Santa Cruz Tech Beat


Buoy makes the (TV) news in USAA pilot program

(Source: KSAT12 TV) January 16, 2019 — San Antonio, TX “What’s beautiful about this solution (Buoy), is that inside there’s a shutoff valve. From anywhere in the world you can turn off the water inside your […]

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Plantronics Launches New Calisto Portable USB Speakerphones

(Contributed) January 16, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA Calisto 3200 and Calisto 5200 speakerphones make calls easy for mobile and remote workers on-the-go Plantronics today announced the launch of Calisto 3200 and Calisto 5200 portable, […]

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#MenteeGoals Prepping for a mentoring relationship

By Nick Caldwell Looker, Chief Product Officer January 15, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA There are so many benefits to having a mentoring program within your company. In my past roles at Reddit and Microsoft, […]

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Western Growers Tech Incubator Unveils New AgTech Initiatives during 3-Year Anniversary

By Stephanie Metzinger Western Growers January 15, 2019 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: During a fireside chat at Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology’s three-year anniversary event, Barry Bedwell of CA Agricultural Leadership Foundation, […]

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Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit offers competitive insights

(Contributed) January 15, 2019 — Salinas, CA Panels to feature innovation in technology and decision-making Speakers, panels and exhibitors at the 2019 Salinas Valley Ag Technology Summit on March 26-27, 2019 will highlight how industry […]

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Monterey Bay DART Initiative builds momentum

(Source: FORA/DART website) January 15, 2019 — Seaside, CA The Monterey Bay Drone, Automation & Robotics Technology (DART) initiative is a regional economic development strategy to focus on these current and future growth sectors for […]

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PredPol celebrates seventh anniversary

(Source: PredPol blog) January 15, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA PredPol is celebrating its seventh year as a company today, January 4th. However, its origins stretch back much farther than our incorporation in 2012. It […]

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Chris Neklason: Getting the Newspaper I Want

By Chris Neklason Cruzio CTO and co-owner January 15, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA When we first started Cruzio Internet back in the eighties, we were excited by the promise of the emerging new digital […]

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Speakers announced for Bang Bang Con West 2019

(Source: !!Con West newsletter) January 15, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA [Editor’s note: In November, Santa Cruz Tech Beat published Call for speakers! Two-day celebration of joy, excitement, surprise of computing, coming to Santa Cruz […]

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STEM Education and Youth Who are Disabled: We’re Overdue for Inclusivity

By Linda Kekelis Advisor, STEM Next Opportunity Fund (ETR blog post) January 10, 2019 — Scotts Valley, CA We need to build greater diversity in STEM education. Like a lot of my colleagues, I’ve worked […]

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