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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  /  Comments Off on Customer list, library drive $1.5B merger

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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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  /  Comments Off on Amgen alum speeds toward OK for chin drug

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  /  Comments Off on AppFolio buys San Diego real estate tech firm

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  /  Comments Off on AppFolio acquires San Diego software startup RentLinx

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

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Solar3D up-lists to NASDAQ on strength of acquisitions

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2015  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Solar3D up-lists to NASDAQ on strength of acquisitions

The Drumheller Rice Dryers farming operation powered by Solar3D in Butte City, California. (Photo courtesy of Solar3D)

The firm raked in $20.2 million in revenue for 2014 and reported operating income of $311,072, compared to an operating loss of $1.1 million for the same period in 2013.

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