In this special report, local innovators share their technology story and explain why they think their product is among the hottest -- or coolest.

  • Daily Transcript picks

  • The Daily Transcript presents its inaugural Tech Innovations

    We asked San Diego innovators to share their technology story and explain why they think their product is among the hottest -- or coolest. Keep your eye out for the following companies and products -- you may be hearing more about them in the future.

  • Wired for the 21st century

    You’d be hard pressed to find another law school in America more technologically advanced than Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Not only is TJSL’s new campus a beautiful sight to behold, but the technology utilized throughout the building, from the network infrastructure to the enhanced learning tools in the classrooms and the virtualized desktops, is state-of-the-art.

  • Venture capital climate for tech companies improves nationally, mixed trends locally

    At the national level, things are looking up for people who are seeking venture capital investments to launch and grow technology companies. While data does not suggest a return to the heady days of the dot com boom of the late 90s, venture capital investments showed a marked increase in the first quarter of 2011.

  • FDA plans to regulate some mobile phone apps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is taking the first steps toward regulating the rapidly expanding field of medical applications, or apps, for smart phones and other handheld devices.

  • Guitar-maker to use new tech to fight counterfeits

    NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — With six generations of the Martin family working in Nazareth since 1833, it might be said DNA played a big role in establishing C.F. Martin & Co. as a maker of some of the world's finest guitars.

Roundtables

  • Is San Diego no longer friendly to tech startups?

    The small, entrepreneurial climate of San Diego’s technology community -- which has drawn so many innovators to the area -- could potentially be its undoing as capital investments remain on the sidelines.

Profiles

  • SPADA’s CEO has an eye for innovation

    Joseph Vilella was working as director of engineering and operations for green data centers and infrastructure solutions at San Diego’s Science Application International Corp., better known as SAIC, when he learned about an exciting new network architecture for broadband services.

National News

  • FDA plans to regulate some mobile phone apps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is taking the first steps toward regulating the rapidly expanding field of medical applications, or apps, for smart phones and other handheld devices.

  • Guitar-maker to use new tech to fight counterfeits

    NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) — With six generations of the Martin family working in Nazareth since 1833, it might be said DNA played a big role in establishing C.F. Martin & Co. as a maker of some of the world's finest guitars.

Archived Reports

Tech Innovations - 2012

The Daily Transcript presents its 2nd annual Tech Innovations contest.