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LaunchPoint looks at energy

By   /  Monday, August 10th, 2009  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on LaunchPoint looks at energy

The technology to carry America’s energy grid into the 21st century might be born behind a hamburger joint in Old Town Goleta. That’s where LaunchPoint Technologies keeps its stable of 20 engineers working on a range of projects, from a giant ring that could use electricity and magnets to fling satellites into space to tiny Read More →

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Ring around the revenue – Company raises $3.5M for phone venture

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2009  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Ring around the revenue – Company raises $3.5M for phone venture

Just a year and a half after its founding, Santa Barbara-based RingRevenue has raised $3.5 million in venture capital, signed up the biggest customer in its target market and is hiring fast. RingRevenue has developed a technology to let advertisers track phone calls the same way they currently track clicks. At the core of the Read More →

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Long-distance medicine – InTouch robots can help rural patients get treatment

By   /  Sunday, April 5th, 2009  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Long-distance medicine – InTouch robots can help rural patients get treatment

[Editor’s note: This story has changed since its original posting. See the correction appended below.] A Santa Barbara company that uses technology to bring better health care to rural patients across the country is inking deals and boosting its national presence. InTouch Health makes the RP-7, an Internet-connected robot that physicians can use to provide Read More →

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Smell of success – Newbury Park firm

By   /  Monday, February 9th, 2009  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Smell of success – Newbury Park firm

Sorry, analytical chemists, but Electronic Sensor Technology wants you out of the picture. The Newbury Park-based company makes the zNose, a tool that uses gas chromatography to analyze vapors and fragrances much faster than conventional machines. Though the 13-employee firm has been around since 1995, it is making a new push to get easy-to-use devices Read More →

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Zhiing

By   /  Thursday, November 13th, 2008  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Zhiing

    Jon Ziskind knows how big the world is, and he doesn’t want people to get lost. A former professional sailor, Ziskind traveled widely to compete in the America’s Cup, sailing’s most prestigious regatta. The sport relies heavily on Global Positioning System, or GPS, technology, so when Ziskind settled down, it made sense for Read More →

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SLO firms make their pitch

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2008  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on SLO firms make their pitch

It wasn’t too long ago that Kevin Rice and Jesse Dundon were students at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. But Oct. 29, they found themselves in Pismo Beach, pitching WiHire, their tech start-up, to author and venture capitalist George Gilder. The chance came with Softec and the Economic Vitality Corp.’s first Tech Venture Read More →

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Sticking to the code – Camp brings together regional programmers

By   /  Saturday, October 4th, 2008  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Sticking to the code – Camp brings together regional programmers

Robert Hope’s wallet is resting a little easier than it was this time last year. Hope, a systems architect at Bizbuysell and owner of San Luis Technology Consultants, is the founding force behind the Central Coast Code Camp, an all-volunteer effort to bring together programmers in the San Luis Obispo area for a weekend of Read More →

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