Snapchat Launches Web Browser Support

socalTECH

Venice, California-based Snapchat is finally expanding to the web world, and is launching a version of Snapchat that runs on web browsers. According to Snapchat, the web browser support includes video calls, chat features, and more, and currently runs on Google Chrome. The web support initially will only be available to Snapchat+ subscribers in the US, UK, and Canada, and all users in Australia and New Zealand.

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Snapchat Rolls Out Web Version To All

socalTECH

Venice, California-based Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, said today that it has rolled out the web-based version of it service to everyone. Snapchat's web version is more limited than its apps, but does allow users to get the basic functionality of the social networking service. The availability was announced along with a number of other features.

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Entrepreneurs Are Needed To Make Web Searches Smarter

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. business opportunity entrepreneurs personal assistant semantic web web 3.0

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Web Designers vs. Web Developers

SoCal CTO

Funny graphic by @shanesnow that captures the difference between web designers vs. web developers: Like the issue of Startup CTO or Developer , often startup founders who are less technical have this same question. Do I need a designer or a developer? I need to come back to this issue and write more in the future – spectrum of what designers vs. developers cover

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Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application

TechEmpower

” 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. Todd Hoff’s comprehensive 2009 blog entry on the costs of latency in web applications is still relevant today. If your web application is a blog or a news site, a reverse proxy can act as a bandage to cover a wide set of performance problems inherent in the back-end system.

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Web Second, Mobile First

Both Sides of the Table

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. I’m not trying to argue that mobile should be an afterthought but rather that the web shouldn’t be either. Thus I endorse Web Second. Web Second, Mobile First.

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6 Reasons Your Business Needs A Web Presence To Start

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet I am amazed to see from recent data that nearly 28 percent of small businesses today still have no web presence at all. There are many practical reasons for going to work early on your web site. Two months later they still didn’t have a web site, and didn’t have a customer.

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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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Patron Picks Up $90M For Games, Consumer, Web Investments

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According to Patron, its first fund, Patron Fund I, will go to investments into Web 3 (P2E/NFTs) and consumer categories such as education, fitness, personal finance, and more. A new, early-stage venture firm, Patron--which has one of its General Partners based in Los Angeles--said on Tuesday that it has raised $90M in a new venture capital fund.

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Web 3.0

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, August 27, 2011 -- Web 3.0: 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. SoCal AMA. Networks link spartphones, in-car computer, televisions, and home media networks.

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Selecting a Web Development Company

SoCal CTO

I''ve written before about finding Web Development Firms in Los Angeles. 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. I just got an email asking about exactly this: I''m with a new company that needs some software built, but doesn''t need (or have the resources for) a large staff of software developers.

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Signal Sciences Adds Cloud Web Application Firewall

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Los Angeles-based security software developer Signal Sciences , which is venture backed by Lead Edge Capital, CRV, Index Ventures, Harrison Metal and OATV, said Tuesday morning that it has rolled out a new, cloud-based Web Application Firewall (WAF) product to lits lineup. According to Signal Sciences, the new offering requires no installation, offering up protection for critical web applications, APIs, and microservices no matter where they reside.

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AnyMeeting Updates Web Conferencing Software

socalTECH

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. 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. AnyMeeting--led by Coston Tuculescu--said the changes were aimed at making its meeting service more like an in-person meeting. READ MORE>>.

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ParkMe Improves Web Mapping Features

socalTECH

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. The company has updated its web service with ability to save reservations, find open spots faster, pay for parking, and more. The company said the updates are part of a number of updates it has been working on for its products and services.

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Ring Passwords Available On Dark Web

socalTECH

In what appears to be the season for stories on how easy it is to gain unauthorized access to cameras from Santa Monica-based Ring , a report published Thursday from Techcrunch says over 1,500 passwords for Ring cameras are available on the "dark web" giving full access to Ring cameras. The "dark web" is the part of the Internet, where anonymous transactions allow for trading of often compromised and hacked information.

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Tealium Takes On Web Tags

socalTECH

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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AlchemyLeads Helps Businesses Increase Both Traffic And Web Conversions

AllTopStartups

SEO consists of multiple strategies,… The post AlchemyLeads Helps Businesses Increase Both Traffic And Web Conversions appeared first on AllTopStartups. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) increases both the quantity and quality of traffic to a website.

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Tech Leaders Weigh In On Tim Berners-Lee’s “Contract For The Web”

Xconomy

Looking back over the past two years, it seems that public perceptions of tech companies have shifted, compared with the eager acceptance that often prevailed as innovations from these businesses transformed social interactions, transportation, and other aspects of life. In early 2017, a more critical mood began to take hold as Uber’s allegedly biased employment practices and management style were scrutinized.

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ZENEDGE Launches Web Application Firewall

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Los Angeles-based ZENEDGE , a startup developing cloud-based web application firewall and cybersecurity products, said it has launched a product called ZENEDGE AI. According to ZENEDGE, its new product is a web application firewall, which uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data to protect web application for vulnerabilities.

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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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Los Angeles Web Developer

SoCal CTO

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.

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CTO Mixer Cruise: Brian Sletten will speak about Web Assembly

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 -- CTO Mixer Cruise: Brian Sletten will speak about Web Assembly. CTO Mixer Cruise: Brian Sletten will speak about Web Assembly. See [link] (more

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What Should You Make of the Web Summit Controversy? A View Behind the Scenes

Both Sides of the Table

Like many of you I read the Is Web Summit a Scam article making the rounds this week. I have attended Web Summits three times – it is not a scam. I even wrote about my experiences attending Web Summit , something I rarely ever write about. ” So how should you feel about Web Summit, DreamForce, TechCrunch Disrupt, CES, SxSW or any of the myriad of tech events that are put on every year? So what will you get out of Web Summit or any big conference?

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Technical Advisors: Every Web/Mobile Startup Must Have One

SoCal CTO

And it made me come to a new realization: Every early-stage web/mobile/online startup should have at least one technical advisor, probably two. I did a presentation recently for a graduate class from The Founder Institute around getting online/mobile products out the door. I LOVED it because, the presenting part was over quickly and we got into specific issues that the founders had in terms of getting things built.

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Nimble Links Contact Records, Web Pages

socalTECH

Nimble , the developer of web-based, contact management software, said Thursday that it has enhanced its software to allow users to link any web page to contact records in the product. Nimble's web-based software lets users track all of their interaction with a customer or client, including emails, social networking activity, phone calls, and more. The firm has been looking to bring contact management into the web-based, social age with its software.

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AnyMeeting Updates Web Conferencing Service

socalTECH

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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Web Analytics Wednesday

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 -- Web Analytics Wednesday. See [link] (more

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

socalTECH

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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Tinder Hits The Web With Tinder Online

socalTECH

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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Hackathon Targets Orange County Web Developers

socalTECH

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.

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CTO Mixer Cruise: Brian Sletten will speak about Web Assembly

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 -- CTO Mixer Cruise: Brian Sletten will speak about Web Assembly. On Tuesday, January 22nd @ 6pm, CTO Mixers will set sail with Brian Sletten who will be giving a presentation on Web Assembly, preceded by a brief talk by Joe Devon called Accessibility IS Innovation.

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Signal Sciences Scores $35M For Securing Web Applications

socalTECH

Culver City-based Signal Sciences , which develops web application security firewalls, is announcing this morning that it has raised $35M in a Series C funding round. Signal Sciences develops Web Applications Firewalls (WAF), which are used to protect web applications from hacking attacks. The funding was led by Lead Edge Capital, and also included CRV, Index Ventures, Harrison Metal and OATV.

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Dreamhost Among Popular Web Hosting Services Named In Vulnerability Report

socalTECH

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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LogicMonitor Ties Into Amazon Web Services

socalTECH

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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Social Web Startup Signs Deal with AP to Distribute Sports Scores

Xconomy

The Associated Press, which shares news with member newspapers, Web outlets, and broadcasters around the world, Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS. National blog main National top stories San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories crowd sourcing deals Derrick Oien Devices Entrepreneurship Internet IT Mobile people ScoreStream Social Web Software startups Web Web 2.0

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Hulu's April Fool Joke: 1996 Web Design

socalTECH

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. Users who logged into Hulu of Friday saw a Geocities-inspired, framed browser view featuring such notable 1990's shows as the X Files, Sliders, Murder One, and News Radio -- not to mention tacky, 1996-eras web design and highlighted links to the A-Team and Saturday Night Live.

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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. This machine is responsible for hosting the web application exclusively. Note, however, that when community best practices specified use of a web server in front of the application container, we had the web server installed on the same machine. Web servers. We have included our in-house Java web framework, Gemini, in our tests.

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Inseego Snags New CMO From Amazon Web Services

socalTECH

Caceres was most recently Worldwide Head of Enterprise Marketing for Amazon Web Services (AWS), and also had served as VP of Marketing at Ayla Networks, in addition to serving at such companies as Echelon, Global IP Solutions, Knight Ridder, Personify, Tessera Enterprises and NEC. San Diego-based 5G wireless equipment developer Inseego announced today that it has named Wendy Caceres as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

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Money and the Web

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 -- Money and The Web. ExecTec. See [link] (more

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Web 2.0 Strategy

SoCal CTO

Fantastic post by Dion Hinchcliffe - Ten Aspects of Web 2.0 Strategy That Every CTO and CIO Should Know. Raises some interesting points, but the general theme is: just figure out ways to get it to happen

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Frameworks Round 2

TechEmpower

Last week, we posted the results of benchmarking several web application development and frameworks. Web servers. The response was tremendous. We received comments, recommendations, advice, criticism, questions, and most importantly pull requests from dozens of readers and developers. On Tuesday of this week, we kicked off a pair of EC2 instances and a pair of our i7 workstations to produce updated data. That is what we''re sharing here today.

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Web Analytics Wednesday

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 -- Web Analytics Wednesday. Join us for Web Analytics Wednesday, being held during the Annual Online Marketing Summit, at the House of Blues in San Diego. The event, sponsored by SiteSpect, will be from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Tickets to the HOB headliner that evening, the Plain White T's, will be raffled off at the event. See [link] (more

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Connect6 Aims To Bridge The Web, Real Life Contacts

socalTECH

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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