Digest #185

Here's the news you need to know.

Catbird in Scotts Valley has been acquired as BC Partners and Medina Capital announce the launch of Cyxtera Technologies in a $2.8B transaction. Buoy is one of 15 finalists going to the VERGE Hawaii Accelerate program. (It's all about forging new connections. Hawaii is just a bonus.) Romney Dunbar tells of an industry disrupter called "TV Everywhere." Two UCSC professors write about the future of interactive storytelling. And, there are several events coming up.

As usual, there's more, so scroll down and start reading!

Sara Isenberg
Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief
Santa Cruz Tech Beat



Top Stories  
Catbird has been acquired as BC Partners and Medina Capital announce the launch of Cyxtera Technologies in a $2.8B transaction. Read this article.  

Cruzio's Chris Frost has been named the new president of the California Internet Solution Provider Association (CISPA). Read this article.   

Buoy (née Calliope) is one of 15 clean-economy finalists headed to the VERGE Hawaii Accelerate program in Honolulu. Read this article.   

Monterey Bay startups will compete for $50K in cash prizes at Startup Challenge finals on May 12 at CSUMB. All past winners in the Venture Division are still in business and have raised over $3.5M in capital investments. Read this article.   

Once upon a time when you wanted to broadcast to a large audience, you had to work for a TV station. Now "TV Everywhere" is an industry disrupter. Read this article.   

The Santa Cruz Arts & Technology Festival announces a panel series for their May 10-13 event. Panelists will discuss, arts, tech, education, energy, agriculture, permaculture, transportation, and climate. Read this article.   

Two UCSC professors ask: What is out there for the player who wants to explore on his or her own in rich universes like the ones created by Marvel? Not much. Not yet. But the future of media is coming. Read this article.   

Note: Dates, times, and locations are all subject to change. Be sure to check the event website, just in case! 
View more events on  
Our Partners
UC Santa Cruz
Central Coast Angels
Launch Brigade
City EDO
Sara Isenberg
   Santa Cruz Tech Beat is the heartbeat of TECH in our region.
   News, Events, Jobs, Resources, Thought Leadership, and more!

   Visit our website, follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Your banner in this digest?  

 with us