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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.

By Mediha DiMartino February 28, 2017 5:56 p.m. share »
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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.

By Mediha DiMartino February 27, 2017 3:51 p.m. share »
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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.

By Chris Casacchia February 27, 2017 10:18 a.m. share »
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CoreLogic CEO Takes Temporary Leave

Irvine-based CoreLogic Inc. said that Chief Executive and President Anand Nallathambi is taking a temporary medical leave of absence from the company.

By Mark Mueller February 16, 2017 11:34 a.m. share »
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Joe DeFranco Dies at 94

Longtime business executive and bon vivant Joseph DeFranco died Sunday at his home in Newport Beach at the age of 94.

By Paul Hughes February 13, 2017 10:54 a.m. share »
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WD Bids on Toshiba Unit

Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital Corp. has placed a bid for a minority stake in Toshiba Corp.’s flash memory business, according to media reports.

By Chris Casacchia February 8, 2017 2:05 p.m. share »
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UCI Prof to Share $10M Grant

UCI Assistant Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology Ali Mortazavi will share $10 million in grant funding over four years with the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena to establish a mapping center to pinpoint where genes, and the regulatory elements that control them, lie within the entire genome.

By Deirdre Newman February 7, 2017 3:11 p.m. share »
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Rakuten to Exit Aliso Viejo Shopping is moving from Aliso Viejo to San Mateo in the Silicon Valley in March.

By Mediha DiMartino February 7, 2017 9:47 a.m. share »
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MSC Sold for $834M

Newport Beach-based MSC Software Corp. will be sold for $834 million to Swedish IT service provider Hexagon AB, the companies said today.

By Chris Casacchia February 2, 2017 2:16 p.m. share »
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January Auto Sales Mixed

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

By Mediha DiMartino February 1, 2017 3:21 p.m. share »
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Razer Buys Phone Maker

Irvine-based video game products maker Razer Inc. has acquired the majority of assets of a San Francisco company that developed a mobile phone that offers unlimited cloud-storage capacity.

By Chris Casacchia February 1, 2017 10:42 a.m. share »
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Ad Testing Firm Sold

Ezoic Inc. in Carlsbad bought OC-based advertising technology firm AmpedSense.

By Brad Graves, Paul Hughes February 1, 2017 9:44 a.m. share »
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Post-Recession Car Sales Boom Winds Down

Sales of new vehicles at Orange County auto dealers plateaued at 191,910 last year after notching considerable gains for the previous six years, according to the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association.

By Mediha DiMartino January 31, 2017 12:50 p.m. share »
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Emerald Buys Home Tech Show

Emerald Expositions LLC in San Juan Capistrano acquired the CEDIA trade show from the Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association in Indianapolis, Ind., on undisclosed terms.

By Mediha DiMartino January 26, 2017 6:01 p.m. share »
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Microsemi Sales Hit Marks

Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. reported revenue in the December quarter in line with Wall Street expectations, and an adjusted profit that beat estimates.

By Chris Casacchia January 26, 2017 3:28 p.m. share »