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Big Ideas contest offers up to $20,000 for big ideas in social innovation

(Source: UCSC) November 3, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Big Ideas is the University of California’s leading early-stage social innovation competition. Now in its 15th year, Big Ideas provides funding up to $20,000, support, and […]

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Genetic analysis system yields new insights into bacterial pneumonia

By Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz November 3, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Researchers developed an inducible CRISPR interference system to turn off individual genes in the bacteria that cause pneumococcal pneumonia. In the […]

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SellHound Announces New CTO, CMO, Board Members

By Sara IsenbergFounder, Publisher, Editor-in-chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat October 29, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA SellHound has announced that Keith Lauver has joined the company as CMO (Chief Marketing Officer). Lauver is an experienced entrepreneur who […]

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Decentralized fact checking and exploration platform, Wiseper, selected to participate in LaunchPad Fellowship

(Contributed) October 28, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: UCSC Computer Science and Engineering Ph.D. student Fatemeh Mirzaei is one of 40 chosen for the LaunchPad Fellowship: Social Impact this fall. The program, offered […]

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Paystand: What Payments Should B2B Businesses Accept?

By Daniella BourguettsPaystand October 28, 2020 — Scotts Valley, CA (Image above: Chart shows percentage of merchants using multiple payment methods. Source: Paystand blog) Over the past decade, payment methods have evolved to support different […]

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DigitalNEST to celebrate 6th anniversary and expansion of Salinas location

(Contributed) October 28, 2020 — Watsonville, CA On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, DigitalNEST will celebrate the organization’s 6th anniversary online with a live (virtual) Facebook event. The organization will hold a virtual celebration and visual […]

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Watch: Parallel Flight Technologies featured on The Weather Channel

By Sara IsenbergFounder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat October 28, 2020 — La Selva Beach, CA The Weather Channel recently featured local heavy-lift drone startup, Parallel Flight Technologies. “Parallel Flight Technologies is getting noticed […]

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Braingeneer group publication explores neurological control of flexible robots

By James McGirkBaskin School of Engineering October 27, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Controlling a robot’s movement typically requires laborious programming. A team of UC Santa Cruz researchers in the Braingeneers group are applying a […]

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UCSC iGEM team seeks a solution to plastic waste

By Rose MiyatsuUC Santa Cruz October 27, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Covid-19 and wildfires made lab work especially challenging for the students on this year’s iGEM team. Pictured here are Tyler Ziccardi, […]

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Pat Reilly: The Supremes Consider US Trademark Registration of “Generic” Domain Names

By Pat Reilly, Intellectual Property/Patent Attorney, and Clio Mykland, Technical WriterSpecial to Santa Cruz Tech Beat October 27, 2020 – Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Patrick Reilly is an Intellectual Property/Patent Attorney practicing in Santa […]

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