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Dr. Sue Carter invested as Narinder Kapany Professor in Entrepreneurship

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat June 22, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: L-R, Chancellor George Blumenthal, Professor Emeritus Narinder Kapany, and Dr. Sue Carter at McHenry Library, UCSC, […]

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Nina Simon on Abbott Square: Not your typical museum expansion

Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat June 22, 2017  — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo source: Abbott Square Facebook Page.) [Note: It’s not tech but from time to time we publish community-oriented news […]

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Game Research Lab at CSUMB combines technology and practical research

By Scott Roark CSUMB June 21, 2017 — Seaside, CA (Photo above: (L-R): Alyssia Goodwin, Morgan Juran, and Brandon Woodard demonstrate a low-cost, prosthetic arm and hand. Juran, who was born missing the lower part […]

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Chris Miller: Careful what you wish for

By Chris Miller CEO, Launch Brigade June 21, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA I moved our business to Santa Cruz in 2008, a point when all the geeky people in silos were joining together, in […]

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Buoy wins VERGE Accelerate pitch competition in Hawaii

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat June 20, 2017 — Honolulu, Hawaii (Photo above: Keri Waters, Buoy cofounder, pitches at the VERGE Hawaii Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and wins the […]

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Looker Appoints Ryan Gurney as Chief Security Officer

(Contributed) June 20, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA Looker announced today that Ryan Gurney has joined the company as Chief Security Officer, leading Looker’s security and compliance initiatives. “As a leading SaaS analytics platform, security […]

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Robert Singleton Hired as Business Council Director

(Contributed) The Santa Cruz County Business Council Board of Directors has hired Policy Analyst Robert Singleton to be new the Executive Director June 16, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA The Santa Cruz County Business Council […]

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Futuristic Lights Launches Galaxy on Kickstarter

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat June 16, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA Galaxy LED Fidget Spinner puts a unique twist on the world of fidget spinners The backstory: A few […]

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Landed Lands $5M from Chan Zuckerberg Institute

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat June 15, 2017 — Silicon Valley, CA If you’re following the news — I mean the philanthropic Silicon Valley news — you may know that […]

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Looker Answers Big Data Questions in an ‘Instant’

(Contributed) June 15, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA New code-free Instant Insight feature available now Looker recently announced Instant Insight which allows anyone to instantly and securely analyze their data without waiting for help from […]

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