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Biotech Startup Scores a Win at UCSD's TriNet Challenge

A startup company at work on a unique medical device — a photosynthetic scaffold technology that helps restore damaged or diseased tissue — won a university business competition and $6,000.

Will Proximity Beacons Breed Contempt From Saturated Users?

Proximity beacon technology, such as that produced by Qualcomm Inc., is ready for prime time.

New World of Mobile Advertising Spurs Business Unit Creation

Marketing: Digitaria Hoping Big on Mars Will Make Big Impact on Clients

Digitaria, a digital marketing and advertising agency based in San Diego’s East Village, is developing a business unit that will specialize in software applications for mobile devices.

Co. Gives Financial Professionals A Clear Picture of Clients’ Needs

SOFTWARE: Marketing Videos and Analytics Used To Determine Best Prospects

Kim Folsom has blended two areas she knows well — video marketing technology and financial education — to create a software platform for helping financial professionals gain small-business clients.

Investor Group Seeking 2 Novatel Board Seats

TECH: Concerns Over Shareholder Value Said To Be Driving Campaign

Novatel Wireless Inc., a San Diego maker of wireless modems and other communication components, was notified by a shareholder group that it’s unhappy with the way the company is managed and wants two seats on its board of directors, setting up a possible proxy fight.

Mind Solutions Receives $1 Million Funding Commitment

Mind Solutions Inc., a San Diego company developing a headset that can operate smartphones and tablets through "mind power," said it received a $1 million funding commitment from an unnamed source, allowing it to further the development of its proprietary mobile headset.

West Partners Invests in Carlsbad Tech Company

West Partners said it recently closed an investment in NoteVault Inc., a Carlsbad-based technology company. The amount of the investment was not disclosed.

San Diego-based TVC Capital Invests Additional $2.5M in Software Co.

San Diego-based TVC Capital LLC has invested an additional $2.5 million in Denver software maker Levels Beyond, the companies said on April 3.

LPL Celebrates New Digs, 'the Largest Net-Zero Energy' Commercial Office in U.S.

LPL Financial LLC, the independent broker-dealer that has about 2,000 employees here, celebrated the opening of its 13-floor, new office tower in the University Towne Center neighborhood April 2.

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EDF Renewable Places Order for 194 Megawatts of Wind Turbine Generators

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy recently placed an order with Vestas for 194 megawatts of wind-powered generators. Vestas is a Danish manufacturer, seller, installer and servicer of wind turbines.

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Qualcomm’s Sale of a Joint Venture Stake Reportedly Approved By Regulators in India

Telecommunications regulators in India approved Qualcomm Inc.’s sale of its stake in a wireless joint venture to Bharti Airtel Ltd., the Economic Times of India reported March 29.

Two Companies Agree to Buy San Diego-Based DivX for Up to $75M

Parallax Capital Partners and StepStone Group said on March 31 that they had inked a definitive agreement to buy DivX LLC, the San Diego-based video technology company, from Silicon Valley-based Rovi Corp. for up to $75 million.

Local Sony Online Game Developers Launch ‘Landmark’ With Help

A fantasy world built by San Diego videogame developers — with an unusual amount of help from the public — has graduated to the beta test phase.

IM Custom Builds a Better Foot Scanner and Takes Off Running

INNOVATION: Technology Produces a 3-D Image of Feet To Create Custom Insoles

Glen Hinshaw was so dedicated to ensuring his three-dimensional foot scanner was made correctly he took up residence at a few factories in China for about a year and a half.

Report Sees Growth for Cybersecurity Cluster

TECH: Study Urges Players To Target Private Sector, as Well as Public, for Clients

Armed with a new snapshot of San Diego’s tech cluster, local officials have pledged to make cybersecurity a bigger part of the region’s economy.