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UC San Diego Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies at 64

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He was 64, and had been a professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine for 27 years. Various Fluorescing Proteins.

Todd Hylton Adds Neural Tech Expertise to UCSD Robotics Institute

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UC San Diego has named Todd Hylton, a veteran tech industry manager and expert in neural-based processing technology, as executive director of its new Contextual Robotics Institute. Hylton’s appointment comes less than two months after UC San Diego named Henrik Christensen as director of the robotics institute. SAIC).

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Avelas Bio Raises $20M to Push Cancer-Illuminating Biologic Agent

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and San Diego’s Avalon Ventures. The first-in-human trials of AVB-620 began last year at UC San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center.

As Drone Navigation Advances, SlantRange Focuses on Farm Analytics

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— Swift Navigation , founded in 2012 and now based in San Francisco, is using real-time kinematic (RTK) technology to enhance the precision of satellite-based GPS positioning data. SlantRange, a San Diego company founded almost three years ago, is a drone-related startup already generating sales.

Drone On: 3D Robotics Filing Reveals $45M Financing Plan

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After a painful restructuring earlier this year, Berkeley, CA-based 3D Robotics appears to be raising additional capital.

San Diego Gas and Electric Partners With Google PowerMeter

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Tags: diego electric monitoring energy power powermeter google

The Pan-Cancer Screen: Still Early for Prime Time

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Yet in 2009, data from a large trial demonstrated that men who were screened had the same or higher risk of death as men who were not screened.

BarCamp San Diego

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Sunday, May 31, 2009 -- BarCamp San Diego. See [link] (more

BarCamp San Diego

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Saturday, May 30, 2009 -- BarCamp San Diego. See [link] (more

San Diego Economic Outlook

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Friday, May 15, 2009 -- 4th Annual San Diego Economic Outlook for 2009-10. The 4th Annual San Diego Economic Outlook in May will discuss these issues along with a focused view of the San Diego regional economy. Can Spring be far away? Is there a reason to feel optimistic again?

Tealium Adds $35M to Expand Technology, Sharpen Customer Focus

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Tealium, a San-Diego startup that provides online advertising tag management and marketing services for enterprise customers, has raised $35 million in a growth financing deal intended to expand its technology and market reach. The company’s workforce has grown to about 270, including 80 in San Diego.

Connect with CleanTECH San Diego

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 -- Connect with CleanTECH San Diego. Join 400+ business leaders, innovators, scientists, and engineers from across San Diego's innovation economy. Expand your network and develop lasting partnerships. See [link] (more

MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 -- MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego. This has become the chapter's signature event, and is widely recognized as the premier networking event for San Diego's technology and biotechnology community. Networking event. See [link] (more

San Diego 3rd Annual Quick Pitch Competition

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Thursday, October 8, 2009 -- San Diego 3rd Annual Quick Pitch Competition. Competition winners will be announced at the conclusion of the evening and presented with 2009 Quick Pitch Awards. Announcing the third annual Quick Pitch competition, showcasing talented entrepreneurs seeking funding. See [link] (more

San Diego Zoo Hits Google Maps

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The San Diego Zoo said Thursday afternoon that the zoo is the first zoo in the United States which will be featured in Google's Street View feature.

San Diego News Network Gets $700K

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San Diego News Network , an online, local community news site run by Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry, as well as former executives of the San Diego Union Tribune, has raised $707,220 in funding, part of a $2.0M Tags: news local investment capital venture sdnn network diego funding effort by the company. READ MORE>>.

Kyocera Forms New Business In San Diego

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in San Diego. According to Kyocera, the new business will be headed by Eiichi Toriyama, who will relocate to San Diego from Japan. Wireless firm Kyocera Corporation disclosed this morning that the firm has created a new business, Kyocera Communications Inc. and Kyocera Sanyo Telecom Inc., Kyocera Wireless Corp.

Dotmatics Opens Office In San Diego

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UK-based Dotmatics , a developer of informatics and business intelligence software, reported today that the firm has opened up new offices in San Diego. The firm said the North American offices for the firm are in Del Mar, and were opened in response to "huge interest" and a rapidly growing customer base in the USA.

San Diego - The Nation's Hub for Wireless Healthcare

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009 -- San Diego - The Nation's Hub for Wireless Healthcare. CTIA, the West Wireless Health Institute, Qualcomm, and CommNexus San Diego. Scripps Health and Qualcomm are collaborating closely as the Institute's healthcare affiliate and technology sponsor. Topol, M.D., and Donald Jones.

San Diego ?? The Great, Good, Bad and the Ugly.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009 -- San Diego  The Great, Good, Bad and the Ugly. James Adams will moderate our distinguished panel of San Diego technology leaders and put them on the spot to label San Diego "great, good, bad, or ugly" on more than 20 factors. SDSIC Entrepreneur's Forum.

HP Names Head of San Diego Imaging and Printing Group

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Morgan will be based in San Diego, which is also the headquarters of the firm's Imaging and Printing Group (IPG), where the firm has a couple thousand workers. Tags: diego imaging printing executive

Layoffs Hot Keyword for Second Half of January 2009

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Last month we Launched Los Angeles Tech and in the announcement we provide the Hot List for the first half of January 2009. Top for January 16, 2009 - January 31, 2009 Posts Are You Selling Online Yet? This hot list is based on various social signals of what people are writing about, reading, bookmarking, searching, etc.

Sorenson Media Opens San Diego Office, Hires CEO

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Sorenson Media , a developer of video compression and encoding software, said today that the firm has opened up a new, San Diego office which will serve as the firm's "central hub" for its business operations. The firm said it is looking to "significantly expand" its San Diego location this year.

SOMARK Innovations Sets Up Shop In San Diego

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SOMARK Innovations , a firm which is developing chipless, RFID tattoo technology used for animal identification, is setting up shop in San Diego, the firm disclosed earlier this month. Finestere is based in San Diego, and also has ties to Missouri through the management of the Missouri Venture Partners (MVP) Fund.

THQ Lays Off 100 Employees, Closes San Diego Office

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Calabasas-based THQ , which develops computer game titles, is closing its San Diego, UK, and Germany offices, and has laid off 100 employees, according to an email to employees from CEO Brian Farrell. The move is part of a restructuring of the firm's THQ Wireless operations.

Founder Institute: 12 Firms Out of San Diego

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The San Diego arm of the Founder Institute , the entrepreneurship mentoring effort started by Adeo Ressi, said Friday that it has graduated 12 companies from its Fall 2009 San Diego semester. Tags: founder institute entrepreneurship mentoring entrepreneur startup adeo ressi diego

San Diego-Marseille Biotech Conference: Testimonies of US born dreams implemented in Provence

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009 -- San Diego-Marseille Biotech Conference: Testimonies of US born dreams implemented in Provence. Thanks to French Bio Beach support, Provence French Riviera Region and San Diego are committed to partner and facilitate cross border relationships in Life Science on a long term basis.

Insights and Opinions: What's going on in venture capital in San Diego?

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What's going on in venture capital in San Diego? For our insights and opinions section today, we're featuring a recent podcast by Frank Peters, of the Frank Peters Show , and an angel investor. And how will the changing venture economy affect angel investors? Listen. More Insights and Opinions on socalTECH.com.

GadgetFest 2009

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 -- GadgetFest 2009. The 9th annual GadgetFest is fast approaching, and tech companies in the San Diego region and beyond are preparing to showcase their newest, most innovative technologies for this years competition. Register now and secure your place in this years biggest event!

Report: LA, OC, San Diego All Rank As Top High-Tech Centers

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Canada, and Mexico, shows Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego areas are all within the top 10 "preeminent high-tech metros" ranked by high tech employment and wages. A new report by the Milken Institutue, attempting to rank the "top high-tech centers" in the U.S., The report was released Tuesday.

Venture Capital Outlook 2009

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Thursday, January 29, 2009 -- Venture Capital Outlook 2009. San Diego Venture Group. How will these shifts influence the venture capital landscape? What industries will be winners in the venture capital sweepstakes, and which will find the well dry? See [link] (more

NewEgg Pulls IPO

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NewEgg had filed for an IPO in September of 2009. READ MORE>>. newegg merger acquisition exit public electronics ecommerce retail

Illumina Launches Genomic Chip Aimed At Cattle

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Illumina said its new BovineLD (low density) BeadChip can be used for genomic selection, parentage, and traceability of cattle. READ MORE>>.

Venture Capital Hits 12 Year Low

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and the NVCA also broke out local numbers, finding that Southern California saw nearly $295.2M in 54 venture capital deals, with Los Angeles reporting $115.6M in deals, Orange County seeing $92.1M, and San Diego with $87.4M in venture investments during the quarter. billion across 477 deals.

Southern California Deals Total Around $932M For Q2

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in San Diego; actual investment amounts into the firm have not been confirmed by the company. Tags: venture capital investment southern california 2009 PwC/NVCA officialy reported $950M invested in Q2 of 2008.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

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I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. This is the beginning of a content community that collects and organizes the best content from blogs and web sites. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology.

SoCal Venture Totals Slip, But IT Shines

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Locally, San Diego led the region with $182.5M Tags: california jones 2009 venturesource southern venture capital investment Southern California's venture capital numbers for Q4 slipped, as did numbers nationally, according to numbers released over the weekend by Dow Jones VentureSource. invested. billion in deals.

Retro: My Favorite Blog Post on Raising VC

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Is it a long drive into the City (San Francisco) for you?” On December 2nd, 2006 I wrote the blog post published later in this post when I was CEO of startup Koral about my experiences in pitching VCs.  But we also had some negative experiences, too.  decided to write about my experience and to be blunt.  And covered we did.  Tempus Fugit.

Qualcomm Appoints Former Ambassador To China To Board

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San Diego-based Qualcomm announced this morning that it has elected the former Ambassador to the People''s Republic of China to its board of directors. Randt had been ambassador to China from 2001 to 2009. Qualcomm said it would tap Randt''s experience to help it further expand its footprint in China''s wireless ecosystem.

MarketLink: Cricket Communications

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Thursday, October 22, 2009 -- MarketLink: Cricket Communications. CommNexus San Diego would like to invite you to apply to meet with Cricket Communications through MarketLink. See [link] (more