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JLL: San Diego Ranks 19th in U.S. For Strength of Tech Office Market

San Diego ranks 19th out of 45 major U.S. markets for the resiliency of its market for offices serving technology companies, according to a new national outlook report by the brokerage firm JLL.

Execs From Cybersecurity Firm iboss Attend White House Summit

Two executives from iboss Inc., Richard Quinones and Stephen Clemons, went to Washington to take part in the White House Summit on Computer Science for All.

Startup MedCrypt Raises $750,000 in Seed Funding

Encinitas-based MedCrypt, a company that offers cybersecurity technology for medical devices, has raised $750,000 in seed funding.

Floor Scrubber Is Shining Example of Robotics on the Job

Cleanup on aisle one zero one zero zero. Mira Mesa-based Brain Corp. has released a video of Emma, a robotic floor scrubber, at work at the Carlsbad location of grocer Jimbo’s Naturally.

Qualcomm Inc. Expands Reach in China With Shanghai Testing Facility

Qualcomm Inc. has opened a semiconductor test facility in Shanghai, part of an effort by the tech giant to increase its business presence in China.

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Seismic Moving to Bigger Headquarters

Software firm Seismic is moving into a bigger office in Del Mar Heights after outgrowing its old headquarters.

Two San Diego Businesses Provide Components for Spacecraft

Two small San Diego businesses, Malin Space Science Systems and Vanguard Space Technologies Inc., provided components to the Osiris-Rex spacecraft launched Sept. 8 from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

National Science Foundation Awards USD $45,000 Grant

The University of San Diego announced on Sept. 8 that it received a $45,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, which will go toward work on an engineering conference.

ViaSat Inc. Signs Agreement With Scandinavian Airline

ViaSat Inc. said Sept. 8 that it has signed an agreement with SAS, the Scandinavian airline, to supply high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity on the carrier’s short-haul and medium-haul aircraft in Europe. Eutelsat will deliver the satellite internet signal.

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Businesses Have Various ‘Flight Plans’ for Commercial Drones

TECH: Under New FAA Rules, Activity Is Expected to Soar

The federal government has cleared the way for businesses to legally operate small quadcopters and other drones in moneymaking activities.

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Company’s 3-D Metal Printer Is Ready for Variety of Roles

TECH: Production, Coating, and Repairs of Parts Are All Possible

It started with a toy. But for Jeff Riemann and Melanie Lang, a store-bought 3-D printer was a business idea in disguise.

LRAD Corp. Gets Thumbs Up From Pentagon

LRAD Corp. said on Sept. 7 that the U.S. Army has made its acoustic hailing device a program of record. The news marks a milestone for the product. Previously, the Army ordered the devices under urgency orders.

Sempra Energy Subsidiary Buys Mexican Wind Farm

A Mexican subsidiary of San Diego-based Sempra Energy has agreed to buy a 252-megawatt wind farm in the northern state of Nuevo Leon for $375 million, not including its assumption of debt totaling $477 million.

ViaSat to Supply European Air Carrier With Wi-Fi

ViaSat Inc. will supply the European air carrier Finnair with Wi-Fi connectivity under a deal announced on Sept. 1.

Sullivan Solar Power Completes Work at 6 Schools for Encinitas Union School District

Sullivan Solar Power has completed construction of six solar projects expected to save Encinitas Union School District more than $21 million during the next 25 years.