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ENERGY: State Leads the Nation for Solar Energy Systems
San Diego’s adaption of residential solar energy systems was so great last year it blew through a goal it wasn’t supposed to reach for another four years.
ENERGY: Regulatory Push Is Seen as Vital; Technical Focus Is on Basics
A refurbished research agreement between La Jolla-based Synthetic Genomics Inc. and Irving, Tex.-based ExxonMobil Corp. is reflective of the many challenges ahead in bringing algae-based renewable biofuels to market.
Mike Lewis is the co-founder and general manager of Pearson Fuels. Pearson specializes in the development of alternative fueling infrastructure for vehicles and the distribution of alternative fuels.
RETAIL: Sony Deploys Variety of Store Formats As Retail World Changes
At places like Fashion Valley mall, locally based Sony Electronics has recently been busy adjusting to a world in which consumers not only are changing up the way they interact with their gadgets — increasingly outside the home, and in the palm of their hand — but also how they buy them.
TECH: Local Firm Sold for $325M, Ending Legal Dispute
Colorado-based OtterBox, which makes protective cases for smartphones and tablets, has acquired LifeProof, a similar business from San Diego, for $325 million.
Cyber: Buyer’s Experience, Capital Should Be Big Pluses
The proposed acquisition of Websense Inc. by Vista Equity Partners announced last week could result in a lot of upside for the Web security business firm, said several industry analysts.
TECH: Firm Expects Significant Revenue, Exposure as a Result
Dell will begin selling cloud computing services from San Diego-based ScaleMatrix Inc. The big computer manufacturer recently chose ScaleMatrix as one of three strategic partners to provide public cloud computing services in North America.
TECH: Effort With Boeing Will Greatly Boost Internet Coverage
ViaSat Inc. recently took the wraps off its plans to launch a second satellite to provide broadband service to North America and surrounding regions.
SOFTWARE: Cloud-based Systems Are Marketed To Consultants and Planners
Every business and organization needs a strategic plan, some roadmap outlining what an organization’s goals are and how it expects to achieve them. But creating a strategy and putting it into action are two vastly different things.
TECH: Firms Find Ways to Give Workers Secure Access to Data
When Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. saw that it was time to retire the laptop computers that its sales force carried, it set foot in the growing world of BYOD.
MEDICINE: UCSD Surgeons, Firm Develop Corrective Magnetic Rods
Implanted, growing magnetic rods — they sound like something out of a sci-fi movie.
TECH: FCC Examining Idea of Using Cell Towers for Service
The federal government is taking up a 2-year-old proposal from Qualcomm Inc. to extend broadband Internet service to air travelers, using cell towers.
Entrepreneurialism is alive and well in the region if if the number of events on the horizon is any indication of a hubbub of activity. Two deadlines are approaching for the seventh annual UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge, sponsored by the Rady School of Management.
HEALTH: Software Fills An Important Need, Reduces Medical Error
Patients are often shuttled from physician to physician, resulting in a quagmire of confusing medical records when they’re generated at different sources. This can lead to medical error, if doctors aren’t given a comprehensive account of a patient’s history at the get-go.
PROPERTY: Tight Supply, Active Lenders, Hungry Investors Drive Sector
Lenders, investors and landlords continue to capitalize on San Diego County’s apartment fundamentals in the early months of 2013, with high demand and limited supply driving rents and property prices upward.