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Local Apps Aim for ‘Uber of X’ Sweet Spot

TECH: Services and Products Use Popular Business Model

Closet entrepreneurs in San Diego — and everywhere else for that matter — are coming out of hiding to join the startup scene hoping to develop an app that achieves the same success as Uber and Lyft.

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BioNano Appoints Terry Salyer as Chief Commercial Officer

BioNano Genomics Inc., a genome mapping company in San Diego, announced the appointment of Terry Salyer as chief commercial officer.

InfoSonics Introduces Smartphone for Budget-Saavy Consumer

InfoSonics Corp. said on March 23 that it introduced a budget smartphone that offers fast data service known as 4G LTE.

Mad Catz Announces $3.7 Million Direct Offering

Mad Catz Interactive Inc. announced a $3.7 million direct registered offering.

Rhombus Energy Announces $2.8M Series A Funding

Rhombus Energy Solutions Inc., a San Diego-based energy technology company, said that it raised $2.8 million in Series A funding.

Qualcomm Invests Undisclosed Amount in Cyanogen

Cyanogen Inc., a Seattle company that has created its own operating system for smartphones, has attracted an undisclosed amount of investment from Qualcomm Inc.

Biocept to Collaborate With UCSD Moore Cancer Center

Biocept Inc., a San Diego-based molecular oncology diagnostics company, announced Tuesday that it has entered into a clinical collaboration with the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

Sempra Energy Submits Port Arthur LNG Facilities for Pre-File Review

Sempra Energy announced its subsidiary, Port Arthur LNG, has requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission initiate the pre-filing review for the company’s proposed Port Arthur LNG natural gas liquefaction and export facility in Port Arthur, Texas.

San Diego Makes the Grade as Test Market for New eBay App

Location, location, location-based apps are all the rage, if this week’s email is any indication. Two items really stood out, one from a large business, another from a startup. Let me start with the big one.

Tech Savvy Consulting Company Tackles IT Decisions, Acquisitions

TECH: Private Equity Investors Often Use Company’s Expertise

It’s a common situation: investors see potential in some sort of information-technology business, but the investors’ backgrounds are heavy on finance, light on tech.

Viterbi Inducted Into Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Qualcomm Inc. co-founder Andrew Viterbi was inducted into Connect’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame during a recent luncheon at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.

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Diagnostic Device Gives You Picture Of What’s In That Produce

TECH: Through Crowdsourcing, the Results Can Be Shared

Whether it’s worry over pesticide residue or concerns about toxins leaching into the soil, consumers want to know what’s in their food.

Novatel's COO Taking 30 Percent of Base Salary in Stock

Novatel Wireless’ chief operating officer has started taking 30 percent of his 2015 base salary in stock, the company said on March 18.

Matthew Posard Joins Executive Team at Trovagene

Trovagene Inc., a developer of cell-free molecular diagnostics, announced Wednesday that Matthew L. Posard has joined the company as executive vice president and chief commercial officer.

NASA Satellite Carried Vanguard Solar Technologies

Vanguard Space Technologies Inc. said on March 16 that it provided the solar array substrates and electromagnetically clean shielding for NASA’s MMS satellite that launched on March 12. Financial terms of the project were not disclosed.