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MBARI Works at Unlocking Ocean Biology

By Elaine Maskin Marine Technology News March 31, 2020 — Moss Landing, CA (Photo: MBARI’s long-range AUV on board the research vessel Paragon in Monterey Bay. Credit:  MBARI) “Ecogenomic” sensor solution produces results Gathering biological data […]

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Poly Supercharges Microsoft Teams Experience with UC Headsets for Smart, Simple Collaboration

(Contributed) March 30, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Poly adds to its Microsoft Teams certified wireless Bluetooth headset portfolio to help remote and officer workers stay connected from anywhere Plantronics, Inc. (“Poly”), has announced Voyager […]

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Turbo Systems hires former Looker CMO Jen Grant as CEO

By Ron Miller TechCrunch March 30, 2020 — Campbell, CA (Photo above: Jen Grant, previously CMO at Looker is the new CEO at Turbo Systems. Source: Looker.) [Editor’s note: Jen Grant tells the story in […]

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Cabrillo College Makerspace Begins Production of 3-D Printed PPE Masks and Face Shields for Santa Cruz County Medical Providers

(Contributed) March 27, 2020 — Aptos, CA Deemed essential, the Cabrillo College Makerspace is staying open to produce PPE masks and face shields (Photo above: Payson McNett and his daughter model the PPE masks he […]

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Federal covid-19 stimulus package doesn’t seem to stimulate broadband, much

By Steve Blum Tellus Venture Associates March 26, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo source: Tellus Venture Associates) Even by Washington, D.C. standards, $2 trillion is a lot of money. By those same standards, though, […]

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Google features former Cabrillo student’s work in documentary series

By Sarah Vickers-Webb Production & Editorial Assistant Santa Cruz Tech Beat March 26, 2020 — Aptos, California (Image source: Google) How Daniel DeLeon’s love of music informed his passion for engineering When Daniel DeLeon enrolled […]

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Baskin Engineering professor reveals flaws in widely-used machine learning method

By Amy Baxter AI in Healthcare March 26, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image source: AI in Healthcare) UCSC Professor C. “Sesh” Seshadri explains shortcomings in low dimension embeddings One algorithmic approach used to model […]

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ABC News: The Jane Doe child case that uncovered a serial killer, identified victims and changed the use of DNA forensics

By Lauren Effron, Boaz Halaban and Marc Dorian ABC News March 25, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo:  UC Santa Cruz paleogeneticist Richard “Ed” Green at a UC Santa Cruz lab. Source: Randy Vazquez / Bay Area […]

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Poly: How to manage employees that are new to working from home

By Amy Barzdukas Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Poly Poly Blog March 24, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo source: Poly Blog) Six practices to keep your team engaged Yesterday, you were […]

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Church Brothers Farm: Collaboration is Key in Ag Technology

By Matthew J. Grassi Growing Produce March 25, 2020 — Salinas, CA (Photo: Church Brothers Farm experiments with automated weeding in its fields with automated prototype. Photo source: Growing Produce) California, with its $15 minimum wage requirement […]

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