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Landed Lands $5M from Chan Zuckerberg Institute

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat June 15, 2017 — Silicon Valley, CA If you’re following the news — I mean the philanthropic Silicon Valley news — you may know that […]

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Looker Answers Big Data Questions in an ‘Instant’

(Contributed) June 15, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA New code-free Instant Insight feature available now Looker recently announced Instant Insight which allows anyone to instantly and securely analyze their data without waiting for help from […]

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CSUMB “Game Jam” Introduces Virtual Reality to First Generation Students

(Contributed) June 15, 2016 — Seaside, CA (Photo above: Students participate in CSUMB’s “Game Jam” this week. Contributed.) CSUMB’s first-ever “Game Jam” event is exposing local students from Gavilan, Hartnell and Monterey Peninsula community colleges […]

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Busting a Rogue Surfer and Four Other Unexpected Benefits of Owning a Buoy

By Carrie Kingsley Buoy Labs June 15, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA Want to be smarter and better looking, AND save money on you water bill? When we created the Buoy, we wanted to save […]

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Shopify: How This California Pair Built a High-End Surf Brand With Upcycled Wood Scraps

By Nicole Clark Shopify June 15, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: David Dennis and Martin Stiphout co-founded Ventana Surboards with the aim of being the most environmentally responsible surf company on the planet. […]

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IDEA Hub pitch contest winners announced

By Sonya Newlyn UC Santa Cruz June 8, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA The UC Santa Cruz IDEA Hub’s Pitch for Social and Creative Enterprise competition featured thirteen teams with widely varying ideas from low- […]

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Jobs Galore!

By Sara Isenberg Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat June 8, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA 81 new jobs just posted on Santa Cruz Tech Beat’s jobs page Last night’s Santa Cruz New Tech […]

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Four startups selected to participate in UCSC-funded accelerator pilot

(Contributed) June 8, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: John Tauriac is the founder of Santa Cruz Wave Works, a startup that collects wave energy raw data and coverts it into safety information for […]

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Salinas Adopts Open Data Policy

(Contributed) June 8, 2017 — Salinas, CA The City of Salinas this week adopted an Open Data Policy to promote social equity, government efficiency and increased access to government information. Under the policy, approved by […]

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Driving Growth with Data: Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report

By Jen Grant Looker, CMO June 7, 2017 — Santa Cruz, CA If there’s one place to get a better understanding of the latest in tech, it’s Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins’ Annual Internet Trends […]

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