UC San Diego Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien Dies at 64

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Roger Tsien, a UC San Diego scientist who shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry for research that led to the development of fluorescent proteins used to illuminate tissue and track biological processes, has died, according to a statement from the university.

Startups Move Into New EvoNexus San Diego Incubator

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A group of startups have moved into a new, downtown San Diego startup incubator run by CommNexus , as that group's EvoNexus incubator expands into a second site.

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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. a Qualcomm-backed startup founded in 2009 to develop computer systems and software based on algorithms that emulate the “spiking neuron” processes of the human brain. 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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Avelas Bio Raises $20M to Push Cancer-Illuminating Biologic Agent

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San Diego’s Avelas Biosciences , founded in 2009 to advance a fluorescing biologic agent intended to help surgeons differentiate cancerous tissue from healthy tissue, has completed a $20 million Series C round of venture funding. and San Diego’s Avalon Ventures.

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As Drone Navigation Advances, SlantRange Focuses on Farm Analytics

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For example, at Xconomy’s Robo Madness forum in San Jose, CA, last month, three companies each presented a different approach to intelligent navigation: — PreNav , founded in San Carlos, CA, in 2013, has developed a separate, ground-based system that uses a pulsed laser (formally known as Light Detection and Ranging, or LIDAR) to precisely determine the flight path for a quadcopter.

Drone On: 3D Robotics Filing Reveals $45M Financing Plan

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The high-profile drone startup, which raised $50 million in venture funding early last year in a Series C funding round led by San Diego-based Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ), has raised almost $26.7

San Diego Gas and Electric Partners With Google PowerMeter

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San Diego Gas & Electric is one of the first utilities to sign up with Google and its new Google PowerMeter energy monitoring project, Google said this morning. Tags: diego electric monitoring energy power powermeter google

Ex-Celgene Dealmaker Tom Daniel Charts a New Course Advising Biotechs

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Daniel is now the founding executive director of what he calls a “shell” advisory group in San Diego named Catalysis Advisors, from which he’s advising some biotechs and venture firms and acting as a “founding consultant” to other startups. “I’m

BarCamp San Diego

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Sunday, May 31, 2009 -- BarCamp San Diego. See [link] (more

BarCamp San Diego

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Saturday, May 30, 2009 -- BarCamp San Diego. See [link] (more

Ostendo Raising Funds to Advance Virtual Reality Display Technology

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Adding to the confusion, the most-recent MoneyTree Report on San Diego venture capital activity shows that Ostendo raised almost $10 million in VC funding during the second quarter. Ostendo began selling its CRVD 43-inch computer display monitor in 2009 , saying at the time that it was the world’s first curved desktop computer monitor for playing computer games, editing video, conducting training simulations, and other uses.

Cord Cutting: How to Get High-Speed Internet Without Cable, 2017 Edition

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I cut the cord back in 2009, and now millions of people are doing the same every year. Hey folks. If you’re thinking about breaking away from the cable monopolies and getting your data, music, and video in other ways, congratulations, I’m with you.

San Diego Economic Outlook

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Friday, May 15, 2009 -- 4th Annual San Diego Economic Outlook for 2009-10. The 4th Annual San Diego Economic Outlook in May will discuss these issues along with a focused view of the San Diego regional economy. The news has not been good: fearful consumers and frozen credit markets; jobs disappearing and stores closing; new cars waiting for buyers and State governments begging for cash.

Connect with CleanTECH San Diego

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 -- Connect with CleanTECH San Diego. Join 400+ business leaders, innovators, scientists, and engineers from across San Diego's innovation economy. At our fall CONNECT with CleanTECH San Diego, you'll have the opportunity to meet San Diego's leaders and innovators in cleantech and solve cleantech challenges in your own workplace.

Brain Corp.’s First Product is a Brain for Floor-Scrubbing Machines

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San Diego’s Brain Corp. began life in 2009 with a lofty goal of reverse-engineering the human brain. Headed by the computational neuroscientist Eugene Izhikevich, the company maintained a low profile at Qualcomm’s San Diego headquarters until 2013, when Brain Corp.

MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 -- MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego. This has become the chapter's signature event, and is widely recognized as the premier networking event for San Diego's technology and biotechnology community. Networking event.

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

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Ford Blakely, who was previously a business and financial consultant with LECG, founded Zingle in 2009 with a stand-alone device for restaurants, coffee shops, and other service businesses that enabled customers to use mobile text messaging for their take-out orders.

San Diego 3rd Annual Quick Pitch Competition

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Thursday, October 8, 2009 -- San Diego 3rd Annual Quick Pitch Competition. Competition winners will be announced at the conclusion of the evening and presented with 2009 Quick Pitch Awards. Announcing the third annual Quick Pitch competition, showcasing talented entrepreneurs seeking funding. Fifteen company finalists will present two-minute pitches to a blue ribbon panel of judges and an audience of over 250 leaders within the entrepreneurial community.

San Diego News Network Gets $700K

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San Diego News Network , an online, local community news site run by Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry, as well as former executives of the San Diego Union Tribune, has raised $707,220 in funding, part of a $2.0M Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry are founders of Blackbird Ventures, an investment firm in San Diego, and both active angel investors in local startups; Neil and Barbara also radio show and podcast I'm There For You Baby , which focuses on startups and entrepreneurs.

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. Tags: diego google maps mapping street view trike

Kyocera Forms New Business In San Diego

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in San Diego. According to Kyocera, the new business will be headed by Eiichi Toriyama, who will relocate to San Diego from Japan. Wireless firm Kyocera Corporation disclosed this morning that the firm has created a new business, Kyocera Communications Inc. Kyocera said that the business will combine the sales, marketing, and service functions of Kyocera Wireless Corp. and Kyocera Sanyo Telecom Inc.,

Dotmatics Opens Office In San Diego

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UK-based Dotmatics , a developer of informatics and business intelligence software, reported today that the firm has opened up new offices in San Diego. The firm said the North American offices for the firm are in Del Mar, and were opened in response to "huge interest" and a rapidly growing customer base in the USA. The firm did not say how many people will be located at its new offices.

San Diego - The Nation's Hub for Wireless Healthcare

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009 -- San Diego - The Nation's Hub for Wireless Healthcare. CTIA, the West Wireless Health Institute, Qualcomm, and CommNexus San Diego. With one of the nation's largest life science and wireless clusters, San Diego is poised to become the epicenter for a rapidly emerging and convergent industry - wireless healthcare.

San Diego ?? The Great, Good, Bad and the Ugly.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009 -- San Diego  The Great, Good, Bad and the Ugly. James Adams will moderate our distinguished panel of San Diego technology leaders and put them on the spot to label San Diego "great, good, bad, or ugly" on more than 20 factors. SDSIC Entrepreneur's Forum.

HP Names Head of San Diego Imaging and Printing Group

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Morgan will be based in San Diego, which is also the headquarters of the firm's Imaging and Printing Group (IPG), where the firm has a couple thousand workers. Tags: diego imaging printing executive HP said today that it has named Christopher Morgan as Senior Vice President of the firm's Graphics Solutions global business unit, which is part of its Imaging and Printing Group, the firm said this morning.

Sorenson Media Opens San Diego Office, Hires CEO

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Sorenson Media , a developer of video compression and encoding software, said today that the firm has opened up a new, San Diego office which will serve as the firm's "central hub" for its business operations. The firm said it is looking to "significantly expand" its San Diego location this year. Tags: employment jobs diego video sorenson codec software compression media

SOMARK Innovations Sets Up Shop In San Diego

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SOMARK Innovations , a firm which is developing chipless, RFID tattoo technology used for animal identification, is setting up shop in San Diego, the firm disclosed earlier this month. Finestere is based in San Diego, and also has ties to Missouri through the management of the Missouri Venture Partners (MVP) Fund. Tags: diego venture somark capital innovation larta

THQ Lays Off 100 Employees, Closes San Diego Office

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Calabasas-based THQ , which develops computer game titles, is closing its San Diego, UK, and Germany offices, and has laid off 100 employees, according to an email to employees from CEO Brian Farrell. The move is part of a restructuring of the firm's THQ Wireless operations. According to the note, the firm is streamlining its THQ Wireless operations to only focus on high-end handheld devices.

Founder Institute: 12 Firms Out of San Diego

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The San Diego arm of the Founder Institute , the entrepreneurship mentoring effort started by Adeo Ressi, said Friday that it has graduated 12 companies from its Fall 2009 San Diego semester. Tags: founder institute entrepreneurship mentoring entrepreneur startup adeo ressi diego

GadgetFest 2009

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 -- GadgetFest 2009. The 9th annual GadgetFest is fast approaching, and tech companies in the San Diego region and beyond are preparing to showcase their newest, most innovative technologies for this years competition. Every year, CommNexus challenges tech companies within and beyond the San Diego region to enter their latest technologies into GadgetFest and compete for the coveted title of Greatest Gadget.

San Diego-Marseille Biotech Conference: Testimonies of US born dreams implemented in Provence

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009 -- San Diego-Marseille Biotech Conference: Testimonies of US born dreams implemented in Provence. Why a partnership between San Diego and Marseille makes sense in life science ? * Thanks to French Bio Beach support, Provence French Riviera Region and San Diego are committed to partner and facilitate cross border relationships in Life Science on a long term basis.

The Pan-Cancer Screen: Still Early for Prime Time

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Yet in 2009, data from a large trial demonstrated that men who were screened had the same or higher risk of death as men who were not screened. Imagine you could go to your doctor once a year for a blood test that would detect nearly every common type of cancer at an early stage.

Insights and Opinions: What's going on in venture capital in San Diego?

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What's going on in venture capital in San Diego? For our insights and opinions section today, we're featuring a recent podcast by Frank Peters, of the Frank Peters Show , and an angel investor. And how will the changing venture economy affect angel investors? Mission Ventures' Dave Ryan talks with Frank Peters, and offers advice for angel investors. Listen. More Insights and Opinions on socalTECH.com.