San Diego Business Journal

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Active Network Announces Move to Dallas

Active Network LLC will move its headquarters to Dallas with the help of $8.6 million in incentives from the state of Texas.

Business Process Tool Seeks to Put Time in Manager’s Control

Software: BP Logix’s BPM Offering Adds Ability To Predict, Learn From Past

Project managers who lament that it never seems to take the amount of time to do things as they thought might want to look at what BP Logix Inc. has developed.

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On Offense

SPORT: SKLZ Sees New Partnership, Products as Ways to Run Up Its Score

Carlsbad-based SKLZ has grown in 12 years from a single-product company — with a training gadget called the Hit-A-Way for perfecting one’s baseball swing — into a $72 million business offering 300 training products in multiple sports.

Operations at West Coast Ports to Continue Despite Contract Expiration

Operations at the Port of San Diego and 28 other West Coast ports were set to continue after a labor contract covering dock workers expired at 5 p.m. July 1.

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Qualcomm Looking Down Wi-Fi Road With Wilocity Buy

Qualcomm Inc. said late July 2 that it acquired Wilocity, a chip maker based in Silicon Valley and Israel, for undisclosed terms.

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Novatel Settles Class-Action Lawsuit

Novatel Wireless Inc. settled a securities class action lawsuit without admitting liability on June 23, according to a securities filing, following a preliminary agreement to settle struck on Dec. 6.

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Qualcomm Reportedly Buys Israeli Arm of CSR

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz is reporting that Qualcomm Inc. bought the Israeli arm of U.K.-based chip maker CSR PLC for about $45 million. The report could not be immediately verified.

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Feldmann Takes the Reins at Cubic Corp.

Bradley Feldmann took over as CEO of Cubic Corp. on July 1 in a planned management transition.

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Qualcomm Joins MapR Technologies’ Backers

Qualcomm Inc.’s venture capital arm has invested in a Silicon Valley company that specializes in Hadoop, an up-and-coming software for dealing with big data.

Image Source Moves Into San Diego Market

Image Source USA announced June 23 that it has moved into the San Diego market, where it will offer office printing and document management equipment and support.

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Proposed Budget Would Provide for Reaper Replacements

The war supplement to the 2015 Pentagon budget contains funds to replace an unspecified number of Reaper unmanned aircraft lost in combat, Politico is reporting.

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Cubic's Training Capabilities Pay Off With 2 Defense Contracts

Cubic Corp. has two new defense contracts in hand.

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War Supplement Budget Would Provide for Reaper Replacements

The war supplement to the 2015 Pentagon budget contains funds to replace an unspecified number of Reaper unmanned aircraft lost in combat, Politico is reporting.

Possible Chinese Policy Reversal Shouldn’t Harm Qualcomm

Stifel Nicolaus & Co. analyst Sanjiv Wadhwani recently gave an update on the direction of the wireless phone industry in China and how that might affect Qualcomm Inc.

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Cubic Corp. Secures 2 Defense Contracts

Cubic Corp. has two new defense contracts in hand.

EvoNexus Seeing Opportunities in Orange County Expansion

TECH: Incubator Also Partners With Cisco in Supporting Tech Startups

CommNexus, the local nonprofit that helps young tech companies get on their feet, is expanding beyond San Diego County with the aid of Cisco Systems Inc. and the Irvine Co.

Review Site Looks to Build, Rather Than Tear Down, Businesses

Online: Goodsnitch Structures Business Model So Big Cos. Help the Small

Online publisher. Software writer. Confidential business adviser. Goodsnitch might be called all of the above.

FAA Issues Rules Prohibiting the Use of Small Drones for Commercial Activity

The Federal Aviation Administration issued new rules for model aircraft and small drones June 18, reiterating that it is against the law for people to use them commercially.

Navy Contract Extends Service Lives of Northrop's Experimental Drones

The experimental, carrier-based drones that Northrop Grumman Corp. built for the U.S. Navy are getting an extension of what was to be short service lives.

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Qualcomm Acquires Texas Company

Qualcomm Inc. has acquired Black Sand Technologies Inc., a small fabless semiconductor company based in Austin, Texas.

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Novatel Reschedules Shareholders Meeting After Shakeup

Novatel Wireless Inc. said it adjourned its annual meeting of stockholders until July 23.

Rideshare Cos. That Operate Without Airport Permits Don't Fly with the PUC

The California Public Utilities Commission warned rideshare companies early this month that they are not allowed to operate at the state’s major airports without airport permission.

Syzygy Technologies Gets Navy IT Deal Worth $7.1M

The Defense Department said June 20 that it awarded Syzygy Technologies Inc. a $7.1 million, one-year deal to provide information technology services to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command. Services include shipboard electronic support and communication security support.

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Judge Tosses Out $173M Damage Award Against Qualcomm

A federal judge in Florida threw out a $173 million damage award that a jury had ordered Qualcomm Inc. to pay to ParkerVision Inc.

Irvine Co. Is Making Space for an EvoNexus Incubator in the O.C.

The EvoNexus technology business incubator, which cut its teeth in San Diego, is expanding into Orange County.

RedIT Agrees to Become Part of KIO Networks’ Network

The Spanish word for network is “red.” RedIT, a binational business with San Diego as its U.S. headquarters, said recently that it agreed to be acquired by Mexico-based KIO Networks.

Irvine Co. Is Making Space for a New EvoNexus Incubator in the O.C.

The EvoNexus technology business incubator, which cut its teeth in San Diego, is expanding into Orange County.

Community Planning and Referendums Collide

CIVIC: Some Claim Ballot Box Decisions Damage Democracy

The defeat of the Barrio Logan community plan strikes a sour note with Mark Steele.

Entropic’s MoCA Is A Double Whammy

TECH: Need for 2 Chips Hurt Demand and Profits

Entropic Communications Inc., which makes semiconductors for the connected home, has set about getting its own house in order by cutting expenses as it tries to regain profitability and prepares new products for market.

Novatel Answers Calls For Change at the Top

TECH: C-Suite Shake-Up Aims to Return Profitability

Novatel Wireless Inc. heads into its annual meeting June 24 with a newly reconstituted C-suite.

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Northrop Grumman Brings Home the 'BACN'

The U.S. Air Force said that it awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. an $89.7 million contract modification for operation and support of its BACN electronics.

Part of BAE Systems $7.8M Weapons Work to Be Done in National City

The U.S. Navy awarded BAE Systems a three-year deal for pier side maintenance and repair services for its 1-inch machine gun systems. One third of the work under the $7.8 million contract will be done in National City.

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Cubic Lands 2 Defense Training Deals

San Diego-based Cubic Corp. announced the receipt of two defense contracts early this week.

RedIT Agrees to Be Acquired

RedIT, a San Diego business offering Internet connectivity and data center services on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, said that it has agreed to be acquired by Mexico-based KIO Networks for undisclosed terms.

BAE Systems Gets $20.5M Navy Contract

The U.S. Navy said on June 16 that it awarded BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair a $20.5 million contract for dry-dock work to the USS Decatur, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.

L-3 Unidyne Gets Landing Craft Reconditioning Work Worth $22.2M

L-3 Unidyne Inc. has been tapped for work extending the service life of four air-cushioned landing craft based at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

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Northrop Grumman Gets $61.3M Contract Modification for Demonstrator Aircraft Work

The work is related to the Triton aircraft -- Navy version of Global Hawk.

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General Dynamics Nassco Awarded Contract to Build Tanker

The shipbuilder is also doing design work for new Navy amphibious ship.

Unmanned Aircraft Could Make $82B Economic Impact by 2025

Aviation: FAA Tasked to Open Commercial Airspace

Jill Meyers and the other managers at 3D Robotics Inc. share a love of flying and an enthusiasm for what the company’s small unmanned aircraft might do in the commercial space.

Unmanned Aircraft Could Make $82B Economic Impact by 2025

Aviation: FAA Tasked to Open Commercial Airspace To Unmanned Aircraft

Jill Meyers and the other managers at 3D Robotics Inc. share a love of flying and an enthusiasm for what the company’s small unmanned aircraft might do in the commercial space.

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Entrepreneur Back With a New Voice to Be Heard on the Market

Tech: goDog Hoping Users Will Adopt Its App to Link Devices With Commands

Dean Weber is back in the hunt with goDog Inc. Some readers may remember the La Jolla resident as the CEO behind One Voice Technologies Inc., a publicly traded company that offered voice technology software. One Voice eventually hit hard times, sold its patents and went out of business.

Maxwell Basking in Stock Market’s Glow

Tech: Chinese Buses, Tesla Cars Hold Potential for Co.’s Products

Shareholders of Kearny Mesa-based Maxwell Technologies Inc. have enjoyed an exhilarating ride since Jan. 1, with the stock appreciating 123 percent as of June 9.

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Orexigen Stock Slides After Delay of FDA Approval for Weight-Loss Drug

Possible approval of weight-loss drug pushed back to September.

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Maxwell Technologies Introduces More Capable Ultracapacitor

Maxwell Technologies newest ultracapacitor expands power and energy ranges.

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Serco Gets Navy Task Order Worth Up to $17.5 Million

The work will involve computer equipment on at least one aircraft carrier.

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Cricket Wireless Adding Latest Noika Phablet -- That's Right, Phablet -- to Mix

Cricket Wireless is ready to start offering latest Nokia device

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Entropic Communications to Transfer Workers to California, Lay Off 150 Others

Entropic Communications Inc. is planning layoffs and transfers to California as part of a restructuring.

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Kratos Nabs $9.9M Contract From Government Agency

The local defense contractor will do command-and-control work for an unnamed national security customer.

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ViaSat Acquires Texas Company With Wi-Fi Technology

Carlsbad-based ViaSat Inc. company buys Texas-based company to boost Wi-Fi service capability.

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General Dynamics Nassco Awarded Lucrative Navy Contract Modification

The shipbuilder has been given the go-ahead to buy materials for the next landing platform ship.