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.
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.
Portfolium sold to Salt Lake City-based education software company Instructure for an undisclosed amount.
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego landed a $260,000 grant for opioid disorder treatment, the California Bridge Program recently announced.
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.
Stephen W. Cope is the newly elected chairman of the tribal Business Committee.
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.
According to the tally, revealed this week, the featured locations don’t just boast fun music festivals and a decent number of restaurant openings.
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.
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.
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.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. publicly announced the next piece of technology that will command its advanced MQ-9B remotely piloted aircraft.
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.
Hera Hub will open a new coworking space in Temecula.
REAL ESTATE: Raw Land Scarce, Reuse Eyed in North County
Despite the shrinking inventory of raw land, demand for North County property is going strong, with low vacancy rates for industrial and office property.
DINING: Millennials’ Desire For Experiences Brings Them To Local Establishments Serving Alcohol In the Style Of When It Was Banned
While alcohol is completely legal today, speakeasy-style bars are making a comeback. From UTC’s Raised by Wolves to Kearny Mesa’s Realm of 52 Remedies to Noble Experiment located downtown, San Diego has seen a bunch of them pop up around the county lately.
AMN Healthcare recently reported $529 million in fourth quarter revenue, a 4 percent year-over-year increase. San Diego-based AMN is the country’s largest health care staffing agency.