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Tech Innovators Sought for Accelerator Program

Through the years, the people at the U.S. Navy labs on Point Loma have dreamed up all sorts of advanced and imaginative technologies. Their ideas include a radio antenna made from a stream of seawater, and a high-velocity spherical microbot. Now the Navy and some private sector partners are looking for a few good entrepreneurs to take those technologies to the commercial market.

American Wave Machines Names Reynolds to COO Position

American Wave Machines Inc., a maker of artificial wave technology, announced that the company has hired Robert Reynolds as its new chief operating officer.

Rhombus Energy Solutions Acquires Michigan-based Company

San Diego-based Rhombus Energy Solutions Inc., an energy technology company designing and deploying power conversion, control, and distributed energy management solutions, announced the acquisition of Energy Development Associates LLC.

SmartDrive Systems Raises $50 Million in Venture Funding

SmartDrive Systems said on March 30 that it raised $50 million of additional venture funding.

Novatel Wireless Acquires Oregon-Based Feeney Wireless

Novatel Wireless Inc. said on March 30 that it acquired Feeney Wireless, an Oregon company that specializes in electronics for the Internet of Things.

AT&T Announces Local Improvements

AT&T Inc. announced that it put more than $725 million into capital improvements in the San Diego area over the last three years. The corporation counted investments to both its wired and wireless networks made between 2012 and 2014.

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Entrepreneur Tosses His Snack Into the Health-Food Ring

FOOD: Salad Bites Look for Market in Changing Grocery Scene

La Jolla entrepreneur Keith Mullin is an idea man.

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Firms’ Reputations Grow at SXSW Event

STARTUPS: Crop Technology, Tax Filing Get Noticed in Austin

The knot of people who converged at the South by Southwest festivals saw and heard the best of what’s new. Judges thought two San Diego companies, Slantrange Inc. and Common Form Inc., belonged in that category.

Local Apps Aim for ‘Uber of X’ Sweet Spot

TECH: Services and Products Use Popular Business Model

Closet entrepreneurs in San Diego — and everywhere else for that matter — are coming out of hiding to join the startup scene hoping to develop an app that achieves the same success as Uber and Lyft.

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BioNano Appoints Terry Salyer as Chief Commercial Officer

BioNano Genomics Inc., a genome mapping company in San Diego, announced the appointment of Terry Salyer as chief commercial officer.

InfoSonics Introduces Smartphone for Budget-Saavy Consumer

InfoSonics Corp. said on March 23 that it introduced a budget smartphone that offers fast data service known as 4G LTE.

Mad Catz Announces $3.7 Million Direct Offering

Mad Catz Interactive Inc. announced a $3.7 million direct registered offering.

Rhombus Energy Announces $2.8M Series A Funding

Rhombus Energy Solutions Inc., a San Diego-based energy technology company, said that it raised $2.8 million in Series A funding.

Qualcomm Invests Undisclosed Amount in Cyanogen

Cyanogen Inc., a Seattle company that has created its own operating system for smartphones, has attracted an undisclosed amount of investment from Qualcomm Inc.