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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.

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.

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>>.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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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Mobile Roadie Powers San Diego Zoo Safari Park App

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The app is the second app using Mobile Roadie's platform for the zoo. Mobile Roadie also powers the official app for the San Diego Zoo.

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.

eBay Launches Local Shopping App In San Diego

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eBay has launched a new, local buying and selling app called Close 5 this week in San Diego, aimed at helping users buy and sell products to other local users. close5 ebay local shopping craigslist mobile iphone android eBay said the app offers up user profiles and is a safer option to traditional, anonymous classifieds.

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.

Intel Ramps Hiring In New San Diego Office

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The Intel operations undoubedtly are looking to tap into a wealth of mobile talent in the San Diego region--home to Qualcomm.

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.

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.

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>>.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clinton and Trump Platform Analysis: Which Is Best for Education Companies?

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With election day less than a week away, voters are trying to imagine what turns the country might take under each of the presidential hopefuls. Tech entrepreneurs are likely considering how hospitable the new leadership might be to their specific industry sectors. Clinton also sees charter schools as assets, but opposes vouchers.

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.

The Evolution of the App Stores

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Finally, one thing that was obvious from both conferences was that each company thinks first and foremost about mobile.

Trump Administration Needs To Set U.S. Cybersecurity Mandates

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The nature of cyber is asymmetric, and given the size of the U.S. economy, our reliance on intellectual property, and the leadership role the U.S.

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

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Mobile messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, and Viber have exploded in popularity in recent years.

Drizly Expands To San Diego

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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>>.

Can Innovation Save Us?

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The violence, and nonstop Internet media coverage, is ripping away whatever bandages still covered the wounds from centuries of racism and other isms.

Under New Owners, Petco’s Digital Strategy Emerges in Petnet Deal

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Petco, the privately held pet supplies company based in San Diego, said today it led a $10 million Series A financing in Los Angeles-based Petnet, a three-year-old startup developing technology-enabled pet feeders and pet food delivery service. The “SmartFeeder” ($149) is available at Amazon, BestBuy, Target, and Petco.

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

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And what does this portend for the future of mobile interfaces? Apple’s iPhone 7 is due out next month. So, what’s going on inside Apple?

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>>.