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. per share for all of the outstanding stock of Maxwell Technologies. cleantech acquisition merger musk elon storage energy technologies maxwell motors tesla

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. The company provides technology-enabled real estate services, driven by workflow automation software, artificial intelligene, and other tools focused on both home buying and selling. reali real estate artificial intelligence realestate property listing market marketplace diego sandiego

San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: MedCrypt, LunaDNA, Dynacure & More

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Let’s catch up with the latest life sciences news in San Diego. The company says it will use the new funds to hire new salespeople and engineers and further develop its technology, which medical devices vendors use to secure data traveling between or stored on devices. — Cybersecurity company MedCrypt, which makes software to protect medical devices, raised a $5.3 million Series A funding round.

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

Xconomy Awards San Diego CEO Finalists Show How To Build Value

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Often, that means persevering in pursuit of a mission, whether that’s proving a new class of drugs can work, turning around a company that’s facing financial difficulties, battling much larger competitors, convincing investors to back cutting-edge technology, or successfully building a company in an area that has been historically poorly funded. Each of the finalists in the CEO category for the first-ever Xconomy Awards San Diego program have shown this kind of mettle.

Nominations Open for San Diego’s Inaugural Xconomy Awards

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San Diego is one of the top U.S. To celebrate this innovation in San Diego— in the life sciences, as well as at the intersection of its science and technology ecosystems—we are launching the first ever Xconomy Awards San. Hundreds of companies.

Walmart: Turning San Diego Into Its Technology Center

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When people think Walmart , they don't often think of the retail giant as a technology leader. 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? How long has Walmart had an office in San Diego?

UC San Diego Gets $1M From Arm Of Intellectual Ventures

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The University of San Diego has received $1M from the incubator arm of Intellectual Ventures , the investment fund which was founded by recently deceased Microsoft co-founder Paul G. According to UCSD, the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur received $1M from the Invention Science Fund (ISF), the incubator arm of Intellectual Ventures, and San Diego's Legler Benbough Foundation, to accelerate new startup companies.

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).

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. Using case studies and best practice examples, these exhibitor-presented sessions offer you the solutions needed to address your technology challenges and achieve your organizational goals.

San Diego Life Sciences Roundup: Evofem, Cullgen, BrainLeap & More

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Get the details on these developments and more in San Diego life sciences news: —Evofem Biosciences (NASDAQ: EVFM ) struck a deal to raise up to $80 million in a private placement. Locally based biotech companies receive fresh funding from investors. A software startup launches games that it says may help children with disorders that cause attention difficulties.

BlueNalu Expands In San Diego, Aims To Grow Fish Tissue For Food

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San Diego-based BlueNalu , a developer of cellular technology being applied to the aquaculture and sustainable seafood industry, said it is expanding in San Diego, with a move to a larger research facility. According to the company, the move will help it on its efforts to commercialize its technology.

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.

Sonrgy Licenses Technology From UC San Diego

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San Diego-based biotechnology startup Sonrgy said Wednesday that it has license core, ultrasound-sensitive drug delivery nanotechnology for the company from UC San Diego. According to Sonrgy, it has begun commercializing the technology, which is focused on nano-scale drug delivery. Sonrgy said the technology is based on research from the lab of Professor Sadik Esener at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

Athena Survey Probes Gender Issues in San Diego Innovation Ecosystem

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A San Diego survey on professional women working in tech and life sciences offers some insights on the recurring debate over gender diversity in venture-backed startups and big companies, as well as a related incident that boiled over this week at Google.

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.

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

San Diego Venture Investor Barbara Bry Takes Aim At Mayor's Seat

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San Diego venture investor and entrepreneur Barbara Bry , who co-founded Proflowers.com and several other local technology companies, said on Wednesday that she is running for Mayor of San Diego , in a move to further extend her experience in the technology industry into politics. diego barbara startup mayor politics political venture capital

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.

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.

Santa Barbara, San Diego Tops On Per-Capita Venture Capital

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A new study released earlier this month has ranked the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta metropolitan area, as well as the San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos metropolitan area among the top ten markets for venture capital activity. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara; 2.

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

Inscripta, With Offices In San Diego, Finds $20M For Series C Funding

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Gene editing technology developer Inscripta , which has one of its offices in San Diego, saidt his week that has added another $20M in funding to its Series C round, bringing the round to a total of $105.5M. Inscripta, led by CEO Kevin Ness, develops software, equipment, and the technology for "single cell engineering", including a family of CRISPR enzymes used for gene editing by scientists.

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?

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).

San Diego Positions Itself as Autonomous Technology Proving Ground

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UC San Diego is becoming a test bed for self-driving vehicle technology. Christensen, who announced the move Friday at a robotics forum entitled “Intelligent Vehicles 2025,” said the effort would enable UC San Diego scientists to help solve the kind of problems autonomous vehicles will likely encounter along crowded streets. On the UC San Diego campus, that includes fast-moving skateboarders and students.

San Diego, Irvine Tops For Engineering Job Demand, Says Report

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Two, Southern California markets-- San Diego and Irvine --are among the top ares for engineering job demand, according to a report today. listings monster technology engineering employment jobs irvine diego

San Diego Jeep Thefts Linked To High Tech Hacking Ring

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The theft of over 150, Jeep Wranglers in San Diego County over the last few years has been linked to hacking of the electronic keys of those vehicles in the middle of the night, according to the U.S. Image of a Jeep recently stolen in San Diego via a local Jeep forum. diego jeep theft high tech technology hackers hacking keyfob

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. Eslambolchi, a former AT&T chief technology officer, was serving as CyberFlow’s executive chairman.). San Diego represents a major growth area for Webroot.

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.

Kyocera Consolidates Operations Into San Diego

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Kyocera said Thursday that it is consolidating two of its North American business units into a single location in San Diego. According to Kyocera, it has consolidated the North American sales and technical operations of Kyocera SLC Technologies Corporation and Kyocera Circuit Solutions USA into the Organic Products Sales Group of its San Diego-based Kyocera America unit. The impact on Kyocera''s local employment and employee base in San Diego was not announced.

Changes at UC San Diego Emphasize New Role as “Innovation Engine”

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A new program intended to teach engineering and business students how to drive innovations from concept to commercialization reflects a new imperative at UC San Diego. The business of tech transfer, which generates revenue by licensing technologies invented at UC San Diego, is giving way to a broader mission for the university as an engine of innovation and as a training ground for entrepreneurs and startup leaders.

DNAe Moves US Operations To San Diego

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DNAe , a UK-based developer of semiconductor-based DNA sequencing technology, said Friday that it has moved its U.S. operations to San Diego. The company cited San Diego's position as a global hub for life sciences and technology, and access to a local workforce. The company had previously had its US operations in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

McKean Defense In San Diego Expansion

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McKean Defense Group , a Philadelphia-based provider of services to the Navy, said it is expanding its facilities in San Diego. According to McKean, it is expanding its San Diego operations and relocating to a larger facility in the city. The company said the new facility is colocated with Cabrillo Technologies, which is a McKean subsidiary. mckean defense diego expansion jobs employment navy

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. Uber is venture backed by Menlo Ventures, Bezos Expeditions, and Goldman Sachs, and is based in San Francisco, although CEO Travis Kalanick is a LA native. uber diego limo private automobile transportation service