Web Second, Mobile First

Both Sides of the Table

The titles were: Mobile First, Web Second. Mobile First, Web Second (continued). I loved the idea of “mobile first” but something always bothered me. People forgot that Fred also wrote “Web Second.” Thus I endorse Web Second.

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The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why

Both Sides of the Table

In it he asserts that the web is dying and in its ashes will see the rise of the “App Internet.” The trends are legit, but we have no idea what unexpected breakthrough in human interaction is going to change everything.” Enter the World Wide Web (WWW).

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Trending Sources

What to Expect from Trending Web Design in 2016

Tech Zulu Event

The dynamism of web design ascertains that trends should keep varying to the better with changing times. Creativity thrives on a blend of several ideas to propose solutions and convey emotions, creative fields like fashion and graphic designs always find its way to web design and vice versa.

5 Common Misconceptions of Web Design: Insights from the Yoga Sutras

From the Venture Trenches

The pride and effort they have placed in building up their business should be reflected through their web presence. With over three billion local search queries in any given month on Google alone, no business can afford not to be on the web.

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Xconomy Special Report: 12 San Diego Tech Startup to Watch in 2017

Xconomy

The idea was to feature early stage companies in the region that have not attracted much attention or raised a substantial amount of startup capital. View the Slideshow A little more than a year ago, amid a resurgence in San Diego’s software sector, Xconomy identified a baker’s dozen of local tech companies to watch in 2016. The results were so encouraging, we’re doing it again.

StockTwits Acquires Mobile App SparkFin to Add Fintech Services

Xconomy

StockTwits, the Twitter-like social media platform for sharing stock market tips and ideas, has acquired San Diego’s SparkFin, a fintech mobile app for discovering and sharing stocks and other investment ideas. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The common denominator in both companies is Howard Lindzon, the Wall Street trader and hedge fund manager who founded StockTwits in San Diego in 2008. Lindzon led StockTwits as CEO until last year, and continues as chairman.

Nervana’s $400M+ Buyout Reflects Key Tech Trend in Machine Learning

Xconomy

As CEO Rao wrote in a blog post Monday , “Nervana started with the idea that we can engineer better solutions for computation by bringing together computer engineering, neuroscience, and machine learning.”.

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Wrapify Q&A: Adhesive Giant Puts $3 M in Car Advertising Schtick

Xconomy

Heller founded Wrapify in early 2015 with the idea of creating a business that would pay motorists to wrap their cars in digitally printed advertising. National blog main National top stories San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories Avery Dennison deals Entrepreneurship Financing funding innovation Internet IT James Heller people sharing economy Software startups strategic investors Web 2.0

New Bootstrap Fund Pulls Itself Up in World of Health IT Deals

Xconomy

We started the incubator with the idea of helping people with ideas, and making some investments,” he said. It didn’t take long, however, until both had joined MD Revolution, a Bootstrap portfolio company providing Web-based services to help people improve their health and fitness.

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Colorado’s Webroot Buys CyberFlow Analytics, Expands in San Diego

Xconomy

Eslambolchi, who had served as a LonoCloud advisor and CEO, told Caldwell he had an idea for a cybersecurity startup that would use analytic software and machine learning technology to monitor the data flowing in and out of networks for anything that looks out of the ordinary.

Clinton and Trump Platform Analysis: Which Is Best for Education Companies?

Xconomy

Probably the most costly long-term idea is to make a degree from an in-state public university or college either debt-free or tuition-free for students from U.S. With election day less than a week away, voters are trying to imagine what turns the country might take under each of the presidential hopefuls. Tech entrepreneurs are likely considering how hospitable the new leadership might be to their specific industry sectors.

Former NASA Chief Sees Coming “Tidal Wave” in Machine Intelligence

Xconomy

To get a better idea of just how big this tsunami of machine intelligence will be, Xconomy has invited Goldin and other innovation leaders to speak at the Xconomy Forum on the Human Impact of Innovation , set in San Diego on April 19 at the Alexandria at Torrey. Dan Goldin founded KnuEdge (initially known as Intellisus) in 2005 to realize his vision for neural-based computing—and to fundamentally transform the way humans interact with machines. As he puts it, “a tidal wave is coming.

SD Venture Group Opens Bay Area Office as Part of “Cheeky” Campaign

Xconomy

The idea is to provide a home away from home for San Diego startups looking to do deals in the Bay Area. National blog main National top stories San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories San Francisco blog main San Francisco top stories deals Entrepreneurship Financing funding High Tech Innovation Economy Internet Investor IT Mike Krenn people recruiting San Diego Venture Group Software startups Tech VC Venture Capital Web wireless

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12 Ideas for Stronger Website Engagement

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, September 20, 2012 -- 12 Ideas for Stronger Website Engagement. Karen Marchetti from Response FX will take you through the 12 hottest ideas to drive stronger prospect and customer engagement across your web "Content Hubs". From Offers to Content to Visuals, Gamification, Design Tools, and more, you'll come away with at least a dozen ideas for dazzling your visitors, creating a memorable brand experience - and getting a response.

Fake Photo Blocker: Truepic Introduces App to Verify Online Images

Xconomy

Stack said the idea for Truepic came to him from a multitude of online sources. Stack deals Entrepreneurship fake news Fake Photos Financing funding innovation Investor IT Jeff McGregor Jeff Parker Mobile Software startups Truepic Web William SahlmanCraig T.

How to Teach Computational Thinking

Xconomy

We’ve had Wolfram|Alpha free on the web for years now. And as soon as we have an idea that we can formulate computationally, the point is that the language lets us express it, and then—thanks to 30 years of technology development—lets us as automatically as possible actually execute the idea.

New Leader at Intel Capital Adjusts Strategy as Global Summit Opens

Xconomy

The idea is to invest in startups that are not already part of Intel’s corporate business units, which comprise everything from cloud and data center technologies to the Internet of Things and mobile devices. “We Intel Capital has invested $38 million in 12 technology startups since July, highlighting its venture investment focus on innovations in self-driving cars and machine vision, the Internet of Things, sports and health, drones, and virtual reality.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

Tech Zulu Event

The evening will consist of a series of live stage demonstrations guaranteed to impress and inspire new ideas among all in attendance. Mobile Web America, Inc. Early-stage companies in the web, mobile and ecommerce space are encouraged to apply for the program which completes four cycles per year, culminating in Demo Days that are attended by the region’s top angel investors and VCs. The time has finally arrived!

Citysearch, IAC Looks To Contest For Business Ideas

socalTECH

West Hollywood-based Citysearch , the local reviews and directory service of IAC, has taken an unusual approach to finding its next business idea: it's running a contest which asks its users to submit a "brilliant" idea for web and mobile applications. Tags: citysearch business contest idea venture capital equity

PickDeck – Content Based on YOUR Interests

Tech Zulu Event

Rarely do we come upon a website or web applcaitions that truly sifts through all the junk and curates the most influential and authoritative source to give to useful and value content…not spam. Idea behind PickDeck? The company actually came before the idea of PickDeck.

Negative Customer Acquisition Costs - Creative Startup Marketing Ideas - Eric David Greenspan

SoCal CTO

I frequently work on networking through the social web and building new relationships that will foster knowledge gathering or business growth. We need to spend some time discussing what you do with the social web. I’ve recently had a chance to reconnect with Eric David Greenspan ( LinkedIn , Twitter ) He’s the CEO of Make It Work a high quality, personal, high touch technology service provider for homes and small businesses.

TerrAvion’s Eye in the Sky For Growers, And Now, Ranchers

Xconomy

He later became a chapter president of the Drone Industry Association, and explored the idea of setting up a business providing drone surveillance of farmland. Morris did go on to co-found an aerial imagery company for agriculture in 2013, but he scrapped the idea of using drones. Robert Morris was a military drone platoon leader in Afghanistan, where he started thinking about the potential of aerial imagery in agriculture.

Is it a Good Idea to Have Ads in Tweets?

Both Sides of the Table

Web 1.0 was the “static&# web. Traditional media companies published their stories on the web. Web 2.0 was the 2-way web. I then remember when Amazon started selling books on the web. Advertising has driven the majority of Internet innovation.

Aspiring LA Web Developer's Dream To Go To Coding Camp, Pay It Forward

socalTECH

What do you do if you''d like to become a web developer, but can''t afford to pay for the courses to learn those skills?

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

Tech Zulu Event

We had over 30 pitches and classic SUW team voting that followed, resulting in the final 12 most popular ideas. Also we would like to thank our global sponsors: Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Ven Corps, Twilio, Vertical Response, oDesk, Elance and OpenTok. What a weekend!

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

One of the readers asked my opinion around sharing your startup concept: My first question has always been - how do you protect your idea while shopping around for feedback, partners, developers, etc.? Especially if the idea could be whipped-up by a few 24-year olds in a few weeks?

NDA Stealth Mode and Sharing Your Startup Concept

SoCal CTO

One of the readers asked my opinion around sharing your startup concept: My first question has always been - how do you protect your idea while shopping around for feedback, partners, developers, etc.? Especially if the idea could be whipped-up by a few 24-year olds in a few weeks?

Insights: How The Subscription Economy is Changing Business

socalTECH

Today, thanks to the Cloud, it is literally possible to have an idea for a new business one morning, and have that business up and running the next day.

Interview with Vinny Jindal, Stockr

socalTECH

The two things that are mostly lacking from people's investment experience are the lack of a wide network of people to refine investment ideas with, and the best available content about companies they are considering investing in. In that network, we bring in content from all over the web.

Wisecrack’s Entrepreneurial Journey Led to a YouTube Gold Mine

Tech.Co

Well, that was a lot harder than anticipated: features take forever to create and rather than sitting there with their hands tied, the duo figured they’d try their hand on web content and YouTube videos. “We We built our first web series that winter, and it was a Chanukah series.

Venture Capital is About Human Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Entrepreneurs are supposed to have insights that others don’t have and we’re supposed to be good judges about which entrepreneurs and executives have both the most clever ideas and the right skill sets to do transformational things against all odds.

Retention Science Debuts Retention Score

socalTECH

Retention Science said the score looks at customer churn, customer engagement, customer sentiment, and repeat purchase rate to let businesses get an idea of how they are doing with customer retention, similar to what Klout has done on the consumer side with measuring the influence of users online. Retention Science develops software which uses big data to help analyze and predict the behavior of consumers on a web site, which can be used to drive offers to those customers.

7 Business Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Never Make (Twice)

InfoChachkie

Attempt To License An Idea. Rationale: My idea is so mind-blowingly fantastic, I can sit back and collect licensing fees while someone else does all the work required to turn my idea into a successful business. Fallacy: Ideas are worthless, while skillful execution is priceless.