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Startup AttackIQ Inc. Raises $7.8 million in Equity Financing

Cybersecurity startup AttackIQ Inc. has raised $7.8 million in equity financing, according to a recent form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

GA ASI Conducts First Predator A Flight at New Training Facility

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said it has conducted the first successful flight of a company-owned Predator A remotely piloted aircraft at its Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Training Academy in Grand Forks, N.D.

Mitek Reports Third Quarter Results

Mitek, a San Diego-based identity verification software company focused on mobile technology, on Thursday posted a 19 percent year-over-year decline in third-quarter GAAP net income amid a 41 percent jump in revenue.

Royale Energy to Merge With Matrix Oil Corp.

ENERGY: Deal Said To Position Royale for Future Acquisitions

Petroleum producer and marketer Royale Energy Inc. said it has signed a letter of intent to join with Santa Barbara-based Matrix Oil Corp. in a $41.5 million deal involving stock and assumption of debt.

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CourseKey’s Learning Platform Gets Devices on Same Page

SOFTWARE: It Expands Learning Opportunities, Assists in Admin Tasks

It’s been a busy two years for Luke Sophinos. The 21-year-old CEO has gotten a software business off to a very fast start. He has postponed his final coursework at San Diego State University. And he’s attracted attention from the foundation run by internet entrepreneur Peter Thiel. The upshot? A two-year, $100,000 Thiel Fellowship to help him build his young business, CourseKey Inc.

Illumina Reports Q2 Revenue of $600.1 million

San Diego’s medtech giant Illumina Inc. reported Tuesday that its second quarter revenue rose 11 percent.

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Qualcomm Agrees to Pay $19.5 Million to Settle Discrimination Complaint

Qualcomm Inc. has agreed to pay $19.5 million and make internal changes to settle accusations it discriminated against women employed by the San Diego-based tech giant.

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Sam Attisha Named SVP/Regional California Manager at Cox

Cox Communications announced Tuesday it has made permanent its interim appointment of Sam Attisha to the position of senior vice president and California region manager.

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Outerwall Inc. to be Acquired by Apollo Global Management for $1.6 Billion

Outerwall Inc., which acquired San Diego startup ecoATM in 2013, announced Monday it has agreed to be bought by alternative investment fund Apollo Global Management LLC for $1.6 billion.

AristaMD Raises $11 Million in Series A Financing

Local digital health company AristaMD raised $11 million in a Series A financing, the company announced Friday.

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power Acquires Wind Energy Project in Michigan

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power said on July 22 that it acquired the Apple Blossom wind energy project in Michigan for undisclosed terms. The seller was Geronimo Energy LLC.for undisclosed terms. The seller was Geronimo Energy LLC.

UCSD to Open Tokyo Office to Further Japanese Partnerships

The University of California, San Diego is opening an office in downtown Tokyo, where researchers will seek partnerships with Japan’s booming life science industry.

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New UCSD Leader to Help Build ‘Global Robotics Powerhouse’

An authority on the subject of robots, Henrik Christensen, is on his way to Torrey Pines Mesa.

Qualcomm’s Strong Q3 Earnings Report Pleases Analysts

TECH: Chip Sales, License Revenue Boost Co. Outlook

Qualcomm Inc. reported better than expected third quarter earnings, spurred in part by Chinese and South Korean customers coming forward to pay the San Diego business for technology used during previous quarters.

TPT Global Technology Acquires Assets of Goodwin Global

TPT Global Technology Inc., a downtown San Diego-based telecommunications company, said July 19 that it acquired the assets of Goodwin Global, an international wholesale telecom carrier. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.