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Get a LYFT to tonight’s Mobile LAVA event

lyft graphicIf you get a LYFT to this evening’s event, LYFT will give you a $10 credit.  J ust download the Lyft app and enter LAVALYFT1 under settings to get $10 of free Lyft credit!!

 
What is Lyft?
 
Lyft is a mobile app that lets you request a ride from a fabulous, hand-selected community of drivers. Not only is Lyft more convenient, reliable, and affordable than a cab, we practically guarantee you’ll arrive with a smile! 
Your pink-mustached chariot awaits!

Lyft is an on-demand ridesharing service owned and operated by Zimride that is currently operating in San Francisco, CA. and has recently come to LA. Using the Lyft iPhone app, passengers can instantly request a pickup, and a safe, friendly driver will arrive within minutes. The Lyft staff carefully selects pre-vetted, trustworthy drivers from the community who swiftly get passengers to their destinations.

See you this evening!


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

The thing you might have missed last week was an awesome program on Thursday night at tiato with Three Mobile Entrepreneurs (Dave Mathews (NeuAer), Nick Smoot (Here on Biz), Matthias Galica (ShareSquare)) and a VC (Rustic Canyon Partner, David Travers), moderated by Forbes writer Lori Kozlowski.  75+ attendees treated to a great night of  insights, opinions and networking.  Make plans to join us on Sept 27 when LAVA Mobile and LAVA Healthcare hook up for an evening event to examine the intersection of ubiquitous computing and healthcare.

The rest of things you should have seen last week – August 12 – 18

Can You Hear Me Now? – Gizmodo

Get Off the Phone and Eat Your Dinner – Mashable

Three times the charm – Slash Gear

Never Mind – PC World

Step up to the Bar – State Bar of Wisconsin

Higher Calling – Next Gov

Cash, Credit or Smartphone? – LA Times

Fair to Midling – Boston.com

Nope – ClickZ

Take out – PC World

Side Swiped – All Things D

Apple Misunderstood – Seeking Alpha

There’s an App for that – Government Technology

There’s a Cap for that – CNBC

They Don’t Make a Large Kindle – PC World

Poof! – PC Magazine

Spoof! – Boy Genius

Managing BYOD Mess – Byte

Copy That – Mobile Commerce Daily

This Changes Everything – GigaOM

Get a Dog – Media Bistro

Mapping a Response – Social Barrel

Promising to Behave – CNet

 This Changes Everything – GigaOM

Don’t bet on it – Tech Crunch

Hard Landing– Fierce Wireless

Scraping the Surface  – All Things D

Hitching a Ride – Tech Crunch

Connecting with a tablet – ZD Net

Gram Negative – PC World

Actually usable on iPhone – Ars Technica

That’s enough for last week. 

The Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week is a compilation of articles, opinions, stories of interest to the mobile community presented by LAVA Mobile – a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously sponsored by E&Y and Gumiyo.


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

Sometimes there just is not enough time in a week to get to all of the stuff that one should read.  And this week, July 22 to 28, was one of those weeks.  So this is going to be brief. 

Why do birds suddenly appear – Ars Technica

Birds of a feather – Tech Crunch

What the Flock – GigaOM

Loon – TMZ

What’s on my smartphone? – ReadWriteWeb

Can I borrow your iPhone for a minute? – CNet 

Lower Edumacation – Business Wire

Upper Edumacation – Pew Research

Big Cat Unleashed– Wired

In the chips – ZD Net

A million here, a million there and pretty soon…. – Boy Genius

Multi-Level Phone company  – All Things Digital

Barriers to adoption – Mashable

Get ’em while they’re young – Tech Crunch

Dermatoglyphics – Byte

Cacography – PC World

Enough for the nonce.  Have a good week.

The Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week is a compilation of articles, opinions, stories of interest to the mobile community presented by LAVA Mobile – a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously sponsored by E&Y and Gumiyo.


LAVA Annual Meeting Featured Speaker – Shuki Lehavi, CEO & Co-Founder, Gumiyo

July 10th, 7:00 AM at the Skirball Center, the Los Angeles Venture Association will host its 27th Annual Meeting.  The morning’s program, Mobile Ecosystem of Southern California and Beyond is being produced by LAVA Mobile, the Strategic Interest Group, is focused on mobile enabled businesses, technology, products and services.  Three invited experts will present a 360 view of the Mobile Ecosystem / Marketplace generally with an accent on Southern California.  Rather than the typical panel session, this event provides each speaker the opportunity to make an extended presentation of their insights, observations and perspectives from their unique viewpoint.

One of those invited experts is Shuki Lehavi, Co-Founder and CEO of Gumiyo.  As one of the earliest entrants to conquer the mobile space, Gumiyo founders recognized a need to help companies boast an integrated web experience across any platform and on any device.  As champions for businesses big and small, the Gumiyo platform delivers a website that responds perfectly on a desktop, mobile device or tablet.

The platform is currently used globally by leading publishers, technology companies and local businesses to power websites, applications and messaging programs. The platform integrates more than 1,200 data sources from inventory management systems, content management systems, customer management systems and more to ensure consistently updated websites.

Gumiyo’s services are commercially proven, powering more than 27,000 sites and apps, and reaching over 150,000 small businesses. Leveraging Cloud Computing, our technology is highly scalable. With a team of technology leaders, Gumiyo is currently deploying the next generation of its products, creating an optimized experience for every device and seamlessly delivering the world’s information, anytime and anywhere.

Shuki Lehavi started Gumiyo  in 2006, which offers the cloud-hosted tools to build SMS programs, mobile sites and apps.  Mr. Lehavi is an avid technologist with over 15 years of successful experience in managing and developing enterprise applications in the banking, healthcare, automotive, and mobile industries. He enjoys working with founders and solving business, product and technology problems. When he is not working around the clock, he spends time with his wife and 3 kids, and gets bypassed every year at the LA Marathon by the group of Elvis impersonators.

Joining Mr. Lehavi will be Joe Jasin, VP of Polaroid, SVForum Founder and Chair of Wireless Software Developers and Jeff Liu, Ernst & Young, Principal and Sr. Managing Director, US Group Head, Technology M&A and Capital & Debt Advisory. The program emcee will be Richard Koffler, serial entrepreneur, Tech Coast Angel, founding member of Tech CEO Network and Past President of LAVA.

Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are still available – contact len@lava.org for details.


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

News:  June 14, LAVA Mobile introduces the MVP series at tiato, 6:30 PM.  Featured presenters will be Shuki Lehavi (CEO, Gumiyo) and Jim Hughes (Principal, IntellaCar). 

A bunch of great stuff you should have seen last week (May 27 – Jun 2) – so let’s get right to it!

Vacation Planner – eWeek

Question of Balance – Byte

VZ M2M HTI – Machine-To-Machine World

AMZN MVNO – Business Insider

Look before you Cricket – Christian Science Monitor

Cutting the cable – Wireless Seismic

Charging up TransferJet – TechWorld

We don’t need no stinking competition – Fierce Wireless

Conundrum – ComputerWorld

Flame War – ReadWriteWeb

Lost and Found? – the brainyard

Encuesta de Consumidores Hispanos – My Wireless dot org

Twitter:  Young, Urban, Mobile – Pew Research

Twits:  Dumb, Clueless, Politicians – Metro News

Did it take the bus? – BGR

Cool cat in a dog fight – All Things Digital

Who cut the fruit? – Tech Crunch

Low hanging fruit – The Register

Meeker’s Internet 2012 Trends – KPCB (11.3 Mb pdf download)

 Androids don’t swim – Slash Gear

 You think? – Wired

Over to the dark side – Venture Beat

The Mag 7 didn’t have magic bullets – Boston dot com

Netflix Surrenders – GigaOM

Intel inside San Diego – Know Your Mobile

Don’t use it while driving – Business Week via GigaOM

That’s enough good stuff from last week.  Get mobile and learn something!

The Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week is a compilation of articles, opinions, stories of interest to the mobile community presented by LAVA Mobile – a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously sponsored by E&Y and Gumiyo.


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

Next LAVA Mobile Event:  Mobile in Automotive

Last week LAVA hosted PwC’s Shaking the Money Tree 1st Quarter review of venture investing.  The three VCs (Jon Funk – Ocean Road Partners; Eric Manlunas – Siemer Ventures and Mark Suster – GRP Partners) on the discussion panel were all very bullish on the Los Angeles start-up scene, investment opportunities and the emergence of mobile enabled products/services.  So onto things you should note from last week – May 20-26.

Government’s embrace of digital tech – Whitehouse dot gov

Spooky – InformationWeek

Qualcomm Invests in India – The Economic Times

Directions to Igen Weyr – Digital Trends

Yahoo pivot – CNet

Coming to Android Soon – Google Mobile Blog

On the Razr’s edge – Businessweek

Gender bender – ReadWriteWeb

Hopping Mad – Boy Genius

Hopping Onboard – Tech Crunch

Somebody had to take RIM’s place – Computerworld

BYOD hangover – Information Week

GameStore takes off – FierceMobileContent

It should be intuitive – GigaOM

Selling Malware – PC Magazine

Flash-Matic Pioneer Polley – Gizmodo

Operating Room – Wall Street Journal

Offloading traffic to WiFi – USA Today

And your point is? – The Next Web

Sniffing about for news – The Mac Observer

Pugnacious – CNN Money

Siren Song – CNN Money

An app a day– Mashable

That’s it for this week.  Thanks for stopping by.

SYSHS – last week: a compilation of online resources examining the rapidly expanding world of ubiquitous computing.  LAVA Mobile is a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously supported by E&Y and Gumiyo.


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

So here lies the things that were quick, quotable, querulous or quotidian from last week’s quorum of online sources, articles or blog posts for the week of April 22 – 28.

In the Chips – Businessweek

Prick, strip, transmit – SF Gate

If you’re for it, I’m against it – PC Magazine

If you’re against it, I’m for it – CNet

Just take your fine and go away – Bloomberg

Asynchronous take offs and landings – NY Times

Smartphonephilia – MLove

Changing its Hotspot – TechNewsWorld

Mobile Motors – John Hopkins Review

All Your Spectrum Are Belong to Us – 4G Americas

Healthcare ♥ Mobile & Cloud Tech – Information Week

G’Day G’Drive – Mercury News

Bamboozled – ZDNet

Virology – ZDNet

Quest for Root – Byte

Root of the problem – The Examiner

Most marketers won’t spend $3200 for the study – Park Associates

Punching above its weight – TechCrunch

Peel the browser – Gizmodo

Appetite for iPhone – Morningstar

App Apocalypse Coming Soon – ReadWriteWeb

Worth Reading – Technology Review

Hit the Road, Data – Forbes

Tuneage – Esquire

This edition has run its course.  So until the next last week – go mobile and learn something.

SYSHS – last week: a compilation of online resources examining the rapidly expanding world of ubiquitous computing.  LAVA Mobile is a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously supported by E&Y and Gumiyo.