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Xconomy Special Report: 12 San Diego Tech Startup to Watch in 2017

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View the Slideshow A little more than a year ago, amid a resurgence in San Diego’s software sector, Xconomy identified a baker’s dozen of local tech companies to watch in 2016. Four of the companies on this year’s list also reflect how San Diego’s tech and life sciences communities have been coming together in interesting ways.

EY Names 6 Startup Leaders as San Diego Entrepreneurs of the Year

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Award winners from San Diego and other regions are now eligible for consideration for the national Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 program.

Favor Plans Expansion Into San Diego, Gets $13M

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Favor , a on-demand, mobile delivery app developer, said today that it will be expanding into San Diego in the coming months, thanks to a new, $13M funding round. San Diego will be the company''s first foray into California. favor diego uber startup delivery hothouse READ MORE>>.

Xconomy Guide to Best Sessions at Startup Week San Diego

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Startup Week San Diego, like a lot of other places that host similar events, has been billed as a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship.

Mobile Roadie, San Diego Zoo Launch App

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Los Angeles-based mobile app developer Mobile Roadie and the San Diego Zoo said Thursday that they have launched a new, official app for the zoo.

StockTwits Acquires Mobile App SparkFin to Add Fintech Services

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StockTwits, the Twitter-like social media platform for sharing stock market tips and ideas, has acquired San Diego’s SparkFin, a fintech mobile app for discovering and sharing stocks and other investment ideas. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ian Rosen, a former MarketWatch general manager.

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When Innovation Is Not Enough: How GreatCall Has Grown Its Market

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In the 10 years since David Inns joined San Diego-based GreatCall as CEO, he has seen a proliferation of innovative healthtech startups that are targeting baby boomers who are in or nearing retirement. A lot of these digital health companies are trying to connect with senior living communities, typically at events like the annual Aging 2.0

Xconomy Q&A: Vuforia, Pokémon Go, and Augmented Reality

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Vuforia’s headquarters has remained in San Diego, and Vuforia continues to operate four offices in Europe and Israel, Wright said.

San Diego Gets Live Bus Updates From Google

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Other cities with the new, live updates include Boston, Portland Oregon, San Francisco, Madrid, and Turin. READ MORE>>.

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

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In today’s announcement, Qualcomm Technologies and AT&T say they intend to operate drones on commercial 4G LTE networks.

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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.

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.

New StockTwits CEO Looks to Expand Share of Investor Community

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After taking over roughly six months ago, StockTwits CEO Ian Rosen made one of his first strategic moves with last week’s acquisition of SparkFin , a San Diego-based fintech app that provides novices with information on investing. Rosen (pictured above). Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

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Qualcomm Making Inroads with Wireless EV Charging Technology

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As the global market for mobile phones has matured, Qualcomm has been seeking new opportunities in the wireless technology business.

Echo Labs Wins “Quick Pitch” Contest with Digital Hybrid Microscope

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It was the first time the San Diego angels group has enabled the audience to choose the winners of its signature event, the John G.

With $30M Infusion, Certona Aims for Bigger Share of Digital Retail

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After raising $30 million, San Diego-based Certona said it is moving to accelerate its product development, expand its sales and marketing team, and improve its client services as an e-commerce technology vendor. Certona uses the data to offer shoppers personalized options based on “real-time profiling.”. billion. billion.

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Water Metering Startup Wins Vote for “Best Demo” at EvoNexus Event

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A San Diego civil engineer who has developed an alternative technology for automating the measurement of water flow gave the best presentation at EvoNexus Fall Demo Day, an event that drew nearly 400 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters late Thursday to Qualcomm’s corporate headquarters. million and take five years, Sekeroglu said.

New U.S. “Roadmap” Lays Out Routes to Accelerate Robotic Technologies

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His talk amounted to a state-of-the-industry report on robotics, and highlighted key findings of the 107-page update of the U.S. Robotics Roadmap.

50 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To—and 5 New Ways to Find Them

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If you’re not much of a podcast listener and you have a sense that you’re missing out on a lot of great content, you’re absolutely right. But now is a good time to fix that, thanks to a new profusion of listening options. And to get you started, I have a few shows to suggest. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

With “Go,” Amazon Identifies Another Job It Can Do Better

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How a War on Climate Change Could Restore Economic Growth in America

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What’s the biggest, scariest threat facing the United States right now? And I’m going to resist the easy answer that it’s Donald Trump.

Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

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What is the ideal age to start a company? It’s a question that often circulates in the business press and on tech blogs. Wrong.

Smart Voice Assistants Will Spread From Talking Devices To Apps in 2017

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think that’s a big deal. It’s going to foretell a new type of user interface that will become very important for any company to include in its apps.

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>>.

Drizly Expands To San Diego

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The Five Major Tech Trends of 2016

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To augment and overcome physical distance, we are starting to use drones, virtual reality, and driverless cars. percent of digital buyers in the U.S.

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.

New Leader at Intel Capital Adjusts Strategy as Global Summit Opens

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The recent funding deals that Intel Capital laid out in San Diego Monday, on the first day of its 17th annual global summit, also reflect the strategic thinking of Wendell Brooks, who took the helm at Intel Capital about a year ago as longtime president Arvind Sodhani retired.

Industry Needs Common Security Standards to Thwart IoT Attacks

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This ambush has triggered a redoubling of efforts to focus on the need for industry-led cybersecurity standards for IoT devices. After all, it.

How Augmented Reality Is Transforming the Manufacturing Industry

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An augmented reality guidance system can be mobile as well, able to move, scale, and integrate with equipment already at work on a factory floor.

What Startups Can Do About Cyber Attacks

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These statistics belie the common notion that cybercriminals attack only big businesses. Good Cybersecurity Program Matters. Understand the Risks.

Instamotor Launches In San Diego

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Online used car buying and selling marketplace Instamotor said Monday that it has launched operations in San Diego. The startup--which already offers up its services in San Francisco and Los Angeles--lets users list, browse, and buy cars all through the company's mobile app. READ MORE>>.

Lyft Line To Debut In San Diego

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On-demand ride sharing provider Lyft said Tuesday that it is expanding its multi-user ride sharing ser‪vice, Lyft Line, in San Diego, along with five other cities. lyft line diego ridesharing ride sharing sandiego mobile ondemand uber uberpool lyftlineREAD MORE>>.

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>>.

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.

Connect Hands Out 8 Most Innovative New Product Awards

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Connect, the San Diego nonprofit supporting local innovation and entrepreneurship, handed out its Most Innovative New Product Awards at a dinner last night in La Jolla—recognizing innovations that range from an inflatable satellite antenna to a mobile app for art museums. There was no William W.

SERVIZ Expands To San Diego

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Sherman Oaks-based home services marketplace SERVIZ , the startup led by former ReachLocal founder Zorik Gordon, said Thursday that it has expanded its services to San Diego. serviz diego home services handyman plumber electrician mobile smartphone reachlocal SERVIZ says it background checks all of its service providers.

K5 Brings yCombinator Model Accelerator To Orange and San Diego County

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Exciting times in the Southern California tech community. SoCal is home to some of the greatest startup success stories. The Deets.

CyberTech Opens New “Entrepreneur in Residence” Program to 8 Teams

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Darin Andersen, the busy-bee creator of San Diego’s Cyberhive, iHive, and xHive startup programs, says eight early stage tech companies have joined the co-working space he has been building out in Bankers Hill under a new “Entrepreneur in Residence” program. The participating startups are: — SD3D : Automated 3D manufacturing.

San Diego Startup Plans New Video-Based Dating App

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