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Amazon, Walmart Labs Need Local Tech Talent

WORKFORCE: Cos.’ Presence Could Bring Bigger ChangesThe scramble for technology talent in San Diego is entering a new stage as two mammoth companies have announced plans to dramatically increase hiring.

Bloomberg: Qualcomm CEO in Line for Raise

Qualcomm Inc.'s board is about to give CEO Steve Mollenkopf a raise because of the way his team has navigated through recent challenges, according to a Sept. 19 report from Bloomberg News.

Reuters: Qualcomm to Add 2 Board Members

Moving on from two thwarted M&A deals, Qualcomm Inc. is preparing to appoint two new directors, Reuters reported on Sept. 18, citing unnamed sources.

Qualcomm Takes on $53B Counterfeiting Problem

Taking a step against counterfeiters and cheats, Qualcomm Inc. has produced software to identify counterfeit, illegal and stolen mobile devices, making it freely available.

Qualcomm to Buy Back $16B Worth of Shares

Shares reached a 52-week high as Qualcomm Inc. announced plans to buy back an additional $16 billion in stock.

Fintech Smooths the Way for Both Purchases and Payments

FINANCE: Co. Gets Good Growth in Food And Beverage Space

Payment Logistics is a company that Southern Californians might encounter when they go out to their favorite eateries. Unobtrusive as it is, some 99 percent of diners will have no idea it’s there.

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Co. Takes on Dementia By Making Memories

HEALTH: Tablets Bring Life Stories to Treatment

A man with dementia in a San Diego care facility uttered little. But upon holding a tablet with rotating images of his hometown of Chicago, he beamed. Words flowed.

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U.S. Government Picks Viasat for In-flight Satellite Services

The Pentagon has awarded Viasat as much as $560 million worth of work over eight years.

Amazon Aims to Hire Hundreds

Amazon.com Inc. plans to hire 300 high-tech employees in San Diego, more than doubling its technology workforce in the region.

Code Ninjas Leases Space In Poway Center

Company teaches computer coding to children.

Bots Bring Design, Data and New Possibilities To Role in Security

A former truck repair lot next to an unassuming three-bedroom on a backstreet in El Cajon has been transformed into a testing site for a two and a half foot tall, ATV-like robot that thanks to a pair of front-facing lights brings to mind the lovable Pixar character Wall-e.

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Viasat Radio Gets NSA Approval

The National Security Agency has approved one of Viasat Inc.’s handheld military radios for use by Five Eyes partners and coalition military forces.

S.D. Cos. Chosen to Help Run Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing Program

San Diego-based Center for Sustainable Energy and GRID Alternatives, among other statewide nonprofits, have been chosen to run California’s new Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program.

Banerjee Named to Cubic Board

Cubic Corp. has named Prithviraj Banerjee to a newly created seat on its board of directors.

Soci, Which Manages Brands' Social Media, Raises $10.5M Series B

Founded in 2012, Soci employs about 50 people in San Diego.

Mitek Says CEO, CFO Are Leaving

Mitek's stock price dropped sharply on the news, closing at 15 percent lower than the day prior.

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