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Son Entices Dad Out of Retirement with New Software Gig

MOBILE: App Streamlines Process for Booking Local Acts

Steve Altman — the executive who laid the foundation for Qualcomm Inc.’s licensing business prior to his retirement in 2014 — has a gleam in his eye.

Qualcomm Bargains For Certainty in China

TECH: Company Still Faces Scrutiny From U.S., Europe

Qualcomm Inc. might be bruised, but it’s not on the ropes following a 14-month bout with the Chinese government over alleged anticompetitive practices. That is according to a San Diego professor who studies China.

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Nine Local Stores on RadioShack Closing List

Nine San Diego County locations are among nearly 1,800 stores targeted for potential closing by RadioShack as part of a recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, according to a list released by the Texas-based retailer.

Rady School Announces Launch of Center for Business Analytics

The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego announced the launch of its Center for Business Analytics, which will serve as a platform for research and innovation in big data analysis for private businesses and public agencies.

Qualcomm, China Settle Antitrust Case for $975 Million

Qualcomm Inc. and the Chinese government have settled their dispute, with China levying a $975 million fine against the company and the San Diego firm pledging to decrease royalty rates for Chinese high-tech manufacturers that want to use Qualcomm’s extensive patent portfolio.

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Toddler’s Meal-Time Tantrum Leads to a Mother’s Invention

PRODUCT: Attorney Taps Into Kickstarter, UCSD to Develop Kid-Proof Plate

Sometimes, necessity is the mother of invention.

EvoNexus Puts Out Call for Incubator Applicants

TECH: Opportunity For Startups to Get Workspace, Exposure

Technology incubator EvoNexus has announced its open call for applications from startups competing to enter its locations, the group said.

San Diego Tech Coast Angels Set Record Investment Year in 2014

San Diego Tech Coast Angels, the largest chapter of Tech Coast Angels, the second-biggest angel investing organization in the United States, announced that its 2014 investments reached an all-time record.

CareFusion Posts Strong Second-Quarter Financial Results

CareFusion Corp. announced its second-quarter financial results, posting strong revenue growth bolstered by the acquisition of the Vital Signs division of GE Healthcare last January.

Borrego Solar Systems Reports Record Year in 2014

Borrego Solar Systems Inc., a San Diego designer, financier and installer of solar energy systems for both commercial and residential customers, said it had a record year in 2014, and a 40 percent increase in installed megawatts.

EvoNexus Calls for Applications From Startups for Incubator Program

Technology incubator EvoNexus has announced its open call for applications from startups competing to enter its locations, the group said.

Fab Lab San Diego Relaunches in East Village

Community and tech industry leaders marked the relocation and relaunch of Fab Lab San Diego, which recently moved from Kearny Mesa to the new Makers Quarter mixed-use development in downtown’s East Village.

MaxLinear to Acquire Entropic Communications

Two San Diego public semiconductor companies are joining forces.

Sony Online Entertainment Acquired by Columbus Nova

Sony Online Entertainment, a San Diego-based producer of online video games, has been acquired by Columbus Nova, an investment management firm based in New York.

Qualcomm Highlights Strong Product Pipeline for Snapdragon

Qualcomm Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., has a customer design pipeline in excess of 60 premium tier mobile devices based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. New devices based on Snapdragon 810 include the LG G Flex2 and the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, with many additional devices expected to be announced in the coming days and months.