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Oculus Moves HQ to Silicon Valley

TECHNOLOGY: Sets up shop next to Facebook’s new campusOne of Orange County’s most promising technology companies has moved to Silicon Valley.

By Chris Casacchia January 19, 2015 midnight   $$ Share
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UCI Gets $2M Keck Grant

University of California-Irvine has received $2 million from the W.M. Keck Foundation in Los Angeles to build a “photonic” microscope that can detect and examine “dark matter.”

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Western Digital Beats Expectations

Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital Corp. after the close of trading Tuesday reported revenue and adjusted profits for the December quarter that beat Wall Street expectations.

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NextVR Broadcasts Live Event

NextVR Inc. in Laguna Beach said it conducted the “first ever live, broadcast-quality transmission of a virtual reality experience” over the weekend.

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Western Digital in VC Investment

The venture capital arm of Irvine-based Western Digital Corp. co-led a $29 million funding for memory products maker Everspin Technologies Inc.

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SJC Big Data Firm Raises $10.8M

San Juan Capistrano-based search engine Maana Inc. has raised $10.8 million, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Microsemi Earnings In-line Q1, Tempers Q2 Outlook

Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. reported revenue and adjusted profits for the December quarter in line with Wall Street with estimates but provided a sales outlook for the current quarter below Wall Street expectations.

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Acacia Shares Drop on Patent Ruling

Shares of Acacia Research Corp. dipped sharply after the company received an unfavorable ruling on patent infringement claims it made against some large technology companies.

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San Clemente Auto Software Firms Buys Marketer

San Clemente-based automotive customer service firm DealerSocket Inc. has acquired DealerFire, a web design and digital marketing firm in Oshkosh, Wis.

Wahoo’s Lam Hits CES to Help Tout Startup Eco App

TECHNOLOGY: Works show floor for Aliso Viejo company

Wahoo’s Fish Taco cofounder Wing Lam helped Aliso Viejo-based startup My Open Road Corp. grab some industry attention at the recent International CES convention in Las Vegas.

TVs Scarce at CES as Other Products Take Spotlight

No Toshiba Tube Launch, Vizio Doesn’t Even Show

Two notable trends at this year’s International CES convention in Las Vegas may provide a glimpse into the quickly changing habits and demands of consumers.

Legal Pros Focus on Fine Arts, Plan UCI Collaboration

Attorneys Work With UCI Program to Boost Fine Arts

Put together a few attorneys sharing a passion for the arts and a local university that fosters artistic talent, throw in some creative thinking and readiness to provide support, and you’ll get Off-Center, a collective launched by a committee of local lawyers and educators in concert with University of California-Irvine’s art department.

Auto R&D Plant Bound for Irvine

REAL ESTATE: Self-storage to rise on 10 acres next door

A 14-acre property in Irvine near the Tustin Legacy development site is expected to be converted into a manufacturing center for a Japan-based automotive research and development company, with a self-storage facility slated for next door.

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OC Firms Outpace US Patent Growth

Orange County companies received 3,520 U.S. patents in 2014, up 12% year-over-year.

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NB Company Invests in Biotech Firm

Newport Beach-based CureDuchenne Ventures LLC said today that it invested $1 million in Capricor Therapeutics Inc. to fund research for treating heart disease associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.