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TechXpress acquired for $1.6M

By   /  Monday, September 22nd, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

San Luis Obispo-based TechXpress is being split up and sold for $1.6 million in cash and stock.

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Startup leaders talk shift

By   /  Thursday, September 18th, 2014  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology  /  No Comments

There’s only one thing you can be sure about in business: shift happens. Whether it’s customers coming and going or a competitor rolling out a new product, every business faces change. By their very nature, technology companies face the constant of change more than most, and the ones that succeed are the ones that embrace […]

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Ventura County foundation chief heads to Fresno

By   /  Sunday, September 14th, 2014  /  Latest news, Nonprofits  /  No Comments

Hugh Ralston will be headed to Fresno to run a major nonprofit, and Stacy Roscoe, a retired Procter & Gamble executive, will replace him on an interim basis to lead the Ventura County Community Foundation.

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Slump in new business starts focus of jobs summit

By   /  Thursday, September 11th, 2014  /  Latest news  /  No Comments

Despite the buzz being generated about startups in downtown Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo, it is a shortage of new business starts that’s slowing America’s recovery. That’s was the view from Mike Soules, CEO of Corwin Management, a unit of Thousand Oaks-based Sage Publications. He joined former Cheers star John Ratzenberger, Go-Biz Director […]

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Conversant to sell for $2.3B, Eucalyptus acquired by HP

By   /  Thursday, September 11th, 2014  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  1 Comment

In what could be the region’s biggest-ever day for tech deals, Westlake Village-based Conversant said it will be sold to Dallas-based Alliance Data Systems in a deal valued at $2.3 billion, and Santa Barbara-based Eucalyptus Systems said it will be bought by HP.

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Public Market, brewery slated for San Luis Obispo

By   /  Thursday, September 4th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Restaurants, Top Stories, Tourism  /  No Comments

A new public food market is in the works for the Bonetti Ranch property in San Luis Obispo, with Buellton-based Figueroa Mountain Brewery as the anchor tenant.

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Transphorm secures GaN patents

By   /  Thursday, September 4th, 2014  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology  /  No Comments

Goleta-based Transphorm, an energy-efficiency company spun out of UC Santa Barbara, said it has been granted two patents that it believes could cover as much as 60 percent of its target market in power-conversion electronics.

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