SD TECHNOLOGY

S.D. Agtech Startup Teams up with Microsoft

SlantRange, a company that builds drone sensors and software for crop monitoring, struck a partnership with Microsoft.

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Kratos Gets Contract for Military C5ISR

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. said on Oct. 30 that it received a sole-source contract for C5ISR equipment worth approximately $40 million. The military abbreviation stands for command, control, communications, computing, combat, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Qualcomm Says Apple Owes $7B in Royalty Payments

In a court hearing from a lawsuit Apple filed against Qualcomm in 2017, the chip-maker said Apple owes $7 billion in royalty payments.

Viasat Looks Ahead to SpaceX Launch

Carlsbad-based Viasat said it has contracted with Hawthorne-based SpaceX to launch the first of its ViaSat-3 satellites. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Device Cos. Flourish as Technology, Talent and Data Are Powering Growth

DEVICES: Region Also Has Strong Exec Bullpen, Partnership Possibilities

About a decade ago, Dexcom executives explored a wild idea: a constant reading of glucose levels beamed to a smartphone.

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Cubic Names Chief HR and Diversity Officer

Grace Lee will take the post of chief human resources and diversity officer at Cubic Corp. on Oct. 29.

Three S.D. Startups Win $75K in Biggest Quick Pitch Competition

This year's Quick Pitch competition broke records for funding and attendance as 10 finalists competed for $75,000 in prize money.

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Hire Signals Co.’s Strong Stake in Future Transportation

The coming of autonomous vehicles, as well as vehicles connected by radio, is a big deal for McCain Inc.

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Big Kitchen Software Knows Those Dashes, Dollops and Pinches Add Up

When Benji Koltai first developed the software behind Galley Solutions, he had no idea it would become the seed for a new company.

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Cubic Acquires Trafficware

Cubic Corp. said on Oct. 24 that it acquired Advanced Traffic Solutions Inc. of Sugar Land, Texas for $235.7 million in cash.

UCSD’s Tech Accelerator gets $1M Boost

The University of California-San Diego's Institute for the Global Entrepreneur will get $1 million in funding to help entrepreneurs develop new tech companies.

Qualcomm to Pay Out Quarterly Cash Dividend

Qualcomm will pay a dividend of 62 cents per share to its stockholders.

Connect Honors S.D. Company Founder with its Highest Award

Connect will honor three local innovators, including the founder of a San Diego satellite company, at its upcoming awards ceremony.

S.D. Startup Helps Corporations Harness Power from Unused Computers

Kazuhm, a distributed computing platform, recently was added to the portfolio of local fund Analytics Ventures.

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COMMENTARY: Next Governor Must Strengthen Cleantech Policies

This year, California overtook the U.K. to become the fifth-largest economy in the world, while also announcing it had hit its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels four years ahead of schedule.

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