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An Homage to Larry Bock, Who Had God’s Hand on His Shoulder

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When Xconomy came to San Diego in 2008, he also readily volunteered to help our editorial mission as an Xconomist. ). Larry Bock.

San Diego Tech Coast Angels Honor John G. Watson With Memorial Fund

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Watson Foundation , which will support entrepreneurism in the San Diego region. and was president of Ionian Technologies in San Diego.

San Diego TSX Roadshow

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 -- San Diego TSX Roadshow. Overview of Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. See [link] (more

San Diego Supercomputer Center Dedication

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 -- San Diego Supercomputer Center, New Building Dedication. Email industrybreakfast@sdsc.edu.

Midway Games Cuts In San Diego

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Midway Games, a Chicago-based video games developer, announced Tuesday afternoon that it has cut 25 percent of its staff, in a move that also affects the firm's San Diego locations. Number of San Diego employees affected by the move was not disclosed.

CommNexus GadgetFest 2008

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Thursday, October 23, 2008 -- CommNexus GadgetFest 2008. Every year, CommNexus challenges tech companies within and beyond the San Diego region to enter their latest technologies into GadgetFest and compete for the coveted title of "Greatest Gadget." See [link] (more

Southern California Companies Raise $751M In Funding in Q3, Says Report

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invested. Nationally, there was $7.1B in 907 deals for the third quarter, down 7 percent compared with Q2. invested. READ MORE

Breakout Companies of 2008

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 -- Breakout Companies of 2008. San Diego Venture Group. Amidst many of the financial challenges of 2008, several San Diego companies achieved successful milestones, financial growth, or other accomplishments that set them apart from the pack. See [link] (more

Novatel Wireless Loses President

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Reason for the sudden departure was not given. READ MORE

Interview with Jason Howe, CEO of Awarepoint

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San Diego-based Awarepoint (www.awarepoint.com) is a developer of systems for tracking hospital assets, patients, and doctors, using RFID tags.

Lunch 2.0 at SuggestionBox

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Friday, September 26, 2008 -- Lunch 2.0 at SuggestionBox. Lunch 2.0 is returning to San Diego thanks to SuggestionBox.com. See [link] (more

RoyaltyShare Plans New Digital Music Tracking Service

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San Diego-based RoyaltyShare said this morning it will be developing a new system for tracking limited downloads and interactive streaming. RoyaltyShare that the platform is currently under development and will be available in Q4. READ MORE

CircleUp Launches Group Communications Tool, Links With Active Network

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As part of the announcement, CircleUp said it has linked with San Diego-based Active Network's eteamz division, which will deploy the new tool throughout its web sites. The new platform--billed SmartMessage--helps groups send messages among members and others. Financial impact of the Active Network deal was not disclosed. READ MORE

Illumina Appoints VP

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Lewis was previously at Becton Dickinson Biosciences, where he was Vice President of Special Order Research Products. READ MORE

Novatel Wireless Hires New EMEA VP

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San Diego-based Novatel Wireless announced today that Greg England has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and General Manager, EMEA.

TCA Quick Pitch

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Thursday, October 2, 2008 -- San Diego Tech Coast Angels Second Annual Quick Pitch Competition. Announcing a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to participate in the San Diego Tech Coast Angels Quick Pitch competition. Winners will receive valuable services and awards plus great exposure. See [link] (more

Interview with Derrick Oien, Intercasting

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San Diego-based Intercasting (www.intercasting.com) is one of the companies which seems to have gotten some traction, and has deployed with Boost, Virgin, Sprint, and is in the process of deploying with Verizon and ATT. Intercasting is backed by $17.5M in funding from Venrock, Avalon, and Masthead. It's a client-server solution.

Overland Storage Gets $9M In Receivables Financing

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San Diego-based data storage firm Overland Storage said late last week that it has received $9M in a receivable financing transaction.

Overland Rolls Remote Backup Appliance

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San Diego-based Overland Storage has rolled out a new, disk-based appliance for remote backup, the firm said this morning. READ MORE

Illumina Rolls Out Genome Analysis Software

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According to Illumina, the firm's new software allows researchers to analyze microarray and sequencing data from DNA analysis efforts. READ MORE

Eventful Raises $10M

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San Diego-based Eventful announced late last night that it has raised $10M in a Series C funding round, led by Telefonica. READ MORE

Verari Opens German Offices

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Verari already has offices in London. READ MORE

Overland Targets Video Surveillance Market

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According to the company, the move ties Mobotix's IP cameras in a bundle with the company's Snap Server network attached storage appliances. READ MOR

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American Internet Services Acquires Complex Drive

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San Diego-based American Internet Services, a data center operator, said Monday that it has acquired fellow San Diego data center provider Complex Drive. Complex Drive has 20,000 square feet within three data centers in the San Diego Area. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE

Analytics Job Fair

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 -- Analytics Job Fair. This is a mixer and job/fair for those interested in working with one of San Diego's great analytics companies including Teradata, ID Analytics, Proquo, Salford Systems. SDSIC. Various size companies to explore, lots of people to meet. It is an informal setting.

Amazing Web Tools

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008 -- Refresh San Diego. Amazing web tools to help launch your next website into success. What are the best Web tools to use for a web project? From planning, development, testing to launch and beyond. Bring what you think is the best to the table for discussion. See [link] (more

TAG, SCCS Merge

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San Diego-based TAG, a provider of outsourced accounting and IT services, said Tuesday that it is in a merger agreement with Southern California Computer Services (SCCS), a business application and IT consulting company. According to TAG, the deal adds 113 San Diego-based companies to its customer base

Verari Launches Leasing Program

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San Diego-based blade computing provider Verari Systems is targeting its customers with a new leasing program it is billing the "Green Leasing Program."

Nirvanix Powers Ooyala

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San Diego-based Nirvanix, a provider of storage-as-a-service, said Tuesday that the firm's technology is being used by video delivery firm Ooyala.

Green Jobs Growth Surges In California, Says Report

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The report, based on data from January 2008 to 2009, found the Los Angeles Area had 23 percent of green employment in the state, and 22 percent of green businesses. New jobs data released today by nonpartisan research foundation Next 10 , finds that green job growth surged in California over the lsat few years, despite the economic crisis.

RealGifts Gets Facebook Funding

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The firm was selected as one of 25 winners by Facebook yesterday. Facebook will be awarding an additional $225,000 to five grant winners in December.

Eventful Launches Concert Alerts

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San Diego-based event listing service Eventful has launched a new service to allow its users to track concerts. READ MORE

Novatel Wireless Gets FCC Cert

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The firm's new wireless data micro modem provides EVDO Rev A. connectivity for notebooks, PCs, and PDAs. READ MORE

Freedom Meditech Gets Investment

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Freedom Meditech has corporate and engineering operations in San Diego, but also maintains R&D operations across Ohio.University of Toledo.

Slacker Lowers Prices

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The firm said its new "Radio Plus" service will allow for ad-free, unlimited song skipping for $3.99 a month based on an annual subscription.

Novatel Rolls Mobile Hotspot Hardware

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The pocket-sized device will ship in the first half of next year. Pricing has not been released. READ MORE

Eventful Signs Deal With Billboard

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Demand is a service which allows Eventful users to request that specific musicians or groups perform in their cities. READ MORE

OpenCandy Raises $3.5M

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OpenCandy said it is developing technology which allows developers to recommend other software products. READ MORE

ServiceNow Tops Job Creation List

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San Diego-based enterprise software developer ServiceNow has been ranked the top job creator in a listing from Inc. Magazine, the company reported today. The company added 792 jobs during the three period. The company said it was number six among all companies in California, and number 14 in the overall top 100. READ MORE>>.

Nirvanix Unveils NAS Solution

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San Diego-based Nirvanix said this morning that the firm's network attached storage (NAS) product, CloudNAS, is now available. READ MOR