San Diego’s Economic Development Leadership Resumes CEO Search, NewBlue Launching Mobile Video Editing Technology, & More San Diego BizTech News
It was an abbreviated week for technology news following the July 4th holiday, so our roundup should be a quick read.
—The president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Barry Broome, had a change of heart less than two days after he was publicly introduced as the new leader of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. (EDC). Broome decided to stay in Phoenix, telling newspapers there that he was overwhelmed by the hundreds of messages he received from friends and colleagues after his move was announced at a Wednesday news conference in San Diego.
—A San Diego startup, NewBlue, is rolling out Vibop, its video editing technology for mobile users, and also is looking to raise about $1 million in early stage funding from individual investors. Melissa Jordan Grey and Todor Fay, who initially funded NewBlue themselves, introduced their video editing technology for the desktop in 2006. Grey told me in an e-mail over the weekend, “I’m happy to report that Vibop! will be going live next week.”
—ParAccel, the high-performance database systems developer based in Campbell, CA, and San Diego, said it had raised an undisclosed amount of new financing from Amazon and existing investors Menlo Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Bay Partners, Walden International, Tao Venture Capital Partners, and Silicon Valley Bank.
—Thousands of people who specialize in Geographic Information Systems are expected to attend the Esri International User Conference, which begins today at the San Diego Convention Center. The user conference, hosted by Redlands, CA-based Esri, released a new web service last week called Community Analyst, which enables government agencies, civic organizations, policy makers, and others to access vast amounts of data and instant reports and maps through a cloud-based GIS application.