San Diego's Express Logic Acquired By Microsoft

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San Diego-based Express Logic , a developer of real-time operating systems (RTOS) used heavily in industrial settings, has been acquired by Microsoft , in a bid to extend Microsoft's footprint into the real time OS arena. According to Microsoft, it will use the acquisition of Express Logic to expand its support for IoT devices, and as a complement to its security offering for microcontrollers, Azure Sphere. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced.

Uber Rejiggers App to Highlight Its Bikes, Scooters in San Diego

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San Diego is one of two metropolitan areas in which ride-hailing giant Uber has reformatted its mobile app to make it simpler for users to rent an electric bicycle or scooter.

San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: ResMed, Alexandria GradLabs & More

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Spring has sprung, and it’s shaping up to be another busy season for San Diego’s life sciences community. The acquisition of privately held HB Healthcare comes less than a year after the South Korean’s national healthcare system began offering reimbursement for sleep apnea diagnosis and ventilation devices for.

Tesla Buys San Diego's Maxwell Technologies For Energy Storage Tech

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Tesla Motors , the electric car-and-solar panel company led by Elon Musk, is acquiring San Diego-based technology developer Maxwell Technologies , in a deal worth approximately $218M, the companies announced on Monday. cleantech acquisition merger musk elon storage energy technologies maxwell motors tesla

Takeda Unites San Diego Operations At New ‘Biotech-Style’ R&D Center

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That company was Syrrx, a private San Diego-based biotech that used X-ray crystallography to help determine the structures of disease-related molecules so drugs could be designed to target them. Now, 14 years and multiple other acquisitions of North America-based companies later, the company has moved its San Diego employees—many of them staff gained through those various deals—into a new, custom-built R&D center.

Viracta, Neurelis & More: The Latest in San Diego Biotech

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Even as all eyes were on the American Society of Hematology (ASH) conference in downtown San Diego this week, other biotech companies were staying busy. Let’s get caught up with the latest life sciences news in San Diego. The San Diego biotech is developing therapies for cancers related to the Epstein-Barr virus.

Zayo Buys Two San Diego Data Centers

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Zayo Group Holdings , a provider of fiber connectivity and colocation services, announced this morning that it has acquired two, San Diego area data centers. Zayo said the acquisition was due to accelerated demand for data center and interconnection services in San Diego, fueled by customers in IT, healthcare and professional services. kionetworks acquisition merger datacenter center data diego zayo

Bose Develops Prototype “Sleepbuds” After Buying San Diego Startup

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Bose , the privately held maker of headphones, loudspeakers, and other electronics for audiophiles, has acquired Hush, a San Diego startup founded by three undergraduate engineering students to develop “smart” noise-masking earbuds designed to help users sleep.

ServiceNow Buys San Diego Specialist in Customer Experience, Design

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ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW ), the Santa Clara, CA-based giant that provides cloud-based IT services, is boosting its emphasis on human-centered design with its acquisition of Telepathy , a San Diego specialist in customer experience and design. Read more » Reprints | Share: National blog main National top stories San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories San Francisco blog main buyouts C.J.

San Diego Innovation Economy Extended Gains in 2015: Connect Report

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San Diego’s innovation clusters continued to grow in 2015, as local startups, funding deals, and job growth extended an economic growth spurt that began in 2013. Innovation Companies in San Diego (Courtesy Connect Innovation Report).

Websense, After Move From San Diego, In Acquisition Talks

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Former San Diego-based security software developer Websense > --one of a number of companies acquired by private equity investor Vista Equity Partners and moved out of San Diego--is now in talks to be acquired by Raytheon , according to a report. Vista Equity moved Websense--and more than 470 jobs from San Diego--to Austin, Texas last year, in a high profile loss for San Diego''s technology industry.

Exact Sciences Acquires San Diego Lab Equipment Supplier Biomatrica

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Exact Sciences has gone from being a customer of Biomatrica, a San Diego-based vendor of equipment for storing and preserving blood and saliva samples, to now being the company’s owner.

RelationEdge, Based In San Diego, Acquired By Rackspace

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San Diego-based RelationEdge , a provider of Salesforce consulting and digital agency services, has been acquired by cloud service company Rackspace , Rackspace said on Thursday afternoon. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Rackspace said the acquisition will help it broaden its application services portfolio, including adding implementation and managed services for SaaS applications RelationEdge was founded in 2013, and now has 125 employees.

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. San Diego represents a major growth area for Webroot. The San Diego office is going to become one of Webroot’s centers of analytic software, Nye added.

Xavient Digital Plans To Hire 250 Across LA, San Diego

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Simi Valley-based Xavient Digital , a provider of IT solutions and software services, said it is in a major hiring push in the region, and plans to hire 250 people in the next few months in Los Angeles, San Diego, as well as other locations across the US. Xavient Digital said the hiring comes as a result of its acquisition by customer service provider TELUS International. xavient information systems telus merger acquisition hiring jobs employment services

Teradata Acquires San Diego’s StackIQ to Strengthen Cloud Business

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Dayton, OH-based Teradata (NYSE: TDC ), which has roughly 1,000 employees at its Teradata Labs engineering unit in San Diego, says today it has acquired StackIQ, a six-year-old startup near San Diego that specializes in software used to automate datacenters in the cloud. But reading between the lines, the acquisition has Oliver Ratzesberger’s fingerprints all over it.

eBay Launches Local Shopping App In San Diego

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eBay has launched a new, local buying and selling app called Close 5 this week in San Diego, aimed at helping users buy and sell products to other local users. The new app comes thanks to eBay''s recent acquisition of Rumgr, which was developing social selling apps very similar to Close 5. eBay said the app offers up user profiles and is a safer option to traditional, anonymous classifieds. The free app runs on iPhone and Android.

Amylin Pharmaceuticals To Shut San Diego Operations

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However, it looks like the acquisition of San Diego''s Amylin Pharmaceuticals by Bristol-Myers Squibb is turning out not-so-great for employees in the location, after news that Bristol-Myers Squibb plans to close its San Diego operations , resulting in the loss of hundreds of jobs. The move was first reported by the U-T San Diego. amylin pharmaceuticals diego biotech lifescienec employee jobs layoff

Lockerz Axes Plixi Team In San Diego

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Lockerz , the Seattle-based social shopping and e-commerce site backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has axed the company's San Diego office, in addition to laying off around 30 percent of its staff. Lockerz' San Diego team came from the January, 2011 acquisition of Plixi, which was formerly known as TweetPhoto, which developed software and services which allowed Twitter users to share photos.

A Need for Speed: Illumina Acquires San Diego’s Edico Genome

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With the Bio-IT World Conference opening today in Boston, San Diego-based Illumina (NASDAQ: [[ticker:ILMN) said it has acquired Edico Genome, a five-year-old startup with technology to accelerate the readout of next-generation sequencing data.

San Diego Life Sciences 2022: Photos and Takeaways

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Nevertheless, Xconomy recently brought together some of San Diego’s most prominent life sciences leaders to offer their vision for what the regional biotech cluster will be like in five years. They broadly agreed that San Diego has proven itself as a great seedbed for life sciences startups. View the Slideshow Making predictions can be a tricky business.

San Diego Faces Its Future as a Tech Hub Without Qualcomm as Anchor

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As Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) prepares for its annual shareholders meeting Tuesday, March 6, its takeover battle with Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM ), has much of San Diego pondering a question reminiscent of a Joni Mitchell song: “Oh, don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone?”

Lasergen, With Office In San Diego, Acquired By Agilent For $105M

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Lasergen , a startup developing technology for the DNA sequencing market--and which has an office in San Diego--has been acquired by Agilent Technologies for $105M, the two said late Tuesday. Lasergen was founded in 2002, and had its headquarters in Houston, with another location in San Diego: the company has 45 employees. lifescience biotech sequencing acquisition merger agilent diego lasergen

San Diego's TriTech Rolled Up Into Superion By Vista Equity, Bain Capital

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San Diego-based software developer TriTech , a developer of public safety software for 911 dispatching, crime mapping, emergency medical services, and other related areas, has been rolled into single company with another two companies, Superion and Aptean. tritech merger acquisition superion public safety software private equity vista bain

Report: San Diego News Network Seeks Buyer

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A report last night from the San Diego Union Tribune says that San Diego News Network (SDNN), the local news effort run by entrepreneurs Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry, is looking for a buyer. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, SDNN has let go of some of its staff, but is still updating the site. SDNN is run by former executives of the San Diego Union Tribune. Tags: diego news network media content merger acquisition

Under New Ownership, San Diego’s Ad-Juster Names Dennis Clerke CEO

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Ad-Juster, a San Diego adtech startup acquired earlier this year by the investment arm of China’s Innotech International Group, Wednesday named local software entrepreneur Dennis Clerke as CEO. Clerke (a San Diego Xconomist) was previously the CEO of Sunnyvale, CA-based NetSeer, an adtech acquired in February by Inuvo (NYSE: INUV , an advertising technology and digital publishing company based in Little Rock, AR.

ResMed To Add To Software Offerings With $750M MatrixCare Acquisition

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San Diego’s ResMed (NYSE: ticker[[RMD]]) announced its intention to buy the privately held tech company on Monday. Medical device maker ResMed has agreed to acquire Minnesota-based MatrixCare, which makes software for long-term care providers, for $750 million.

Topera, Started in San Diego, Acquired By Abbott For $250M Plus

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Topera, until recently, was based in San Diego, but apparently moved to San Mateo in the last year or so. Topera was venture backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), which led a $25M Series C financing for the company back in April of 2013, when the company was still based in San Diego. topera abbott life sciences lifescience biotech merger acquisition cardiac atrial fibrillation

Amid Acquisition Drama, Celgene Resubmits MS Drug for FDA Approval

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billion acquisition of San Diego’s Receptos. Celgene said Monday it has again sent the FDA an application for approval of ozanimod, an experimental multiple sclerosis drug it added to its pipeline in 2015 as part of its $7.2

Nestlé Sells Gut-Health Test Maker Prometheus Labs, Layoffs Expected

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Eight years after San Diego biotech Prometheus Laboratories was acquired by Nestlé Health Science , the diagnostic business has been sold again, this time to a little-known biotech called Precision IBD that plans to lay off approximately a quarter of Prometheus’s workforce.

Boeing Buys San Diego Software Services Firm

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Tapestry Solutions, a San Diego-based provider of services and software for tracking equipment and spare parts for the U.S. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Boeing said that the acquisition will accelerate the growth of the company's service and support business. Tapestry Solutions has 350 employees, with the majority located in San Diego, and approximately 150 deployed worldwide, including in Iraq

Spine-Surgery Medtech Startup Carlsmed Merges With Imaging Company

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Carlsmed, a San Diego-based medical technology company that’s developing personalized spinal implants, has merged with Precisive Surgical, a spine imaging system startup in Seattle.

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Lundbeck to Buy Abide Therapeutics For $250M, Make SD Lab a US Hub

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Q&A: Providence Exec on Bluetree Acquisition, Trends in Health Tech

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Joseph Health, a Renton, WA-based organization that operates 51 hospitals and 829 clinics across five US states, announced its latest strategic, IT-focused acquisition last week. Providence St. The company Providence has agreed to purchase—financial terms aren’t being disclosed— is Bluetree Network , a Madison, WI-based consultancy that works with healthcare providers to install and optimize electronic health records software.

Reneo Pharma Launches with $50M to Target Energy-Depleting Diseases

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Yet another new biotech company has been founded in San Diego by serial entrepreneur Mike Grey and other alumni of rare disease startup Lumena Pharmaceuticals.