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Ingram Buys in Latin America

Irvine-based Ingram Micro Inc. is set to acquire Grupo ACAO, one of the largest IT providers in Latin America.

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Microsemi Bids $2.4B for Chipmaker

Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. has placed a $2.4 billion bid to acquire chipmaker PMC-Sierra Inc., the company said this morning.

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WD Can Integrate $4.8B HGST

Western Digital Corp. received approval from Chinese regulators to integrate its $4.8 billion acquisition of HGST, the Irvine-based disk maker said this morning.

Another Boost for Irvine-Based Analytics Specialist

TECHNOLOGY: Software from Alteryx in Microsoft’s Power BI

Alteryx Inc.’s latest partnership with Microsoft Corp. opens the door to throngs of potential customers for the Irvine-based analytics software maker in one of the fastest-growing segments in technology.

EON Offers Virtual Reality Content From Irvine HQ

TECHNOLOGY: Users range from NFL player to eye doctor

An Irvine-based software maker’s push into virtual and augmented reality is attracting a mix of new customers that includes eye doctors, engine builders, chemical plant operators and an NFL quarterback.

BlizzCon Gets Sponsor in Windows 10

Windows 10 will sponsor this year’s Blizz-Con, according to Larry Hryb, director of programming for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox Live.

Fantasy Sports Startup Responds to Industry Inquiry

Tightens Policies in Wake Of NY Probe of Rivals

Aliso Viejo-based startup FantasyAces LLC has changed some internal policies in the wake of a data analysis scandal that has shaken up the nascent and booming daily fantasy sports industry.

Allergan to Shed Pair of Off-Campus Offices in Irvine

Marketed For Potential Creative-Office Uses

Allergan PLC has put a pair of office properties it owns in Irvine on the market. It’s the first time Allergan has tried to shed locally owned buildings since its sale to Actavis PLC this year.

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Chairman Acquires Majority Stake in Irvine Firm

Venture capitalist and Cie Digital Labs Executive Chairman Anderee Berengian acquired a majority stake in the Irvine-based game app developer and incubator.

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UCI Institute Gets New Name

University of California-Irvine has change the name of its Institute for Innovation to Applied Innovation.

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Emerald Buys 2 Conference Series

Emerald Expositions LLC in San Juan Capistrano said it acquired the How Design Live and How Interactive Design conference series from New York-based F+W Media Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

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Ingram Micro in $175M Dutch Ecommerce Buy

Irvine-based Ingram Micro Inc. will buy two ecommerce fulfillment divisions of Netherlands-based DocData BV for $175 million.

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St. Joseph Health Puts $10M in Software Maker

Irvine-based St. Joseph Health has invested $10 million to expand its partnership with Boulder, Colo.-based Datu Health.

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Microsoft to Stream BlizzCon Opener

Windows 10 will sponsor this year’s BlizzCon, according to Larry Hryb, director of programming for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox Live.

OC-China Culture Club

Assimilation, Influence Hallmarks of Community Here

You won’t find a typical Chinatown in Orange County—no ethnic concentration with block after block of storefronts offering goods for new immigrants from the world’s most populous country or tourists anxious to brush up against an outpost of its culture.