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Here’s A Sneak Peek into Cox’s Latest Fiber Optic Technology

What does it mean when you say technology is state of the art? As time passes, that definition morphs into something new. Research, ingenuity and capital investment (by both individuals and governments) spur technology forward. Things get faster. Cheaper. And we hope, better.

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It’s Not Surprising CycloPure Has Smart Way to Take Out Toxics

CLEAN-TECH: Purifying Water, Air May Be Done In a More Targeted Way

A typical startup business is often too frail and vulnerable to make it to adulthood. A couple of things, however, give San Diego-based CycloPure Inc. a remarkably robust start.

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Dominating A Field of Play

GAMING: Psyonix’s Drive Pays Off, As Small Co. Makes a Very Big Score

The video game developers at Psyonix Inc. are living proof that experimentation pays off.

Irvine Game App Maker Buys S.D. Puzzle Firm

MobilityWare in Irvine bought Critical Hit Software in San Diego on undisclosed terms.

Google Ventures Founder Reportedly Raising $230M For S.D.-Based VC Fund

Bill Maris, the founder and former head of GV, formerly Google Ventures, reportedly is raising a $230 million venture capital fund that will be headquartered in San Diego, the popular technology news website Recode said this week.

ScaleMatrix Opens Accelerater/Coworking Space for Startups

Computer storage specialist ScaleMatrix, a local startup that’s grown rapidly in the last few years, is opening a startup accelerator and coworking space for life science and technology companies.

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Illumina Expands Team With Appointment of Sam Samad as SVP/CFO

Local science technology giant Illumina Inc. has announced the expansion of its senior leadership team with the appointment of Sam A. Samad.

Qualcomm Demonstrates First Processor for Data Centers

Qualcomm Inc. said it demonstrated its first processor for data centers in a move interpreted as a challenge to rival processor-maker Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC). Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) added that it was distributing samples of its Centriq 2400 server processor to potential industry partners.

Noble Americas Energy Solutions Acquired By Texas-Based Company

Power plant operator Calpine Corp. has acquired San Diego-based Noble Americas Energy Solutions LLC, one of the nation’s leading energy retailers.

Anderson Audio Visual Acquired By Florida-Based Company

San Diego-based Anderson Audio Visual has been acquired by Tampa, Fla.-based AVI-SPL.

Quartus Engineering Relocates Its Headquarters, Manufacturing Space to New Facility in UTC

San Diego-based engineering and manufacturing firm Quartus Engineering Inc., which works with the aerospace, defense and optical industries, recently relocated its corporate headquarters, offices and manufacturing space to a new 47,000-square-foot facility in University Towne Center.

Qualcomm Spinoff Gimbal Acquired By a Santa Monica-Based Mobile Media Company

Gimbal, a tech business that was spun out of Qualcomm Inc. in 2014, has been sold to a Santa Monica business called The Mobile Majority.

Varioscale Inc. Gets $23.8M Air Force Contract to Develop a Prototype Analysis Tool

The Defense Department buys big-ticket items, but sometimes it concentrates on the very small.

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Grant Will Help Put Local Cos.' Water-Saving Innovations to Work in S.D.

Two local startups that make water-saving technology will benefit from a grant recently awarded to Cleantech San Diego, which will ultimately get the startups’ products into buildings and homes.

Edico Genome to Partner With Amazon Web Services

La Jolla’s tech startup Edico Genome Inc. has landed a partnership with Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon that offers a suite of cloud computing services.