Digest #263
Do you have your tickets for Titans of Tech? This 3rd annual event is coming up on January 17 at The Dream Inn. I'm honored to be one of the speakers this year, along with a whole host of other locals.

In case you missed my annual look back at news of the last year, see SCTB Highlights of 2018.

I took some time off over the holidays so the articles below are a collection of news from the past couple weeks, including two from pundit Steve Blum. In anticipation of #CES2019, Steve writes about five technologies and prototypes that "will offer clues to what our world will be in 2067." In a second article, Steve writes about five major broadband issues that will top the public priority charts in California and at the federal level in 2019. 
As usual, there's more! Scroll down and starting reading.
Sara Isenberg
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Santa Cruz Tech Beat

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Top Stories   
CES 2019 takes place this week in Las Vegas. Steve Blum is on the lookout for the handful of technologies amidst the chaos that will offer clues to what our world will be in 2067. Read this article.  
More from Steve Blum: Five major broadband issues will top the public policy charts in California and at the federal level in 2019. Read this article
Watch: Robin Hunicke and the Funomena team go off script with their latest experience -- Luna Moondust Garden for #MagicLeapOne. Watch the Video.
Former Cisco executive Tom Puorro joins Plantronics as Executive VP to lead the team responsible for audio and video collaboration solutions for the modern workplace. Read this article.
Techstars Startup Weekend, in partnership with Google for Startups, returns to CSUMB on January 25-27. Read this article.  
Make time to shred! It takes a team to fight burnout, says Looker CMO, Jen Grant. Read this article.

There's a slew of women agtech entrepreneurs in the Salinas Valley that share a common thread: they're innovative, no-nonsense, fairly well-educated, and young. Read this article.
Plantronics announces a new version of its cloud software along with partner momentum in adopting Polycom Device Management Services cloud solution. Read this article
Note: Dates, times, and locations are all subject to change. Be sure to check the event website, just in case! 
  • Wed Jan 9, 6:30pm - Fri Jan 11, 4:30pm: AgEmerge at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.
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