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TECH: Firms Find Ways to Give Workers Secure Access to Data
When Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc. saw that it was time to retire the laptop computers that its sales force carried, it set foot in the growing world of BYOD.
MEDICINE: UCSD Surgeons, Firm Develop Corrective Magnetic Rods
Implanted, growing magnetic rods — they sound like something out of a sci-fi movie.
TECH: FCC Examining Idea of Using Cell Towers for Service
The federal government is taking up a 2-year-old proposal from Qualcomm Inc. to extend broadband Internet service to air travelers, using cell towers.
Entrepreneurialism is alive and well in the region if if the number of events on the horizon is any indication of a hubbub of activity. Two deadlines are approaching for the seventh annual UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge, sponsored by the Rady School of Management.
PROPERTY: Tight Supply, Active Lenders, Hungry Investors Drive Sector
Lenders, investors and landlords continue to capitalize on San Diego County’s apartment fundamentals in the early months of 2013, with high demand and limited supply driving rents and property prices upward.
Cubic Corp. reported a 7 percent increase in second quarter sales and a 16 percent increase in net income compared with the same period one year ago.
Sempra Energy, San Diego’s parent to San Diego Gas & Electric and other entities, reported first quarter net income of $178 million, down from $226 million in net income for the first quarter of 2012.
ENERGY: Oberon’s Units Produce Fuel On-Site, Using Local Sources
A San Diego clean energy company is making strides in changing the way power plants are set up — by making them modular.
San Diego Gas & Electric has launched a new Environmental Champions initiative, in which it’s donating $1 million to fund local environmental nonprofit organizations in San Diego and southern Orange counties.
Leap Wireless International Inc., the San Diego flat-rate wireless carrier that does business under the Cricket brand, reported a first quarter net loss attributed to common shareholders of $111.3 million compared with a net loss of $98.4 million in the like quarter of 2012.
Qualcomm Inc. reported fiscal 2013 second quarter net income of $1.87 billion, down 16 percent from the like quarter last year on record revenue of $6.12 billion, up 24 percent from a year earlier.
TECH: Qualcomm Sees Need to ‘Clear the Way’ For More Data, Devices
Qualcomm Inc. sees a torrent of data in its future — and ours. The amount of data going to mobile devices is doubling every year, said Rasmus Hellberg, senior director for technical marketing.
TECH: Needs for Assistance, Backup and Security Require Pros
Clive Harrison of San Diego-based CentrexIT says he sees the phenomenon much too often: business leaders making their information technology choices based on price alone.
AudaExplore is a leading provider of automotive claims, underwriting and information solutions to insurance carriers and collision repair shops. Since 2010, Wolfgang Ahrens has been managing director of AudaExplore, where he has overseen operations and accelerated the development of innovative products and services to serve the needs of the American market.