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Gary Hayslip on the City of San Diego as Cybersecurity Test Bed

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Hayslip is deputy director and chief information security officer (CISO) for the city of San Diego. Gary Hayslip. Cities are businesses.

At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups

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In San Diego, the Irvine Company provided the entire second floor of its Broadway Street building at no cost for the downtown EvoNexus incubator.

The Evolution of the App Stores

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In many ways, Apple and Google are following similar paths. There were also areas in which the focus of the two conferences diverged.

The Real Cracks in the Foundation of Ransomware

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Unfortunately, in the world of cybersecurity, respites like these never seem to last very long. Cutting ransomware off at the knees. It’s that simple.

Evoke Pharma’s Stock Sinks on Stomach Drug’s Phase 3 Failure

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The company is developing a nasal formulation of metoclopramide, , an already-approved treatment for digestive pain and other symptoms related to the stomach being unable to empty its contents. In early trading Monday, Evoke’s (NASDAQ: EVOK ) stock price was down 72 percent to $3.02 per share as of 11:30 a.m. in New York.

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.

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. Tags: jobs employment layoff content games wireless The move is part of a restructuring of the firm's THQ Wireless operations.

Stocktwits Inks Content Deal With CNNMoney

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San Diego-based Stocktwits , the stock-focused, online social media site headed by Howard Lindzon, has inked a new content deal with CNNMoney , the firm said today. stocktwits cnnmoney content financial social media twitter finance blog bloggingFinancial detail fo the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Deloitte Announces Local Fast 500 Winners

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Next was San Diego's Neurocrine Biosciences , with 6225% growth rate at number 30; then ServiceNow , also in San Diego, with 4873% growth.

Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers

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So, without further ado, here''s the list of this year''s 2013 Socaltech 50 : Basil Abifaker , Transaction Wireless (San Diego, digital gift cards).

Soci Gets $1.5M For Social Media Marketing

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San Diego-based Soci , a developer of a social content discovery engine and social media marketing software product, has raised $1.5M in a Series A funding. Soci, led by Afif Khoury, develops a social content discovery and marketing engine. soci social media marketing venture capital content discovery READ MORE>>.

Sony Online Entertainment Cuts Jobs

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Business.com Taps Experts For Content Expansion

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Business.com is back, and it''s looking for experts to bolster its content. According to Business.com today, it is seeing market experts to provide it with daily, weekly, and monthly content to bolster the site. business businesscom guide content marketing online jmiequity resourcenation The new company is backed by JMI Equity.

SOCi Scores $2.25M For Social Media Marketing Tools

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San Diego-based SOCi , a developer of social media management and marketing software, has raised $2.25M in funding, the company said Wednesday. SOCi is taking aim at competitors such as Hootsuite, with what it says is a "next-generation" social media content discovery and marketing product. READ MORE>>.

Sony Online Entertainment Restarts Game Services

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Sony Online Entertainment Launches User-Generated Content Program

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Amazon's New AutoRip Converts CDs To MP3, Echoes AnywhereCD

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The service is suprisingly close to AnywhereCD , the now defunct San Diego startup started by MP3.com pioneer Michael Robertson, which had offered pretty much the identical functionality back in 2007. amazon autorip anywherecd mp3tunes music storage ecommerce content hollywoodREAD MORE>>.

Zui.com Launches New Social Networking Features

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Zui is backed by Emergence Capital, Mission Ventures, Maveron and the Scholastic Corporation. READ MORE>>.

Nirvanix Wins Fox Networks

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San Diego-based cloud storage service provider Nirvanix has signed on Fox Networks Group , the television broadcaster, as a customer for its service, the company announced this morning. cloud data storage content broadcaster networks nirvanixSize of the win was not announced. READ MORE>>.

Legend3D Scores $19M

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San Diego-based Legend3d , a developer of 2D to 3D movie conversion technology, has raised $19M in a Series E funding round. READ MORE>>.

Slacker Launches New Facebook App

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Sony To Provide $1M Identity Theft Protection For Users After Attack

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Sony Online Entertainment, the unit of Sony affected by the hack attacks, is based in San Diego. READ MORE>>.

Slacker Adds ESPN Sports

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San Diego-based personalized radio and music service Slacker said today that it has added content from ESPN Sports to its service.

Sony Online Entertainment: 24.6 Million Accounts Stolen

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Slacker: We're Growing Fast, Profitable On Every User

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San Diego-based music streaming service Slacker has a message for the industry: you can run a digital music service, and make money. Slacker apparently has figured out a different model than the other streaming music providers, by directly licensing content from record labels and music publishers. million of them are on mobile.

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Slacker Launches New Stations With ABC

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San Diego-based personalized Internet radio service Slacker has teamed with ABC , to expand out its content, the firm said today.

KidZui Lands $2.4M More, Launches Original Video Efforts

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San Diego-based KidZui , the developer of a service which provides kid-safe content via a search engine and browser, announced this morning that it has raised $2.4M in new funding, and will start creating its own, original video content. kidzui venture capital original video hollywood content kidsREAD MORE>>.

Slacker Expands ESPN Radio Stations

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San Diego-based online, personalized Internet radio service Slacker said Monday that it has launched a new set of ESPN stations on its service.

Mob Science Raises $1M For Social Gaming

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San Diego-based Mob Science , a developer of social Facebook games, said this morning that it has raised $1M in a seed funding round. science mobscience venture capital social gaming angel facebook videogame contentThe round came from David Young, the CEO of Joyent, Mark Surfas of GameSpy Industries, along with other angels.

Slacker Rolls Out Amazon Fire Phone App

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San Diego-based streaming music and radio company Slacker was one of the companies rolling out a new, Amazon Fire Phone app last week, as Amazon.com launched its own smartphone on AT&T. The new app is free. The new app comes on top of existing Kindle Fire, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry apps. READ MORE>>.

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JMI Equity Backs BrightLine

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San Diego-based private equity firm JMI Equity has backed a provider of marketing services for the interactive TV market. equity brightline venture capital private interactive televisoin content advertisingSize and financial details of the investment were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Decoding The Science Behind The Laughs, With Daniel Altman of Laffster

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One of the major growth areas along Silicon Beach has been in the whole area of creating content for digital platforms. Thanks! READ MORE>>.

Report: Chumby Has Shut Down

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San Diego-based Chumby , which had developed Internet-connected, alarm-clock like devices and similar technology, has shut down, according to a report Friday. The firm had raised on the order of $25M in funding for its efforts. READ MORE>>. electronics jobs employment shutdown device internet chumby

Spread Effect Acquired By Adduco Media

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San Diego-based content marketing provider Spread Effect has been acquired by fellow performance marketing and outreach company Adduco Media , the two said this week. The companies said they will continue to operate independently, and that Spread Effect will remain in San Diego. Adduco is based in Utah.

StockTwits In Canadian Distribution Deal

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San Diego-based StockTwits , the stock-focused micro messaging and discussion startup headed by Howard Lindzon, announced today that it has inked a distribution partnership with Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail. StockTwits has been pursuing partnerships with major content sites, including Yahoo! READ MORE>>.

Eventful Reaches 20M Registered Users

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San Diego-based Eventful , the online website which helps consumers find live entertainment and local events, reported this morning that it has reached 20 million members on its site. eventful event music live entertainment contentEventful lists local events, concerts, music, movies, family activities, and more. READ MORE>>.

Eventful Launches iPhone App

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The San Diego company--headed by Jordan Glazier--said its new app includes a personalization engine to tailor event content and recommendations to a user's preferences and entertainment interests, and includes details on concerts, movies, and 26 other categories of events. The new app is free. READ MORE>>.

Nirvanix Ties Into Symantec Enterprise Vault

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Nirvanix said the support will come in Enterprise Vault 10, schedule to be available this summer. READ MORE>>.

SGN Buys Two Game Development Studios

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SGN, led by Chris DeWolfe, now has studios in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Seattle and Buenos Aires.

Slacker Radio Launches Original Shows

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San Diego-based Internet radio service Slacker is taking a chapter from the playbook of online video providers, and has started creating its own, original content on its service. Slacker says it is looking to create an "unrivaled archive of content" through the original content effort. READ MORE>>.