Tuesday, January 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 had dropped to just 2.2 percent. How did this happen and how has the mobile industry changed in the last 30 years?

This video of james eagle chronicles the evolution of the mobile phone market, showing the rise and fall of various mobile phone manufacturers. The data covers from December 1992 to December 2021.

The early days of mobile 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 offered users up to 30 minutes of talk time before needing a recharge.

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

But by the mid-1990s, other competitors such as Sony and Siemens began to gain a solid footing, undermining Motorola’s dominance. In September 1995, the company’s market share dropped to 32.1 percent.

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San Diego at the forefront of launch
first cut-off program in the nation

By Richard Allin

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

This new program, which begins in October, will use local courts to help provide treatment and housing for people with mental illness and on the streets.

San Diego is one of the first California counties to volunteer to launch this first-in-the-nation project Attention Court programand hosted that inaugural meeting with leaders from across the state.

“We really rolled up our sleeves and got to work on how we’re going to get Care Court working 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 detecting mutations in the genome.” (Photo by Joseph Gleeson/UC San Diego)
New computer program ‘learns’ to identify
disease-causing mosaic mutations

By Scott La Fee

Genetic mutations cause hundreds of unresolved and intractable 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 DNA mutation software detectors, while scanning the 3 billion bases of the human genome, are inadequate for discerning mosaic mutations lurking among normal DNA sequences. Often, medical geneticists must review DNA sequences by eye to try to identify or confirm mosaic mutations, an endeavor that is time-consuming and fraught with the potential for error.

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

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Price Charities Leads $3.5 Million Push
to train more mental health workers

A coalition spanning government and private philanthropy took a step to address 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 health workers. mental.

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

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Open applications 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 deadline to apply is January 6, 2023.

Click here to apply.

Real estate income to acquire property from
CIM Real Estate Financing Trust

Realty Income Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire up to 185 single-tenant commercial 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 cash. . The composition of the portfolio may vary based on the completion of due diligence and the potential exercise of preemptive 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

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

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

Urban Plates debuts updated
Plate Pass Subscription Program

With more and more guests feeling the pinch of inflationary pressures, Urban Plates of Solana Beach has enhanced its exclusive Plate Pass program to offer more savings on more menu items. Unlike other loyalty or subscription based programs, Plate Pass benefits are redeemable immediately and are not locked in by a tier system. Guests start saving 20 percent of their entire check as soon as they register 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 entered into a definitive merger agreement to leverage their combined chemical platforms, creating a leading biopharmaceutical dedicated to discovering and developing drugs that target a large class of proteins called metalloenzymes, with a initial focus in oncology. and infection. The Blacksmith platform has been validated through multiple pharmaceutical partnerships, including deals with Roche, Eli Lilly and Basel, which have the potential to earn more than $800 million in milestone payments plus royalties.

Realty Income Corporation to acquire a property
of the CIM Real Estate Financing Trust

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

EDF Renewables North America divestments
interest in five US wind projects

EDF Renewables North America completed the transaction with Boralex Inc. whereby Boralex acquired EDF Renewables’ 50 percent ownership interest 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 represents an integral part of EDF Renewables’ business model to facilitate a balanced portfolio and advance financing for the development of new projects.

Emeritus Program offers free creative courses for seniors

The San Diego College of Continuing Education 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 to retirement and more, SDCCE’s Emeritus program offers hundreds of free classes specifically designed to help seniors maintain their independence, re-enter the workforce, and be active in the community. New to the program this year is the Law and the Retiree curriculum series, which provides an overview of legal topics in the areas of health care, insurance, housing,

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