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Wildfire Life Inc. 'Pauses' Operations, Intends to Sell Company's Assets

Wildfire Life Inc. (formerly Fitn Inc.), a fitness membership company in Cardiff, announced through social media that it has paused all business operations as of November 3 and intends to sell off the company’s assets as soon as possible.

Novatel Wireless Reports Q3 Net Loss of $20.8 Million

Novatel Wireless Inc. said Nov. 5 that it posted a net loss of $20.8 million on net revenues of $54.6 million in the third quarter of 2015.

IBoss Accepts Outside Funding for First Time, Takes in $35M

Iboss Cybersecurity raised $35 million in series A funding from Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing, the company announced Nov. 3.

Qualcomm Takes Hits, Says It Will Fight Back

TECH: Revenue, Net Income Down for Q4 and the Year

Call it a transition year. That’s a message CEO Steve Mollenkopf offered financial analysts about Qualcomm Inc.’s fiscal 2016, which is only several weeks old.

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Qualcomm Reports Q4 Net Income of $1.1 Billion, Down 44 Percent From 2014

Qualcomm Inc., the wireless technology specialist and chip maker that is attempting to remake itself and boost shareholder value, reported net income of $1.1 billion on revenue of $5.5 billion during its fourth quarter.

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High-Ranking FDA official Joins Human Longevity Inc.

Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a tech-driven molecular information company in San Diego, announced Wednesday the appointment of Sally Howard as head of regulatory affairs and policy.

iboss Cybersecurity Raises $35 Million in Series A Funding

iboss Cybersecurity raised $35 million in series A funding from Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing, the company announced on Nov. 3. iboss plans to use the funds to expand globally and to develop new products.

Maxwell Technologies Reports Revenue of $45.1M for Q3

Maxwell Technologies Inc., the San Diego maker of energy-storage devices called ultracapacitors, reported a net loss of $1.45 million, or a nickel per share, on revenue of $45.1 million during the third quarter.

OneRoof Energy Inc. Appoints COO

San Diego-based OneRoof Energy Inc., a residential solar services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of OneRoof Energy Group Inc., announced it has appointed Brian Alexson, to the newly created role of chief operating officer.

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UC San Diego Health Appoints Alumnus to be New CIO

Dr. Christopher Longhurst, chief medical information officer for Stanford Children’s Health, has been appointed chief information officer (CIO) for UC San Diego Health, Healthcare Informatics magazine reported. Longhurst fills the position being vacated with the retirement of Ed Babakanian, who served as CIO for 20 years.

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Qualcomm Appoints Modoff as Executive VP of Strategy, M&A and Ventures

Qualcomm Inc. announced that Brian Modoff has joined the company as executive vice president of strategy, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and ventures, reporting directly to Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm.

Could Qualcomm Diversification Lead to Data Centers?

TECH: Co. Would Have to Take On Intel In Lucrative Market

For Qualcomm Inc., the smartphone is simply not the cash generator it once was. As profits level off, the San Diego chip maker hopes to improve its fortunes by going into a business adjacent to smartphones.

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Getting With The Programs

TECH: Code-Writing Boot Camps Are Popping Up As Students Seek Opportunity to Join the Tech Sector

The recruits wear shaggy beards and it’s laptops, not rifles, that have become their new best friends.

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Restaurant Revolution Tries to Be Real Good at Taking Orders

TECH: Call Center Achieves Upsells, Aims To Mine Social Media

Restaurant Revolution Technologies is using your takeout ordering habits ― and soon your social media conversations ― to upsell takeout orders and maximize restaurant sales.

Local Biotech Veterans Find Old Relationships Fit New Venture

LIFE SCIENCE: Zavante Follows Familiar Formula Of Company Formation

A group of big-shot biotech veterans in San Diego quietly launched a new venture last month, one of many local companies founded by serial entrepreneurs that have recently emerged from stealth mode.