Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, San Diego Metro Magazine

How the mobile phone market has evolved since 1993

Visual Capitalist

By James Eagle, featured creator

The mobile phone landscape looks drastically different today than it did three decades ago.

In 1993, Motorola accounted for more than half of the mobile phone market. But by 2021, its market share has shrunk to just 2.2 percent. How did this happen and how has the mobile industry changed in the last 30 years?

This video by James Eagle chronicles the evolution of the mobile phone market, showing the rise and fall of various mobile phone manufacturers. The data spans from December 1992 to December 2021.

The early days of cell phones

Motorola is known for being a pioneer in the mobile phone industry.

In 1983, the American company launched one of the world’s first commercially available mobile phones: the DynaTAC 8000X. The revolutionary analog phone cost nearly $4,000 and gave users up to 30 minutes of talk time before needing to recharge.

Motorola went on to release a few more devices over the next few years, such as the MicroTAC 9800X in 1989 and the International 3200 in 1992, and quickly became a dominant player in the nascent industry. In the early days of the market, the company’s only serious competitor was the Finnish multinational Nokia, which had acquired the first mobile network pioneer Mobira.

But in the mid-1990s, other competitors such as Sony and Siemens began to gain a strong foothold, reducing Motorola’s dominance. By September 1995, the company’s market share had dropped to 32.1 percent.

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San Diego ahead of the launch
cutting edge care program in the nation

By Richard Allyn

San Diego is at the forefront of what Governor Newsom calls a “bold new strategy” to fight the homelessness crisis. Last month, San Diego brought together state, county and local leaders to begin the groundwork to launch California’s new “Care Court” system.

This new program, which begins in October, will use local courts to help provide treatment and housing for the mentally ill and on the streets.

San Diego is one of the first California counties to volunteer to launch this Care Court program, the first in the nation, and hosted that inaugural meeting with leaders from across the state.

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“We really rolled up our sleeves and got to work on how we’re going to make Care Court work on the streets of San Diego next year,” said County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, a strong supporter of the concept.

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This image was generated by artificial intelligence based on a request for 3D art using a natural language interpretation of “artificial intelligence that detects mutations in the genome”. (Photo by Joseph Gleeson/UC San Diego)
New computer program ‘learns’ to identify
disease-causing mosaic mutations

By Scott LaFee

Genetic mutations cause hundreds of unsolved and untreatable disorders. Among them, DNA mutations in a small percentage of cells, called mosaic mutations, are extremely difficult to detect because they exist in a small percentage of cells.

Current software DNA mutation detectors, while scanning the 3 billion bases of the human genome, are not well suited to discern mosaic mutations that hide among normal DNA sequences. Medical geneticists often must review eye DNA sequences to try to identify or confirm mosaic mutations, a time-consuming and error-prone endeavor.

Writing in the January 2, 2023 issue of Nature Biotechnology, researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine describe a method for teaching a computer how to detect mosaic mutations using an approach of artificial intelligence called “deep learning”.

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Price Charities is leading a $3.5 million push
to train more mental health workers

A coalition spanning government and private philanthropy took a step toward solving the region’s mental health workforce shortage with unanimous approval last month of a $3.5 million project that aims to train a wide range of mental health workers. mental health

Price Charities, long known for its work on mental health care issues, has committed $2.5 million to a five-year pilot project, supporting Interfaith Community Services of Escondido, an organization that has been helping people through of life’s hard times since 1979. $1 million will come from county coffers.

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Applications open for Tourism
Authority Accelerator Program

The San Diego Tourism Authority is accepting applications for its innovative Tourism Accelerator program. San Diego travel and tourism businesses owned by people of color, LGBTQ+, women, and veterans are invited to apply for the high-impact program that includes a suite of services and benefits valued at more than $14,000. The application deadline is January 6, 2023.

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Click here to apply.

Real estate income to acquire properties
CIM Fideicomiso de Finanzas Inmobiliarias

Realty Income Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire up to 185 single-tenant retail and industrial properties from subsidiaries of CIM Real Estate Finance Trust, an unlisted REIT sponsored by an affiliate of CIM Group, for approximately $894 million in effective . The composition of the portfolio may vary based on the performance of due diligence and the potential exercise of pre-emptive rights related to certain properties. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023.

Geno joins the United Nations
Global Compact Initiative

Sustainable materials leader Geno has announced that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, with more than 15,000 companies and 3,800 non-business signatories in more than 160 countries.

Geno’s mission is to accelerate the materials transition, at scale, by creating traceable, transparent and responsibly sourced supply chains that replace unsustainable sources.

Urban Plates debuts updated
Plate Pass subscription program

With more and more guests experiencing inflationary pressures, Urban Plates of Solana Beach has updated its signature Plate Pass program to offer more savings on more menu items. Unlike other loyalty or membership programs, Plate Pass benefits can be redeemed immediately and are not locked in by a tier system. Guests start saving 20% ​​off their entire check as soon as they sign up for the program. Launched this week, the enhanced Plate Pass program invites members to access more of the Urban Plates menu while making memberships more convenient and affordable.

San Diego Blacksmith Medicines
merges with Forge Therapeutics

Blacksmith Medicines Inc., a San Diego company, and Forge Therapeutics have signed a definitive merger agreement to leverage their combined chemistry platforms, creating a leading biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering and developing medicines that target a large class of proteins called metalloenzymes, with initial focus on oncology. and infection The Blacksmith platform has been validated through multiple pharmaceutical partnerships, including agreements with Roche, Eli Lilly and Basel, which have the potential to earn over $800 million in milestone payments plus royalties.

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Realty Income Corporation to acquire property
of CIM Real Estate Finance Trust

Realty Income Corporation, The Monthly Dividend Company based in San Diego, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire up to 185 individual commercial and industrial properties from subsidiaries of CIM Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (CMFT), an unlisted REIT that is sponsored by an affiliate of the CIM Group, for approximately $894 million in cash. The composition of the portfolio may vary based on the performance of due diligence and the potential exercise of pre-emptive rights related to certain properties. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023.

EDF Renewables North America divestment
interest in five wind projects in the US

EDF Renewables North America completed the transaction with Boralex Inc. whereby Boralex acquired EDF Renewables’ 50 percent stake in five operating wind power projects totaling 447 megawatts (MW) in Texas and New Mexico. EDF Renewables commissioned the five projects totaling 894 MW with commissioning dates between 2014 and 2015. The sale of assets is an integral part of EDF Renewables’ business model to facilitate a balanced portfolio and advance financing for the development of new projects.

The Emeritus program offers free creative courses for seniors

San Diego College of Continuing Education’s Emeritus Program allows adults 55 and older to take courses at no cost so they can learn another creative skill. From nutrition to the arts, retirement and more, SDCCE’s Emeritus Program offers hundreds of free classes specifically designed to help older adults maintain their independence, re-enter the workforce and actively participate in the community. New to this year’s program is the Law and Retirement Curriculum Series, which provides an overview of legal topics in the areas of health, insurance, housing,


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