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Ex-Chargers Drew Brees Invests in San Diego Startup's Parenting App

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees has made an investment in the OurPact mobile parenting app, according to the app’s maker, San Diego-based ParentsWare Inc. Financial terms of the investment, announced June 2, were not disclosed.

Mad Catz Posts Continuing Losses; CEO Remains Optimistic

Mad Catz Interactive Inc. closed the books on a disappointing year, despite the apparent promise of its fall release of peripherals for the latest installment of the Rock Band videogame.

Qualcomm Fashions Addition to Snapdragon Wear Line

Qualcomm Inc. used the Computex trade show in Taiwan to take the wraps off of a second processor in its Snapdragon Wear line — a group of products meant for devices that people wear.

Energy Efficiency Standards Create Several Compliance Issues

ENERGY: Some Say Intent to Reduce Costs, Complications Failed

California’s building energy efficiency standards continue to create concerns due to misinterpretations and coordination issues among electrical contractors, manufacturers and utility providers.

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Aculon’s Coatings Make Sure Surface Problems Are Covered

PRODUCTION: Market For Waterproofing Circuit Boards Is More Than $1B

Many a cellphone has met its demise by a quick dip in the pool, sink, toilet or birdbath.

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Cubic’s Transport Arm Ready for Battle in NYC

TECH: City Contract Renewal May Be Big Driver of Growth

Matt Cole has New York on his mind. Cole runs the transportation equipment business at Kearny Mesa-based Cubic Corp., a company that wants to use the world of fare cards and subway gates as a stepping stone toward bigger things.

Noble Group to Sell San Diego-Based Noble Americas Energy Solutions

Trading firm Noble Group announced the resignation of its chief executive officer and said it will sell San Diego-based Noble Americas Energy Solutions.

Cognitive Medical Systems Partners with Accenture on Deal Worth Up to $22.3B

Cognitive Medical Systems, a San Diego-based company specializing in health IT software, announced May 31 that it will partner with Accenture on a multiple-award federal technology contract worth up to $22.3 billion.

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Space Debris Turns Orbit Into Obstacle Course

On Sept. 2, 2015, San Diego’s PMW 146 launched the final installation of its $7.3 billion Mobile User Objective System, a global communications system of the U.S. Navy comprised of four geosynchronous satellites.

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Stopping Slippery Imitators

WD-40 Counters The Counterfeiters Around the Globe

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it’s a headache for WD-40 Co.

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Brand Theft

Taylor Guitars Among Premium Manufacturers Battling Trademark Violations

Musicians buy high-end guitars for their craftsmanship and superior performance, but overseas counterfeiters are deceiving some consumers with cheaply made copies.

Seismic Raises $40 Million in Series C Round

Solana Beach-based Seismic said on May 25 that it raised $40 million in a series C round led by General Atlantic.

Ex-Qualcomm Employees Adjust to Life After Layoffs

TECH: Company’s Reputation Is Plus in Search for New Job

Sanj Gunetileke says he never experienced a boring work day during his six-year career at Qualcomm Inc.

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‘Passive House’ Designed for an Active Role in Sustainability

ENERGY: House Has Wind Turbine, Intelligent Energy Monitoring

Builders of a new house in Ramona are trying to change the future of the residential housing market by building green, ultra-low energy homes at a lower cost.

Energy Department Grant Puts Gas-Fueled Engine on Agenda

ENERGY: Challenge Is to Make That Engine Behave as Diesel Engine

A Sorrento Valley company may one day put a new type of engine — a relic of World War II with a radical update — under the hoods of the cars that ply Southern California’s freeways.