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Ad tracking strategy pays off in $2.3B Conversant deal

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Ad tracking strategy pays off in $2.3B Conversant deal

  It took him two years, but John Giuliani is the man who finally made Conversant ready for a sale. And even though his stake in the Westlake Village-based advertising technology firm’s $2.3 billion cash-and-stock merger with Alliance Data Systems announced Sept. 11 will be worth about $96 million, Giuliani has no plans to cash Read More →

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HP jumps into the cloud with Eucalyptus buy

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on HP jumps into the cloud with Eucalyptus buy

While it’s unclear whether the rise and sale of Goleta-based Eucalyptus Systems to tech giant Hewlett-Packard Co. was a major financial success for its investors, one thing is certain: The South Coast is now on the map as having proved the viability of open-source hybrid cloud computing and will have contributed an important component to HP’s cloud strategy going forward.

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Startup leaders talk shift

By   /  Thursday, September 18th, 2014  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on Startup leaders talk shift

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 Read More →

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Farm drones, cricket flour pitched at clean investment summit

By   /  Thursday, September 18th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on Farm drones, cricket flour pitched at clean investment summit

The sixth annual Clean Business Investment Summit held at UC Santa Barbara was a success, drawing more than 200 attendees and 30 investor groups. The attendees and investors head from a range of speakers and saw presentations from 17 startup teams and two student teams. Over the years, more than 575 startups and growth companies Read More →

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Fielding goes to Washington

By   /  Monday, September 15th, 2014  /  South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Fielding goes to Washington

Fielding Graduate University has opened an East Coast office. The Santa Barbara-based institution, which offers master’s degrees, doctoral degrees and certificates in fields such as clinical psychology, human development and organizational development and leadership, said its new office is in Washington, D.C., where it will be able to better its national outreach, build partnerships and Read More →

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Google, Microsoft vie for UCSB top minds with quantum initiatives

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Google, Microsoft vie for UCSB top minds with quantum initiatives

Google has selected a UC Santa Barbara lab for a new quantum-computing initiative just a short distance from where Microsoft has an established outpost, setting up a battle among tech giants on the South Coast. On Sept. 2, Google’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab said that it was launching a new hardware push to design and Read More →

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Beer business froths over: Breweries plan major expansions in the region

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  Central Coast, South Coast, Special Sections, Top Stories, Tourism, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Beer business froths over: Breweries plan major expansions in the region

With new taprooms and expansion plans galore for the region’s craft-brew business, it’s heady days for the Tri-Counties’ beer industry.

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