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Taking Hold

TECH: Phablet Fans Feel the Devices Deliver Best of Both Worlds

When Soyeon Park signed up for phone service on her new Samsung mobile device, she got something she hadn’t bargained for: a lot of good-natured teasing from her co-workers.

Qualcomm Says Q1 Net Income Down 24 Percent

A dispute between South Korea-based LG Electronics Inc. and San Diego’s Qualcomm Inc. is delaying $100 million of royalty revenue coming into Qualcomm, company officials said during an investor conference call Jan. 27.

Equinox Center Merging With Center for Sustainable Energy

The San Diego-based Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is absorbing a local research and policy nonprofit called Equinox Center.

Qualcomm Ventures Chief Reportedly Moves to Microsoft

The head of Qualcomm’s venture capital arm has apparently left to join Microsoft’s venture capital operation.

EDF Renewable Energy to Power Salesforce's Texas Operation

San Diego’s wind and solar firm EDF Renewable Energy has signed an agreement with tech giant Salesforce. Under the agreement, EDF will provide Salesforce with 24 megawatts of wind energy from its Salt Fork Wind Project in Texas to power Salesforce operations.

Envision Solar Is Creating European Subsidiary

San Diego-based Envision Solar announced recently that it’s creating a European subsidiary to fabricate and assemble its products for the European market.

Qualcomm Inc. in Talks With a Big Pharma Company About Possible Joint Venture

Qualcomm Inc. is reportedly in talks with the U.K. pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline PLC about a joint venture.

Qualcomm Forges $3 Billion Venture With Japanese Firm

TECH: Initially, S.D. Company to Have a 51% Share

Qualcomm Inc. and Japan-based TDK Corp. have agreed to form a $3 billion joint venture to provide specialized electronics for mobile devices in a deal expected to close by 2017.

JPM: Brains, Bucks and A Whole Lot of Biotech

BIOTECH: Gathering Is Unconventional Business, Cultural Event for Sector

You’ve probably heard of CES, the yearly Consumer Electronics Show where exciting new technology — such as virtual reality headsets and self-driving cars — are announced to industry, investors and media.

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Software Aims to Make the Sale for the Hospitality Sector

TECH: Multilingual Platform Turns Tablets Into Commerce Concierges

After visiting hotels and restaurants abroad and struggling with the language barrier, Samantha Urban decided to use her skills as a software engineer to build a nimble digital menu application for the hospitality industry that could translate the content into any language and drive sales.

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New Fingertip Scan Opens Up Possibilities, Closes Out Impostors

TECH: It Has Several Security Applications; Direct Touch Not Needed

Qualcomm Inc. has put ultrasound to work in a new way, to keep prying eyes out of smartphones and tablets.

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San Diego Tech Sector Has Image Problem

ECONOMY: Big Players Put Region in Minor Leagues

Marquee tech companies like Google and Facebook think San Diego is a dud.

Software Provider Fragmob Secures Line of Credit

San Diego-based Fragmob said that it secured a line of credit with Santa Barbara-based Agility Capital and a banking relationship with Silicon Valley Bank.

Cybersecurity Firm iboss Names Five Senior Executives

San Diego-based iboss Cybersecurity announced five senior management hires to oversee sales and products, in the wake of taking in $35 million in series A funding. The business said it would like to grow globally.

Qualcomm Forms $280 Million Joint Venture with Chinese Province

Qualcomm Inc. has entered a joint venture with the Chinese province of Guizhou to design and sell advanced server chipsets in China.