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Fintech Smooths the Way for Both Purchases and Payments

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

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.

Goodwill Industries Unveils Community Employment Center

Partners with Civic San Diego.

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.

Startups Commit Equity Stake to EvoNexus

Four new startups have been accepted into the EvoNexus incubator program, and the founders of each have agreed to give the nonprofit organization a stake in their companies in exchange for participation.

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North County Aims for Vibrant And Growing Coworking Culture

North County Aims for Vibrant And Growing Coworking Culture While Adapting to Area’s Limitations

When Brendan Foote and his colleagues at Bloc wanted to expand their coworking company, they went to Carlsbad.

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Co., Port Partner on Kelp Aquaculture Program

ECONOMY: Eco Friendly Crop Would Sell to Chefs, Ranchers and Farmers

Early last year, Leslie Booher and Torre Polizzi, founders of Sunken Seaweed LLC., made their way down to Ensenada, Mexico, and snuck into the Offshore Mariculture Conference, all in hopes of meeting Paula Sylvia, the Port of San Diego’s program manager of aquaculture, and speak with her about their desire to help preserve kelp in California.

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CalPrivate Bank to Open El Segundo Office

San Diego-based CalPrivate Bank has received federal approval to open a location in El Segundo, where it will serve the South Bay region of Los Angeles County.

Martin Named Sempra Chairman

The board of directors at Sempra Energy has named CEO Jeffrey Martin chairman, effective Dec. 1.

Startups Reporter's Notebook: UCSD Ranked 26 for Its Entrepreneurial Efforts

UC San Diego has again landed at No. 26 on Pitchbook’s annual list of the top 50 universities that are producing venture capital-backed entrepreneurs.

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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.

Grants Will Deliver Nutritious, Much-Needed Meals to Kids

The San Diego Food Funders, a funding collaborative of San Diego Grantmakers, provided grants of $356,000 to in-school and out-of-school youth meals programs in San Diego County to improve access to nutritious food for youth of all ages in low- to middle-income communities.

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Sempra Declares Dividends

Sempra Energy’s board of directors declared quarterly dividends for three classes of stock on Sept. 6.

Kratos Receives Navy Radar Contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said Sept. 4 that it received a U.S. Navy contract that could be worth as much as $67.5 million over five years.

Knowles to Replace Buss as Cubic’s Defense Chief

Cubic Corp. is promoting Michael Knowles to president of its Global Defense business division, as well as corporate senior vice president.

UCSD Ranked Among Top 50 Universities For VC-Backed Entrepreneurs

UCSD was the only local institution to make the list.

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