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Carlsbad Startup to Pitch Portable Shower to Shark Tank Investors

Local startup RinseKit landed a spot on ABC’s hit TV show Shark Tank airing later this week.

Brookfield Residential Brings Virtual Reality to Homebuyers

Brookfield Residential will soon offer virtual reality tours of homes it’s hasn’t yet built in San Marcos.

RF Industries Reports Net Loss of $4.09M for 2016 Fiscal Year

San Diego electronic component maker RF Industries Ltd. on Jan. 27 reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $3.02 million on revenue of $8.08 million.

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Local Co. to Play Part in Intel's Virtual Reality Headset, Project Alloy

HypeVR, a small software company flying under the radar in San Diego, is partnering with Intel Corp. on the tech giant’s virtual reality headset, Project Alloy.

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StockTwits Adds Recommendation App to its Portfolio

TECHNOLOGY: Co. Sees Opportunity to Attract Newcomers to Investing

Netflix tells you what movies and television shows you might like. Music-streaming service Spotify provides listeners with suggestions for what to try next.

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Co. Collects Little Pictures to Create Big Picture of Supply Chain

TECH: System Aims To Boost Efficiencies, Cut Costs, Manage Data

A sales presentation for San Diego-based Tapestry Solutions Inc. often involves a trip to another corner of the country — to a Boeing Co. plant in the Pacific Northwest. On the factory floor where Boeing (NYSE: BA) assembles its large passenger jets, prospective customers get a glimpse of how the Tapestry Solutions software works.

Qualcomm Takes Fighting Stance

TECH: However, Co.’s History Shows It Can Resolve Disputes

Qualcomm Inc. has been called many things — particularly in court documents — but no one has called the company fragile, brittle or unstable. In the 32 years since its formation, the company that has packed ever more functionality into the smartphone has shown itself to be resilient.

Apple Files Complaints Against Qualcomm in Chinese Courts

Apple Inc. has filed two complaints against Qualcomm Inc. in the Chinese court system, Qualcomm announced on Jan. 25. The move comes after Apple filed suit against Qualcomm in U.S. federal court last week.

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Dustin Ritter Named CMO at Proficio

Proficio, the Carlsbad-based cybersecurity company, has named Dustin Ritter chief marketing officer.

ViaSat Inc. Breaks Ground on Texas Complex

ViaSat Inc. broke ground Jan. 19 on a campus in Bryan, Texas, near the main campus of Texas A&M University.

Government Gives S.D. Region Green Light to Be a Proving Ground for Autonomous Cars

Federal transportation officials named the San Diego region one of 10 proving grounds for autonomous vehicles, making the announcement Jan. 19.

When it Rains, It Pours: Apple Is Suing Qualcomm

Apple Inc. has sued Qualcomm Inc. for $1 billion, according to published reports.

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Smartphone Comes Ready to Rumble With the Elements

Kyocera Corp. continues to produce smartphones that take a beating if that’s what’s required of them. Its DuraForce PRO can reportedly survive a 30-minute bath in 2 meters of water (that’s 6½ feet). And yes, they take pictures underwater. The phone automatically switches from touchscreen controls to physical buttons when it gets wet.

SDSU Alumnus Hired to Operate Consulting Firm's SoCal Office

The Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, a consulting firm based in Little Rock, Ark., has opened a Southern California office in Carlsbad and has hired a San Diego State University alumnus to run it.

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ViaSat to Launch New Satellite, Endeavors

TECH: Co. Targets Broadband Opportunity, New Markets

A huge rectangular box rises 25 feet above the factory floor at Boeing Co.’s El Segundo satellite plant, making the people below it look like ants. In a few months, the hopes of Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. — a $1.4 billion Carlsbad satellite technology company — will ride with that box into space.