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#CODE831: Why doesn’t every student get this opportunity?

By Sukh Singh Code Naturally, CEO July 9, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Thank you cards from the students who attended #CODE831. Contributed.) Looker Supports Coding for Students of Migrant Farmers Looker Data […]

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The Four Pillars of Modern B2B Payments

By Eduardo Lopez Paystand July 9, 2019 — Scotts Valley, CA What would payments look like if we built them from scratch today?” Creating a modern B2B payments experience comes down to one idea: transactions […]

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Why a Visualization is Worth a Thousand Data Points

By Jill Hardy Content Strategist, Customer Education at Looker July 9, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA We talk about data visualization (or “viz”) a lot at Looker. We believe in its power to tell stories, […]

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Onewheel Riders Build Community While Floating Through the Region’s Streets

By Ella Feldman Washington City Paper July 9, 2019 — Washington, D.C. (Photo above: Chris and Emily Jacques. Credit: Darrow Montgomery) “I was just like, what is this magical vehicle, and how do I get […]

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Crowd Machine Celebrates Growth of Crowd Academy with New Enhancements

(Contributed) July 9, 2019 — Scotts Valley, CA Crowd Academy has over 1,300 registered “Cadets” from over 88 countries and celebrates its first cohort of graduates, referred to as “The Digital Disruptors,” for their entrepreneurial […]

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New SellHound app is ready for download

(Contributed) July 8, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA Since the launch of our app in February, we’ve been hard at work designing the perfect virtual selling assistant for your business. The latest version of the […]

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Western Growers Leadership in AgTech Lauded During Forbes Summit

(Source: Western Growers Blog) July 3, 2019 — Salinas, CA (Photo above: Western Growers’ Executive Vice President Dave Puglia speaks at the Forbes AgTech Summit held recently in Salinas. Source: Western Growers website) Western Growers’ […]

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Voice of the Valley: John Skardon on Tailwater Systems

(Source: Western Grower Voices of the Valley) July 3, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA [Editor’s note: Santa Cruz Tech Beat published John Skardon’s startup story Tailwater: Removing Nitrates Affordably on July 17, 2018.] John Skardon, […]

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The Inside Story of How This Startup Turned a 216-Word Pitch Email into a $2.6 Billion Acquisition

(Source: First Round) July 2, 2019 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Looker cofounders Ben Porterfield and Lloyd Tabb. Source: Firstround) In August 2011, Lloyd Tabb started writing the first few lines of code for […]

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Aptos High School Robotics Team Wins International Competition

By Jamie Walton Aptos High School (AHS) Student July 2, 2019 — Watsonville, CA (Photo: Aptos High School Seal Team Scalyr competes in the International Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle competition in Kingsport, […]

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