Wiliot Finds $30M More From Amazon Web Services, Others

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The funding, a Series B, came from Amazon Web Services, Samsung Venture Investment Corp., Wiliot , an Israel- and San Diego-based RFID technology developer, has received $30M more in a funding round, the company said on Monday. and Avery Dennison Corp. Wiliot is developing disposable, RFID tags which do not require batteries, and are aimed at use in the tracking of consumer products during the manufacturing process. The company's tags are aimed at use in such products as clothing.

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Dreamhost Among Popular Web Hosting Services Named In Vulnerability Report

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Los Angeles-based cloud hosting service DreamHost is one of the popular web hosting companies, caught up in the latest report of a widespread cybersecurity hole, which researcher say allowed hackers to easily access and take over accounts. The security issues--which were reported and fixed by DreamHost and others before the vulnerability was published--revolve around a hacking technique called "cross-site scripting".

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Web Second, Mobile First

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The titles were: Mobile First, Web Second. Mobile First, Web Second (continued). People forgot that Fred also wrote “Web Second.” ” So I’ve had to encourage an entire cohort of startups that I’ve met not to ignore the power of the web.

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Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application

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” 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. Overall, performance is in the service of user expectations.

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AnyMeeting Updates Web Conferencing Service

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting , the provider of free web conferencing and webinar services, has updated its site, in a major update for the service. The update--which went live Friday--includes a redesigned interface, faster screen sharing, and better overall web conferencing management features. The new service also includes a 6-way video conferencing feature specifically aimed at hosting mall video conferences. anymeeting conference webinar free service

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LogicMonitor Ties Into Amazon Web Services

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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. logicmonitor amazon services infrastructure monitoring

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Zadara Hires EMC, Amazon Web Services Vets

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Carl was previously at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and also had served at Gluster, 4Base Technology, Kovarus and McAfee.com. Irvine-based storage products maker Zadara Storage said this morning that it has hired two storage industry veterans as VPs. According to Zadara, it has named Dani Naor as Vice President of International Sales, and appointed Craic Carl as Vice President of PRoduct Management.

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Autobytel Launches Web Chat Service

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Irvine-based Autobytel announced this morning that it has launched a new, live web chat service aimed at auto dealers and manufacturers. The firm, which operates a number of websites connecting consumers with auto dealers, said its new service, Live Chat by ActivEngage, will allow car dealers and manufacturers to help engage with web visitors, act as an online sales force, and increase purchase request generation. Pricing on the new service was not announced.

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ParkMe Improves Web Mapping Features

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Los Angeles-based ParkMe , which offers up an online service and mobile apps to help drivers find nearby parking spaces, has rolled out a new, improved web mapping interface.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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I went to an event by Amazon on their Amazon Web Services in Santa Monica today. The focus was S3 - storage service, EC2 - their compute cloud, their queuing system, and their flexible payment system. The S3 system is not a transactional object system, it's for larger objects, larger updates. The EC2 is very similar to having a Linux box in a colocation facility.

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Web On The Go Launches No-Contract, Mobile Internet Service

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Web On The Go , a new, low cost mobile Internet provider backed by Los Angeles-based Telscape Communications , said this week that it has launched its services. The service said it will provide a low cost, mobile Internet service which costs $4.59

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Make It Work Expands Into Web Services

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Santa Barbara-based Make It Work , the in-home computer and electronics service and help firm headed by Eric David Greenspan, said this week that it has launched a new web and social media services arm. The company said it will provide services such as site hosting, domain registration, social media strategy, blog installation, email newsletters, and other social media help to companies. Tags: makeitwork services social media

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Tim Berners-Lee Building Inrupt to Fix the Web—Will Users Come?

Xconomy

The World Wide Web is at a crossroads. For all the benefits it has brought society over the past three decades—faster and easier communication, instant knowledge access, a seemingly inexhaustible marketplace of goods and services—the Web has also morphed into an “engine of inequity and division,” according to its inventor , Tim Berners-Lee (pictured above).

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AnyMeeting Updates Web Conferencing Software

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Huntington Beach-based AnyMeeting said this week that it has released an updated version of its web conferencing software, which is it calling Meeting 4.0. AnyMeeting--led by Coston Tuculescu--said the changes were aimed at making its meeting service more like an in-person meeting. The company said the updated software includes a "completely refreshed" user interface, full WebRTC support, 720p HD video conferencing, new iOS and Android apps, and more.

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Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

Among the many factors to consider when choosing a web development framework, raw performance is easy to objectively measure. We want this test to require repeated requests to an external service (MySQL or MongoDB, for example) so that we exercise the frameworks data mapping code.

EdgeCast Targets Web Applications With New Service

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Santa Monica-based EdgeCast Networks , the content deliver network (CDN) provider, said today that it is targeting the performance of web applications with a new delivery service. The firm said its has announced a beta of a new, Application Delivery Network, which will help speed up availability of web applications. The firm claimed its service can help web apps run 200 to 400 percent faster.

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Rivaling Google, Web-Mining Diffbot Opens Its Knowledge Graph to All

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Diffbot , a tech startup that continuously scours the Web to assemble a “knowledge graph” of billions of facts in context, announced today that it’s opening up the searchable resource to the public—with starter rates as low as a cable TV bill.

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Hulu's April Fool Joke: 1996 Web Design

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Visitors to Los Angeles-based video streaming service Hulu Friday were greeted with a surprise "redesign" of the web site, as part of a Hulu April Fool's gag.

Zesty Reinvents Itself With New Cash for Automated Web Tech

Xconomy

Zesty.io, a San Diego Web development firm, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding to spin out its consulting business, and focus instead on providing its core Web content management technology as a subscription-based software-as-a-service.

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Tinder Hits The Web With Tinder Online

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Los Angeles-based mobile dating service Tinder has finally hit the web, with a new web version of its software, Tinder Online , the service said today. According to Tinder, it is initially rolling out its web-based version in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Philippines, and Sweden, with eventual plans to make it available elsewhere.

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Edico Genome Raises $22M to Expand Data Processing and Web Services

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San Diego’s Edico Genome, highlighted in Monday’s media debut of Dell Technologies Capital , said today it has raised $22 million in Series B financing led by the Dell investment arm.

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Citrix Debuts New Large Scale Web Event Service

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Santa Barbara-based Citrix said this morning that it has launched a new, multimedia webcasting service aimed at large scale web events. Citrix already provided similar webcasting services, albeit on a much smaller scale. The firm's GoToWebinar product could handle up to 1000 attendees, so the new service significantly expands the scalability of the company's offerings. Pricing on the new service was not announced.

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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. The companies said they will award a grand prize of $5,000 to the winning entry into the hackathon, which takes advantage of the WebRTC standard in a project, product, or service.

Mission Debuts Managed Services, Cloud Consulting After Merger

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The company--led by longtime cloud and hosting services veteran Simon Anderson--offers up managed services and consulting for cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The company said its core customers are in the media and entertainment, mobile gaming, digital media, education, consumer goods, marketing, ecommerce, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) verticals.

Fifty years of the internet

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This enabled many aspects of the dark side to emerge (fraud, invasion of privacy, fake news, denial of service, etc.). Private firms like AOL, CompuServe and Earthlink would soon charge monthly fees for access, turning the service from a public good into a private enterprise.

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

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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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Plankk Launches New Streaming Fitness Service

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Los Angeles-based Plankk , a developer of custom apps for the fitness and exercise industry, said it has launched a brand new, live- and on-demand streaming service for fitness enthusiasts. According to Plankk, its new service, Plankk Studio , let users access both live and on-demand workout videos from a large roster of fitness influencers. The new service costs $14.99 The service is available on iOS, Android and the web, with other platforms on the company's roadmap.

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

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qster, founded in 2016 to develop technology that enables individuals to aggregate and manage all of their own personal health information, emerged from stealth mode Wednesday.

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Connect6 Aims To Bridge The Web, Real Life Contacts

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A new, Los Angeles-based Connect6 launched this week, with a new, Chrome browser extension which looks to bridge the web--and such sites as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and other services--with LinkedIn-like information on potential contacts. The company''s software discovers contacts online, and allows users to click on an icon to pull up important business details, like job title, employer, job skills, email address, phone number, and more.

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AnyMeeting Debuts New Web Conferencing Product

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AnyMeeting , the developer of web and video conferencing software aimed at the small business market, said today that it has launched a new, web conferencing product called AnyMeeting Company Pro. According to the company, the new tool provides set price access to its services to companies with up to 50 employees, allowing companies to purchase a plan which covers all of their employees at a fixed price.

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Creating a Responsive Web Design for Business Development

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One of the best ways for increase in business development is to create a more responsive web design. A great website design simply reflects well on your business and the quality of your service. Development Apps & Software Business Dev & Design Applications Web Apps Design

SoftBank’s Arm to Include Cybereason Security Services in IoT Hub

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Cybereason’s security services will be incorporated into the Arm Pelion IoT platform , a suite of Web-based tools that help businesses manage Internet of Things devices, their connectivity, and the data they generate. Arm Software startups Treasure Data Web Web-based Software wirelessSecurity-tech company Cybereason is announcing another boon flowing from close ties with its biggest investor, Japanese telecom and tech giant SoftBank.

Curating The Web Using PublishThis, with Matt Kumin

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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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NetDNA Powers Wordpress Optimization Service

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Los Angeles-based content delivery network provider NetDNA is powering a web performance optimization service for WordPress blog owners this morning. NetDNA said that W3 Total Cache , which develops a plug-in for the popular WordPress web publishing software, is using its MaxCDN services to help its customers with optimizing WordPress sites. netdna wordpress optimization maxcdn service software blog

H3 Financial Services Raises Funding

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Aliso Viejo-based H3 Financial Services , a developer of web-based software for managing consumer finance and billing for the dental and veterinary market, has scored a Series A investment. H3''s software-as-a-service provides credit, billing, and payment options for customers of dental or veterinary practices, who typically do not have insurance coverage for those services. H3 Financial Services is led by Joe Simrell.