AeroVironment Links With Smart Grid Software Developer

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Monrovia, California-based AeroVironment , which develops both electric vehicle chargers as well as unmanned aerial vehicles, said on Tuesday that it has linked with smart grid charging technology developer eMotorWerks. The two said they will integrate eMotorWerks Juicenet smart-grid EV charging platform into Aerovironment's line of EV charging solutions. aerovironment smart grid electric vehicle charger charging cleantech software alexa

Mobile Software Developers Speak

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Thursday, February 18, 2010 -- CommNexus and The Mobile Software Development SIG Presents. Mobile Software Developers Speak! The discussion will specifically include an introduction to PhoneGap, a cross platform tool kit for building mobile apps, and Daily Paper, a mobile newspaper app as well as other development tools for Android (MotoDev and WebSDK). A Discussion on Android and Beyond.

Forge Platform Finds $1M For Ethereum SDK

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Santa Monica-based Forge Platform , which is developing software development kits used for Ethereum, has raised $1M in a seed funding, the company disclosed on Wednesday. forge platform ethereum venture capital blockchain snapchat shift manifestpartnersThe funding came from Manta Ray Ventures and Upfront Ventures. The company was founded by Chris Lorenz, Geoffrey Anderson, and James Borow.

Tipalti Ties Payments Service To Affiliate Tracking Software Developer

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Tipalti , which develops an automated, mass payment platform for affiliate and other marketers, has integrated its service with CAKE , a provider of online campaign and affiliate tracking, the firms have announced. Tipalti develops software-as-a-service to streamline mass payments for affiliate networks, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites, and others, helping companies pay vendors using a variety of payment methods (direct deposit, ACH, PayPal, checks, prepaid card, etc.)

Cornerstone OnDemand Acquires Hiring Platform Workpop

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Santa Monica-based human resources management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. acquired Santa Monica hiring platform Workpop Inc.

DataScience Debuts New Data Analysis Platform

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Los Angeles-based DataScience , the data analytics software developer led by Ian Swanson, has rolled out its data analysis platform, the DataScience Cloud. The new software is aimed at data science teams in the enterprise. DataScience said its platform supports connect any time of data source to data sciences sources, including databases, distributed filesystems, software-as-a-services; includes visualization tools and data browsers; connections to an API; and more.

Swell Launches Social Impact Investing Platform

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Newport Beach-based Swell , a new fintech startup, said on Tuesday that it has launched a new online platform which lets consumers invest in specific portfolios focused on social impact. Swell said it was incubated by Pacific Life, with creative help from IDEO, and software development from Carbon Five.

ServiceNow Buys SkyGiraffe

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Santa Clara- and San Diego-based ServiceNow said on Wednesday that it has acquired San Mateo-based SkyGiraffe , a developer of a mobile software development platform. ServiceNow said the buy will help its customers easily deliver "consumer-like" mobile experiences for applications build on its Now Platform. The company said it will embed SkyGiraffe's technology in its Now Platform in 2018.

Lifeyo Acquired By SpotOn

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Los Angeles-based Lifeyo , a developer of website development software aimed at small and medium-sized merchants, has been acquired by San Francisco-based SpotOn , SpotOn announced this morning. According to SpotOn, the effort will help it offer up a platform and suite of tools for payment processing, customer engagement and more for small and medium-sized businesses. saas software development website acquisition merger spoton lifeyo

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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.

RightScale, Zend Tie On PHP Platform

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Santa Barbara-based RightScale , the cloud management software developer backed by Tenaya Capital , DAG Ventures, Benchmark Capital , Index Ventures , and Presidio Ventures, and PHP developer Zend Technologies , said today that they have launched a jointly developed solution for deploying and managing PHP applications. The companies have bundled RightScale's Cloud Management Software with Zend PHP. paas saas software management computing cloud zend rightscale

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Engineer.ai Links With DigitalOcean

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Los Angeles- and London-based Engineer.ai , a developer of artificial intelligence software aimed at creating software for SMBs, said today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with DigitalOcean, a provider of cloud services for the development community. According to the company, the partnership will help SMBs build affordable, custom software. engineerai digitalocean software development strategic partnership

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Esri Backs White House Climate Change Initiative

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Redland-based Esri , which provides geographical information systems and mapping software, said today that it is backing the White House Climate Change Data Initiative, and will help communities develop practical methods and approaches that use its GIS technology.

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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.

Nimble Updates CRM Tools

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Santa Monica-based social CRM software developer Nimble has rolled out a new version of its platform, which it is calling "Nimble 4.0". According to the company, led by longtime CRM veteran Jon Ferrara, the updated software includes such new features as embedding within Office 365 and Google Apps; synchronizes contacts, emails, and calendars; new automatic market segmentation tools; personalized outreach emails; new templates for Gmail; and much more.

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Hackathon Targets Orange County Web Developers

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In one of the newest "hackathons" to hit Southern California, a group of companies are looking to draw Orange County software developers to a new hackathon, geared around WebRTC, the open "Web Real Time Communications" framework aimed at helping developers create voice and video chat applications. hackathon anymeeting webrtc realtime software developer contest saas tokbox influxis

Broadcom To Buy Israeli Security Software Firm

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Irvine-based Broadcom announced late Sunday that it is acquiring Israeli security software developer SC Square Ltd. Broadcom said the acquisition would give it an expert team of engineers focused on security, an "essential ingredient" across its platforms.

Nimble Links Into Microsoft Office 365

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Santa Monica-based customer relationship management (CRM) software developer Nimble has connected up its software to Microsoft Office 365, the company said on Tuesday. Nimble offers up both free and "Business" edition versions of its software. nimble customer relationship management tool software platform microsoft office office365

YouMail Extends To Windows 8, Thanks To Third Party Developer

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YouMail the provider of enhanced voicemail services and mobile apps, has a popular iPhone and Android application--but, like any other firm, has had to limit how many different platforms it ports its app to. So, how do get distribution of your services on other, not-as-popular platforms like Windows 8? YouMail announced Tuesday that its services are now available as an app on Windows 8 -- thanks, not to its own team, but to a third party developer, MagikMail.

Nimble Opens API

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Santa Monica-based Nimble , the developer of web-based, customer relationship management (CRM) tools, said today that it has launched a new application programming interface (API) and application marketplace. The firm said the new API makes it easier for developers to connect any sales, marketing, customer service, or accounting platform with Nimble. The company said the new API is the first in a family of APIs to help developers create applications using Nimble's platform.

GameSalad Ships Universal Binaries For iOS

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GameSalad , the Los Angeles- and Austin-based developer of software which makes it easy for game developers to develop their own, Apple iOS and web games without coding, has just launched a new, universal binary for ioS. The new feature--which debuted last week--means that developers no longer have to create separate targets and apps for each of Apple's various platforms when using GameSalad.

Webalo Scores $3M For Mobile Enterprise Apps

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Los Angeles-based Webalo , a company which provides mobile application development tools, said this afternoon that it has raised $3M in a new funding round. Webalo says its software eliminates much of the coding, wating, and cost of traditional, mobile application development.

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Qualcomm Releases Augmented Reality Software For Android

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has released a platform for developing augmented reality (AR) software for Android, the firm announced this morning. The firm said the software, available via its beta program, allows users to build, market, and distribute applications based on its Qualcomm AR platform. Qualcomm said the software is optimized for running on its Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, but will run on all Android 2.1

NetDNA Connects CDN To Web Apps, Services

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Los Angeles-based content delivery network (CDN) provider NetDNA is making it easier for web application developers to use its CDN services, saying Monday that it has launched a new service to embed web acceleration capabilities into their web services and applications. The company said its new NetDNA Acceleration Platform gives web developers ability to control CDN provisioning--either as a way to resell CDN services, or to help boost their site performance.

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UberMedia Names VP

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Pasadena-based UberMedia , the Idealab-backed developer of mobile and desktop messaging and social media apps, is announcing this morning that it has hired Ken Rudman as its Vice President of Developer Relations. Rudman joins the company from AT&T Interactive, where he was Director of the Developer Program and Platform. UberMedia develops a suite of Twitter messaging apps such as UberSocial and Echofon. software development developer executive ubermedia

Qualcomm Releases Android Augmented Reality SDK

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San Diego-based Qualcomm said this morning that it has released a new, augmented reality (AR) software development kit for Android smartphones. According to Qualcomm, the new SDK enables software which delivers interactive, 3D experience with everyday objects. Qualcomm said the SDK includes computer vision technology will allows developers to align graphics tightly with underlying objects. a game developer, as customer.

Journey Platform To Build Data Gathering Mobile Apps | Co-founder Interview Conrad Hofmeyr

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Journey is a platform to build data gathering mobile apps much faster than would traditionally have been possible. The whole Journey app building experience takes place inside your web browser, so there’s no software to install.

Pokki Takes App Model To The Desktop

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The firm said today that it has launched a beta of Pokki , a platform which lets web developers create desktop apps, using languages such as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. According to SweetLabs, it is bringing the "app experience to the Desktop" with its software, which is launching with apps for Gmail, Facebook, LivingSocial, the Wall Street Journal, eBay, Groupon, and Twitter. opencandy software develops mobile pokki

CloudBasic Launches Cloud Development Tools

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Irvine-based startup CloudBasic is one of the startups which launched a product this week at the DEMO conference in Silicon Valley, saying that it has released the CloudBasic Application Platform, a cloud application environment targeted at Microsoft.NET developers and business users. Tags: cloudbasic cloud computing software development excel

ISBX Takes $750,000 For Mobile Software

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Los Angeles-based ISBX , a developer of a cross-platform, mobile development product, said today that it has scored $750,000 in funding. According to ISBX, it will use the funding for research and development, as well as expansion of its offerings and core technologies. Tags: isbx venture capital mobile software development angel phone

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Corent Wins MapR Technologies

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Aliso Viejo-based Corent Technologies , which develops cloud migration software, and AI and data analytics software developer MapR Technologies said this morning that MapR Technologies has selected Corent's SurPaaS platform to help customers access MapR's Data Platform for AI. Corent's software makes it easier for software providers to offer up their products via a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.

UCLA Hack-a-thon Starts Today!

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This weekend, February 22-24th, will be your chance to attend UCLA Anderson School of Management’s 42 hour Developers Contest, hosted at ROC in Santa Monica.

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Sorenson Media Adds SDK

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San Diego-based Sorenson Media , a developer of video encoding software and related services, is looking to enable third party developers, by releasing a new software development kit (SDK). The firm said today that its new SDK will allow developers to create their own custom media players which integrate with Sorenson's video publishing platform. Tags: sorenson media software development video hosting

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Cylance Teams With VMware

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Irvine-based antivirus and endpoint protection software developer Cylance has linked up with virtual server software developer VMware , to apply its software to VMware's Workspace ONE Trust Network, a new effort to plug security providers into VMware's platform. According to Cylance, the collaboration will allow customers to deploy Cylance directly from inside VMware's Workspace ONE platform, to help them prevent malware infections.

Cylance Expands Endpoint Protection Software To AWS Marketplace

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Irvine-based cybersecurity software developer Cylance says it has extended its artificial intelligence driven, endpoint protection software, CylancePROTECT, to the AWS Marketplace. AWS Marketplace is Amazon's marketplace for business software that runs on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing infrastructure. Cylance's software runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.