New Law Brings Big Challenges for Startups

LEGAL: Cos. Will Need to Examine Hiring Practices

In the early 1900s, the word “gig” appeared in jazz clubs, referring to a live music performance.

AIS Technology Services Acquires Local IT Firm

AIS Technology Services merged with Fortitude Technology, another San Diego-based IT company.

Kyriba Hires EY Exec as Chief Client Officer

Kyriba hired Paul Bramwell, a former Ernst & Young exec, as the company's new chief client officer.

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RQ Construction To Build $58 Million Facility in Cuba

The following are selected defense contracts awarded to San Diego County companies in September.

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Carlsbad Messaging App Zingle Acquired for $42M

Zingle was acquired by Medallia, a San Francisco-based software company.

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DNA Printer and Tech for Improved Photosynthesis Score Funding Rounds

ZeaKal Raises $15M; SGI-DNA Takes in $25M

Two San Diego biotechs with head-turning technology recently picked up venture funding.

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Pursuing ‘Untapped Biology,’ Boundless Bio Receives $46.4 Million

BIOTECH: Company Tackling ecDNA’s Role in Cancer Cells

Boundless Bio Inc. emerged Sept. 19 with $46.4 million in funding and a claim to new territory: extrachromosomal DNA.

Cloud Computing Levels the Playing Field for Small Businesses

TECHNOLOGY: Off-Premise Servers Offer New Capabilities, as Well

The widespread use of cloud computing is rapidly opening up business opportunities for small and medium-sized companies in San Diego.

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Inseego Hires New CTO

The company named Dan Picker, a former Nokia exec, as its new CTO.

Cloud Computing: What It Is and What It Is Not

TECHNOLOGY: Research Makes the Transition Easier, Cuts Down on Surprises

efore businesses make the switch to cloud computing, it’s important that they understand what the cloud can and can’t do for them.

Qualcomm Makes $3.1B Acquisition

TECHNOLOGY: Buys Out TDK’s Share Of Joint Venture

Qualcomm Inc. acquired the remaining shares of RF360 Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd. for $1.15 billion.

Series D Round Brings $120M to TuSimple

Company to Co-Develop a Self-Driving Truck With OEMs

TuSimple, a startup working on building autonomous trucks, raised $120 million more for its oversubscribed Series D funding round.

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Funding Round Brings $90 Million to SmartDrive

Company Sees Itself in Leading Role for Telematics

San Diego-based telematics company SmartDrive Systems raised $90 million in financing on Sept. 12.

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Drone Seen as an Advertising Vehicle

STARTUPS: PromoDrone Has Raised $50,000 in Funding

A flying ad — it’s a novelty that’s certain to catch people’s eyes. That’s the thinking behind PromoDrone.

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Northrop Grumman Fire Scout Carries Mine Detector Aloft

Unmanned Helicopter Part Of Versatile Littoral Ship

The unmanned helicopter comes first. The Marines follow.

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