NBCUniversal, Comcast Plan Technology Hackathon In Universal City

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NBCUniversal and Comcast is planning a technology hackathon this weekend in Universal City, in hopes of tapping local technology innovators to apply their technology know-how to the media business. NBCUniversal said the hackathon challenges participants to use content, products, and technology from NBC Entertainment, Telemundo, Fandango, Universal Cable Productions, Syfy, and Universal Pictures.

EvoNexus to Close Downtown Incubator, Consolidate in University City

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EvoNexus, San Diego’s nonprofit tech incubator established seven years ago, is closing its downtown offices and consolidating its operations in a newly revamped space in University City, a suburban neighborhood about 13 miles to the north. The pro-bono incubator program, which provides tech-oriented startups with free office space and related amenities, has helped re-energize the tech startup community in San Diego.

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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 recently moved into new office space in the University City area, and plans to add most of CyberFlow’s 15 employees, Webroot’s Chad Bacher said last week.

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

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The developer also provides rent-free space for a second EvoNexus incubator in University City (about a mile or so from UC San Diego) and a third EvoNexus incubator near UC Irvine that opened at the end of 2014. In San Francisco, municipal tax incentives have helped the urban revitalization (and spurred local controversy ) by luring big software companies like Twitter, Zendesk, Dropbox, and Salesforce to the city.