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.

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

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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.

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

Xconomy

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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. Web servers. About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact.

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.

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

Web Framework Performance - Startup Founders Need to See These Numbers

SoCal CTO

In Web Framework Benchmarks , there are some very interesting and surprising numbers around the performance of various web frameworks. Startup Founders really need to see these numbers. And I hope you are not running on Cake PHP when you see these numbers.

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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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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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.

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

Xconomy

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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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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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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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

SoCal CTO

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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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. 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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Blockchain, Banks & the New Web: Q&A With Ethereum Co-founder Lubin

Xconomy

Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin is calm and soft-spoken when he shares his vision of how blockchain technology and digital currencies could transform the Internet, the global economy, and many aspects of our daily lives. But what he’s talking about could become a raging tempest, and it’s worth paying attention to—especially given the vast sums of money pouring into the sector. Companies have raised more than $1.25

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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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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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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.

Creating a Responsive Web Design for Business Development

Tech Zulu Event

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

More Web Events in Los Angeles

SoCal CTO

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. Often the presentations are pretty basic because of a fair number of newbies in the audience. However, there are some great folks who have lots of experience also attending so the networking and discussion is generally pretty great.

User Interface Beyond the Web Site

SoCal CTO

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. But the number of web sites and applications that I go visit directly and use is pretty small.

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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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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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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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AnyMeeting Debuts New Web Conferencing Product

socalTECH

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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