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

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After signaling that it plans to operate drones via cellular technologies, San Diego-based Qualcomm says today it is working with AT&T to use commercial wireless networks for test flights beyond an operator’s visual line of sight.

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Productivity in Your Pocket

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Today, larger mobile screens and touch interfaces are allowing people to do real work—not just e-mail—with the computer they have, wherever they are. The app that you use is the one in your pocket.

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Qualcomm Re-Ups Investment In Mobile Management Firm Visage

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has renewed its investment in Visage , as part of a Series C funding for the enterprise mobility management software provider. capital venture qualcomm motorola mobility enterprise visage

Murata Pays $68M for Arctic Sand, to Combine with Peregrine Semi

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Japan’s Murata Manufacturing has acquired Arctic Sand Technologies of Burlington, MA, and plans to combine Arctic Sand’s low-power semiconductor technology with its San Diego-based subsidiary, Peregrine Semiconductor. Arctic Sand, an MIT spinout founded in 2010, has developed semiconductor technology that consolidates a number of board-level power components onto a single chip for use in mobile devices, data centers, and LCD displays.

Slacker Adds Windows Mobile App

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San Diego-based personalized radio service Slacker said Wednesday that it has debuted a new application for Windows Mobile. Slacker said that its Slacker Radio Mobile app provides access to its personalized Internet radio service, and will debut on T-Mobile HTC HD2.

Wireless and Mobile Health

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 -- Wireless and Mobile Health. Join the San Diego Venture Group on to hear some of the leading minds in the Wireless and Mobile Health industry -- from West Wireless Health Institute, Qualcomm, PhiloMetron, and VC fund Kleiner Perkins -- share their views about how entrepreneurs will reshape the healthcare system in the coming decade.

Roambi Connects To Oracle

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San Diego-based MeLLmo , the developer of the Roambi business application for the iPhone and iPad, said this morning that it has integrated its software with Oracle's Business Intelligence (BI) suite. Roambi allows users to monitor various enterprise products via their mobile device.

Qualcomm Backs Visage Mobile

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San Diego-based wireless technology firm Qualcomm is backing a developer of enterprise mobile device management software, Visage Mobile , via its Qualcomm Ventures arm. Tags: qualcomm capital venture mobile management enterprise software visage According to Visage, it has just received $3.6M in a Series C funding round led by Qualcomm Ventures, and also including Worldview Technology Partners, ATA Ventures, Vesbridge Partners and Emergence Capital Partners.

Fandango Rolls Out Mobile Ticketing Product

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Los Angeles-based Fandango , which operates an online movie ticketing service, announced today that it has rolled out a mobile phone ticketing option. The firm, which is a unit of Comcast Interactive, said its mobile ticket program allows users to use their mobile phones to get into movies.

FLO TV Adds CNN Mobile

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San Diego-based FLO TV , the mobile television arm of Qualcomm, said today that it has inked a deal with Turner Broadcasting to add CNN Mobile to the service. Tags: mobile qualcomm wireless content FLO TV said that it will add content from CNN/US, CNN International, HLN, and CNN.com on the FLO TV Personal Television and FLO TV Auto Entertainment offerings.

Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility

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Friday, September 17, 2010 -- Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility. How How Convergence is Creating a More Mobile, Connected, and Social Society. Join the San Diego Venture Group for our special Keynote Headliner program featuring Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility. See [link] (more

Interview with Yossi Vardi

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The other aspect, at least in the spaces where I am involved, which is consumer-facing Internet and mobile applications--is you need very talented people. In the consumer Internet and consumer mobile industry it's not like writing software for the enterprise.

Covario Targets Mobile Web Sites

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San Diego-based Covario , a developer of search engine marketing and search engine optimization software, said today that it has launched a new product focused on creating mobile web sites. According to the firm, its new product--Mobile COntent Optimizer--helps advertisers create mobile-friendly web sites. Tags: covario mobile site software

Intuit's Strategy: Mobile and Social

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 -- Intuit's Strategy: Mobile and Social. CommNexus San Diego. Learn how Intuit is using mobile and social to drive growth in TurboTax and Mint.com. Come learn how Intuit evolved from a traditional software company distributing CD's through retail distribution into a leader in the "software as a service" market and how Intuit continues to use Mobile and Social to drive growth in its core consumer offerings.

Qualcomm Names Mobile Commerce Head

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San Diego-based Qualcomm announced this morning that it has named Rocco Fabiano as new head of its mobile commerce subsidiary, Firethorn Holdings LLC. Tags: qualcomm firethorn mobile commerce executive Qualcomm said that Fabiano will act as President of Firethorn, heading up strategic direction and market expansion for the unit.

ProfitLine Partners with Mobile Software Firm

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San Diego-based ProfitLine , a developer of mobile and communications spending management services, reported today that it has partnered with BoxTone , a provider of mobile service management software for smart phones. Tags: phone mobile boxtone telecom software management spend profitline

PacketVideo Powers AT&T Mobile Music Service

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San Diego-based PacketVideo announced today that the firm is powering AT&T's new mobile music service, which was launched today by AT&T. AT&T's Music service allows users to listen to personal radio stations, download, and buy full songs and albums from their mobile phones, and also identify tunes, search for lyrics, and save music to their phones. Tags: nextwave phone cell music mobile packetvideo

Verve Wireless Raises $7M For Mobile News Apps

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San Diego-based Verve Wireless , the developer of mobile publishing tools for the Associated Press, McClatchy, Belo Interactive, and other publishers, said this morning that it has raised $7M more in additional funding. Verve's software, which runs on iPhone, Android, and other platforms, is used by local newspapers, the AP, and others for their mobile media publishing. The company says its mobile news app served up 150 million mobile news pages in July.

GoTV Networks Buys Division From Hands-On Mobile

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Los Angeles-based GoTV Networks , a developer of mobile applications, said today that it has acquired the HOMBRE (Hands-On Mobile Binary Runtime Environment) division of Hands-On Mobile Inc. GoTV Networks said it will acquire the library of HOMBRE applications, client and server technologies, and patents, and will also hire HOMBRE's employees in San Francisco and San Diego.

Verve Wireless: 100M Mobile News Pages Per Month

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San Diego-based Verve Wireless is reporting tonight that the firm served up 100 million mobile news pages per month in 2009, up 160% year over year. The firm, which powers such mobile news applications as AP Mobile, said it is on track to serve up 2.2 The firm attributed the growth in news page views to local media partners, who have recently been signing up to the company's white label mobile application product.

Novatel Wireless Adds Wireless Module

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San Diego-based Novatel Wireless is expanding its product lineup, saying today that it has added a new embedded module for the 3G mobile data market. Tags: novatel wireless telecom mobile internet module

Novatel Links With XCom

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San Diego-based Novatel Wireless is extending out its partners for its MiFi mobile hotspot device, saying this week that it has inked a deal with XCom Global , a provider of low-cost, wireless data rental services for international travelers.

Novatel Selects PocketGear For App Store

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San Diego-based Novatel Wireless said today that it has selected PocketGear to power a new, application store for its MiFi mobile hotspot device. Tags: novatel wireless pocketgear store mobile

Novatel Deploys MiFi In Thailand

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San Diego-based Novatel Wireless , maker of the MiFi mobile hotspot device, which turns a 3G mobile connection into a personal Wi-Fi hotspot, said it is deploying its devices in Thailand with CAT , which operates a CDMA network in that country.

FLO TV Plans Super Bowl Ad Blitz

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San Diego-based FLO TV , the mobile television arm of Qualcomm , announced today that it is launching a Super Bowl ad campaign. The firm said the campaign will focus on mobile TV and its FLO TV brand. Tags: flotv mobile advertising super bowl

Decoding the Secret of iPhone Game Popularity, With William Volk, Playscreen

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It's an intensely competitive market in developing games for the iPhone and other mobile platforms, with thousands and thousands of titles competing for attention from users. William is in San Diego, and is a longtime gaming vet, having been at Activision in the days of The Manhole and Myst.

Novatel Links Deal With Comcast

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San Diego-based Novatel Wireless , which develops wireless broadband access products, including the popular MiFi mobile hotspot, said today that it has inked a Master Purchase Agreement with Comcast. Tags: novatel wireless comcast mifi mobile hotspot wifi

Verizon Wireless iPad Bundle Hits Stores

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Verizon Wireless said that Apple's iPad device--bundled with the Verizon MiFi mobile hotspot--is hitting its stores today, at more than 2,000 of its Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide. Tags: verizon wireless ipad novatel mobile apple phone tablet hardware

Slacker Ships On Palm webOS

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San Diego-based Slacker , which operates a personalized Internet radio service, said Thursday that it has shipped a version of the firm's application for the Palm webOS. Tags: slacker music personalized internet streaming palm webos pixi mobile phone

Qualcomm To Shut FLO TV, Says Report

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San Diego-based Qualcomm is shutting its FLO TV video streaming service, according to report today. According to paidContent, Qualcomm's mobile TV service is shut down by the end of the year, after failing to find a buyer for the business. Tags: qualcomm flotv television content streaming mobile phone Qualcomm had said it had issues with the service earlier this year, and had been looking for a buyer or a spinout of the business. READ MORE>>.

Qualcomm Boosts ChaCha

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has made an investment in Indianapolis question and answer site ChaCha , ChaCha said Wednesday afternoon. ChaCha offers up an online question and answer site, which allows users to ask any question via the web or mobile SMS. The new investment from Qualcomm comes on top of a recent, October 2010 funding by vantagePoint Venture Partners and Rho Ventures.

DivX Certifies First Android Phone

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San Diego-based DivX , the developer of video encoding and decoding software, said today that it has certified its first Android mobile phone for its video format. According to DivX it has certified Samsung's Galaxy S mobile phones for DivX HD. DivX said the certification is the first of an Android mobile phone, and only the second mobile phone to get certification. Tags: divx android phone certification video encoding mobile

Novatel Wireless Files Patent Lawsuit Against Two Firms

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San Diego-based Novatel Wireless , the maker of broadband modems and the MiFi mobile hotspot device, said this morning that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Franklin Wireless Corp. ,