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At This Institute, It Is About Degree of Interest and Aptitude

Behind a big roll-up door, in warehouse space at the back of Coleman University on Balboa Avenue, Rod Weiss, James Burns and several other technologically inclined people have put together a space called ENVI.

By Brad Graves October 6, 2016 9:32 a.m. share »
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Charge!

If Mike Simon had his way, trucks in high-traffic areas might share a feature with San Diego Trolley cars. They would have pantographs. Pan-to … what?

By Brad Graves October 6, 2016 9:27 a.m. share »
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Outsource Aims to Make U.S. Manufacturing Work for Customers

Ted Fogliani wasn’t quite sure what to make of the animated Australian sitting in his office.

By Sarah de Crescenzo September 26, 2016 8:39 a.m. share »
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Monument Co.’s Words Are Its Bonds to Customers

A visit to Carol Parker’s office and workshop seems like a trip back to the days before World War II. The neighborhood is old and her buildings date from the 1930s. Some of the furnishings and religious statuary seem equally old. However, the computer-aided design hardware and the many California employment posters on the walls show this manufacturing business is very much a part of the 21st century.

By Brad Graves September 26, 2016 8:34 a.m. share »
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Sharing The S.D. Airspace

Carlsbad-based 5D Robotics Inc. learned the value of being located within an industry cluster a couple of years ago when, facing a two-week deadline on a land-mine-detection project for the U.S. Army, it suddenly discovered a $300,000 mechanical arm it had ordered from Germany wasn’t entirely reliable under adverse weather conditions.

By John Cox September 26, 2016 8:01 a.m. share »
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A Detailed Account

Nearly 13 million people have had their banking information instantly and electronically verified by a lender using software invented by a San Diego company that offers an alternate method of determining a borrower’s creditworthiness.

By Sarah de Crescenzo September 15, 2016 3:42 p.m. share »
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Developers Seek Exemption for High-Rise Housing in Hillcrest

San Diego city planners by year’s end are aiming to resolve long-disputed issues relating to the future of commercial and residential development in the popular Hillcrest neighborhood.

By Lou Hirsh September 8, 2016 4:32 p.m. share »
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Task Mastering

Wendy Rogers was once a consultant to subcontractors, helping them get paid for work they had done, but not clearly documented on large construction projects.

By Sarah de Crescenzo September 8, 2016 4:28 p.m. share »

A New Kind of Policy to Safeguard Small Business Finances

About 18 months ago, a cybercriminal tricked a Regents Bank client into transferring $150,000 out of his business account.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 31, 2016 3:25 p.m. share »
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Lawyer Fights for Qualcomm, Under Qualcomm in Varied Career

High-tech and low-tech. Steve Strauss considers the contrast and smiles. The issues that cross his desk run the gamut. Strauss is a trial lawyer, a partner with Cooley LLP, with an office in San Diego.

By Brad Graves August 31, 2016 3:18 p.m. share »
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Cybersecurity’s Shared Concerns

The threat of compromise by cybercriminals is far from theoretical for major San Diego businesses such as chip maker Qualcomm Inc. and medtech giant Illumina Inc.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 31, 2016 3:05 p.m. share »
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Building A Powerhouse

Cali Baja has become the world mecca of medical device manufacturing, and yet many companies — even here in San Diego — are choosing to do their manufacturing elsewhere.

By Brittany Meiling August 25, 2016 2:48 p.m. share »