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Startup Weekend San Diego | Veterans, Service Members & Military Families

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The event was held in the heart of Balboa Park at the Hall of Champions near Downtown San Diego.

Los Angeles, San Diego Among Top 10 Cities For Startups

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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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Google Fiber Might Be Coming To Irvine, San Diego

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Google said Thursday that it is exploring extending its ultra-fast, gigabit Internet service to both Irvine and San Diego--two of three cities Google says it is now working with on the service. google fiber irvine diego expansion internet gigabit fibre optical serviceLooking for some super fast Internet?

The Evolution of the App Stores

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In many ways, Apple and Google are following similar paths. Competing with Apple in this area has been challenging for Google.

Biotech Roundup: ASCO, BIO, Drug Setbacks, Incubators & More

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The nation’s biggest annual cancer meeting took place in Chicago, while biotech’s trade group held its annual confab in San Francisco. —At the annual BIO conference, which gathered in San Francisco for the first time since cops battled street protesters in 2004, industry bigwigs took to the stage to defend themselves.

San Diego Gas and Electric Partners With Google PowerMeter

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Google said that its widgets are only available to a limited group of partners, but will roll out more widely later this year with other partners.

No Stairway (Infringement) and the Importance of Shared Design Tools in Innovation

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Nik Software Acquired By Google

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San Diego-based Nik Software , the developer of a popular set of photo filters and plug-ins for photo editing, has been acquired by Google. Nik Software has its corporate headquarters in San Diego, and also has operations in Germany. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

Google Invests $103M In Southern California Solar Project

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According to Google, the investment in the Silver Ridge Power, 265.7 MW Mount Signal Solar project is the thirteenth energy investment by Google.

Google Shuts Urchin, Other Services

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Internet giant Google said Friday that it will be shutting down web analytics service Urchin , the onetime San Diego startup which had been acquired by Google in April of 2005. urchin google shutdown picnikUrchin was founded by Paul Muret and Scott Crosby in 1995. READ MORE>>.

Reports: Lumedyne Technologies Acquired By Google

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San Diego-based Lumedyne Technologies , a developer of MEMs-based, inertial direction sensors, has quietly been acquired by Google , according to multiple reports. Neither Google nor Lumedyne Technologies have announced or acknowledged the deal. The deal reportedly happened in November, and was worth $85M. READ MORE>>.

PeerStreet, Co-founded By Google Exec, Launches Real Estate Loan Marketplace

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The company says that Crosby is the founder of Google Analytics; he had been a co-founder of Urchin Software in San Diego, which eventually became Google Analytics after its acquisition in April of 2005. peerstreet real estate loan marketplace urchin google analyticsREAD MORE>>.

ESET: Fake Apps On Google Play Aimed at Pokemon GO

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San Diego-based security software developer ESET is warning users that it has located a number of fake apps on Google Play, which specifically target Pokemon GO users. The most installed of the fake apps had 10,000 to 50,000 victims before it was removed from Google Play. READ MORE>>.

Google Fiber Buys Webpass in Wireless Internet Land Grab

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Google Fiber plans to acquire Webpass in a deal that trims the ranks of independent Internet service providers—an industry already maligned for its lack of competition—but ultimately could boost consumer access to high-speed Internet. Six-year-old Google Fiber has had its own set of challenges.

San Diego Zoo Hits Google Maps

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The San Diego Zoo said Thursday afternoon that the zoo is the first zoo in the United States which will be featured in Google's Street View feature.

Google Offers Launches In LA

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Entering an already crowded market for daily deals in Los Angeles, Google Offers , the daily deals site run by the Internet giant Google, launched today in the city, offering up a $14.00 Google Offers has been slowly expanding its territory, adding today Atlanta, Brooklyn, Chicago, and Houston, in addition to Los Angeles.

TakeLessons Launches On Google Helpouts

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San Diego-based online lesson marketplace TakeLessons said yesterday that it will offer up its tutors, music teachers, and performing art instructors via the new service, Google Helpouts , which launched Tuesday. Google has tapped a number of partners for sourcing those experts. READ MORE>>.

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!

Google Follows MP3tunes With Music Locker Service

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Mountain View-based Google has followed the lead of San Diego-based MP3tunes , and debuted its own "music locker" service today at its Google I/O developer conference. google mp3tunes music locker service streaming content hollywoodREAD MORE>>.

Google In Major Renewable Energy Push

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Google said this morning that it is in a major, renewable energy push, and has added 842MW of renewable energy agreements, as part of a commitment to triple its purchase of renewable energy by 2025. Google said it is hoping to eventually power 100 percent of its operations using clean energy. READ MORE>>.

Google Links Results To Fandango, Slacker, Others

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Other services with direct links into Google include Deezer, Flixster, Songza, SoundCloud, and TuneIn. READ MORE>>.

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. Tags: google search engine research development

Nirvanix Grabs Google Exec

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Froutan was responsible for building and managing Google's worldwide green data center operations. READ MORE>>.

EDF Renewable Energy To Build Wind Farm For Google

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San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy , which develops renewable energy projects, has released more details on the company's new renewable energy deal with Google. The company said it is building a new wind farm for Google, part of a big push by Google to move towards using renewable energy for 100 percent of Google's operations.

Pathway Genomics Lands Investment From Google

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San Diego-based Pathway Genomics has scored an investment from Google , the two said Wednesday, as part of an investment out of IBM''s Watson Group. pathway genomics google investment venture capital Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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Could Lack of Apple Innovation Cause an Exodus?

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Last night, I was knocking a couple back with a friend at The Waterfront (San Diego’s oldest continually operating pub).

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. The company said its tools are being used such companies as Aflac, Rhino Linings, VCA Animal Hospitals and Sit n' Sleep to manage social marketing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

Emotient Gets $6M For Facial Expression Recognition

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Emotient Acquired By Apple

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San Diego-based Emotient , a developer of facial expression recognition software, has been acquired by Apple , Apple disclosed on Thursday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>. software exit acquisition merger intelligence artificial recognition facial apple emotient

Qualcomm Boosts QPrize Winner Enterproid

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San Diego-based Qualcomm is putting its money behind one of the winners of its second annual QPrize Venture Investment Competition, New York-based Enterproid , Enterproid revealed Thursday. qualcomm capital venture google smartphone device mobile access remote enterproidREAD MORE>>.

Gizmo5 Acquired By Google

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San Diego-based Gizmo5 , the voice-over-IP service and software started by former MP3.com founder Michael Robertson, has been acquired by Google. Google announced the deal late Thursday afternoon. Tags: gizmo5 google merger acquisition voip Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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Google Rolls Out Free Phone Calls Via Gmail

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Search engine giant Google said today that it has rolled out free, voice calling via Google Gmail, at least for users in the U.S. According to Google, users of Gmail will begin seeing the ability to "Call Phones" from their contact lists, or can use a dialpad to phone users. Google said calls to the U.S. and Canada.

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My Actual Google Voice voice-mails using Google Text to Speech conversion…this is hilarious!

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These are real Google Voice voice-mails converted to text by Google technology. Hey, I’ve just written down the coast of back to San Diego on sort of it right now. Tags: Crazy entrepreneur tricks eric david greenspan Google Voice Hey, I’ll give me a call at the office. Bye.&#. “So, okay. Bye.&#.

Brickfish Snags Sales Exec From Google

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Botto joined Google through Google's acquisition of Urchin Software, where he was Business Development Manager. READ MORE>>.

Active.com's Schwaggle Hits Google Offers

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San Diego-based Active.com , the sports registration and activities site run by the Active Network, is one of the launch partners for an expansion of Google Offers , the daily deals service run by Google. Financial arrangements between Google and the others were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

EAT Club To The Rescue! | L.A. Launch Means Better Workplace Lunch

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Not every company has Google’s budget to spend on an endless lunch, and we think that’s okay. Now, L.A. As part of its L.A. has to offer.

Qualcomm Joins In $110M Funding For Cloudflare

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San Diego-based Qualcomm is joining Google and Microsoft in a big, $110M funding round for Cloudflare , the provider of web site security and caching services. CloudFlare said the $110M round was led by Fidelity, and also included Google Capital, Microsoft, Baidu, and Qualcomm Incorporated. READ MORE>>.

Rumor: Gizmo5 Acquired By Google

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A report from TechCrunch claims that San Diego-based Gizmo5 , the voice-over-IP startup founded by Michael Robertson, has been acquired by Google. No confirmation of any deal was provided by either Google or Gizmo5. Tags: acquisition merger google gizmo5 READ MORE>>.

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Google Invests $200M In EDF Developed Wind Project

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San Diego-based renewable energy developer EDF Renewable Energy gained a big new partner Wednesday: Google , after Google said it invested $200M in equity in a wind farm in West Texas. Google said it made the investment in the Spinning Spur Wind Project, in Oldham County, Texas, which was built by EDF Renewable Energy.