Friday May 21, 2010

Sun Startup Essentials Mitglied Audiocation expandiert mit neuen Kursen

Audiocation präsentiert vier neue webbasierte Kurse auf Sun Servern

Audiocation präsentiert vier neue Audio-Webkurse

Karlsruhe, 01.05.2010 – Audiocation erweitert sein Portfolio und bietet für Ton- und Medienschaffende vier neue Kurse an.

Der Kurs „Radio Journalist“

Der 6-monatige Online-Kurs beschäftigt sich mit dem großen Thema: Radiomachen in Theorie und Praxis. Die Themengebiete sind u.a.:

Beiträge produzieren, schneiden und bearbeiten

Beitragsformen (gebauter Beitrag, Kollegentalk, Reportage, etc.)

Das richtige technische Equipment: Auswahl und Umgang

Interviewtechniken, Sprechtraining, Arbeit mit O-Tönen

Die richtige Recherche

Schreiben fürs Radio – das Manuskript

Wege zum Radio

  • Webradio

  • Zertifizierter Abschluss: Radio Journalist

Weitere Infos

Der Kurs „Cubase“

Der 3-monatige Online-Kurs richtet sich an Cubase-Einsteiger und beschäftigt sich mit dem Thema: Cubase in Theorie und Praxis. Die Themengebiete sind u.a.:

Vom ersten Start bis zum fertigen Projekt

Praktische Umsetzungen eigener Ideen mit Cubase

Einrichten von MIDI/Audio- Hardware

Grundlagen Sequencing

Kreativer und produktiver Einsatz der Software

Weitere Infos

Der Kurs „Game Sound Design“

Der 3-monatige Online-Kurs beschäftigt sich mit dem Thema: Game Sound Design in Theorie und Praxis. Die Themengebiete sind u.a.:

Soundeffekte für Games

Vertonung von Videosequenzen

Multilayer-Kompositionen

Arbeiten mit Libraries

Grundzüge von Kompositionslehre und Tonsatz

Ingame-Music contra Filmmusik

Die richtige Auswahl von Hard- und Software

Zertifizierter Abschluss: Game Sound Designer

Weitere Infos

Der Kurs „Soundtrack Composer“

Der 3-monatige Online-Kurs richtet sich an Einsteiger und beschäftigt sich mit dem Thema: Soundtrack in Theorie und Praxis. Die Themengebiete sind u.a.:

Komponieren und Arrangieren für symphonisches Orchester

Klangeigenschaften, Dramaturgie, Satztechnik

Instrumentenfamilien und deren Einsatzarten

Partiturlayout und Notation

Tutorials, Tipps & Tricks

Zertifizierter Abschluss: Soundtrack Composer 1

Weitere Infos

Alle Lerninhalte von Audiocation werden durch Videos, Animationen, Klangbeispiele und praktische Aufgaben multimedial veranschaulicht und präsentiert. Der individuelle Support und das Feedback für eingereichte Arbeiten erfolgt durch die Fachreferenten via Telefon und Mail.

Audiocation ist mit seinem neuen Ausbildungskonzept auf den Medienbereich spezialisiert und bietet Aus- und Weiterbildung in den Segmenten Tontechnik und Musik- und Medienproduktion. Bei der Vermittlung der Lerninhalte setzen die Dozenten auf die klassischen Fernschul-Elemente im Verbund mit modernem E-Learning. Dabei spricht die ZFU-registrierte Akademie sowohl Einsteiger als auch Interessierte mit fundiertem Wissen an.

Das innovative Lernkonzept von Audiocation kann in aller Ruhe zu Hause gratis getestet werden: Ein kostenloser Guest Account steht unter www.audiocation.de zum Einrichten bereit.

Profil des Sun Startup Essentials Partner: Audiocation

Audiocation ist die Akademie für Tontechnik-, Musik- und Medienproduktion. Das webbasierte Ausbildungskonzept basiert auf der von Audio- und Medienprofis entwickelten „listen / learn / create“-Methode. Audiocation richtet sich sowohl an Einsteiger, die ihre musikalischen Fähigkeiten verbessern wollen, als auch an fortgeschrittene Medienschaffende, die eine zusätzliche Qualifikation für einen Beruf im Bereich der Medienproduktion beispielsweise in Tonstudios, bei Rundfunk oder im TV erwerben wollen. Audiocation wurde von einem Team erfahrener Profis aus der Musik- und Technologie-Branche gegründet, welche jahrelang Erfahrung im Audio- Weiterbildungs- und Fernschulbereich haben.

Tuesday May 11, 2010

German Job vertical Spirofrog awarded RedHerring Europe100 finalist open 4 investors

Great honor for SSE member the Munich job vertical around Spirofrog from Cleantech Europe.

The job and career vertical Spirofrog a "open" job network from Munich/Germany around Tom.de, Joballee.de & Spirofrog.de as well as the energy & Renewable energies job exchange Cleantechjobs.de was selected this week of the renowned US Technology magazine RedHerring to a " RedHerringEurope 100 finalist 2010". In the past with " RH global winners " included Enterprises like Google, Yahoo!, Skype, Netscape.

The Munich/Bavaria based job vertical from Cleantech Europe GmbH (Cleantech Europe: Investing Wisely in People, Products and Performance. ) is offering Employer Branding & Recruiting services for enterprises in different age & target groups by offering a recruiting flatrate similar to a SaaS model. The job offerings on these platforms are ranging from internships to IT Services Jobs to Senior Java and Datebase programmers targetting customers like Bertelsmann Group, ebay, RWE Energy and the " German Mittelstand ".

M.Sc. Thomas Schulze - the founder of the Job network is currently looking for seed funding to expand to more geographical regions and sectors. " We do believe that a " flat rate budget for hiring " and "openess" (regarding Login´s etc) is key to our succcess combined with our low costs running a lean "web based solution" based on MySQL & PHP.

Monday Jan 25, 2010

Startup of the Day: Micello... Indoor Maps Available for Download

If you have a iPhone/iPod Touch, here is a very useful application that provides indoor maps on the iPhone—it has been dubbed as "Google Maps Inside a Building".


The application, "Micello Indoor Maps", is available for free download from the U.S. iPhone AppStore, and has received some good reviews.


Micello's backend is completely a Sun stack—running on Sun Fire X2270 servers, MySQL, and GlassFish.

Congratulations Micello team for this big milestone!

 

 

Tuesday Dec 22, 2009

Who uses MySQL triggers for Application Refactoring ?

Here's a technical question which we have been asked by Panthermedia.net a Sun Startup Essentials member:

Panthermedia is currently refactoring the entire application including the database and it's schema. Panthermedia needs some time to do this. Panthermedia decided to do a step by step mgration for all modules. They decided to follow an innovative approach:

  • They created the new database tables in parallel to the existing ones
  • The old tables got update triggers which maintain the correct state in the new tables for every "old" query going to the old tables
  • The new tables got update triggers which maintain the correct state in the old tables. "New" queries use the new tables
  • The application is now getting re factored in a step by step approach. More and more new components use the new tables
  • Panthermedia is currently using MySQL 5.0.68 including master/master replication plus replication for backup purposes.

The current approach works like a charm. The questions is however if other members used this approach before. What are the up- and downsides?

Please let us know and start a discussion through the comment function!

Before I forget!:

Panthermedia.net is an online marketplace for royalty-free photography. Buyers and sellers of royalty-free images meet on one common platform. This platform is divided in a photo community for photographers and a stock agency for art buyers.

The photo community serves as the creative heart of the marketplace. Semi-professional and hobby photographers from all over the world can submit images to our site, communicate and interact with other members of the community, share their knowledge and experiences, and sell their images. The goal is to provide an environment where photographers can develop their artistic potential.


The founders Robert Walters (l.) und Peter Ammel

The editors at Panthermedia.net select images for our archive. The licenses for using these images for editorial or commercial purposes are offered in the stock agency. The primary target group are small and medium-sized agencies, publishers and companies working with a limited budget. Our team of sales representatives support customers in their search and selection of images. We have created an easy and affordable pricing structure that is significantly below regular prices for professional royalty free images.

Panthermedia.net is an enterprise of PantherMedia GmbH, located in Munich, Germany. The company was founded in October of 2004.

Welcome to PantherMedia - the online marketplace for digital photography

Wednesday Dec 16, 2009

Cool Gadget - Cool Prizes: LiveScribe Developer Challenge


Livescribe is Hosting a Developer Challenge

Submit your original smartpen app to the Livescribe Developer Challenge for a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes and special promotion within the Application Store and through media outlets. The contest runs worldwide December 7th 2009 – Feb 13th 2010. For official rules and to enter, please visit the Livescribe Developer Challenge website

Livescribe Developer Challenge

Livescribe Developer Day on Jan 12th 2010

We are hosting a Developer Day on the evening of Jan 12th 2010 in San Francisco, California [USA]. Highlights will include: An inside look at the future of paper based computing with Livescribe CEO, Jim Marggraff, a developer panel, the opportunity to mingle with other developers and get feedback from Livescribe engineering and app store teams. Please note this event will have a registration cap. If you are interested in participating, please email developer@livescribe.com to get on the short list

Beta Launch of Livescribe Application Store

The Beta Livescribe Application Store launched on Thursday November 19th with more than 30 free and paid apps include a range of language apps that help users to read and hear translated phrases, educational apps that help users study geometry, organic chemistry, Hebrew chanting, as well as numerous games including Blackjack, Video Poker or Hangman.

Thursday Dec 10, 2009

Startup of the Day: RingCentral - Cloud-based Phone Systems for Small Businesses

RingCentral provides cloud computing based business phone systems. With top industry honors, including PC Magazine's Editor's Choice Award and Small Business Computing's Excellence in Technology, RingCentral offers full access to core small business phone services and helps improve productivity for tens of thousands of customers worldwide. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, RingCentral is privately held with backing from Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and DAG Ventures. 

Cloud-Based Business Phone Systems: The Backbone of the Virtual Office

Technology has dramatically reduced overhead costs by allowing entrepreneurs to work from a virtual office—a location such as a home, garage or even a car. The advantages of working from a virtual office are great.  There’s no need to pay for a commercial lease or additional utilities. You don’t even need a storefront now that you can easily sell goods and services online.

 

Cloud-based phone systems (a.k.a. virtual or hosted PBXs) form the backbone of any virtual office. They allow customers to call a single number, which is then routed via VoIP to any number of devices (such as a home or mobile phone), so customers don’t have to play phone tag to reach a customer service rep. Systems designed specifically for business add auto-receptionist and dial-by-extension functionality, call queues, answering rules, Internet fax and more, making it much easier for customers and employees to communicate.  What’s more, you can add lines instantly, so you can scale your phone system as your company grows.

 

These days, all you need to start a business is good idea—even (or especially) in this economy.  According to a recent article in The New York Times, a growing number of unemployed professionals, young and old, have turned their misfortunes into opportunity, leveraging resources on the Internet such as LegalZoom, GoDaddy and Etsy to open shop and turn a profit.

 

Having a professional phone system that follows you wherever you are—whether you’re at home, at the airport or in your car—can take your startup businesses a step further, by making sure that you are always available for your customers.  It doesn’t matter if you work from an office, or if you take your office with you wherever you work. 

For more information, or for a free 30-day trial, please visit: www.ringcentral.com 

Tuesday Dec 01, 2009

Extended Thanksgiving Sale

We're making available a number of servers at prices you may like -- while supplies last. These server lines were discontinued at the end of September and are now available through the SVASE network to qualified startups\*.  Take your pick from this great line-up: 

Sun Fire X2100 M2 Server  Part Number:  RS-A84GWZ1-DS-SU          $350 USD
AMD Opteron Model 1210 DC CPU (1.8GHz/1MB), 2x 1GB ECC DDR2-667 memory, Serial ATA drive equal or better than standard configuration, DVD, 1x PSU,  Service Processor, 4x 10/100/1000  Ethernet ports, 6x USB 2.0 ports, 1x I/O riser card with 2x PCI-Express x8 slots, no power cords, order Geo-specific x-option. RoHS-5. 

Sun Fire X2100 M2 Server   Part Number:  RS-A84GGZ1-DS-SU          $375 USD
AMD Opteron Model 2218 DC  CPU (2.6GHz/1MB), 2x 1GB ECC DDR2-667 memory, Serial ATA drive equal or better than standard configuration, DVD, 1x PSU, Service Processor,  4x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports,  6x USB 2.0 ports, 1x I/O riser card with  2x PCI-Express x8 slots, no power cords, order Geo-specific x-opt. RoHS-5. 

Sun Fire X2200 M2 Server   Part Number:  RS-A85JGZ2H-DS-SU         $500 USD
2x AMD Opteron Model 2218 DC  CPU (2.6GHz/1MB), 4x 2GB ECC DDR2-667 memory, Serial ATA drive equal or better than standard configuration,  DVD, 1x PSU, Service Processor, 4x 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, 6x USB 2.0 ports, 1x I/O riser card with 2x PCI-Express x8 slots, no power cord, order Geo-specific x-option. RoHS-5. 

Sun Fire X4150 Server  Part Number:   RS-B13US2-KD6-SU                 $1400 USD 
2x Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5345 CPUs (2x4MB L2, 2.33 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, 80W), 4GB mem. (2x2GB PC2 5300 FB-DIMM), 4x146GB 10K RPM 2.5 SAS drives, internal SAS RAID PCI Exp. HBA, DVD+/-RW drive, 2x PSU, embedded LOM, 4x Ethernet ports, 5x USB 2.0 ports, 2x 8-lane PCI slots, no power cord, order Geo-specific x-option. RoHS-5. 

Sun Fire X4150 Server    Part Number:  RS-B13UQ2-KD6-SU                $1600 USD 
2x Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5450 CPUs (2x6MB L2, 3.0 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, 80W), 4GB memory (2x2GB PC2 5300 FB-DIMM), 4x 146GB 10K RPM 2.5 SAS drives, internal SAS RAID PCI Exp. HBA, DVD+/-RW drive, 2x PSU, embedded LOM, 4x Ethernet ports, 5x USB 2.0 ports, 3x 8-lane PCI slots, no power cord, order Geo-specific x-option. RoHS-5.

\* This offer is available to startups less than 6 years old, with fewer than 150 employees. Qualified startups need to apply to the fee-free Sun Startup Essentials program. Contact Jagat Bhuyan via email or phone (951-544-4220), for additional information about this program and/or offer.

Tuesday Nov 24, 2009

Join Us at the Digital Living Room Summit & Get 20% Off

Join the Sun Startup Essentials team us as we host the 5th Digital Living Room Summit and Venture Forum on Tuesday, December 15 at our Santa Clara auditorium, produced in association with iHollywood Forum. Sun Startup Essentials members: Get 20% off until December 4th. Contact: startupteam@sun.com to get the discount code. 

As we head into 2010, many of the promises of previous years are becoming reality: Internet-enabled television; HD, iTV and soon 3D TV, networked game consoles and subscripion VOD, to name just a few. But many critical questions remain: which technologies will succeed? What will the adoption curve and price points look like?

That's why the fifth annual Digital Living Room, Dec. 15 in Santa Clara, CA, should be on your calendar.  One of the oldest conferences about the future of home entertainment, this year's Digital Living Room focuses on 2010 and the technologies most likely to transform consumer experience next year. Why wait for CES when you can get a jump on networking and intelligence-gathering now?

Here's some of what you'll learn about:

• The arrival of 3D television
• Social TV.
• Networked games
• The connected home
• Cloud computing and the living room
• New paradigms for VOD
 Analyst projections for 2010

Hear from visionaries like Bill Binenstock, Vice President and Manager, CBS.com; Brad McManus, Director of Investments, Panasonic; Tushar Saxena, Director of Home Networking Technologies, Verizon Communications; plus top executives from Playstation, EpixHD, Sun, Intel and many more. Plus, you'll get to network and make deals with these people in an intimate environment you'll never find at CES.

For just 48 hours, take advantage of a special rate available of as low as $150 for a basic ticket. Buy a Deluxe ticket for $195 and get a free ticket to our kickoff party in San Francisco on Dec.14 at Blumberg Capital. Register at www.digitallivingroom.eventbrite.com.

Are you an entrepreneur or venture capitalist? Consider joining us for the DLR Venture Forum, a unique platform to pitch for funds and demo your product. To apply, please send an email to zahava@ihollywoodforum.com.  For information, call 310.736.4133 or email host Michael Stroud at michael@ihollywoodforum.com

Monday Nov 23, 2009

Guest Post: Startup Weekend Bay Area

By Shanti Subramanyam

I attended the Bay Area Startup Weekend in Mountain View this previous week-end. This was the first such event I attended and it was an amazing experience – so I thought I’d share it.

The idea behind the event was that a bunch of folks would show up, some of them would pitch ideas for new startups and the others would join them if they liked the idea and/or had the necessary skills to build it. The goal was to build a working prototype over the course of the week-end. Read more.

MySQL Cluster Persistent to Disk

I am late following up on a question we got during the Webinar last Wednesday on High Availability for Web appplications. The question was about whether MySQL Cluster is using disks for persistency[Read More]

Tuesday Nov 17, 2009

Startup of the Week: Joyent Scores Big!

Congrats Joyent team for the fantastic announcement today!! 

Joyent, both a long-time Sun Startup Essentials member and hosting partner - has been profitable for years, and boasts some really impressive customers (e.g. ABC.com, LinkedIn, and more).

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Monday Nov 16, 2009

MySQL scalability: diagnostic for the beginners

I've been working with 2 startups to understand how their infrastructure behaves today and what could prevent them to scale with MySQL, which led me to show how to run a quick diagnostic on an existing system and to restate some key fundamentals in terms of scalability.[Read More]

Friday Nov 13, 2009

What the Smart Grid means for Startups

GreenBeat 2009 will bring together the nation’s 500 leading entrepreneurs, investors, utilities, technology executives, and policymakers to accelerate the development of a leaner, more efficient electrical grid. The program will feature participation by Al Gore, former Vice President and Nobel Prize Winner; John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins; Eric Schmitt of Google and Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures.[Read More]

Thursday Nov 12, 2009

Startup Weekend Comes to NYC

Have you ever had a great idea for a startup but needed the motivation and encouragement to actually make it a reality? Join theStartup Weekend community and find out how easy it is to go from idea to launch in only 54 hours! [Read More]

Wednesday Nov 11, 2009

Did We Say Hosting at 25% Off?

Looking for rock-solid web hosting at discounted rates? Talk to someone that understand startups ;)

Joyent has a deal for Sun Startup Essentials program members with hosting services 25% off list price. Starting price is $16.59/month. No joke! 
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