Soraa Launches PAR20 Lamp

socalTECH

Soraa , the LED lighting company which is using technology developed by UCSB inventor Shuji Nakamura, has rolled out a new LED lamp product in the common PAR20 format. Soraa--which has operations in Goleta, but does its manufacturing in Fremont--said its new LED lamp is 85% more energy efficient than standard, halogen lamps. watts, versus 75W and 90W halogen lamps.

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IKEA Starts Selling Sonos Speakers

socalTECH

IKEA has started selling a new line of speakers it devleoped in conjunction with Santa Barbara-based Sonos this week, including an oddly shaped, dual "speaker lamp", the SYMFONISK. According to IKEA, the new lamp is the "best sounding lamp in the world" and combines both a smart, Wi-Fi speaker and a light.

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Soraa Ships Outdoor LED Product

socalTECH

Soraa , the UC Santa Barbara spinout whic is backed by Khosla Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and NGEN Partners, said today that it has launched its first, outdoor LED lamp product, which it says patches the performance of a 40W halogon MR16 lamp. The firm--which is commercializing solid state lighting technology based on gallium nitride fabrication technology--said the lamp is its first for use in outdoor and enclosed fixture.

Soraa Unveils LED Lighting Product

socalTECH

Soraa , the UC Santa Barbara spinout funded by Khosla Ventures, NEA, and NGEN Partners, has unveiled its first product, a new LED lighting lamp. Soraa, which was started in Goleta, said its Soraa LED MR16 lamp is intended as a replacement for traditional, halogen MR16 bulbs. The new lamp uses Gallium Nitride substrate technology to provide halogen-equivalent brightness, without a requirement for fans, and which the firm says will have a payback within months.

Soraa Wins Install At Crocker Art Museum

socalTECH

Soraa , the developer of Gallium Nitride (GaN) LED lighting technology based on research out of UC Santa Barbara, has won an install of its LED lamps at Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum. The Crocker said it turned to Soraa's LED lamps due to their color rendering, which is at around 3000K, or close to sunlight. Soraa says its LED lamps are also being used at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the J.

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Soraa Gets Install In Tokyo Museum

socalTECH

Soraa , the UC Santa Barbara spinout which develops LED lighting technology, says it has installed its lamps at the Idemitsu Museum of Arts in Tokyo, Japan. Soraa said it was specifically selected to replace "dated" halogen lamps. Financial impact of the win was not announced. Soraa said it has developed LED lighting technology to offer "optimal" rendition of colors and shades of white.

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Skyworks Solution Power Smart City, Connect Lighiting Product

socalTECH

According to Skyworks, its wireless engines are being used to facilitate communications in the Philips' CityTough street lighting management product, which allows cities to reduce power consumption and control street lamps, to help reduce power consumption and monitor those lights. Irvine-based Skyworks Solutions , which develops analog semiconductors, reports that its products are being used in a "smart city" product from Philips.

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Why.Net???

Alon Schwartz

The concept of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP) VS. Microsoft must change. Tags: Business Docstoc Technology.Net development lamp microsoft mysql open source sql server technology solution From the first day we started Docstoc people have been asking me “ why.Net ”?

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Why.Net???

Alon Schwartz

The concept of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP) VS. Microsoft must change. Tags: lamp sql server open source Docstoc.Net Technology mysql development technology solution microsoft Business From the first day we started Docstoc people have been asking me “ why.Net ”?

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Why.Net???

Alon Schwartz

The concept of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP) VS. Microsoft must change. Tags: lamp sql server open source Docstoc.Net Technology mysql development technology solution microsoft Business From the first day we started Docstoc people have been asking me “ why.Net ”?

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Soraa Installs LED Lighting At Madame Tussauds

socalTECH

Soraa is a developer of Gallium-Nitride (GaN) based LED lamp technology. LED lighting developer Soraa , which developed LED lighting which is based on technology developed at UC Santa Barbara, reported today that its LED lighting is being used at Madame Tussauds San Francisco. The company said its LED lights were selected both to control energy costs and to reduce heat at the popular tourist attraction. Soraa still maintains a research center in Goleta. READ MORE>>.

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Topanga Technologies Names Engineering VP

socalTECH

Topanga Technologies said that Hollingsworth holds 14 pending patents in the RF electrodeless plasma lamp area. Topanga's plasma lamps are aimed at the industrial and commercial lighting area. Los Angeles-based Topanga Technologies , the developer of solid state, plasma lighting products, said Wednesday that it has added Gregg Hollingsworth as its Vice President of Engineering.

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Feather Launches Furniture Subscriptions In LA, OC

socalTECH

The New York-based startup offers up furniture from retailer West Elm, which lets them rent tables, lamps, sofas, love seats, and more--and lets them also return and swap those products anytime they like. Feather , an online, furniture rental service which lets people subscribe to gain access to fashionable furniture, said on Tuesday that is expanding its service to Los Angeles and Orange County.

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Gift Guide 2017: Star Wars Gadgets and Gear

Tech.Co

Star Wars 3D Mega Lamps, $40. These 3D LED lamps add a little flair to your room, and all run with a lifespan of 50,000 hours so that you’ll get the most for your money. Star Wars.

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In-N-Out Burger, Almost Perfect

Eric Greenspan

No heat lamps; no freezers. It’s fattening and unhealthy. Ok, now that that’s out of the way, In-N-Out has built a cult like following by combining epic customer service with a great burger. Fresh, fresh, fresh. They offer ketchup/mustard as a replacement to spread; Protein Style (lettuce wrap) replaces the bun and the fries I can live without. So it’s almost survivable as a “treat” meal. However, if it were my company, I’d: 1.

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How MakeSpace Recently Closed $30 million in New Funding

Both Sides of the Table

And we’re investing in computer vision technology to better image your storage items and soon we’ll be able to predict what you have in storage based on artificial intelligence algorithms that can probabilistically determine which things are pictures, lamps, dressers, skis and so forth.

Topanga Technologies Raises $15M

socalTECH

Topanga Technologies is developing plasma lamps and engines which the firm says exceeds the energy efficiency of LED, flourescent, and other light sources. Canoga Park-based Topanga Technologies , a developer of high efficiency, plasma lighting, has scored $15M in new funding, according to regulatory filings from the firm. Details on the funding have not been announced by the company.

Tealium: Sales Grow 120 Percent

socalTECH

The company said it grew its customer base by approximately 80 percent year over year, adding such clients as Air New Zealand, Lamps Plus, thredUp, Automotive Internet Media, and others to its roster of customers. San Diego-based Tealium , the developer of enterprise tag management software which is led by Jeff Lunsford, said it saw 120 percent year-over-year sales growth. Actual revenues were not released by the company.

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GE Plans a Sale as San Diego Smart City Project Nears Completion

Xconomy

million project to replace 14,000 streetlights with energy-efficient LED lamps.

Qtee: “We’re the Nike ID of the Fashion World”

Tech.Co

Using the same custom tech base as our parent company, Lamps Plus, we adapted, modified and tweaked it to bring a unique twist to custom fashion. The technological world we live in affords some pretty unique and awesome opportunity, like drone aerobatics.

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Media Temple Debuts Premium Support, Managed Hosting Services

socalTECH

Media Temple , the web hosting provider headed by Demian Sellfors, is already well known for its customer service and premium hosting services. However, the firm is looking to further differentiate itself in a crowded hosting market through its services. The Los Angeles company said Tuesday that it has launched two offerings, CloudTech Premium Support, and upgraded its DV Managed service. According to Media Temple, the new tools are aimed at enhancing the experience of its customers.

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Attention Startup Accelerators: Your Job Is Not Over After Demo Day

InfoChachkie

In addition, something interesting in happening in Tennessee, with the advent of hands-on venture firms like the Lamp Post Group and innovative ventures, such as PriceWaiter. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

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Dude, Akanda Is Tying The Cloud Together Like A Rug

InfoChachkie

Even the most conservative companies began adopting the open-source LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) to dynamically create and maintain their websites. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

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LAMPsig

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, September 20, 2008 -- "LAMP developers guide to subversion" LAMPsig. Speaker: David Rolston has a long history of web development that dates back to the earliest days of the WWW. He is currently working for a startup company in the multiplayer social network gaming space. He was also one of the founding Lampsig members, and has previously given lampsig talks on PHP, SVG with Ajax, and Xen. See [link] (more

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Own The Problem, Lead The Solution

Alon Schwartz

The lamp broke, but I didn’t break it. Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where a major deadline wasn’t met. A sales goal wasn’t reached. An important deliverable wasn’t delivered. People were waiting on you. You fell behind schedule. You or your team got distracted with other urgent matters. For whatever reason, you just couldn’t make it happen. And then the house of cards collapses on itself. There’s no getting around the fact that you didn’t deliver as promised.

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Insights and Opinions: Creating High Barriers to Entry

socalTECH

That means unless you happen to stumble upon a magic lamp and use one of your three wishes, you're eventually going to end up scrapping it out with several competitors.

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TechZulu Live from NAB at the NMX New Media Lounge!

Tech Zulu Event

All of Hive’s lamps use a single point Plasma source that lasts 10,000+ hours, are flicker-free, universal orientation, and produce full, even spectrum daylight balanced light with a CRI of 94.

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Software Development Companies in Southern California

SoCal CTO

Most networking events tend to either focus on specific technologies (PHP,Net, C#, Microsoft, LAMP, MySQL, Open Source, Hadoop, Java, etc.) I've helped organize the Los Angeles CTO Forum for almost 10 years. As part of doing that, I've had the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of different chief technical officers from different kinds of companies over those years. This is a private group of CTOs who are responsible for software development within their companies.

SPONSOR POST: Southern California Technology Firms Are Hiring

socalTECH

Recent job postings on the site: LAMP/Perl Developers , Los Angeles, Oversee.net. Slow job market? Not in Southern California's technology market! Southern California technology companies are hiring aggressively, and the high tech job outlook is better than it has ever been, with hundreds of open positions and many companies eagerly seeking high tech talent. socalTECH's Job Board helps companies, and potential empoyees, connect.

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Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

Both Sides of the Table

It was driven by the introduction of open-source software, most notably what was called the LAMP stack.

LA Based Hardware Startup Launches First iPhone Universal Wireless Charging Case

Tech Zulu Event

IKEA (in select tables and lamps). Bezalel , the company devoted to empowering mobile device users to discard the power cord, has launched a Kickstarter campaign November 10 – December 15 to fund production of the first universal wireless charging case for the iPhone.

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Why You Should Enlist a Business Mentor, Or Be One

Startup Professionals Musings

In the words of an ancient Buddhist proverb, “If you light a lamp for someone, it will also brighten your own path.” Building a business is not rocket science, so there is no magic success formula.

VC Seed Funding is Dead, Long Live VC Seed Funding!

Both Sides of the Table

With open source software (LAMP stack) and cloud computing infrastructure it just wasn’t that expensive to get your company going and founders just wanted to raise less money. This is part of my ongoing series about Raising Venture Capital.

Get Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor

Both Sides of the Table

Thomas and his partner lived off of credit cards, and used crappy data centers and open source software (LAMP).

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Mark Suster: New, $200M Fund, and GRP's New Name, Upfront Ventures

socalTECH

Outdoor, we have 4,000 square feet, where we''ll have canopies, umbrellas, heating lamps, so people can just come out and hang out at our offices.