San Diego Business Journal


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BIOCOM to Open Office in L.A.

San Diego’s biotech trade group BIOCOM announced Monday that it’s opening an office in Los Angeles.

Cubic Executive Tapped to Help Develop Transportation System App

A Cubic Corp. executive has joined a group investigating a new idea in public transportation — one that would bill a rider at the end of the month for all the transportation services that particular rider used.

Qualcomm, Chinese Co. Reach Patent License Agreement

Qualcomm Inc. announced on April 18 that it reached a patent license agreement with Yulong, an electronics company based in China.

Blue Sky Broadcast Changes Name to Blue Sky eLearn

Blue Sky Broadcast, a provider of educational technologies and event services, recently announced it has changed its name to Blue Sky eLearn.

LRAD Corp. Receives $490,000 Award From Foreign Customer

Electronics maker LRAD Corp. said on April 14 that it received an award worth slightly less than a half-million dollars from a coast guard agency in an unspecified country in Southeast Asia. It is a repeat customer.

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Nature And Nurture

Startup Pursues Algae-Based Proteins That Could Give Baby Formula a Big Boost in Its Protective Powers

Steve Mayfield, a veteran of San Diego’s algae industry, has launched a new venture set on improving the standard recipe for baby formula. The newest ingredient? Algae, of course.

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Experian’s ‘Special Forces’ Deploy Locally in Data, Analytics

A couple of years from now, the process of buying a car might be more of a self-service exercise.

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App Sets Its Sights on Construction Site Labor, Resources

SOFTWARE: ServicePair App in Beta Testing With 400 Mostly Local Users

Think of ServicePair as a virtual job board for the construction industry.

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Aqua Design Offers Stalk Option: Desktop Greenhouse System

RETAIL: It Includes Air Filtration and Aesthetic Features

Dear fellow plant killers: our days of watching the indoor fern slowly wilt away may be over.

State Awards Cleantech San Diego $5 Million Grant

Local industry group Cleantech San Diego has been awarded a $5 million grant to grow the region’s energy innovation industry, the company announced Wednesday in an email to its members.

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Ex-Illumina Exec Kirk Malloy Joins Board of Edico Genome

Bioinformatics firm Edico Genome Corp. has named Kirk Malloy, a former top Illumina executive, to its board of directors.

Key Patent for Portable Genomics Gets Approval

Portable Genomics, a digital health company working on a mobile app to view personal genomic data, has received approval for a patent vital to the company’s app development, the company announced Wednesday.

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Former Qualcomm President Steve Altman Joins Enevate Corp.

San Diegan Steve Altman has joined the advisory board of Enevate Corp., an Irvine-based company developing a new kind of lithium-ion battery.

Novatel Wireless Sells One Hardware Line, Cancels Sale of Another

Novatel Wireless Inc. wrapped up a sale of hardware module product lines to Telit Wireless Solutions Inc. for $14.75 million, the company said on April 11.

Drawing a Line in the Cloud Against Corrupting Influences

Their Kickstarter campaign seeks $5.5 million to write software, but Brady Chatfield and Daniel Tweddell hope to use the crowdfunding website to gather something equally necessary: a large group of interested people who might contribute some time to their project.