San Diego's Seismic Snags $100M, Joins Unicorns

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San Diego-based Seismic , a developer of sales and marketing software, has raised $100M more in a funding round, which values the company at $1 billion, the company said on Tuesday. The startup, led by CEO Doug Winter, develops software used to enable sales and marketing efforts in the enterprise.

Nominations Open for San Diego’s Inaugural Xconomy Awards

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San Diego is one of the top U.S. Researchers and entrepreneurs here are leaders in developing the next generation of medicines and medical devices. Hundreds of companies. Dozens of research institutes. Billions of dollars in economic impact.

Amazon Expands Tech Hub In San Diego

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Online e-commerce giant Amazon announced this morning that it is expanding at its "tech hub" in San Diego, and plans to create 300 new high tech jobs at the location. According to Amazon, it has opened up a new, 85,000 square foot office as its San Diego Tech Hub, where employees will work in the areas of software development, machine learning, cloud computing, and digital entertainment. The new San Diego office is led by General Manager Nate Wiger.

15 San Diego Companies Chosen for Defense Innovation Program

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Technology developed in San Diego for defense purposes has helped to seed the region’s private sector with employees who have skills in fields like cybersecurity, engineering, and biotechnology, as well as spur commercial innovation, according to a report published in October by the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC).

Beacon Discovery Expands in San Diego

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San Diego-based Beacon Discovery , a company focused on orphan GPCR drug discovery, says it is expanding its San Diego facility, as part of a partnership with Escient Pharmaceuticals. According to Beacon Discovery, the expansion in San Diego is being driven by Escient's recently $40M Series A funding, which will go towards development of therapeutics targeting Mas-Related G-Protein Receptors (Mrgpr).

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.

Raken Expands In San Diego

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San Diego-based construction compliance and reporting software developer Raken announced this morning that it is expanding its footprint in San Diego, and has moved into a new space at make (cq) in Carlsbad. raken diego construction compliance reporting software growth expansion headquarters

Economic Study Ranks San Diego Near Top in Genomics Innovation

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An economic impact study of San Diego’s emerging genomics industry counted 115 genomics-related companies operating in the region that directly employ over 10,000 people, and drive about $5.6

Experian Expands In San Diego

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Experian said Tuesday afternoon that it is expanding in San Diego, and has opened up a new data and innovation lab in the city to help focused on advanced data analysis processes, research and development. According to Experian, San Diego has become a "hot bed for data scientists", and that it "couldn't find a better place" in the United States for an environment for its data scientists. experian diego growth data analytics expansion business

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.

Imagion Biosystems Moves US Operations To San Diego

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Imagion Biosystems Limited , a company developing early cancer detection testing tools, said this morning that it will relocate its U.S. business operations to San Diego. According to Imagion Biosystems, it made the move because San Diego is one of the largest biotechnology hubs in the U.S., Imagion said it expects to be fully operational in San Diego in the second quarter of the year.

Study Stakes San Diego’s Claim in Genomics: $292M in 2016 VC Deals

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Preliminary findings from an economic impact study show that genomics is emerging as a distinct innovation cluster in San Diego. The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

Teradata Moving Headquarters to San Diego as Part of Consolidation

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Teradata (NYSE: TDC ), a specialist in data warehousing, business analytics, and consulting services, disclosed this week that it plans to move its corporate headquarters from Dayton, OH, to San Diego by the end of the year.

San Diego Startup Raises $2.3M to Advance Enzymatic DNA Synthesis

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Molecular Assemblies , a San Diego startup developing a new enzymatic method for synthesizing DNA, said today it has raised $2.3 million in a seed financing round.

Oncolytics Biotech Opens San Diego Office

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Canadian biotech developer Oncolytics Biotech has opened up a new office in San Diego, the company said this morning, to tap into the area's reputation as a biotech hub. According to Oncolytics Biotech, the new office will support investor relations, business development, and clinical operations functions. oncolytics biotech office expansion diego growth economy jobs lifescience pharmaceutical biopharmaceutical biopharma cancer

Walmart Labs Plans Major San Diego Area Expansion

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Walmart Labs , the technology arm of retail giant Walmart , is planning a major expansion in San Diego--hoping to tap into the area's deep depth of technology talent. According to Walmart, it is planning to triple its headcount in San Diego, as it expands into a new office which is triple the size of its existing operation in the city. carlsbad retail tech talent technology diego growth employment jobs labs walmart

Lilly Adds Chemistry Capabilities in San Diego Lab Expansion

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Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY ) has completed a $90 million expansion of its biotechnology R&D center in San Diego, added new automated synthesis equipment, and plans to build out its next-generation chemistry capabilities here over the next two years.

UC San Diego Engineers' Glove Understands American Sign Language

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A new, "smart glove" developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego , understands and translates the American Sign Language alphabet into text, the school said last week. UC San Diego released a video of the glove in action.

Twist Bioscience Expands In San Diego

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San Francisco-based synthetic DNA developer Twist Bioscience Corporation is in a big expansion, saying it has opened up a new office in Carlsbad. twist bioscience diego growth expansion lifescience employees jobs sequencingTwist is venture backed by such investors as Biomatics Capital, plus Reinet Fund S.C.A., F.I.S., NFT Investment Limited, KANGMEI Group, Bay City Capital GF Xinde Life Science Investment Fund, 3W Partners Capital and Ditch Plains Capital Management LP.

Walmart: Turning San Diego Into A Key Technology Center

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However, the company's technology team, Walmart Labs (www.walmartlabs.com)--which said this month that it is planning on major growth in San Diego is responsible for the company's key supply chain technology, online e-commerce site, and much more. What exactly does Walmart Labs work on in San Diego? So we developed this automation system, which saves thousands of hours of time for our engineers, running 50,000 automation tests a day.

Walmart: Turning San Diego Into Its Technology Center

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However, the company's technology team, Walmart Labs (www.walmartlabs.com)--which said this month that it is planning on major growth in San Diego is responsible for the company's key supply chain technology, online e-commerce site, and much more. What exactly does Walmart Labs work on in San Diego? So we developed this automation system, which saves thousands of hours of time for our engineers, running 50,000 automation tests a day.

San Diego Firm's Pokemon Go Drone Hack

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San Diego drone technology developer Spark Aerial has something easier: it used a quadcopter drone to play Pokemon Go , using a remote control and cloned smartphone, strapped to the quadcopter, to capture pocket monsters--all from the convenience of their rooftop. pokemon diego sparkaerial pokemongo pocket monster hack hacking gadget cheatTired of slogging all over town in the hot sun to gather Pokemon creatures?

Dutch Biotech Raises $19M to Develop Psoriasis Drug Near San Diego

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Escalier Biosciences BV, a biotech developing drugs for psoriasis and other autoimmune disorders, said it has raised $19 million in a Series B financing led by Forbion, a Dutch life sciences investor.

Sony Slashes Jobs In San Diego

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Sony''s massively multiplayer online game division, Sony Online Entertainment , is cutting jobs in San Diego, as part of a cost reduction move, Sony disclosed Wednesday. sony online entertainment jobs employment diego mmorpg videogame development

Mobile Industrial Robots Opens Office In San Diego

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Mobile Industrial Robots (MIR), a developer of autonomous, industrial robots used in manufacturing, hospitals, and nurseries, has opened up an office in San Diego, the second U.S. The company said the San Diego office will be led by Nicholas Temple. sandiego growth support sales nurseries hospitals manufacturing diego robotics robots industrial mobile

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).

Paycom Software Sets Up Sales Office In San Diego

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Paycom Software , a publicly traded developer of cloud-based human capital management software, has opened up a new office in San Diego, the company said on Monday afternoon. Paycom, which is based in Oklahoma, develops payroll and human resources software used for everything from recruiting to retirement. paycom software cloud human resources diego employment

Mobile Roadie, San Diego Zoo Launch App

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Los Angeles-based mobile app developer Mobile Roadie and the San Diego Zoo said Thursday that they have launched a new, official app for the zoo. Mobile Roadie is a developer of a wide range of mobile apps, ranging from celebrities, newspapers, brands, artists, and more.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Sets Up New Research Site In San Diego

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals , a biotechnology company that develops treatments for cystic fibrosis (CF) and other diseases, has opened up a new, 170,000 square foot facility in Torrey Pines, San Diego. vertex pharmaceuticals research diego cystic fibrosis expansion torrey pinesbiotech lifescience

Memjet Expands Footprint In San Diego

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San Diego-based Memjet , a developer of color inkjet technology, said it has expanded its headquarters in San Diego. The company says it has moved into a 25,000 ssquare foot building which combines Memjet's two previous facilities in San Diego, featuring a demo area for customers, and expanded laboratories and corporate offices. memjet diego growth color inkjet technology expansion jobs

Sony Slashes Staff At San Diego Game Studio

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Sony has cut more than 50 employees in San Diego, at its Sony San Diego Studio , which develops videogames such as Kill Strain and MLB. Gamasutra reported the moves are possibly a move away from "live games" development at Sony. sony diego studios videogame studio layoff jobs employment online gamesAccording to reports , the layoffs are part of a wider cut in its videogaming operations which also included workers in London.

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.

Xconomy Guide to Best Sessions at Startup Week San Diego

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Startup Week San Diego, like a lot of other places that host similar events, has been billed as a weeklong celebration of entrepreneurship. This year’s Startup Week also has added five new tracks intended to highlight San Diego’s strengths as a startup ecosystem.

San Diego Startup Plans New Video-Based Dating App

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San Diego-based Wyldfire , which develops online dating apps, said today that it plans on launching a new, video-focused dating app it says avoids the "hook-up" culture of current dating apps.

Taoglas Expands In San Diego, Plans Hiring

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Taoglas , a developer of communications antennas, said it is expanding in San Diego, and has quadrupled its space in the city to 16,000 square feet. The company said it has set up an antenna and RF design center in San Diego, specifically to help address antenna needs for the M2M and Internet of Things industries. The company said it selected San Diego for the expansion, due to a strong, experienced talent pool in the areas of antenna and hardware design.