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AI Allows Robots to Make Clean Break From Controller

TECH: Machines Autonomously Take On Floor Scrubbing JobAfter seven years, San Diego-based Brain Corp. is finally going commercial. Once part of Qualcomm Inc. and still funded by the giant, the independent firm is getting set to lend its formidable brainpower to … scrubbing floors.

By Brad Graves October 13, 2016 3:42 p.m.   $$ Share

NASSCO Has Designs on Getting New Customer

General Dynamics NASSCO builds ships for two markets: the U.S. Navy and the commercial market. But now it’s doing preliminary work for a third customer.

By Brad Graves April 27, 2017 2:18 p.m. share »
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Here’s How Much Illumina’s 5 Highest-Paid Executives Earned

The five highest-paid executives at Illumina Inc. each pulled in over $2 million in compensation last year, with an average of $4 million each.

By Brittany Meiling April 26, 2017 3:11 p.m. share »

Big-League Plays Give AleSmith A Winning Edge

Tony Gwynn museum, Petco presence and even Sublime's music keep brewer ahead of the game.

By Lou Hirsh April 25, 2017 5:47 p.m. share »
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Callaway's CFO, Robert K. Julian, Leaves Golf Company

Robert K. Julian, chief financial officer of Callaway Golf Co., has left the company after less than two years, Callaway Golf (NYSE: ELY) announced on April 25.

By Brad Graves April 25, 2017 11:48 a.m. share »

SDG&E Signs Contracts for Five Energy Storage Facilities

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. said it signed contracts for five new lithium-ion battery storage facilities, meant to store electricity from wind, solar or fossil fuel plants for future use.

By Brad Graves April 23, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »
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For Cali Bamboo, The Grass Really Is ‘Greener’

A black dog tears through the lobby of Cali Bamboo’s corporate headquarters in Sorrento Valley, nails scrabbling across the hardwood floor.

By Sarah de Crescenzo April 20, 2017 12:32 p.m. share »
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Sharks to Evaluate Spill-Proof Wine Glass

The two local founders of Goverre, a maker of to-go wine cups, will pitch to celebrity investors this Friday on ABC’s hit TV show Shark Tank.

By Brittany Meiling April 17, 2017 4:40 p.m. share »

OneRoof Energy Settles Arbitration Claim; CEO Steps Down From All Positions at Company

San Diego solar company OneRoof Energy continues to wind down its operations, this time with the resignation of its CEO David Field and the settlement of an arbitration claim.

By Brittany Meiling April 14, 2017 11:43 a.m. share »
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Distiller Sticks With a Craft Beer Game Plan

Just eight months after founder Jack White and other key executives departed San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, their new venture, Cutwater Spirits, has already made its own mark in the burgeoning world of distilled craft alcoholic drinks.

By Lou Hirsh April 13, 2017 1:44 p.m. share »

Graphic: Flight Club: GA-ASI Shoots for New Predator Customers

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. is working to widen its customer base for its Predator family of unmanned aircraft.

By Brad Graves April 12, 2017 6 p.m. share »

WD-40 Co. Reports Q2 Net Income of $12.4M

Chemical maker WD-40 Co. reported second quarter net income of $12.4 million on net sales of $96.5 million. Its second quarter ended on Feb. 28 and the business reported financial results on April 6.

By Brad Graves April 11, 2017 4:02 p.m. share »
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Bemer USA Purchases Carlsbad Property for New Headquarters

Bemer USA, which makes medical devices geared to vascular physical therapy, has purchased a Carlsbad industrial and office building for approximately $2.58 million.

By Lou Hirsh April 7, 2017 11:39 a.m. share »
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Three Trends Driving Growth in Craft Spirits

San Diego’s Cutwater Spirits and You & Yours Distilling Co. are just the latest among a wave of craft distillers now offering their own take on gins, vodkas, rums and other alcoholic spirits — a roster now numbering more than a dozen in San Diego County alone.

By Lou Hirsh April 6, 2017 4:09 p.m. share »

DEI Holdings Names Harper to CFO Post

DEI Holdings Inc. and Sound United announced April 6 that they have named Pete Harper as chief financial officer.

By Brad Graves April 6, 2017 4:03 p.m. share »
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Callaway Golf Creates a Force to Be Reckoned With in New Driver

Why didn’t I think of that? Some innovations seem so simple that a person might say that to himself. Callaway Golf Co.’s new top-of-the-line driver, dubbed Great Big Bertha Epic, comes with a novel set of reinforcing bars that prevent the golf club from deforming as it makes contact with the ball. The Carlsbad-based company says the reinforced face increases ball speed and distance.

By Brad Graves April 6, 2017 1:17 p.m. share »