San Diego Business Journal


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How Startups Stand Out Despite Overcrowding

FINANCE: Competition On Funding Platforms Intensifies Challenges

San Diego startups are finding that crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo are getting rather, well, crowded.

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Sempra Mexican Unit Meets With Resistance

ENERGY: Regulators Reject 3 Pipeline Proposals

Sempra Energy’s Mexican arm has lost three bids in as many weeks to build and operate natural gas pipelines in Mexico, as the country’s state-owned electricity utility said Sempra’s proposals did not meet its standards.

Qualcomm Beats Earnings Estimate, Settles Dispute with LG Electronics

Wireless technology specialist Qualcomm Inc. reported net income of $1.2 billion, or 78 cents per share, on revenue of $5.6 billion in its second quarter, which ended March 27.

San Diego Region Ranks 9th in the Country for Patents

A report from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that the San Diego region comes in ninth for the number of technology patents granted with over 34,000 patents, among other metropolitan areas from 2000-2013.

Adtile Technologies Raises $2 Million From Private Investors

Adtile Technologies, a mobile software provider based in Sorrento Valley, said that it raised $2 million from undisclosed private investors.

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BIOCOM to Open Office in L.A.

San Diego’s biotech trade group BIOCOM announced Monday that it’s opening an office in Los Angeles.

Cubic Executive Tapped to Help Develop Transportation System App

A Cubic Corp. executive has joined a group investigating a new idea in public transportation — one that would bill a rider at the end of the month for all the transportation services that particular rider used.

Qualcomm, Chinese Co. Reach Patent License Agreement

Qualcomm Inc. announced on April 18 that it reached a patent license agreement with Yulong, an electronics company based in China.

Blue Sky Broadcast Changes Name to Blue Sky eLearn

Blue Sky Broadcast, a provider of educational technologies and event services, recently announced it has changed its name to Blue Sky eLearn.

LRAD Corp. Receives $490,000 Award From Foreign Customer

Electronics maker LRAD Corp. said on April 14 that it received an award worth slightly less than a half-million dollars from a coast guard agency in an unspecified country in Southeast Asia. It is a repeat customer.

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Nature And Nurture

Startup Pursues Algae-Based Proteins That Could Give Baby Formula a Big Boost in Its Protective Powers

Steve Mayfield, a veteran of San Diego’s algae industry, has launched a new venture set on improving the standard recipe for baby formula. The newest ingredient? Algae, of course.

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Experian’s ‘Special Forces’ Deploy Locally in Data, Analytics

A couple of years from now, the process of buying a car might be more of a self-service exercise.

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App Sets Its Sights on Construction Site Labor, Resources

SOFTWARE: ServicePair App in Beta Testing With 400 Mostly Local Users

Think of ServicePair as a virtual job board for the construction industry.

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Aqua Design Offers Stalk Option: Desktop Greenhouse System

RETAIL: It Includes Air Filtration and Aesthetic Features

Dear fellow plant killers: our days of watching the indoor fern slowly wilt away may be over.

State Awards Cleantech San Diego $5 Million Grant

Local industry group Cleantech San Diego has been awarded a $5 million grant to grow the region’s energy innovation industry, the company announced Wednesday in an email to its members.