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Vista Equity Partners Invests in PayLease

Vista Equity Partners has acquired a majority stake in San Diego-based software company PayLease, which handles payments and billing for property managers and home owners associations.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 3, 2017 12:25 p.m. share »
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John Roshala Promoted to President at NoteVault

San Diego-based construction technology company NoteVault has promoted John Roshala, chief revenue officer, to president.

By Brad Graves June 29, 2017 5:23 p.m. share »

‘Safe Core’ Battery Technology Draws Qualcomm Investment

One of the biggest engineering puzzles of the decade is how to make peace with a new generation of batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are wonderful — they are powerful, capable and able to last a long time between charges — but they can also be prone to fire or explosion.

By Brad Graves June 29, 2017 2:40 p.m. share »
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CEO Finds Right Person For Job Is Not Herself

Forced by federal regulators to hang on to a hardware business they had committed to selling, board members of Inseego Corp. made a 180-degree turn. They took the business, called MiFi, off the market and dug back into it with a renewed vigor.

By Brad Graves June 29, 2017 2:32 p.m. share »

Probe of Qualcomm-NXP Merger Hits Snag

The European Commission has paused its antitrust investigation into Qualcomm Inc.’s acquisition of NXP Semiconductors N.V.

By Brad Graves June 29, 2017 12:07 p.m. share »

ViaSat Awarded $88.3 Million Military Contract

ViaSat Inc. reported on June 26 that it received an $88.3 million contract to provide radios to the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force, adding that it is tripling its production capabilities for so-called MIDS JTRS terminals.

By Brad Graves June 26, 2017 3:17 p.m. share »

It's Coding and Coffee by the Gallon: Programmers Hack All Night

Who would stay up all night writing computer code?

By Brad Graves June 23, 2017 2:46 p.m. share »
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For San Diego’s Startup Week, Imitation Is Sincerest Form of Flattery

San Diego’s grassroots startup event, San Diego Startup Week, has apparently inspired another major city to organize a startup week of its own.

By Brittany Meiling June 23, 2017 2:30 p.m. share »

Palomar Display Products Awarded $9.3 Million Army Contract

The U.S. Army awarded Palomar Display Products a $9.3 million contract modification, letting the Army buy more of the Carlsbad company’s binocular image control units. T

By Brad Graves June 23, 2017 10:03 a.m. share »
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S.D. Startups Chasing a Good Cause

Ever since the success of TOMS shoes — and the rise of "social impact ventures" — startups have been leveraging social and environmental causes to drive sales.

By Brittany Meiling June 22, 2017 5:48 p.m. share »

Survey: S.D. CIOs Looking to Hire in Second Half of 2017

Twenty-one percent of chief information officers in the San Diego area plan to hire full-time technology professionals in the second half of 2017, according to a forecast from Robert Half Technology, a division of Menlo Park-based recruitment firm Robert Half.

By Sarah de Crescenzo June 22, 2017 1:34 p.m. share »

Software Startup Cloudbeds Raises $9 Million

San Diego software startup Cloudbeds has raised $9 million in new funding, setting the company up to boost its headcount and possibly acquire other companies, the startup said.

By Brittany Meiling June 22, 2017 1:25 p.m. share »
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Navy Deploys Augmented and Virtual Reality for Many Tasks

Everyone, it seems, wants to see the BEMR Lab. U.S. Navy scientists and engineers run the shop devoted to virtual reality and augmented reality at the Navy’s research complex at Point Loma.

By Brad Graves June 22, 2017 1:02 p.m. share »
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Rock My World’s Chatbot Is Ready To Pump You Up or Slim You Down

Local app startup Rock My World is entering the booming ‘chatbot economy’ this month, launching an artificially intelligent software bot that acts like a personal trainer.

By Brittany Meiling June 21, 2017 4:41 p.m. share »

ViaSat Inc. Receives Multiyear Contract From Boeing Co.

Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. said it received a multiyear contract from the Boeing Co. to provide tactical wireless communications terminals for Apache Guardian helicopters. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

By Brad Graves June 21, 2017 4:22 p.m. share »