How to Run an Effective Networking Dinner

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Photo by Juliette F on Unsplash Networking is a critical part of relationship building and there is no event more valuable to building relationships than the proverbial “breaking of bread” with people. You should allow a period for general networking, a chance to eat your first bites of food and some casual catch ups. it’s ok to drift back to general networking if need be. networking startup

Video-Sharing App Triller Acquires Halogen Networks

L.A. Business Journal

Video-sharing platform Triller, which is owned by Century City-based Proxima Media, has completed the acquisition of Halogen Networks

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How to Overcome Common Enterprise Network Challenges

Southern California Edison Blog

Enterprises face several network-related challenges that can affect their competitiveness and ability to grow and serve customers. Challenges such as costly network investments, low performance, and tedious management plagues many organizations. Common Enterprise Network Challenges.

Pod Network, STEMconnector Merge

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Manhattan Beach-based Pod Network LLC , which develops a social networking application, announced this morning that it has merged with STEMconnector , which runs a professional services firm focused on creating a STEM-ready workforce. network stemconnector merger acquisition stem education social networking

IntelliMedia Networks Acquires GlobalMLX

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Los Angeles-based streaming media distribution and immersive training technology provider IntelliMedia Networks has acquired Canadian company GlobalMLX , the companies said this week. IntelliMedia Networks said the acquisition will help it extend its cloud-based training platform. intellimedia networks globalmlx merger acquisition canada security training homeland

Worth Network Aims At Instagram Marketing

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Los Angeles-based Worth Network, a new software startup, is aiming to help marketers reach more consumers via organic Instagram posts, the company said today. worth network instagram marketing software social mediaAccording to the company, it is currently helping restaurant chains such as Silverlake Ramen, Pokeworks, EMC Seafood and others, and is looking to expand to consumer product goods, health and wellness, and other industries, with its service.

What setups are best for secure network design?

Southern California Edison Blog

Modern networks require secure setups to ensure mission-critical data and sensitive communications are private and protected from outside parties looking to steal or access information being transmitted. Here are industries that stand the most to gain by leveraging secure networks: .

QAD Completes Allocation Network GmbH Acquisition

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Santa Barbara-based QAD, which develops software for the manufacturing sector, said Tuesday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Allocation Network GmbH. Allocation Network GmbH was based in Munich, Germany. allocation network germany merger acquisition manufacturing software internationalFinancial terms of the acquisition were not announced.

Nexa3D Expands Reseller Network

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Ventura-based 3D printer developer Nexa3D says it is expanding its reseller network, and added a new reseller covering the Eastern United States. nexa3d reseller network printing printerNexa3D said that it has partnered with Cimquest , a provider of 3D pritenrs, manufacturing, and design products. Nexa3D develops industrial 3D printers, and says it is looking to offer up an upgrade to owners of older legacy stereolithography printers. READ MORE>>.

How to Promote School Network Scalability

Southern California Edison Blog

School network scalability is essential for ensuring that schools have a reliable network. Why Schools Require Scalable Networks. Schools are adding more devices than they had in the past, adding strain to existing networks. Best School Network Solutions for Scalability.

QAD Acquiring German Company, Allocation Network GmbH

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Santa Barbara-based QAD , which develops enterprise software used in the manufacturing sector, says it is in a definitive agreement to acquire a German company, Allocation Network GmbH , which provides strategic sourcing and supplier management. QAD says it will incorporate Allocatio Network's sourcing, supplier management, and procurement systems into its Integrated Supplier Management portfolio. allocation network germany merger acquisition manufacturing software international

Top 3 Government Network Security Setups

Southern California Edison Blog

Network speeds are closely tied to an organization’s ability to stay productive and remain competitive and profitable at all times. Also, the increased frequency of video conferencing places high bandwidth demands on networks for extended periods of time. Upgrade Network Infrastructure.

Boingo To Provide Cellular Network For San Diego State Stadium

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Los Angeles-based Boingo says it has been selected to provide the cellular network infrastructure for the new, San Diego State Aztec Stadium. According to Boingo, it has been selected to design, build, operate and maintain a 5G-ready, neutral host cellular DAS network for the new stadium. diego state boingo cellular network aztec telecom

SoundCloud Acquires Repost Network

L.A. Business Journal

announced May 23 it will acquire Venice-based rights distribution company Repost Network Audio sharing platform Soundcloud Inc.

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Bird Acquires Scoot Networks

L.A. Business Journal

is buying Bay Area competitor Scoot Networks Inc Santa Monica-based Bird Rides Inc.

8 Networking Strategies Pay Big Dividends In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

There is no skill more vital to an entrepreneur than effective networking. You can’t build your business alone, and networking is the best way to open doors, professionally and personally. In business networking settings, it’s not very memorable to talk only about business.

Top Strategies to Reduce Network Cost

Southern California Edison Blog

Your organization’s network may check the boxes for availability and capacity, but have you. considered whether you could further reduce network costs? Network infrastructure can be expensive to upgrade and manage, and organizations can find it. Automate your network.

Zenlayer Buys C3 Networks

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Los Angeles-based Zenlayer said this week that it acquired the majority of the assets of C3 Networks , a provider of network services. Zenlayer is a provider of software defined networks and services, and is venture backed by F&G Venture and NSFOCUS. zenlayer networks merger acquisition networking colocation cloud software defined

Twitter Networks are Different than Social Networks

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They “don’t care what people ate for lunch.&# They’re fine on their existing social networks, which these days mostly means they’re happy with Facebook. Traditional social networks are more restricted to people whom I already know and information and updates are less discoverable. And as a result Twitter Networks are currently different in my mind than many other social networks.

Semtech Wins Audio Networking Design

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According to Semtech, IDK Corporation, a developer of professional A and broadcast equipment, is linking its audio networking with Software Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE) using its BlueRiver products. The company's semiconductors are being used as part of bridging audio signals across an Ethernet network, bringing between SDVoE and IDK's own "Dante" audio networking protocol.

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Social Networking Startup MeWe Raises $4.5 Million

L.A. Business Journal

Culver City-based social networking startup Sgrouples Inc., doing business as MeWe, announced it raised $4.5 million in a venture round, bringing its total funding to $15 million since launching in 2012

ISSQUARED Buys Network Computing Architects

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Los Angeles-base information technology services provider ISSQUARED , which provides security, hybrid cloud infrastructure, networking, and software services, said this morning it has acquired Network Computing Architects (NCA), a provider of IT services to the small and mid-sized business market. Newtork Computing Architects was founded in 1992 in Bellevue, Washington, and had focused on network management and IT security.

Understanding the Power of Your Human Networks

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The critical skill is not just your immediate network but the network beyond that you can tap into if you’ve earned the right through nurturing your 1-degree relationships. Building Your Network. Either you have a well established network or you don’t. My basic philosophy is that almost anybody can build a network by investing time in it. The golden rule of networking ought to be the mantra, “ Give Before You Get.”

Vubiq Networks Names Engineering VP

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Irvine-based wireless technology developer Vubiq Networks , which develops millimeter wave wireless broadband technology, has named Alan Bartky as its new Vice President of Engineering. According to Vubiq, Bartky has previously served at such companies as Xylan/Alcatel, Broadcom, RF DSP, Intel/Mindspeed Technologies, SNAP Networks, Sync Research, and Tran Telecommunications/Amdahl. vubiq networks engineering executive alan bartky millimeter wave wireless

Vertical Networks Acquired By Whistle

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Santa Monica-based Vertical Networks , a "mobile-first" content studio which was backed by Snap , has been acquired by New York-based entertainment and sports media company Whistle. Vertical Networks was founded by Elisabeth Murdoch. Both Veritlca Networks and Whistle develop content for Snap. entertainment hollywood content acquisition merger whistle networks vertical

OpenDrives Picks Up $20M For Network Attached Storage

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Los Angeles-based OpenDrives, a developer of network attached storage (NAS) products for the enterprise, said on Thursday that it has raised $20M in a Series B funding round. OpenDrives is developing Network Attached Storage (NAS) which the company says provides high performance computing (HPC), on-prem, and hybrid cloud capabilities for the enterprise, media and entertainment, pharmaceutical, and federal government agency markets.

Pray.com Finds $14M For Social Networking For Religious Communities

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Westlake Village-based Pray.com , which develops social networking applications for religious communities, has raised $14M in a Series A funding, the company said this week. faith religion investment startup hub101 capital venture religious networking social prayThe funding was led by TPG Growth, and also included Science Inc. and Greylock Partners.

Advantage Solutions Buys Quantum Networks

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Irvine-based Advantage Solutions , which provides technology-enabled sales and marketing services to manufacturers and retailers, has acquired Quantum Networks , a New York City-based e-commerce retailer and agency. Advantage Solutions says Quantum Networks also is on eBay, Newegg, Walmart.com, Reverb, and Google Shopping. advantage solutions quanutm networks merger acquisition marketplace amazon

How to network like a ninja

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Outgoing, full of creative ideas, and certainly the best person to teach us how, here is Kim on networking… By Kim Shepherd . Networking with others you want to meet is second nature to some, but it fills others with dread. After all, networking is much more than cocktail parties and trading business cards. So far we’ve been talking about people who are “newbies” to networking. With a little planning, networking becomes easy.

Effective Networking Starts With Empathy

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We asked him about building relationships and advice for founders needing to expand their network. What is one practical tip you’d give a young entrepreneur who is just setting out to build a professional network? There is no better network builder than providing value. When you provide value to someone, that person will tell their friends and their network will start reaching out to you. 1 quality a successful networker/connector needs to have, and why?

Best Network Setups for Media Content Delivery

Southern California Edison Blog

Users trying to stream video originating from a low latency network are likely to become frustrated as the media becomes slow to load and its quality becomes choppy. One effective method for providing reliable media content delivery is to leverage the power of a Content Delivery Network (CDN).

Ixia Wins Barefoot Networks

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Calabasas-based Ixia reports a win with Barefoot Networks this morning, saying that the network equipment maker has chosen its 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) test products. Barefoot Networks is using Ixia's equipment for testing its Tofino switches. Ixia said Barefoot is using its equipment to recreate real-life network traffic patterns and load to make sure their switches can perform and scale as designed.

Pod Network Picks Up $5M For Social Media App

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Manhattan Beach-based Pod Network , which says it is developing a mobile, social media network which connects users based on their physical location, plus professional and personal interests, has raised $5M in a seed funding. network social media networking venture capital software mobile

9 Keys To Effective Networking, In Person Or Virtual

Startup Professionals Musings

Too many entrepreneurs I meet in my role as a business advisor still seem to believe networking is all about selling and convincing everyone that what you have will change the world. business networking business relationships investors

4 Ways to Increase your Enterprise’s Network Reliability

Southern California Edison Blog

To prevent this, enterprises require strong network setups and access to the right expertise to promote network reliability. . Having access to a dependable network with maximum uptime correlates directly with an organization’s ability to remain productive, innovative, and competitive.

MaxLinear Gets Design Win With Aviat Networks

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Carlsbad-based semiconductor developer MaxLinear reports that it has scored a design win with Aviat Networks. maxlinear aviat networks chip semiconductor design cmos hardwareAccording to MaxLinear, its chipsets are being used for Aviat's new WTM 4800 E-Band and Multi-Band Radios. MaxLinear said Aviat is using its MxL1105 CMOS transceiver along with the MxL85652 and MxL85110 modems. Shipment volumes and expected financial impact of the win were not announced.

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CoreLogic Buys Mercury Network

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Irvine-based real estate and property information provider CoreLogic said this morning that it has acquired 100 percent of Mercury Network , a provider of software for valuation and appraisal management. Mercury Network was owned by private equity investor Serent Capital. CoreLogic had previously purchase a 45 percent, minority stake in Mercury Network in June. corelogic mercury network real estate property information appraisal software merger acquisition serent capital

Top 3 Government Network Security Setups

Southern California Edison Blog

Government agencies send sensitive data via their networks on a daily basis to perform tasks including conducting surveillance, transferring military communications, and providing municipal broadband. The wrong network setup can spell disaster in the event of a malicious attack or data leak.

What is a Content Delivery Network and What Types of Businesses Should Leverage It?

Southern California Edison Blog

A content delivery network (CDN) is a network of edge servers that accelerate website speed and content delivery by hosting content physically closer to customers via points of presence (PoP). Read More: Best Network Setups for Media Content Delivery.

ClearPath Networks Names VP

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El Segundo-based ClearPath Networks , a developer of a cloud-based platform aimed at helping network, broadband, and cloud operators manage their services, has named a new VP. He also is very active in the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a group focused on software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). marketing executive management network platform networks clearpath

3 Internet Solutions to Improve Network Uptime

Southern California Edison Blog

According to Gartner researcher, Andrew Lerner, the average cost of network downtime is approximately $300,000 an hour. When it concerns your business, reliable network uptime isn’t just a luxury – it’s a necessity. Download the SCE Network Solutions Overview.

Ingenu Deploys M2M Network In New Orleans

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San Diego-based Internet-of-Things (IoT) networking technology developer Ingenu said it has deployed its systems in New Orleans, to help support support oil & gas, logistics and transportation applications. The company, which is developing networking technology for communications with Internet-of-Things devices, said the new network reaches 240 square miles. The company did not say if there are any customers using its network in New Orleans yet.

EVgo, GM Link To Expand EV Fast Charger Network

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Los Angeles-based electric vehicle charging network operator EVgo has inked a deal with General Motors , to build out its network of electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers, the two said late last week. The move will triple EVgo's network of fast chargers. evgo network electric vehicle charger fastcharge fast automobile