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NextLevel Internet Hires Two VPs

San Diego-based NextLevel Internet said it has hired Clive Harrison as vice president of business development and Derek Gietzen as vice president of account management.

Illumina Adds Three Startups to Accelerator Program

Local science technology company Illumina Inc. has added three new startups to its accelerator program, which mentors and invests money into early-stage companies in the genomics technology space.

LRAD Reports Revenue of $2.9M for Q1

LRAD Corp. — which produces mass-communication devices for militaries and police agencies worldwide — reported a net loss of $813,000 on revenue of $2.9 million in the first quarter, which ended Dec. 31.

LeadCrunch Raises $425,000

Local startup LeadCrunch raised $425,000 in a financing round announced in October, $75,000 less than the company originally reported.

ViaSat Reports Earnings, Announces Launch Date for Satellite

ViaSat Inc. reported net income of $4.2 million on revenues of $380.6 million for its third quarter, which ended Dec. 31.

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Time to Cultivate Talent for Future STEM Jobs

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question we ask children from the time they’re capable of responding. Their answers tend to reflect some of the professions they’ve observed, either on TV or in real life. Often times, it will involve some kind of cool outfit or hat — or maybe the novelty of fame. A movie star. A baseball player. A ballerina. The president.

DJO Global Getting into Software

Another local medical device firm is dabbling in software.

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Startup Leaders Balk at Immigration Ban, Write Open Letter

Startup leaders in San Diego have published an open letter expressing concerns about President Donald Trump’s immigration ban and its potential impact on the local startup economy.

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Former San Diego Exec Leads New Virtual Accelerator

Boulder, Colo.-based Techstars, one of the largest and most popular startup accelerators in the country, is launching its first “virtual startup accelerator.” The experimental program has some significant ties to San Diego, including a local resident leading the project and a San Diego startup that earned a spot in the first cohort.

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Downtown Works Co-Founder Launches Startup Accelerator

The co-founder of new coworking space Downtown Works is launching a startup accelerator to drive urban modernization in San Diego.

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Kai Ramer Becomes First COO at Rick Engineering

San Diego-based Rick Engineering Co. has appointed Kai Ramer as its first chief operating officer.

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Cars ‘Talking’ to Each Other Could Say a Lot About Drivers

Eyes on the Road? Vehicle-to-vehicle communication is coming to a roadway near you in a few years. While the federal government says the technology promises to prevent hundreds of thousands of collisions yearly once enough vehicles are properly equipped, some see a darker side.

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Career Paths and Flight Paths Can Cross Paths at Drone Facility

TECH: University’s New Indoor Proving Ground May Be Catalyst for Sector

A space billed as San Diego’s first indoor drone testing facility opened at Coleman University on Kearny Mesa Jan. 26 with an unconventional snip of a ribbon.

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Lights, Camera, Cloud: Company’s Video Is Legal Aid

TECH: Deposition Process Improves Access, Affordability

No one said depositions are fun, but is it too much to ask the videographer to stay awake during the proceedings?

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GroundMetrics Eyes the Underground Market

TECH: Its Geophysical Images Used in Energy Exploration

Finding anything under the Earth’s surface is a tricky and often costly endeavor; doing it amid dust storms and camels in the Saudi Arabian desert can be even more trying. That is where San Diego startup GroundMetrics Inc. set out to prove to the world’s largest oil company that its technology works.