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ViaSat Satellite Internet Access to be Option on New Commercial Aircraft

Airlines and other buyers of big Boeing Co. commercial jets may soon be able to specify ViaSat satellite Internet access gear as a factory option.

Qualcomm Inc. Takes Aim at The Consumer Drone Market

TECHNOLOGY: Software Operates Drone and Camera; Delivery Is Expected in the First Half of 2016

Qualcomm Inc. introduced a computer for consumer drones on Sept. 10.

Dating App’s Edge Is That It Involves Human Matchmakers

San Diego-based Spritzr is working to get noticed in the crowded ballroom that is online dating.

Google, S.D. Exploring Fiber Optic Network

Google Inc. is working with city of San Diego officials to evaluate the city as a market for Google Fiber, the company’s high-speed Internet service, Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Sept. 10.

Jessie Knight to Retire as Sempra’s Executive VP

ENERGY: Utility Names SDG&E President/COO to Succeed in Role

Sempra Energy has announced that Jessie J. Knight Jr., executive vice president of external affairs for Sempra Energy and chairman of Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), plans to retire Nov. 1.

New Officers Named at Cleantech San Diego

The Board of Directors at Cleantech San Diego voted in a new Executive Committee to serve as officers of the organization’s Board of Directors. Executive Committee members represent a cross section of the San Diego region’s clean technology industry and include leaders from the private and public sectors.

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Qualcomm to Lay Off 1,314 Employees in San Diego

Qualcomm Inc. plans to lay off 1,314 members of its San Diego County staff, according to public documents released on Sept. 17.

Qualcomm Unveils Third Generation of Fast-Charging Technology

Qualcomm Inc. unveiled a third generation of fast-charging technology this week.

Illumina, Memorial Sloan Kettering Announce Research Collaboration

San Diego’s Ilumina Inc. announced a research collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering aimed at developing new strategies to diagnose and monitor cancer.

Hewlett-Packard Announces Layoffs; S.D. Impact Unknown

Hewlett-Packard Co.’s previously announced plans to split up its consumer PC and IT outsourcing businesses will result in job cuts of 25,000 to 30,000, the company said Tuesday.

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Cole Named President of Cubic Transportation Unit

Cubic Corp. has named Matthew J. Cole president of its transportation business, effective Oct. 1.

Qualcomm Strengthens Health Care Unit With Acquisition of Capsule Technologie

In another sign of its interest in health care technology, Qualcomm Inc. said on Sept. 14 that it acquired a Boston-area company, Capsule Technologie.

City, UCSD to Partner on White House Initiative

The City of San Diego and the University of California, San Diego said Monday they were founding members of a White House initiative to foster closer connections between cities and research universities attempting to solve civic problems.

Kratos Deals Are Potentially Worth Up to $17 Million

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. received two deals collectively worth $5 million that could ultimately be worth up to $17 million. The San Diego contractor made the announcement Sept. 10.