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TECHNOLOGY

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UCI Squid Research Could Help on Medical Devices

University of California-Irvine materials science researchers have found a protein in squid skin that could be useful in developing medical devices.

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Oculus Cancels Some Rift Pre-Orders

Irvine-based Oculus VR Inc. has cancelled some pre-orders for its Rift VR DK2 headset after finding them for sale on eBay and other ecommerce sites.

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NB Software Firm Buys Two Companies

Newport Beach-based Qliktag Software Inc. acquired two companies on undisclosed terms.

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J.L. Patterson Gets $7M Contract on SD County Bridges

Orange-based J.L. Patterson & Associates Inc. has received a $7 million contract from Oceanside-based North County Transit District to provide bridge inspection and management services.

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Chipmaker WiSpry Raises $8M

Irvine-based chipmaker WiSpry Inc. has raised $8 million in a funding round, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Vinny’s Other Dell Deal: $150M for Quest’s Venture Portfolio

FINANCE: 10 companies formed foundation of Irvine-based Toba

The foundation of what is now the largest venture capital firm in Orange County tracks back to Vinny Smith’s success in retrieving a chunk of Quest Software in a deal struck nearly a year after its $2.8 billion sale to Dell Inc.

OC Roots Surface in $140 Million Acquisition

TECHNOLOGY: Lake Forest company in hot segment

The deep roots of Orange County’s technology sector intersected with one of the industry’s hottest segments in last week’s $140 million sale of Lake Forest-based chipmaker Newport Media Inc.

D-Link Looks to Grow on Gear for Connected Homes

TECHNOLOGY: New products ready, ad campaign in works

Fountain Valley-based D-Link Systems Inc. is making an aggressive move into the connected-home market with a slew of new products, big retail distributors, and its first national TV campaign.

Toshiba Aims to Print Up New Image for Irvine Unit

MEDIA: Eyes role as manager of information in mobile world

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc., an Irvine-based print product powerhouse, has seen the writing on the wall for some time now—advances in mobile technology are changing the way companies communicate, a shift that’s pushing its once-legacy business toward oblivion.

Ex-Ahold CFO Joins Western Digital Board

Irvine-based memory products maker Western Digital Corp. expanded its board of directors with the appointment of finance veteran Paula Price.

Oculus VR Buys, Announces Conference

Irvine-based Oculus VR Inc. announced another acquisition and plans to host a September developer conference in Los Angeles.

Software-as-a-Service Provider Grows Into New HQ

Project Insight’s Revenue Climbs Quickly

An Irvine software company that’s helped Gap, Cisco and Dell streamline work projects has expanded into a new 5,000-square-foot headquarters.

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Western Digital Arm Leads $20M Funding Round

Western Digital Capital, the investment arm of Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital Corp., has led a $20 million funding round for a Pittsburgh cloud storage provider.

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Western Digital Adds Director

Irvine-based memory products maker Western Digital Corp. has expanded its board of directors with the appointment of finance veteran Paula Price.

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Oculus’s Latest Buy in Costa Mesa; Plans Developer Conference in L.A.

Irvine-based Oculus VR Inc. on Monday announced another acquisition and plans to host a September developer conference in Los Angeles.