Selecting a Web Development Company


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


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

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.

Tyvak To Develop, Launch Satellites for Australian Company


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.

Mapp Acquires Marketing Analytics Developer Webtrekk


San Diego-based Mapp , a developer of cloud-based digital marketing software, has completed its acquisition of European marketing analytics software developer Webtrekk , the company said this morning. saas international germany development software marketing acquisition merger webtrekk mapp

Esri Launches New Developer Accounts


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.

Framework Benchmarks


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.

Thin Line Capital Backs Solar Technology Developer


Pasadena-based venture capital investment firm Thin Line Capital , a new venture capital firm led by venture veteran Aaron Fyke, has made its first investment, in a developer of solar technology. According to Thin Line Capital, it has made an ivnestment in Sistine Solar , which is developing technology which allows solar panels to blend in visually with roofs--using a special thin film coated with "ultra-durable" graphics and patterns.

Startup Development


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.

Erasca Raises $64M For Oncology Drug Development Using AI


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.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies


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.

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


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.

Parasoft Opens Up Tools To Open Source Developers


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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Develop a culture of curiosity.


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.

Terrakan Targets Real Estate Property Info For Developers


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.

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


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.

NationBuilder Opens Developer API


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

Software Development Companies in Southern California


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.

Cie Digital Labs Names Product Development VP


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

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


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

Cohu Buys Spring Probe Company


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

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.

Scopely Debuts Developer Program


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.

Startup CTO or Developer


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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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.

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.

NantWorks Invests In Daybreak Game Company


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.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Starts Passenger Capsule Development


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.,

Qpex Biopharma Finds $33M For Antibiotics Development


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.

Smith Micro Adds Design and Development Service


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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Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture


On a micro level, you can do your part to fix tech's gender problem by recruiting people with diverse backgrounds and place them in a company culture that rewards those who challenge the status quo. In 1952, 100 years after Lovelace’s death, Dr. Grace Hopper developed the first compiler.

OpenX Acquires Two Companies


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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Metawave Opens New Development Center In Carlsbad


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.

William Morris Invests in Mobile Development Firm


The firm as backed a mobile application development company, Chaotic Moon Studios , as part of a strategic partnership. content strategic capital venture moon chaotic development mobile hollywood endeavor morris william

MabVax Therapeutics' Assets Acquired By German Company


The antibody assets and infrastructure of San Diego-based MabVax Therapeutics has been acquired by a German company, BioNTech SE , according to BioNTech SE. MabVax had been working on developing immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Financial details of the acquisition were not annoucned. BioNTech SE is acquiring those assets out of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for MabVax.