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ViaSat to Sell 6.5 Million Shares in a Follow-on Offering

ViaSat Inc. announced late Nov. 15 that it has decided to sell 6.5 million shares of common stock in a follow-on offering.

Southern California Soil & Testing Rebrands, Hires Chief Strategy Officer

Engineering firm Southern California Soil & Testing Inc. has changed its name to SCST, the company announced Tuesday.

CEO of Cybersecurity Startup Resigns Following Facebook Posting

The CEO of local cybersecurity startup PacketSled has resigned following an outburst on social media in which he threatened to take out President-elect Donald Trump with a sniper rifle.

ViaSat to Establish Presense in Dublin with Acquisiton of Arconics

ViaSat Inc. has acquired Ireland-based Arconics for undisclosed terms, the company announced on Nov. 14.

Author to Speak on Sports, Startups and San Diego

Popular venture capitalist and author Brad Feld will speak at a local event put on by startup support groups Techstars and San Diego Sport Innovators.

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Timothy A. McDonough Named CMO at Forcepoint

Cybersecurity software specialist Forcepoint has named Timothy A. McDonough chief marketing officer. McDonough started in the new job Nov. 7.

Illumina Inc. Partners With Mayo Clinic to Further Genomic Research

Local science technology firm Illumina Inc. has teamed up with the Mayo Clinic to further Mayo’s genetic and genomic research.

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AI Is On Board for Netradyne Inc.’s Fleet Monitoring Vision

TECH: System Can Estimate Traffic Speeds And Spot Pedestrians

For a long time, several tech companies serving the transportation industry have made San Diego their home. The common threads running through their businesses are video cameras and trip data. A camera in the cab of a big rig provides an extra set of eyes on the driver, the road and everything going on around them.

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Mobile Verify Brings Identification Process Up to Speed

The world can be a pretty bad place, but a crackdown on shadowy exchanges of money could be a good thing for Mitek Systems Inc.

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Co.’s Wellness Portals Offer Big Picture On Employee Health

SOFTWARE: They Can Be Customized for the Needs of Individual Users

More than 3 million people use internet wellness portals created by San Diego-based MediKeeper Inc., and yet few have any idea the 20-person company exists. CEO David Ashworth wants to keep it that way.

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App Recruits Users to Expand Universe of Augmented Reality

TECH: GoMeta Gets $2M in Seed Round, Big Name Backing

A stealthy ex-Googler who moved his startup to San Diego earlier this year has finally stepped out of the shadows with a new augmented reality app and a $2 million seed round.

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Executive Q&A Ashok Kamal, Executive Director of Tech Coast Angels

Ashok Kamal tells me he’s more comfortable in board shorts than blazers, but I have a hard time believing it.

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Co. Gives Polar Bears Some Air Support

TECH: Northrop Contest Takes on Climate Change

For short stints this summer and fall, engineers at Northrop Grumman Corp. set aside their defense-contract work and took up a different fight.

Year-Over-Year Q2 Income More Than Doubles for ViaSat Inc.

ViaSat Inc. reported net income of $11.0 million on revenue of $399.2 million in its second quarter of fiscal 2017, which ended Sept. 30. The business revealed its earnings Nov. 8.

Startup SolidOpinion Raises $3.7 Million in Equity Funding

SolidOpinion Inc., a technology startup with split headquarters in San Diego and New York, has raised $3.7 million in equity funding, according to a regulatory filing.