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Jana Partners Owns More Qualcomm Stock Than Previously Disclosed

Jana Partners, the New York hedge fund whose critique of Qualcomm Inc. apparently influenced several parts of the chipmaker’s restructuring plan, disclosed in an Aug. 14 securities filing that it owned slightly more Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) stock than it did three months ago.

Company Takes on Big Job Of Measuring Nanoparticles

TECH: Possible Markets Include Medicine, Oil, And Semiconductors

In a scene from detective fiction, the hero jumps into a taxicab, points a finger toward the windshield, and says three words that we all know are coming: “Follow that car.”

Envision Solar, ChargePoint Agree to Promote Each Other's Products

San Diego-based Envision Solar and Campbell, Calif.-based ChargePoint have signed an agreement to promote each other's electric vehicle (EV) charging products and services.

SDG&E Develops Money-Saving Technology for Solar Systems

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. said that it has developed a money-saving alternative for residential customers who want to install solar panels.

Raytheon Co. to Fund 'Center of Innovation' in Imperial Beach

Raytheon Co. announced plans to fund a “Center of Innovation” at the Boys & Girls Clubs of South County as part of wider effort to support children in military families.

Events.com, CrowdRise Partner to Create More Integrated Fundraising Platform

San Diego-based Events.com, an event management platform that facilitates the hosting and attending of events, and CrowdRise, an online platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising, recently announced a partnership that will offer an integrated fundraising experience on one platform.

MadCatz Interactive Reports Net Loss of $3.97 Million in Q1

MadCatz Interactive Inc., the San Diego producer of video game peripherals, reported a net loss of $3.97 million or 5 cents per share on net sales of $12.97 million for its first quarter, which ended June 30.

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Growing Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. Adds Third Building

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. said on Aug. 13 that it added a third building to its two-building complex in San Diego’s Miramar neighborhood.

Qualcomm Finalizes Purchase of British Semiconductor Maker

Qualcomm Inc. said Aug. 13 that it wrapped up its $2.4 billion acquisition of British semiconductor maker CSR PLC.

Fitbit to Open an R&D Office in San Diego

TECH: Company Looking to Fill 13 Positions Locally

The popular wearables company Fitbit is recruiting engineers for a new research and development office it plans to open in San Diego.

Goodsnitch Changes Name as Partnership Brings B2B Emphasis

Goodsnitch Inc. has changed its name to HundredX. A new partnership with marketing giant Ogilvy & Maher spurred the name change, company founder Rob Pace said last week.

PatientSafe Solutions Appoints CFO

PatientSafe Solutions, which provides point-of-care mobile solutions for health care, has named Balaji Sekar its chief financial officer.

ImageWare Systems Records Q2 Net Loss of $2.1 Million

ImageWare Systems Inc. recently reported a second quarter net loss of $2.1 million, or 2 cents per share, on revenue of $1.7 million. Results were similar in the same quarter one year ago, when the business reported a net loss of $2.1 million or 2 cents per share — though revenue was less at $937,000.

InfoSonics Reports Q2 Net Loss of $678K on Net Sales of $10.9M

InfoSonics Corp., the San Diego-based maker of wireless phones and tablets, reported a net loss of $678,000 (or 5 cents per share) on net sales of $10.9 million during its second quarter, which ended June 30. One year ago, the business reported net income of $109,000 (or a penny a share) on net sales of $10.4 million.

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Executive Q&A: Kevin Carroll of Software San Diego

Kevin Carroll, the new executive director of Software San Diego, recently sat down with the San Diego Business Journal to offer his views of San Diego’s information technology sector and how his organization might move it forward.