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ViaSat Gets 2 Pentagon Contracts

The U.S. Navy’s satellite network is trusty, but it needs an update. So it has tapped ViaSat Inc. for some help.

Former Qualcomm Executive Touts Intel’s 5G Ambitions

Intel Corp. sees a significant role for itself in the ultrafast, fifth-generation wireless communications system due out in the next few years. The business “intends to play a unique role in the end-to-end deployment of 5G,” said Murthy Renduchintala, the second-highest ranking executive with the Silicon Valley chip maker.

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Airgain’s Action Breaks San Diego’s 15-Month IPO Drought

TECH: Antenna Maker Expects to Have at Least $9.8M to Work With

After a 15-month absence, a rare bird called the IPO returned to San Diego.

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Toy Technology Unleashed: Robotic Dog Groomed for Success

TECH: Co.’s Toys Aim to Take Advantage Of Emphasis on STEM

It’s almost noon and the sidewalks of La Jolla are busy with people walking their dogs.

Marketing Division Gives SDG&E Voice on Issue

ENERGY: CCA Energy Buying Option at Center of Utility’s Move

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. has become the first investor-owned utility in California to create a shareholder-funded marketing division to speak up about the growing number of local organizations being proposed to sell electricity to residential users.

Hyperlight Energy Chosen to Participate in DOE Program

The U.S. Department of Energy has chosen La Jolla-based clean tech company Hyperlight Energy as one of 43 small businesses that will work with the DOE’s national labs to "accelerate the transformation toward a clean energy economy," the department announced Tuesday.

CONNECT Launches Investor Syndicate to Fuel Startups

San Diego’s business accelerator CONNECT is launching a new investor syndicate to help fund “disruptive” technology and life science startups in San Diego.

Sullivan Solar Power Hires Ness as VP of Sales and Marketing

San Diego-based Sullivan Solar Power announced it has hired Bill Ness as vice president of sales and marketing.

Pentagon Taps ViaSat for Two Contract Awards

The U.S. Navy’s satellite network is trusty, but it needs an update. So it has tapped ViaSat Inc. for some help.

Zenith Technologies Grows West Coast Operation With New Office in S.D.

Ireland-based Zenith Technologies is opening a new site in San Diego to meet demand for its services on the West Coast.

SDG&E Gets OK to Build Energy Storage Projects in Escondido and El Cajon

State regulators have signed off on San Diego Gas & Electric’s proposal to build lithium-ion battery projects in Escondido and El Cajon capable of storing a combined 37.5 megawatts of energy.

DICK'S Sporting Goods Acquires San Diego-Based Affinity Sports

DICK'S Sporting Goods, a U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, announced the acquisition of Affinity Sports, a sports management technology company based in San Diego.

SDG&E Gets OK to Build Energy Storage Projects in Escondido, El Cajon

State regulators have signed off on San Diego Gas & Electric’s proposal to build lithium-ion battery projects in Escondido and El Cajon capable of storing a combined 37.5 megawatts of energy.

Qualcomm Sets Up New Division Dedicated to Data Center Space

Qualcomm Inc. announced on Aug. 18 that it plans to market its data center chips under the name Qualcomm Centriq. It also said that it has set up a new business division, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies Inc., dedicated to the data center space.

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Telletopia Wants Slice of TV Pie for Internet Broadcasts

TECH: Nonprofit Needs OK From FCC to Pursue Local TV Programming

Telletopia, the San Diego nonprofit, takes the second half of its name from the word “utopia.”