Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Starts Passenger Capsule Development

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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.,

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."

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.

Education technology meets its limits

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Developing skills-based online courses and credentials is the easy part. The hard part is getting employers to pay attention. Column Education TC Coursera edtech flatiron school Galvanize London Los Angeles MIT mooc Software Thinkful udacity United Kingdom WeWork

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

Developing Countries Technologies

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 -- Developing Countries Technologies. Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum. See [link] (more

Qualcomm Backs IoT Technology Developer Particle

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has backed Particle , the developer of hardware- and software- toolkits for helping connect their products into the world of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), as part of a $20M funding round today. Particle, based in San Francisco, said it raised $20M in its Series B funding from Spark Capital and Qualcomm Ventures.

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.

USC Researchers Develop Liquid Solar Cell Technology

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Researchers at the University of Southern California report that they have developed new technology to create liquid, solar cells, which can be printed onto surfaces. The new technology--based on solar nanocrystals--were developed by chemistry researchers led by Richard L.

Framework Benchmarks

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Among the many factors to consider when choosing a web development framework, raw performance is easy to objectively measure. Let go of your technology prejudices. About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact. You are viewing a single entry.

Metawave Opens New Development Center In Carlsbad

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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. Metawave said it is hiring engineers and product development experts at the new office, saying it hopes to attract experts in the wireless sensing and communication industries looking for a "Silicon Valley" experience without having to move to the Bay Area.

Axos Financial Buys Robo Advisor Developer WiseBanyan

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WiseBanyon provides personal finance and investment management tools and its own technology platform, and was based in Las Vegas. San Diego-based Axos Financial , a consumer and business bank, said Wednesday afternoon that its subsidiary, Axos Securities , has agreed to acquire certain assets of WiseBanyan Holdings , a provider of digital wealth management software and services. Financial details of the all-cash transaction were not announced.

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.

Vincente Capital Partners Sells Intellectual Technology, Inc.

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor Vincente Capital Partners announced on Tuesday that it has sold Carlsbad-based Intellectual Technology, Inc. , a developer of software for motor vehicle agencies (DMVs), to Arlington Capital Partners. According to Vincente Capital, it has retained a minority interest in Intellectual Technology. government software acquisition merger technology intellectual partners capital vincente

Qpex Biopharma Finds $33M For Antibiotics Development

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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.

Technology infrastructure launchpad The Fabric raises $15 million

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The Fabric, an early-stage investment company developing new infrastructure technologies, has raised $15 million for its third investment vehicle.

Cie Digital Labs Names Product Development VP

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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

IMT Acquired By Cerium Technology

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Santa Barbara-based MEMs technology developer Innovative Micro Technology (IMT) said early this morning that it has received a majority equity financing from Cerium Technology. Cerium Technology is an investment firm focused on the Internet-of-Things (IoT) market. The company's MEMS technology uses precision scale manufacturing of structure-on-a-chip, which are used for things like force and motion sensors, relays and RF switches, and more.

Ixia Targets 100GbE Development

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Calabasas-based network testing equipment provider Ixia is targeting 100GbE technology development, saying this morning that it has added new support for the high speed networking protocol on a number of its products. ixia 100gb network development equipment test testing

Selecting a Web Development Company

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I''ve written before about finding Web Development Firms in Los Angeles. I just got an email asking about exactly this: I''m with a new company that needs some software built, but doesn''t need (or have the resources for) a large staff of software developers.

Airspace Technologies Finds $8M For Logistics Technology

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Carlsbad-based Airspace Technologies , which is developing technology for the logistics market, says it has raised $8M in a Series A funding round. According to Airspace, it is providing "time definite" delivery and supply chain services to the healthcare, technology, and aerospace sectors. airspace technologies venture capital logistics qualcomm cross culture supply chain

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?

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Dexcom Buys TypeZero Technologies

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San Diego-based DexCom has acquired TypeZero Technologies , a developer of diabetes management systems and technology, the company said late Wednesday. TypeZero Technologies' technology automatically adjusts and regulates insulin delivery. equipment medical lifescience acquisition merger management diabetes technologies typezero dexcom

Biomed Incubator Watershed Develops Tech for IDing Medical Devices

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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.

Tesla Buys San Diego's Maxwell Technologies For Energy Storage Tech

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Tesla Motors , the electric car-and-solar panel company led by Elon Musk, is acquiring San Diego-based technology developer Maxwell Technologies , in a deal worth approximately $218M, the companies announced on Monday. per share for all of the outstanding stock of Maxwell Technologies. cleantech acquisition merger musk elon storage energy technologies maxwell motors tesla

TuSimple Takes $95M For Autonomous Trucking Technology

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TuSimple , a developer of autonomous trucking technology which has offices in San Diego and in China, said on Wednesday that it has raised $95M in a Series D funding round. The funding came from Chinese investors SINA Corp. and Composite Capital. TuSimple says it has now raised a total of $178M. The new funding values the company at $1 billion. The company was founded in 2015.

USC And Unity Technologies Launch Online Game Design Course

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The University of Southern California and 3D game development engine developer Unity Technologies are launching a brand new, online game design course , aimed at both students and "lifelong learners", to help them design and publish their own original games, the two announced on Tuesday. unity technologies game design education school videogame

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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.

New World Leads Big Investment In Data Center Technology Developer

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New World Ventures , the venture capital arm of The Pritzker Group, is the lead investor in a big, $90M funding round for a developer of data center technology and services. Phoenix-based IO , which develops modular data center technology, said it raised $90M in a funding led by New World Ventures, which is based in Chicago but has recently been ramping up its Los Angeles investing efforts. venture capital world newworld pritzker datacenter technology data center

Green Dot Opens Development Center In Shanghai

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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. at the Zhangjiang Hi Technology Park in the Pudong district of Shanghai, with 24,000 square foot of space.

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

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.

Echo Gets $7.5M For Microscope Development

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San Diego-based Echo , a startup which is developing a new "hybrid" microscope aimed at replacing both upright and inverted microscopes, has raised $7.5M According to the company, the new funding will go towards manufacturing, sales, and developing future technologies. in a Series A funding. The funding was co-led by Dolby Family Ventures and Tech Coast Angels (TCA).

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.

AeroVironment, SoftBank In $65M JV To Develop Unmanned Aircraft

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Monrovia, California-based AeroVironment said on Wednesday that it is in a joint venture to develop a solar powered, high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system, potentially worth up to $65,011,081. The joint venture is with HAPSMobile , which is 95 percent owned by Japanese technology giant SoftBank Corp. According to AeroVironment, the unmanned aircraft would be aimed at developing a high-altitude long-endurance, or HALE, UAS for commercial operations.