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Hotels Make Room For Robots on Staff

Forgot to bring toothpaste? Need an extra towel? Craving a snack?

By Lou Hirsh May 18, 2017 1:51 p.m. share »

State Awards Diakont $250,000 Tax Credit

Diakont Advanced Technologies Inc. of Kearny Mesa said it has received a $250,000 California Competes Tax Credit from Gov. Jerry Brown’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

By Brad Graves May 17, 2017 11:30 a.m. share »

Qualcomm Sues Manufacturers of Apple iPhones

Qualcomm Inc. said on May 17 that it filed a breach of contract complaint against the companies that manufacture Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad mobile devices.

By Brad Graves May 17, 2017 9:37 a.m. share »
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Aira Raises $12 Million in Series B Round

San Diego startup Aira has raised $12 million in a Series B round that will allow the company to scale its technology for the blind.

By Brittany Meiling May 16, 2017 10:48 a.m. share »

Here Come the Big Guys: How One Tech CEO Spotted Opportunity

A team that helped found San Diego’s BlueHornet Networks Inc. around 1999 and 2000 thinks it sees another opening in messaging software.

By Brad Graves May 15, 2017 1:44 p.m. share »

MaxLinear Completes Acquisition of Exar Inc. for $687 Million

Carlsbad-based MaxLinear Inc. said on May 12 that it completed its acquisition of Exar Inc. for $687 million cash. Exar shareholders will receive $13 per share — a 22 percent premium on Exar’s price on March 28, the day before the offer was announced.

By Brad Graves May 15, 2017 12:51 p.m. share »

Crime Fighters Get In-Flight Internet

The internet is almost everywhere, but according to the Mayor’s Office, it hasn’t been in San Diego Police Department helicopters. Until now. AT&T Inc. recently designed a highly secure connection for the San Diego Police, a connection that leverages the telecom carrier’s 4G LTE wireless network. Now the department’s tactical flight officers can use ruggedized tablet computers to get to the internet, including the department’s computer-aided dispatch system (which provides officers with updated information about incidents as they play themselves out).

By Brad Graves May 15, 2017 10:07 a.m. share »

Kratos Partners to Sniff Out Radio Signals

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. of University City said it’s teaming up with a satellite company called HawkEye 360 Inc. The latter business plans to launch a trio of small satellites in 2018; those satellites will detect radio signals from a perch 375 miles above the Earth. Under a memorandum of understanding, Kratos (Nasdaq: KTOS) and HawkEye will explore the potential of expanding the terrestrial carrier monitoring, interference detection and geolocation services that Kratos offers to governments and commercial satellite networks.

By Brad Graves May 15, 2017 10:06 a.m. share »
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Nanome Inc.’s 3-D Modeling May Help Shape Solutions, Save Lives

One minute I’m at UC San Diego, on the second floor of an engineering building. The next I’m taking a dive through a virus. It’s amazing where virtual reality might take you.

By Brad Graves May 15, 2017 9:38 a.m. share »
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Four Things Founders Need to Know About SEED San Diego

Here are four things Eric Gasser wants founders to know about SEED San Diego, the early-stage investor group he co-founded.

By Brittany Meiling May 12, 2017 2:04 p.m. share »
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Proficio Names Tim Capps Managing Director of Overseas Business

Carlsbad-based cybersecurity specialist Proficio has named Tim Capps managing director of its Europe, Middle East and Africa business. The business announced the move on May 9.

By Brad Graves May 11, 2017 1:25 p.m. share »

NTN Buzztime Reports Q1 Net Loss

NTN Buzztime Inc. — the Carlsbad company that provides games, electronic menus and electronic payment systems to businesses such as Buffalo Wild Wings — reported a net loss of $90,000 on revenue of $5.2 million during the first quarter.

By Brad Graves May 10, 2017 3:16 p.m. share »

AstroPrint Kickstarter Campaign Raises Goal in 3 Hours

San Diego-based AstroPrint embarked May 9 on its second Kickstarter campaign in two years.

By Brad Graves May 9, 2017 2:44 p.m. share »

Cooling Down Microchips With ... Velvet?

A small local company has a fuzzy answer to the question of how to keep electronics cool.

By Brad Graves May 9, 2017 2:38 p.m. share »

Cubic Reports Dip in Q2 Net Income, Sales

Cubic Corp. reported net income of $500,000 on sales of $343.7 million in its second quarter. The business reported its financial results on May 8.

By Brad Graves May 9, 2017 2:24 p.m. share »