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Monday, March 6, 2017
Bay Area Tech Wire - March 6
========================================== BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- March 6, 2017 ========================================== Sponsor: Bluetooth World 2017, March 28-29, Santa Clara Convention Center https://bluetoothworldevent.com o San Francisco-Based Okta Acquires San Mateo's Stormpath o Emeryville-Based Berkeley Lights Inc. Names Eric Hobbs as New CEO o Five Bay Area Students Among Finalists in Regeneron Science Talent Search o Consumer Reports Launches Digital Standard to Measure Privacy, Security > Bluetooth World 2017, March 28-29, Santa Clara Convention Center o Briefly Noted: Viavi Solutions, Semiconductor Industry Association _____________________________________________ > Job/Event/Marketplace Classified Listings (Full Listings Below Stories)
o San Francisco-Based Okta Acquires San Mateo's Stormpath
San Francisco -- Okta, the San Francisco-based developer of a cloud-based identity service that lets users securely access 5,000 apps from any device, said on Monday it has acquired San Mateo-based Stormpath, a provider of identity management for apps and APIs. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Stormpath team, including co-founders Alex Salazar and Les Hazlewood, will join Okta in unspecified roles, and the company also has acquired a license to Stormpath's technology. Founded in 2011, Stormpath developed one of the industry's first identity management APIs for software teams building web, mobile and API-driven apps. "Our vision… is to become the authentication layer for every app, service, device and person," said Okta CEO Todd McKinnon. "The Stormpath team brings great technical talent and a deep understanding of developer needs." https://www.okta.com/ https://stormpath.com/ https://www.okta.com/press-room/press-releases/okta-welcomes-stormpath-to-accelerate-identity-for-developers/ _____________________________________________
o Emeryville-Based Berkeley Lights Inc. Names Eric Hobbs as New CEO
Emeryville, Calif. -- Berkeley Lights Inc. (BLI), an Emeryville-based developer of platforms for bio-pharmaceutical, genomic and cellular applications, on Monday named Eric Hobbs as its new CEO. Hobbs, most recently the company's senior vice president of operations and consumables, succeeds Igor Khandros, who is stepping down as part of a planned transition. Khandros will remain on the company's board and lead its strategic partnerships and initiatives. Hobbs, meanwhile, will lead the company into the commercial phase of its growth. Michael Marks, the chairman of Berkeley Lights, called the news "the culmination of an internal talent development process and succession planning." http://www.berkeleylights.com/ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/berkeley-lights-announces-ceo-transition-as-part-of-succession-planning-300418122.html _____________________________________________
o Five Bay Area Students Among Finalists in Regeneron Science Talent Search
Washington, DC -- Five high school seniors from the Bay Area will be among 40 finalists competing for $1.8 million in awards next weekend in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. The final round will take place Sunday at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC. Local finalists include: Jessika Baral of Mission San Jose High School in Fremont; Laura Catherine of The College Preparatory School in Oakland; and three students from The Harker School in San Jose -- Evani Radiya-Dixit, Manan Ajay Shah and Arjun Subramaniam. A complete list of the finalists and a look at their projects is available at the link below. https://student.societyforscience.org/regeneronsts-finalists-2017 _____________________________________________
o Consumer Reports Launches Digital Standard to Measure Privacy, Security
Washington, DC -- Consumer Reports said Monday is will begin evaluating products, apps and services based on their privacy and data security. Developed in partnership with several privacy, security and consumer rights organizations, including nonprofit Ranking Digital Rights, the publication said it will use the new standard to evaluate connected products such as baby monitors, security cameras, routers and even cars. The standard asks companies to require consumers to create unique usernames and passwords for Internet-connected devices. It also calls on them to delete consumer data from their servers upon request, encrypt personal data and be transparent about how personal information is shared with other companies. "Our research shows that users lack adequate information about how companies' policies and practices affect their privacy, security and other rights like freedom of expression," said Rebecca MacKinnon, the director of Ranking Digital Rights. "We believe that this effort can help people make more informed decisions about how they use technology. We also believe that the digital standard will help companies do a better job of protecting and respecting users' rights." The initial version of the standard, is available at the top link below. https://thedigitalstandard.org http://www.consumerreports.org/privacy/consumer-reports-to-begin-evaluating-products-services-for-privacy-and-data-security/ _____________________________________________ ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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> Bluetooth World 2017, 28-29 March, Santa Clara Convention Center
Join us to get inspired and discover the future of connectivity and IoT. There's nothing more inspirational than seeing, playing and experiencing amazing IoT gadgets that have successfully gone to market and made it big. Entry is FREE and you will be able to visit the various zones including Automotive, Audio, Smart Home and Health & Fitness, test your innovations at the Testing Stations and meet a range of suppliers. For just $50 you also have access to a wide range of developer sessions as well as hear from inspirational keynotes from big brands including Garmin, Google, Zipcar and Plantronics. Register for FREE entry or purchase an 'Access all areas pass' for just $50! For more information: https://bluetoothworldevent.com _____________________________________________
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