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Getting a Technology Hub to Take Off

TECH: Airport’s Innovation Lab Aims to Upgrade Air TravelYou overslept. The flight from San Diego to Tokyo leaves in 50 minutes, and you need to be on it. Your smart watch tells you the estimated commute from your home to the airport is 11 minutes, and the average wait at the security checkpoint is 24 minutes. You can still make it.

By Brittany Meiling January 12, 2017 3:26 p.m.   $$ Share

U.S. Regulators Sue Qualcomm for Alleged Antitrust Violations

U.S. regulators have sued Qualcomm Inc., alleging that the San Diego company violated antitrust law.

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The Other Startup Cost: Paying the Emotional Price

Depression and stress don’t often come up in gatherings of young entrepreneurs, but the topic struck a chord at Startup Grind’s first meeting of the year.

Kleinfelder to Oversee $125 Million Oil Refinery CleanUp

Kleinfelder announced Thursday its selection by a Fortune 500 petroleum client to oversee a $125 million environmental clean-up program in New Jersey.

Larry Paulson Named President of Qualcomm India

Qualcomm Inc. announced this week that it appointed Larry Paulson as president of Qualcomm India.

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It’s Not ‘Like a Rock,’ But Foam Car Aims to Pick Up a Following

AUTO: Three-Wheel Vehicle Made Difficult Journey to Marketplace

For Lon Ballard, it has been a long odyssey in a tiny car. The nine-year trip has taken him from Thailand to the Philippines, back and forth from China to the United States, and through forests of paperwork and thickets of red tape.

Venture Capitalists Liked These 10 S.D. Companies Best

During 2016, San Diego saw 103 venture capital investments for a total of about $1.28 billion, according to a MoneyTree report released this week by PwC and CB Insights.

Mexican Protests Prompt Startup Organizers to Cancel Binational Event

Protests in Tijuana involving the Mexico gas crisis have caused organizers of Startup Weekend Binational to cancel its first cross-border event.

A Sneak Peek at ViaSat's Newest Satellite

Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. is betting much of its future on a new satellite costing more than $500 million.

Kansas VC Firm Invests in TrackForce

San Diego company Trackforce, which provides software-as-a-service operation management tools for security services, announced this week the closing of a $7.4 million investment from Kansas-based growth equity firm Five Elms Capital.

In This Ranking, Qualcomm Places 4th

The scientists and attorneys at Qualcomm Inc. have been busy.

Cohu Filing Could Put Big Bucks in Co.'s Hands

A recent securities filing shows Cohu Inc. is keeping its options open, and might want to raise more funds to finance future business opportunities.

Innovation Fund Makes $500,000 Investment in AristaMD

San Diego digital health company AristaMD has received a $500,000 investment from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Primary Care Innovation Fund.

Need a Jump? Poway Tech Firm Has a Solution For That

Poway-based GraceDigital unveiled a pair of new emergency power products under its EcoXGear brand on Jan. 5 at CES, the big consumer electronics show in Las Vegas.

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General Atomics Putting a Lot of Energy Into Its Reactor Work

It is a slow process, making the gigantic electromagnetic coils that will one day sit at the center of the ITER nuclear fusion reactor in the South of France.

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Co.’s Stove Is Source Of ‘Alternative Energy’

TECH: Variety of Applications Seen for Thermoelectric Systems

Jill Elsner and Fred Leavitt were anxious to show off their company’s latest technological innovation, but they couldn’t just fire it up inside their Miramar Road offices. Breakthrough or not, it puts out a fair amount of smoke.