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It’s a Natural Fit: A Licensing Deal We Couldn’t Tell You About in August

WowWee, a business with an office in La Jolla’s historic downtown village, specializes in tech-inspired toys such as the CHiP robotic dog we wrote about last year.

By Brad Graves March 27, 2017 11:36 a.m. share »

Airgain Inc. Names Waadt Director of Investor Relations

Airgain Inc., the antenna maker that made news in August by launching the first San Diego IPO in more than a year, hired Alexis Waadt as its director of investor relations.

By Brad Graves March 26, 2017 1:01 p.m. share »
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Three Startups to Watch in 2017 (Plus a Wildcard)

There are dozens of startups in San Diego that have promising technology and talent, but three companies in particular had a little something extra that won this newsroom over.

By Brittany Meiling March 24, 2017 11:34 a.m. share »

AT&T Expands Fiber-Optic Network

AT&T Inc. said in late March that it has expanded its fiber-optic network, introducing 1 gigabit per second data speeds in more San Diego neighborhoods and adjoining cities, including Escondido and Santee.

By Brad Graves March 23, 2017 5:07 p.m. share »
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Qualcomm Helps Make Those Flip Phones a Bit Smarter

Qualcomm Inc. has unveiled a low-end chip meant for the phones you thought everyone was getting rid of: those limited function, “candy bar” models.

By Brad Graves March 23, 2017 1:51 p.m. share »
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Can S.D. Prosper Without a Unicorn?

People in the local startup community like to talk about a few big topics on a regular basis: raising money, finding talent, and San Diego’s inhospitable habitat for breeding unicorns.

By Brittany Meiling March 23, 2017 1:02 p.m. share »
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TVPage Closes $3M Funding Round; Warner Bros. Exec Joins Team

TVPage Inc., which lets businesses easily create TV channels for their websites and supports clients’ e-commerce initiatives, said this week that it closed a $3 million funding round. The round closed in January.

By Brad Graves March 23, 2017 1:01 p.m. share »

Athena Partners with New Tech Accelerator

Athena San Diego is partnering with ScaleMatrix, the data storage company that just launched a new coworking space, to offer mentorship to women founders in science and tech.

By Brittany Meiling March 23, 2017 12:49 p.m. share »

3 Things Spurring Fast-Growing Tech Sector

Companies that operate trains, trucks and other fleet vehicles are installing internet-connected systems that collect video on drivers, and video on road conditions. Competitors Lytx and SmartDrive, both privately held, boast impressive growth (details below) though neither reveals sales figures.

By Brad Graves March 22, 2017 4:28 p.m. share »

Salka to Sell Wind Farm

Salka LLC has arranged to sell a wind farm it is redeveloping in the Bay Area.

By John Cox March 22, 2017 4:26 p.m. share »
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Help Wanted: Partner to Work With City on New Accelerator

The City of San Diego is launching plans to build out a new startup accelerator complete with a coworking space, resources for entrepreneurs, and potentially seed capital for startups.

By Brittany Meiling March 21, 2017 5:25 p.m. share »

Medsphere Takes Electronic Health Record Product to Detroit

Carlsbad-based health-care IT company Medsphere Systems Corp. said it has implemented its cloud-based electronic health record system at two hospitals in the Detroit area.

By John Cox March 21, 2017 4:17 p.m. share »
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Robert Struble Appointed CEO of Vista-Based Directed

Former digital radio executive Robert J. “Bob” Struble has been appointed CEO of Directed, a vehicle security, remote start and connected car services company based in Vista.

By John Cox March 20, 2017 2:33 p.m. share »

Peregrine Semiconductor Acquires Arctic Sand Technologies

San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. has acquired Arctic Sand Technologies, a Burlington, Mass.-based designer and manufacturer of power converters seen as enabling smaller and more efficient smartphones and other products.

By John Cox March 20, 2017 10:57 a.m. share »
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Coworking Space for Biotechs Graduates Two Funded Startups

Two biotech startups are graduating out of San Diego’s newest life science coworking space, BioLabs, after scoring new capital.

By Brittany Meiling March 17, 2017 12:45 p.m. share »