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TechPitch seeks Central Coast entries for contest

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on TechPitch seeks Central Coast entries for contest

TechPitch, the annual business plan contest held in San Luis Obispo, is calling for Central Coast startups to apply for this year’s competition. Now in its fourth year, TechPitch has become a must-attend event that draws hundreds of business, technology and civic leaders. It’s organized through a collaboration between Cal Poly’s Small Business Development Center Read More →

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Software startup’s emails help companies motivate workers

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Software startup’s emails help companies motivate workers

When employees take a break at work, 92 percent of them check Facebook. OK, that statistic is made up. But the number is surely high, and what isn’t in dispute is that several well-conducted psychological studies at the University of Missouri, the University of Michigan and other institutions have found that Facebook has the potential Read More →

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Santa Barbara election lawsuit likely to turn into a numbers game

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2014  /  Columns, Law, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

The lawsuit brought against the city of Santa Barbara alleging that its at-large voting system for City Council seats locks Latinos out of the political process is likely to come down to dueling data and competing experts who have a track record in other cases.

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Courts say electronic records are on the docket

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Law, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Courts say electronic records are on the docket

Coming soon to a courthouse near you: Electronic document filing, judges swiping through case files on touch pads and digital public access to court records.

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Amgen cuts jobs at Thousand Oaks headquarters as drug focus narrows

By   /  Friday, August 1st, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Amgen cuts jobs at Thousand Oaks headquarters as drug focus narrows

  Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen has entered a new era in which a leaner organization focuses on shepherding 10 late-stage molecules into an increasingly competitive global market. Amgen said July 29 that it will cut staff at its Conejo Valley headquarters and consolidate into fewer buildings as part of a company-wide restructuring plan that Read More →

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Portable power: Ojai firm makes battery systems that can go anywhere

By   /  Friday, August 1st, 2014  /  Small Business, Technology, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Portable power: Ojai firm makes battery systems that can go anywhere

An Ojai company’s creation that started as a way to run camera and lighting gear for on-location film shoots has evolved into a battery system that can power everything from military forces in Afghanistan to an off-grid organic vodka distillery in Hawaii.

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Invested.in founder launches platform for accredited investors

By   /  Friday, August 1st, 2014  /  Columns, Technology  /  1 Comment

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