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UC San Diego Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies at 64

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He was 64, and had been a professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine for 27 years. Various Fluorescing Proteins.

Gary Hayslip on the City of San Diego as Cybersecurity Test Bed

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Hayslip is deputy director and chief information security officer (CISO) for the city of San Diego. Gary Hayslip. Cities are businesses.

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.

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.

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.

Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital

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San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos was number 7, with $36.6M in deals and 3.3 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara; 2. READ MORE>>.

San Diego’s KnuEdge, Stealthy Since 2005, Unveils Neural Tech

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—LambdaFabric, computer processor technology based on neurobiological principles that is intended to accelerate neural computing technology.

Synthetic Genomics Creates Host Organism Optimized for Bio Industry

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Craig Venter Life Sciences microorganism people Recombinant DNA Technology Synthetic Biology Synthetic Genomics V. coli as a host organism.

Todd Hylton Adds Neural Tech Expertise to UCSD Robotics Institute

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UC San Diego has named Todd Hylton, a veteran tech industry manager and expert in neural-based processing technology, as executive director of its new Contextual Robotics Institute. Hylton’s appointment comes less than two months after UC San Diego named Henrik Christensen as director of the robotics institute.

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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.

With $18M, Reflexion Health Expands Physical Therapy Technology

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The change has sparked a lot of interest in Reflexion and its Vera technology as a way to reduce rehab costs, Smith said.

Avelas Bio Raises $20M to Push Cancer-Illuminating Biologic Agent

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and San Diego’s Avalon Ventures. The first-in-human trials of AVB-620 began last year at UC San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center.

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.

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.).

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

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As Murphy put it recently, “We don’t think of ourselves as a bio-printing company any more. Now Organovo is expanding its capabilities.

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

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Rao added, “With this acquisition, Intel is formally committing to pushing the forefront of AI technologies.”.

An Homage to Larry Bock, Who Had God’s Hand on His Shoulder

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When Xconomy came to San Diego in 2008, he also readily volunteered to help our editorial mission as an Xconomist. ). Larry Bock.

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.

Swarm Aims To Rejuvenate San Diego's Software Industry

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It hasn''t been a great few months for San Diego''s software and technology industry, as the city has seen three, big software companies move their operations, and thousands of jobs, to Texas. growth investment industry software diego swarm READ MORE>>.

As Drone Navigation Advances, SlantRange Focuses on Farm Analytics

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In the meantime, the robotics industry is racing to advance “intelligent navigation” technologies intended to enable unmanned aerial systems to fly autonomously out of view, and to avoid telephone lines, trees, and other obstacles along the way. At first, the farmers thought they were crazy, Ritter recalled. Then they became investors.

Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

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It’s no secret that this generation of young people is technologically savvy. What is the ideal age to start a company? Wrong.

Kyocera Consolidates Operations Into San Diego

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Kyocera said Thursday that it is consolidating two of its North American business units into a single location in San Diego. Kyocera SLC Technologies (KST) is a provider of organic flip-chip ball-grid-array substrates used in high-end application-specific integrated circuit applications. kyocera diego electronics toppan

New Cybersecurity Alliance Continues Trend of Industry Collaboration

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For the cybersecurity industry, 2016 is shaping up to be the year of alliances. CyberArk—based in Israel, with U.S.

Startups Move Into New EvoNexus San Diego Incubator

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evonexus startup commnexus incubator technology internet acceleratorThe new startups moved into the incubator last week. READ MORE>>.

Bio Roundup: FDA Says No, PCSK9 Value Fight, CRISPR Intrigue & More

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The CRISPR news this week doesn’t need a metaphor; the drama that MIT Technology Review reported can stand alone. — MIT Technology Review reported this week that a graduate student in the lab of Feng Zhang, Broad Institute gene-editing star, had accused the Broad of misleading the U.S. Talk about sacrifice.

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

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The technological leaps of the special century, which began with telegraphy and railroads and ended with mainframes and moonwalks, are obvious.

Biotech Roundup: Hellos, Goodbyes, “Cures” Delays And Trial News

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Our San Diego editor Bruce Bigelow penned a personal goodbye to entrepreneur Larry Bock, who died last week of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. All eyes are on Holmes, who is scheduled to present data from the company’s technology at a medical conference on August 1. The week started on a reflective note. Or not.

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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?

Bio Roundup: RIP Roger Tsien, Novartis CAR-T Wheel, Zika News & More

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Nobel Prize winner Roger Tsien, a UC San Diego chemist, passed away in Oregon this week. As the San Diego Union Tribune reported in 2013, Tsien (pictured) was also unafraid to shine the spotlight on what he considered suspect scientific approaches, even when espoused by legends like DNA co-discoverer James Watson.

San Diego, Irvine Tops For Engineering Job Demand, Says Report

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Two, Southern California markets-- San Diego and Irvine --are among the top ares for engineering job demand, according to a report today.

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.

The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

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Ultimately, we want technology to disappear into the fabric of our lives. How will humans and machines work together in the future?

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>>.

Audentes Prices $75M IPO As Gene Therapy Eyes First U.S. Approval

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Today, it’s San Francisco’s Audentes Therapeutics, which aims to use gene therapy to treat a group of rare diseases. Audentes has raised $135.8

Is Technology Crucial for Innovation?

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Technology is crucial for innovation—and innovation in technology is critical to innovation in just about every other arena.

Radicle Accelerator Fund Launches to Nurture AgTech Innovation

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Before making an investment, Radicle says it screens technologies and can quickly vet and validate technologies through its farm connections.

Gaining an Edge: Understanding Cyber Risk Appetite

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Ultimately, cyber risk is the potential of loss or harm related to technical infrastructure or the use of technology within an organization.

Study: More Than 7,620 Cybersecurity Jobs In San Diego

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A new study, run by a local nonprofit focused on cybersecurity in San Diego, has tallied up the numbers and found that there are more than 7,620 people employed in the cybersecurity industry in San Diego. The group--which also tallied up jobs last year--said the numbers are a 14.7 percent growth from 2014. READ MORE>>.

San Diego Startups Band Together For Job Fair

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SweetLabs said the event is aimed at showing product managers, designers, developers and other "technology superstars" how much is happening in the San Diego area. diego startups fair employmentThe job fair is one of many in recent months, as demand for technical talent has skyrocketed across Southern California.

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

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The company raised $1 million last year, according to a 2015 regulatory filing. Happy #TBT from our fearless Founder & CEO @fordblakely !