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Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers

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As noted in YouTubers Come Of Age – Google Scores A Solid Return On Its Video Development Fund , many YouTube personalities are sensitive to the nature of the ads associated with their content. Coull Offers Advertisers Video Skimlinks.

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

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I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. for a Lead Developer: How much will it cost to build what we need to build? How can I control costs but effectively get stuff developed? How can we phase development to balance cost, features, risk, etc? What technology research is required? What technologies will we use? How will we find and interview developers?

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Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?

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Hiring seems to be the preferred use of seed funds (by investors and founders), whereas I'd prefer a focus on customer acquisition. And in most cases they are not ready to hire developers either. The Part-Time CTO or Technology Advisor will be able to help make that determination.

CheckAlt Scores Four New Credit Union Customers

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Los Angeles-based CheckAlt , the developer of payment processing technology led by serial entrepreneur Shai Stern, said this week that it has signed on four new credit union customers for its mobile deposit technology. Financial impact of the win was not announced.

E-commerce’s Changing Landscape | Customization

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As customers shift online, retailers have no choice, to not only follow suit, but to adapt to their changing demands. American behemoth Walmart is perhaps showing leadership in the shift with the development of Walmart Labs. Retail therapy has long been a rich country’s rite of passage.

SG Biofuels Gains Customers

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San Diego-based SG Biofuels , the developer of specialized seed crops for biofuels, said today that it has inked a number of customers for its hybrid Jatropha seed. The firm said it has deals to deploy 250,000 acres ofits crop, which is designed to provide large volumes of oil to be used to develop biodiesel, bio jet fuel, and specialty chemicals. Names and financial impact of the customer deals was not disclosed. SG Biofuels is backed by Life Technologies and others.

How to Know When to Sell vs. When to Market to Customers

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This is final part of a series that describes a sales methodology for technology companies or frankly many other types of companies, too. We developed this at our first company and called it PUCCKA – the overall methodology is described here.

TZ & GR Present REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming

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A quarterly event series seeking to dive deep into what comes next in technology, and giving you the opportunity to experience it first hand with the gadgets on site. Yguado previously held strategic planning and corporate development positions at MTV/ Nickelodeon and Univision.

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Using Technology to Realize a Competitive Advantage

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Technology is essential for businesses that want to gain an edge over competitors in today’s world. However, many business owners neglect to take advantage of these new technologies because they believe that they are only available to large corporations.

Rubicon Project Hails Growth, New Customers

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project says today that it is one of the "fastest growing ad technology companies in history". The startup says it added more than 200 new publishers and 100 new buyer channels for the six months ended March 31, 2013, and that its customers now include more than 500 of the world''s premium publishers, including eBay UK, Time, ABC News, the Wall Street Journal, Tribune Company, Virgin Media, People, Universal and many others.

The Customer May Not Always Be Right, But You Had Better Listen Just The Same

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These two ads showed how disconnected from their customers these once industry leaders have become. Sadly this is just a single example of what is happening to thousand of companies that are not listening to their respective customers. Today we are in the era of “Customer Experience”.

4 Essential Webpage Elements for Getting Site Visitors to Convert

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Much effort and study has been expended to determine how a web site can better convert its visitors to paying customers. The good news is there are more than a few ways to improve the chances a visitor will become a customer. .

Why Technology is Driving More Urban Renewal

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Back in 2006/07 when I sold my company and then worked at Salesforce.com there were very few options in SF for technology folk to build their careers at big, growing companies. Technology innovation doesn’t occur in a vacuum. And sci-fi writers are but one example of the way society impacts technology. And it is one of the reasons that NYC is developing a vibrant technology community.

With $18M, Reflexion Health Expands Physical Therapy Technology

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Reflexion Health, a San Diego startup founded in 2012 at the nonprofit West Health Institute, is moving to commercialize Vera, its physical rehabilitation system based on Microsoft Kinect’s motion tracking technology.

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Looking At LA's Technology Future with Derek Norton

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First off, talk about your involvement in some of the companies here, and also explain your view of where Los Angeles is going in the technology world? It's about the user experience, the interface, and it's very not about the technology. Derek Norton: Technology is a commodity.

Local ID Signs Up Long List Of Brand Name Clients

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Los Angeles-based Local ID , the startup which develops local store marketing technology for brick-and-mortar brands, released a long list of brand name clients this morning, including Jersey Mike's, Drybar, Pinkberry, Rubio's Coastal Grill and Pizza Studio. localid local advertising brand marketing localized alex nocifera customers growth

Going Green with Smart Home Technology

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For those unfamiliar with the term, home automation essentially means using technology to connect, control, and automate normal home processes, turning a regular home into a “smart” home. Plus, as with indoor solutions, many outdoor systems can be customized and monitored through a mobile app.

Moving Analytics | Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

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TechZulu recently talked with Harsh Vathsangam , Moving Analytics’ co-founder and Adelanwa Adesanya (Ade), specializing in Business Development and Product Management. Three and a half million people die because of chronic complications developed as a result of sitting too much.

How Entrepreneurs Use Technology to Improve Business Efficiency

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Entrepreneurship is undergoing many technological changes. More use of the Internet translates into better access to customer data, more opportunities for communication with customers, and the potential for automating many aspects of the business. Collect & Use Customer Data.

j2 Global Buys Landslide Technologies

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Los Angeles-based j2 Global , the provider of Internet fax, hosted email, online backup, and other services, is expanding its offerings this morning, saying that it has acquired Landslide Technologies. Landslide is a Boston-based company developing customer relationship management software for small and mid-sized businesses. J2 said the acquisition will expand its cloud-based services, adding a customer relationship management (CRM) system into its portfolio.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Signs Deal With Abu Dhabi

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Los Angeles-based future transportation developer Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), one of two Los Angeles-based developer of Hyperloop systems, has inked a deal with the city of Abu Dhabi and its Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMAT), to pursue connecting the cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. hyperloop transportation technologies dhabi dmat feasability study future

TowerJazz Signs Argentine Customer

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Newport Beach-based semiconductor foundry TowerJazz announced this morning that it has inked a deal with a research and technology group in Argentina. The firm said it has signed an agreement with the Public and Private Consortium Tecnopolis del Sur (Tecnopolis del Sur), to further research and technology development in Argentina. TowerJazz will provide its process design kits, technology, and sicounted multi-project wafer space from its fabs.

REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming [Live]

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A quarterly event series seeking to dive deep into what comes next in technology, and giving you the opportunity to experience it first hand with the gadgets on site. Yguado previously held strategic planning and corporate development positions at MTV/ Nickelodeon and Univision.

Getting Data In and Out of Your Electronic Health Record

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Like most legacy healthcare IT companies, Epic runs an ancient technology stack. Unfortunately, they decided to leave their core database technology untouched. Because of its ancient technology stack and business practices, Epic has been notoriously difficult to interface with.

SRS Wins Customer In India

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Santa Ana-based SRS Labs , the developer of audio signal processing technology, reported today that it has signed a partnership with a firm in India. which will incorporate its SRS WOW HD technology within a line of mobile phones. the firm said it has linked with LAVA International, Ltd., Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. The firm said the deal is its first mobile phone partnership in the country. india audio signal processing partnership mobile phone

Non-Profits Telling Stories Through Technology

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Loaded with his technology and merchandise background, GoodThreads was born. They’ve setup easy to embed code snippets for connecting visitors with a sellers t-shirts, along with API developments for major internet websites.

GPS Tracking Keeps Internet of Things Moving for Vehicle Management

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But don’t worry; this development is definitely a cause for celebration rather than alarm, particularly in regards to the commercial sector. Manufacturers, managers and someday customers will be able to identify which factors affect which parts of their vehicle.

5 Tips to Becoming a More Customer Centric Organization

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As organizations we have become more open and I believe this is great for businesses and their customers. We spent time out in the marketplace talking with customers, looking at their solutions, comparing ourselves with our competition and then squirreling ourselves away in our offices designing our next set of features. some came from our customer service, some were to improve performance / scalability from tech ops, some were bug fixes, etc.)

Top 5 Apps For those Facing disabilities

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For many disabilities, empathic developers have provided new utilities that improve certain functions for the iPhone or Android. Updated constantly through user information, this application is always developing to better acclimate itself to user needs.

SRCH2's Plan to Arm The World With Enterprise Search Technology

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In the arms race of search technology, only the big guys -- Google, Microsoft -- seem to be able to keep up with all of the innovations in the space. Those devices worked great, but unfortunately, they''re juts not up to speed on the newer innovations in big data and the technology world.

Qualcomm Buys EmpoweredU For Mobile Learning Technology

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San Diego-based Qualcomm is expanding its efforts in the education sector today, saying that it has acquired EmpoweredU , a developer of mobile learning technology for the K-20 market. EmpoweredU''s flagship customer has been UCLA, letting around 1,000 UCLA faculty and students access course materials on their mobile phones and tablets. qualcomm empoweredu mobile learning education school technology merger acquisition ucla

Resonant Signs New Customer For RF Technology

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Santa Barbara-based Resonant , which is developing radio frequency filer technology for mobile front-ends, said yesterday afternoon that it has signed a second customer for its technology. Name of the customer was not disclosed. Resonant said it would not disclose the customer name nor the band that the filter will be developed for due to the competitive nature of the industry.

A Chat with Chris Tragos of Jetpack

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Tragos is a veteran of technology industry here, having come from Spin Media (formerly, Buzznet) with his two other co-founders. The HTML5 platform that we use is also available as a self service tool to customers. They wanted something custom, to close the deal.

Newlight Technologies Gets Big Win At Dell

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Irvine-based Newlight Technologies , which is developing carbon negative technology which converts greenhouse gases into plastic, has scored a big customer win this morning, with computer manufacturer Dell. newlight technologies dell carbon negative cleantech energy methane manufacturing packaging computer hardware

When Your Startup Business Plan Needs to Be Revised

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Whether due to technological, regulatory, or competitor driven factors, key market dynamics you envisioned when you came up with your idea, did your research and developed your business plan, no longer apply. 5) Your business model isn’t gaining traction with customers.

QAD Wins Customer In The UK

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Santa Barbara-based enterprise resource planning software developer QAD says this morning that it has signed up a new customer in the UK, Snell Advanced Media (SAM), to manage its business processes company-wide. SAM is headquartered in Newbury, United Kingdom, and has more than 550 employees; the company develops technology products used in broadcast media, image processing, and related areas.

New Cybersecurity Alliance Continues Trend of Industry Collaboration

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Cyber industry alliances, the thinking goes, could make customers’ cyber defenses stronger and easier to manage. The “Connected Security Alliance” is led by Irvine, CA-based SecureAuth, which is joined by CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR ), SailPoint Technologies, and Exabeam.

Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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other developers to incorporate into their own apps. Are you trying to track and figure out what makes your customers tick? technology heavyweights Avamar (sold to EMC), and EchoSign (sold to Adobe)--among others. customers based on that data.

Spreeify Launches New Mobile Ad Product

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Los Angeles-based Spreeify , the developer of display ad technology which is led by Ruben Dua, has rolled out a new product aimed at the mobile market. server advertising technology display network mobile spreeify

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Unusual Perk For SoCal Technology Firm: Unlimited, Paid Vacation

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In what might be one of the more unusual perks for a Southern California high tech company, LRN , a developer of enterprise compliance and ethics software, has an unlimited, paid vacation policy. The firm--which looks to be recruiting Java Developers, project managers, and UX/UI designers in its LA location--apparently lets employees take off as much time as they feel like they need, as one of the perks for working for the company.

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