Motorola Mobility Stays Put, RadiSys Acquires Continuous Computing, Watchwords From Qualcomm’s Town Hall Meeting, & More San Diego BizTech News

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access to some 101 million user accounts on the PlayStation Network, Qriocity, and Sony Online Entertainment in mid-April, according to a letter that Sony delivered to Congress last week. Stolen customer data included names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and birthdates, but Sony now says stolen credit card information was encrypted.

A streaming video of the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden was “almost certainly” carried on a mobile broadband system developed for the U.S. military by Carlsbad, CA-based ViaSat, according to ZDNet UK editor Rupert Goodwins. ViaSat delivered a militarized, secured version of its technology to the U.S. Special Operations Command in 2008.

—A quarterly report from The Software Equity Group, a San Diego based investment banking and consulting firm, says the first three months of 2011 is the sixth consecutive quarter that the median valuation of public software companies in the index has been at or above two times 12 months revenue. The Software Equity Group also counted 394 software buyouts and mergers during the first quarter, with the cumulative value of all deals totaling $8.3 billion.

Xconomy has a new Facebook fan page, and you can check it out here. We’ve made it more personal, and we’re including photos from events we’ve organized from coast to coast.

—The California Energy Commission awarded $2 million to UC San Diego to accelerate R&D and demonstrate the feasibility of using a variety of new plant-based biofuels as alternatives or to replace existing transportation fuels.

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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