Real Estate Property Info For Developers

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Terrkan , a new, Los Angeles startup, said on Thursday that it has launched a new online service aimed at providing real estate data to real estate developers. The company said that its service, which currently only covers Los Angeles, hows the development value of any residential or commercial property in the city of Los Angeles. The company says it hopes to expand it service to Santa Monica, Houston, Chicago, New York and other cities soon.

Startup Development

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I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your StartupThought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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We've identified ten of the more technically interesting companies working on software in Southern California, using our unscientific, unproven, and undoubtedly biased informal polling. other developers to incorporate into their own apps.

Develop a culture of curiosity.

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Some of the world’s best companies to work for are those that encourage employees to spend time following their own paths of curiosity toward development of new products or services.

Why Most Online Video Companies Will Fail

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“You can’t build a large online video company. You have to build a large online tech company that distributes video.” There’s a reason that Maker pulled away while most online video companies did not. Online technology company that distributes video.

NationBuilder Opens Developer API

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Los Angeles-based NationBuilder , which develops software-as-a-service to help groups organize their supporters, has opened up a new set of APIs for third party developers. The company--which offers up its platform to political campaigns, nonprofits, activists, and many others--said it has officially released its API, allowing developers to access its services. voting movement political politics nonprofit software saas developer nationbuilder

NantWorks Invests In Daybreak Game Company

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Los Angeles-based NantWorks , the investment arm of billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon Shiong, said on Thursday afternoon that it has made a strategic investment in San Diego-based multiplayer online games developer Daybreak Game Company. As part of that investment, NantWorks said it has created a new joint venture called NantG Mobile , which will develop and publish mobile version of Daybreak's current games.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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I’ve raised money as a “hot company” and I’ve raised capital when no one would return my phone calls. I raised money as an entrepreneur, like you, in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2005 for two different companies. Investors back companies where they see traction.

Cie Digital Labs Names Product Development VP

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Irvine-based Cie Digital Labs has named Tegdeep Kondal as its new VP of Product Development, according to the company. Cie Digital Labs said Kondal will be reposnisble for product strategy and development. Cie Digital provides interactive development for brands, and also bills itself as a "technology startup studio". digital labs product development tegdeep kondal

Qpex Biopharma Finds $33M For Antibiotics Development

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The company also said it has an agreement with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), worth up to a total award of $132M. Qpex says it is developing new antibiotics to combat the threat of global antimicrobial resistance. The company's technology is based on proprietary beta-lactamase inhibitor technology that it acquired from The Medicines Company (MDCO), which was made in conjunction with the new funding.

Software Development Companies in Southern California

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As part of doing that, I've had the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of different chief technical officers from different kinds of companies over those years. This is a private group of CTOs who are responsible for software development within their companies. They are generally the senior most person responsible for custom software development, database design, database administration, web development, etc. or focused on industry or type of company.

Cohu Buys Spring Probe Company

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Poway-based Cohu said late Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Kita Manufacturing Co LTD , a Japanese companies that develops products used in electronics manufacturing. The company said Kita had current year sales of estimated $17M. cohu spring probe company kita manufacturing japan electronics merger acquisition

Exploding Kittens Card Game Developer Crowdfunds $1.3M For New Game

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The game makers behind the card game, Exploding Kittens say they have raised $1.3M--so far--from their crowdfunding effort to develop a new came, called "Throw Throw Burrito". The company's last game raised $8.7M The company originally had targeted raising $10,000 for its new game. Elan Lee and Matthe Inman said that their new game effort "combines the strategy of a card game with excitement of dodgeball". on Kickstarter.

Elon Musk says Tesla Model Y will be revealed at its LA design studio on March 14

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It’s the fifth new car design to come from Tesla’s shop since the company was founded in 2003. Tesla said that it would begin tooling for the Model Y later this year and that the company would be producing the vehicle at its “gigafactory” in Nevada.

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Startup CTO or Developer

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I’ve been having discussions with several people recently about the role of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in very early stage companies. I used an image from Roger Smith that describes the varying roles of a CTO as the company matures. How will we find and interview developers?

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Scopely Debuts Developer Program

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Los Angeles-based social game developer Scopely announced today that it has launched a new, developer program called LeveUp, which looks to help top independent game studios co-develop titles with Scopely. The firm said it will tape a small group of partners to help develop, design, distribute, scale, and monetize their mobile games. The company's most popular title is Bubble Galaxy With Buddies, which debuted in October.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Starts Passenger Capsule Development

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Los Angeles-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), one of three companies working on the Hyperloop concept in Los Angeles, announced this morning that it is beginning development of a full-scale, passenger capsule for its Hyperloop systems. HTT said the capsule is being developed at its R&D center in France. The capsule will be developed in conjunction with technology partner Carbures S.A.,

Smith Micro Adds Design and Development Service

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Aliso Viejo-based software developer Smith Micro Sofware said that it has launched a new, design and development service, which will help its customers develop their own mobile apps. According to Smith Micro, the service is aimed at B2 enterprises and startups, and help them develop iOS, Android, and Windows apps. The company said the team already has designed and launched more than thirty mobile apps for its customers.

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Techstars and Starburst Aerospace are launching a space industry accelerator in Los Angeles

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Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Maxar Technologies, SAIC and the Israel Aerospace Industries company, Techstars and Starburst Aerospace are launching an accelerator focused on the space industry in Los Angeles. With the help of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, the U.S.

Metawave Opens New Development Center In Carlsbad

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Metawave , a developer of wireless technology specifically aimed at self-driving vehicles, fixed wireless, and 5G networks, announced on Wednesday that it is opening up a brand new, advanced development center in Carlsbad. The company said the new office will specifically help it tap into the Southern California pool of expertise in millimeter wave and RF circuit design.

Start-Up Options for Rapid Development, Funding, and Commercialization

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -- Start-Up Options for Rapid Development, Funding, and Commercialization. Is VC funding the only way to develop and grow your company? Have you heard of accelerators, incubators, angles, and other resources for rapid development, funding, and growth of your start-up? Attend our LAVA event on February 19th as our distinguished panel will share their expertise and insight. See [link] (more

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OpenX Acquires Two Companies

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Los Angeles-based OpenX has acquired Mezzobit and PubNation , two companies in the programmatic advertising space, the company said on Monday. Financial details of those acquisition were not announced by the company. According to OpenX, it plans to integrate Mezzobit and PubNation's tools into its platform.

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Elon Musk Distributes First 1000 Boring Company Flamethrowers

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Watch out, Los Angeles--the first 1,000 "flamethrowers" being sold by Elon Musk's company, The Boring Company , were distributed on Saturday. The flamethrowers--conceived of by Musk partially as a joke in January --are the second off-the-cuff product sold by The Boring Company, which is developing tunnel boring technology for digging underground transportation tunnels across cities. The Boring Company previously sold thousands of hats with the company's logo.