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Blizzard’s $1B Rebound: Overwatch

New Franchise Basis for Esports LeagueBlizzard Entertainment Inc. took 18 years to develop a new franchise—the first-person, futuristic shooter “Overwatch.”

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Alteryx Shares Rise After IPO

Shares of Irvine-based Alteryx Inc. surged in its first trading session on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Ubiquity Inc. Stock Suspended

The Securities and Exchange Commission said this week it would temporarily suspend the stock of Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc., from March 20 to March 31, due to “a lack of current and accurate information about the company.”

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Microsemi Closes China Plant

Microsemi Corp. has closed a manufacturing plant in China, the Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker said after the close of intraday trading Tuesday.

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Merage Adds Data-Based Degree

University of California-Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business launched an M.S. in business analytics, which the school says is in response to high demand from businesses, recruiters and students.

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Veritone Inc. Files IPO

Newport Beach-based startup Veritone Inc. aims to raise up to $15 million in an initial public offering, according to a registration statement filed yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Alteryx Prices IPO

Irvine-based analytics software maker Alteryx Inc. will sell 9 million shares of Class A common stock valued between $12 and $14 per share under terms of its initial public offering, according to a filing today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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New President for Mophie

ZAGG Inc. named Chris Ahern president of Mophie LLC, its Tustin-based subsidiary.

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Clean Energy Shares Jump on Q4

Shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. surged in afterhours trading after the Newport Beach-based company reported sales and adjusted earnings in the fourth quarter that easily beat Wall Street expectations.

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CoreLogic Names Martell CEO

Irvine-based CoreLogic has named Frank Martell its new president and chief executive.

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CoreLogic’s Nallathambi Dies

CoreLogic President and Chief Executive Anand Nallathambi died after a brief illness, the company said.

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February Mixed for OC Automakers

Three of the four largest Orange County-based automakers exceeded the national sales pace for new vehicles in February, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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Clean Energy Sells Unit to BP

Shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. surged today after the Newport Beach-based company said it would sell its renewable gas business for $155 million to BP Plc.

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Canada Company Wants Wet Seal IP

The YM Inc. Group of Cos. in Toronto posted a $1.5 million stalking-horse bid for Wet Seal LLC’s intellectual property, according to documents filed today in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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New Chief Creative for Mazda Ad Shop

Mazda North American Operations’ advertising agency of record hired Erich Funke as chief creative officer, effective March 6.

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Alteryx Files for IPO

Irvine-based analytics software maker Alteryx Inc. aims to raise $75 million in an initial public offering, according to a filing late Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.