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. EvoNexus provides furnished office space, broadband Internet and utilities, among other services, free of charge.

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. Tealium also unveiled a new “executive briefing center” (pictured above) at its expanded San Diego headquarters. The company’s workforce has grown to about 270, including 80 in San Diego.

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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.

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. With the growing interest in cord-cutting, you’d think it would be getting easier to find alternative sources for broadband Internet service. Hey folks.

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. Kyocera said that the business will combine the sales, marketing, and service functions of Kyocera Wireless Corp. 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.

Service-now.com Names Slootman CEO

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San Diego-based Service-now.com , a provider of It management software-as-a-service, said Tuesday that it has named Frank Slootman as CEO. Slootman was the CEO of Data Domain, having taken that firm public in 2007, and selling the firm to EMC in 2009, where he served as a division executive. Founder Fred Luddy becomes Chief Product Officer.

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. Based on these data, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against screening for prostate cancer.

Covario Launches Services Arm

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San Diego-based Covario , a provider of search engine marketing and SEO automation software, said Tuesday that the firm has launched a new services arm, focused on agency services. The company said that its new services delivery team is headed by Mike Gullaksen, who the firm said has led projects at advertisers that include Coca Cola, Bank of America, and others.

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Continous Computing Launches Services Business

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San Diego-based Continuous Computing , a provider of telecom and wireless software, disclosed today that the firm is launching a new solutions and services business. The firm said the new service comes as it finds that network equipment manufacturers are finding it difficult to meet "aggressive" product delivery schedules. Tags: services software continuous computing telecom wireless

RoyaltyShare Extends Canadian Services

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San Diego-based RoyaltyShare , a provider of digital royalty accounting for music publishers, said today that it has expanded its royalty services for Canadian music labels. RoyaltyShare offers software-as-a-service used to monitor and aggregate sales data for music publishers from online retailers such as iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, and eMusic, and helps them to calculate the royalties owed to artists, producers, and others.

Overland Looks Toward Services, Creates Solutions Group

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San Diego-based Overland Storage is looking beyond hardware, and into services, saying Thursday that it has created a new Solution Engineering Group.

Novatel Wireless Powers Virgin Mobile Service

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San Diego-based Novatel Wireless is behind this week's launch of Virgin Mobile USA's nationwide 3G wireless Internet service, providing the hardware behind the new service.

Service-now.com Reports Yearly Revenues

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Privately held, San Diego firm Service-now.com , a developer of IT service automation software-as-a-service, has released its yearly financial results, in an unusual move. The firm said today that it closed its fiscal year on June 30, 2009, with more than $28M in recurring revenue, and 280 customers. Service-now.com said that it is now expecting to be profitable next year and have more than $50M in recurring revenue.

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ID Analytics Rolls Consumer Service

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San Diego-based ID Analytics , a developer of software used by financial institutions and other companies to detect identity fraud, said this morning that it has launched a new, public service called MyIDScore.com , to help consumers figure out their risk for identity fraud. According to ID Analytics, the new service helps consumers assess their risk of identity fraud, and figure out if other people are using their name, Social Security number, address, or phone number.

Metaplace To Shut Virtual Worlds Service

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San Diego-based Metaplace , a developer of virtual world software, told its users Monday that it is shutting down its service, effective January 1st. The firm, which is headed by Raph Koster, told its users that its service is "not gaining enough traction to be a viable product." As a result, will close its online virtual worlds service.

Rippol Launches Video Discovery Service

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San Diego-based Rippol , a new startup looking to help people discovery and find online videos, is launching today at the TechCrunch Real-Time CrunchUp in San Francisco. The new site uses social networking features, including links to Facebook and Twitter, to help users find and discover video based on information from friends and family.

TweetPhoto Launches Twitter Photo Sharing Service

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San Diego-based TweetPhoto launched its services Thursday afternoon, saying it will allow users to share photos via the popular Twitter micro-messaging service. The service said that it will allow users to easily upload and automatically publish their photos to Twitter and Facebook.

RoyaltyShare Expands Service To The UK

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San Diego-based RoyaltyShare , a developer of software-as-a-service for tracking online music royalties, said today that the firm has expanded its service to handle tracking of royalties in the UK. RoyaltyShare said that the support comes in its Digital Advantage service, which aggregates and monitors record label sales, and calculates royalties owed to artists, songwriters, and music publishers.

ServiceNow Expands In Silicon Valley, As Revenues Exceed $125M

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San Diego-based ServiceNow , the venture-backed, privately backed developer of IT management software, said today that it has passed $125M in annual revenues, and has opened up a new, San Jose development center. According to the firm, it is seeing rapid growth and interest in its cloud-based service for IT management, with more than 100 percent revenue growth between June 30, 2010 and June 30, 2011. servicenow service cloud management software growth jobs employment

SoCal Venture Totals Slip, But IT Shines

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Locally, San Diego led the region with $182.5M For the quarter, the most active industries after IT were Healthcare, with $96.11M in investments in the quarter; followed by Industrial Goods and Materials, with $36.49M in investment; closely followed by Business and Financial Services, with $32.0M Tags: california jones 2009 venturesource southern venture capital investment

Pathway Genomics Scores Backing, Launches Genetic Testing Service

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San Diego-based Pathway Genomics said this morning that it has launched a new, personal genomics testing startup which will offer affordable genetic tests to help consumers identify their risks for diseases. The firm also said it has scored high profile venture backing from The Founders Fund, Edelson Technology Partners, and Western Technology Investment, although it did not disclose any details of that funding.

Qualcomm Appoints Former Ambassador To China To Board

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San Diego-based Qualcomm announced this morning that it has elected the former Ambassador to the People''s Republic of China to its board of directors. According to Qualcomm, former Ambassador Clark Randt is currently president of Randt & Company, and also serves on the boards of Valmont Industries and United Parcel Service. Randt had been ambassador to China from 2001 to 2009.

Most Innovative New Product Awards

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Friday, December 11, 2009 -- 22nd Annual Most Innovative New Product MIP Awards. Don't miss San Diego's most prestigious event honoring local high-tech and life science innovation. Join CONNECT to honor San Diego's leading innovators and entrepreneurs at the 22nd annual MIP Awards luncheon. CONNECT.

Active Network Files For IPO

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San Diego-based Active Network has filed for an IPO, saying in its S-1 that it is looking to raise up to $150M. Active Network operates a network of online sports registration, community activity and group sites, and other related Internet services. in 2009, and a net loss of $18.18M on revenues of $188.5M

GreatCall Looks To Hire 150

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San Diego-based GreatCall , the telecom firm which runs the Jitterbug cell phone service, disclosed this morning that it is looking to hire over 150 employees for a new, Carlsbad-based customer service and sales call center. The company said it plans to have the 150 positions filled by the time the firm's offices open in May 2009. GreatCall's Jitterbug service focuses of easy-to-use, simple cell phone service aimed at senior citizens and others.

Anacomp Gets $7.5M In Credit Facility

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San Diego-based Anacomp , a provider of electric discovery consulting services, said Monday that the firm has raised $7.5M Tags: services discovery electronic credit financing debt anacomp in a credit facility from Bridge Bank. According to Anacomp, the funding will go towards "various" strategic initiatives at the firm, including expansion in the e-discovery market.

Nirvanix In Museum Archiving Win

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San Diego-based Nirvanix announced this morning that the firm has been selected by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, as a source for digital archiving of audio, video, and photographs.

Slacker Integrates With Twitter

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San Diego-based Internet radio service Slacker has integrated its service with micro-blogging service Twitter, the firm said this morning.

Slacker Hits Android

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San Diego-based personal radio startup Slacker has expanded its services to Android phones, the firm said this morning, in conjunction with the launch of Motorola's DROID on Verizon.

Report: Slacker Gets $5M Bridge

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San Diego-based Slacker , which operates an Internet radio service, along with selling a music player linked to it service, has reportedly scored a $5M bridge financing round, according to industry publication VentureWire.

Slacker Adds Lyrics

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San Diego-based Slacker , a venture-backed, personalized online radio service, told its users this morning that it has launched a new feature which adds complete lyrics to the firm's services. for the premium service.

Nirvanix Gains $5M

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San Diego-based Nirvanix , a provider of Internet-based storage services, has raised $5M out of a $6M venture capital funding round, according to a regulatory filing.