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Major shareholders file suit against Occam

By   /  Thursday, October 7th, 2010  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Major shareholders file suit against Occam

A group of shareholders who between them own about 19 percent of Occam Networks filed suit Oct. 6 against Occam’s board of directors to stop the proposed acquisition of the company by Calix. In a news release announcing the suit, the investors — who include legendary hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt — claim the $171 Read More →

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A smarter brand: IQMS grows and profits in Paso Robles

By   /  Monday, August 9th, 2010  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on A smarter brand: IQMS grows and profits in Paso Robles

Think of Paso Robles, and golden hills, grazing cattle and some of California’s best wines come to mind. Add to that list a global software firm. Twenty-one years ago, Randy and Nancy Flamm mortgaged their house to found IQMS, a company headquartered in Paso Robles that delivers software in eight languages to more than 400 Read More →

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Planting seeds in San Luis Obispo: New venture fund looks for student entrepreneurs

By   /  Monday, June 7th, 2010  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Planting seeds in San Luis Obispo: New venture fund looks for student entrepreneurs

A tech hub takes the right mix of a great university, eager entrepreneurs and money and mentoring. For a long time, San Luis Obispo County has had plenty of the first two and not enough of the latter. That could change with the establishment of SLO Seed Ventures, a fund built by San Luis Obispo Read More →

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Testing the breaking point

By   /  Monday, April 5th, 2010  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Testing the breaking point

A young company spun out of technology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, has developed a machine that could for the first time measure the strength of bones in living patients. Founded in 2007, Active Life’s device creates a micro-crack about 100th of a millimeter wide in patients’ bones. Now in early trials in Read More →

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Firm sees China in its future

By   /  Monday, February 8th, 2010  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Firm sees China in its future

Santa Barbara-based medical equipment maker TrueVision Systems plans to enter a joint venture with one of the biggest health care technology firms in China. TrueVision makes a 3-D heads-up display system that attaches to microscopes used in brain, spine and eye surgery, along with software that helps guide the surgeon’s cuts. Think “Avatar” meets neurosurgery. Read More →

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Tri-county tech gift wrap-up

By   /  Monday, December 7th, 2009  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Tri-county tech gift wrap-up

One great thing about living in the Tri-Counties is all the wonderful holiday gifts you can give that come from area businesses. Wines, fruits and olive oils for the foodies in your life are obvious choices, and at the pricier end of the spectrum you can opt for a high-quality guitar or rifle manufactured on Read More →

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Wet gold

By   /  Monday, October 5th, 2009  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Wet gold

Water supply has been a critical issue throughout the history of the American West, but in an age when global warming concerns and an increasingly complex water distribution system create new challenges for regulators the world over, Mark Twain’s words — “Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over” — have renewed meaning. In Read More →

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