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Alumnify Creates Collegial Connections for Alumni and Schools

TECH: Business Model Includes Annual Fees From Schools, Donation Feature

College taught A.J. Agrawal a fair amount, but the young tech CEO said he got quite an education after graduation, when he had to cold-call hundreds of colleges.

Group Gathers Forces to Help Software Startups

TECH: Investors Get Chance for Informal Networking, Discussion

The leaders behind a new software-centric forum called Swarm, which seeks to bring local entrepreneurs and investors together, hope the event can reverse a disturbing trend they’re seeing.

Connect’s New Leader Eager to Have an Impact

Innovation: McKee Brings Experience in Biotech, Finance to Nonprofit Role

Greg McKee started his career as an investment banker and moved on to a series of executive jobs in biotechnology, before returning to banking.

DivX’s New Owners Seek New Customers

TECH: Co. Targets China, Seeks to Increase Its Patents

Change seems to be a constant at DivX LLC, which got new owners this month.

EcoATM Names Stipp President

EcoATM, the maker of automated kiosks for trading in unwanted cellphones which was acquired by Outerwall for $350 million last year, named Maria Stipp as new president.

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Qualcomm Boosts Dividend 20 Percent

Semiconductor maker Qualcomm Inc. authorized an increased dividend as its stock flourishes.

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Airgain on the Move

Antenna technology firm Airgain Inc. has traded its North County space for a more centrally located headquarters.

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Qualcomm Introduces New Snapdragon Prcoessors

Qualcomm Inc. unveiled new high-end processors for smartphones and tablets on April 7.

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.