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. However, most web applications are not blogs or news sites.

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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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Covario Targets Mobile Web Sites

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San Diego-based Covario , a developer of search engine marketing and search engine optimization software, said today that it has launched a new product focused on creating mobile web sites. According to the firm, its new product--Mobile COntent Optimizer--helps advertisers create mobile-friendly web sites. Tags: covario mobile site software

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User Interface Beyond the Web Site

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Normally the product is defined as a web site. Most founders are fairly passionate about the features and functions of the web site, iPhone application, Facebook application, or whatever web application represents the product. What applications and web sites have you been using? Then I spend time in all sorts of other applications and web sites. To see the contents you have to click a link to go to the site.

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Selecting a Web Development Company

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I''ve written before about finding Web Development Firms in Los Angeles. How good is the company''s own site? They shouldn''t be showing you that they don''t care at all about looks and content on their own site. What do they do after the web site is launched?

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 Hackers Targeting Social Networking Sites

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Carlsbad-based Breach Security , a developer of Internet security software, has released the results of a security report, saying that nineteen percent of all online attacks in 2009 so far have been based on social networking sites. According to the company's Web Hacking Incidents Database (WHID) 2009 Bi-Annual Report, hackers are taking advantage of user generated content, Twitter, and other Web 2.0 web sites to launch their hacking attempts.

Internet Brands Buys Three Web Sites

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands is continuing to buy up small, vertically focused web sites to add to its various consumer focused content networks, saying Wednesday that it has acquired three websites. Tags: domain site acquisition merger brands internet The firm said it has acquired BusinessMart.com and BusinessFinance.com for its Money and Business vertical, and KidsCamps.com for its Travel and Leisure vertical. Financial terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed.

eHarmony Launches Site For Spanish Speaking Singles

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Los Angeles-based online matchmaking site eHarmony said Thursday that it is expanding its market, and has launched a brand new site, specifically aimed at Spanish speaking singles. According to eHarmony, its new web site is built to serve both Spanish speaking singles in the U.S., eHarmony said the new Spanish site will be launched into several other countries, including Mexico and Spain, over the course of 2016.

Internet Brands Buys Seven Consumer Web Sites

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The firm said it has now acquired more than 100 web sites in total. Los Angeles-based Internet Brands said Thursday that it has acquired seven consumer websites, as part of an expansion of its health and home vertical markets. Internet Brands said it has acquired DentalFind.com , InfertilitySpecialist.com , SkinCareGuide.com , DavesGarden.com , Gardens.com , Craftster.org , and Splitcoaststampers.com. Financial details of the acquisitions were not disclosed.

Google Lets Users Block Sites

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Search engine giant Google , in what might be a preview of a way for users to help filter out low quality web results, said Thursday that it has begun allowing user to block results from sites they do not want to see. Google--which said it is not yet using the data in search results, but will be looking at the data from the program--said the blocked sites will be linked to a user's Google account. google block search site engine filter quality sites

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Tealium Takes On Web Tags

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San Diego-based Tealium , a firm started by Websidestory/Visual Sciences/Omniture vets, said today that it has launched a product to help web marketers manage their digital marketing products. The firm said its Tealium iQ software allows marketers to easily add, remove, and modify web page tags which are used for data collection, measurement, behavioral target, and online optimization. Those tags are used for web analytics, affiliate marketing, retargeting, and more.

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Clicker.com Debuts Big Screen Site

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Los Angeles-based Clicker.com , the online video programming guide firm run by former Ask.com CEO Jim Lanzone, debuted a "big screen" version of its site today at the Google I/O conference. The firm said the new site is designed to support using the web on 50-inch displays.

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.

Los Angeles Web Developer

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Just the kind of person I like to meet. :) But I was a bit surprised when he emphasized how hard it had been for them to find a web developer in Los Angeles. My flippant comment was, “If you do a Google search for Los Angeles web developer, you’ll find a LOT of people and firms.” Web design typically refers to the process of interface design and graphic design. The result of web design are static pages as graphics or HTML.

U.S. Unveils Web Site Highlighting Government Challenge Prizes

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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy said today that it has unveiled a new, online web site which highlights prizes the U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, the new Challenge.gov site highlights over 35 challenges from more than 15 government agencies. The new site is run by the General Services Administration.

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Biddees Launches Gift Card Auction Site

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Santa Monica-based Biddees , a new startup founded by a number of veterans from Shoes.com, has launched a new web site today focused on decreasing reverse auctions of gift cards. The firm's reverse auction is similar to sites like Swoopo and others.

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BUZZMEDIA Adds Six Music Sites

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Hollywood-based BUZZMEDIA , a venture-backed publisher of online entertainment content, said today that it has added six new web properties. The firm said it has added PureVolume, PopMatters, Gorilla vs. Bear, The Hype Machine, Concrete Loop and RCRD LBL to the list of its web music properties. BUZZMEDIA said that the six sites have a total of over five million fans every month. Tags: buzzmedia music site merger acquisition publishing hollywood

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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.

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IT Department and Web Teams | Who Does What Now?

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IT Departments and Web Teams are not synonymous. Web Teams are necessary to running websites and applications. Then, there are the creative peoples that help make the Web Team’s work stand out among others. The post IT Department and Web Teams | Who Does What Now?

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Goodbye, Geocities: Final Sunset As Japanese Site Closes

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Geocities , the original Southern California internet startup--which was founded all the way back in 1994 in Los Angeles--will finally disappear completely from the Internet, as Yahoo said today that it will shut down its Japanese Geocities site. Geocities--which hasn't been available in the United States for nearly 10 years --apparently had been popular enough in Japan that the site had continue to run for long after its sunset in the United States.

PublishThis Powers Cox Media Site

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Los Angeles-based PublishThis , the developer of publishing technology which is headed by Matt Kumin, is powering the content for a new Cox Media site, the firm said today. site, which is focused on politics, news, and lifestyle content for the center-right. PublishThis develops technology used to curate and distribute content, and help manage publishing of content for web publishers.

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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. There are many aspects that go into a responsive web design that meets your client’s’ needs. Development Apps & Software Business Dev & Design Applications Web Apps Desig

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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Active.com Chosen to Host Youth Hoops Web Site

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Active said it will also utilize various online resources and tools in an attempt to enhance the site's visitor engagement.

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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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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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ProFlowers Tops Web Traffic Rankings In May

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web property for May, based on percentage change in unique visitors, according to the latest comScore Media Metrix numbers. According to comScore, Mother's Day, graduation, proms, and weddings helped to drive traffic to flower gift and greeting sites, driving ProFlowers to the top of the unique visitors increase list. The ProFlowers site was second in terms of total unique visitors, behind AmericanGreetings, with 10.4

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Evite Redesigns Site

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The site said that--after 10 years on its old platform--it was time to bring an upgraded service to its users. The firm has seen a number of startups appear as competitors in recent years, who are applying Web 2.0

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SheKnows Bumps Into Largest 50 Web Properties

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Online women's publishing site SheKnows has bumped into the 50 largest web properties in the U.S., the site said this week. Citing numbers from th ecomScore July 2012 report, the Los Angeles-based site--which is part of AtomicOnline--said it now has nearly 25 million readers.

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TrueCar Launches Mobile Site

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Los Angeles-based TrueCar , the online car pricing site run by Scott Painter, said today that it has launched a mobile version of its site. According to the company, the new site runs on Apple iPhone, BlackBerry, and other web-enabled mobile devices. TrueCar said the site is accessible either by going to its main url, or to its mobile site at mobile.truecar.com.

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

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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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Stacking Up The Online Film Submission Sites

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Last night, Amazon.com jumped into the movie business, with its own, online film submission site, Amazon Studios , backed by the help of a number of notable USC Film School advisors. Submissions to the site are eligible for a financing package to produce a feature length film.

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Internet Brands Buys Two Web Sites, Looks To Future Acquisitions

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Los Angeles-based Internet Brands disclosed Tuesday as part of its earnings report that the firm has purchased two web sites, BensBargains.net, and GrooveJob.com. The firm also said it has acquired another unnamed site, which was completed subsequent to Q3. BensBargains.net is a discount and coupon shopping site, and becomes part of the firm's Shopping vertical; GrooveJob.com is an online jobs search site focused on part-time, seasonal, and hourly jobs.

Local.com Buys Web Hosting Customers

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Irvine-based Local.com , which operates a local search site and network, announced today that it has acquired 22,000 web hosting subscribers from LaRoss Partners, in a deal worth approximately $2.6M Local.com said those web hosting customers pay approximately $35 per month for web hosting services, provided by a third party. As part of the deal, Local.com said it also has the option to buy another 10,000 web hosting subscribers during the first quarter of 2010.

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