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Plug and Play San Diego Finds Home in New Downtown Works Space

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DeskHub, a co-working space in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, recently expanded its space by 8,000 square feet.

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.

Colorado’s Webroot Buys CyberFlow Analytics, Expands in San Diego

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Not long after ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT ) acquired San Diego-based LonoCloud in 2013 , former LonoCloud executives Tom Caldwell and Hossein Eslambolchi met for coffee at the Specialty’s Café and Bakery in University City. Webroot also plans to expand in San Diego, and Caldwell said he plans to stay on.

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.

DinnerDate.com Launches Group Dating Service In San Diego

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That's the idea behind DinnerDate.com , a new service which looks to connect singles with others in informal, group dinner dates. READ MORE>>.

HelloTech Expands Tech Support Service To San Diego

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The company now offers up its services in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. READ MORE>>.

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. The top-five industries it serves are special trades, general contractors, medical, business services, and trucking. Alternative lending encompasses a broad range of loan options outside traditional bank loans.

Google Offers Launches In San Diego

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Google Offers , the daily deals service in beta at Google, has expanded into Southern California, starting in San Diego, Google said Wednesday. Google said it has added San Diego, along with Balitmore, Minneapolis, and San Jose to a beta of the service. READ MORE>>.

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. Lindzon led StockTwits as CEO until last year, and continues as chairman.

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>>.

Two San Diego Sites Rank Tops In Rising Social Networking Interest

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Startup Aims AI System for Safety, with Potential for Self-Driving

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Over the past 25 years or so, San Diego has become a hub for innovation in telematics, and in providing technologies and services that enable long-haul trucking companies and other fleet operators to monitor the location and operation of their vehicles. Read more » Reprints | Share: UNDERWRITERS AND PARTNERS.

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.

AttackIQ, Which Makes Tools to Assess Cybersecurity, Raises $8.8M

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San Diego-based AttackIQ, a cybersecurity startup providing a Web-based platform for assessing network defenses, has finally closed its Series A round of founding, after raising a total of $8.8 Institutional investors included San Francisco-based Index Ventures , Qualcomm Ventures , and Telstra Ventures.

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.

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.

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.

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

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PrecisionHawk, founded in 2010, provides aerial surveillance and analytical services, using drones that include a UAV airplane with a 5-foot wingspan.

Uber Expands In San Diego

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Uber , the technology-enabled, private car service which uses smartphones to allow users to summon a private car, is further expanding its Southern California efforts, saying today that it has launched in San Diego. uber diego limo private automobile transportation serviceREAD MORE>>.

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.

Cybersecurity Firm Proficio Raises $12M in Private Equity Round

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Proficio, a Carlsbad, CA-based startup providing cybersecurity protection services for middle market companies, has raised $12 million in an investment round led by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. The Los Angeles-based private equity firm provided funding from its Kayne Partners Fund Group, which invests in high-growth technology businesses.

Nervana’s $400M+ Buyout Reflects Key Tech Trend in Machine Learning

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Earlier this year, Nervana began offering its AI technology in the cloud to business customers , using a software-as-a-service model.

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

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We look at ourselves as a human tissues company…We’ll test your compound in our lab as a service.”. Now Organovo is expanding its capabilities.

Cybersecurity Startup MedCrypt Gets $750K to Defend Health Devices

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Safeguard Scientifics also is an investor in Sotera Wireless, the San Diego-based maker of wireless devices for remote patient monitoring.).

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.

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.

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.

New Bootstrap Fund Pulls Itself Up in World of Health IT Deals

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They came to San Diego in 1996, when Scripps Health hired Balgrosky as CIO and senior vice president. Jean Balgrosky.

Often Advocates Of Faster FDA, Patient Groups Wary Of Trump Deregulation

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Trump said at last week’s meeting in Washington D.C.,

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.

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. The top-five industries it serves are special trades, general contractors, medical, business services, and trucking. Alternative lending encompasses a broad range of loan options outside traditional bank loans.

Dear Tom Price: Bundled Payments Help Patients and Reduce Costs

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It turns out the ACA is about a lot more than the problematic healthcare marketplaces. For health insurance, the ACA established a new office.

Drizly Expands To San Diego

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Drizly's smartphone- and desktop- driven service says it delivers those alcohol products within an hour. READ MORE>>.

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.

Top Cybersecurity Lesson from 2016: Unchecked Insiders

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Employees, contractors, service accounts, and even executives often have privileges to access far more data than they require. 2.

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>>.

Bio Roundup: Travel Ban, Pharma in D.C., Biogen Splits, PCSK9 Wins

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Folks had just clocked out last Friday when the Trump Administration announced a travel ban that threw airports around the country into chaos.

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.

Organovo to Test “Patches” for Patients Awaiting Liver Transplants

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The idea is to help improve the function of failing livers, a stopgap measure that could extend the lives of patients on the U.S.