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Jannard Product Opens Firm to Consumers

TECHNOLOGY: Device brings 3-D, VR sans awkward aidsJim Jannard, founder of Irvine-based Red Digital Cinema Camera Co., has figured out a way to allow viewing of 3-D and virtual reality content without the need for a pesky headset or glasses.

By Mediha DiMartino July 10, 2017 midnight   $$ Share
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John Wayne Traffic Flat in June

John Wayne Airport said 902,059 passengers moved through the facility in June, compared with 902,673 in the same month last year.

By Paul Hughes July 20, 2017 5:50 p.m. share »
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Register Parent Sells Distributor

Digital First Media and co-owner Los Angeles Times sold their CIPS Marketing Group to ACI Last Mile Network on undisclosed terms.

By Henry Meier, Paul Hughes July 19, 2017 6:11 p.m. share »
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Hotel Construction Down; Planning Up

The number of hotels and rooms under construction in Orange County as of the end of June declined year-over-year but the number of hotels and rooms in development—which includes hotels in planning—is up.

By Paul Hughes July 10, 2017 12:53 p.m. share »
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Jannard Unveils ‘Mind-Numbing’ Product

Irvine-based Red Digital Cinema Camera Co. is now making Hydrogen One, a smartphone that “seamlessly switches between traditional 2D content, holographic multi-view content, 3D content and interactive games,” founder Jim Jannard posted on the company’s online users forum this morning.

By Mediha DiMartino July 6, 2017 9:24 a.m. share »
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CSUF Center Gets Nod

California State University-Fullerton’s Center for Insurance Studies was named a Global Center of Insurance Excellence by the International Insurance Society, an award to be presented in July at the IIS Global Insurance Forum in London.

By Deirdre Newman July 5, 2017 4:26 p.m. share »
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Ubiquity Faces Stock Revoke

The Securities and Exchange Commission said it has started the process of revoking the stock of Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc., which was due to update its filings with the SEC by June 30 but missed the deadline.

By Deirdre Newman July 5, 2017 12:23 p.m. share »
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Advantage Buys in Netherlands

Advantage Smollan Ltd. in London—a holding company Irvine-based Advantage Solutions Inc. set up in 2015 with Smollan Group in Johannesburg—plans to acquire Netherlands-based Hamilton Bright Group B.V. on undisclosed terms.

By Mediha DiMartino July 5, 2017 8:39 a.m. share »
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OC Automakers Trail National Pace

The four largest Orange County-based automakers trailed the national sales pace for new vehicles in June, according to New Jersey-based market researcher Autodata Corp.

By Mediha DiMartino July 3, 2017 1:25 p.m. share »
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ShiftPixy Goes Public

Irvine-based ShiftPixy Inc. went public today, raising $12 million on an offering of 2 million shares.

By Paul Hughes June 30, 2017 1:15 p.m. share »
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Gallegos Hires Ex-Mazda Ad Exec

Harvey Marco, a former chief creative officer of Mazda North American Operations’ advertising agency of record, Garage Team Mazda in Costa Mesa, joined Gallegos United in Huntington Beach as chief creative officer and co-president.

By Mediha DiMartino June 28, 2017 12:51 p.m. share »
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Mesa Verde Tees Up $7.3M Upgrade

Mesa Verde Country Club in Costa Mesa is getting a makeover.

By Chris Casacchia June 23, 2017 10:51 a.m. share »
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Four OC RIAs Make U.S. List

Four Orange County-based firms made the Financial Times’ fourth annual list of the top 300 registered investment advisers in the United States.

By Peter J. Brennan June 23, 2017 10:29 a.m. share »
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Carmichael Back as Ubiquity Chief

Ubiquity Inc. Chairman Chris Carmichael has added duties as interim chief executive, a June 20 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission said.

By Deirdre Newman June 22, 2017 2:58 p.m. share »
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JWA Traffic Down in May

Passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport declined 4.6% in May to about 879,000 year-over-year.

By Paul Hughes June 21, 2017 4:44 p.m. share »
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Acorn Cracks WSJ Top 25

Irvine’s Acorn Grows Inc. ranked No. 22 on the Wall Street Journal’s list of “Top 25 Tech Companies to Watch.”

By Pete Weitzner June 16, 2017 10:19 a.m. share »