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Qualcomm Moves up to No. 4 for Number of Patents Issued in 2015

Qualcomm Inc. nabbed the No. 4 spot on IFI Claims’ ranking of top patent recipients for 2015, with 2,900 patents.

Andrew Meyer Named CEO at Financial Fitness Group

Financial education software company Financial Fitness Group announced Andrew Meyer would replace co-founder Joe Saari as CEO.

Qualcomm Inc., Japan-Based TDK Corp. to Form $3B Joint Venture

Qualcomm Inc. and Japan-based TDK Corp. have agreed to form a $3 billion joint venture to provide specialized electronics for mobile devices in a deal expected to close by 2017.

Qualcomm Declares Quarterly Dividend

Qualcomm Inc. declared a 48 cent per share quarterly cash dividend on Jan. 12.

San Diego-Based Software Writer Emotient Acquired by Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. bought San Diego-based software writer Emotient, the Wall Street Journal reported on Jan. 7. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Airgain Inc. to Acquire the North American Assets of SkyCross Inc.

Carmel Valley-based antenna specialist Airgain Inc. said on Jan. 6 that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire the North American assets of SkyCross Inc.

Source Intelligence Gets $17.5M in Funding

Source Intelligence, a Carlsbad company that takes a particular interest in its clients’ supply chains, received $17.5 million in funding from Kayne Partners.

Shannon Stewart Joins Executive Team at Affinity Sports

Affinity Sports, a software service provider for soccer associations, said Thursday it had appointed Shannon Stewart as its new vice president for customer success, leading the company’s sales and customer support operations.

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Software Is Taking the Pain Out of Those Delivery Windows

TECH: It Optimizes Route, Puts Customer In Contact With Driver

It’s the four-hour window that consumers know all too well. When will the plumber show up? When will the furniture people deliver the couch? Sometime between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. or in some similar stretch of time better spent doing something else.

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Qualcomm Talks Cars, Meds and More at CES

TECH: Co. Looking to Turn Corner, Go Beyond Phones

When you hear about cloud computing coming to your automobile, thank Qualcomm Inc.

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Creating A World View

TECH: Platform’s Data Paints Clear Picture of Local and Global Events

Tech startup RippleNami Inc. has developed a cloud-based, map-making tool that could significantly improve the way relief agencies, corporations and governments monitor and respond to global events.

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Co. Matches Expertise And Entrepreneurship

TECH: Ideator’s Platform Is About Helping Startups

Dozens of incubators and accelerators have emerged in San Diego’s maturing startup scene to help businesses get off the ground. But many applicants to these programs are rejected, leaving an underserved market of aspiring entrepreneurs looking for help.Silicon Valley tech executive and startup consultant Carter Wigell thinks there’s more to be done in the local innovation sector, which is why he launched his newest venture here in San Diego. His company, called Ideator, has created a technology platform and website that connects startups with advisers and resources.

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Company Introduces Robotic Dog at Consumer Electronics Show

A company with ties to San Diego has brought a robotic dog to CES 2016, the big consumer electronics show in Las Vegas.

XCom Global Launches New Mobile Hotspot

XCom Global Inc., a Japanese company with its U.S. headquarters in San Diego, announced the April launch of a new mobile hotspot, which won a CES Innovation Award at the consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas.

San Diego-Based Engineering Firm Acquires Talentscale, LLC

Local engineering firm Southern California Soil and Testing, Inc. (SCST) recently acquired Talentscale, LLC, a service-disabled, veteran-owned firm in Temecula.