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Making The Case

BIOTECH: Illumina’s New Machine Does Actual Detective Workllumina Inc. has developed a technology that could transform the work done by crime scene investigators, helping to solve cold cases by uncovering the information hidden in degraded DNA.

By Brittany Meiling April 3, 2015 1:14 p.m.   Share

Turtle Beach Raises $6.2M in Stock Offerings

Video game headset maker Turtle Beach Corp. on Feb. 5 said it sold $6.7 million worth of shares this week, using the proceeds to shore up its working capital line of credit.

Tech Company Aira.IO Raises $2.5 Million in Series A Financing

Health tech company Aira.IO announced Thursday that it has raised $2.5 million in a Series A round of financing.

Local Tech Company Zeeto Expands into New York

Zeeto, a software-as-a-service company downtown, recently opened offices in Manhattan’s Union Square district.

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Cognitive Helps Bring Medical Recordkeeping Into Compliance

TECH: Veteran Leaders Maneuver Way to Key Government Contracts

The single biggest reason why startups succeed is timing, experts say, and timing is something Doug Burke did right.

Abacus Data Systems Names Major G. Horton CFO

Abacus Data Systems Inc. announced that it had appointed Major G. Horton to be its chief financial officer.

ServiceChannel Acquires Big Sky Technologies

ServiceChannel, a facilities management software and contractor sourcing platform, announced Feb. 3 its acquisition of San Diego-based Big Sky Technologies, Inc.

Turtle Beach Corp. Plans Public Stock Offering of $3.15 Million

Video game headset maker Turtle Beach Corp. on Monday said it was planning a public offering of common stock, with insiders planning to buy $3.15 million worth of shares at the offering price as part of the offering and in a separate private placement.

Illumina Signs Genotyping Deals With Four Partners

San Diego-based sequencing firm Illumina Inc. announced Monday that it has signed four separate biobanking deals with Vanderbilt University, University of Colorado at Denver, Partners HealthCare, and Montreal Heart Institute.

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Fitbit Inc. Leases Office Space at Carmel Mountain Ranch

Fitbit Inc., which makes popular wearable fitness data trackers, has leased 16,760 square feet of office space in Carmel Mountain Ranch, according to CoStar Group. San Francisco-based Fitbit announced last year that it was recruiting employees and scouting locations for a San Diego regional office.

Slashdot Media Acquired by BIZX for Undisclosed Price

BIZX LLC has acquired Slashdot Media from DHI Group Inc., the companies announced on Jan. 28. The acquisition included the web properties and Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction closed Jan. 27.

USD Receives $12 Million Gift From Foundation Created by Intel Co-Founder

The University of San Diego on Thursday announced it had received a $12 million gift from a nonprofit created by a co-founder of Intel to bolster science, technology, engineering and math education.

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Clean Energy Future Has Quantifiable Benefits

With a unanimous San Diego City Council vote in December to adopt the San Diego Climate Action Plan (CAP), San Diego became the largest metropolitan area in the U.S. to adopt an aggressive target of 100 percent renewable energy within 20 years. This positions the city as a forward-thinking leader in climate policy both nationally and globally.

Mr. Kashyap Goes to Washington After Fruitful Qualcomm Stint

The head of Qualcomm Inc.’s venture capital arm, Nagraj Kashyap, has left to join Microsoft Corp., the big Washington software company confirmed.

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Co. Makes the Case That Less Is More for Phone Protection

RETAIL: Utomic’s Edge System Doesn’t Block Access, Aesthetics

Take a good look at your smartphone. What do you see?

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Cancer Diagnostics Co. Splits From Parent, Raises $32M

BIOTECH: Company’s Spinout Necessary to Pursue Its Goals

San Diego-based bioTheranostics has raised $32 million to fund its departure from the nest of French parent company bioMerieux.