Elevate Launches Analytics Team In San Diego

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San Diego-based Elevate Credit , a fintech startup aimed at providing credit to non-prime customers, said it has launched a new "Advanced Analytics" center in San Diego. The company said the San Diego team has more than 35 data scientists, including more than 25 member with advanced degrees, and eight with PhDs.

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

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When Xconomy convened a dinner discussion earlier this year that included prominent San Diego cybersecurity innovators, startup founders, and system administrators, I was stunned to learn that Gary Hayslip oversees an IT network that blocks an average of 800,000 cyber attacks a day.

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Amazon Extends Prime Now to San Diego

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Amazon.com is extended its Prime Now service to San Diego today, offering up one hour delivery for a long list of items to its customers in the city from local stores and Amazon's own warehouse. amazon prime diego ecommerce hour delivery courier sandiego expansionAmazon said it is offering up things like paper towels, milk, Kindle devices, and more through the service.

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.

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 commissioned the report to help quantify the economic impact of the cybersecurity industry in San Diego, and to assess how employers view their prospects for growth and needs for future hiring.

At “The Vine,” Developer Builds a Vertical Campus for Tech Startups

Xconomy

In downtown San Diego, a private real estate company best known for its master-planned communities in suburban Southern California has posed some existential questions for regional tech hubs looking to build their own startup ecosystems. 101 West Broadway tower in downtown San Diego.

Doing “Defense the Silicon Valley Way” Pays for Daylight Solutions

Xconomy

But San Diego’s Daylight Solutions has managed to openly thrive in two very different markets. The company has advanced its specialized solid-state laser technology for customers in both the defense industry and commercial sector. Startups that develop advanced military technologies often never come to light.

Betterworks Plans Expansion To OC, San Diego, Austin, and NYC

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Santa Monica-based BetterWorks , the provider of a technology based, employee fringe benefits programs, said today that it is planning to expand to Orange County, San Diego, Austin, and New York in the next month. The firm--which has been ramping up efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area over the last few months--said it so far has signed up private beta customers at.

Groupon Now Hits San Diego

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Daily deals giant Groupon has expanded its location-based deal platform, Groupon Now into San Diego, the firm said Wednesday. The deals include special deals on restaurants, and are targeted at merchants who want to attract extra customers in real-time.

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

Xconomy

On the day after Intel announced its acquisition of San Diego machine learning startup Nervana Systems, investor Steve Jurvetson told me he was feeling a sense of satisfaction about a call he made three years ago, and how it has been playing out.

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

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Since then, the San Diego company has built a thriving business as a contract research organization (CRO) that tests experimental drug compounds on bio-printed liver tissue. It was our customers talking about our technology.”.

With $18M, Reflexion Health Expands Physical Therapy Technology

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Reflexion Health, a San Diego startup founded in 2012 at the nonprofit West Health Institute, is moving to commercialize Vera, its physical rehabilitation system based on Microsoft Kinect’s motion tracking technology.

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California’s Surf Air Acquires Dallas-Based Airline Company Rise

Xconomy

We need to travel to other places than Texas; we were missing out on that revenue that customers were willing to give us.” [ Updated 6/7/17 12:21 pm. See below. ] Dallas —Dallas-based aviation startup Rise has been acquired by Surf Air, a California airline membership company.

Germany’s Software AG Adds Analytic Tools with Zementis Buyout

Xconomy

Software AG, a German software giant with 4,300 employees, has acquired San Diego-based Zementis, a specialist in machine learning and data science. Zementis CEO Michael Zeller co-founded the company in 2004 to help customers glean new insights from big data by using predictive analytics. “We’ve Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to a statement Friday, after the acquisition closed last week.

With $30M Infusion, Certona Aims for Bigger Share of Digital Retail

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After raising $30 million, San Diego-based Certona said it is moving to accelerate its product development, expand its sales and marketing team, and improve its client services as an e-commerce technology vendor. If online retailing is one of the most tumultuous and fast-changing corners of the Internet, the growth of marketing technologies that retailers use to serve their customers and to personalize their shopping experience has been an even wilder ride.

San Diego 2017 - INTERFACE Tour

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 -- INTERFACE San Diego 2017. INTERFACE addresses these IT issues through informative, non-sales oriented, educational seminars customized to the specific needs of the local business community. It’s critical to stay current with the technology that runs your organization and secures your operational infrastructure.

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.

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

Water Metering Startup Wins Vote for “Best Demo” at EvoNexus Event

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A San Diego civil engineer who has developed an alternative technology for automating the measurement of water flow gave the best presentation at EvoNexus Fall Demo Day, an event that drew nearly 400 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters late Thursday to Qualcomm’s corporate headquarters. EvoNexus operates as a free incubator (with “no strings attached”) for tech startups at three facilities in San Diego and Orange County.

Fintech Lender Uses Profitability to Step Out from Industry Cloud

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In contrast to some alternative lenders, the San Diego firm said it is growing fast and is consistently profitable. Problems at one industry leader, San Francisco-based LendingClub (NYSE: LC ), has added to waning enthusiasm among some investors for the peer-to-peer model, which matches online users who want a loan with Wall Street investors or wealthy individuals looking for a higher rate of return than many traditional, fixed-income investments.

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The Five Major Tech Trends of 2016

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“Cognitive computing,” artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced data analytics are evolving companies’ understanding of their customers in game-changing ways. The Device-Agnostic Customer Experience.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Care About Inequality and Divisiveness

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We are not Sweden—nor do we need to be—but we do need to invest in closing the income gap through education and training that produces new customers and workers for entrepreneurs and the array of services and amenities a middle-class lifestyle affords.

Flywheel Drops Fares In LA, San Diego To $5 Until April 6th

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On-demand, taxi app developer Flywheel , which has been in an intense battle with Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and others in the LA market, said this week that it will offer $5, flat rate rides on its service in Los Angeles and San Diego until April 6th. LA and San Diego are two of the five markets that Flywheel is trying to reach out to new customers, along with Seattle, San Jose, and Sacramento. diego ride smartphone taxi uber transportation mobile flywheel

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

Is Your Organization Ready to Become an Ecosystem Driver?

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Companies must learn to become ecosystem drivers – even if only for a subset of their customers – in order to survive. A distinguishing feature of this model is that they are the destination in their space for a subset of their customers. – Ensure great customer experience.

Ginkgo Builds Out Robot Labs as Microbe Design Business Grows: Photos

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Today the synthetic biology company announced an expansion of its headquarters in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood, including a second, larger lab space for designing and making custom yeast and other microbes. Today Ginkgo announced another partnership, with San Diego-based Genomatica.

PacketSled Raises $5M for Automated Cybersecurity Monitoring System

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PacketSled, a cybersecurity startup based in suburban San Diego, has raised $5 million in a Series A funding round led by Keshif Ventures, a local angel investment fund that has put money into dozens of tech startups in the San Diego area.

New Cybersecurity Alliance Continues Trend of Industry Collaboration

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Cyber industry alliances, the thinking goes, could make customers’ cyber defenses stronger and easier to manage. The alliance aims to address these challenges by not only better aligning security vendors, but also by creating a more connected security system for their customers.

With “Go,” Amazon Identifies Another Job It Can Do Better

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Audible is far better than its predecessors at doing the job I need done as I travel to and from my office – provide on-demand access to an array of rich, custom content. Boston Boston Xcon Boulder/Denver Xcon Detroit Xcon Indiana Xcon National Xcon New York Xcon Raleigh-Durham Xcon San Diego Xcon San Francisco Xcon Seattle Xcon Texas Xcon Wisconsin Xcon AgtechFood amazon Amazon Audible Amazon Go automation Food Grocery Stores Internet IT Jobs Lou Shipley Mobile NPR radio retail Software

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

How Augmented Reality Is Transforming the Manufacturing Industry

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It is particularly useful in the automotive industry, where automakers and suppliers manage a great deal of product variation and customization, often building parts for multiple vehicles on the same factory line.

What Startups Can Do About Cyber Attacks

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The onus is on startups to keep these risks at bay, especially as their business amasses a growing volume of sensitive data such as customer contact numbers, credit card data, and intellectual property. They foster customer trust, which is essential in driving growth and customer acquisition.

Recruitment Goal In Obama Precision Med Study: 1M in 3 or 4 Years

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The money will also help with outreach at community health centers in six cities, including Knoxville, TN, and San Ysidro, CA—part of the administration’s goal of enrolling people across economic strata.

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