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Region Has Reputation of Being Startup Friendly

Forbes recently named San Diego as the No. 1 city in which to launch a startup.

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Students Go for the ‘Technical Knockout’ In Robot Competition

The public address announcer invites the crowd to get ready to rumble, but it’s robots that are “rrrumbling” on the floor of this familiar San Diego venue.

Coastal Commission Approves SDG&E’s New Substation for Chula Vista

The California Coastal Commission approved a new electrical substation for Chula Vista, relocating that power generator to a location about a quarter of a mile away, and paving the way for demolishing the existing substation.

Co. Seeks to Boost Its Presence In U.S. Electronics Market

TECH: InfoSonics Finds Latin America Profitable for Second Consecutive Quarter

InfoSonics Corp. wants to raise its profile in its own country, and it’s starting by making a profit.

Startup Offers E-tailers a System to Better Manage Sales Taxes

Services: TaxJar Finds Clients, Investors After Beta

Charlene Anderson, like a lot of small retailers who sell online, is concerned about staying on the right side of state sales tax laws.

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Qualcomm’s Beacons Help Apple Make the Sales

TECH: Tracking Users Helps Further Customize Customer Service Options

Apple Inc.’s retail stores have a silent partner in Qualcomm Inc.

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Startup TaxJar Gets Some Big-Name Backing in Funding Round

San Diego-based startup TaxJar has received $600,000 in investment from some top tech industry angels, the company announced Wednesday.

PatientSafe Receives $3M Investment From a Canadian Telecom Company

San Diego-based mobile health care software developer PatientSafe Solutions Inc. has received a $3 million investment from Telus Ventures, the investment arm of Canadian telecom giant Telus Communications Co. (TSE: T).

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AT&T Highlights Investments in San Diego Market

AT&T Inc. has invested more than $725 million in its San Diego network from 2011 through 2013, the company said in a March 7 news release.

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Leap Wireless Reports $640.8M Loss for 2013 as Sale to AT&T Looms

Leap Wireless International Inc., the San Diego-based flat-rate cellphone service doing business as Cricket, reported a $640.8 million net loss for 2013 in what is expected to be its last annual securities filing before it completes its sale to AT&T Inc. later this month.

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Novatel Reports Net Loss of 43.4M for 2013

Novatel Wireless Inc., the San Diego-based maker of wireless modems and software, reported a 2013 fourth quarter net loss of $21.3 million, compared with a net loss of $14.9 million in the like quarter of 2012.

After Big Changes, Qualcomm Sees More Big Changes With 5G

Paul Jacobs has just stepped aside as CEO at Qualcomm Inc., but he still has a lot of ideas about where the company can go next.

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Leap Wireless Reports $640.8M Loss for 2013 as Sale to AT&T Looms

Leap Wireless International Inc., the San Diego-based flat-rate cellphone service doing business as Cricket, reported a $640.8 million net loss for 2013 in what is expected to be its last annual securities filing before it completes its sale to AT&T Inc. later this month.

Website Offers Platform for ‘Selfies’ to Break Down Social Barriers

TECH: A Rating System Invites Comment to Open Dialogue Among Strangers

Some businesses depend on great technology or a great location. Duncan McLaren’s Encinitas-based business rides on the strength of the selfie.

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Novatel Reports Net Loss of $43.4 Million for 2013

Novatel Wireless Inc., the San Diego-based maker of wireless modems and software, reported a 2013 fourth quarter net loss of $21.3 million, compared with a net loss of $14.9 million in the like quarter of 2012.