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Qualcomm Ventures Participates in $27 Million Funding Round For Israeli Tech Co.

Qualcomm Ventures, the investment arm of Qualcomm Inc., took part in a $27 million series C funding round for Stratoscale, an Israeli company that makes technology for data centers, the San Diego organization said March 23.

Mad Catz to Voluntarily Delist from Toronto Stock Exchange

Mad Catz Interactive Inc., the San Diego-based videogame peripheral maker, said on March 24 that it plans to voluntarily take its stock off of the Toronto Stock Exchange while remaining on the NYSE MKT small cap exchange.

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Secure Investment

TECH: Venture Capitalists Betting On Maturing Cybersecurity Field

For Stephan Chenette, the time seemed right. After working in cybersecurity for the better part of two decades, Chenette figured October 2013 was the optimum time to start his own business.

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Executive Q&A Cheryl K. Goodman, Executive Director, Athena San Diego

For Cheryl K. Goodman, life has largely been defined by testing her limits: in the boardroom, in the courtroom, and — as a competitive female surfer — in the water.

Time Warner Begins Process to Increase Internet Speeds

Time Warner Cable said March 22 that it has begun a program to increase Internet speeds for its San Diego County customers. The cable system operates in the area of the county north of the San Diego River.

EDF Renewable Energy Sells Assets of Proposed Solar Project

San Diego’s EDF Renewable Energy on Wednesday said it had sold the development assets of a proposed 20-megawatt solar power project in San Bernardino County to a subsidiary of Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy.

RF Industries Reports Q1 Net Loss of $353K on Net Sales of $7M

RF Industries Ltd., which makes cable assemblies and connectors for electronics, reported a first quarter net loss of $353,000, or 4 cents per share, on net sales of $7 million.

Mary Gendron Named CIO/SVP at Qualcomm Inc.

Qualcomm Inc. announced March 17 that Mary Gendron joined the company as senior vice president and chief information officer. Gendron will lead Qualcomm’s global information technology organization.

ImageWare Systems Posts Q4, 2015 Financial Results

ImageWare Systems Inc. reported a net loss of $2.83 million, or 3 cents per share, on revenue of $902,000 during its fourth quarter. In the same quarter of 2014, ImageWare reported a net loss of $1.96 million, or 2 cents per share, on revenue of $1.24 million.

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Geneticist J. Craig Venter to Receive George Washington Carver Award

Washington D.C.-based Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the largest biotech trade group in the world, has named La Jolla geneticist J. Craig Venter as the recipient of its 2016 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology.

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Platform Gives Motorsports Fans Gear, Guidance, and More

TECH: Co. Launched Its First Monetization Feature ‘Find a Professional’

Alex Littlewood put his house on the market and sold it last March to fund his startup, Motoroso Inc., an online marketplace for auto and powersports enthusiasts. He hasn’t looked back since.

Powerhouse GE Taps Proximetry’s Talents for New Platform

It’s always nice when you are the little guy and the big guy turns to you for some specialized help.

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Miniature Drone Takes Teaching Code to New Heights

EDUCATION: Co. Links Video Lessons to Operating New Consumer Product

Hansol Hong has a Kickstarter hit. The owner and CEO of Robolink Inc. recently convinced the Internet community to give his company the funds to mass-produce a quadcopter about the size of a cocktail napkin.

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NWB’s ‘Air Force’ Is Mission Ready

TECH: Drones Analyze Variety of Environments

NWB Environmental Services LLC has launched an unmanned aircraft services program it believes will save the company and its clients time and money.

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LRAD Corp. Names Activist Shareholders, CEO to Resign

Activist shareholders named two directors to the board of LRAD Corp. and have achieved their goal of dismissing the company’s CEO.