Startup Software Developers


Just saw a great post by Mark Geller - Developers wanted… in Los Angeles, U.S.A. Mark tells us: there is a lot of demand for developers right here in L.A. If you have solid web skills and a few years experience, either with a commercial company or running your own legit projects, there are dozens of companies in L.A. So, likely quite a few of the people who were seeking startup developers were looking to find people for very low dollars. “I’ll

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.

aapi, Founded By SecureAuth Vets, Aims At Software Developers


A new Irvine-based startup, aapi , said today that it has launched a new product aimed at helping programmers research, discover, integrate, and test software APIs. According to aapi, which is led by experienced tech entrepreneur Craig Lund, the company has launched a new portal which helps developers simplify application integration, centrally manage API security, access, and auditing, in addition to reducing the learning curve associated with APIs.

Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early


There's an old adage in software development that I refer to all the time: The first 90% of development takes 90% of the time. I used this when I taught software engineering. And I use it all the time now when I get the kind of message that I received: I'm looking for a web developer to continue work on my website. I used a company in India to develop the site, and it's mostly done. The funds have been used up on the existing development.

Kofax Buys Business Intelligence Software Developer Altosoft


Irvine-based document capture software firm Kofax announced this morning that it has acquired business intelligence and analytics software developer Altosoft. Altosoft becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. Altosoft is a developer real time reporting and dash board applications, and had 43 employees and contractors working for the firm. kofax altosoft merger acquisition business intelligence software document

Software Development | How To Collaborate As A Team

Tech Zulu Event

As a creative director at a software development company, I am always looking for ways to speed up our design and development process and to include as many people and teams working on the project.

Managing Student Software Developer Teams

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 -- Building and Managing Student Software Developer Teams. Dr. Clint Staley will discuss how to recruit and manage teams of student software developers from local universities such as Cal Poly, and how to use this resource to produce low-cost, high-quality software. Softec.

Tipalti Ties Payments Service To Affiliate Tracking Software Developer


Tipalti , which develops an automated, mass payment platform for affiliate and other marketers, has integrated its service with CAKE , a provider of online campaign and affiliate tracking, the firms have announced. Tipalti develops software-as-a-service to streamline mass payments for affiliate networks, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites, and others, helping companies pay vendors using a variety of payment methods (direct deposit, ACH, PayPal, checks, prepaid card, etc.)

Mitek Acquires Spanish Company, ICAR


San Diego-based Mitek , which develops mobile capture and digital identity verification software, said on Monday that it has acquired Spanish consumer identification software developer ICAR. Mitek said it paid approximately $15.0M in cash and shares of its common stock for ICAR. ICAR provides its consumer identification products in Spain and Latin America. ICAR's customers include banks including Caixa Bank, Banco Neon, and Bancoppel, as well as others. READ MORE>>.

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 Selected By Canadian Company


Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi says it has signed on a new customer in Canada, Canadian senior living provider peopleCare. yardi canada senior living property management software accountingFinancial details of the win were not announced. Yardi said peopleCare has adopted its Yardi Senior CRM and Yardi Voyager Senior Housing products, both part of its suite of products for the senior living industry.

ServiceNow Buys SkyGiraffe


Santa Clara- and San Diego-based ServiceNow said on Wednesday that it has acquired San Mateo-based SkyGiraffe , a developer of a mobile software development platform. The company said it will embed SkyGiraffe's technology in its Now Platform in 2018. servicenow skygiraffe merger acquisition mobile software development

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Yardi Acquires German Software Company


Santa Barbara-based real estate management software developer Yardi Systems has acquired a German company, iMS Immobilien Management Systeme GmbH , a developer of commercial property management software, the companies said very late last night. Yardi said that iMS will become its new head office for Germany.YArdi's software is used for investment and property management by real estate investors and managers.

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. Software Secretaries. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Accruent Buys Two Companies


Real estate and facilities management software developer Accruent , which has operations in Santa Monica, said today that it has acquired two software companies, Four Rivers Software Systems , and SiteFM , both developers of healthcare facilities management software. Accruent--which is led by Mark Friedman--said the buy will help the company enter the healthcare industry.

Lieberman Software Teams With Canadian Company


Los Angeles-based security software developer Lieberman Software said this morning that it has teamed with Canadian company Aikya Security Solutions, to expand its resach in Canada. lieberman software canada expansion cybersecurity securityThe two said that Aikya will offer up Lieberman's Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM) product to its customers. Aikya serves the utility and financial industries. READ MORE>>.

Razer Raises $75M From Chinese Company


Irvine-based videogame accessory and products maker Razer has raised $75M from Chinese company Hangzhou Liason Interactive , according to Hangzhou Liason. Hangzhou Liason Interactive is a provider of application software development, systems integration, and technical services. billion, adding the company to Southern California's growing list of unicorns.

Cornerstone OnDemand Invests In Four Companies


Santa Monica-based ,a href="[link] OnDemand , the developer of cloud-based, talent management software, said this morning that it has made investments in four companies, from the Cornerstone Innovation Fund. The company said that fund will invest in early to growth stage companies in the areas of talent management, and who have a potential to extend its ecosystem. Size of the investments in each company were not announced.

CrownPeak Gets $50M In Merger With UK Company


Los Angeles-based web content management software developer CrownPeak has raised $50M in a funding round, and merged with UK-based ActiveStandards , according to the two companies. According to the companies, the combined company will be based in Los Angeles, and will also have locations in Denver and London. The company said it will use the funding to re-launch the company and for future product enhancements.

Five Regions That Could Draw Amazon’s Next Headquarters


Amazon sent cities across North America into a frenzy Thursday after announcing plans to build a second headquarters outside of Seattle, bringing with it tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic development benefits. [ Updated 4:26 p.m. See below.

With Pitches for HQ2 Made, Cities Wait on Amazon’s 2018 Decision


with more than 1 million people has made its case to Amazon to locate the company’s second headquarters there. Amazon sent North America into a frenzy after announcing plans to build a second headquarters (which it calls HQ2) outside of Seattle, bringing with it tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic development benefits. From Portland to Pittsburgh, it’s likely that every city in the U.S.

Zadara Gets Big Deployment At Property Data Company


Irvine-based, cloud storage software developer Zadara Storage has scored a big win with a provider of property information for the mortgage and insurance industry, the company said today. According to Zadara, it has teamed up with managed services provider RightBrain Networks to move over 800,000,000 image files to Amazon Web Services using its technology, for Realty Data Company, which provides land surveys, titles, and other documents for the real estate industry.

DivShot Acquired By Google


Los Angeles-based Divshot , which had offered up hosting of static web pages for web developers, has been acquired by Google , and will join Gogole's Firebase software development team. The company was one of the companies in the Launchpad LA accelerator program in 2012. divshot merger acquisition google firebase software developers hosting

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PA Alumni Bluebeam Software Acquired For $100M

Ask the Angels reports Pasadena-based software developer Bluebeam Software has been acquired by German software company Nemetschek AG , the two said late Friday. According to the two, Nemetschek will pay $100M for BlueBeam, which is a developer of PDF software used for architecture, engineering, and construction.

Central Desktop Launches Collaboration Ranking Tool For Companies


Pasadena-based cloud-based project management and collaboration software developer Central Desktop has launched a new tool to help companies figure out how well they are collaborating, compared to other users in Central Desktop''s system. The company said it measures audience, listening, socialization, and how users facilitate others to create its "C-Index", which can help companies make better decisions and help discover users in their company with influence.

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Accruent Acquired By Genstar Capital


Accruent , the developer of real estate, facilities, and asset management software which was founded by Mark Friendman, has been acquired by private equity investor Genstar Capital. The company was based in Santa Monica until recently, when it moved its headquarters to Texas; the company still has a Santa Monica office. accruent genstar capital merger acquisition private equity software developer

Green Dot Opens Development Center In Shanghai


Pasadena-based Green Dot , the provider of prepaid Mastercard and mobile banking services, said today that it has opened up a new office in Shanghai, China, which will provide engineering and software development resources to the company. According to Green Dot, it officially opened up Green Dot Shanghai Software Technology Co. green gdot software development outsourcing overseas jobs engineering employment finance fintech prepaid mastercard banking

Salem Media Buys Instapray App


Camarillo-based religious broadcaster and publisher Salem Media Group has acquired its own, mobile app, called InstaPray , the company said late Thursday. Instapray develops iOS and Android apps which lets users submit and share prayer requests to others. The company says it reaches 25 million monthly unique visitors with its apps and websites. salem media religious mobile software developer merger acquisition

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Austin’s Riskpulse Formed in the Vortex of Two Weather-Tech Startups


The company, which has some roots in San Diego, sells analytics software that combines weather-monitoring services with risk-assessment data analysis to give customers an idea of whether their truck or. Austin —For businesses that ship anything from mayonnaise to car parts, a change in temperature or an unexpected storm can mean bigger problems than just rotten eggs or stalled repairs.

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Seriously Finds $18M For Mobile Games


Venice, California- and Helsinki, Finland-based mobile game developer Seriously , the developer behind the title Best Fiends , has raised $18M in a venture funding round, the company said this morning. The new funding specifically goes to building out the company's production teams and marketing. smartphone videogame software development content capital venture fiends best rovio game mobile seriously

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Insights: 10 Common Interviewing Mistakes Often Made By Developers


Think being a developer is all you need to do to get a job at a company? For our Insights and Opinions section today, Helen MacKinnon of Technical Connections gives a list of the top ten interviewing mistakes made by developers.

3D Robotics Open Source Flight Control App Takes Flight


3D Robotics , the drone maker which has a significant office in San Diego, said today that it has rolled out a new, open source app aimed at drone software developers. The company--which says it is now the largest, consumer drone manufacturer in North America--said its open source Tower flight control app provides an open programming interface, which allows users to build new features into the ap. 3D robotics released the new software under GPLv3.

OpenX Launches SDK For Mobile Video Ads


Los Angeles-based OpenX launched a new software development kit for the mobile video advertising market today, aimed at helping iOS and Android developers to add video ads to their apps. OpenX said the SDK offers up "plug-and-play" video advertising to help mobile app publishers and developers monetize their inventory. The company is venture backed by Accel Partners, Index Ventures, SAP Ventures, and Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, along with others.

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