Digest #192

Happy July 4th! Here's the news you need to know.

Attracting agtech movers and shakers from all over the world, the third annual Forbes AgTech Summit took place in Salinas. UC Santa Cruz launched the Data Science D3 Research Center. And, NextSpace, a pioneer in the coworking movement, was acquired. Each alone is a big story. Together, they make for a big news week.

There's more, so scroll down and start reading!

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


Top Stories 

NextSpace has been acquired . What will change and what will stay the same? Here's what we know right now. Read this article.
Silicon Valley and Salinas Valley are an hour and worlds apart. Three founders from the just concluded THRIVE III accelerator -- the World Cup of AgTech -- talk about their startups. Read this article.

The newly launched Data, Discovery, and Decisions (D3) research center at UCSC provides a platform for collaboration between industry and academia in the emerging field of data science. Read this article.

With the goal of reimagining music education, Modern Tribe worked with Pharrell Williams and his team to design and craft an iBook and website for Tuniversity. Read this article.

Tomorrow Sleep launches direct-to-consumer sleep system with Fullpower Technology inside. Read this article.

Vietnam wants to become a leader in organic food production. They are looking for expertise, products, and technology they know they can find in the Salinas Valley. Read this article.

25 Things We Learned by Looking at Data on Game of Thrones. (AKA: What happens when Game of Throne nerds dive into datasets from their favorite show?) Read this article.

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