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Working with Developers

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There was a lot of passion in the room last week when I presented Working with Developers at the Stubbs Precellerator. I guess it should not be a surprise that Founders have lots of challenges working with developers. But my developers want to go into way too much detail.

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.

TriTech, NASA In Economic Development, Technology Transfer Agreement

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TriTech Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which provides consulting and training to high tech entrepreneurs, and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center , in Edwards, California, are in a new economic development, technology transfer, and research relationship, the two announced on Thursday. According to the two, the deal is part of an effort to create a "new business model to spur economic development."

NASA JPL, Chevron Tie On Technology Development

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The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory , based in Pasadena, and Chevron Corporation said this week that the two are in a new partnership, to develop a range of advanced technologies for harsh environments, including both on Earth and in space. nasa chevron technology development advanced

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. What worries me a bit is how often I read that startups should hire a developer / hands-on lead developer. What technologies will we use?

Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?

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And in most cases they are not ready to hire developers either. Instead, what they should be considering is how to bridge the Startup Founder Developer Gap and exactly what they need in terms of Startup CTO or Developer.

Mogreet Targets Developers, Debuts Mobile API

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The new API is the first move by Mogreet into making the technology it developed to help enterprises and small businesses send SMS and MMS messages, and making that available to third party developers. mogreet trancode messaging developer software

DTS Acquired By Tessera Technologies For $850M

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Calabasas-based audio technology developer DTS is being acquired by San Jose-based Tessera Technologies , in a deal worth approximately $850M in cash, the companies announced today. Tessera Technologies said the acquisition will boost its 2016 pro forma revenues to approximately $450M, and bring its total number of engineers to over 450. tessera technologies merger acquisition semiconductor surround sound audio video processing

Boosting the US Economy | Invest in Research & Development for Tax Credit

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Drawing from the UK Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) experience, US Senator Chris Coons will talk about the version of the Research & Development tax credit bill he sponsored on August 8 in New York City.

Teledyne Buys Machine Vision Developer e2v For $789M

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies announced early this morning that it has acquired English machine vision and image sensor technology developer e2v technologies plc. teledyne machine vision technology image sensor merger acquisition england internationalThe deal is worth approximately $789M. Teledyne said that e2v had asles of 236 million pounds for the year ended March 31, 2016.

Founder Challenges with Startup Development Teams and CTOs

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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.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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David Carter and Allen Hurff are two startup veterans, who believe they have a new formula to help create early stage, technology companies, through their new "startup studio", Zuma Ventures (www.zumavc.com).

AT&T Developers Summit at CES 2014

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AT&T held their 6th annual developers summit in Las Vegas this year at CES 2014. The AT&T Developers program provides APIs, SDKs and developer news. Members might also get invited to cool events such as this Developers Summit. AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon.

SweetLabs Dangles $50K To Developers

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San Diego-based SweetLabs , the startup formerly known as OpenCandy, said today that it has launched a $50,000 contest which will reward web developers for creating desktop applications for its Pokki desktop app environment. The firm, which is venture backed by Google Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, said that the top prize is $30,000, and will be rewarded to the best desktop app submitted by a developer to the company.

Technology Trends of 2016

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Technology is constantly evolving and maturing. Solving some of the problems that have been holding the IoT back from realizing its full potential are some of the most compelling technology trends to watch in 2016. The post Technology Trends of 2016 appeared first on TechZulu.

Qualcomm Making Inroads with Wireless EV Charging Technology

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If there’s one thing that’s become clear in the five years since Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) acquired its Halo wireless automotive charging technology, it’s that building a new business—and a new industry—takes time.

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

AVST Buys Application Developer

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Foothill Ranch-based Applied Voice & Speech Technologies , which develops unified communications applications product, said this week that it has acquired the assets of Beacon Solutions , a developer of an open development software framework which runs on its products.

The First Ever In-Flight Wearable Technology Hackathon

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Wearable World today announced the addition of several key partners to the wearable technology hackathon to be held on an upcoming American Airlines transcontinental flight. “We’ve Developers interested in participating can register interest at bit.ly/wwinvent.

CALIENT Technologies Raises $19.4M

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Santa Barbara-based CALIENT Technologies , a developer of photonic switching equipment, said this morning that it has raised $19.4M CALIENT Technologies is headed by Atiq Raza, and develops modular photonic switching systems.

uSamp Courts App Developers With SDK

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Encino-based uSamp , which develops online survey and sampling technology, is courting mobile app developers with a new software development kit.

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.

D2 Technologies Buys Webia Technologies

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Santa Barbara-based D2 Technologies , which develops embedded IP communications software, reports today that it has acquired Webia Technologies , a developer of products for the Google Android OS platform.

MicroPower Technologies Names VP

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San Diego-based MicroPower Technologies , the developer of solar-powered, wireless surveillance cameras, said Thursday that it has named Dave Tynan as its new Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development.

Procore Technologies Wins Big Construction Client

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Carpinteria-based Procore Technlogies , which develops cloud-based, construction management software, said it has signed its largest deal to date, with construction company Mortenson Construction. procore technologies construction cloud software saas mortensonFinancial impact of the win was not disclosed.

Procore Technologies Finds $30M For Construction Project Management Software

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Carpinteria-based Procore , the developer of construction project management software led by Craig "Tooey" Courtemanche, said this morning that it has raised $30M in a growth funding round. Procore develops cloud-based software which is used to manage large construction projects, using both the web and mobile phones. equity growth courtemanch tooey software management project construction capital venture technologies procore

IBM Introduces New Open Source Community for Developers

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It has been a big summer for developers ready to do a deep dive into open source projects and the Internet of Things (IoT) with IBM’s announcement of two new communities created in its developer-centric hub developerWorks , aimed at giving developers the perfect sandbox to play in.

Product Development

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Thursday, June 14, 2012 -- Software Product Development - How to Triple Your Likelihood of Success. Product development has always been challenging. Given the mind boggling speed of change in web and mobile technologies, on shoring, offshoring, intellectual property protection and slew of other challenges, the road to success is full of obstacles. In this workshop, we will discuss techniques that may triple your likelihood of developing a successful software product.

Biosynthetic Technologies Gets $100M Loan Guarantee From USDA

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Irvine-based Biosynthetic Technologies , a developer of high performance biobased oils targeting the automotive and industrial lubricant market, has received a $100M loan guarantee from the U.S. biosynthetic technologies usda loan guarantee biofuel cleantech renewable chemical plant venture capital agriculture

Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers

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Was it a Startup Founder Developer Gap ? Did they really need a Startup CTO or Developer or both? Did they have a Weak Development Team ? And do I fit as a Part-Time CTO , Technology Advisor , CTO Founder , Acting CTO ? He needed some kind of CTO and as well Developers. However, when I told him that the level of engagement required from me and the fact that equity-only development was required, he seemed to be a bit offended.

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

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Despite the snarky rumors that Google’s content development program was poorly managed at its outset (e.g., This article originally appeared on TechCrunch HERE. My son recently tried to call one of our older relatives.

STEC Opens Development Center In India

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Santa Ana-based STEC , the developer of solid state disk drives and technology, said this week that it has opened up a new storage innovation center in Pune, India. According to STEC, the new design center will provide software development resources for its products. STEC did not say how many developers it is looking to hire in the location, but did say it has appointed Anurag Agrawal as General Manager of the new location.

Maxwell Technologies Gets $25M In Credit Facility

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San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies , which develops ultracapacitor-based energy storage and other products, said today that it has received a $25M, three year revolving line of credit. Maxwell develops ultracapacitor products, power modules, and a number of other energy and aerospace related products. maxwell technologies credit facility ultracapacitor funding debt storage energy

Poor Software Developers - Pull the Plug Early

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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. 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. Then I found a local developer but it was a truly awful experience. The funds have been used up on the existing development.

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.

Alelo, USC Team On Virtual Learning Technology

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Los Angeles-based Alelo , which develops game-based, role playing simulations and teaching technology, says that it has partnered with the USC Institute for Creative Technologies , to co-develop disruptive learning technology.

Fallbrook Technologies Pulls IPO

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San Diego-based Fallbrook Technologies , the developer of electrical transmission technology for the automotive industry, has pulled its IPO, according to a filing from the firm. fallbrook technologies electrical automobile auto clean cleantech merger acquisition exit

BeBop Technology Expands Into Canada, Europe

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Los Angeles-based cloud software developer BeBop Technology , which provides software for the media and entertainment industry, said today that it has expanded its operations in both Canada and Europe. BeBop Technology, led by Bruck K. Long, develops cloud-based software for handling post production. bebop technology canada europe sales support post production software international london

9 Technology Innovations Made In The USA

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These range from technology mainstays like Motorola to companies known for pushing the envelope like Tesla. With the Model S, Tesla has taken the next step forward — a car that is both appealing to the mainstream and seen as a technological innovation.

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.