Micronoma Names Execs, Plans San Diego HQ

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San Diego-based biotech startup Micronoma announced this morning that it has hired three new executives, and plans to set up a headquarters in San Diego. Micronoma says it is setting up a new headquarters in San Diego with 4300 square feet, with plans to have their new headquarters in San Diego CLIA certified by late 2021, with a dry lab and two wet labs, one each for R&D and CLIA-associated activities, as well as office space.

Boingo To Provide Cellular Network For San Diego State Stadium

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Los Angeles-based Boingo says it has been selected to provide the cellular network infrastructure for the new, San Diego State Aztec Stadium. diego state boingo cellular network aztec telecomAccording to Boingo, it has been selected to design, build, operate and maintain a 5G-ready, neutral host cellular DAS network for the new stadium. Financial details of the deal were not announced. The new stadium is expected to be complete for the 2022 NCAA football season.

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Lime Retreats From San Diego

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E-scooter company Lime is retreating from San Diego--as well as eleven other markets--in what appears to be a shift in the winds for the micro-mobility market startup world. Lime said that, in addition to San Diego, it is retreating from Atlanta, Phoenix, and San Antonio in the United States; Linz, Austria in Europe; and Bogot, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima, Puerto Vallarta, Rio de Janeiro and So Paulo in Latin America.

Zovio Boosts Hiring In San Diego

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Chandler, Arizona-based Zovio , a provider of education technology services, says it plans to boost hiring in San Diego, as well as in Chandler, Arizona and Denver, Colorado, as a result of soaring unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the positive plans for hiring, it appears the positions might not go very far in an expensive market like San Diego: Zovio said the new positions have a starting annual salary of $42,000.

BIO Shifts San Diego Convention Online

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The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the biotechnology community group which had planned its big, annual convention for June 8th through 11th in San Diego, has shifted its convention to a digital-only conference, saying that it made the decision based on the impact of COVID-19, the safety of the attendees and global health recommendations regarding large, in-person gatherings. BIO had expected more than 17,000 attendees to its conference in June in San Diego.

Endera Deploys EV Shuttles At San Diego International Airport

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San Diego-based commercial electric vehicle developer Endera announced this week that it has delivered 18, all-electric passenger shuttles for use at San Diego International Airport, which it says is the largest deployment of electric shuttles at a U.S. endera electric vehicle airport diego transportation cleantech

UC San Diego Health Develops COVID-19 Test, Begins Testing Patients

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The UC San Diego Health System has developed a diagnostic test that can determine whether a patient has contracted the novel coronavirus in about eight hours. National blog main National top stories San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories Biotech coronavirus COVID-19 Diagnostics Life Sciences PCR RNA testing UCSD virus

Drones Over San Diego

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San Diego Tech Summit

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -- San Diego Tech Summit. Join your peers by registering now. Gather the key IT knowledge needed to be indispensible. This year's Tech Summit agenda is carefully designed to provide you with the latest IT trends and knowledge needed to make the best possible decisions on behalf of your organization.

Uber Pulls JUMP Scooters From San Diego

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Uber has pulled the on-demand JUMP scooters it runs in San Diego from the city this week, over frustration over the city's new rules over dockless scooters, which include permits, fees, and data sharing requirements. Those new rules--which include a fixed fee over around $5000 and per-scooter charges of around $150 per device--is an attempt by San Diego to rein in rampant scooters in the city. uber jump scooter diego politics legal lime limebike wheels

Reali Launches In San Diego

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Reali , a Silicon Valley real estate startup backed by Zeev Ventures, Signia Venture Partners, and others, has officially launched in the San Diego company. As part of Reali's move into San Diego, the company said it is launching a new nonprofit effort called Reali for Good, a program which will support U.S. reali real estate artificial intelligence realestate property listing market marketplace diego sandiego

How San Diego Biotech Leaders Are Adapting to Coronavirus Concerns

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Local biotech executives and investors shared snapshots of life sciences in the time of coronavirus Wednesday afternoon at Xconomy’s Xcelerating Life Sciences San Diego event. National blog main San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories Amplyx Biotech Boundless Bio Ciara Kennedy clinical trials coronavirus COVID-19 Domain Associates Evercore ISI Financing Josh Schimmer Kim Kamdar Life Sciences Nancy Hong RiverVest startups VC Venture Capital Zach Hornby

San Diego Investor Forum / May 2019

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San Diego Forum. Monday, May 20, 2019 -- Keiretsu Forum. Angel investor event. See [link] (more

San Diego Tech Roundup: Ezoic, Trust & Will, Oska Wellness & More

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Summer can be a slow time in San Diego, but its startups have stayed busy. Based in Carlsbad, in northern San Diego County, Ezoic launched its platform in 2011. National blog main San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories coding bootcamp Cody Barbo Entrepreneur magazine Ezoic National University Oska Wellness Sageview Capital SanDiegoVC Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute startups T.

IT Consultancy Opens San Diego Office

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In another expansion by a company into San Diego, IT consulting provider Entisys360 said it has set up a new office in San Diego, specifically to expand its geographic reach. San Diego is one of the region's popular areas for expansion, with Apple announcing today that it hopes to hire 1200 employees in San Diego in the next three years.

The Winners of the 2019 Xconomy Awards San Diego Are…

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The nominees and finalists for the first-ever Xconomy Awards San Diego were an impressive bunch, making it tough for our judges and the editors to pick the winners. After much discussion and debate, we decided that these winners represent the best of the San Diego life sciences and healthtech community. The award winners (listed below) were announced and presented with their trophies tonight at our sold-out awards gala in San Diego.

Cerf's Up in San Diego

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 -- Cerf's Up in San Diego is a series of roundtables to showcase San Diego’s Innovative Research and Technology.The event features a keynote by Dr. Vint Cerf, “Discovering San Diego Innovation”. link] (more

Study: Cybersecurity Industry Growing In San Diego

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A nonprofit organization focused on promoting cybersecurity and related jobs in San Diego, the Cyber Center of Excellence , says it has commissioned a study which has found that cybersecurity related jobs have grown in San Diego by 11 percent since 2016, with the industry generating $2.2 cybersecurity industry growth diego jobs employment economy

The 2019 Xconomy Awards San Diego Finalists Are…

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After an extensive review of the many nominees for the first-ever Xconomy Awards San Diego, Xconomy editors across the country and a panel of local experts together narrowed the list to 42 finalists (listed below) across eight categories. In the coming weeks leading up to the awards gala in May , we’ll be featuring brief profiles of all the finalists here at Xconomy San Diego. It was no easy task.

Meet the Xconomy Awards San Diego Digital Trailblazer Finalists

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San Diego’s prowess in computer science, medical devices, and life sciences makes it a natural hub of innovative digital health companies. The finalists in the Digital Trailblazer category of the Xconomy Awards San Diego highlight the wide variety of healthtech ideas emanating from local startups and big companies alike, ranging from virtual coaches for physical therapy patients, to experimental software designed to address Alzheimer’s symptoms.

K1 Investment Management Sells San Diego's FMG Suite

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor K1 Investment Management said this morning that it has entered into an agreement to sell San Diego-based FMG Suite to another private equity ivnestor, Aurora Capital Partners. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. FMG Suite is a developer of cloud-based marketing automation software specifically for financial services professionals and advisors.

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.

San Diego Tech Roundup: Startup Week, Planck, TuSimple & More

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On the eve of the start of the seventh annual San Diego Startup Week, let’s learn more about the event—which is expected to draw thousands to its talks and gatherings—and take a look at some other recent tech news. Startup Week is produced by Startup San Diego, a nonprofit organization started.

Takl Expands To San Diego

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On-demand home services marketplace operator Takl said this morning that it has expanded in San Diego, its third major market in California. The company, which already serves Los Angeles, Sacramento, and the San Francisco Bay Area, helps connects users to service providers willing to provide a wide range of chores and tasks. The company says it has signked up more than 1,600 local providers in San Diego.

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

Report: Qualcomm Cuts 125 In San Diego

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San Diego-based Qualcomm has laid of 125 employees in San Diego, part of a contingent of 269 employees laid off across the company in its data center processor business, according to a report this morning. According to the report, the layoffs come as Qualcomm has been winding down its data center unit, which now apparently only has around 50 employees--down from nearly 1,000 earlier this year.

EDF Renewables Installs Battery Storage At San Diego Zoo

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The San Diego Zoo is getting its very own, battery energy storage system, which is being installed by San Diego's EDF Renewables , according to the zoo and EDF Renewables on Tuesday. The two did not say how much the battery storage project cost to build, but said that the San Diego Zoo was able to avoid all upfront costs by only paying EDF Renewables based on its actual utility bill savings from using the batteries.

LunaDNA, Vivid & More: The Xconomy Awards San Diego Startup Finalists

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The finalists in the Startup category of San Diego’s Xconomy Awards (and other categories) show how much data security and privacy have become not just top public concerns but also the priorities of a growing number of companies. This is part of a series of articles profiling the Xconomy Awards San Diego finalists.

QuickPitch 2018 San Diego Venture Group

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San Diego Venture Group. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -- John G. Watson Quick Pitch. 10 startups go head-to-head for over $75K in prizes. See [link] (more

QuickPitch 2018 | San Diego Venture Group

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -- San Diego Venture Group QuickPitch Competition. 10 startups go head-to-head for over $75K in prizes. See [link] (more

Event Announcement: Xcelerating Life Sciences San Diego

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We’re excited to announce the first in Xconomy’s new Xcelerating Life Sciences event series convening local communities of innovators, executives, rising pioneers, entrepreneurs, investors, and scientists: Xcelerating Life Sciences San Diego will help you stay at the forefront of San Diego’s genomic trends and technologies that are fueling today’s biotech investment and partnership opportunities. Can’t make the San Diego.

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 funding round came from Lightspeed Venture Partners, T. Rowe Price, plus General Atlantic, JMI Equity, and Jackson Square Ventures. The startup, led by CEO Doug Winter, develops software used to enable sales and marketing efforts in the enterprise.

San Diego Biotech Entrepreneurs, Innovation Lead to “Maturing” Ecosystem

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San Diego has long been considered a second-tier primary biopharma hub in terms of number of companies and venture capital raised, falling behind the twin behemoths of Boston-Cambridge and the San Francisco Bay Area on those and other metrics. At Xconomy’s Xcelerating Life Sciences San Diego event this month, investors, executives, and others noted under-looked strengths contributing to the region’s maturation.

Celebrating San Diego Life Sciences: Xconomy Awards Gala Slideshow

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View the Slideshow We at Xconomy were thrilled to see such a great turnout at our first-ever awards gala in San Diego. About 250 people from the local life sciences community filled a ballroom at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa (see photos above). As Greg Huang, Xconomy’s editor in chief, said in his opening remarks before a sold-out crowd on May 29: How far the region has come since Xconomy first launched here, back in 2008!

Port Of San Diego Hit By Ransomware Attack, Systems Offline

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The Port of San Diego says it has been hit by a ransomware attack, which has disrupted the port's information technology systems--although it says that ships and boats are able to continue to access the port at the moment. According to the Port of San Diego, an unknown group is holding the port's IT systems hostage, requesting a payment in Bitcoin. port diego shipping ransomware security cybersecurity notpetya ransom bitcoin

AmazonFresh Expands To San Diego

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AmazonFresh , the online grocery and product delivery service run by e-commerce giant Amazon.com , expanded into San Diego yesterday, as the company starts to expand operations nationwide. The service--whic has been available in Los Angeles since last year, and also operates in Seattle and San Francisco--offers up same day deliveries of everything from grocery products to consumer electronics and books. amazon delivery grocery product diego amazonfresh

Instamotor Launches In San Diego

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Online used car buying and selling marketplace Instamotor said Monday that it has launched operations in San Diego. The startup--which already offers up its services in San Francisco and Los Angeles--lets users list, browse, and buy cars all through the company's mobile app. instamotor diego online used buying selling private party market marketplace launch

San Diego 2017 - INTERFACE Tour

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

San Diego Roundup: Qualcomm, Philter, Stella Labs, VC Funding & More

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Let’s catch up with the latest tech news in San Diego. —San Diego’s AON Devices was among 10 startups selected to compete at a recent pitch competition hosted by the corporate venture capital arm of Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ). Comic-Con International may be holding everyone’s attention this week, but the tech community has stayed busy amid all the action (and increased traffic).

Xconomy San Diego's Bruce Bigelow Dies

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Bruce Bigelow , the San Diego editor for Xconomy , has died, according to the publication, which has provided coverage of San Diego's biotech industry. Bigelow had been part of the San Diego Union-Tribune until 2008, when he left for Xconomy. Bigelow was 63. According to Xconomy, Bigelow checked into a hospital with difficulty breathing and other symptoms last weekend, and was put on life support early last week; Bigelow died on June 29th.

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).

SERVIZ Expands To San Diego

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Sherman Oaks-based home services marketplace SERVIZ , the startup led by former ReachLocal founder Zorik Gordon, said Thursday that it has expanded its services to San Diego. serviz diego home services handyman plumber electrician mobile smartphone reachlocal SERVIZ helps homeowners book home services on-demand, including finding plumbers, handymen, and other home service providers.

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.