Digest #236
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Top Stories  

Edge Mobile Payments has acquired a comprehensive Cloud Wallet® and mobile payments IP portfolio, including ring and watch NFC payment technology. Read this article.

Nearly 1000 Santa Cruz County residents and businesses took a survey aimed at furthering the County's Broadband Master Plan. You can still weigh in. Read this article.
So, what is Santa Cruz Fiber? And, why are they doing construction all over town? Watch Santa Cruz Fiber CEO/Founder Peggy Dolgenos provide some clarity. Watch this video.

Cabrillo's Dean of CTE and Workforce Development says the creation of the NETLAB+ data center has opened up the possibility of more community partnerships. Read this article
The future of games will be on display at the Sammy Showcase, one of the largest student game festivals in the country, featuring videogames and virtual reality games created by students in the world-renowned game design programs at UCSC. Read this article.

Join Looker and Girl Geek X for an evening of insight and discussion with the innovative women of Looker at a Girl Geek X Dinner in Looker's SF office. All ages & genders welcome. Read this article.

Beth Shapiro, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is among 19 top scientists selected by Howard Hughes Medical Institute to become an HHMI investigator. Read this article.

Todd Lowe, professor of biomolecular engineering, has received a $2.7 million NIH grant to support his lab's international leadership in transfer RNA research. Read this article.

THRIVE Venture & Innovation has announced its THRIVE IV cohort. Nine agtech companies will present on Demo Day in Salinas. Read this article.

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