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Software Startup Partners With Samsung

Software startup Urban Translations has scored a partnership with Samsung Electronics that could set the San Diego company on a path for growth.

By Brittany Meiling February 16, 2017 2:30 p.m.   $$ Share

Business Calendar for Week of February 20, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of February 20, 2017, and beyond.

Tourism Authority: Nearly 35 Million Visited San Diego in 2016

San Diego hosted a record 34.9 million visitors who spent $10.4 billion in the region during calendar year 2016, according to the latest annual data from the San Diego Tourism Authority.

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Surf Air to Begin Service Between San Diego and Los Angeles

Santa Monica-headquartered Surf Air, which offers unlimited flights to commuters who pay a monthly membership fee, plans to start new service between San Diego and Los Angeles this spring.

Manchester Explores Privately Financed NFL Stadium in Mission Valley

Developer Douglas Manchester has written to the National Football League, expressing interest in developing a privately financed stadium on the current Mission Valley site of Qualcomm Stadium.

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Atlas Report: Local Hotel Property Deal Volume Down 67.8 Percent in 2016

San Diego County saw hotel property sales volume in 2016 decline 67.8 percent from the prior year, to $473.1 million, as the number of completed deals dropped from 30 to 21, according to the latest annual California data from Atlas Hospitality Group.

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VAVi Faced Its Own Obstacle Course

SPORT: Biz Community Rallies To Rescue Co.’s Big Event

Recreational sports league and events organizer VAVi Sport & Social Club was looking to make a big splash at its first major international competition, a 20,000-person race Feb. 4-5 in Sydney, Australia.

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Luxury Hotels Expect Good Nights Ahead

TOURISM: New Properties Cater to Selective Clientele

San Diego County’s hotel industry just completed six consecutive years of post-recession recovery. Operators of the newly opened Pendry San Diego — the first of at least three new high-end hotels set to arrive downtown — are betting their property has what it takes to keep that momentum going on the luxury side.

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Avoiding Hazards

SPORT: Callaway’s Acquisition Strategy Diversifies Options Into Tangential Areas

Callaway Golf Co. will no longer be strictly defined by the game where the person sends the little white ball in the general direction of a hole.

Business Calendar for Week of February 13, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of February 13, 2017, and beyond.

Officials Mark Completion of $3.9M Renovation of Lyceum Theatre

Operators of downtown San Diego’s Lyceum Theatre recently marked the completion of a $3.9 million renovation of the performing arts venue.

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L’Auberge Del Mar Completes $4 Million Redesign

L’Auberge Del Mar recently completed a $4 million redesign of the luxury hotel’s guest rooms and meeting spaces.

Business Calendar for Week of February 6, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of February 6, 2017, and beyond.

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S.D. Is Already Game For Soccer in Town

SPORT: Leagues, Tournaments And Tourists Show Enthusiasm

Investors pushing to bring Major League Soccer to San Diego have not yet made the sale.

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Border Terminal Has a Good Problem: Crowds

TRAVEL: Xpress’ 1.3M Users Beat Expectations for Traffic

Operators say demand is running well ahead of expectations for the $120 million, privately funded Cross Border Xpress, which opened in December 2015 in Otay Mesa.

Chargers Pay City $12.5M to Officially Terminate Stadium Lease

The former San Diego Chargers have wired the city more than $12.5 million, to satisfy the early-termination clause of the team’s contract to use the city-owned Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley.