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Qualcomm Q2 Earnings Exceed Expectations

Qualcomm Inc. reported second-quarter earnings of $1.34 per share on April 19 — well above the $1.25 that it put at the high end of its guidance in late January, and a 29 percent improvement to its earnings from the same quarter one year ago. Revenue was $6.0 billion.

By Brad Graves April 19, 2017 5:47 p.m. share »

Fresh Out of College, a Future CEO Changed His Course

Steve Mitgang didn’t always see himself as a tech industry leader.

By Brad Graves April 18, 2017 12:59 p.m. share »

EvoNexus Bringing Major Tech Firms to Meet Startups; Here’s Why

Local startup incubator EvoNexus is bringing East Coast mobile technology company InterDigital Inc. to San Diego to meet with local tech startups.

By Brittany Meiling April 17, 2017 2:10 p.m. share »
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How Local Angel Investors Missed Out on 2 Successful Startups

San Diego has a small pool of angel investors who supply tech startups with cash, so the same few groups get inundated with cash-poor founders asking for support.

By Brittany Meiling April 14, 2017 12:58 p.m. share »

ESET Names Anscombe to Fill New Role With Company

ESET, the cybersecurity software company with offices in San Diego, said April 13 that it has hired Tony Anscombe to fill a new position within the company: global security evangelist and industry partnerships ambassador.

By Brad Graves April 14, 2017 12:11 p.m. share »

OneRoof Energy Settles Arbitration Claim; CEO Steps Down From All Positions at Company

San Diego solar company OneRoof Energy continues to wind down its operations, this time with the resignation of its CEO David Field and the settlement of an arbitration claim.

By Brittany Meiling April 14, 2017 11:43 a.m. share »
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What's Ex-Google Ventures Exec Up To?

Ex-Google Ventures boss Bill Maris considered launching a $230 million health care fund in late 2016, but ultimately thought better of it. What's he up to?

By Sarah de Crescenzo April 13, 2017 2:52 p.m. share »
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Time for Boomers to Jump into Social Enterprise

For the past 100 years or so, we have tried to solve our greatest social challenges through the government and/or the nonprofit community. We’ve asked our best and brightest to work in industry or on Wall Street in jobs that they might not love but will produce the greatest financial return.

By Larry Kesslin April 13, 2017 2:46 p.m. share »

Arbitrator Rules Qualcomm Owes BlackBerry $814.9 Million Refund

An arbitrator ordered Qualcomm Inc. to pay BlackBerry Inc. $814.9 million, plus interest and attorney’s fees, the two companies announced on April 12.

By Brad Graves April 13, 2017 9:33 a.m. share »

Qualcomm Counterpunches in Court Fight With Apple

Qualcomm Inc. is seeking unspecified damages against Apple Inc. in U.S. District Court. The move comes in the wake of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) filing multiple lawsuits against Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) earlier this year, saying Apple is owed $1 billion.

By Brad Graves April 11, 2017 4:09 p.m. share »
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TakeLessons Acquires a Music App Company

San Diego tech company TakeLessons, an online marketplace that connects students with tutors, has acquired like-minded music app company Chromatik.

By Brittany Meiling April 7, 2017 11:17 a.m. share »

Security On-Demand Inc. Names Lyman CFO

Security On-Demand Inc., a San Diego-based managed security services provider, has hired William Lyman as chief financial officer.

By Sarah de Crescenzo April 7, 2017 11:06 a.m. share »
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SOCi Inc. Closes $8.5M Series A Round

SOCi Inc., a local social media content marketing company, announced it had closed an $8.5 million Series A financing.

By Sarah de Crescenzo April 6, 2017 4:04 p.m. share »
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Social Unrest Has ViaSat’s Satellite Launch on Hold

The ViaSat-2 satellite will not go into space on its previously announced launch date, April 25, because of civic unrest near the launch site in French Guiana.

By Brad Graves April 6, 2017 1:44 p.m. share »
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CONNECT Offering Coworking Space in UTC

CONNECT, a local nonprofit focused on growing startups, is entering the coworking world with new shared workspace in San Diego.

By Brittany Meiling April 5, 2017 4:17 p.m. share »