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Cloud-Based Platforms Will Speed Project Management

Companies such as San Diego-based NoteVault Inc. have developed mobile-enabled technology that lets construction superintendents quickly and easily report commercial project activity from work sites, allowing for real-time updates or corrections to projects.

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Drones Will Have Extended Reach in a Variety of Fields

Mobility enters a new dimension with the arrival of very mobile unmanned aircraft, coupled with cameras that take video and still images, and software able to stitch together images.

New CMS Rules Broaden Prospects for Telemedicine Acceptance

Telemedicine advocates in the San Diego region are applauding new rules from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that have the potential to greatly broaden reimbursements for telehealth care.

Overland and Sphere 3D Merger Is a Match Made in the Cloud

TECH: Virtualization Platform Gets Product Delivery Infrastructure

The merger of San Diego-based Overland Storage into Sphere 3D Corp. of Canada, completed earlier this month, creates a business with about $100 million in revenue, but the upside is much greater, said Eric Kelly, chairman and chief executive of Sphere 3D.

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Solatube Tackles Big Spaces With Its Latest Design, the SkyVault

CLEAN-TECH: Lighting Company Cuts Energy Costs, Reduces Carbon Emissions

The Vista-based lighting company that championed natural light fixtures inside homes has taken on larger, more powerful designs that could reduce electric bills for large facilities and cut down on carbon emissions.

App for Digital Photos Allows Users to Say Goodbye to TMI

SOFTWARE: Partnership Possibilities Include the Military, Internet Companies

Deacon Johnson approaches his software business with the righteous indignation of a parent.

Batu Biologics Files Investigational Drug App With FDA

Batu Biologics Inc., a biotechnology company developing a cancer vaccine that targets a tumor's blood vessels, announced the filing of an Investigational Drug Application (IND) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its lead immune therapy, ValloVax.

Cisco Agrees to Provide Funding to Koriist

Koriist, a high-tech company in residence at EvoNexus’ downtown technology incubator, has been chosen for funding by Cisco Systems Inc., according to Rory Moore, CEO of EvoNexus.

Qualcomm Plans to Lay Off or Transfer 600 Workers

Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. acknowledged on Dec. 10 that it plans to transfer or lay off about 600 workers, with half in California and half outside the country.

Security Firm DB Networks Obtains $17 Million in Financing

DB Networks, a Carlsbad provider of cyber security for computer networks, said it obtained $17 million in new financing led by Grotech Ventures of Vienna, Va.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical, George Washington University Sign Agreement

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co., a business developing therapies for life-threatening diseases, and George Washington University announced that they have entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement.

Desert Green Solar Farm Begins Commercial Operation

Chicago-based Invenergy Clean Power LLC announced the successful close of financing and the start of commercial operation of its Desert Green Solar Farm in Borrego Springs.

Three Radio Stations Sold to Entercom Communications

Entercom Communications Corp., a Pennsylvania-based operator of radio stations, said it agreed to acquire Lincoln Financial Media and its 15 radio stations, including three in San Diego, for $105 million plus working capital.

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CONNECT Announces Winners of Innovation Awards

CONNECT, a San Diego-based technology business accelerator founded by the University of California, San Diego, held its 27th annual Most Innovative New Products Awards on Thursday.

Cymer Sheds New Light on How to Build Smaller Microchips

Cymer LLC introduced a new laser light source, an essential component for the machines that turn out microchips, this month.