Digest #148

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Is Santa Cruz the place where startups successfully spin up, get acquired, and then lose their local foothold? Another home-grown-and-then-acquired company closes up their local office.

Looker has teamed up with Google Cloud Platform to bring a public dataset -- public voting data from the U.S. Census -- into the hands of anyone who wants to explore it. Check it out.

What else? Cruzio starts construction on the gigabit speed, fiberoptic network being built in collaboration with the City of Santa Cruz. SVG Partners launches THRIVE III Open Innovation Program to connect AgTech entrepreneurs and investors. Find out what Crank Logic is cranking up. And, there's more.

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Crank Logic cranks up with a team of cloud data experts to create a big data solution for retailers. Read this article.

After acquiring Market Motive a little over a year ago, Simplilearn is closing up their Scotts Valley office to centralize in SF.  Read this article.

Cruzio starts construction of the Santa Cruz gigabit speed, fiberoptic network. Read this article.

Ignition donates 100 of its radically new Portal WiFi routers to SACNAS. Read this article.

UCSC's Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative receives $2.5M grant. Read this article.

SVG Partners launch THRIVE III to bring together corporate partners and startups to ideate, build, and scale solutions in agtech. Read this article.

Nina Simon's new book, The Art of Relevance, is now available and ready to move from her computer to your hands. Read this article.

Looker decodes 20 years of public voting data from the U.S. Census Bureau for the world to see. Read this article.

Plantronics was honored with the Red Dot Award for three of its products. Read this article. 

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