PodcastOne is launching LaunchpadDM, a free hosting platform for independent podcasters

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PodcastOne , the celebrity podcasting network from the founder of radio powerhouse WestwoodOne, is launching a free hosting platform for podcasters. TC Apple digital audio digital media founder Los Angeles podcast Podcasting Spotify world wide web

Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application


” In our performance consulting work, we often hear variations of the following: “Our web application was running fine with a few hundred users. Web application performance is a broad discipline. However, most web applications are not blogs or news sites.

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Jobot Launches New Recruiting Platform


According to the company, its platform "makes for faster, more affordable hiring" and includes such features as scouring the web for "ready to run" talent and those likely to soon be on the market, and works "with or without the aid of real-life recruiters." The startup claims to use artificial intelligence software as part of its platform.

Cloudera, Hortonworks Plan To Merge As $5.2B Cloud Data Platform


Cloudera and Hortonworks, two large, publicly traded companies that compete to offer Web-based data storage and analytics, announced plans today to merge into a combined entity they value at $5.2 The goal of the combined entity is to provide a leading data platform. billion. Share prices for the two Silicon Valley companies spiked in after-hours trading following the announcement Wednesday that both their boards approved the all-stock deal.

Selecting a Web Development Company


I''ve written before about finding Web Development Firms in Los Angeles. Are there particular technologies or platforms involved? What do they do after the web site is launched? What I didn''t discuss was how you should go about selecting the right company.

iRise Updates Platform


El Segundo-based iRise , which develops enterprise software visualization tools used for prototyping and specifying corporate applications, said today that it has released a new version of its platform.

Signal Sciences Signs Healthcare Platform Developer Castlight Health


Culver City-based Signal Sciences , which develops web security tools for DevOps and web applications, has signed up healthcare platform developer Castlight Health , the two said this week. According to the companies, Castlight Health is using Signal Sciences for its digital health platform, for tighter control of its web security.

Framework Benchmarks


Authors Note: Were using the word "framework" loosely to refer to platforms, micro-frameworks, and full-stack frameworks. Among the many factors to consider when choosing a web development framework, raw performance is easy to objectively measure. Web servers.

Google Cloud’s LA region goes online

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Frameworks Round 2


Last week, we posted the results of benchmarking several web application development and frameworks. Repeating its performance from last week, the Netty platform holds a commanding lead for JSON serialization on EC2. Web servers.

Roambi Debuts New Cloud Platform


Roambi , the developer of business data visualization apps, has debuted a new cloud-based platform, the company said this morning. The San Diego firm said that its new Roambi Business lets companies load their data onto a cloud-based platform to serve up data visualization via its apps. The new cloud-based platform is hosted on Amazon Web Services, and lets any kind of company upload their data to the cloud.

The Semantic Web Opens a New Age for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

This has been a long-time dream of Tim Berners-Lee , the man who (really) invented the World Wide Web. He calls his dream the ‘Semantic Web’ (or Web 3.0), meaning it understands user context.

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LogicMonitor Ties Into Amazon Web Services


Santa Barbara-based LogicMonitor , which develops IT infrastructure monitoring software, said today that it has connected its tools to Amazon Web Services. The company said its platform now has the ability to monitor Amazon Web Services instances and services. The company said the new monitoring capabilities include monitoring of SQS, DynamoDB, S3, and monitoring Amazon billing data.

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Hackathon Targets Orange County Web Developers


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.

3 Sales Tips for Startups – Creating a Burning Platform

Both Sides of the Table

In products designed to sell directly on the web the process is no different. If you spent time at a site you might not be aware but they’ve possibly dropped a cookie on your computer and use pixel tracking to follow you around the web.

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Choosing Internet Platforms


The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? However, these platforms could be interesting for prototype and pilot solutions. The other conclusion was that you need to have a migration path from the platform. Finally we get to: Peter Coffee , Director of Platform Research, Salesforce.com His premise is that we should be beyond having to buy servers, software, or any other infrastructure. VRM - his company - goal is to provide a Level 4 platform.

NetDNA Connects CDN To Web Apps, Services


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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Curating The Web Using PublishThis, with Matt Kumin


If you're a web publisher, or even a brand developing your own outreach to customers through a newsletter or microsite, how do you efficiently gather and curate all of the news and information out there? It's all about what is happening on the realtime web.

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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 web is dying and will be replaced by “the App Internet.” Enter the World Wide Web (WWW). Web & Social Change the Landscape of the Web.

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


There’s a company in LA, Qtee.com , which specializes in taking custom clothing to an entirely new level with their web platform. Because our tech platform is so robust, we were able to quickly get these lines on our site and begin selling to our customers.”.

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Will Porsche Fans Ever Live in a Driverless World? Porsche Says No.


Imagine the transportation future 20 years from now. Here’s one way things could roll on a weekday: Many of us get picked up at home by a sturdy, standardized, driverless car that will also scoop up a few of our neighbors who work at other businesses near ours.

Approved Opens for Business with $1M and Digital Mortgage Platform


Following a six-month trial of its digital mortgage platform, San Diego-based Approved has officially launched its Web-based software for home loan applications. Our goal is to create a platform [for both lenders and borrowers] that is just as frictionless as possible,” Taylor said at the downtown EvoNexus incubator, where he has been working with co-founder Navtej Sadhal.

BuildFire Launches Platform For Instant Mobile App Creation


Newport Beach-based BuildFire said yesterday that it has released a new platform, aimed at helping businesses and nonprofits to easily create native smartphone, tablet, and web apps. The company said its app creation platform--which is free--is aimed at businesses and nonprofits who want to go mobile but lack the resources to invest in design and app creation.

MaxCDN Ties With Web Firewall Provider


Los Angeles-based content delivery network operator MaxCDN said this morning that it has integrated its platform with a website firewall provider, Sucuri. Financial details of the link were not announced. Sucuri develops the CloudProxy Website Firewall, which is designed to provide firewall and intrusion detection for websites, in addition to protectin gfrom distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. READ MORE>>. maxcdn firewall network content delivery sucuri ddos

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DreamJobbing: Melding Online And Media To Create A Platform For Dream Jobs


Lisa Hennessy: The short one liner answer, is it''s a robust, digital platform that broadcasts once-of-a-lifetime job openings and experience, which everyone can apply for. Lisa Hennessy: It''s much more than a website, it''s really a platform.

S?qster Exits Stealth with Web-Based Tech for Managing Health Data


Comparing itself to the personal finance platform Mint.com, the San Diego startup says its platform integrates personal health information from a variety of sources, including electronic medical records (EMR), wearable devices, and genomics data.

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IT Department and Web Teams | Who Does What Now?

Tech Zulu Event

IT Departments and Web Teams are not synonymous. Web Teams are necessary to running websites and applications. Network engineers and programmers are essential in designing platforms and up-keeping them. They are required to design for multiple platforms and devices.

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LA Web/Mobile Software Entrepreneurs

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 -- LA Web/Mobile Software Entrepreneurs. Special keynote by Eytan Elbaz, current co-founder of Scopely, a social engagement platform, and formerly VP and founder of Applied Semantics, which was acquired by Google. See [link] (more

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The Web is Against the Ropes, But it’s Not Dead

Both Sides of the Table

I had a really fun 20-minute interview with Howard Lindzon of Stock Twits as part of a 5-part series on whether the web is dead. The topic of whether the web is dead was kicked off by Chris Andersen of Wired Magazine in this article.

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Social Web Startup Signs Deal with AP to Distribute Sports Scores


ScoreStream, a San Diego area startup providing a crowdsourced social media platform for reporting high school sports scores, said Thursday it has agreed to distribute high school game scores under a new collaboration agreement with The Associated Press. The Associated Press, which shares news with member newspapers, Web outlets, and broadcasters around the world, Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

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Appcelerator | The Mobile Developer Platform

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For those companies looking to venture into the mobile space, there are multiple platforms in market to help accomplish the move. However not all those platforms can provide companies with all tools needed. million web developers to build native, hybrid and HTML5 mobile apps.

How Kixer Is Connecting Mobile Web Users To Apps


Keith Bonnici: We have created a platform that lets standard web publishers tap into the growing pool of money being spent by app developers to market their products. All of the sudden, there was a growth in users coming from mobile platforms.

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Rubicon Project Launches New Technology Platform


Los Angeles-based The Rubicon Project , which operates a service to optimize the selection of ads on web sites, said today that it has debuted a new technology platform is it calling REVV for Publishers. The firm said that the REVV product--targeted at premium Web publishers--now gives publishers control of non-guaranteed inventory, ability to manage sales rights by geography and other parameters, as well as continuing to optimize network ads, among other new features.

Yekra Raises $3M For Video On Demand Platform


Yekra says its system helps match content to viewers by genre, by digitally distributing entertainment through different web sites, blogs, social networks, and other destinations. Los Angeles-based Yektra announced this morning that it has raised $3M in a Series A funding round.

A platform that puts political lobbying back into the hands of everyday people

StartUp Beat

That’s a large part of why he decided to create LawMaker.io , which bills itself as a revolutionary platform that gives those in the U.S. Touting itself as a “free lobby for the lobbyless,” Thakkar said its a platform that could very much change the face of U.S.