SD TECHNOLOGY

Ten Finalists Named to Compete at Quick Pitch

Ten startups have made it past the first round of judging and will soon compete onstage for the finals at the John G. Watson Quick Pitch, the largest competition of its kind in San Diego.

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Data Show Drowsiness Runs Up the Score Against Sanitation Truck Drivers in Football Season

Mondays and Tuesdays in the fall are bad days for trash truck drivers.

Great Jones Street Could Get Big Market Reach From Medium Deal

Local app startup Great Jones Street has partnered with Medium, the online publishing platform founded by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, to share content. The move will likely drive new users to the San Diego company’s platform.

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Barbo Bounces Back With New Company and Same Tenacity

Cody Barbo, the former CEO and co-founder of Industry, is launching a new software venture just one month after being forced out of his last startup.

Aberle to Leave Qualcomm at Year's End

Derek Aberle, president of Qualcomm Inc., is leaving the company at year’s end.

Airgain Stock Climbs Following Co.'s Announcement of Share Buy Back Plan

San Diego-based Airgain Inc., which makes wireless antennas, saw its stock price rise nearly 15 percent the day after it announced plans to repurchase up to $7 million of shares of its stock.

Report: San Diego-Carlsbad Area Leads State in Residential Solar Power Installed in 2016

In California, the San Diego-Carlsbad area in 2016 ranked first in total amount of residential solar capacity installed, according to the California Green Innovation Index.

Vista Equity Could Supersize PayLease

TECH: New Owner Known To Use Roll Up Strategy

Some startup founders are reluctant to relinquish any control over the companies they are building. PayLease founder Ty Kalklosch’s comfort with collaboration has set the rapidly growing software company on the path to $100 million in revenue in 2018.

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Data Storage Solution May Be in the DNA

TECH: Co. Targets Data Overload and Longevity Issues

A local startup is developing technology that could one day replace your laptop’s hard drive with strands of DNA.

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UC San Diego Center for Peace and Security Receives $3.32M Grant from Charles Koch Foundation

The UC San Diego Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS), launched in 2016 by social scientist and foreign policy expert Erik Gartzke, has received a $3.32 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.

How ecoATM Hacked Its Prototype

EcoATM has become one of San Diego’s most notable startup successes, reportedly earning hundreds of millions in annual revenue in recent years. Its co-founder and former CEO, Mark Bowles, is somewhat of a local celebrity, speaking at startup events all over the country.

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ID Analytics Names Chief Analytics and Science Officer

ID Analytics LLC, which collects consumer behavioral data offering its clients what it calls “in-depth visibility into identity risk and creditworthiness,” announced that Sameer Chopra has joined the management team as chief analytics and science officer.

Inseego Corp. Names New CFO and Chief Strategy Officer

San Diego-based Inseego Corp., a global provider of mobile broadband and software-as-a-service solutions, announced that the company has appointed Stephen Smith as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

PayLease's Loss of an Executive May Be Gain for Tech Startups

Sheldon Lewis, vice president of business development for PayLease, is leaving the company to pursue investing in technology startups on a full-time basis.

Seismic Software Opening Office in Sydney, Australia

Seismic Software Inc., one of San Diego’s fastest-growing software firms, is going Down Under.