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BIOTECH: Illumina’s New Machine Does Actual Detective Workllumina Inc. has developed a technology that could transform the work done by crime scene investigators, helping to solve cold cases by uncovering the information hidden in degraded DNA.

By Brittany Meiling April 3, 2015 1:14 p.m.   Share

ViaSat Announces Joint Venture, Q3 Earnings

ViaSat Inc. offered new details on its ViaSat-3 satellite constellation on Feb. 9 while separately announcing a joint venture to deliver consumer Internet service in Europe with Paris-based Eutelsat Communications.

Mad Catz Reports Flat Earnings, to Cut Staff by One-Third

Videogame peripheral maker Mad Catz Interactive Inc. reported flat earnings for the third quarter and said it planned to restructure, cutting 37 percent of company staff.

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Ripplenami Appoints New CEO, CFO

Ripplenami Inc., a local provider of a cloud-based map-making tool, named Jaye Connolly-LaBelle president and chief executive officer and Kendra Berger chief financial officer.

Executive Team Replaced at Mad Catz Interactive

Mad Catz Interactive Inc. announced that its chairman, its chief executive officer and its chief counsel all resigned and have been replaced, effective immediately. The company offered no reason for the changes in a Feb. 8 announcement.

National University and UC San Diego Extension Announce Partnership for Sustainability Education

National University and University of California, San Diego Extension are introducing a partnership that offers students pathways to pursue studies in the growing field of sustainability management, the schools announced.

Turtle Beach Raises $6.2M in Stock Offerings

Video game headset maker Turtle Beach Corp. on Feb. 5 said it sold $6.7 million worth of shares this week, using the proceeds to shore up its working capital line of credit.

Tech Company Aira.IO Raises $2.5 Million in Series A Financing

Health tech company Aira.IO announced Thursday that it has raised $2.5 million in a Series A round of financing.

Local Tech Company Zeeto Expands into New York

Zeeto, a software-as-a-service company downtown, recently opened offices in Manhattan’s Union Square district.

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Cognitive Helps Bring Medical Recordkeeping Into Compliance

TECH: Veteran Leaders Maneuver Way to Key Government Contracts

The single biggest reason why startups succeed is timing, experts say, and timing is something Doug Burke did right.

Abacus Data Systems Names Major G. Horton CFO

Abacus Data Systems Inc. announced that it had appointed Major G. Horton to be its chief financial officer.

ServiceChannel Acquires Big Sky Technologies

ServiceChannel, a facilities management software and contractor sourcing platform, announced Feb. 3 its acquisition of San Diego-based Big Sky Technologies, Inc.

Turtle Beach Corp. Plans Public Stock Offering of $3.15 Million

Video game headset maker Turtle Beach Corp. on Monday said it was planning a public offering of common stock, with insiders planning to buy $3.15 million worth of shares at the offering price as part of the offering and in a separate private placement.

Illumina Signs Genotyping Deals With Four Partners

San Diego-based sequencing firm Illumina Inc. announced Monday that it has signed four separate biobanking deals with Vanderbilt University, University of Colorado at Denver, Partners HealthCare, and Montreal Heart Institute.

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Fitbit Inc. Leases Office Space at Carmel Mountain Ranch

Fitbit Inc., which makes popular wearable fitness data trackers, has leased 16,760 square feet of office space in Carmel Mountain Ranch, according to CoStar Group. San Francisco-based Fitbit announced last year that it was recruiting employees and scouting locations for a San Diego regional office.

Slashdot Media Acquired by BIZX for Undisclosed Price

BIZX LLC has acquired Slashdot Media from DHI Group Inc., the companies announced on Jan. 28. The acquisition included the web properties SourceForge.net and Slashdot.org. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction closed Jan. 27.