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From the Air, Drones Break New Ground Working for SDG&E

UTILITY: Craft’s Current Reconnaissance Role Expected to ExpandUntil unmanned aircraft came along, a typical workday at San Diego Gas & Electric Co. might involve driving to a rural area, setting up traffic control, hiking up a rattlesnake-infested hill, then climbing a tall pole outfitted with high-voltage equipment — all to inspect a single site.

By John Cox December 1, 2016 12:46 p.m.   $$ Share

Edico Genome to Partner With Amazon Web Services

La Jolla’s tech startup Edico Genome Inc. has landed a partnership with Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon that offers a suite of cloud computing services.

Cubic Corp. Closes $10 Million Acquisition of U.K.-Based Tech Firm

Cubic Corp. closed a $10 million acquisition of Vocality, a U.K.-based specialist in secure communications technology, the companies announced on Nov. 30.

AttackIQ Inc. Raises $8.8M in Series A Funding

Sorrento Mesa-based AttackIQ Inc. recently closed $8.8 million in series A funding, the company announced on Nov. 30.

Software Co. TicketSauce Raises $2.5 Million in Series A Round

Events management software company TicketSauce has raised $2.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Draper Frontier Capital.

Qualcomm Lines Up $2 Billion in Letters of Credit for NXP Deal

Qualcomm Inc. told securities regulators Nov. 29 that it arranged $2 billion in letters of credit with four banks to help with its acquisition of Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors N.V.

New York Firm Buys Startup Email Copilot's Assets, Team Moves to Seismic

San Diego startup Email Copilot has been acquired by New York-based Return Path, an email data software company, for an undisclosed amount. The Email Copilot team, however, isn’t leaving San Diego.

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Software Startup RippleNami Inc. Inks Deal With Kenya-Based Customer

San Diego startup RippleNami Inc. has landed yet another African customer in Kenya-based Linksoft Integrated Services (East Africa) Limited, a midmarket firm offering project management services to several industries.

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Gateway Founder Ted Waitt Named Chairman of Salk Institute's Board

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies named computer entrepreneur Ted Waitt as chairman of its board, effective immediately.

Airgain Inc. Announces Follow-on Offering

San Diego-based Airgain Inc. — which makes antennas for mobile and household devices — plans to sell up to $46 million of its common stock in a follow-on offering.

San Diego-Based Cireson Opens Tokyo Office

San Diego-based Cireson recently opened an office in Tokyo.

Game Developer Psyonix Expands into Emmes’ Downtown Tower

San Diego-based video game developer Psyonix Inc. has signed a multiple-floor lease as it expands into downtown’s 1 Columbia Place, according to office tower owner Emmes Realty Services of California LLC.

Cybersecurity Firm Proficio Targets Expansion Abroad, Raises $12 Million in Funding Round

Proficio, a Carlsbad-based provider of managed cybersecurity detection and response services, has raised $12 million in an international funding round.

Two Local Companies Are Sure Winners at CES in Las Vegas

Two San Diego companies will bask in recognition during the annual consumer electronics show, set for early January in Las Vegas.

Qualcomm Begins Cash Tender Offer for NXP Semiconductors' Shares

Qualcomm Inc. said Nov. 18 that it started its tender offer for all outstanding shares of NXP Semiconductors N.V.

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5 Tips For Protecting Your Data

…according to retired Rear Adm. Ken Slaght, president of San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence, a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating the region’s cybersecurity economy and positioning it as a global hub for cyber innovation.