Meeting strangers can be…well…a strange ordeal. Either everything can go well and leads to a new friend or everything goes wrong and leads to creating a missed opportunity. In the business world, this is more crucial as it can lead to potential future opportunities or be the very downfall of a career. The developers of CanWeNetwork want to make it easier for people to meet and discuss future business endeavors and/or grow their network base.
With software developed, tested and turned in, the results of UCLA Anderson School of Management’s DEV Contest were announced on Sunday afternoon to a room full of smiling faces. The winners were given their prizes and their competitors applauded rapidly in their support, a great sign of LA’s flourishing tech community’s mindset of encouragement and coexistence to all that strive to build and create.
This weekend, February 22-24th, will be your chance to attend UCLA Anderson School of Management’s 42 hour Developers Contest, hosted at ROC in Santa Monica. UCLA’s ASM has partnered with Microsoft, Nokia, WIX, Yahoo! and more to bring a true hack-a-thon to Silicon Beach, helping substantiate Southern California’s thriving Tech Community.
This is an interview with Lars Perkins, as he talks about his new app and the new features in the works! Relive is a smart photo-sharing app that allows users to easily share photos privately, amongst close friends and family. Founded by Larks Perkins, a serial entrepreneur, filmmaker, inventor and avid photographer, Relive hopes to solve the problem of privacy in the social photo sharing space.
Foursquare wants to know you more in 2013 beginning January 28. At the moment, Foursquare rarely shows a users full name or just their first name and last initial (“John Smith” vs. “John S.”). But if a user searches for a friend in Foursquare, full names appear in the results, but when one clicks on their friend’s profile page they don’t see their last name.
Founded over a year ago, Stacksocial’s CEO Josh Payne, found the task of sifting through page after page in the hunt for software daunting and decided something had to be done. From a complex problem, a simple solution was found; work directly with developers and publishers to help them reach the demographic that’s most likely to utilize their software.
Netflix Inc and The Walt Disney Company have joined hands to give US film lovers high quality animated and live action films.
According to Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, “Disney and Netflix have shared a long and mutually beneficial relationship and this deal will bring to our subscribers, in the first pay TV window, some of the highest-quality, most imaginative family films being made today.”
According to the founders, Contur is a virtual assistant that sorts and organizes your emails automatically. The founders add that Contur takes all of your emails, groups the related ones together so that you can see your emails in context.
They say, “Think of a messy room as your inbox, and all the items in your room as emails. It’s much harder to be productive in a room where everything is strewn around…