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Illumina Inc. to Collaborate with North Carolina-Based Q2 Solutions

Local science technology firm Illumina Inc. is collaborating with North Carolina-based Q2 Solutions to establish a framework for developing companion diagnostics, medical tests that are used “as a companion” to a drug to see if the drug is going to work for the patient.

CONNECT Hopes to House Diversity Accelerator in Proposed Downtown Convadium

San Diego business accelerator CONNECT is launching a diversity-focused startup incubator and accelerator program called CONNECT ALL.

Ostendo Technologies Raises $41.8 Million

Carlsbad-based Ostendo Technologies Inc. recently raised $41.8 million for its business leveraging a novel technology that it has developed. Ostendo makes a microchip that gives a smartphone the ability to project an image on a wall.

PacketSled Signs One-Year Deal With City to Strengthen 'Smart City Network'

San Diego cybersecurity startup PacketSled said this week it had signed a one-year contract with the city of San Diego to strengthen its “smart city” network.

Part of Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco to Be Live Streamed Locally

Entrepreneurs and startup folks in San Diego can tune in to the popular Lean Startup Week conference in San Francisco by attending a live stream event at the San Diego Central Library.

Abacus Data Systems Inc. Rolls Out New Brand: Abacus Next

San Diego-based Abacus Data Systems Inc. has taken a new name: Abacus Next.

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App Is Always Ready to Open the Door for User Purchases

MARKETING: Big Data Gets Personal, Identifying Customers’ Needs, Wants

Digital marketing firm i3 Brands Inc. is developing a mobile app that uses Big Data and geo-fencing to make sure ads are placed before the consumers who are most likely to make purchases.

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Celebrity Aura May Help Health, Well-Being App to Profit

TECH: Deepak Chopra’s Reputation Should Help In Attracting Users

Wellness guru Dr. Deepak Chopra can only write so many New York Times bestsellers. At some point, if his many followers want to know something as obscure as what supplement to take for reducing jet lag, they’re going to have to download his smartphone app, Jiyo.

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Hungry Startup Is Targeting the Restaurant and Hospitality Business

WORKFORCE: Hiring Site Serves Eateries and Employees

Cody Barbo looks uncharacteristically tired as we walk through the coworking space he calls home, settling at a table drenched in afternoon sun. The light casts shadows under his eyes and his hair — normally perfectly coiffed — is ever so slightly mussed.

Qualcomm Bringing 5G Modem to Market

Qualcomm Inc. said it is bringing a fifth-generation modem to market, offering a way for wireless devices to communicate at ultra-fast speeds over dedicated radio frequencies.

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Alex Rogers Named President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing

Qualcomm Inc. appointed Alex Rogers as president of its intellectual property arm, Qualcomm Technology Licensing. Rogers, a 15-year employee, has led Qualcomm’s licensing arm since March and has led its litigation department since 2007.

LRAD Corp. Receives $1.3M Contract From Undisclosed Foreign Company

LRAD Corp. received a $1.3 million order for mobile mass-notification systems, the North County company announced on Oct. 18.

S.D. Venture Group Sets Deadline for Pitchfest Applications

Southern California startups have until 5 p.m. Friday to apply for San Diego Venture Group’s PitchFest.

Qualcomm Files Patent Complaints Against Chinese Electronics Maker

Qualcomm Inc. has ramped up its legal action against Chinese electronics maker Meizu.

Sempra and Government Officials Dedicate Solar Facility to Serve Marines, Navy

Representatives of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power joined U.S. Department of the Navy and Department of Energy officials Oct. 14 in dedicating a 210-megawatt-DC solar facility near Phoenix that will provide one-third of the power for 14 Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.