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Orca Robotics Is Chasing an XPrize To the Bottom of the Sea

TECH: Mapping Mission Starts at Depth of 6,600 feetPhillip Rhyner wants to deploy a trio of swimming robots for about $180,000 to do a job that a professional services firm might charge millions for.

By Brad Graves March 16, 2017 2:37 p.m.   $$ Share

3 Things Spurring Fast-Growing Tech Sector

Companies that operate trains, trucks and other fleet vehicles are installing internet-connected systems that collect video on drivers, and video on road conditions. Competitors Lytx and SmartDrive, both privately held, boast impressive growth (details below) though neither reveals sales figures.

By Brad Graves March 22, 2017 4:28 p.m. share »

Salka to Sell Wind Farm

Salka LLC has arranged to sell a wind farm it is redeveloping in the Bay Area.

By John Cox March 22, 2017 4:26 p.m. share »
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Help Wanted: Partner to Work With City on New Accelerator

The City of San Diego is launching plans to build out a new startup accelerator complete with a coworking space, resources for entrepreneurs, and potentially seed capital for startups.

By Brittany Meiling March 21, 2017 5:25 p.m. share »

Medsphere Takes Electronic Health Record Product to Detroit

Carlsbad-based health-care IT company Medsphere Systems Corp. said it has implemented its cloud-based electronic health record system at two hospitals in the Detroit area.

By John Cox March 21, 2017 4:17 p.m. share »
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Robert Struble Appointed CEO of Vista-Based Directed

Former digital radio executive Robert J. “Bob” Struble has been appointed CEO of Directed, a vehicle security, remote start and connected car services company based in Vista.

By John Cox March 20, 2017 2:33 p.m. share »

Peregrine Semiconductor Acquires Arctic Sand Technologies

San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. has acquired Arctic Sand Technologies, a Burlington, Mass.-based designer and manufacturer of power converters seen as enabling smaller and more efficient smartphones and other products.

By John Cox March 20, 2017 10:57 a.m. share »
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Coworking Space for Biotechs Graduates Two Funded Startups

Two biotech startups are graduating out of San Diego’s newest life science coworking space, BioLabs, after scoring new capital.

By Brittany Meiling March 17, 2017 12:45 p.m. share »

EvoNexus Renews Collaboration with Cash-Rich Cos.

Three global firms say they “may provide” up to $250,000 in seed funding to tech startups through a renewed collaboration with EvoNexus, a technology incubator for startups.

By Brittany Meiling March 16, 2017 3:53 p.m. share »
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For Some Startups, the Solution is Group Therapy

Startup communities have a culture that extols grit and perseverance, and San Diego’s tech scene is no exception.

By Brittany Meiling March 14, 2017 10:37 a.m. share »
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San Diego, Tijuana Mayors Reaffirm Cross-Border Commitment

The new mayor of Tijuana is embracing his predecessor’s agreement to strengthen cross-border collaboration between San Diego and Tijuana.

March 13, 2017 5:46 p.m. share »

Ex-Qualcomm Techies Helping to Develop Next-Gen Google Pixel

It can be hard to tell what all Google is doing at any given time and place, but at least part of its recent efforts in San Diego appear to be focused on developing a new version of the tech giant’s popular smartphone, the Pixel.

By John Cox March 13, 2017 3:48 p.m. share »
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Three Executive Changes Announced at Peregrine Semiconductor

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announced three changes to its C-suite lineup Monday.

By Sarah de Crescenzo March 13, 2017 3:33 p.m. share »

Inseego Reports Net Loss of $60.6 Million for the Year

Inseego Corp. — the business formerly known as Novatel Wireless, which is trying to transition its business model from hardware to services — reported financial results for the fourth quarter and the year on March 9.

By Brad Graves March 12, 2017 1:03 p.m. share »
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A Co-Founder Clash Is Ugly Business

For the second time this year, Brandon Christopher “got real” with entrepreneurs in Startup Grind’s founder meeting Thursday night.

By Brittany Meiling March 10, 2017 5:05 p.m. share »