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Bitmo Using Gift ‘Cards’ To Solidify Relationships

TECH: Users Brought Into Fold; End Game Is Banklike ServicesCarlsbad-based fintech startup Bitmo Inc., which previously aimed to turn its app into the mobile alternative of choice to carrying payment cards, has stripped down the product and turned it into a delivery system for social gifting.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 17, 2017 2:22 p.m.   Share
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How ecoATM Hacked Its Prototype

EcoATM has become one of San Diego’s most notable startup successes, reportedly earning hundreds of millions in annual revenue in recent years. Its co-founder and former CEO, Mark Bowles, is somewhat of a local celebrity, speaking at startup events all over the country.

By Brittany Meiling August 22, 2017 4:15 p.m. share »

ID Analytics Names Chief Analytics and Science Officer

ID Analytics LLC, which collects consumer behavioral data offering its clients what it calls “in-depth visibility into identity risk and creditworthiness,” announced that Sameer Chopra has joined the management team as chief analytics and science officer.

By Steve Adamek August 22, 2017 4:09 p.m. share »

Inseego Corp. Names New CFO and Chief Strategy Officer

San Diego-based Inseego Corp., a global provider of mobile broadband and software-as-a-service solutions, announced that the company has appointed Stephen Smith as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

By Steve Adamek August 21, 2017 3:10 p.m. share »

PayLease's Loss of an Executive May Be Gain for Tech Startups

Sheldon Lewis, vice president of business development for PayLease, is leaving the company to pursue investing in technology startups on a full-time basis.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 20, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »

Seismic Software Opening Office in Sydney, Australia

Seismic Software Inc., one of San Diego’s fastest-growing software firms, is going Down Under.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 18, 2017 3:06 p.m. share »
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The (Mis)adventures of Early-Stage Startups

It takes loads of determination, a willingness to risk it all and often a hefty dollop of humor to discover whether an idea is worth it. What sounds good to an entrepreneur may sound downright foolish to prospective investors. When push comes to shove, it’s up to the startup to prove its product has value. Sometimes, that takes odd paths, as evidenced in these three tales.

By Brittany Meiling August 17, 2017 3:26 p.m. share »
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Chris Pond Named President of Burwood Cloud Services

Burwood Group Inc. — a Chicago-based business with an operations center in Scripps Ranch — has named Chris Pond president of Burwood Cloud Services.

By Brad Graves August 17, 2017 3:01 p.m. share »
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Carl Wright Joins AttackIQ

AttackIQ has named Carl Wright as chief revenue officer. The San Diego-based cybersecurity software maker announced the move on Aug. 17.

By Brad Graves August 17, 2017 2:53 p.m. share »
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Partnership Mounts a More Sustainable Attack on Algae

Solana Beach-based materials development company BLOOM Holdings LLC has partnered with AECOM, one of the world’s largest engineering firms, on a new way of managing harmful algae blooms in lakes, reservoirs and river systems.

By Sarah de Crescenzo August 17, 2017 2:45 p.m. share »

Cubic Says R&D Expenses Will Pay Off

Research-and-development costs for future transportation projects as well as other charges dragged down Cubic Corp.’s financial results for the first three quarters of fiscal 2017, though the company promised shareholders good things ahead.

By Brad Graves August 17, 2017 2:33 p.m. share »
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Verimatrix’s Software Navigates Sea of Content Piracy

Verimatrix Inc. keeps those who won’t pony up for online content from watching it, a sought-after service in the age of digital streaming.

By Jared Whitlock August 17, 2017 2:05 p.m. share »

Qualcomm Acquiring Dutch AI Company

Qualcomm Inc. is buying Scyfer BV, a Dutch artificial intelligence business founded by a professor at the University of Amsterdam.

By Brad Graves August 16, 2017 1:03 p.m. share »

CureMatch Gets Seed Funding

San Diego software startup CureMatch Inc. has received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Midwest venture capital firm Serra Ventures and tech entrepreneur Phil Trubey.

By Brittany Meiling August 15, 2017 4:53 p.m. share »

Encinitas Firm's Tech Behind GoDaddy Telephone Service

GoDaddy Inc. has rolled out a small business telephone service called SmartLine using technology developed with the help of its recent acquisition, Encinitas-based Freedom Voice.

By Brad Graves August 15, 2017 3:42 p.m. share »