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Salinas City Council approves first phase of municipal fiber network

(Contributed) October 22, 2019 — Salinas, CA (Image source: FOX 2 KTVU) On October 8, 2019, the Salinas City Council approved a bid for the Downtown Complete Streets Project.  In addition to approving a number […]

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Are we there yet? Karen Miga on the Next Era of Genomics

(Source: mendelspod.com) October 22, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo: Karen Miga is a DNA biologist and co-lead of the telomere-to-telomere (T2T) consortium at UCSC. Source: UCSC website) UCSC Genomics researcher Karen Miga was featured […]

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Six Companies Demystify Tech

(Contributed) October 22, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA On November 6, Santa Cruz Works New Tech Meetup presents: Six Companies Demystify Tech Wed, Nov 6, 2019, 6-8pm Dream Inn Santa Cruz, 175 West Cliff Drive, […]

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Novel nanoprobes show promise for optical monitoring of neural activity

By Tim Stephens UC Santa Cruz October 19, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: UC Santa Cruz engineers Ahsan Habib, left, and Ali Yanik have developed ultrasensitive nanoscale optical probes to monitor the bioelectric […]

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Bidirectional Brain-Computer Interfaces: What’s to be Afraid of?

By G. Craig Vachon Author of The Knucklehead of Silicon Valley Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat October 17, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA I recently got a question from a journalist, who was doing […]

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Spies. Tech. Travel. Karaoke. Family. Frenemies. Enemies. Love.

(Contributed) October 17, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA “The Knucklehead of Silicon Valley” is the debut novel of G. Craig Vachon. Release Date is Oct. 25, 2019. Occasionally goofy, oft-bumbling venture capital (VC) investor Ralph […]

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4 Ways Poly is Changing the Video Conferencing Game

By Amy Barzdukas CMO & EVP at Poly October 15, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Amy Barzdukas is the CMO & EVP at Poly. Source: LinkedIn) It’s not often that you hear the […]

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Facial recognition technology for lost pets?

(Contributed) October 16, 2019 — Salinas, CA Monterey County and Salinas Animal Services using new facial recognition technology for lost pets. Partnering with Finding Rover using revolutionary technology to identify lost pets in Salinas and Monterey County. Salinas […]

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Steve Blum: Newsom vetoes California broadband development bills

By Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associates October 15, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA Governor Gavin Newsom killed the only two bills on his desk that might have improved broadband infrastructure and service in California. The […]

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U.S. Dept. of Commerce Grant to help Fund New Startup Launchpad at CSUMB

(Contributed) October 15, 2019 — Seaside, CA (Photo above: A team participates in Startup Weekend at CSUMB. Source: CSUMB website) California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. […]

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