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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 »
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Executive Changes at Mazda

Mazda North American Operations has set the stage for a new generation of executives to join its senior management in Irvine.

By Mediha DiMartino January 26, 2017 10:37 a.m. share »
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UCI Team to Compete on Hyperloop

A University of California-Irvine engineering team will compete with more than 30 academic and independent engineering teams from around the world to determine which has designed and built the best “human-scale pod” for the Hyperloop transportation system.

By Deirdre Newman January 24, 2017 5:01 p.m. share »
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Hyundai Plans ‘Instant Replay’ Super Bowl Ad

Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc.’s return to the Super Bowl will include a 90-second documentary filmed during the game that will air right after the final whistle.

By Mediha DiMartino January 18, 2017 12:16 p.m. share »
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Healthcare Data Firm in $34M Buy

Auxilio Inc. in Mission Viejo bought CynergisTek in Austin, Texas for up to $34.3 million—$26.8 million upfront and up to $7.5 million in milestone payments over the next five years.

By Sherry Hsieh January 17, 2017 11:07 a.m. share »
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First COO for Incipio

Irvine-based Incipio Group promoted Ann Fong to chief operating officer, a new position.

By Mediha DiMartino January 16, 2017 3:06 p.m. share »
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PBS Starts Kids Channel Streaming

PBS SoCal KOCE today launched channel and streaming service PBS SoCal KIDS.

By Deirdre Newman January 16, 2017 11:44 a.m. share »
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Carrick Invests in Virginia

Carrick Capital Partners in Newport Beach invested $22 million in Perfect Sense Inc. in Reston, Va.

January 13, 2017 5 a.m. share »