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Dubroff: Tri-Counties’ economy must overcome challenges in 2019

By   /  Friday, January 4th, 2019  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Tri-Counties’ economy must overcome challenges in 2019

Henry Dubroff

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Dubroff: Weinman puts a nontraditional focus on ‘Venky’ award

By   /  Friday, March 17th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Weinman puts a nontraditional focus on ‘Venky’ award

Henry Dubroff

When UC Santa Barbara hands out its annual “Venky” award for entrepreneurial leadership each spring, typically it is a top scientist who gets the hardware. That’s because the award is named after Venky Narayanamurti, the former UCSB dean of engineering and an architect of the strategy that made UCSB a world leader in materials, photonics Read More →

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Angel investors weigh person making pitch

By   /  Friday, February 24th, 2017  /  Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Angel investors weigh person making pitch

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Microsoft buying Lynda.com parent LinkedIn for $26 billion

By   /  Monday, June 13th, 2016  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Microsoft buying Lynda.com parent LinkedIn for $26 billion

Lynda.com parent LinkedIn is being acquired by Microsoft for $26 billion. LinkedIn bought the Carpinteria-based web tutorial service Lynda.com just over a year ago for $1.5 billion. Lynda.com still has about 350 employees at its office at 6410 Via Real in Carpinteria. Microsoft’s acquisition of professional social network LinkedIn is one of the largest technology Read More →

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Ojai’s Desk Yogi makes videos to help workers meditate

By   /  Friday, December 4th, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ojai’s Desk Yogi makes videos to help workers meditate

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Dubroff: Education revolution necessary for students to compete

By   /  Friday, October 23rd, 2015  /  Columns, Education  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Education revolution necessary for students to compete

Lynda Weinman is on a mission to put some STEAM into STEM. Along the way, she’d like to overhaul the way we think about education. In an impassioned talk to 300 community leaders at a Girls Inc. lunch on Oct. 15, Weinman, the founder of Lynda.com, said she wasn’t buying into what she called the Read More →

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Tri-county tech scene taking off

By   /  Friday, June 26th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Tri-county tech scene taking off

The tri-county tech scene is buzzing at a rate unseen since the dot-com boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Invoca, the Santa Barbara-based telephone marketing automation firm, has joined the ranks of companies in the Tri-Counties on the path to an IPO. Invoca’s announcement June 25 capped a whirlwind spring for tri-county tech Read More →

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