Digest #213




According to Entrepreneur Magazine, Socrates Rosenfeld is "applying military grit and persistence to launching a revolutionary marketplace." Rosenfeld can't think of a place better than Santa Cruz to launch what he calls "the cannabis industry's first online marketplace." Shari Liss talks about what keeps her up at night: arming the next generation with the tools to keep pace with the fast-moving realities of a technology-driven economy. Steve Blum explains why December 14 is a big date for Net Neutrality. What does it mean to the Central Coast? And, which local tech company has presented a bid to move their headquarters to the old Cemex plant in Davenport?

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Jane Tech CEO, Socrates Rosenfeld, wants to reinvent how people shop online, starting with iheartjane, the cannabis industry's first online marketplace. Read this article
 
 
The FCC is on a fast and narrow track to repeal network neutrality rules and declare broadband industry regulation off limits. What does this mean to the Central Coast? Read this article.
 
 
Flush with funding, Joby Aviation is looking to expand operations to new headquarters. They've made a bid for the old Cemex plant in Davenport. Read this article
 
 
CEO Shari Liss wonders how tomorrow's workforce will be armed with the skills needed to contribute to an ever-changing economy. Read the article
 
 
Self-proclaimed non-geek, Marc Silber, says he developed his app, Zither, to solve a problem: How to keep track of your stuff. Read this article.  
 
 
Future Motion's battery-powered Onewheel invention offers individual mobility for commuters and weekend warriors. Read this article.
 
 
The SPLICE program at UCSC supports technology commercialization, creative entrepreneurship, and experiential education/training. Read this article.
 
 
Looker's Chief Data Evangelist, Daniel Mintz, talks about new product features that are going to make your life as an analyst much easier. Read this article
 
 
 
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