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Aira Offers 'Eyes on Demand' Service to Blind Job Seekers for Free

The company uses glasses equipped with a camera to feed video to a trained agent, who guides the blind or visually impaired user through interactions with which they have requested assistance.

Ionis Licenses Kidney Drug in Deal Worth up to $330M

Carlsbad’s Ionis Pharmaceuticals has licensed a kidney drug to British giant AstraZeneca, earning $30 million upfront and the potential for $300 million in development and regulatory milestone payments.

SDBJ Insider: Marketer Drafts Brewers For Good Cause

How do you single-handedly organize a campaign to raise $100,000 for charity in San Diego? If you are Brandon Hernandez, you tap into your extensive network in the craft beer industry.

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Health-Tech Fundraising Focus of Upcoming SDVG Event

Life sciences entrepreneur Dena Marranuci, who leads corporate development and research and development at Truvian Sciences, will moderate a discussion about raising early-stage capital.

USD Renames Institute After Irwin and Joan Jacobs

Since 2011, the Jacobs have contributed around $10 million to the Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education.

AMN Healthcare Reports Solid Growth

Medical staffing company AMN Healthcare reported 2017 fourth quarter revenue of $509 million, a 4 percent year-over-year increase.

CalPrivate Bank Taps Rick Sowers as President

Plaza Bank, where Sowers was formerly president, was acquired by Pacific Premier Bank in 2017.

Tortuga Gets to Scene of Cybercrimes Before Criminals Do

SOFTWARE: Finding Chip Flaws in Development Stages Can Be a Lifesaver for Cos.

A flawed microchip is a hacker’s best friend. Tortuga Logic aims to spot those flaws before they ever make it into a silicon chip.

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Pacific Sotheby’s International Acquires Hom Sotheby’s

La Jolla-based Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty has expanded its reach into Orange County and Coachella Valley by acquiring Hom Sotheby’s International Realty, headquartered in Newport Beach.

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Technology Is Key Part of Workflow for Irrigation Company

MANUFACTURING: Its Acquisitions Boost Core Biz, Help Cover New Ground

It’s not uncommon to see sprinklers over-irrigate, turning yards into swamps — or spraying water while it’s raining.

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Cooley Continues to Add Talent to Its Global Litigation Bench

William O’Connor has joined Cooley as a partner in the litigation department. O’Connor previously headed Morrison & Foerster’s San Diego litigation department and chaired the firm’s unmanned aircraft systems/drones group and airports and aviation practice. O’Connor’s broad experience includes commercial disputes, trials and arbitrations with a focus on product liability, aviation disputes, patent license agreements, supply contracts, partnerships, real estate and insurance coverage.

S.D. Workforce Partnership Earns Praise From Its Peers

The San Diego Workforce Partnership announced that it received the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Trailblazer Award from the National Association of Workforce Boards, the membership organization and advocate for more than 550 workforce development boards nationwide and their network of American Job Centers.

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Puffer Malarkey to Have Presence at Pacific Gate

Pacific Gate — one of downtown San Diego’s priciest condominium towers — is adding Puffer Malarkey’s Animae restaurant on the ground floor of its 41-story project.

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Qualcomm Poses Objections, Invites Further Broadcom Talks

Two days after a face-to-face meeting with Broadcom Ltd., Qualcomm Inc.’s board laid out several problems with Broadcom’s proposal to buy Qualcomm, but said it was open to more talks.

Tandem Diabetes Care Gains Distribution Outside U.S.

San Diego’s Tandem Diabetes Care inked a European distribution deal with Rubin Medical, meaning its insulin pumps will be sold outside the U.S. for the first time.

Small Business to Provide Post-Deployment Services to Marines

The U.S. Marine Corps awarded Tactical Edge Inc., a San Diego small business, a five-year contract that could be worth as much as $49 million.

SDSU Stadium Plan Headed For November Ballot

Voters will choose between two rival plans.

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GA-ASI Taps Boeing in Carrier Aircraft Bid

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has enlisted a surprising partner in its bid to build an unmanned, carrier-based air refueling aircraft for the U.S. Navy

Dexcom Pilot Program Targets Type 2 Diabetes Population

DEVICES: Company Gains Advantage By Partnering With Insurer

Dexcom aspires to widen its reach beyond Type 1 diabetes. Recently, the San Diego company took a big step toward the goal.

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Millennials Get Amenities, Cos. Get Big Space at Ampersand

The Casey Brown Co., is transforming The San Diego Union-Tribune's former two-building campus into a top-of-the line office complex with amenities few other office buildings can match.

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