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Universities give business startups some competition

By   /  Friday, April 24th, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The team from ShadowMaps took home the grand prize and $20,000 total at last year's UC Santa Barbara New Venture Competition for their cloud-based software that supplements GPS in urban environments. (Photo courtesy UCSB TMP)

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Intel funding validates virtual reality business

By   /  Friday, April 24th, 2015  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The WorldViz virtual reality atmosphere is navigated by users using this wand.

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Customer list, library drive $1.5B merger

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Lynda.com Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer Bruce Heavin and co-founder and Executive Chair Lynda Weinman at the company's Carpinteria headquarters. (Business Times file photo)

It is the second largest tech acquisition in the tri-county region’s history, after the $6.9 billion purchase of Santa Barbara-based Software.com.

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New funding models will test South Coast housing market

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Even though it took nearly a decade to complete, Cottage Health System’s Bella Riviera still one of the few examples of employer-developed housing on the South Coast. And it’s a model that’s helped clear a path for others trying to fill a gap in one of the nation’s least affordable housing markets.

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Amgen alum speeds toward OK for chin drug

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2015  /  East Ventura County, Health Care, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Known as ATX-101, the facial injection for the treatment of double chins has been recommended for approval by an FDA advisory committee.

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AppFolio buys San Diego real estate tech firm

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2015  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The RentLinx team at its San Diego office. The startup is AppFolio's first-ever property management acquisition. (Photo courtesy AppFolio)

Although AppFolio hasn’t been particularly acquisitive to date, company CEO Brian Donahoo said RentLinx provided a solution to problems clients had brought forth.

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AppFolio acquires San Diego software startup RentLinx

By   /  Wednesday, April 8th, 2015  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The company hopes the deal will allow its clients better market vacancies.

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