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Cheap Backwoods Assay Would Pinpoint Insidious Disease

Encounters with ticks are a bad byproduct of a pleasant walk in the woods. A San Diego company is harnessing technology found in home pregnancy tests to help hikers and outdoor enthusiasts determine if a tick bite presents a risk for Lyme disease.

By Brad Graves August 14, 2017 4:40 p.m. share »

Funding Round to Boost Workforce at PetDesk

Tech startup PetDesk, which just raised a $2.1 million Series A round in June, is beefing up its local headcount to employ 75 people in San Diego.

By Brittany Meiling August 14, 2017 11:41 a.m. share »

LRAD Reports Q3 Revenue of $4.1 Million

LRAD Corp., the Rancho Bernardo business that makes specialized acoustic products for the military, governments and industry, reported a net loss of $528,000 on revenue of $4.1 million in its third quarter, which ended June 30.

By Brad Graves August 10, 2017 1:18 p.m. share »
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EvoNexus Closing Downtown Office, Moving to UTC

EvoNexus, the oldest and most well-known startup incubator in San Diego, is closing its downtown location and consolidating into a new facility in University Town Center.

By Brittany Meiling August 9, 2017 9:50 a.m. share »

U.S. to Review Qualcomm's Complaint About Apple

The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Aug. 8 that it will follow up on a complaint filed by Qualcomm Inc. and will launch an investigation into Apple Inc.

By Brad Graves August 8, 2017 1:38 p.m. share »

Amid Restructuring, Inseego Corp. Reports Q2 Net Loss of $12M

Inseego Corp., the San Diego business formerly known as Novatel Wireless, reported a second quarter net loss of $12.0 million, or 21 cents per share, on net revenues of $59.9 million. The business made its quarterly results public on Aug. 7; the quarter ended June 30.

By Brad Graves August 8, 2017 11:34 a.m. share »
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Company Looks to Meet the Threat of Militarized Drones

It’s now common to hear about small quadcopters nearly colliding with commercial airliners. On a more ominous note, militants in the Middle East have reportedly equipped mass-produced quadcopters to drop grenades on their enemies.

By Brad Graves August 3, 2017 2 p.m. share »

Mitek Systems Posts Q3 Revenue of $11.8 Milion

Mitek Systems Inc. reported net income of $616,000 on revenue of $11.8 million in its third quarter, which ended June 30.

By Brad Graves August 2, 2017 3:47 p.m. share »
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Peregrine Semiconductor Appoints Two Vice Presidents

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. has named two vice presidents.

By Brad Graves August 2, 2017 3:42 p.m. share »

Tech Startup Raises $8.5 Million

San Diego tech startup Levitate Technologies Inc., a company that makes a wearable exoskeleton to enhance human performance, has raised $8.5 million in startup capital.

By Brittany Meiling August 2, 2017 3:37 p.m. share »

Cibus Raises Over $57 Million

Local agtech company Cibus has raised over $57 million in an equity round, according to paperwork the company filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

By Brittany Meiling July 31, 2017 3:31 p.m. share »
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Let’s Park Old Transportation Planning Notions

Our “relationship” with the automobile is changing. Not one step at a time, but at a rate that is almost unimaginable. But imagine it we must — especially urban planners — or risk being like the buggy whip manufacturers of the early 1900s.

By Peter James MacCracken July 27, 2017 2:53 p.m. share »

Qualcomm Licenses Vehicle Charging Tech

Qualcomm Inc. said July 25 that it signed an agreement licensing its wireless electric vehicle charging technology to Japan-based Nichicon Corp. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

By Brad Graves July 27, 2017 2:28 p.m. share »

Chinese Drones Are on The Shelf And In the Air

Drones Made Easy in the Morena district of San Diego is now an authorized retailer for Chinese drone maker DJI.

By Brad Graves July 27, 2017 2:27 p.m. share »

EvoNexus Welcomes a Dozen Startups

EvoNexus just announced the names of a dozen startups that will enter its business incubators in downtown San Diego and University City.

By Brad Graves July 27, 2017 2:26 p.m. share »