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RETAIL: Sand Cloud Changed Business Plan to Maximize Growth

In the words of famous musician Jay-Z: men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.

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Startups: Software Startup Looks to Get the Lion’s Share of Real Estate

San Diego sales software companies started 2019 off strong, with Seismic reporting $100 million in revenue, another notch toward a potential IPO. A younger software startup, LionDesk, also has ambitious plans.

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ResMed, Fisher & Paykel Settle Patent Infringement Litigation

A wide-ranging patent dispute between San Diego-based ResMed and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has come to an end.

NuVasive Reports Q4 Results

NuVasive reported net income of $12.2 million, or $0.23 per share, in fourth quarter results.

Alaska Airlines Launches Nonstop Service Between SAN and El Paso

The addition makes El Paso the 31st nonstop destination from San Diego offered by Alaska Airlines, according to a press release, and the third nonstop destination to Texas, joining Austin and Dallas Love Field.

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Commercial Real Estate: North County Campus Coming to Life, Billed as Model for Disabled Services

A 20-acre site in what was once farmland in the Twin Oaks Valley Region of San Marcos is being transformed into a campus for what will become a model development for providing services to the developmentally disabled.

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Pumping The Gas

TECHNOLOGY: Qualcomm Moves on Automotive Business as Smartphone Sales Slow

Look closely enough, and you might see Qualcomm Inc. testing self-driving cars on its Sorrento Valley campus. The San Diego-based chipmaker acquired a testing permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles in 2017, and converted a vacant parking lot into a roundabout to take its technologies out for a spin.

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Tourism & Hospitality: Cannabiniers Wants Piece Of The Pie

According to The State of Legal Marijuana Markets report, released mid-2018 by Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics, the legal cannabis business in the United States is projected to be a $23 billion industry by 2022. And, Little Italy-headquartered Cannabiniers, a cannabis brand management company, wants a piece of the pie.

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Scripps, UC San Diego Health Land Opioid Treatment Grants

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego landed a $260,000 grant for opioid disorder treatment, the California Bridge Program recently announced.

Cubic Cash Dividend to Go Out March 12

Cubic Corp. announced on Feb. 18 that its board approved a semiannual dividend of 13½ cents per share. The dividend is payable on March 12 to shareholders of record on March 1.

San Pasqual Band of Indians Appoints New Tribal Business Committee

Stephen W. Cope is the newly elected chairman of the tribal Business Committee.

Tourism & Hospitality: Angel Shave Club Hopes To Empower Women

For Iskra Tsenkova, launching a women-focused shave club wasn’t just about providing girls with inexpensive, female-centric shaving tools, but a way to use the universal platform of shaving to inspire women around the world.

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Qualcomm Rolls Out New 5G Modem

Qualcomm unveiled its second 5G modem, the Snapdragon X55.

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San Diego Makes Forbes’ Travel Guide’s 14 Top Destinations of 2019 List

According to the tally, revealed this week, the featured locations don’t just boast fun music festivals and a decent number of restaurant openings.

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Cellular Aquaculture Co. Seeks to ‘Grow’ Seafood

ENVIRONMENT: BlueNalu Puts A Biotech Twist on Catching Dinner

To satisfy the world’s growing appetite for seafood, one San Diego company is exploring laboratories rather than the ocean.

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New EvoNexus Round Targets Defense-Tech

STARTUPS: San Diego Accelerator Teams Up With Viasat, Cubic for Program

San Diego tech accelerator EvoNexus has gained a new corporate backer. Cubic Corp., a San Diego company that develops defense and transportation systems, will join the accelerator for the first time to launch an application round with Viasat Inc.

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Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Snags FDA Orphan Drug Designation

San Diego-based Amplyx Pharmaceuticals’ lead drug candidate received an orphan drug designation for a condition that can be life-threatening for HIV/AIDs patients and others.

Laptop Expands Unmanned Aircraft’s Portability

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. publicly announced the next piece of technology that will command its advanced MQ-9B remotely piloted aircraft.

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Salinas Sale Brokered By San Diego County Firm

Building is leased to 7-Eleven

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Defense & Technology: Northrop Grumman Gets Fire Scout Work

The U.S. Navy is buying five additional MQ-8C Fire Scout helicopters from Northrop Grumman Corp., as well as two lightweight fuel cells, under a $55.1 million contract modification awarded on Jan. 30.

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