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County of Santa Cruz named 6th-most digital friendly county in the nation

(Contributed) July 12, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA The County of Santa Cruz is pleased to announce it has been named the 6th-most digital friendly county in the nation by the Center for Digital Government […]

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Salinas High grad aiming to break world speed record in solar-powered car

By Ayrton Ostly Salinas Californian July 10, 2018 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: Salinas High alum Lacey Davis, a member of the Cal Poly Prototype Vehicles (PROVE) laboratory, was chosen earlier this year to drive “Dawn,” […]

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Code Naturally and Cabrillo partner to produce Girls Code Camp

By Charity Funtila, Morgan Eidam, Cassia Artagenara, and Sukh Singh Code Naturally/Santa Cruz Code Center July 10, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Instructor Morgan Eidam works with students to build the tallest and […]

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SellHound lands first angel funding, receives warm reception at Silicon Valley debut

(Contributed) July 10, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA In addition to new angel funding, SellHound was flooded with new users after their first public Silicon Valley debut at eBay Headquarters SellHound Inc, a fast growing […]

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SpoonRead Turns Reading into School Resources

(Contributed) July 10, 2018 — Capitola, CA SpoonRead Looks to Enhance School Fundraising by Getting Kids Reading Area start-up SpoonRead, Inc. is helping Santa Cruz County schools make summer reading a game that helps schools […]

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Looker’s Jen Grant: From actress to CMO

By Jennifer O’Brien July 9, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA With experience at Google and Box, Grant continues to blend her creative side with love of business and marketing Looker CMO, Jennifer Grant, didn’t […]

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Plantronics completes $2 billion Polycom acquisition

By Jondi Gumz SC Sentinel July 9, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Plantronics completed its $2 billion acquisition of San Jose-based Polycom. Credit: Marcello Hutchinson-Trujillo) Soon after publicly-traded Plantronics completed its $2 billion […]

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Scenes from Forbes AgTech Summit 2018

By Jan Janes Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat July 2, 2018 — Salinas, CA (All photos by Jan Janes Media) Here are some scenes from the Forbes AgTech Summit held in Salinas last week. […]

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Q&A: Augean Robotics wins THRIVE Innovation Award at Forbes Agtech Summit 2018

By Jan Janes Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat July 2, 2018 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: Augean Robotics CEO Charlie Anderson, second from left, completed the THRIVE accelerator program, pitched at the Western Growers […]

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Ganaz, GroGuru Wins $500,000 in Seed Funding to Develop Automation to Help Relieve Ag Labor Woes

(Contributed) June 27, 2018 — Salinas, CA Answering the call to help solve agriculture’s severe labor shortage, Western Growers and Radicle Growth today awarded Ganaz and GroGuru each with $250,000 in seed funding to advance […]

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