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CITRIS launches Tech for Social Good program at UCSC

(Contributed) September 19, 2019 (Photo above: source: UCSC website) A new Tech for Social Good program at UC Santa Cruz, launched by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute and cosponsored by the Institute for Social Transformation, will […]

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Scientist creates a ‘ground-breaking’ technique to crack cold cases by extracting DNA from stray strands of HAIR without a root left behind at crime scenes by killers and victims

By Joe Pinkstone The Daily Mail September 18, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: The police were in the bizarre situation of knowing who the killer was, genomic analysis had found serial killer Terry […]

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Long Before ‘Netflix and Chill,’ He Was the Netflix C.E.O.

By Nicole Sperling New York Times September 17, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Marc Randolph, at his home in Santa Cruz, Calif., said he didn’t miss being the boss of Netflix. Credit: Ian […]

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Why I Waited Sixteen Years to Write My Book About Netflix

By Marc Randolph Co-founder and first CEO of Netflix September 17, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo: My son Logan and me, with Reed Hastings smiling in the background, on our way to the Netflix […]

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Netflix’s first CEO talks about Reed Hastings, negotiating tactics and his dislike of business plans

By Rosellen “Rosie” Downey Silicon Valley Business Journal September 17, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photos above: Marc Randolph purchases a copy of his own book on the first day of its release. Source: LinkedIn) […]

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Steve Blum: California’s consumer data privacy law survives lobbyist blitz, more or less intact

By Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associates Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat September 18, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA Big tech, big telecom and big business made a big push in the legislature to water […]

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Steve Blum: AT&T’s backdoor deregulation bill runs out of room, while California lawmakers tweak telecoms policy

By Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associates Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat September 18, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA Despite AT&T’s quest for de facto deregulation of telecommunications infrastructure and service, no major policy changes […]

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Poly Introduces the Next Generation of Savi Wireless Headsets

(Contributed) September 18, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Savi 8200 Office Series: Savi 8240. Contributed.) Poly is the First Enterprise Headset Company to Offer a DECT Headset with Active Noise Canceling Plantronics/Poly today […]

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October 2 tech meetup: Drako, Modarri, Marc Randolph, Joby, Onewheel, Mayor Martine Watkins

(Contributed) September 17, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA The Impossible…Possible: Drako, Modarri, Marc Randolph, Joby, Onewheel, Mayor Martine Watkins See the hottest new hardware that will hit market in 2020 or sooner. Hear from entrepreneurs […]

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Startup Investment and Community Capital Expo is September 27 in Seaside

(Contributed) September 17, 2019 — Seaside, CA [Editor’s note: We published a related article 8/20/19: Startup Investment & Community Capital Expo returns Sept 27.] California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) Institute for Innovation and Economic […]

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