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UCSB West Coast hub for Photonics Institute

By   /  Friday, July 31st, 2015  /  Latest news, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on UCSB West Coast hub for Photonics Institute

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Dubroff: Facing long odds, Steve Westly preps for 2nd run for governor

By   /  Friday, July 31st, 2015  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Facing long odds, Steve Westly preps for 2nd run for governor

During four years as California controller, former eBay executive Steve Westly was known for his innovative approach to making California’s creaky revenue system more efficient. Since leaving office in 2007, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist and former Tesla board member has mounted an unsuccessful primary effort to gain the Democratic Party nomination for governor. He Read More →

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UCSB named West Coast hub for Photonics Institute

By   /  Monday, July 27th, 2015  /  Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on UCSB named West Coast hub for Photonics Institute

UC Santa Barbara’s Institute for Energy Efficiency will play a lead role in a $110 million federal program to develop new electronic products using the next generation of chip technology. UCSB will become the west coast hub for the newly formed American Institute for Manufacturing of Photonics (AIM), teaming with lead institution State University of Read More →

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UCSB buys up apartment complexes for student housing

By   /  Tuesday, July 14th, 2015  /  Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on UCSB buys up apartment complexes for student housing

The University of California just dropped a huge chunk of change on a portfolio of student housing properties in Isla Vista. UC Santa Barbara today announced the acquisition of Tropicana Gardens, Tropicana Del Norte and the Tropicana Villas. Terms of the deals weren’t disclosed, but according to Business Times research all three properties were purchased Read More →

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As the world turns, so does the U.S. economy

By   /  Friday, July 10th, 2015  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on As the world turns, so does the U.S. economy

What in the world is going on? At press time, the New York Stock Exchange was having technical difficulties, United Airlines had just resumed flying after a computer malfunction, Greece was on the precipice of leaving the Eurozone and China’s stock market was in a free fall. That’s a heck of an interruption to what 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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Wearable tech could be next big thing in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, June 12th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Wearable tech could be next big thing in Tri-Counties

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