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Jorge Mercado

Jorge Mercado is a staff writer with the Business Times. His beats include technology, agriculture, cannabis, energy and the environment, and higher education.

| Friday, November 20th, 2020

Vandenberg advocates vow to keep fighting

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Advocates of Vandenberg Air Force base as the headquarters for the U.S. military’s new Space Command say they’re not giving up, despite the omission of the Lompoc-area base from the list of finalists for the site. The U.S. Air Force announced its finalists on Nov. 19. The six locations are in New Mexico, Nebraska, Florida, Read More →

| Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

California moves up a notch in tech rank


California earned a No. 3 ranking in the 2020 Milken Institute State Technology and Science Index, moving up one spot from the last report in 2018 and finishing behind No. 2 Colorado and No. 1 Massachusetts. The Milken Index uses 105 metrics to determine each state’s science and technology capabilities relative to opportunities for job Read More →

| Monday, November 16th, 2020

LaunchPoint EPS develops electric flight systems in Goleta

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LaunchPoint EPS is yet another Goleta-based tech startup with hopes to advance its game-changing technology.

| Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Resonant reports growing revenue, shrinking losses

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Resonant, a Goleta-based cellular technology company, reported its third quarter earnings on Nov. 10 with a net loss of $6.1 million, or 11 cents per share. That was an improvement upon the same quarter a year ago, where Resonant had a net loss of $7.4 million, or 26 cents per share. Revenue in the third Read More →

| Monday, November 9th, 2020

AppFolio earnings up as sale of MyCase unit closes

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AppFolio, the Goleta-based property management software company, beat analysts’ expectations on Nov. 9 with earnings of $3.86 per share for the third quarter of 2020, driven mainly by a sale of one of its business units. Quarterly earnings were much higher than the same quarter last year, when the company earned 14 cents per share. Read More →

| Monday, November 9th, 2020

Inphi, Marvell to form $40 billion chip giant

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Marvell’s acquisition put’s Inphi’s Thousand Oaks operation in question

| Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Trade Desk soars above $700 per share on strong earnings report

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Ventura-based advertising technology developer The Trade Desk delivered strong third quarter financial results on Nov. 5, including growth in revenue, net income and earnings per share that exceeded analysts’ expectations. “Despite the headwinds of a global pandemic, we had healthy growth in the third quarter, far surpassing our own expectations,” founder and CEO Jeff Green Read More →