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Looking for seed funding for your startup? Cfund backs driven, talented startup founders from the greater Columbia community (alums, students, faculty). The principals and advisors are all Columbia alumni/faculty as well as tech founders and investors. Cfund is specifically looking for its first class of companies to back, with an application deadline of May 1 for this initial wave. The best applicants thus far had: - a record of achievement, - some experience having worked for a venture backed startup, - technical skills to build their product, - an idea in the tech/software area, and - built something with no previous money raised. They are eager to see more folks apply, perhaps without a well-developed company idea. To learn more, or to apply for funding from Cfund, visit: http://www.cfund.co/apply Filed under: Uncategorized ... (more)

Cloud Player – Adam Denenberg, VP Engineering, The Huffington Post Part 2

Adam Denenberg, VP of Engineering, Huffington Post. Yesterday, we published the first part of our conversation with Adam Denenberg. In today’s conclusion, we discuss the challenges of demand and scaling, Hurricane Sandy and business continuity, cloud’s benefits, and much more. Check out Part 1 here. Let us know your thoughts on Twitter @CloudGathering. GC: For HuffPost Live specifically, how do you anticipate the spikes that occur? In an election cycle, for example, there are so many different spikes, and there’s such a high level of consistent engagement, how do you automate and how do you plan? And how do you look ahead to know how a certain event will require “X” amount of extra infrastructure? AD: Yeah, that’s a good question. You know, the short, easy answer is we rely very heavily on Akamai right now for caching, and we also have our own level of internal cac... (more)

Tellabs SmartCore 9100 Platform to Support Clearwire for 4G WiMAX in Spain

NAPERVILLE, Ill., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clearwire selected the Tellabs® SmartCore 9100 platform to deploy 4G services throughout Spain. Clearwire turned to Tellabs to leverage its best-of-breed ASN Gateway solution, ensuring an open network architecture with industry leading performance and intelligence. Clearwire already uses the Tellabs 9100 SmartCore ASN Gateway (formerly the WiChorus SmartCore platform) in the United States. When the company decided to expand its services in Europe, its choice was clear. "The growing number of users who rely on Clearwire's 4G mobile broadband services to remain connected to the applications and information that shape their daily lives clearly demonstrates the importance of building a network able to offer the best possible experience today and to grow with the mobile users of tomorrow," said John Saw, chief tech... (more)

LG Electronics Joins Linux Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/14/10 -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that LG Electronics is its newest member. LG will participate in the Linux Foundation's events and community development efforts. LG is a global leader in serving the mobile devices, home electronics and home appliances markets. Because of LG's established leadership, it can significantly contribute to the rapid shift towards a computing world in which all devices are connected, all the time, and from anywhere. Linux is naturally positioned to usher in the connected world of computing and LG's participation in the Linux Foundation will help advance the operating system. "LG Electronics is joining a growing number of companies who see the unique value that Linux brings to the future of computing, where there ar... (more)

Ticketscript (in Amsterdam) and Trinity Mobile (UK) Merge

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 10/04/10 -- Ticketscript BV (online ticketing for events), with its European head office in Amsterdam, and Trinity Mobile Ltd (mobile ticketing) of London, UK have merged. Over the past few years these companies have together provided ticketing solutions for over 30,000 events. This merger has created the largest supplier of self service online and mobile ticketing solutions in Europe. Operating under the name Ticketscript the company will focus on expanding its leadership internationally, and on continuing to innovate its ticketing solutions. Ticketscript, the European market leader in ticketing solutions on a SaaS basis, provides event organisers with a plug-and-play online ticket shop for the sale of e-tickets via the event's own website. This web application also provides access to the sales network of Free Record Sho... (more)

PPB Advisors & Spouting Rock Consulting Collaborate to Expand Alternative Investment Solutions for RIAs & High-Net-Worth

BALA CYNWYD, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/12 -- PPB Advisors, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor to an elite platform of alternative investment funds, and Spouting Rock Consulting, a Registered Investment Advisor focused on providing family offices and boutique institutions with investment due diligence and consulting services, have completed an agreement to create an all-encompassing pathway for advisors to access alternative investments. Advisors and investors will benefit from this collaboration through improved access and oversight to a robust alternative investment platform, coupled with streamlined execution, institutional-quality operational protocol and innovative reporting technology. Advisors also have access to Spouting Rock's state-of-the-art, proprietary research platform, combined with due diligence services and implementation consulting. "It is more... (more)

Lebara Mobile Chooses Aricent Group for Revenue Assurance in Seven Countries

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- The Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, announced that it has completed an eight-week mediation and revenue assurance implementation for MVNO Lebara Mobile, one of the world's fastest growing mobile companies with more than 3 million customers. The multi-country solution has ended revenue leakage and reduced operating expenditure through a more agile and responsive IT infrastructure. With a multi-operator, multi-vendor environment across seven countries, Lebara Mobile faced major challenges in accessing reliable, actionable data for monitoring and charging of services. This was particularly difficult in countries where they did not have their own Intelligent Network systems within the operator environment. This negatively impacted Lebara Mobile's ability to mana... (more)

Educational App Developer GazziliWorld Releases GazziliScience Application

NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GazziliWorld, a developer of innovative educational applications for young children announced today the availability of its GazziliScience application which is included as a "New & Noteworthy" pick in Apple's iOS App Store. The new application joins the company's other engaging products including the Webby Award™-nominated GazziliWords, GazziliShapes, and GazziliPuzzles. All of the apps feature a "dual-curriculum" approach that focuses on both the subject matter and the underlying technology used by the child. Concepts such as Sinking vs. Floating, the Water Cycle, and the Four Seasons are all explored through the GazziliScience app lessons. Users are encouraged to interact with the content and also have fun with the app's music, animations, and other features. As the child progresses through each lesson, a portion of a "Gazz... (more)

ELCINA-EFY Awards the Best Talent in Indian Electronics Industry

NEW DELHI, October 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Both ELCINA and EFY Have Been Set up for More Than 40 Years With the Common Objective of Promoting Electronics Industry in India, Including Electronics Hardware Manufacture and Services The who's who of the Indian electronics industry was present to witness the best talent being awarded at the recently organised ELCINA-EFY Awards. The ELCINA-EFY Awards function, meant to acknowledge the contributions in the electronics industry, proved to be great turf for industry pundits to network and bond over business conversations. ELCINA and EFY joined hands to recognise and award the captains of the Indian electronics industry for taking it to the next level. The industry came together on 27 September 2012, at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi for the award ceremony where dignitaries from the Department Of Electronics and Inform... (more)

JustSaying.me: Real-time Customer Feedback for the Mobile Generation

LONDON, November 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an age of rapid communication and instant social media interaction, businesses are finding it harder than ever to keep one step ahead of their customers by providing them with a first-class service while still trying to increase profits and business. The key to this seemingly impossible task is undoubtedly customer feedback; it is vital that companies effectively collect and respond to customers' thoughts and comments in order to ensure that they are delivering just the right experience for their clients, thus guaranteeing repeat business. The trouble is that feedback-gathering methods are often antiquated and overly time-consuming; in the digital age, people expect one-touch solutions and recoil at the thought of a two-page feedback form or intrusive email survey. Collecting customer opinions can be extremely tricky! Ste... (more)

EyeVerify Names Christopher Barnett as EVP Global Sales & Marketing

KANSAS CITY, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 -- EyeVerify, a pioneer in mobile authentication, today announced that it has appointed Christopher Barnett as Executive Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing. Barnett will be responsible for all aspects of customer engagement, including global sales, marketing and communications. As a part of his role, Barnett will also drive the company's foray into key verticals including finance, mobile device OEMs, wireless network operators and large enterprises. Barnett joins the EyeVerify team with extensive mobile app development, OEM, carrier, and enterprise sales experience gathered during his career at Vlingo, Rand McNally and Handmark, to name a few. His proven leadership will be instrumental in introducing the company's solutions to the market and defining the EyeVerify user experience. Barnett will report directly to Ey... (more)