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InfoSonics Corp. Reports Q1 Net Loss of $903K on Net Sales of $9.4 Million

InfoSonics Corp., the University City maker of smartphones and tablets, reported a net loss of $903,000 on net sales of $9.4 million in its first quarter of 2016. The loss amounted to 6 cents per diluted share.

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If You’re Looking to Experiment in Space, Your Ship Is In

RESEARCH: CASIS Rep To Be Stationed in S.D. To Facilitate the Process

An organization with ties to NASA that oversees private research on the International Space Station is raising its profile among the local research community. The Florida-based Center for the Advancement of Science in Space — called CASIS for short — plans to station a representative in San Diego.

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FitPod Changes the Mix for Your Workout Water Bottle

RETAIL: Product Makes Infusing Supplements A Simpler, Cleaner Task

A product as simple as the plastic water bottle may seem beyond innovative overhaul, but startup founder Joshua Hall has nearly 1,000 customers who say otherwise.

Qualcomm's Executive Chairman Joins Board of Dropbox

Paul Jacobs has joined the board of Dropbox, the San Francisco file hosting service announced in a blog post on May 2.

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Raphael’s Party Rentals Outfits Warehouse With 560 Solar Panels

Raphael’s Party Rentals, a local full-service, event rental company, has completely fitted its warehouse with 560 solar panels.

Mitek Systems Inc. Reports Q2 Revenue of $8.5 Million

Kearny Mesa-based Mitek Systems Inc. reported net income of $600,000, or 2 cents per diluted share, on revenue of $8.5 million in its second quarter of fiscal 2016, which ended March 31.

Finistere Ventures, International Farming Corp. Launch Willow Hill Ventures

An agricultural technology and life sciences venture capital investor, Finistere Ventures, LLC, partnered with International Farming Corp., an institutional farmland owner in North Carolina, to launch Willow Hill Ventures.

Maxwell Technologies Inc. Completes Sale of Product Line

Maxwell Technologies Inc., a San Diego-based energy storage firm, announced the completion of the sale of its microelectronics product line to Data Device Corp., a subsidiary of ILC Industries Inc.

SLANTRANGE Secures $5 Million in Series A Round

SLANTRANGE, a local agricultural drone sensor and analytics company, announced April 28 it has secured $5 million in a Series A round of funding.

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Openness Is Big Asset for Credit Union Core Processor System

TECH: Corelation’s Small Size Allows Co. To Be More Flexible

A San Diego-based firm is a rising star among credit union core processor providers, creating a technology described as the lifeblood of any financial institution which keeps customer data and transactions in order.

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System Takes Stock of Pharmacy Inventory and Processes

TECH: Carlsbad Co. Uses Radio Frequency in Labels To Help Monitor Meds

Tiny numbers on tiny bottles, which need an eagle eye. Trays and tackle boxes full of medicine, which need a good check before they go back into an operating room. Those are some of the less-glamorous details in the life of a pharmacy technician — details that MEPS Real-Time Inc. wants to automate.

Students from San Diego, Tijuana Compete for $100K in Seed Money

Student entrepreneurs from the University of San Diego and universities in Tijuana will compete for $100,000 cash at a “Shark Tank-like” competition Thursday.

Nimble Software Systems Receives $4 Million Series A Investment

Carlsbad-based Nimble Software Systems Inc. said April 25 that it received $4 million in series A funds from Australia-based Seek Ltd. The funding round closed April 16.

EDF Renewable Energy Acquires groSolar

San Diego’s EDF Renewable Energy on Monday said it had purchased Columbia, Maryland-based Global Resource Options Inc., an engineering and construction company for solar photovoltaic projects.

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FAA Gives Clearance for Qualcomm Drones to Take Flight

AVIATION: Experiment Collects Data For Flying In National Airspace

The scene looked very official on a recent Thursday at Qualcomm Inc.: there was a pilot in command, a visual observer and flight safety people. Crew members wore reflective vests, hardhats and safety glasses, carried checklists and kept an ear out for radio traffic. All for some experiments on a rolling patch of suburban lawn.