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Platform to Reduce False Positive Alerts

SECURITY: Multiple Patents Are Part of Security SolutionMaintaining network security is hard to do when you face a barrage of unnecessary alerts. That’s what MixMode CEO John Keister found out when he began asking prospective clients about their biggest pain points in security.

Qualcomm Ventures Leads $18M Round in Industrial IoT Company

Qualcomm Ventures led an $18 million round in CyberX, one of many recent investments the San Diego company has made in industrial IoT companies.

SD 500: Jay Flatley

SD 500 recap: Jay Flatley is among the few CEOs who have successfully guided a life science company through landmark product development, commercialization and large-scale growth.

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SD 500: Eric M. DeMarco

SD 500 recap: Eric DeMarco has helped transform a once-struggling wireless company into a highly competitive player in the national defense industry.

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Viasat Prices $600M Senior Secured Notes

FINANCE: Proceeds to Pay Off Credit Facility Debt, And for General Purposes

Viasat Inc. is selling $600 million in senior secured notes due 2027 to institutional buyers, after originally planning for a $500 million bond issue, the company said March 21.

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ScaleMatrix Acquires Arizona Micro Data Center Company

ScaleMatrix, a San Diego-based company that offers high-density data centers, acquired Arizona-based Instant Data Centers on March 19. Instant Data Centers builds micro data centers for edge computing, which involves processing data as close as possible to the end user. The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal.

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Carlsbad Digital Gift Card Startup Bitmo Raises $3 Million

Bitmo, a Carlsbad startup that allows users to exchange digital gift cards, raised $3 million in funding.

Rent Drives Self-Driving Car Startup Comma.ai to San Diego

Comma.ai, a San Francisco company developing driver assistance systems, recently moved to San Diego.

Global Hawk Makes Rare Landing Before Public

At 13 hours and 3,075 nautical miles, it was a relatively short flight for a U.S. Air Force Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.

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ScaleMatrix Acquires Arizona Micro Data Center Company

San Diego-based ScaleMatrix acquired Instant Data Centers, a company that builds micro data centers for edge computing.

SD 500: Magda Marquet

SD 500 recap: Magda Marquet is one of the architects of the local life science sector. She and her husband, Francois Ferre, co-founded Althea Technologies, which they built into the region’s largest contract manufacturer before selling it in 2014.

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Viasat Plans $500M Bond Issue

Viasat Inc. said March 19 that it plans to sell $500 million in senior secured notes due 2027 through a private placement.

SD 500: Bradley H. Feldmann

SD 500 recap: Bradley Feldmann leads a global technology solutions and services company in defense, security and transportation.

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Cities Consider CCAs As Part of Energy Plans

ENERGY: They Would Take Energy Buying Role From SDG&E

Big changes may be in store for the way San Diego County businesses and residents get their electrical power, as local governments consider taking over the role of buying and selling electricity from the region’s investor-owned utility, San Diego Gas & Electric.

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Porsche Dealership Design Is Detour From Carlsbad’s Criteria

Building a new Porsche dealership in Carlsbad for came with some special challenges for Dempsey Construction.

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