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Matthew Posard Joins Executive Team at Trovagene

Trovagene Inc., a developer of cell-free molecular diagnostics, announced Wednesday that Matthew L. Posard has joined the company as executive vice president and chief commercial officer.

NASA Satellite Carried Vanguard Solar Technologies

Vanguard Space Technologies Inc. said on March 16 that it provided the solar array substrates and electromagnetically clean shielding for NASA’s MMS satellite that launched on March 12. Financial terms of the project were not disclosed.

RF Industries Reports Q1 Results

RF Industries Ltd. reported sales of $6.9 million for the first quarter ended Jan. 31, 2015, compared with sales of $5.9 million for the like quarter of the previous year.

ImageWare Systems Reports Q4 Results

ImageWare Systems Inc., a San Diego-based developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management software, reported $1.2 million in revenue for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, compared with $928,000 in the year-ago quarter financial results.

Turtle Beach Corp. Gives Its Q4 Results

Headset maker Turtle Beach Corp. reported on March 16 that it had fourth quarter net income of $2.36 million on revenue of $92.3 million.

Bitcoin Wallet Helps Users Boost Their ‘Exchange Rate’

SOFTWARE: App Provides Convenient Way to Spend Currency

Saying that Paul Puey is upbeat about bitcoin is kind of like saying Babe Ruth is OK at baseball.

Crowdfunding Moves Into Real Estate

FINANCE: Commercial Sector Opens Up to Small Investments

Online crowdfunding has already made its mark in the financing of technology startups, movies and philanthropic giving, and early indications are that it could make its next big splash in the world of commercial real estate investment — led by sites such as Realty Mogul, CrowdStreet and Fundrise.

Net Neutrality Act: The ‘Fix’ Is In?

TECH: Critics Cry Power Grab; Backers Cite Fairness

The federal government’s decision to treat the Internet like a utility is akin to a blockbuster movie that people love or hate.

Trovagene Announces $4.7 Million Net Loss for Q4

San Diego-based Trovagene Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, announced its fourth quarter financial results on March 13, reporting a net loss of $4.7 million on revenue of $56,000. In the same quarter of 2013, the company reported a net loss of $1 million on revenue of $47,000.

Federal Heath Sign Co. Acquires Assets of DuraColor

Oceanside-based Federal Heath Sign Co., a signage and visual communications business, announced that it has acquired selected assets of DuraColor, a custom graphics manufacturer based in Racine, Wis.

Independa Closes $6 Million Series B Funding Round

Independa, an integrated community engagement and remote care technologies company, announced it has closed its Series B funding round, raising $6 million.

Qualcomm Board Authorizes $15 Billion Share Buyback

The board of semiconductor-maker Qualcomm Inc. authorized a $15 billion share buyback program on March 9.

Price of InfoSonics Corp. Shares Rise Almost 60 Percent

Shares of InfoSonics Corp. rose almost 60 percent on March 4, closing at $2.71, on the strength of the company’s earnings report.

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 820 Processor

Qualcomm Inc. unveiled its newest top-of-the-line processor, the Snapdragon 820, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, saying that samples of the chip will be available to device manufacturers during the second half of 2015.