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Tech author to reveal what your phone knows about you

By   /  Monday, June 9th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on Tech author to reveal what your phone knows about you

Authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel detail the convergence of five forces: social media, mobile computing, data, sensors and location. Those technologies combine to give technology companies a picture of who you are, where you are, what you’re doing and what your preferences are with a degree of accuracy previously unimaginable.

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Mining new markets: HG Data funding rises to $5.5M

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Mining new markets: HG Data funding rises to $5.5M

With a fresh round of venture capital, Santa Barbara-based business intelligence firm HG Data is hoping to track the technology in use at about 100,000 Asian companies to complement it huge database of North American firms.

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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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They’ve got the data and cash: HG garners $2M for expansion

By   /  Friday, March 22nd, 2013  /  Features, Technology  /  Comments Off on They’ve got the data and cash: HG garners $2M for expansion

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HG Data raises $2M, looks to Asia

By   /  Wednesday, March 13th, 2013  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on HG Data raises $2M, looks to Asia

Santa Barbara-based business intelligence firm HG Data has raised $2 million in venture capital from EPIC Ventures. HG Data’s technology combs millions of web documents and offline sources to create comprehensive databases of business relationships. In 2012, for example, the company released a census of which worksites were operating thousands of specific kinds of software, Read More →

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The good, the bad and the fake: Santa Barbara firm double checks sales leads data

By   /  Friday, January 4th, 2013  /  Features, Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on The good, the bad and the fake: Santa Barbara firm double checks sales leads data

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Powering up a vision: Visus founder turned setbacks into software

By   /  Friday, August 31st, 2012  /  Features, Technology  /  Comments Off on Powering up a vision: Visus founder turned setbacks into software

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