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Qualcomm and AT&T Partner to Use Wireless Network for Drone Flights

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PrecisionHawk, founded in 2010, provides aerial surveillance and analytical services, using drones that include a UAV airplane with a 5-foot wingspan.

Productivity in Your Pocket

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With the iPhone and next Android smartphones, the stage was set for more change and a new frontier for mobile applications for doing work.

Qualcomm Re-Ups Investment In Mobile Management Firm Visage

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has renewed its investment in Visage , as part of a Series C funding for the enterprise mobility management software provider.

Anametrix Wins San Diego Union-Tribune

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San Diego-based Anametrix , a developer of web analytics technology, said this week that it has signed The San Diego Union-Tribune as a customer.

Google Funds LA, San Diego, Santa Barbara Researchers

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Search engine giant Google announced Tuesday that the firm is funding a number of University research projects, including a group of researchers at UC San Diego, a researcher at UC Santa Barbara, and a researcher in Los Angeles. Individual amounts of the grants to the projects were not announced.

Roambi Connects To Oracle

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San Diego-based MeLLmo , the developer of the Roambi business application for the iPhone and iPad, said this morning that it has integrated its software with Oracle's Business Intelligence (BI) suite. Roambi allows users to monitor various enterprise products via their mobile device. READ MORE>>.

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Qualcomm Backs Visage Mobile

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San Diego-based wireless technology firm Qualcomm is backing a developer of enterprise mobile device management software, Visage Mobile , via its Qualcomm Ventures arm. Tags: qualcomm capital venture mobile management enterprise software visage READ MORE>>.

Fandango Rolls Out Mobile Ticketing Product

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Los Angeles-based Fandango , which operates an online movie ticketing service, announced today that it has rolled out a mobile phone ticketing option.

FLO TV Adds CNN Mobile

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San Diego-based FLO TV , the mobile television arm of Qualcomm, said today that it has inked a deal with Turner Broadcasting to add CNN Mobile to the service. Tags: mobile qualcomm wireless content

Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility

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Friday, September 17, 2010 -- Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility. How Convergence is Creating a More Mobile, Connected, and Social Society. Join the San Diego Venture Group for our special Keynote Headliner program featuring Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility. See [link] (more

Covario Targets Mobile Web Sites

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San Diego-based Covario , a developer of search engine marketing and search engine optimization software, said today that it has launched a new product focused on creating mobile web sites. According to the firm, its new product--Mobile COntent Optimizer--helps advertisers create mobile-friendly web sites.

Interview with Yossi Vardi

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In the consumer Internet and consumer mobile industry it's not like writing software for the enterprise. Thanks for sitting down with us.

Intuit's Strategy: Mobile and Social

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 -- Intuit's Strategy: Mobile and Social. CommNexus San Diego. Learn how Intuit is using mobile and social to drive growth in TurboTax and Mint.com. Intuit's Consumer Group (TurboTax, Quicken, Mint.com) has embraced the Internet to transform its business. See [link] (more

Qualcomm Names Mobile Commerce Head

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San Diego-based Qualcomm announced this morning that it has named Rocco Fabiano as new head of its mobile commerce subsidiary, Firethorn Holdings LLC. Tags: qualcomm firethorn mobile commerce executive Firehorn replaces Firethorn founder Tripp Rackley, who will become an advisor to the firm. READ MORE>>.

ProfitLine Partners with Mobile Software Firm

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San Diego-based ProfitLine , a developer of mobile and communications spending management services, reported today that it has partnered with BoxTone , a provider of mobile service management software for smart phones. Tags: phone mobile boxtone telecom software management spend profitline READ MORE>>.

PacketVideo Powers AT&T Mobile Music Service

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San Diego-based PacketVideo announced today that the firm is powering AT&T's new mobile music service, which was launched today by AT&T. Tags: nextwave phone cell music mobile packetvideo Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. PacketVideo is owned by NextWave Wireless. READ MORE>>.

Verve Wireless Raises $7M For Mobile News Apps

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San Diego-based Verve Wireless , the developer of mobile publishing tools for the Associated Press, McClatchy, Belo Interactive, and other publishers, said this morning that it has raised $7M more in additional funding. The company says its mobile news app served up 150 million mobile news pages in July.

GoTV Networks Buys Division From Hands-On Mobile

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Los Angeles-based GoTV Networks , a developer of mobile applications, said today that it has acquired the HOMBRE (Hands-On Mobile Binary Runtime Environment) division of Hands-On Mobile Inc. Tags: gotv networks merger acquisition hombre hands mobile application development Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.

Verve Wireless: 100M Mobile News Pages Per Month

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San Diego-based Verve Wireless is reporting tonight that the firm served up 100 million mobile news pages per month in 2009, up 160% year over year. The firm, which powers such mobile news applications as AP Mobile, said it is on track to serve up 2.2 Tags: newspaper phone news mobile wireless verve

Novatel Wireless Adds Wireless Module

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San Diego-based Novatel Wireless is expanding its product lineup, saying today that it has added a new embedded module for the 3G mobile data market.

Novatel Links With XCom

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XCom Global is also based in San Diego. Tags: novatel wireless xcom international data mobile megabit per second connection.

Novatel Selects PocketGear For App Store

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San Diego-based Novatel Wireless said today that it has selected PocketGear to power a new, application store for its MiFi mobile hotspot device.

Novatel Deploys MiFi In Thailand

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According to Novatel, CAT will make the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2220 Intelligent Mobile Hospot available in February. READ MORE>>.

Decoding the Secret of iPhone Game Popularity, With William Volk, Playscreen

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William is in San Diego, and is a longtime gaming vet, having been at Activision in the days of The Manhole and Myst. That's the truth.

FLO TV Plans Super Bowl Ad Blitz

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San Diego-based FLO TV , the mobile television arm of Qualcomm , announced today that it is launching a Super Bowl ad campaign.

Interview with Kevin Hell, EvoNexus

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A couple of weeks ago, twelve companies moved into the new downtown San Diego, EvoNexus incubator--which is run by CommNexus.

Novatel Links Deal With Comcast

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Qualcomm Boosts ChaCha

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has made an investment in Indianapolis question and answer site ChaCha , ChaCha said Wednesday afternoon. ChaCha offers up an online question and answer site, which allows users to ask any question via the web or mobile SMS. ChaCha said it has over 32 million unique users using its site a month.

Verizon Wireless iPad Bundle Hits Stores

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Slacker Ships On Palm webOS

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Qualcomm To Shut FLO TV, Says Report

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San Diego-based Qualcomm is shutting its FLO TV video streaming service, according to report today. According to paidContent, Qualcomm's mobile TV service is shut down by the end of the year, after failing to find a buyer for the business. Tags: qualcomm flotv television content streaming mobile phone READ MORE>>.

This Week in VC with Farb Nivi, Founder of Grockit

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Users leave messages for each other through BlockChalk mobile app. Mobile gifting service. Farb is the founder & CEO of Grockit.com.

EcoATM Acquired For $350M By Coinstar

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San Diego-based startup EcoATM , the developer of automated kiosks used for recycling cell phones and other electronics, has been acquired by newly renamed Coinstar (now known as Outerwall). ecoATM develops self-serve kiosks--found in many malls--which lets consumers turn in their mobile phones, tablets, and MP3 players for cash.

DivX Certifies First Android Phone

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San Diego-based DivX , the developer of video encoding and decoding software, said today that it has certified its first Android mobile phone for its video format. According to DivX it has certified Samsung's Galaxy S mobile phones for DivX HD. Tags: divx android phone certification video encoding mobile

Novatel Wireless Files Patent Lawsuit Against Two Firms

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Novatel said the lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. READ MORE>>.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 4

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Zong – mobile payments has been a very hot area over the past couple of years with the success and growth of both Boku and Zong. Blippy.

MeLLmo Raises $10M More

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San Diego-based MeLLmo , maker of the Roambi mobile business application for the iPhone, said this morning that it has raised an additional $10M in funding. roambi mellmo mobile visualization software iphone venture capital business wireless accessNames of the investors were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Trapster Adds More Users

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San Diego-based Trapster , a developer of an application for reporting and sharing speed trap locations, said today that it has reached the six million user mark. Trapster develops mobile applications which alert users to red light cameras and speed traps. Tags: trapster speed trap mobile light camera application

Trapster Claims 5M Users

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San Diego-based Trapster , which operates a service for sharing speed trap locations, said today it has reached 5 million users. The firm also has apps for the iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile, Garmin, and TomTom. Tags: trapster speed trap light camera traffic police mobile

NextWave To Sell PacketVideo To DOCOMO

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San Diego-based NextWave Wireless announced late Sunday evening that it is in an agreement with NTT DOCOMO , to sell the remaining 65 percent equity interest in subsidiary PacketVideo. PacketVideo develops mobile phone software used for providing multimedia services from mobile operators. The deal is worth $111.6M.