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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.

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Researcher Taps App to Get Accurate Picture of Subjects’ Diets

TECH: Study Looks Into Connection of Body Clock and Food

When it comes to long-term health, what you eat matters. When you eat it, however, might matter, too — perhaps more than you would think.

UC San Diego to Launch Robotics Institute

The University of California, San Diego has announced plans to start a Contextual Robotics Institute, bringing together top academics from its schools of engineering and social science.

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Novatel Wireless Fires CEO Alex Mashinsky, Appoints Sue Swenson to Lead Company

Novatel Wireless Inc. fired CEO Alex Mashinsky on Oct. 27, the company said Oct. 28.

Solar Manufacturer Closes San Diego Location

Soitec Solar Industries, LLC closed its Rancho Bernardo location on Oct. 16, with a projected layoff of 100 employees, according to the California Employment Development Department.

ViaSat Inc. Awarded $13.2 Million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded ViaSat Inc. a $13.2 deal to develop Mini Crypto — electronics that can encode a message to National Security Agency specifications while keeping size, weight and power consumption to a minimum.

Pulse Electronics To Provide Antennas for World Trade Center Complex

San Diego-based Pulse Electronics Corp. will install over 700 ultra-thin, clear antennas for wireless network coverage in the World Trade Center complex in New York.

San Diego Named a 'Smart21 Community'

San Diego was one of only two cities in the United States named a "Smart21 Community" by the Intelligent Community Forum.

ViaSat Buys 23 Acres for Worldwide Headquarters in Carlsbad

Cushman & Wakefield announced Thursday that ViaSat, Inc. has purchased 23 acres off El Camino Real and Gateway Road in the Bressi Ranch area of Carlsbad for its global headquarters from HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP). Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Tealium Establishes New Flagship Office in Japan

San Diego-based Tealium, a provider of enterprise tag management and real-time unified customer data solutions, recently announced the company has extended its global presence with the establishment of a new flagship office and executive leadership appointment in Japan.

Region Sees 225 M&As in First Nine Months of 2015

ACQUISITION: Tech, Life Sciences and Finance Are Most Active Sectors

The San Diego region recorded 225 mergers and acquisitions (M&As) from Jan. 1 to Oct. 7, most of them involving the technology, finance and life sciences sector, according to information compiled by the nonprofit CONNECT.

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Fly Trap Inventors Are Using Crowdfunding to Create a Buzz

PRODUCTION: Co. Tapped Local Resources: Inventors Club, 3rdSpace

Flies everywhere should be very, very scared. Joylyn Keil Darnell and Dennis Darnell are planning their demise.

City of San Diego to Install Solar Panels at 25 Sites

The City of San Diego will install solar panels on 25 city sites, officials said Wednesday, as part of a 20-year deal with SunEdison.