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Cubic Awarded $7.6M Transit Contract in Australia

Cubic Corp. said its transportation business won a $7.6 million contract to deliver a trial of “open loop” payments ticketing technology for the mass transit system in Sydney, Australia.

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San Diego Venture Group Announces PitchFest Winners

Two San Diego startups won the final round of San Diego Venture Group’s PitchFest competition: technology upstart Lymber and biotech Sun Genomics.

Qualcomm's Tricorder X Prize Finalists Announced

The Qualcomm Foundation-sponsored Tricorder X Prize competition is down to two finalists: a company from Pennsylvania and a company from Taiwan.

Kevin Walden Appointed CIO at Kratos Defense

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said Dec. 13 that it has appointed Kevin Walden as its chief information officer. Walden, who will continue to work at the company’s University City headquarters, has been acting CIO since earlier this year. He was previously chief technology officer at High Technology Solutions Inc., a defense contractor that Kratos bought in 2004.

Startup Empyr Partners With Yelp

San Diego startup Empyr, which runs an online-to-offline ad marketing platform, has partnered with review website Yelp to allow the businesses listed on the site to offer users cash back discounts on in-store purchases.

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Oceanside Startup Reaches Final Round of NASA Competition

A mostly unknown little startup in Oceanside named Aequor Inc. has reached the final round of a NASA competition to find technology that will help support life in space.

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S.D. Venture Group Opens Satellite Office for Local Startups in Silicon Valley

San Diego Venture Group has really upped its game this year, rolling out yet another program to siphon Silicon Valley goods for San Diego companies.

S.D. Tech Company Wins $100,000 Grant From EPA

A San Diego company’s idea for a cooking stove that generates up to 10 watts of household electricity while producing only minimal emissions has won a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Qualcomm, Google to Collaborate on Operating System

Qualcomm Inc. said it plans to collaborate with Google on the Android Things operating system, which Google announced on Dec. 13.

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App Maker Evernote to Set Up Engineering Office in San Diego

Popular app maker Evernote is opening an engineering office in San Diego.

Need for Encryption Speed Brings Cybersecurity Firm $2M

Local cybersecurity startup FHOOSH has raised $2 million in a venture round led by Miami-based investment group Volta Global.

Sempra Subsidiary Supports Pilot Program for Hydrogen Energy Project

A pilot program funded by a subsidiary of San Diego-based Sempra Energy is producing hydrogen from excess renewable energy then using the gas for heating and other purposes.

S.D. Survey Finds IT Execs See Staff Expansion in First Half of 2017

Fifteen percent of San Diego-area technology executives surveyed recently expect to expand their IT teams in the first half of 2017, according to the latest report from Robert Half Technology, a technology recruitment firm that tracks IT hiring activity in the U.S.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon to Power Microsoft's Windows 10

Engineers with Qualcomm Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are at work on a new type of computer that will run the Windows 10 operating system on the San Diego company’s next generation Snapdragon processor.

LRAD Corp. Records Net Loss of $1.3M

LRAD Corp., which makes a unique sort of loudspeaker for militaries and governments, reported a net loss of $1.3 million, or 4 cents per share, on revenue of $16.4 million in its 2016 fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 30.