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Standing guard: InfoGard gets federal records certification

By   /  Monday, November 15th, 2010  /  Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on Standing guard: InfoGard gets federal records certification

The nation’s move to electronic health records promises to be a technological shift on a scale not seen since computers hit banking or plastic cards took the place of the paper checkbook. San Luis Obispo-based information technology security firm InfoGard will be right in the middle of it. In September, the federal government named InfoGard Read More →

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Bright, but not as big: Solar projects could be downsized to protect wildlife

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Features, Green Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on Bright, but not as big: Solar projects could be downsized to protect wildlife

The two massive solar projects winding toward approval on San Luis Obispo County’s Carrizo Plain could end up generating 30 percent less energy than the 800 megawatts their corporate backers would prefer. That is according to draft environmental impact reports circulating for the California Valley Solar Ranch, backed by San Jose-based SunPower Corp., and the Read More →

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Inphi predicts $10-$12 IPO price

By   /  Friday, November 5th, 2010  /  Banking & Finance, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Inphi predicts $10-$12 IPO price

Inphi Corp., the chip design firm with a big presence in Ventura County, expects the shares of its initial public offering to sell for between $10 and $12. With shares scheduled to hit the market as early as Nov. 10, Inphi would raise $74.8 million if investors buy in the middle of its range. It Read More →

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Giving more than time: Tech companies lend their skills to nonprofits

By   /  Monday, November 1st, 2010  /  Features, Nonprofits, Technology  /  Comments Off on Giving more than time: Tech companies lend their skills to nonprofits

When businesses think about giving back to their communities, they typically turn to giving cash or volunteering to help build houses or serve up food. But tri-county technology companies are finding they can have a big impact in just a few hours by donating their skills and expertise. In San Luis Obispo, Hathway, a Web Read More →

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Second acts: Industry veterans start new Web ad firms

By   /  Monday, November 1st, 2010  /  Features, Technology  /  Comments Off on Second acts: Industry veterans start new Web ad firms

Amid a resurgence of tri-county startups in online advertising technology, Dave Gross, one of the industry’s most successful veterans, is back in the game with a new venture.   Gross co-founded Fastclick in Santa Barbara. After a successful initial public offering in 2005, it was bought by Westlake Village-based ValueClick for $220 million. Since then, Read More →

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Amgen reports earnings drop

By   /  Monday, October 25th, 2010  /  Earnings, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Amgen reports earnings drop

Thousand Oaks-based Amgen said Oct. 25 that third-quarter earnings fell 14 percent to $1.3 billion as revenue flatlined. Amgen is the world’s biggest biotech company and the largest private employer in the Tri-Counties. It reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.36, a decrease of 9 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Total revenue Read More →

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UTC to buy rest of Clipper

By   /  Monday, October 25th, 2010  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on UTC to buy rest of Clipper

United Technologies Corp., a multinational firm that owns nearly half of Carpinteria-based Clipper Windpower, has reached an agreement with Clipper to buy the rest of the turbine maker. UTC acquired 49.5 percent of Clipper in December in a deal that gave it the right to boost its stake to 55 percent in 2012 — or Read More →

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