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Commercial sales down but office leasing rebounds

By   /  Friday, August 11th, 2017  /  Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Commercial sales down but office leasing rebounds

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Dubroff: Why Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn might be out of sync

By   /  Friday, June 17th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Why Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn might be out of sync

Henry Dubroff

Just one year ago, LinkedIn made history on the Central Coast when it created the region’s first unicorn, buying Lynda.com for $1.5 billion. Now LinkedIn is selling itself to Microsoft for $26 billion, or an estimated 79 times operating earnings, in what Bloomberg and the New York Times DealBook column describe as one of the Read More →

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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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Mindbody, Appfolio IPOs might be start of South Coast tech boom

By   /  Friday, June 12th, 2015  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Mindbody, Appfolio IPOs might be start of South Coast tech boom

You might call it the Mindbody-Appfolio effect. The pair of $100 million-plus initial public stock offerings filed last month has caught the attention of dealmakers from the Bay Area to Los Angeles. Add to that the stunning, $1.4 billion sale of Lynda.com to Linkedin and you have the most buzz in the region since the Read More →

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Google, Microsoft vie for UCSB top minds with quantum initiatives

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Google, Microsoft vie for UCSB top minds with quantum initiatives

Google has selected a UC Santa Barbara lab for a new quantum-computing initiative just a short distance from where Microsoft has an established outpost, setting up a battle among tech giants on the South Coast. On Sept. 2, Google’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab said that it was launching a new hardware push to design and Read More →

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Google taps UCSB for quantum computing

By   /  Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014  /  Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Google taps UCSB for quantum computing

Google has selected a UC Santa Barbara lab for a new quantum computing initiative just a short distance from where Microsoft has an outpost, setting up a battle among tech giants on the South Coast.

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