Santa Cruz Tech Beat


An ambitious flying taxi startup is setting up shop at the Marina Municipal Airport

By David Schmalz Monterey County Weekly September 11, 2018 — Marina, CA (Photo above: NASA has contracted Joby to build electric cruise motors, like this one, for a manned experimental airplane. All of Joby’s current […]

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NSF funds powerful new supercomputer for UCSC researchers

By Tim Stephens UC Santa Cruz September 11, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image above: Astrophysicist Brant Robertson uses supercomputers to study galactic outflows, fast-moving winds of hot gas driven out of galaxies. This image […]

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SpoonRead Earns 2018 Academics’ Choice Award for Excellence

(Contributed) September 11, 2018 — Capitola, CA SpoonRead Inc., is pleased to announce that its flagship reading product has been honored with a 2018 Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award. The prestigious seal of educational quality […]

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County of Santa Cruz invites residents to a Broadband Service Forum

(Contributed) September 11, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA Continuing efforts to expand high-speed Internet service throughout Santa Cruz County, the County of Santa Cruz is pleased to invite residents to a Broadband Service Forum where […]

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UC Santa Cruz helps address massive data demands from Large Hadron Collider as part of $25 million NSF project

By Erin Foley UC Santa Cruz September 6, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image above: A data visualization from a simulation of collision between two protons that will occur at the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider […]

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Local drone company InspecTools acquired by PrecisionHawk

(Contributed) September 6, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA and Raleigh, NC PrecisionHawk Acquires Both HAZON, Inc. and InspecTools Inc. Becoming the Leading Provider of Drone Technology and Analytics for the Energy Market The combination of […]

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Bob Cagle: The key ingredients of a successful product launch

By Bob Cagle Co-founder and CEO, productOps September 5, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Bob Cagle is Co-founder and CEO of productOps. Source: Medium) Twenty-two years of experience in the trenches have not […]

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Looker Names Barbara Lawler Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer

(Contributed) September 5, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Barbara Lawler, Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer at Looker. Source: LinkedIn) Looker, a leading data platform company, today announced that Barbara Lawler has joined […]

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Watch: Global partnership could bring more AG tech to Salinas Valley

By Josh Kristianto KION 5/46 September 4, 2018 — Salinas, CA Western Growers teaming up with New Zealand firm Watch KION broadcast here. It is a major deal that could bring more agriculture technology to […]

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AT&T, Comcast, Charter backed groups fight California net neutrality with lies and fear

By Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associate September 4, 2018 — Santa Cruz, CA Lobbyists and front organisations for big telecoms companies killed one network neutrality bill – senate bill 460 – in the California legislature, […]

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