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Building #OpenIndustry: The Story Behind Paystand’s New Logo

By Mark Fisher Paystand, VP of Marketing July 18, 2019 — Scotts Valley, CA Today we’re unveiling a big update to the look and feel of the Paystand brand. Our new logo marks a significant […]

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Ontera Welcomes Dr. J. Wallace Parce to Its Advisory Board

(Contributed) July 17, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA Ontera, the leader in silicon-based nanopore diagnostics, today announced the appointment of Dr. J. Wallace (Wally) Parce to its Advisory Board. Dr. Parce comes to Ontera as […]

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Forbes on CannaTech and Jane Tech’s $21M

By Javier Hasse Forbes July 16, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA I first met former military commander and MIT graduate Socrates Rosenfeld a couple years ago, when he was getting ready to start raising a […]

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A Seat at the Table: My Time as a Looker Intern

By Kennedy Cartwright Intern at Looker July 16, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Kennedy Cartwright is an intern this summer at Looker. Contributed) Waltzing into Looker on the first day, I feel out […]

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Poly celebrates its role in Apollo 11’s launch to the moon

By Elaine Ingalls Santa Cruz Sentinel July 16, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Mike Erbe, senior director of special projects at Poly, talks about Plantronics’ Snoopy headset role in the 1969 Apollo mission. […]

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Center for Digital Government Recognizes Santa Cruz County’s Digital Practices

(Contributed) July 16, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA Third award in previous four years The County of Santa Cruz is pleased to announce it has been named one of the top digital counties in the […]

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Monterey’s NPS deploys satellite aboard SpaceX

By Dennis Taylor Monterey Herald July 16, 2019 — Monterey, CA (Photo above: Space Systems Academic Group Chair Dr. Rudy Panholzer, left, and Research Associate Dan Sakoda stand near one of several structural pieces to […]

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Jane Technologies, Inc. Announces $21M in Series B Funding

(Contributed) July 16, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA [Editor’s note: Santa Cruz Tech Beat published Q&A: Socrates Rosenfeld on creating the cannabis industry’s first online marketplace (12/5/17)] Company behind the first cannabis e-commerce marketplace expands […]

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It was 1969. The Mission was Apollo 11.

(Source: headsetsplus and Poly websites) July 11, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA 50 years ago, Plantronics (now Poly) landed their first headset design on the moon. At the height of the race to space, NASA […]

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AgTech Insight and Verdant Form Strategic Alliance

(Contributed) July 11, 2019 — Salinas, CA, and Champaign, IL AgTech Insight LLC, Salinas, CA and Verdant Partners LLC, Champaign, IL are excited to announce the formation of a strategic alliance between the two firms.  […]

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