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Edison taps area company to add storage

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Five companies received 260-megawatts’ worth of energy storage deals, with the other 2000-megawatts worth of contracts allocated toward energy efficiency, demand response, behind-the-meter renewables and gas-fired generation, with natural being the biggest winner.

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Ceres still spending, but looks to generate revenue

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Agriculture, East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Sitting in public-company-listing limbo with a listing deadline on its current stock price, Thousand Oaks-based energy crop producer Ceres will attempt to continue its numerous pricey research projects by balancing them with new revenue streams.

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Teenage powerhouse revolutionizes cinemas for hearing impaired

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Women Inc.  /  No Comments

Valedictorian will be an afterthought on resumes for Alexandra Kukoff, a half-deaf, 15-year-old Thousand Oaks-native who is attending high school and college simultaneously, working towards her associate’s degree in women’s history.

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After leaving Goleta, Allergan sold in $66B deal

By   /  Monday, November 17th, 2014  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Although company spokespeople did not immediately return requests for comment, it is unlikely the fate of Allergan’s Goleta facility will change.

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Spinal fusion kit is latest innovation from ECA Medical

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Health Care, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

ECA Medical Instruments, a designer and manufacturer of single-procedure torque-limiting surgical kits and other medical devices, is producing the world’s first single-procedure spinal fusion kit.

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UCSB to launch first professional school

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Latest news, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

ShadowMaps took home $20,000 in prize money at UC Santa Barbara’s annual New Venture Competition. The startup makes a service that tries to build three-dimensional maps of the shadows cast by buildings and correct for them to improve mobile phone GPS back in May. (Stephen Nellis / Business Times photo)

With a curriculum that steers clear of heavy emphasis on typical MBA topics like accounting, the Master’s in Technology Management program will focus on the specific leadership and management skills needed by engineers and tech professionals.

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Practical prestige: Innovation can be pricey, but pays off

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

If continuing research can change the amount of energy we expect our consumer electronics to consume as much as Nakamura’s LEDs have changed the way we think of light bulbs, the university will more than recover Munger’s donation money in patent licensing and added prestige.

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