Fri.Oct 26, 2012

LED Lighting Manufacturer Sets Up Shop In Anaheim


A Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of LED lighting products, Lunera Lighting has set up shop in Anaheim, and will manufacture its products there.

Turn Your Software App into SaaS in Days

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 -- Turn Your Software App into SaaS in Days! How do you turn your software application into a fully operational, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), without investing a lot of time, programming resources, and money into the effort? Corent Technology, the emerging leader in Software to SaaS transformation is offering a complimentary and informative breakfast session hosted by IBM at IBM La Jolla office on Nov. 1 and IBM Glendale office Nov 7, both from 8:30-10:00.

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DeveloperAuction Targets Los Angeles With Job Auctions


DeveloperAuction , a Bay Area startup which is looking to let employers bid for engineers on an auction basis, has expanded into Los Angeles, beyond an initial launch in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Boston. The startup is looking to take advantage of the demand for developers by getting startups to "bid" on engineering talent.

LA CEOs - Developing Relationships with the World?s Biggest Sports Leagues and Stars and How to Succeed

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 -- LA CEOs - Developing Relationships with the World?s s Biggest Sports Leagues and Stars and How to Succeed. LA CEOs, an education and support group for CEOs presents: Sports marketing maverick, Mark Skelly. Mark will share secrets about getting your product or service endorsed by professional leagues and top athletes. Confirmed RSVP is required. This is not a networking event. It is for CEOs only. Service providers will be asked to leave. See [link] (more

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OCTANe Firsty

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 -- OCTANe Firsty. Join the OCTANe community and the Anteater network at Tamarind of London for Firsty on November 1. Network with over 200 people and meet members of the organization that focuses on fueling innovation in the OC and local UCI alumni. See [link] (more


Brand Affinity Technologies Buys Printroom's Fan Photography Business


Irvine-based Brand Affinity Technologies , the latest startup from the Steelberg brothers, said Thursday that it has acquired the fan photography business of Printroom. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Printroom's Fan Photography business provides photo keepsakes -- photos on the field, sports team photo mouse pads, and more -- for the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA sports teams, and other customers.

Get to Know MongoDB and What's New in 2.2

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 -- Get to Know MongoDB and What's New in 2.2. Hello everyone, we are extremely excited to announce our first meetup!! Based on your responses and bio?s, s, we will be having a speaker directly from 10gen!! Antoine Girbal has been with 10gen for almost 2 years and works on the core c++ code and java driver. Antoine will introduce us to MongoDB as well as some of the new features of the 2.2 release!! See [link] (more

Friday Tech Video Roundup for Southern California


Some of the higlights from this week from socalTECH's video , section, where we're currently highlighting community videos from and about local startups: Image Metrics Mojo Masks iPhone App.

GameSalad Supports Windows 8 Apps


Los Angeles- and Austin-based GameSalad , which develops software which helps people create iOS, Android, and web games, said Friday that its software now supports Windows 8 application development. The startup--which has been supporting Windows development since May--said its latest version, 0.10.0

BrandBounty Uses Crowdsourcing To Fight Counterfeiting


A new, Los Angeles startup BrandBounty is hoping to tap into the power of the crowd to help brands fight counterfeiting. The software developer--one of the companies that is part of Los Angeles-based StartupMinds--has a product which allows brands to offer virtual prizes, contests, and cash rewards to people to help them fight counterfeiting through reports from users of brand violations, such as unauthorized use of a company's products, logos, and trademarks.

Surf Air Gets (Slight) Competition From BlackJet


A new, Silicon Valley-based airline--backed by Ashton Kutcher--emerged today, with its eyes on the Silicon Valley to Los Angeles route being targeted by Los Angeles-based Surf Air. The new startup, BlackJet , is apparently looking to run passengers from San Francisco to L.A. on private jets, at a cost of around $1,000 for a flight; the company also is starting with flying from New York to LA flights, along with a New York to Florida route.