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Kaiser Aluminum Up, Upbeat on Q2

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. beat Wall Street expectations on second-quarter revenue and income, sending shares up about 6% in midday trading Wednesday to a $1.5 billion market cap.

CrowdStrike Seeks Scale In Wake of $100M Round

TECHNOLOGY: Google latest backer for security software maker

Irvine-based security software maker CrowdStrike Inc. aims to embark on an international expansion plan after securing one of the biggest venture capital rounds in Orange County history last week.

Blizzard Game to Toy Hall of Fame

The National Toy Hall of Fame has turned its attention to video games, including the title that made Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment Inc. famous.

One Source Industries Plans San Pedro Plant

One Source Industries LLC, an Irvine-based provider of point-of-purchase displays, product packaging, and global promotional programs, plans to open a 25,000-square-foot production facility in San Pedro.

Western Digital to Get Wellness Center

St. Joseph Hoag Health will open a wellness center at the Irvine headquarters of storage products maker Western Digital Corp. this month.

Allergan Brass Talk Up Recent Deals, Road Ahead

Discuss Buys, Cite Benefits From Combos

Allergan PLC has been building up its Irvine-focused business lines through deals and is sharing its thoughts on the company with Wall Street.

Auction.com Seeks Chinese Buyers, Sellers With Deal

Partner to Link Native Speakers, Sale Prospects

Auction.com LLC in Irvine, an online real estate marketplace that matches buyers and sellers of commercial and residential properties, signed a co-marketing deal with AREAA Global “to expand real estate ownership opportunities for Chinese investors.”

Olloclip Shoots for $100K in Return to Kickstarter

Campaign Focused On Studio System Market Entry

Huntington Beach-based olloclip has launched a new campaign on Kickstarter that builds upon its recent entree into the crowded smartphone case segment.

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Hyundai Starts Body Shop Certification Program

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley launched the Hyundai Recognized Collision Repair Center program, which will be administered by the Laguna Hills-based Assured Performance Network.

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Irvine Firm to Open San Pedro Plant

One Source Industries LLC, an Irvine-based provider and developer of point of purchase displays, product packaging, and global promotional programs, plans to open a 25,000-square-foot production facility in San Pedro.

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Irvine Security Software Maker Raises $100M

Irvine-based security software maker CrowdStrike Inc. has raised $100 million in a Series C funding round led by Google Inc.’s capital investment arm, Google Capital.

Game Developer ‘Geeked’ Over Deal to Supply Oculus

MEDIA: Ready at Dawn takes aim at virtual reality, proprietary IP

Irvine-based game developer Ready at Dawn could get a jump-start on its push to launch its own titles and control content, thanks to its recently struck agreement to develop video games for the highly anticipated virtual reality headset from Oculus VR Inc.

Asics Looks for Crossover Appeal With New Shoe

MARKETING: Part of push beyond performance runners

Asics America Corp. is lacing up for the launch of a new shoe it hopes will give the brand some traction beyond its traditional stronghold in performance running.

Excelsior Capital Buys Wall Art Maker

Excelsior Capital Partners LLC in Newport Beach formed two entities to acquire Artissimo Designs, a manufacturer of wall decoration products.

IT Provider Nears $500M in Sales, Aims for $1 Billion

2K Customers Include Big Names Such as Vizio

Irvine-based IT consultancy and service provider Trace3 is on pace to crack $500 million in revenue this year as it attracts new Fortune 500 customers and builds up regional offices.