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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.

Startups Move Into New EvoNexus San Diego Incubator

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EvoNexus provides furnished office space, broadband Internet and utilities, among other services, free of charge. READ MORE>>.

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.

Zingle Raises $3M to Expand and Improve Messaging App Technology

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In April, Zingle said Hyatt had selected Zingle as its preferred guest messaging service for Hyatt and its affiliated hotels around the world.

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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.

Kyocera Forms New Business In San Diego

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in San Diego. Kyocera said that the business will combine the sales, marketing, and service functions of Kyocera Wireless Corp. According to Kyocera, the new business will be headed by Eiichi Toriyama, who will relocate to San Diego from Japan. and Kyocera Sanyo Telecom Inc., Kyocera Wireless Corp.

Service-now.com Names Slootman CEO

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San Diego-based Service-now.com , a provider of It management software-as-a-service, said Tuesday that it has named Frank Slootman as CEO. Slootman was the CEO of Data Domain, having taken that firm public in 2007, and selling the firm to EMC in 2009, where he served as a division executive. READ MORE>>.

Continous Computing Launches Services Business

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San Diego-based Continuous Computing , a provider of telecom and wireless software, disclosed today that the firm is launching a new solutions and services business. The firm said the new service comes as it finds that network equipment manufacturers are finding it difficult to meet "aggressive" product delivery schedules.

Covario Launches Services Arm

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San Diego-based Covario , a provider of search engine marketing and SEO automation software, said Tuesday that the firm has launched a new services arm, focused on agency services. The firm said that it has created its own, SEO delivery team to compliment the firm's technology offerings. READ MORE>>.

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RoyaltyShare Extends Canadian Services

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San Diego-based RoyaltyShare , a provider of digital royalty accounting for music publishers, said today that it has expanded its royalty services for Canadian music labels. The firm said it now can process mechanical royalties owed to the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) and Canadian based publishers.

Overland Looks Toward Services, Creates Solutions Group

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San Diego-based Overland Storage is looking beyond hardware, and into services, saying Thursday that it has created a new Solution Engineering Group.

Novatel Wireless Powers Virgin Mobile Service

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The service uses the MC750 Broadband2Go device to connect PCs into Sprint's national network; that hardware based on technology from Novatel Wireless.

Service-now.com Reports Yearly Revenues

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Privately held, San Diego firm Service-now.com , a developer of IT service automation software-as-a-service, has released its yearly financial results, in an unusual move. The firm said today that it closed its fiscal year on June 30, 2009, with more than $28M in recurring revenue, and 280 customers.

ID Analytics Rolls Consumer Service

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San Diego-based ID Analytics , a developer of software used by financial institutions and other companies to detect identity fraud, said this morning that it has launched a new, public service called MyIDScore.com , to help consumers figure out their risk for identity fraud. READ MORE>>.

Metaplace To Shut Virtual Worlds Service

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San Diego-based Metaplace , a developer of virtual world software, told its users Monday that it is shutting down its service, effective January 1st. The firm said it will be continuing on with unspecified "big plans." READ MORE>>.

Rippol Launches Video Discovery Service

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San Diego-based Rippol , a new startup looking to help people discovery and find online videos, is launching today at the TechCrunch Real-Time CrunchUp in San Francisco. Rippol is headed by Aaron Crayford, who was former CEO of the Vusion Content Delivery Network. READ MORE>>.

TweetPhoto Launches Twitter Photo Sharing Service

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San Diego-based TweetPhoto launched its services Thursday afternoon, saying it will allow users to share photos via the popular Twitter micro-messaging service. The service said that it will allow users to easily upload and automatically publish their photos to Twitter and Facebook. READ MORE>>.

ServiceNow Expands In Silicon Valley, As Revenues Exceed $125M

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San Diego-based ServiceNow , the venture-backed, privately backed developer of IT management software, said today that it has passed $125M in annual revenues, and has opened up a new, San Jose development center. the firm's new San Jose development center will be headed by Moti Eliav. READ MORE>>.

RoyaltyShare Expands Service To The UK

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San Diego-based RoyaltyShare , a developer of software-as-a-service for tracking online music royalties, said today that the firm has expanded its service to handle tracking of royalties in the UK. The MCPS is the primary royalty collection society in the UK, similar to ASCAP in the U.S. READ MORE>>.

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. According to Qualcomm, former Ambassador Clark Randt is currently president of Randt & Company, and also serves on the boards of Valmont Industries and United Parcel Service.

SoCal Venture Totals Slip, But IT Shines

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Locally, San Diego led the region with $182.5M For the quarter, the most active industries after IT were Healthcare, with $96.11M in investments in the quarter; followed by Industrial Goods and Materials, with $36.49M in investment; closely followed by Business and Financial Services, with $32.0M invested. billion in deals.

Pathway Genomics Scores Backing, Launches Genetic Testing Service

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San Diego-based Pathway Genomics said this morning that it has launched a new, personal genomics testing startup which will offer affordable genetic tests to help consumers identify their risks for diseases. The firm said it is certified by the CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) for its own onsite lab. READ MORE>>.

Retro: My Favorite Blog Post on Raising VC

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Is it a long drive into the City (San Francisco) for you?” Web service architecture that provides a content management platform for the Internet. 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. 

Active Network Files For IPO

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San Diego-based Active Network has filed for an IPO, saying in its S-1 that it is looking to raise up to $150M. Active Network operates a network of online sports registration, community activity and group sites, and other related Internet services. READ MORE>>.

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Most Innovative New Product Awards

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Friday, December 11, 2009 -- 22nd Annual Most Innovative New Product MIP Awards. Don't miss San Diego's most prestigious event honoring local high-tech and life science innovation. Join CONNECT to honor San Diego's leading innovators and entrepreneurs at the 22nd annual MIP Awards luncheon. CONNECT.

GreatCall Looks To Hire 150

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San Diego-based GreatCall , the telecom firm which runs the Jitterbug cell phone service, disclosed this morning that it is looking to hire over 150 employees for a new, Carlsbad-based customer service and sales call center. Tags: greatcall jitterbug phone service employment jobs sandiego carlsbad

Anacomp Gets $7.5M In Credit Facility

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San Diego-based Anacomp , a provider of electric discovery consulting services, said Monday that the firm has raised $7.5M in a credit facility from Bridge Bank. Tags: services discovery electronic credit financing debt anacomp

Nirvanix In Museum Archiving Win

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The firm, which provides cloud storage services, said its services will be used as an offline archive for the information at the museum.

Slacker Integrates With Twitter

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San Diego-based Internet radio service Slacker has integrated its service with micro-blogging service Twitter, the firm said this morning.

Report: Slacker Gets $5M Bridge

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VentureWire cited a regulatory filing in reporting the news. READ MORE>>.

Slacker Hits Android

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Slacker said the application is listed on the Verizon channel of the Android Market on Motorola's DROID, and also runs on other Android phones.

Slacker Adds Lyrics

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According to Slacker, its premium Slacker Radio Plus service now includes access to the exact words to users' favorite songs. READ MORE>>.

Nirvanix Gains $5M

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The filing, which was filed Friday, said that the funding came April 3rd. Details of the funding were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Sorenson Media Jumps Into Internet Video Hosting

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San Diego-based Sorenson Media , a developer of video encoding and decoding software, said Monday that it has branched out into the Internet video services market with a new offering to allow customers to encode, upload, and publish their videos. Tags: services hosting video media sorenson

Report: Slacker Loses CEO

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San Diego-based music startup Slacker has apparently lost its CEO, according to a report from VentureWire. READ MORE>>.

Eventful Adds Twitter Hashtags

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Hashtags are used by users of Twitter to link together related tweets on the site. Access to the hashtags will also be available via the company's API.

Slacker Releases iPhone App

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Slacker said the new Slacker Mobile application will work with its free service, along with premium subscription offers. READ MORE>>.

Nirvanix Turns Attention To Channel

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The firm said it has signed on its first partner, Nth Generation Computing, as part of the effort. READ MORE>>.

Illumina Hires Operations VP

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San Diego-based Illumina has hired on a new Senior Vice President of Operations, Bill Bonnar, the firm disclosed this morning.

Overland Names Gopal As Ops VP

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Overland Storage is a developer of tape libraries, disk backup and recovery appliances, and other storage products. READ MORE>>.