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Newport Beach-based Toba Capital invested in the booming eSports segment, co-leading a $5 million funding round for a Santa Monica company that runs tournaments and related events for amateur gamers.
JetBlue Airways Corp. took a minority stake in JetSuite Inc. in Irvine.
Laguna Beach-based virtual reality content maker NextVR Inc. has struck a multi-year deal with NBA Digital in New York to live-stream National Basketball Association games in virtual reality during the upcoming season.
The American Planning Association has named downtown Santa Ana as one of five “Great Neighborhoods” on its annual Great Places in America list.
Bill Gross, “The Bond King,” may soon lay claim to being among “the greatest stamp collectors of all time.”
Five Point Communities Management Inc. in Aliso Viejo said part of its property bordering Orange County Great Park would be available for the operation of an “interim amphitheater,” pending approval by the city of Irvine.
An effort by the chief executive of Emmis Communications Corp. to take the company private has failed.
Entrepreneur Media Inc. in Irvine promoted Entrepreneur magazine's executive editor Jason Feifer to editor-in chief.
San Juan Capistrano-based Emerald Expositions LLC acquired Digital Dealer Conference & Expo from Dealer Communications in Boca Raton, Fla. on undisclosed terms.
Sports Anaheim will own and operate a CCA Division II college basketball tournament with both men's and women's competitions to be held in Orange County annually.
Laguna College of Art and Design said it would start two degree programs in creative writing: a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fall 2017 and a low-residency Master of Fine Arts, in summer 2017.
Costa Mesa-based QSC LLS has acquired on undisclosed terms Ultra-Stereo Labs Inc. in San Luis Obispo.
JetSuite in Irvine plans to offer flights from Carlsbad to San Jose beginning Oct. 17, a news report said.
The brand value of Kia Motors Corp. and Hyundai Motor Co. is up this year, according to Interbrand’s 17th annual Best Global Brands report
The Hass Avocado Board in Mission Viejo formed a four-year partnership with the American Heart Association “to galvanize Americans to eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables every day.”