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San Diego Daily Transcript: Advances encourage hardware development

By Phil Baker 2013 was in many ways a watershed year for consumer tech hardware. A “perfect storm” of events is resulting in an abundance of new hardware gadgets that will continue in 2014. What’s the reason? First, it’s becoming easier for entrepreneurs to develop hardware. Websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo are being used…

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San Francisco Business Times: ‘Syn-bio’ sniffs out new markets

by Ron Leuty Michael Mendez sees something in the emerging world of synthetic biology today that he didn’t see in his years of building better tools for biotech drug developers: A fast road to revenue. Once the playground of clean-fuel dreamers who couldn’t hit a low enough price point to displace oil, synthetic biology now…

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VentureWire: Food Seasonings Now, Cancer Drugs Later: Thiel Firm Backs Pareto Biotechnologies

by Timothy Hay Pareto Biotechnologies Inc., a company that hopes to develop better cancer drugs–but in the meantime will create new food seasonings and cologne–has raised $350,000 from Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs, the company said. Pareto is one of a handful of synthetic biology companies that want to produce specially designed molecules and enzymes for…

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CNBC Realty Check: Investors high on high-end house flips

Rising home prices and short supply have investors setting their sights on a new real estate play. Home flipping, loosely defined as buying and selling the same home within six months, fell out of favor during the housing recession, as falling prices left no prospect for profit. Now the market is on the rise again,…

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Wall Street Journal Deal of the Week: Luxury House ‘Flippers’ Get a Lift

by Nick Timiraos Nick Sinatra, the owner of a small real-estate investment firm, believes he has found the next big opportunity in the housing market: renovating and flipping million-dollar properties. Well-heeled investors think Mr. Sinatra is on to something. On Wednesday his company, American Coastal Properties LLC, is set to announce that it has received…

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Biofuels Digest: Turning Algae’s Golden Corner: Triton, Sapphire Energy, Heliae, Rincon, and Monsanto

by Jim Lane It seems a long time ago now that, out of Dr. Steve Mayfield’s lab at Scripps and later at the University of California at San Diego, a series of discoveries made it possible, for the first time, that algae could be used a platform for synthetic biology and genetic innovation — just…

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Xconomy Q&A: Triton Algae Innovations Co-founder Stephen Mayfield

by Bruce V. Bigelow @bvbigelow [Corrected 9/7/13, 3:40 pm. See below.] San Diego’s Triton Algae Innovation’s scientific co-founder Stephen Mayfield was in Japan when the year-old synthetic biology startup disclosed that it had closed on $5 million in Series A funding from Heliae Technology Holdings. From the other side of the world, Mayfield responded to…

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7 Second Strategies Catches up with Hugh on the Hugh Hewitt Radio Show

Sheena Tahilramani and Kristen Caron joined the Hugh Hewitt Radio Show in studio to discuss 7 Second Strategies, our move to the west coast post-administration/campaign, and what we do for our clients. After 5 years of working with Hugh Hewitt and his wonderful team, including his producer Duane Patterson and his technical director Atom Ramsey, we…

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7 Second Strategies Sponsors Voice of San Diego’s Politifest Beer Garden

7 Second Strategies joined the Voice of San Diego at Liberty Station this morning for their 3rd annual Politifest, celebrating the ideas that will shape the city’s future. 7 Second Strategies sponsored the Beer Garden, which featured beer donated by Stone Brewing. This year’s theme was “A Celebration of Neighborhoods” and discussion focused on the…

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C-Suite Quarterly: An Evening with a View To Benefit A Better LA featured in Summer 2013 C-Suite Quarterly Magazine

Be sure to pick up the Summer 2013 issue of C-Suite Quarterly Magazine for a recap of A Better LA’s annual fundraising gala, “An Evening with a View.” Special thank you to the folks at C-Suite Magazine for featuring this amazing event and shining the spotlight on A Better LA, its outreach workers, and its…

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