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AT&T Expands Fiber-Optic Network

AT&T Inc. said in late March that it has expanded its fiber-optic network, introducing 1 gigabit per second data speeds in more San Diego neighborhoods and adjoining cities, including Escondido and Santee.

By Brad Graves March 23, 2017 5:07 p.m. share »
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Qualcomm Helps Make Those Flip Phones a Bit Smarter

Qualcomm Inc. has unveiled a low-end chip meant for the phones you thought everyone was getting rid of: those limited function, “candy bar” models.

By Brad Graves March 23, 2017 1:51 p.m. share »
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TVPage Closes $3M Funding Round; Warner Bros. Exec Joins Team

TVPage Inc., which lets businesses easily create TV channels for their websites and supports clients’ e-commerce initiatives, said this week that it closed a $3 million funding round. The round closed in January.

By Brad Graves March 23, 2017 1:01 p.m. share »

Navy Awards Cubic Contract Worth $20 Million

Cubic Corp. said that its Mission Solutions division received a U.S. Navy award for delivery of a person-portable common data link. The deal could ultimately be worth more than $20 million.

By Brad Graves March 22, 2017 5:11 p.m. share »

3 Things Spurring Fast-Growing Tech Sector

Companies that operate trains, trucks and other fleet vehicles are installing internet-connected systems that collect video on drivers, and video on road conditions. Competitors Lytx and SmartDrive, both privately held, boast impressive growth (details below) though neither reveals sales figures.

By Brad Graves March 22, 2017 4:28 p.m. share »

GA-ASI Moves to Next Phase of Gremlins Competition

Poway-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. is going on to the next phase of the Defense Department’s Gremlins competition.

By Brad Graves March 21, 2017 4:48 p.m. share »

Navy Awards $13.3 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded New Hampshire-based Environmental Alternatives Inc. a contract covering engineering and technical services for disassembly and radiological inspection and cleaning of LM2500 single-shank turbine gas generator assemblies. The Navy uses such turbines to drive surface ships such as Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and Ticonderoga-class cruisers.

By Brad Graves March 21, 2017 3:44 p.m. share »
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A More Compact Power Source Increases Railgun’s Punishing Possibilities

General Atomics is packing a lot of oomph into a small package, with the hope of better powering a futuristic weapon called a railgun.

By Brad Graves March 16, 2017 3:36 p.m. share »
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Orca Robotics Is Chasing an XPrize To the Bottom of the Sea

Phillip Rhyner wants to deploy a trio of swimming robots for about $180,000 to do a job that a professional services firm might charge millions for.

By Brad Graves March 16, 2017 2:37 p.m. share »
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Advertising Platform Finds Perfect Host

f you run a restaurant in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, your hostess needs a podium as she converses with the crowd on the sidewalk. If you offer valet parking in the Gaslamp — or anywhere else — you need a podium.

By Brad Graves March 16, 2017 2:22 p.m. share »

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