Digest #134

Here's the news you need to know.

There was a wide variety of "unveiling" this past week. Plantronics unveiled two new products. Cruzio and City of Santa Cruz unveiled a relationship with Siklu for the Gigabit project. MakersFactory unveiled CloudSTEAM, and the Genomics Institute unveiled the BRCA Exchange.

We have a plethora of new jobs (including internships) on our jobs page. And, we have a full assortment of upcoming events on our events page.

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Enter Siklu. In a first-of-its kind deployment in the US, this Santa Cruz project will show how ultra-high frequency wireless tech can extend the reach of existing fiber. Read this story.

The BRCA Exchange will help patients, clinicians, and researchers seeking information on BRCA1 and BRCA2, the "breast cancer" genes. Read this story. 

MakersFactory introduces CloudSTEAM, an interdisciplinary system that "exploits the synergy between Minecraft and 3D printing by adding real 3D object value to Game-Based Learning systems." Read this story. 

An upcoming event aims to help ICT (Information and Communications Technologies) & Digital Media Educators share resources in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. Read this story. 

Plantronics unveils the Voyager 5200 Bluetooth headset with Windsmart technology and BackBeat GO 3 wireless stereo earbuds. Read this story. 

Sixteen UCSC teams will vie for the top prize of $4000 at 4th annual Business Design Showcase to be held in Silicon Valley. Read this story. 

In the shadow of Silicon Valley, a new crop of tech-savvy farmers will emerge to connect Watsonville's farming industry to Silicon Valley resources. Read this story.   
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