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NetraDyne Merges Technologies to Enhance Fleet Management

NetraDyne, an artificial intelligence company with offices in San Diego and Bangalore, India, has launched its first product, called Driver-i.

By Brad Graves October 13, 2016 3:49 p.m.   $$ Share
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Smartphone Comes Ready to Rumble With the Elements

Kyocera Corp. continues to produce smartphones that take a beating if that’s what’s required of them. Its DuraForce PRO can reportedly survive a 30-minute bath in 2 meters of water (that’s 6½ feet). And yes, they take pictures underwater. The phone automatically switches from touchscreen controls to physical buttons when it gets wet.

SDSU Alumnus Hired to Operate Consulting Firm's SoCal Office

The Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, a consulting firm based in Little Rock, Ark., has opened a Southern California office in Carlsbad and has hired a San Diego State University alumnus to run it.

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ViaSat to Launch New Satellite, Endeavors

TECH: Co. Targets Broadband Opportunity, New Markets

A huge rectangular box rises 25 feet above the factory floor at Boeing Co.’s El Segundo satellite plant, making the people below it look like ants. In a few months, the hopes of Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. — a $1.4 billion Carlsbad satellite technology company — will ride with that box into space.

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Schools Are Out For Underground Elephant

TECH: Course Correction Put Marketing Company In Pursuit of New Verticals

Anyone who has walked past Underground Elephant’s new downtown digs knows that the adtech firm is anything but underground.

Shareholder Law Firms Add to Tech Giant’s Woes

There seems to be no rest for Qualcomm Inc. After being sued by the federal government, small law firms piled on to give it more headaches.

Synthetic Genomics Inks Research Deal With Exxon

U.S. oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. has renewed a deal with local biotech Synthetic Genomics Inc. to jointly research algae biofuels.

U.S. Regulators Sue Qualcomm for Alleged Antitrust Violations

U.S. regulators have sued Qualcomm Inc., alleging that the San Diego company violated antitrust law.

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The Other Startup Cost: Paying the Emotional Price

Depression and stress don’t often come up in gatherings of young entrepreneurs, but the topic struck a chord at Startup Grind’s first meeting of the year.

Kleinfelder to Oversee $125 Million Oil Refinery CleanUp

Kleinfelder announced Thursday its selection by a Fortune 500 petroleum client to oversee a $125 million environmental clean-up program in New Jersey.

Larry Paulson Named President of Qualcomm India

Qualcomm Inc. announced this week that it appointed Larry Paulson as president of Qualcomm India.

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It’s Not ‘Like a Rock,’ But Foam Car Aims to Pick Up a Following

AUTO: Three-Wheel Vehicle Made Difficult Journey to Marketplace

For Lon Ballard, it has been a long odyssey in a tiny car. The nine-year trip has taken him from Thailand to the Philippines, back and forth from China to the United States, and through forests of paperwork and thickets of red tape.

Venture Capitalists Liked These 10 S.D. Companies Best

During 2016, San Diego saw 103 venture capital investments for a total of about $1.28 billion, according to a MoneyTree report released this week by PwC and CB Insights.

Mexican Protests Prompt Startup Organizers to Cancel Binational Event

Protests in Tijuana involving the Mexico gas crisis have caused organizers of Startup Weekend Binational to cancel its first cross-border event.

A Sneak Peek at ViaSat's Newest Satellite

Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. is betting much of its future on a new satellite costing more than $500 million.

Kansas VC Firm Invests in TrackForce

San Diego company Trackforce, which provides software-as-a-service operation management tools for security services, announced this week the closing of a $7.4 million investment from Kansas-based growth equity firm Five Elms Capital.