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Maxwell Technologies Shareholders Approve Several Proposals

Stockholders of Maxwell Technologies Inc. approved a proposal to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 40 million to 80 million as part of their business during the company’s annual meeting June 15.

Novatel’s Telematics On Board With Uber in South Africa

Novatel Wireless Inc. said early this month that it will provide technology to help insure Uber drivers in South Africa.

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Keeping Tabs on Big Data Could Add Up for Algebraix

SOFTWARE: Encinitas Firm Captures Efficiency For Large Database Queries

An aptitude for math is optional if you want to understand Algebraix Data Corp. At the most fundamental level, the Encinitas business produces software that speeds up databases.

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Leong Named Vice President of Finance at ID Analytics

ID Analytics LLC said June 13 that it named Peng Leong as vice president of finance. He will report to CEO Scott Carter.

Hookit, VerifiR Take Home Award, $5,000 in SDSI Competition

San Diego Sport Innovators (SDSI) announced that tech firms Hookit and VerifiR were the winners of the inaugural SDSI Star Brand Award. Each received a $5,000 cash prize.

Manufacturer RF Industries Reports Q2 Net Revenue of $7.74 Million

RF Industries Ltd., a San Diego business specializing in cables and connectors, reported a net loss of $113,000, or 1 cent per share, on revenue of $7.74 million in its second quarter, which ended on April 30. In the same quarter of 2015, the business reported net income of $448,000 on revenue of $7.59 million.

Uber Launches Restaurant Food Delivery Service in San Diego

San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc. has expanded its app-enabled UberEats restaurant food delivery service to San Diego, the company announced.

Carlsbad-Based Verdezyne Inc. Awarded Presidential Green Chemistry Award

A Carlsbad company was recognized Monday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its production of a chemical that is used to make high-performance nylon used in a slew of products from paintbrushes to automotive oil.

ImageWare Systems Inc. Partners With Virginia-Based Telos Corp.

San Diego-based ImageWare Systems Inc., which specializes in biometric authentication, said on June 13 that it has partnered with Virginia-based Telos Corp.

Qualcomm Reportedly to Lose Some Apple iPhone Business to Intel

Apple Inc. plans to buy some of the modem chips for its next-generation iPhone from Intel Corp., denying San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. some of that business, Bloomberg News said June 10 in a report that cited unnamed sources.

Connect Invites Tech Startups to Apply for Coming Phase of CapitalMatch Program

San Diego’s early-stage technology companies are invited to apply for Connect’s upcoming CapitalMatch, a program designed to link companies seeking funding with interested investors.

TVC Capital Raises $15 Million for Seattle-Based Tech Company

TVC Capital, a San Diego private equity firm that invests in enterprise software companies, has led its single largest Series A investment yet for a Seattle-based company that enables the sale, use and service of cloud technology.

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App Gives Parents Option Not to Leave Kids to Their Own Devices

WIRELESS: Access To Internet and Apps Can Be Blocked

Build a better parenting app, and the world will beat a path to your door.

Former NASA Administrator Dan Goldin Introduces KnuEdge

Dan Goldin, who led NASA during the 1990s, took the wraps off his 11-year-old San Diego company, KnuEdge, on June 6.

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.