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Oculus Backer Leads $30.5M NextVR Round

Laguna Beach-based virtual reality startup NextVR Inc. raised $30.5 million in a Series A funding round that included a mix of sports- and entertainment-related firms.

Startup Gets $6 Million in VC Funds

Irvine-based startup Pop raised $6 million in venture capital funding.

Karma Lands BMW Deal for Components

Costa Mesa-based Karma Automotive notched a deal to integrate BMW components into its vehicles.

Saunders Touts Innovation Amid Allergan-Pfizer Chatter

HEALTHCARE: Also talks up leadership on aesthetics

Brent Saunders, chief executive and architect of the “new” Allergan PLC, stayed on the go during a visit to Orange County earlier this month.

Webinar Software Provider Adds App-Connecting Tech

AnyMeeting Customers Can Sync With Other Tools

Web conferencing and webinar software company AnyMeeting Inc. in Huntington Beach is using Sunnyvale-based Zapier Inc.’s technology to help customers connect its products to popular business apps, including Salesforce, HubSpot, Constant Contact, Eventbrite, LinkedIn, and more than 400 others.

Blizzard Game Favorite Headed for the Big Screen

‘Warcraft’ Movie to Debut In Theaters Next June

The long-awaited release of the movie version of flagship Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s franchise game “Warcraft” will hit movie theaters in June.

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Karma to Get BMW Batteries

Costa Mesa-based Karma Automotive has notched a deal to integrate BMW components into its vehicles.

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NextVR Raises $30M

Laguna Beach-based virtual reality startup NextVR Inc. has raised $30.5 million in a Series A funding round led by mix of sports- and entertainment-related firms.

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Broadcom Shareholders Approve $37B Sale

Broadcom Corp. shareholders today approved the Irvine-based chipmaker’s $37 billion sale to Avago Technologies Ltd. in Singapore.

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Mobilitie Raises $325M in Debt Funding

Newport Beach’s Mobilitie LLC said that it had raised $325 million to fund the deployment of its wireless infrastructure projects.

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PMC Board Behind Microsemi Bid

Chipmaker Microsemi Corp.’s latest cash-and-stock bid to acquire PMC-Sierra Inc. has been deemed a “superior proposal” by the board of the Sunnyvale-based target company.

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Irvine Startup Gets $6M

Irvine-based startup Pop has raised $6 million in venture capital funding. The company develops a mobile application called POPin, which aims to provide a “crowd-solving” platform to enable input sharing among employees, customers and others.

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WD, Unisplendour Form China JV

Irvine-based Western Digital Corp. will sell its data center storage systems through a joint venture with Beijing-based Unisplendour Corp. Ltd.

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Quality Systems Names Margolis Chairman

Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. said today that Jeffrey Margolis is its new chairman.

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Hyundai Launches Luxury Brand

Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. today launched a standalone brand of premium vehicles named after its Genesis luxury sedan.