Internet Deals Boost Venture Funding, ViaSat Delays Launch of Internet Satellite, Intuit Unveils Mobile Tax App, & More San Diego BizTech News

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on the over-the-counter bulletin board as SBSW.BB, won’t change for the time being.

—SWIGZ.com Pro Racing of Aliso Viejo, CA, said its all-electric superbike raced against conventional twin-cylinder, gasoline-powered race bikes in two races at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA—and finished 2nd and 3rd.

—San Diego-based ESET, which develops anti-virus and Internet security software, named Andrew Lee as CEO of the company’s North America operations. Lee takes over as CEO from Anton Zajac, who continues as president. Darin Andersen also will continue as ESET’s chief operating officer in the San Diego office. Lee, who was ESET’s chief research officer from 2004 to 2008, served most recently as chief technology officer for K7 Computing.

—Mountain View, CA-based Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU), which operates a consumer tax software development center in San Diego, has developed a mobile application that enables individuals to prepare and file their annual tax returns from an iPhone or Android mobile device. SnapTax allows taxpayers with simple returns to snap a photo of their W-2 with their mobile phones and then automatically enters the information into their tax return.

—The Association for Computing Machinery decided to hold its annual KDD (Knowledge Discovery and Datamining) conference in San Diego from Aug. 21-24 at the downtown Manchester Grand Hyatt. “Several of our colleagues at the University of California, San Diego, and area analytics businesses were instrumental in our choice,” said Chid Apte, the conference chair, in a statement.

Bruce V. Bigelow is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. You can e-mail him at bbigelow@xconomy.com or call (619) 669-8788 Follow @bvbigelow

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