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Thousand Oaks law seminars focus on big questions in biotech

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Law, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Thousand Oaks law seminars focus on big questions in biotech

Organizers promise a steady progression from relatively anodyne topics like 3-D printers and intellectual property to touchier subjects, such as genetically engineered salmon, how animals are treated in biotech research and what ethical and legal obligations biotech researchers have when they appropriate and commercialize molecules traditionally used by indigenous cultures.

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Artificial pancreas trials move forward with $2.3M grant

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Nonprofits, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Artificial pancreas trials move forward with $2.3M grant

With $2.3 million in recent federal funding, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute is moving forward with clinical trials of its artificial pancreas, a device that researchers hope will substantially improve the lives of people living with Type 1 diabetes.

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Feeling lucky? How small businesses can navigate Google’s new algorithm

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on Feeling lucky? How small businesses can navigate Google’s new algorithm

With a recent change to its search algorithms, Google has made it much harder for a plumber in Arroyo Grande to show up when a user searches for “San Luis Obispo plumber,” even though that business may have served the greater San Luis Obispo area for decades.

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QAD profits slip despite record revenue

By   /  Thursday, March 13th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on QAD profits slip despite record revenue

Summerland-based QAD’s profits in its most recent fiscal year dipped 3.8 percent to $6.4 million, or 41 cents per Class A share and 34 cents per Class B share.

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Sonos discloses $535M in revenue

By   /  Wednesday, March 12th, 2014  /  Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Sonos discloses $535M in revenue

In a rare financial disclosure, Santa Barbara audio firm Sonos has disclosed that its 2013 revenue was $535 million and that total sales doubled during the past year.

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Clean Diesel shares soar on Acura contract

By   /  Tuesday, March 11th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Clean Diesel shares soar on Acura contract

Clean Diesel said it has begun production of a new series of catalytic-emissions reduction products for the 2015 version of Honda’s gasoline-powered Acura TLX models. The announcement sent the Ventura-based firm’s shares soaring 74 percent higher in trading on March 11.

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Quantifying success: New fund to invest in data companies

By   /  Friday, March 7th, 2014  /  Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Quantifying success: New fund to invest in data companies

From left, Fund Manager Herb Tews, DJ Wetmore of Self Echo, Fund Director Jacques Habra and lead investor and adviser Patrick Steele of the Noospheric Quantified Fund. The fund hopes to raise up to $50 million to invest in niche data companies. (Stephen Nellis / Business Times photo)

A group of Santa Barbara entrepreneurs is looking to raise as much as $50 million for an investment fund that would finance dozens of little big-data startups.

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