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‘Making A Scene’

PROPERTY: New Coworking Sites Add Polished Presence To the Alternative Office WorldTwo new coworking spaces are opening in downtown San Diego, both with massive square footage and a more polished presence that undoubtedly will fuel the city’s emerging startup economy.

By Brittany Meiling September 22, 2016 3:01 p.m.   $$ Share

Qualcomm Joins Several Other Companies to Form 5G Automotive Association

Qualcomm Inc. has joined several global wireless companies and German auto industry players in what the partners are calling the 5G Automotive Association.

Franklin Wireless Corp. Reports Net Sales of $59.8 Million For 2016

Franklin Wireless Corp. — a Mira Mesa business that produces wireless modems, routers and hotspots — finished its 2016 fiscal year with net income of $1.61 million on net sales of $59.8 million. The company reported results Sept. 28.

Sempra's Mexican Subsidiary Secures Rights to Two Solar Projects

Sempra Energy’s Mexican subsidiary, Infraestructura Energética Nova S.A.B de C.V., prevailed in a recent auction to secure rights to two solar energy projects totaling 141 megawatts-ac.

Qualcomm Looking to Acquire NXP Semiconductors NV For $30B

Qualcomm Inc. is reportedly in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV in a deal that could be worth more than $30 billion. The Wall Street Journal made the assertion in a Sept. 29 report, citing unnamed sources.

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Wires Are Unusual Twist to Project AirGig’s Wireless Service

AT&T Inc. says that it has been experimenting with a way to deliver very fast wireless service with the help of common, garden-variety power lines.

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Meeting The Threat

Cybersecurity Experts Tell Businesses What Dangers Are Out There And How to Take the Target Off Their Backs

Yahoo, Target, Anthem, Home Depot, Sony, eBay, Staples, Kmart, P.F. Chang’s, the U.S. Postal Service, the White House, the Democratic National Committee. The list of companies, government agencies and groups that have been hacked grows longer every year.

RippleNami Inc. Chosen for Seed Startup Accelerator Program

San Diego-based startup RippleNami Inc. announced it has been selected to participate in a seed startup accelerator program run by St. Louis, Missouri-based Capital Innovators.

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Coworking Leader WeWork to Occupy Six Floors of Downtown Building

New York City-based WeWork announced Tuesday that it will open a 90,000-square-foot coworking facility in the heart of downtown San Diego.

Software Firm Certona Raises $30 Million in New Round

San Diego software writer Certona said it received $30 million in new investment.

Sempra Subsidiary Ienova Given Official Clearance to Buy Interest in Mexican Company

Sempra Energy said Sept. 21 its Mexican subsidiary, Ienova, has received antitrust clearance to buy a 50 percent equity interest in pipeline builder and operator Gasoductos de Chihuahua.

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Co. Gives User Manuals a Customer-Friendly Makeover

TECH: MindTouch’s B2B Service Creates Positive and Useful Customer Connection

It takes a special talent to spin straw into gold.

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KCD PR Acquires Wall & Broadway

San Diego-based public relations and marketing agency KCD PR has acquired Wall & Broadway, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in clients in the fintech sector, the company announced this week.

Novatel Sells Wireless Hotspot Business for $50 Million

Novatel Wireless has agreed to sell its MiFi wireless hotspot business for $50 million cash.

Tealium Raises $35 Million to Fund Global Expansion, Innovation

San Diego-based Tealium Inc. said on Sept. 21 that it received an additional $35 million in venture capital.

Google Exec Reportedly Starting Company in San Diego

Dmitry Shapiro, former CEO of Veoh Networks and more recently a Google executive, is reportedly setting up a company in San Diego called GoMeta Inc.