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Gaming Vets Sign on for Own Adventure

TECHNOLOGY: Blizzard, Riot alums plan first releaseAn Irvine startup launched by a trio of former developers at Blizzard Entertainment Inc. and Riot Games is ready to launch its first title.

By Chris Casacchia March 28, 2017 10:17 a.m.   $$ Share
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Samuelis Give UCI $30M

The Samueli Foundation gave University of California-Irvine $30 million to help build a 100,000-square-foot facility for “convergent science”—cross-disciplinary research in engineering, computing and physical sciences.

By Deirdre Newman April 25, 2017 10:12 a.m. share »
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UCI Gets $1M for Rocketry

University of California-Irvine got a $1 million grant from Base 11, a nonprofit workforce development and entrepreneur accelerator in Costa Mesa focused on science, technology, engineering and math.

By Deirdre Newman April 24, 2017 11:48 a.m. share »
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Veritone Prices IPO

Newport Beach-based start-up Veritone Inc. will sell 1.25 million shares of common stock valued between $14 and $16 per share under terms of its initial public offering, according to a filing today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

By Chris Casacchia April 21, 2017 10:39 a.m. share »
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Mazda Hires CMO

Irvine-based Mazda North American Operations hired Dino Bernacchi as its chief marketing officer, a new position.

By Mediha DiMartino April 20, 2017 9:02 a.m. share »
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OC TV Stations Get $115M

PBS SoCal KOCE, with headquarters in Costa Mesa, will receive $49 million and KDOC-TV in Santa Ana will receive $66 million from the Federal Communication Commission’s “World's First Broadcast Incentive Auction,” which closed today.

By Deirdre Newman April 13, 2017 1:06 p.m. share »
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Quality Systems in $34M Buy

Quality Systems Inc. subsidiary NextGen Healthcare Information Systems LLC will buy Entrada Inc. for $34 million.

By Sherry Hsieh April 12, 2017 12:40 p.m. share »
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Ubiquity Shareolders to Testify Before SEC

Shareholders in the troubled Ubiquity Inc. of Irvine are permitted to testify at a Security and Exchange Commission public hearing on April 17 in Washington, D.C., according to its majority owner Strategic Capital Management Ltd.

By Deirdre Newman April 12, 2017 6 a.m. share »
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WD Leads $33M Investment Round

Irvine-based Western Digital Corp. led a $33 million strategic funding round for a Northern California company that specializes in flash storage systems.

By Chris Casacchia April 11, 2017 11:05 a.m. share »
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UCI Prof Gets $1M Grant

DK Electronic Materials Co Ltd. in Jiangsu, China, gave $1 million to University of California-Irvine to support the work of chemical engineering and materials science Professor Frank Shi.

By Deirdre Newman April 10, 2017 12:50 p.m. share »
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Vizio’s $2B Sale Axed

Irvine-based Vizio Inc.’s proposed $2 billion sale to Chinese conglomerate LeEco has been terminated due to “regulatory headwinds,” the companies said Monday morning.

By Chris Casacchia April 10, 2017 10:38 a.m. share »
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Concierge Health App Planned

Former Alphaeon Corp. Chief Executive Robert Grant said he will launch an app this fall for consumers to schedule and access on-demand specialist physicians in fields such as orthopedics, cardiology and brain surgery.

By Sherry Hsieh April 7, 2017 9:40 a.m. share »
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Cylance Cuts Jobs

Cylance Inc. in Irvine has initiated a round of job cuts in a restructuring.

By Chris Casacchia April 6, 2017 11:13 a.m. share »
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UCI’s Burk Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Dan Burk, the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at University of California-Irvine’s School of Law, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award in cybersecurity to the Oxford Internet Institute in the U.K., according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

By Deirdre Newman April 4, 2017 11:35 a.m. share »
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Chapman Gets Experian Gift

Chapman University plans to expand work in data science and artificial intelligence with a $750,000 donation from Experian PLC, which creates the Experian Assistant Professorship in Machine Learning.

By Deirdre Newman April 3, 2017 3:31 p.m. share »
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OC Automakers’ March Sales Mixed

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

By Mediha DiMartino April 3, 2017 2:35 p.m. share »