Applied Information Expands In LA

socalTECH

Applied Information, Inc. , a developer of "intelligent" transportation systems and Internet-of-Things mobility technology, says it has named a new VP for the company in Los Angeles, to head up business development in the western states. According to Applied Information, it named Alan Clelland as Vice President, West, to manage the company's business development efforts in the western United States. Applied Information is based in Suwanee, Georgia.

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Cylance Launches Virtual Chief Information Security Officer Service

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Irvine-based cybersecurity software developer Cylance has launched a new service, intended to help companies patch the inability to fill the holes they have in the cybersecurity area, which will provide a "virtual Chief Information Security Officer" (CISO). cylance virtual chief information security officer ciso cybersecurity consulting

Factual Adds Nutrition Information

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Los Angeles data startup Factual has expanded its big database in the sky to include nutrition information, including ingredient lists and nutrition attributes for consumer packaged goods. The nutrition information is part of its Global Products dataset, which also is tied into UPC codes. factual nutrition information database query software

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mind the information gap

Tech Coast Venture Network

Jeff Monday watch "mind the information gap" on vimeo. It's called Information Gap Theory. A hexagon is not very different from anything you've previously experienced, so a small gap in your information is formed. You quickly close the information gap and move on.

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Pharaoh Information Systems Acquired by Hyphen Solutions

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Irvine-based Pharaoh Information Services , a developer of residential construction-related software, has been acquired by Hyphen Solutions , a developer of cloud-based construction management software. pharaoh information systems hyphen solutions construction management software merger acquisition

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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. terrakan real estate property information developer development realestate

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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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.

Frameworks Round 2

TechEmpower

Last week, we posted the results of benchmarking several web application development and frameworks. We received comments, recommendations, advice, criticism, questions, and most importantly pull requests from dozens of readers and developers.

Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

Among the many factors to consider when choosing a web development framework, raw performance is easy to objectively measure. See Environment Details below for more information. About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact. You are viewing a single entry.

Finding Startup Developers - First Email Contact

SoCal CTO

I'm working on a start up idea in the XXX market with my partner and we are currently looking for full stack developer to join us as a technical co-founder. Please let me know if you can share this information with your members.

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Document Your MVP for a Developer

SoCal CTO

He wanted to get input from me on what he's doing, and he wants to begin to ask developers what it would take to build his product. what format would you and the developer want that in? Conversations with a technical advisors or possible developers should be iterative.

Esri Targets Developers With New Pay-A-You-Go Plan For ArcGIS

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Redland-based Esri , which develops the popular ArcGIS geographical information systems (GIS) tools, says it is looking to make the software more popular with developers with a relaunch of its ArcGIS For Developers products, and adding flexible, pay-as-you-go plans for the software. Esri's ArcGIS tools are very popular with large organizations, particularly government organizations, but are fairly pricey for independent developers.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

Both Sides of the Table

He’s focused on that sector (not exclusively but predominantly) and therefore has an amazing network at large financial services firms to help you with business development. So they develop short-hand ways to qualify things better. REAL information. Raising money is hard.

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

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, February 12, 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? Please join us on February 19th for an informative, interactive session and networking.

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Mogreet Targets Developers, Debuts Mobile API

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Los Angeles-based mobile messaging firm Mogreet is expanding into the telephony API market, telling its users that it has just opened up a new suite of APIs which allow users to send SMS and MMS messages, look up user information, and trancode media.

Edmunds.com Offers Up Affiliate Payments For Software Developers

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Santa Monica-based auto information site Edmunds.com is extending its outreach to third party software developers, and is offering up affiliate payments of five dollars per new car lead generated by its API partners, the company said this week. According to Edmunds.com, web and mobile developers who use Edmunds.com''s API will receive the payments for every new car lead generated via its APIs, which it says is one of the highest commission rates in the automotive category.

Biomed Incubator Watershed Develops Tech for IDing Medical Devices

Xconomy

San Antonio — A biomedical product developer, Watershed Idea Foundry, has created a method of identifying medical devices that have been implanted in the body that uses 3-D printing and its own software.

MomentFeed Links Into Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developer Program

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Santa Monica-based social analytics software developer MomentFeed announced this week that it has been accepted into the Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) Program, Facebook''s program for linking with companies who develop technologies in the advertising, page management, social integration, and tool areas for the social networking site. momentfeed facebook social marketing developer development program partnership analytics software

Startup Founder Developer Gap

SoCal CTO

I was just interviewed by Frank Peters - Tony Karrer and the Founder-Developer Gap. I received a follow-up question from an early-stage startup about the Founder Developer Gap that I’ve described before and that was part of the interview with Frank. However, many founders are challenged to engage with developers to make it effectively happen. You have to determine in-house vs. outside development and what parts of the problem each person will do.

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

SoCal CTO

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 existing systems will we leverage, what programming languages, software development methodologies, web application frameworks, revision control systems, etc.?

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32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans. Still, if you've not heard these questions from a developer, they are not helping you as much as they should. Location/Geography - are you using geographic information?

USC Ranked Among Top Universities For Game Developers

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An online publication--focused on the gaming industry and trends--says that the University of Southern California is one of the top 10 universities for video game development programs, in a new ranking of school. 80 LEVEL says it provides information on the gaming industry, and is aimed at game developers, digital artists, animators, video game enthusiasts, CGI and VFX talent.

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32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

Many of these founders have talked with several developers or development firms about their plans. Still, if you've not heard these questions from a developer, they are not helping you as much as they should. Location/Geography - are you using geographic information?

Mobile Healthcare Applications Development

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, March 15, 2012 -- Mobile Healthcare Applications Development. SPEAKER: David Wetherelt, mobi2Clouds This discussion will cover the process of creating Mobile Health Applications and how it encompasses end-to-end solutions that facilitate continuous access to health care information, expert advice, or therapeutic interventionenabled by remote sensing, ubiquitous telecommunications networks, and smart systems and platforms.

Founder Challenges with Startup Development Teams and CTOs

SoCal CTO

I''m spending more of my time recently working with non-technical startup founders who are having challenges with their software/web/mobile development teams. Common Signals I''ve written previously about Symptoms of a Weak Development Team. These are often the same things that cause a founder to reach out to me about helping their CTO, VP Engineering, tech team, off-shore development, etc. Rogue developers with their own agenda. One of your better developers leaves.

LA Transportation Agency Dangles Prizes For Software Developers

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has quitely launched a major contest looking to spur development of mobile application that utilize information about the Los Angeles area's public transit. Metro has launched the Metro Development Challenge , which is dangling nearly $10,000 in prizes to for the best mobile and web applications in a number of categories. angeles county metro developer challenge software mobile develop mashup

Nimble Partners With Call Center Software Developer

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Santa Monica-based Nimble , which develops contact management software-as-a-service, has linked up its tools with call center software developer Talkdesk. According to Nimble, the move will automatically pair information from a customer''s contact history to Nimble''s contact records and customer data. Nimble said the link is aimed at helping companies create virtual, social call centers for their sales teams. Financial details of the link were not announced.

AppOnboard raises $15 million to let Android users try before they buy apps on Google Play

TechCrunch LA

Pitching app developers with a new way to convert app browsers into actual customers, AppOnboard has raised $15 million in a new round of funding, the company said.

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Eric Futoran: From Scopely To Embrace.io, The Challenges Of Mobile Development

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The world of mobile apps has added serious challenges for software developers, who don't just have to deal with crashes�they have to deal with slow performance, strange hangs, multiple carrier networks, and more. How are developers doing this today? By the time you plug in a phone, or ask a user for more information, it's already too late. So we thought about what developers, apps, and the ecosystem needed.

Business Development Advice (for the online world)

Jason Nazar

I often get asked for advice on Business Development. Provide as LITTLE Information as Possible – How often have you heard “sounds interesting, send me more information”. Information, a deal does not close.

Correction: 3D Ram Semiconductor Developer Gets Funding

socalTECH

Update: Crossbar informs us that its investment announcement incorrectly identified the investor in this story as Tao Venture Capital Partners, when it should be an entirely different company -- Tao Invest, the investment fund of Nick and Joby Pritzker (also referred to as Tao LLC).

YouTubers Come Of Age – Google Scores A Solid Return On Its Video Development Fund

InfoChachkie

Despite the snarky rumors that Google’s content development program was poorly managed at its outset (e.g., DeStorm delivers the Ryobi rap lyrics in an engaging and, from an advertising standpoint, informative manner: I ain’t afraid to dismantle it, I can handle it, ‘cause, I got the tools.

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Upfront Ventures Leads $20M Investment In Heads-Up Display Developer Navdy

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Los Angeles-based Upfront Ventures is the lead investor in a developer of a new, heads-up display which connects to your smartphone, projecting messages, information, and more directly on your windshield. According to San Francisco-based Navdy , it raised $20M in its Series A round, bringing it to a total of $33M in funding. Upfront was the lead, with Formation8, Qualcomm Ventures, Promus Ventures, Eniac Ventures and Wareness.io also participating.

FreedomSpeaks.com Targets Developers With API

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Los Angeles-based FreedomSpeaks.com an online web site focused on political social networking, said Tuesday that it has launched a new application programming interface (API) targeted at helping developers tap into information about publicly elected officials.