Teradata Acquires San Diego’s StackIQ to Strengthen Cloud Business

Xconomy

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.

Cybersecurity Firm Iboss Expands in Boston, Not Abandoning San Diego

Xconomy

Iboss, a San Diego-based cybersecurity firm that opened a small satellite office in Boston last year , has expanded its presence in Massachusetts and decided to designate the local outpost as its corporate headquarters. Iboss held an event Wednesday to announce that it’s moving into a new 20,000-square-foot space in downtown Boston and naming it the company’s head office. Massachusetts Gov.

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Plug and Play San Diego Finds Home in New Downtown Works Space

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Plug and Play San Diego has formed a partnership with Downtown Works, a new co-working space in downtown San Diego, which will give the local Plug and Play program a place to call home.

Xconomy Special Report: 12 San Diego Tech Startup to Watch in 2017

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View the Slideshow A little more than a year ago, amid a resurgence in San Diego’s software sector, Xconomy identified a baker’s dozen of local tech companies to watch in 2016. I started with a list of companies already screened by the San Diego Venture Group’s annual venture summit, and consulted with investors and startup mentors to refine the list.

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.

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.

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 said it is offering up things like paper towels, milk, Kindle devices, and more through the service. The new service includes an option to purchase items from local stores run by Sprouts Farmers Market, Bristol Farms, Northgate Gonzalez Market, and Sprinkles Cupcakes.

Bayer Signs Deal with San Diego’s SlantRange to Analyze Farm Data

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SlantRange, a San Diego startup that specializes in providing agricultural data and analytics for farmers, has landed its first strategic agreement with a major agribusiness company. In developing its business model, SlantRange has steered clear of manufacturing drones or offering commercial drone services.

Startups Move Into New EvoNexus San Diego Incubator

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A group of startups have moved into a new, downtown San Diego startup incubator run by CommNexus , as that group's EvoNexus incubator expands into a second site. EvoNexus provides furnished office space, broadband Internet and utilities, among other services, free of charge.

Profitability Helps San Diego Lender Step Out from Industry Cloud

Xconomy

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 ), have 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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Genalyte Takes Aim at Lab Testing Giants with Cloud-Based Service

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Genalyte, a biomedical diagnostics company that has maintained a low profile in San Diego while raising almost $92 million, is getting ready to debut technology that targets a market long dominated by centralized lab services providers.

Raken Aims for Growth in Mobile App for Construction Site Reporting

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Aquam Raises $26M to Expand Tech, Services for Aging Infrastructure

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Aquam, a San Diego company with technology for cleaning out and re-lining aging utility pipelines, has raised $26 million in a growth capital round led by NewWorld Capital Group , a New York private equity firm that makes investments in sustainable energy and natural-resources related deals.

Aira Raises $12M to Expand Services for Blind and Visually Impaired

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After beta testing technology that provides remote assistant services for the blind, San Diego-based Aira has raised $12 million in a Series B round that it says will enable the company to expand its service to thousands of visually impaired users this year. Boston blog main Detroit blog main National blog main National top stories San Diego San Diego blog main San Diego top stories San Francisco blog main Texas blog main Aira Aira.io

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HelloTech Expands Tech Support Service To San Diego

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Los Angeles-based HelloTech , the on-demand, in-home technical services company founded by serial entrepreneur and tech investor Richard Wolpert, said it is expanding into San Diego, and has begun offering up its services in the city.

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Google Offers Launches In San Diego

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Google Offers , the daily deals service in beta at Google, has expanded into Southern California, starting in San Diego, Google said Wednesday. Google said it has added San Diego, along with Balitmore, Minneapolis, and San Jose to a beta of the service. Google Offers is launching with a $10 for $20 worth of food at San Diego's Crazee Burger.

Scientist.com Raises $24M for “Pharma Markets” that Outsource R&D

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San Diego’s Scientist.com set out in 2006 to disrupt part of the pharmaceutical business by providing an Amazon-like approach to the business of hiring contract research organizations (CROs).

First U.S. Gene Therapy, Approved for Vision Loss, to Cost $850,000

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The first gene therapy approved in the United States will cost $850,000, its developer Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ONCE ) announced today.

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LendingPoint Adds Point-of-Sale Financing with LoanHero Buyout

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LendingPoint , an online provider of direct loans to consumers, has acquired LoanHero , the San Diego fintech with technology that enables merchants to extend instant financing to consumers at the point of sale. The acquisition enables LendingPoint, which focuses on near-prime consumers (with FICO credit scores from 580 to 700), to extend its financial software and services to consumers making a major purchase, whether it’s online or a face-to-face sale.

Startup Weekend San Diego | Veterans, Service Members & Military Families

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The event was held in the heart of Balboa Park at the Hall of Champions near Downtown San Diego. The winners of Startup Weekend San Diego: Veterans & Military Families.

San Diego Gets Live Bus Updates From Google

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Google said today that it has enhanced its online mapping service, to provide live, real time updated transit updates for San Diego and a number of other cities. Other cities with the new, live updates include Boston, Portland Oregon, San Francisco, Madrid, and Turin.

Two San Diego Sites Rank Tops In Rising Social Networking Interest

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A report issued this week by Experian Marketing Services has identified two, San Diego niche social networking sites as being among the fastest growing sites between July of 2011 and July of 2012.

Edico Genome Raises $22M to Expand Data Processing and Web Services

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San Diego’s Edico Genome, highlighted in Monday’s media debut of Dell Technologies Capital , said today it has raised $22 million in Series B financing led by the Dell investment arm.

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StockTwits Acquires Mobile App SparkFin to Add Fintech Services

Xconomy

StockTwits, the Twitter-like social media platform for sharing stock market tips and ideas, has acquired San Diego’s SparkFin, a fintech mobile app for discovering and sharing stocks and other investment ideas. The common denominator in both companies is Howard Lindzon, the Wall Street trader and hedge fund manager who founded StockTwits in San Diego in 2008.

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Human Longevity Offers Genome Sequencing Through MassMutual

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Beginning today, San Diego-based Human Longevity plans to offer its whole genome sequencing service to customers, employees, and affiliated financial professionals of the Springfield, MA-based insurer formally known as the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Spark CEO Marrazzo on Gene Therapy Pricing & Paving the Way for the Field

Xconomy

After decades of research and scientific ups and downs, the first U.S. gene therapy, a single, long-lasting treatment called voretigene neparvovec (Luxturna) for rare, inherited blindness, is now on the market. But the commercial challenge facing its developer, Spark Therapeutics, is daunting. Can Spark lead the way in showing that the new kinds of payment models it is experimenting with will succeed in getting the healthcare system to pay for such pricey, one-time treatments?

CyberTech Founder Andersen Named to Head Nxt Robotics Startup

Xconomy

Nxt Robotics , a San Diego startup developing robots for private security, has named San Diego CyberHive and CyberTech founder Darin Anderson as CEO. Jeff Debrosse, the San Diego cybersecurity expert who founded Nxt Robotics in 2014, will continue as CTO, according to a statement from the company. Under Andersen, the startup has expanded its strategy beyond developing service.

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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.

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. Groupon already offers up the service in Los Angeles, as well as Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, and other locations.

AttackIQ, Which Makes Tools to Assess Cybersecurity, Raises $8.8M

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San Diego-based AttackIQ, a cybersecurity startup providing a Web-based platform for assessing network defenses, has finally closed its Series A round of founding, after raising a total of $8.8 Institutional investors included San Francisco-based Index Ventures , Qualcomm Ventures , and Telstra Ventures.

Uber Expands In San Diego

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Uber , the technology-enabled, private car service which uses smartphones to allow users to summon a private car, is further expanding its Southern California efforts, saying today that it has launched in San Diego. The service--which expanded into Los Angeles in March--lets users call for private sedans operated by partners in the area. uber diego limo private automobile transportation service

San Diego Social Media Startup Soci Adds Austin Office, Raises $8.5M

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Soci, a San Diego startup that created a Web platform for managing social media, has closed on $8.5 The five-year-old startup, which had 35 employees five months ago when it was named as a 2017 Xconomy San Diego company to watch , now has 50 employees. Soci’s software-as-a-service provides a “central command” that enables business customers to deploy their social media marketing strategies, customize their brand messaging, and control their customer.

Xconomy Q&A: Vuforia, Pokémon Go, and Augmented Reality

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It’s been less than a year since Needham, MA-based PTC (NASDAQ: PTC ) shelled out $65 million to acquire Vuforia, the augmented reality technology created by San Diego-based Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ). Talk about auspicious timing.