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Applied CleanTech Says UK Pilot Project Promising

Applied CleanTech, a company developing a sewage recycling technology in San Diego, announced promising results of a pilot project conducted with Scottish Water.

Business Confidence Rose in November, Index Finds

A Business Outlook Index for San Diego, a measure of local business confidence prepared for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, increased 2 points in November over the prior month to 26.8, led by a hefty rise from businesses in the cyber security industry.

Rock My World Adds New Feature to Music App

Downtown-based Rock My World has trotted out a new feature on its RockMyRun music app for iPhones — one that plays tunes in synch with a listener’s heartbeat.

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Steve Martin Appointed CFO of Applied Proteomics Inc.

Applied Proteomics Inc., a San Diego-based developer of protein-based molecular diagnostics, announced the appointment of Steve R. Martin as chief financial officer.

Santa Ysabel Tribe Ordered to Shut Down Online Bingo Operation

A federal judge ordered the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel to shut down its Internet bingo operation.

Biocept Inc. Granted Patent by South Korea

San Diego-based Biocept Inc., a molecular oncology diagnostics company, announced that it has been granted a patent in South Korea for its microfluidic channel technology used to capture circulating tumor cells.

Army Awards General Atomics $114.6 Million Contract Modification

The U.S. Army said on Dec. 15 that it awarded a contract modification worth $114.6 million to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

Median Home Price in November Was $430,000

The median price for houses sold last month in San Diego County was $430,000, down 2.2 percent from October, but up 3.6 percent from November 2013, according to the most recent CoreLogic Dataquick real estate report.

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Oceanside Residence Inn Hotel Getting $2 Million Renovation

Operators of Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside have begun a $2 million renovation of the 125-room property at 3603 Ocean Ranch Blvd. in Oceanside.

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Downtown San Diego Office Building Sells for $18.5 Million

Bosa Development of Vancouver, B.C., has acquired the downtown San Diego office building at 1620 Fifth Ave. for $18.5 million, according to the seller, locally based Douglas Wilson Cos.

Murata Electronics Completes $471 Million Purchase of Peregrine

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., the San Diego maker of chips found in wireless devices and networks, completed its sale to Japan-based Murata Electronics North America Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at $471 million.

Four Chinese Companies to Share $40 Million From Qualcomm

Qualcomm Inc. said on Dec. 11 that it plans to put $40 million into four promising Chinese companies working in the mobile and wireless space, as well as a fund for China-based companies in the semiconductor space.

CEO of SeaWorld to Step Down, Layoffs Planned

The CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is stepping down from the post, as the parent company of SeaWorld San Diego embarks on plans to cut $50 million in costs amid dropping attendance at its 11 U.S. theme parks.

Steven Devan Named to Catalyst Corporate Credit Union Board

Steven Devan, chief executive officer of Grossmont Schools Federal Credit Union, was named to the board of directors of Catalyst Corporate Credit Union, the Texas-based wholesale credit union serving 229 member credit unions in California.

The Business Calendar for the Week of December 15, 2014

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of December 15, 2014, and beyond.

Rob Chandhok, Former Qualcomm Exec, to Head Startup

Rob Chandhok, a former senior vice president with Qualcomm Technologies Inc. who left the company earlier this month, broke his silence about his future plans.

Notable Speakers Slated For TD Ameritrade Conference

TD Ameritrade Institutional's national conference in San Diego next month features a couple of big-name speakers sure to enlighten and entertain the expected 3,000 attendees.

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Qualcomm to Invest $40 Million in Four Chinese Companies

Qualcomm Inc. said on Dec. 11 that it plans to put $40 million into four promising Chinese companies working in the mobile and wireless space, as well as a fund for China-based companies in the semiconductor space.

Grossmont's Devan Named to Catalyst Corporate Credit Union Board

Steven Devan, chief executive officer of Grossmont Schools Federal Credit Union, was named to the board of directors of Catalyst Corporate Credit Union, the Texas-based wholesale credit union serving 229 member credit unions in California.