Digest #277    

Thank you, City of Salinas, for renewing your partnership support!  
Kudos to Kate Roberts, President of Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP), for being named as one of Silicon Valley Business Journal's 2019 Women of Influence. MBEP's mission is to improve the economic health and quality of life in the Monterey Bay Region. 
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Sara Isenberg
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Santa Cruz Tech Beat

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Top Stories   
PayStand announces the release of its newest product, PayStand Automated Receivables, to streamline enterprise payments and collections for finance professionals. Read this article
TechRaising's six-part interactive clinic series will focus on building the foundation to become a successful entrepreneur. Read this article
The CA Supreme Court gave cities a major victory last week, ruling that the way SF regulates the appearance of wireless facilities is legal, and isn't preempted by state law or CA Public Utilities Commission regulations. Read this article.  
The Santa Cruz County Office for Economic Development announces the 4th Annual 82% Micro Business Summit to be held on May 3 at Cabrillo College. Read this article.  
Looker announces a new application, Looker for Sales Analytics, designed to deliver comprehensive insights to sales orgs to drive revenue. Read this article
UCSC's Baskin School of Engineering announces the inaugural Diverse Voices professional speaker series, with voices from Yahoo, Twitter, Digital, Atipica. Read this article.

Broadband Communities Magazine profiles Cruzio FTTH (fiber to the home). Read this article.
The NSF (National Science Foundation) extends funding for Baskin Engineering's Center for Research in Storage Systems for five more years. Read this article.    
ETR announces plans to build its capacity to advance health equity by bringing in YTH (youth+tech+health). Read this article.  
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