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Category Archives: Technology

Lick Observatory kicks off popular Summer Series

Once the sun set on amateur astronomers enjoying solar flares from their tailgate parties atop Mt. Hamilton last weekend, scientists from NASA and University of California Observatories invited the public … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Access advocate Haben Girma to speak on campus

UCSC News Internationally acclaimed inclusion advocate Haben Girma, the first deaf-blind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, will be at UC Santa Cruz Wednesday, Jan. 18, to encourage campus … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Plantronics CEO announces retirement; fiscal Q1 numbers come out ahead

  SANTA CRUZ—After 21 years at the helm, Plantronics, Ken Kannappan announced Tuesday that he will step down Oct. 2 from his position as chief executive officer and president of … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

SV tech startup Pearl Auto announces $50M in funding and first aftermarket auto product

  SCOTTS VALLEY—About a month after emerging from stealth mode with $50 million in funding, Scotts Valley startup Pearl Automotive Inc. is gearing up to release its first product—RearView, a … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Federal judge hits Plantronics with $3M sanction for destruction of evidence in GN suit

SANTA CRUZ—A 4-year-old lawsuit against Plantronics by one of its top global competitors took a sharp and costly turn this month when a federal judge levied $3 million in sanctions … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Looker continues expansion and introduces new technology for big data analysis

SANTA CRUZ—Looker, the rapidly growing, Santa Cruz-based big data analysis company, announced Tuesday that customers and their developers now have new, customizable ways to use its software for business intelligence.

June 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film, panel to focus on tech industry’s diversity shortcomings

‘CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap’ looks at what society can gain from having more women and minorities code UC SANTA CRUZ—Students and their families are invited to join the local … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Applied Motion opens doors to local Digital NEST computer design students

WATSONVILLE—After a week of designing catapults, jewelry and other small trinkets as part of a three-dimensional software design institute, young Digital NEST students watched one of the largest commercial 3-D … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Plantronics first quarter revenue & earnings slip

SANTA CRUZ—The strong dollar and several other factors hampered sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, Plantronics executives reported Monday.

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

UCSC students create new tools to archive and explore computer game culture

SANTA CRUZ—In a UC-Santa Cruz research lab dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of computer games, two graduate students have combined linguistics and computational theory to create a new multidimensional library … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment


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