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Four Reasons That 95 Percent of Startups Fail … Plus One From the Audience

During his appearance at Qualcomm Inc. at the end of June, internet pioneer and Google executive Vint Cerf asserted that 95 percent of startups fail. Better business practices could get that down to 65 percent, he said.

By Brad Graves July 17, 2017 4:37 p.m. share »

EDF Renewable Energy Acquires 2 Solar Projects

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy recently acquired two solar projects from publicly traded energy firm First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR), the company announced July 14.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 14, 2017 11:18 a.m. share »

Jacobs Interview Opens a Window to the Past

The Cal Alumni Association at UC Berkeley recently named Qualcomm Inc. Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs its 2017 alumnus of the year. The benefit to San Diego’s business community is a very readable profile article by Bill Snyder in the California alumni magazine (available online), which offers an interesting window into Qualcomm’s history.

By Brad Graves July 13, 2017 3:13 p.m. share »

StackIQ Bought by Teradata for Undisclosed Sum

Publicly traded Teradata Corp., which has a large campus in Rancho Bernardo, has acquired Solana Beach startup StackIQ. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, nor was the number StackIQ employees that made the jump to Teradata.

By Brad Graves July 13, 2017 3:08 p.m. share »

TE2 Acquired by English Firm for $80 Million

Accesso Technology Group PLC, a public company headquartered in England, has agreed to acquire TE2 – The Experience Engine, a San Diego firm founded in 2013, for $80 million.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 13, 2017 2:12 p.m. share »
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Cody Barbo Ousted From Startup He Founded

Cody Barbo, the founder and CEO of fast-growing tech startup Industry Careers Inc., has been fired from the company he founded three years ago.

By Brittany Meiling July 13, 2017 2:08 p.m. share »
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MaxLinear Scales Up, Diversifies

“Significant, but achievable.” That is how Kishore Seendripu, CEO of MaxLinear Inc., described the big task of integrating Silicon Valley semiconductor maker Exar into his business, after two months as a combined company.

By Brad Graves July 13, 2017 1:42 p.m. share »

Dev Bootcamp Closing Down

Poor financial performance is forcing Dev Bootcamp, one of the early pioneers of coding schools, to permanently shut down.

By Brittany Meiling July 13, 2017 1:34 p.m. share »
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Reputation Redesign Needed for San Diego

When it comes to the tech sector, San Diego has a branding problem.

By Brittany Meiling July 13, 2017 1:26 p.m. share »
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Varsha Rao Appointed to ViaSat Board

ViaSat Inc. has named a new board member — an executive with a strong background in e-commerce, internet technology and international markets.

By Brad Graves July 12, 2017 4 p.m. share »

A Visit to One of the Cleanest Workplaces in S.D.

Invitations to ASML’s factory floor in Rancho Bernardo are rare, and when they come, there’s a dress code. You don’t walk into one of the cleanest workplaces in San Diego wearing the shoes you used to cross the parking lot.

By Brad Graves July 10, 2017 2:19 p.m. share »

Raken Had Role in Construction of NFL Stadium in Atlanta

A San Diego startup played a role in the construction of the new $1.6 billion National Football League stadium in Atlanta, a facility that will be home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United teams.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 7, 2017 10:13 a.m. share »

Tech Heavy Hitters Named to EvoNexus Board

Richard Baldridge, president and chief operating officer at ViaSat Inc., has been elected chairman of the board of directors of EvoNexus, the Irvine Co.-sponsored technology incubator.

By Sarah de Crescenzo July 6, 2017 3:15 p.m. share »

Qualcomm Asks Court to Block iPhone Imports

Qualcomm Inc. said July 6 that it has gone to court to bar the importation of Apple Inc. iPhones.

By Brad Graves July 6, 2017 2:10 p.m. share »

Slantrange Signs Contract With Bayer CropScience

Slantrange Inc., the San Diego business that helps farmers monitor the health of their crops using remote sensors carried aloft by drones, said on July 6 that it has signed a data collection and analysis agreement with Bayer CropScience LP.

By Brad Graves July 6, 2017 1:45 p.m. share »