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Autobytel Sells Specialty Product

Autobytel Inc. in Irvine sold its specialty finance leads product to El Segundo-based Internet Brands Inc. for $3.2 million.

By Mediha DiMartino December 20, 2016 10:15 a.m. share »
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Fashion Island Unveils Chatbot

Fashion Island launched a concierge chatbot that helps shoppers find a specific brand, store or service offered at the outdoor mall in Newport Beach.

By Mediha DiMartino December 13, 2016 12:20 p.m. share »
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Engineering Firm Acquired

CivilSource, Inc. in Irvine has been bought by NV5 Global Inc. in Hollywood, Fla., for an undisclosed cash price.

By Michael de los Reyes December 8, 2016 2:34 p.m. share »
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Blizzard Branches into Books

Blizzard Entertainment Inc. in Irvine launched a book-publishing label, Blizzard Publishing, which will develop and release new and out-of-print titles related to the company’s “Warcraft,” “StarCraft” and “Diablo” games, both directly and through ongoing global partnerships.

By Mediha DiMartino December 8, 2016 9:57 a.m. share »
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Conexant Chips for Amazon’s Alexa

Chipmaker Conexant Systems Inc. in Irvine is supplying key audio and voice technology to as part of a deal announced this morning.

By Chris Casacchia December 8, 2016 8 a.m. share »
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Microsemi Invests in GE Spinout

Chipmaker Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo is part of a consortium of investors putting $18.7 million into an Irvine startup spun out of General Electric’s Global Research Center.

By Chris Casacchia December 7, 2016 10:17 a.m. share »
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Game App Maker Buys Puzzle Firm

MobilityWare in Irvine bought Critical Hit Software in San Diego on undisclosed terms.

By Chris Casacchia December 7, 2016 7:11 a.m. share »
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Ingram Micro Merger Closes

Ingram Micro in Irvine completed its $6 billion merger with Chinese conglomerate Tianjin Tianhai Investment Company Ltd.

By Michael de los Reyes December 6, 2016 12:34 p.m. share »
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Ingram Sale Gets China Nod

Ingram Micro Inc.’s $6 billion pending sale to Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co. Ltd. has gained a key regulatory approval in China.

By Chris Casacchia December 2, 2016 10:42 a.m. share »
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Kingston Sponsors Top Gamer

The gaming accessories unit of Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Co. Inc. will sponsor one of the world’s top “Street Fighter” players.

By Chris Casacchia November 30, 2016 4:29 p.m. share »
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Allergan Expands Board

Allergan Plc. said it appointed Adriane Brown to its board of directors, effective in February. Brown is president and chief operating officer of Intellectual Ventures LLC, a privately held company in Bellevue, Wash., that provides invention-related services and buys patents.

By Sherry Hsieh November 29, 2016 3:45 p.m. share »
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Hyundai Joins New Waive

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in January will place 150 of its IONIQ EVs in the WaiveCar car-sharing fleet in Los Angeles with an option for 250 more cars in additional cities by the end of 2017.

By Mediha DiMartino November 16, 2016 1:50 p.m. share »
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Hyundai Plans Self-Driving Car

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley introduced its Autonomous IONIQ concept vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday.

By Mediha DiMartino November 16, 2016 1:20 p.m. share »
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BirchStreet Signs Best Western

BirchStreet Systems Inc. signed Best Western Hotels & Resorts hotels in North America to buy from its hospitality services technology platform.

By Paul Hughes November 15, 2016 2:23 p.m. share »
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Boeing to Shift 2,500 Jobs From HB

Boeing Co. plans to move 2,500 jobs from Huntington Beach within the next four years, with a fraction staying in Orange County at facilities in Seal Beach and the majority going to El Segundo, Long Beach, St. Louis and Huntsville, Ala.

By Michael de los Reyes November 15, 2016 1:33 p.m. share »