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Q&A: AI for dogs? What’s the Companion story?

By Sara IsenbergFounder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, Santa Cruz Tech Beat May 6, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA I love tips and I received one recently (thanks, Sol!) that a startup focused on AI training for dogs […]

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WGCIT: Women Revolutionizing Ag through Tech (Watch Panel)

(Source: Western Grower Center for Innovation & Technology) May 6, 2021 — Salinas, CA During our “WGCIT Farms to Incubators Virtual Panel” on Friday, April 30, 2021, leading women who are revolutionizing agriculture through technology […]

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Cosmic: Nonprofits, Master the 3 Pillars of Digital Engagement for Maximum Social Impact

By Eric ResslerCosmic May 6, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image source: Cosmic) Your nonprofit must focus on digital engagement just as you do program work. That’s the best way to increase revenue, drive action, […]

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Paystand: Blockchain as the Future of EIPP Software

(Source: Paystand blog) May 6, 2021 — Scotts Valley, CA What is EIPP 33% percent of mid-sized businesses report that the time it takes to process payments is a significant issue. There is a clear […]

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Project to read genomes of all 70,000 vertebrate species reports first discoveries

(Source: Howard Hughs Medical Institute and Baskin Engineering ) May 6, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image source: Nature.com) A bold project to read the complete genetic sequences of every known vertebrate species has reached […]

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UCSC’s Million-COVID-Genome Tree Could be a First

(Source: Genomics Institute) April 27, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA Solving a computational puzzle, a UCSC team created a dynamic evolutionary tree to enable real-time genomic contact tracing Early in the pandemic, UCSC knew they […]

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Jen Grant of Appify: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became a C-Suite Executive

By Parveen PanwarAuthority Magazine April 27, 2021 — Santa Cruz, San Jose, CA [Editor’s note: Jen Grant, CEO of Appify (formerly Turbo Systems), was previously the CMO at Looker. Santa Cruz Tech Beat published Turbo […]

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Steve Blank: A Path to the Minimum Viable Product

By Steve BlankAdjunct Professor Stanford University (Photo: Steve Blank. Source: LinkedIn) [Editor’s note: Steve Blank is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur based in Pescadero. Known by entrepreneurs and students as one of “The Godfathers of Silicon […]

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DeepBlaster: When Robotics AI meets a Nerf Blaster

By Chris MillerCloud Brigade April 28, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA Announcing the Cloud Brigade DeepBlaster Project. The DeepBlaster Controller software allows anyone to extend the functionality of AWS DeepRacer with servos, sensors and other […]

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Kelly Harkins Kincaid: From orchestra pit to executive leadership

By Melissa WeckerleBaskin School of Engineering April 27, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Kelly Harkins Kincaid presenting her talk, “Living on the Edge of Your Comfort Zone: Women in Executive Leadership.” Source: Baskin […]

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