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ViaSat Settles Its Lawsuits Against 2 Companies for More Than $100M

The legal battle that pitted Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. against Space Systems/Loral and Loral Space and Communications Inc. has reached its end, the companies acknowledged.

By Brad Graves September 8, 2014 4:07 p.m.   Share

Balboa Park to Get Tech Upgrades With $1 Million Donation

Visitors to Balboa Park will soon be able to enjoy Internet access and other high-tech improvements following a $1 million donation from the James Irvine Foundation to double the size of the park’s WiFi network.

Taco Bell Rolls Out New Mobile App

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. has introduced its new mobile app for ordering and payment.

Teledyne Technologies acquires Carlsbad-Based Oceanscience Group Ltd.

The Oceanscience Group Ltd., a Carlsbad manufacturer of marine sensor platforms and unmanned surface vehicles, was acquired by Teledyne Technologies Inc., the buyer said.

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SDG&E Puts 'Whirlybird' Drone to the Test for Inspections

TECH: Utility Gets FAA OK for Limited Operation

The aircraft they cradle in their hands looks like a toy, but Teena Deering and Flynn Ortiz are all business when they send the little orange quad-copter into the sky.

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Rock My World's Founders Are Ready to Run With New Ideas

TECHNOLOGY: Product Serves Music to Match Exercise Pace

In a way, Adam Riggs-Zeigen’s daily occupation is not too far removed from his years as a DJ.

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Numbers Adding Up for Abacus Data Systems

TECHNOLOGY: Big Growth In Legal Data Services

Abacus Data Systems Inc. is seeing explosive growth in both its staffing and revenue this year, as more law firms adopt its private cloud platform that lets firms focus on legal services rather than managing their data systems.

Sempra Energy Breaks Ground on Natural Gas Facility

San Diego-based Sempra Energy said some 300 community and business leaders turned out for the Oct. 23 groundbreaking ceremony in Hackbery, La., for its Cameron $10 billion liquid natural gas export facility.

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Cox Doubles Speed on Internet Packages

Cox Communications, whose subsidiary Cox San Diego, provides cable and Internet services to about 500,000 households here, said it doubled the speeds of its two most popular Internet service packages without increasing the price.

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Envision Solar Reports High Level of Sales

Envision Solar International Inc., a San Diego maker and provider of solar energy systems, said it received multiple purchase orders for its solar products in less than 30 days that totaled more than $2 million.

StackIQ Receives $6 Million in Series B Funding

StackIQ, a Solana Beach software maker specializing in products to manage large infrastructures, said that it received $6 million in series B funding.

Albireo of New Jersey Buys Two Poway Companies

Electronic Control Systems and Green Total Solutions, both based in Poway, were acquired by Albireo Energy LLC of New Jersey for an undisclosed price.

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Epic Sciences Names Giske to CIO Position

Epic Sciences Inc. announced the appointment of Michael Giske as chief information officer.

Acquisition of redIT Clears Final Regulatory Hurdle

KIO Networks, a Mexico-based Internet services provider, said it concluded the final regulatory process of acquiring redIT, a San Diego-based provider of information technology data centers.

Achates Is in the Race for an Engine Contract Worth Up to $20M

Achates Power Inc. expects to learn by the end of the year whether the U.S. Army wants to continue a relationship which — in the company’s view — is humming along nicely.

New Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator to Support Early-Stage Companies

Qualcomm Inc. and Colorado-based Techstars announced plans to start an incubator program for early stage companies that specialize in robots. Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) pledged to put more than $1 million into the project.