Software Development Companies in Southern California

SoCal CTO

This is a private group of CTOs who are responsible for software development within their companies. They are generally the senior most person responsible for custom software development, database design, database administration, web development, etc. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate? I've helped organize the Los Angeles CTO Forum for almost 10 years.

Final Draft Acquired By Cast & Crew Entertainment

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Calabasas-based software developer Final Draft , which develops screenwriting software, has been acquired by Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services. writing script hollywood break bigbreak silverlake castcrew acquisition merger software screenwriter screenwriting draft finalFinancial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Cast & Crew said the buy will help expand its suite of technology solutions.

FabFitFun surpasses $200 million in revenue as it hits million-subscriber milestone

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We have members from all walks of life – from nurses to lawyers, software developers, police officers, makeup artists, fashion designers, dog walkers, interior designers and more.”.

Ford’s Autonomic Pairs With Alibaba Cloud On Mobility Hub for China

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Ford—one of the automakers competing in China’s huge car market—is now making a bid to provide China’s leading software infrastructure hub dedicated to streamlining transportation by connecting cars and riders with mobility services. Ford’s recently acquired unit Autonomic , which co-created the automaker’s Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), inked a deal Tuesday to partner with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing division of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

Autonomic CEO Gavin Sherry on Mobility, China, and Data Privacy

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5 Apps To Get The Most Out Of Your Philips Hue Lights 

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Part of the success of Hue lies in Philips’ early decision to provide a Software Development Kit (SDK), meaning there are now over 200 third-party iOS , Android , and even a few Windows Phone, apps that control your lighting in ways you never dreamed possible.

Iris.tv Raises $5.3M For Video Recommendation APIs

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in a Series A funding, the startup disclosed Wednesday, for its development of a personalized video recommendation API and software toolkit. The startup, led by Field Garthwaite, offers up its technology to video publishers, such as online entertainment, news, and sports sites, to better personalize the videos presented to viewers, and to gather analytics about those viewers. iristv iris video recommendation software development streaming mobile content

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Five Startups Revolutionizing Music, In Southern California

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Southern California is the center of the entertainment industry, which not only includes the world of Hollywood, movies and film, and television, but is also the home of the music industry. content entertainment hollywood play technology guitar musician music angeles startup feature

Dude, Akanda Is Tying The Cloud Together Like A Rug

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To update Marc Andreessen’s widely publicized quote from 2011, “OpenStack Software Defined Networks (SDNs) are eating the world.” Their attempts to architect software automation for physical networks were a bridge too far. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

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MarketCast Buys Fizziology

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Los Angeles-based market research provider MarketCast said on Monday that it has acquired Fizziology , a software developer focused on social insights and analytics for the media and entertainment industry. Fizziology's software uses social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Sina Weibo, etc.) software analysis trends social research market acquisition merger fizziology marketcast

Ticketmaster's TicketWeb Buys Strobe Labs

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Los Angeles-based TicketWeb , the self service ticketing arm of Ticketmaster , announced this morning that it has acquired event marketing software developer Strobe Labs. Strobe Labs developed software which helped entertainment venues search and view customer profiles, build and deploy fan lists for direct marketing and email campaigns, and run social campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify.

VizExplorer Gets Funding From Morgan Stanley

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San Diego-based business intelligence software developer VizExplorer announced this morning that it has raised a round of strategic funding from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. VizExplorer said the new investment will go to accelerate its growth, gain broader adoption, and to expand to additional verticals, such as manufacturing, entertainment, and healthcare. The company's software is currently used primarily by casinos.

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Amazon Expands Tech Hub In San Diego

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According to Amazon, it has opened up a new, 85,000 square foot office as its San Diego Tech Hub, where employees will work in the areas of software development, machine learning, cloud computing, and digital entertainment. amazon jobs employment tech engineering software sandiegoOnline e-commerce giant Amazon announced this morning that it is expanding at its "tech hub" in San Diego, and plans to create 300 new high tech jobs at the location.

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. Long, develops cloud-based software for handling post production. bebop technology canada europe sales support post production software international london

Ticketmaster Looks To Seattle For Engineering Talent

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Los Angeles-based Ticketmaster , the online ticketing service which is owned by Live Nation Entertainment, is looking north to boost its engineering talent, saying this morning that it has opened up a new software development center in Seattle.

FilmTrack Backs Content ID Effort

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Los Angeles-based content and rights management software developer FilmTrack said late Tuesday that it is backing a new metadata standard for the media and entertainment industry. FilmTrack said it has linked with EIDR, an organization developing a new content identifier system for the movie and television industry.

PayPal Acquires Smartphone Credit Card Scanner card.io

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The firm also provides its platform as a software development kit for iOS and Android developers. Meanwhile developers will still have access to the card.io technology to develop their own applications. Developers mobile apps Paypal

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HARDATA Sets Up Shop In Thousand Oaks

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HARDATA , a developer of workflow management software for the broadcast and entertainment industry, has set up shop in Thousand Oaks, and hired a new President and CEO. The Argentina-based software developer said it has named Philip B. HARDATA's software is used by radio stations to manage digital content distribution, and also has a number of products aimed at the television broadcasting market.

SRS Labs Names Exec

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Santa Ana-based SRS Labs , a developer of surround sound, audio, and voice technology, said this week that it has named John Kellogg as the firm's Executive Director of Corporate Strategy. SRS said Kellogg has more than 25 years of experience in the audio and entertainment industry. SRS Labs was originally spun out of Hughes Aircraft, and provides its surround sound technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, semiconductor firms, software developers, ad others.

Image Metrics Releases SDK For Mobile App Developers

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Santa Monica-based Image Metrics , which develops computer vision and facial analysis and expression tracking software, said Wednesday that it has released a new software development kit for mobile developers. The firm said its new mobile app SDK, which runs on Apple iOS, allows developers to use its technology on augmented reality applications and games. Image Metrics did not how much it will cost developers to use the technology in their apps.

Creating the Next Generation of US Employees. My Investment in Treehouse

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And while Maker Studios is pure entertainment, TreeHouse is pure education. I’ve just completed an investment in Ryan Carson’s new company, TreeHouse. It meets everyone of my criteria so I thought I’d elaborate. I’m investing heavily in Internet video.

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A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

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The term a gile development is defined, and the panel agreed unanimously that maintaining this mindset is necessary. You need to research what they do, and on the development/API side, that’s something that you’ll have to go in and fix too.

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Twiistup 007: Final Showoff's Additional Speakers and TZ Discount

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Founder and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, the visionary multimedia venture spanning movies, TV, sports, and new media, Peter Guber is among the most successful executives in the entertainment and communications industries.

The Startup Guide To SXSW Panel Picking

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