Santa Cruz Tech Beat


Joby Aviation Raises $590 Million in Series C Financing to Launch Air Taxi Service

(Source: Joby website) January 15, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: A Joby electric air taxi. Source: Joby Aviation) Toyota Motor Corporation Leads the Investment Round with $394 Million Investment Joby Aviation, a pioneer […]

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Engineer, philanthropist Jack Baskin dies at age 100

By Tim Stephens UC Santa Cruz January 14, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Jack Baskin’s cornerstone gift helped launch the Baskin School of Engineering in 1997. Source: UCSC) Jack Baskin, an entrepreneur and […]

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$1M gift creates William Wallace Campbell Director’s Fund for Lick Observatory

By Tim Stephens UC Santa Cruz January 14, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo: William Wallace Campbell served as director of Lick Observatory from 1901 to 1930.  He became a member of the full-time staff […]

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Equal Access Santa Cruz Brings Fiber Optic Infrastructure to Capitola Area

(Contributed) January 14, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Cruzio was awarded a $2.45M grant to build high-speed fiber optic internet connectivity to underserved mobile home parks On December 5, 2019 Cruzio was awarded a $2.45 […]

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Startup Weekend Monterey Bay Returns to CSUMB

(Contributed) January 4, 2020 — Seaside, CA For the eighth consecutive year, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is set to host Startup Weekend Monterey Bay January 24-26, 2020. Techstars Startup Weekend, in partnership with […]

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Design Santa Cruz has a Vision for 2020

(Source: Design Santa Cruz Meetup) By Ted Holladay January 9, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA 2020 will be an exciting time for the Design Santa Cruz meetup. Let’s gather to discuss the new year, and […]

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BLIX eBIkes Transitions to New E-Commerce Model

(Contributed) January 9, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Blix ebikes now sells exclusively online, offers more affordable prices and partners with showrooms throughout the U.S. Known for their stylish, user-friendly, and powerful cargo, commuter, cruiser […]

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Chuck Peddle Dies at 82; His $25 Chip Helped Start the PC Age

By Cade Metz New York Times January 7, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: The computer engineer Chuck Peddle in 1977. The chip he helped develop powered the first big wave of personal computers. […]

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Year in Review for Baskin School of Engineering, 2019

(Contributed) January 7, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Have a look at some of the amazing things students, faculty, and researchers at the UC Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering have achieved in 2019. For […]

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Watch: SNAP Ring Launches in London

(Contributed) January 7, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Snap Ring President, Justis Earle, reports that the Snap Ring is in production. The company launched their first retail location in a boutique tech store called Smartech inside […]

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