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San Diego Sees Strong Cybersecurity Growth As Firms Seek Talent

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San Diego’s cybersecurity workforce has grown by nearly 15 percent over the past two years, according to a study released today by the Cyber Center of Excellence, a nonprofit industry group created to boost cybersecurity jobs and technologies in the region. The center also asked the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

With $18M, Reflexion Health Expands Physical Therapy Technology

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After recently raising $18 million in Series B funding, the healthtech company also plans to add new products as it expands nationally among U.S.

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.

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>>.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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).

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

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.

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.

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>>.

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>>.

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>>.

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.

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

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.

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>>.

San Diego Gas and Electric Partners With Google PowerMeter

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7 Steps Online Companies Can Take to Manage Sales Tax Exposure

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However, the New York Department of Taxation recently said that an online healthcare service company must collect sales tax from its customers.

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>>.

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>>.

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.

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!

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>>.

BP Logix Wins Customer

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San Diego-based BP Logix , a firm providing business process management software, said today that it has signed Rentokil Initial plc, a provider of business services, as a customer. BP Logix said that Rentokil is using its products across its European operations. Financial impact ofthe win was not disclosed.

Google Fiber Buys Webpass in Wireless Internet Land Grab

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San Francisco-based Webpass has spent the past 13 years working to bring ultra-fast wireless Internet access to homes (primarily large apartment complexes) and businesses around the country. Google Fiber’s resources will enable Webpass to grow faster and reach many more customers than we could as a standalone company.”.

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.

Novatel Wireless Gets Smart Grid Customer

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Illumina Signs Four New Customers

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San Diego-based life sciences equipment provider Illumina says it has signed four new customers, all biobanks, to use its next generation sequencing equipment. Financial impact of the customer wins was not announced. READ MORE>>. illumina genotype gene sequencing equipment

Lytx Wins Commercial Trucking Insurance Customer

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San Diego-based Lytx , which develops video-based, driver safety systems, reported a win with trucking insurance company Canal Insurance Company.

Tealium Links With Sitecore

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San Diego-based tag management software developer Tealium said today that it has linked with Sitecore > , a developer of customer interaction and marketing software. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>. tealium sitecore management software integration

Websense Wins Credit Union Customer

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San Diego-based Websense , the developer of web security tools, reports today that it has been selected by Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union, to safeguard data for the credit union's 38 branches. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. billion merger between that credit union and First Tech Credit Union in the past year.

ServiceNow Wins Colorado Customer

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San Diego-based enterprise IT software developer ServiceNow has signed up a new customer in Colorado, the firm reported today. ServiceNow said that the Colorado Springs Utilities has implemented the company''s cloud-based, software-as-a-service products for managing its IT services. READ MORE>>.

ServiceNow Wins University Customer

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San Diego-based ServiceNow announced today that it has signed on Bournemouth University as a customer. Bournemouth University is based in England, and has more than 18,000 students. Financial details of the win were not announced. READ MORE>>. servicenow university operations management saas software enterprise

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.

Bard, Lindzon Get Exit At Assistly

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Alex Bard , the San Diego-based CEO of customer support software firm Assistly , has sold his second company, as online CRM software giant Salesforce.com said today that it was paying $50M for Assistly. Assistly is also backed by San Diego investor and hedge fund manager Howard Lindzon. READ MORE>>.

Novatel Wireless Wins UK Customer

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San Diego-based Novatel Wireless announced a win in the UK today, with RAC Motoring Services. According to Novatel, it will provide one of its telematics devices, as part of a fleet telematics deployment for RAC. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. READ MORE>>. novatel wireless telematics automotive international

SlimSurveys Launches New Product

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SlimSurveys is based in San Diego. startup tweetphoto feedback customer survey software slimsurveys READ MORE>>.