Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies

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Southern California is often criticized for having too many startups which only revolve around brand, celebrity, ecommerce, and. used in a very wide range of both web and mobile services, from Foursquare, to Yelp, to LivingSocial.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California. For anyone from California, you know there are vast differences between the northern and southern parts of the state – so vast in fact that, to us, they could just as easily stand alone as two separate states.

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Los Angeles Startup Events

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I realized that it has been a little while since I posted about the Los Angeles Startup Community and so needed to update my list of startup events that will be out of date almost before I finish publishing it. So, you may also want to go look at: Los Angeles Startup Events Here are some of the events and meetups that I've spoken at, attended or at least interest me. So, if you happen to read this and want to meet me, just reach out directly.

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.

Five Startups Revolutionizing Music, In Southern California

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Southern California is the center of the entertainment industry, which not only includes the world of Hollywood, movies and film, and television, but is also the home of the music industry.

Southern California Tech Central

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I am excited to be participating in and announcing the of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. This site is being sponsored by the Technology Council of Southern California and my company TechEmpower.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica.

Southern California Tech Central

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The Technology Council of Southern California and TechEmpower are happy to announce the launch of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal.

Signal Sciences: Protecting Web Apps In The Era Of DevOps, with Andrew Peterson

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In today's world of web application development, speed is everything. Venice Beach-based Signal Sciences (www.signalsciences.com) has created sofdtware designed for those application developers to help protect those web applications. Andrew Peterson: We have what we call a web protection platform, that provides other companies with protection against attackers who are attacking their web applications. Why is it that your software is so important for DevOps?

Software Development Companies in Southern California

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They are generally the senior most person responsible for custom software development, database design, database administration, web development, etc. In a recent conversation with a fellow CTO, we lamented about the fact that while there's very active software development and web development going on in Southern California and West Los Angeles, yet there didn't seem to be as much of a community around it.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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So, I promised I would create this post to help point them in the right direction. Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California More Web Events in Los Angeles Technology Networking in the Greater Los Angeles area Technical Networking Groups and Meetups in Los Angeles SoCal Networking Event Organizations Los Angeles Tech 101 - Conferences and if you want to find informal networking, you might head over to CoLoft , in Santa Monica.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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He talks about a bunch of the different networking events that occur in Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California. LA CTO Forum Dealmaker Media Digital Family Reunion Startups Uncensored Social Media Club, LA Twiistup Mindshare LA LA Hadoop Meetup Dorkbot Geek Dinners LA Cloud Computing LA Web Application Developers LA PHP Developers In addition to these, I'd recommend looking at: Technology Council of Southern California – Surprised John didn't mention this one.

Web 1.0 Entrepreneurs: we are roadkill unless we learn to run as fast as today’s founders.

Steve Reich

The emails were so tailored, that many merchants called back to thank them for the personal attention. But so many companies are being launched so fast that probability tells you that there will be major winners. Many, many thanks to Jim Armstrong of Clearstone who insisted that I needed visit an incubator or two. “I told you so” doesn’t begin to cover it. New companies are being created at stunning speed by today’s founders.

At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups

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In downtown San Diego, a private real estate company best known for its master-planned communities in suburban Southern California has posed some existential questions for regional tech hubs looking to build their own startup ecosystems.

Web 3.0

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Saturday, August 27, 2011 -- Web 3.0: SoCal AMA. dramatic shift in business and technology is taking place as the Social Web (Web 2.0) evolves into the Semantic Web (Web 3.0). Join us for the timely 6 hour seminar on the concepts, current systems and forecasting the impact of Web 3.0 Concepts, Technologies and Evolving Business Models. Networks link spartphones, in-car computer, televisions, and home media networks.

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No Google Autocompleter Openings In SoCal

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In one of its April Fool's jokes, search engine giant Google has posted a job position--and accompanying YouTube recruitment video --for a "Google Autocompleter", to predict what users are searching for on the web. So far, there are no listings for "Google Autocompleters" in SoCal.

Congrats To The Spotlight: LA Tech Winter Presenting Companies at Caltech

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Months of submissions and the amazing help from our judges , the Spotlight is shinning down on awesome companies that were born right out of Southern California. Mobile Web America, Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology and of the Art Center College of Design. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Where: Baxter Hall | CalTech 1200 E California Blvd Pasadena, CA 91125.

SoCal Code Camp | Learn, Network, & Win Awesome Prizes!

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SoCal Code Camp is at it again, getting together an amazing pool of experts to speak in front of fellow developers and developers-in-training here in Los Angeles. SoCal Code Camp will have great sessions for open source and.NET technologies.

Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene

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Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene. TMZ reports: “The Winklevii have their eye on SoCal as the new Silicon Valley (which is home to Facebook and Apple) thanks to L.A.’s So youve got the inside scoop on a story or topic that weve covered? Startups. Mobile. Gadgets.

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More Web Events in Los Angeles

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However, there are some great folks who have lots of experience also attending so the networking and discussion is generally pretty great. SoCal Kanban/Lean software meetup Coloft They have a line up of events there. I’ve updated my earlier post on Networking Events Los Angeles with some great suggestions from Lorin Cha who I just met through LinkedIn. Here were the new ones: LeanLA Startup Circle Meetup I’ve gone to a couple of these.

Southern California Technology Jobs Surge

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Anyone looking for signs that the economy is turning around, might want to look at what appears to be happening in Southern California's technology jobs market. It's been tough to shake people loose from companies," Stuart Macfarlane , CEO of El Segundo-based iChange , explains, saying that the firm is actively looking to hire two to three web developers. Tags: angeles employment jobs technology california southern

Meet Launchpad LA’s Graduating Startups

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Divshot, a tool for web designers and developers, won a national pitch competition and one of it’s founders Michael Bleigh created a popular open source library now included in Ruby on Rails.

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Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

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Edmunds.com has been around forever in Los Angeles, but after a recent redesign and a focus on updating its web site, new mobile. Google has set the bar in the technology industry in Silicon Valley, and holds a similar place in Southern California.

Startup Development

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How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your StartupI’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. Thought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources.

Sponsor Post: Southern California technology firms are hiring!

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The high tech industry in Southern California is hiring. Web Application Developer , Irvine, GrowMetrix. Web Developer , Calabasas, lynda.com, Inc. Web UX Designer , Carpinteria, lynda.com, inc. Senior Web Developer Software Engineer , Santa Monica, Cars.com. Know someone looking for a high tech job position in Southern California? Tags: hiring jobs employment california southern angeles sponsor

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Eight Tech Gadgets To Add To Your Gifts List

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Combining the theme of holiday shopping with Southern California's technology industry, here are eight electronic gifts from local companies to add to your shopping list this season. Have an HDTV, and wish you could browse the web or stream content from the Internet?

New Startup Boot Camp in SoCal

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Monday, October 3, 2011 -- The Official Unveiling of the New Startup Boot Camp in SoCal! oin Barbara and Angel Investors Amir Banifatemi and David Cheng as we break the news about the New 3 Month Startup Boot Camp in Southern California. If you are technology oriented companies, especially web-based or other software startups, this a segment you'll not want to miss! Tech Coast Angels.

Drizly Expands On-Demand Beer, Wine To Orange County

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Drizly , a provider of on-demand delivery of beer, wine and liquor ("Uber for beer"), said Thursday that it has expanded its services to Southern California, starting with Orange County.

We Want You!…To Succeed! TechZulu & Gadget Review Partner with Microsoft

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So it brings not only TechZulu, but also Gadget Review great pleasure to announce a partnership with Microsoft. If so, we want to hear from you. BizSpark startups also get free monthly Microsoft Azure benefits enabling them to quickly build, deploy, and manage Web applications.

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GoDaddy Hack Takes Down Websites

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GoDaddy hosts millions of domain names, as well as provides web hosting services itself, but it's unclear how many sites were affected by the outage. It's unclear how many of Southern California's startups were affected; Goodreads was simply one of the few web services which posted a status on Twitter to inform users of the issue with GoDaddy.

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AnyMeeting Hits 250,000 Users, Adds Funding

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Web conferencing serivce AnyMeeting said today that it has reached over 250,000 registered users for its service, which is aimed at small businesses, and also added additional funding. The firm, which is based in Huntington Beach, said that it has added addtional funding from the Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum, in addition to support from current Southern California investors.

VC Confessions: We Passed On Twilio’s Seed Round

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For us, it’s OK if we miss a great deal once in a while, so long as the companies we DO invest in generate outstanding returns. The difference is that VoiceXML does not leverage customers' knowledge of web development. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

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Interview with Brett Crosby and Brew Johnson, PeerStreet

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Brett and I both grew up in Southern California. So, what is PeerStreet? So, we're focused on applying technology more efficiently and creating more value for investors. What the most important thing you've learned so far about making a marketplace like this work?