Technology

Judges selected for Apps for Ag competition

West Hills Community College District has announced judges for its Apps for Ag software development competition later this month, including William Bourdeau of Harris Farms and Catherine J.K. Sandoval with the California Public Utilities Commission. 

Local technology industry sees ‘tide is rising’

David Xiong, vice president of technology at J – I.T. Outsource, checks equipment in the company's server room. The company recently acquired AR Technologies of Clovis.Employment surveys and job reports have traditionally drawn attention to the lack of science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) degrees held by Central Valley residents. However, recent activity by local technology companies suggests the industry is experiencing a steady growth spurt.

Apple co-founder Wozniak to speak in Fresno Oct. 8

Jake Soberal, CEO of Bitwise Industries, made the announcement about the Steve Wozniak talk during a special broadcast of Chris Daniel's radio show. 59 Days of Code and the San Joaquin Valley Town Hall announced Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will visit Fresno October 8 to speak at the Saroyan Theater.

J - I.T. Outsource buys Clovis Web development firm

The J - I.T. Outsource team, from left: Dan Kirk, Riley Moreno, J. Colin Petersen, Beth Bridges and David Xiong.J - I.T. Outsource has acquired AR Technologies, a Web development firm founded locally in 1993.

Valley businesses increasingly adopt tablet computers

Lorence Liscano, technical specialist at Fresno Lexus, said the dealership uses tablet computers to help teach customers how to use the technology in their new cars.Sales of tablet devices are on track to outpace laptops and personal computers for the first time this year, signaling a major shift in the way consumers and businesses use technology. 

CalCom enters into solar supply agreement with NEXTrack

CalCom Solar, a Visalia-based solar project design and construction firm catering to California agribusinesses and water districts, has entered into a 100 MW supply agreement with NEXTracker to serve its agribusiness customers.  

Dan Gamel launches mobile app for car dealers

A new mobile app designed by former local RV salesman Dan Gamel launched last month and is already in use at dealerships throughout the state. The program was recently picked up for beta testing with automotive software technology service company Data Consultants, and could potentially spread to dealerships throughout the country.

Fresno tech firm appoints Nasalroad as COO

NasalroadFresno tech firm Aplos announced it has appointed Eric Nasalroad as chief operating officer.

Fresno State water center announces $1.1M grant

Frenos State's announced today that its International Center for Water Technology (ICWT) received a $1.12 million grant from the Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board (FRWIB) to continue its research and partnership with industry and government agencies. 

Visalia's Edeniq lands $16M in investment for biofuels

Visalia-based biorefining company Edeniq recently announced that is has raised more than $16 million in equity.