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Qualcomm Counterpunches in Court Fight With Apple

Qualcomm Inc. is seeking unspecified damages against Apple Inc. in U.S. District Court. The move comes in the wake of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) filing multiple lawsuits against Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) earlier this year, saying Apple is owed $1 billion.

By Brad Graves April 11, 2017 4:09 p.m. share »
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TakeLessons Acquires a Music App Company

San Diego tech company TakeLessons, an online marketplace that connects students with tutors, has acquired like-minded music app company Chromatik.

By Brittany Meiling April 7, 2017 11:17 a.m. share »

Security On-Demand Inc. Names Lyman CFO

Security On-Demand Inc., a San Diego-based managed security services provider, has hired William Lyman as chief financial officer.

By Sarah de Crescenzo April 7, 2017 11:06 a.m. share »
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SOCi Inc. Closes $8.5M Series A Round

SOCi Inc., a local social media content marketing company, announced it had closed an $8.5 million Series A financing.

By Sarah de Crescenzo April 6, 2017 4:04 p.m. share »
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Social Unrest Has ViaSat’s Satellite Launch on Hold

The ViaSat-2 satellite will not go into space on its previously announced launch date, April 25, because of civic unrest near the launch site in French Guiana.

By Brad Graves April 6, 2017 1:44 p.m. share »
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CONNECT Offering Coworking Space in UTC

CONNECT, a local nonprofit focused on growing startups, is entering the coworking world with new shared workspace in San Diego.

By Brittany Meiling April 5, 2017 4:17 p.m. share »
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Social Unrest in French Guiana Delays ViaSat Launch

The ViaSat-2 satellite will not go into space on its previously announced April 25 launch date because of civic unrest near the launch site in French Guiana, ViaSat Inc. confirmed April 4.

By Brad Graves April 4, 2017 4:22 p.m. share »
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Shield AI Raises $10.5 Million in Series A Round

San Diego startup Shield AI, which makes a drone that uses artificial intelligence, has raised $10.5 million in a Series A round led by Silicon Valley venture firm Andreesen Horowitz.

By Brittany Meiling April 4, 2017 3:38 p.m. share »

Petco Acquires Startup PetCoach

Petco has purchased Philadelphia-based startup PetCoach, a digital services company connecting pet owners with veterinary professionals, and hired its co-founder and CEO to be a senior executive at the San Diego-based specialty retailer.

By John Cox April 4, 2017 12:41 p.m. share »
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Hacks, breaches, viruses, dark web, data theft, malicious software: It seems the concept of cybersecurity has now entered the mainstream and the vocabulary alone could send any reasonably stable person down a dark hole to hide. But our region has a growing number of cyber warriors who are mounting new protocols and creating new systems to protect us at our most vulnerable levels.

April 3, 2017 9:50 a.m. share »
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Tealium Hopes to Be It in Tag Management

Tealium isn’t its own verb quite yet, but in an age when basic internet functions can eventually take on the name of their dominant service provider, the San Diego-based customer data platform company may have as good a shot as any of its competitors.

By John Cox April 3, 2017 8:34 a.m. share »
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Profits Expected at Tail End of App

At 1½ years old, Nessie the black Lab is a 60-pound bundle of energy. Her attention wanders in what seems to be a world of wonderful smells and unfamiliar people, but she comes when called by owner D.J. Todd and follows his commands — mostly.

By Brad Graves April 3, 2017 8:25 a.m. share »

Mad Catz Shuts Down

San Diego videogame peripheral maker Mad Catz Interactive Inc. has closed its doors.

By Brad Graves March 31, 2017 10:02 a.m. share »
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Coding School Offering Free Software Builds for Businesses

Businesses are pitching students at the downtown software development school, Origin Code Academy, for a chance to get their software or app built for free.

By Brittany Meiling March 30, 2017 4:08 p.m. share »
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Echo Continues to Impress, Brings In $7.5 Million

One of San Diego’s most popular startups, Echo Laboratories Inc., just scored $7.5 million to boost production of the company’s new microscope.

By Brittany Meiling March 30, 2017 noon share »