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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.

Profitability Helps San Diego Lender Step Out from Industry Cloud

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In contrast to some alternative lenders, the San Diego firm said it is growing fast and is consistently profitable. Nevertheless, Gilbert said most customers still want to talk to a loan officer and have a consultative discussion. Alternative lending encompasses a broad range of loan options outside traditional bank loans.

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.

Amazon Extends Prime Now to San Diego

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Amazon.com is extended its Prime Now service to San Diego today, offering up one hour delivery for a long list of items to its customers in the city from local stores and Amazon's own warehouse. amazon prime diego ecommerce hour delivery courier sandiego expansionREAD MORE>>.

Organovo to Test Pre-Clinical Drugs on Bio-Printed Kidney Tissue

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Murphy added, “With this data, we’re seeing an inflection point in terms of increased customer adoption.”.

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.

Fintech Lender Uses Profitability to Step Out from Industry Cloud

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In contrast to some alternative lenders, the San Diego firm said it is growing fast and is consistently profitable. Nevertheless, Gilbert said most customers still want to talk to a loan officer and have a consultative discussion. Alternative lending encompasses a broad range of loan options outside traditional bank loans.

New Cybersecurity Alliance Continues Trend of Industry Collaboration

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Cyber industry alliances, the thinking goes, could make customers’ cyber defenses stronger and easier to manage.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Care About Inequality and Divisiveness

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In Sweden, citizens and entrepreneurs gladly pay taxes because of all the personal and social benefits those taxes produce. Need more convincing?

PacketSled Raises $5M for Automated Cybersecurity Monitoring System

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Two other small funds, Blu Ventures and JHS Ventures joined in the round. The company also has an office in Seattle.

What Startups Can Do About Cyber Attacks

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Investors and customers expect companies to do all they can to proactively protect the integrity, privacy, and confidentiality of this data.

Ginkgo Builds Out Robot Labs as Microbe Design Business Grows: Photos

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Today Ginkgo announced another partnership, with San Diego-based Genomatica. Ginkgo is contributing to that shift.

Recruitment Goal In Obama Precision Med Study: 1M in 3 or 4 Years

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center led by the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego will work on ways for those individuals to participate.

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Gaining an Edge: Understanding Cyber Risk Appetite

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And what could cause personal harm to employees, customers, partners, or visitors? Those days are over. Defining Cyber Risk Appetite.

Betterworks Plans Expansion To OC, San Diego, Austin, and NYC

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Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the provider of a technology based, employee fringe benefits programs, said today that it is planning to expand to Orange County, San Diego, Austin, and New York in the next month. READ MORE>>. betterworks employee benefits perks expansion

Groupon Now Hits San Diego

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Daily deals giant Groupon has expanded its location-based deal platform, Groupon Now into San Diego, the firm said Wednesday.

Why Resilient Teams Are More Important Than Big Ideas

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How important is having a “big idea” for startups? However, an A team can iterate until it finds success. Only a good team can make this happen.

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The Evolution of the App Stores

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Customer experience is a high priority for both companies. In many ways, Apple and Google are following similar paths.

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

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The device would print each order for the business and respond to the customer by texting a confirmation and order number.

A Startup CEO Visits Cuba in Transition

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I just returned from several days visiting Cuba with several of my BFFs. No amount of pre-reading prepared me for the wonderful experience. Communism.

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Is the Future of Cybersecurity in M&A?

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As is typically the case in any industry, but even more so in security, larger companies with established customers and products typically innovate more slowly than startups that are not encumbered by a legacy business. Last month Symantec announced its plans to buy Blue Coat for $4.7 billion. billion (235 percent growth over 5 years).

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Balancing Risks and Opportunities: The Board’s Perspective

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Having a board helps you keep your eye consistently on the strategic aspects of your business which, in turn, helps you attract investors and customers. market risks (do we have customers who are willing to buy our product?), and cash risks (can we generate enough money to self-sustain the business?). asks Bacon. But keep it simple.

Flywheel Drops Fares In LA, San Diego To $5 Until April 6th

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On-demand, taxi app developer Flywheel , which has been in an intense battle with Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and others in the LA market, said this week that it will offer $5, flat rate rides on its service in Los Angeles and San Diego until April 6th. diego ride smartphone taxi uber transportation mobile flywheel READ MORE>>.

Is Technology Crucial for Innovation?

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” There are silicon-based approaches—for example, the use of custom architectures and field-programmable gate arrays.

How Will Apple Innovate Beyond the iPhone 7? With Next-Gen Siri

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Customers who want to listen to music or podcasts on their iPhones will need to get Bluetooth earbuds or new headphones with Lightning connectors.

Why Finance Should Take a Page Out of the Credit Card Industry’s Book

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Instead of solely looking to break in from the outside and steal customers’ personal information to sell on the black market, criminals are now infiltrating accounts so they can pose as legitimate insiders. federal and financial regulators recently advised banks nationwide to assess the strength of their safeguards against cyber fraud.

San Diego Gas and Electric Partners With Google PowerMeter

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Amazon.com Starts Restaurant Delivery In San Diego

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Amazon.com has begun offering up on-demand, restaurant delivery services in San Diego, via the company's Prime Now mobile app, the e-commerce giant said this morning. Amazon launched Prime Now to San Diego in November , and has been offering up restaurant delivery in Los Angeles since last year. READ MORE>>.

SG Biofuels Gains Customers

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San Diego-based SG Biofuels , the developer of specialized seed crops for biofuels, said today that it has inked a number of customers for its hybrid Jatropha seed. Names and financial impact of the customer deals was not disclosed. SG Biofuels is backed by Life Technologies and others. READ MORE>>.

OpTerra Energy Opens Office In San Diego

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OpTerra says it helps private- and public-sector facilities with reducing energy consumption and energy usage, including in the K-12, higher education, local government, and commercial and industrial customers. opterra energy diego cleantech consumption power utility gdfsuez engieREAD MORE>>.

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.

Memjet Expands Footprint In San Diego

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San Diego-based Memjet , a developer of color inkjet technology, said it has expanded its headquarters in San Diego. memjet diego growth color inkjet technology expansion jobsThe company says the new headquarters come due to a "tremendous" amount of growth in revenues and OEMs utilizing its technology. READ MORE>>.

Wrike Opens Office In San Diego, Plans to Hire 150

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Mountain View-based Wrike , a developer of enterprise work management software, said on Monday that it has opened up a new office in San Diego, and plans to hire 150 people in the location. Wrike said the new jobs in the location will be in sales and customer service. wrike diego expansion jobs software saas employment growth

Nirvanix Targets Iron Mountain Customers

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Nirvanix said it currently has over 1,200 companies using its cloud backup software. Nirvanix offers up backup and cloud storage services to companies.

From Drones to Sharing Economy, Don’t Disrupt the Disruptors

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Uber adds an estimated  50,000 new drivers every month, and 54 percent of Lyft customers say the ridesharing service enables them to get to destinations that would otherwise be inaccessible. Napa Valley met the Silicon Valley at the recent Xconomy Retreat on Technology, Jobs, and Growth ( aka the Napa Summit ). For U.S.

Close5: eBay's San Diego Move Into The Mobile, Local Market

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So, it''s no surprise that the area--specifically, San Diego--was chosen for the pilot launch of a new service from eBay, called Close5 (www.close5.com), which offers up local, peer-to-peer sales. So, we''re taking that concept and launching it here in San Diego. Why San Diego? What is Close5? Thanks!

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.

MindTouch Picks Up $12M For Customer Self Service Software

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San Diego-based MindTouch , a developer of software-as-a-service tools to help companies create self-service, customer support sites, has raised $12M in a Series A funding. MindTouch's software provides customer support search tools, product information, and more to end users. READ MORE>>.

Sony Online Entertainment: Customer Data Stolen

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The revelation follows last week's hacking of Sony's PlayStation Network and other services. READ MORE>>.

Novatel Wireless Gets Smart Grid Customer

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