Canines Challenged to Match Colors Using Game Console

Defying conventional wisdom, San Diego-based CleverPet Inc. has introduced a game that challenges dogs to match colored lights.

Leading Roles Can Be Personally Challenging for CTOs

TECH: Group Helps Them Take On Tasks Beyond Tech

Imagine your sharpest, most effective software engineers. They’re communicative and affable. Their charisma influences and inspires. They’re leaders of men and masters of code. Right?

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Mitek Systems Acquires Spanish Company

Downtown-based Mitek Systems Inc. said it acquired Icar Vision Systems S.L., a Spanish company specializing in customer identity verification. Icar’s technology also prevents document forgery and mitigates the risk of fraud.

San Diego-Based eSUB Partnering With Software Co. Autodesk

San Diego-based eSUB Construction Software, a software-as-a-service company that provides subcontractors with project management and labor tracking programs, has partnered with San Rafael-based software company Autodesk Inc. to expand its offerings.

Chula Vista Courts Amazon With $400 Million Worth of Incentives

Chula Vista is holding out $400 million worth of incentives to become Amazon’s second headquarters city.

Qualcomm Names New Chief Marketing Officer

Qualcomm Inc. has gone to Silicon Valley for its new chief marketing officer.

Cubic Making First Foreign Sale of Its GATR Satellite Equipment

Cubic Corp. received a $5 million contract to supply its GATR portable satellite dishes to New Zealand’s military services.

Qualcomm Sues Apple in China, Seeks to Ban iPhone Sales in That Country

Qualcomm Inc. has filed lawsuits against Apple Inc. in China, seeking to ban the sale and manufacture of iPhones in that country, Bloomberg News reported late last week.

Qualcomm's Latest Endeavor: Making Movies

Qualcomm Inc.’s wide-ranging ad campaign pointing to its role in creating the smartphone ecosystem has covered billboards and hit the TV. Now it has taken a turn into film.

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S.D.-Based Cloudbeds Acquires San Francisco Software Firm OneRooftop

Local startup Cloudbeds has acquired San Francisco software firm OneRooftop, a website builder for vacation rentals, in a deal that expands the San Diego company’s offerings.

Rocket Corp. Looks to Nature For Technological Inspiration

TECH: Also Big Role for Additive Manufacturing In Creating Optimal Shape

Look to nature to find something that works, and works well. Artists do it. So do engineers, including the newly minted engineers at Additive Rocket Corp.

Tijuana’s Dev Shops Target SoCal Startups

TECH: Coding Comes Cheaper, Closer and in Same Time Zone

It’s not unusual for tech startups to hire coders overseas, as tech talent is pricey and offshoring this kind of work can save a few bucks while budgets are tight. But hiring these remote workers can get tricky, and startups can end up hemorrhaging cash by outsourcing unwisely.

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Taiwan Fines Qualcomm $773M for Anti-Competitive Practices

Taiwan has fined Qualcomm Inc. $773 million, alleging that the San Diego corporation took part in anticompetitive practices.

Qualcomm Announces New License Agreement with a Middle East Manufacturer

Qualcomm Inc. announced a new license agreement with a manufacturer in the Middle East.

S.D. Startup Wins 1st Place, $30K in Competition

A local startup that makes stretchable batteries took home first place and a $30,000 check Thursday night at San Diego’s biggest competition for entrepreneurs.