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Qualcomm Exec Takes On Diversity Via Employee Engagement

TECH: Listening Tour Shows Need for Inclusion in Workforce and Work ItselfAs it simultaneously conducts an international legal battle and chases a big acquisition, Qualcomm Inc. is spending 2017 negotiating the troubled waters of gender, ethnic and cultural diversity in the technology sector.

MemComputing's Computation Engine Said to Bring Speed That's Hard to Believe

The engineer behind ecoATM, one of San Diego’s most successful startups, has launched a new venture that he says will disrupt the artificial intelligence and machine learning industries.

Tourmaline Labs Gets $1M in Follow-On Round and a New CEO to Push Commercialization

Tech startup Tourmaline Labs has brought in $1 million in seed money — and a new chief executive — to help the company scale.

LiveXLive Media Is Acquiring Slacker Radio in $50M Cash and Stock Deal

Beverly Hills-based LiveXLive Media Inc. has entered a deal to acquire Rancho Bernardo-based Slacker Radio for $50 million in cash and stock.

Lymber Inc. Technology Going National Following Acquisition By Mindbody Inc.

Technology developed by San Diego startup Lymber Inc. is deploying nationwide later this month following the company’s acquisition by Mindbody Inc.

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Startup Grolltex Inc. Gets $600K To Further Scale Operations

Local investors have forked over an additional $600,000 to San Diego startup Grolltex Inc. as the company begins to scale its operations.

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Lockheed Martin Ventures Invests in Ocean Aero

Lockheed Martin Ventures made a strategic investment in Ocean Aero Inc., a San Diego company that makes autonomous seagoing vehicles, the companies announced on Sept. 15.

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Empyr Launches Major Expansion, Doubling Company Space

San Diego tech startup Empyr has launched a major expansion that includes doubling the company’s office space and its staff.

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Southeast Asian Nation Put $700K in Orders with LRAD Corp.

LRAD Corp. says it has received $700,000 in orders from an unnamed country in Southeast Asia.

RF Industries Reports $7.8M in Net Sales for Q3

San Diego-based RF Industries Ltd. reported net income of $192,000 or 2 cents per share on net sales of $7.8 million in its third quarter, which ended July 31.

TuSimple Sees Self-Driving Truck Test a Little Further Down the Road

TuSimple, a business with offices in Beijing and San Diego which hopes to produce a self-driving truck, has been on the road this summer.

Collaboration Pays at Nanome

Nanome Inc., a UC San Diego-based business whose core business is virtual reality software, rolled out a new product called Matryx at the end of August. Matryx is an open-source platform with a bounty system that encourages people to collaborate on STEM projects (that is, projects that involve science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Qelzal Puts AI in the Sky for Drones

Qelzal has started flight safety testing of its sensor system for drones and other autonomous vehicles.

Inseego Obtains $48 Million in Refinancing Transaction

Inseego Corp. took out a three-year, $48 million loan from Highbridge Capital Management LLC in late August.

UC San Diego Engineers Tap the Power in Human Perspiration

RESEARCH: Sweat May Run Wearable Devices; University Applies for Patent

Sweat is no longer the annoying byproduct of work, the thing that soaks a cotton shirt during vigorous exercise. It can be something more.

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