Friday, July 14, 2017
EDF Renewable Energy Buys Solar Projects From First Solar
San Diego-based renewable energy developer EDF Renewable Energy said late Thursday that it has acquired a total of 179 megawatts of solar projects from First Solar, located in Nevada. According to EDF RE, the Switch Station 1 and Switch Station 2 Solar Projects, currently under construction, will supply power to NV Energy under three Power Purchase Agreements. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. The two said the two projects will generate enough capacity to meet the power co (More info...)

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StackIQ Acquired By Teradata
San Diego-based StackIQ, a developer of "bare metal" provisioning software, has been acquired by Teradata, Teradata said on Thursday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. StackIQ was venture backed by Anthem Venture Partners, Grayhawk Capital, Avalon Ventures, and crowdfunding site OurCrowd. According to Teradata, the deal also includes StackIQ's team of engineers, who will join the company's R&D organization.

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Airbnb Host Pays $5,000 After Racist Cancellation Of UCLA Student's Booking
An Airbnb host has been ordered to pay $5,000, provide a personal apology, and attend a college course in Asian American studies, after the host cancelled an Asian UCLA student's reservation with a racist text. According to The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the host of an Airbnb listing near Big Bear texted University of California, Los Angeles School of Law student Dyne Suh that she was cancelling her listing, saying in a text "I wouldn't rent it to u if u were the last (More info...)

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Esri Extends Reach In Middle East, Africa
Redland-based GIS software developer Esri is expanding its reach in the Middle East and Africa, with a new relationship with NXN (formerly neXgen), the companies said this morning. NXN is a provider of consulting and digital services in the Middle East and Africa, focused on "smart city" consulting. Esri said that NXN will embed its ArcGIS platform and other technology in its services. The companies said NXN is working on smart cities efforts such as Smart Dubai, Aldar, and Dubai Silicon Oasis (More info...)

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Ingenu Boots CEO, Shifts Direction
San Diego-based Ingenu, the developer of Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology, said this morning that it has replaced its CEO, John Horn, effective immediately. According to Ingenu, it has named its Chairman, Babak Razi, as Interim CEO. Razi is Managing Partner at Third Wave Ventures. Ingenu said it will be "realigning its corporate structure" and "refine its strategic direction". The company said it has launched a search for a permanent CEO.

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Vertiflex Names VP
Carlsbad-based Vertiflex, a developer of minimally invasive devices used for spinal surgery has named Michael Enxing as its new Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Enxing was most recently Vice President of Sales at Nevro Corporation, and also served at Vertos Medical, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (f/k/a Cardio Vascular Solutions CSI); Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc. (acquired by St. Jude Medical, Inc.); Stryker Corporation; and Tecnol Medical Products, Inc. (acquired by Kimberly (More info...)

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