TECHNOLOGY

Jannard Partners Up in ‘Disruptive’ Smartphone Venture

Red Digital Cinema Camera Co. in Irvine said its upcoming smartphone will be developed in partnership with Menlo Park-based Leia Inc.

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Peregrine Gives Back Some Gains

Shares in Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Tustin rose 12% in intraday trading Monday and rose another 4% after hours on a nearly four-fold increase in revenue and a sharply lower quarterly loss; trading volume on the day was three times its 90-day average. In Tuesday midday trading the drugmaker gave back some of those gains.

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Ducommun Closes HB Buy

Santa Ana-based aerospace manufacturer Ducommun Inc. closed its $60 million cash buy of LS Holdings Company LLC, the company said today.

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Chronicling the Slide of Acacia

TECHNOLOGY: Patent enforcement ‘not what it used to be’

Acacia Research Corp.’s prolonged downward spiral on Wall Street has been propelled by recent changes in intellectual property rights and litigation.

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Irvine Co. Making Serious Push for Amazon HQ2

The Irvine Co. said it’s making a serious push to bring Amazon to Irvine for the e-commerce giant’s second headquarters, and has enlisted its former No. 2 executive to lead the project.

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Webster U. Starts Cybersecurity Degree

Webster University in Irvine will offer a Master’s in cybersecurity starting in late October.

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Rockwell in $30B Sale to UTC

The local units of Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins Inc. could be in line for another shakeup in the wake of its planned $30 billion sale to United Technologies Corp.

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Automakers’ Sales Mixed

The majority of Orange County-based automakers beat the national sales pace for new vehicles in August, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

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Oomba Closes Acquisition of GameWorks

Irvine-based startup Oomba Inc. closed its acquisition today of Chatsworth-based GameWorks Entertainment LLC, an entertainment and gaming venues company.

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Microsemi Donates to UCI

University of California-Irvine said today that Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. donated $1.5 million to the university.

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ROC Down to One

Newport Beach-based Real Office Centers (ROC) has now voluntarily terminated its lease at three of its remaining four OC locations, according to its landlord, the Irvine Co.

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ROC out at Newport Office Park

Newport Beach-based Real Office Centers (ROC) voluntarily terminated its lease at 23 Corporate Plaza in Newport Beach according to a notice its sub-leasees received Monday.

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CoreLogic GC to Leave

Stergios “Terry” Theologides, general counsel and secretary of CoreLogic Inc., will leave the Irvine-based real estate real estate data and research company next month.

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SEC Revokes Stock of Irvine’s Ubiquity

The Securities and Exchange Commission said today that it's officially revoked the stock of Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc.

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Allied Universal's Explosive Growth

CEO Shows How to Get to 150K Employees

If Allied Universal, a security company with 150,000 employees, was an army, it’d be the 34th largest in world, right behind Japan’s.

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