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CrowdStrike Seeks Scale In Wake of $100M Round

TECHNOLOGY: Google latest backer for security software maker

Irvine-based security software maker CrowdStrike Inc. aims to embark on an international expansion plan after securing one of the biggest venture capital rounds in Orange County history last week.

OC Hotel Market Stays Hot With $126.2M Deal

REAL ESTATE: Local sales add up to $730M so far this year

The 485-room Irvine Marriott Hotel at the Irvine Towers office complex near John Wayne Airport has been sold to a Los Angeles-based institutional investor.

Blizzard Game to Toy Hall of Fame

The National Toy Hall of Fame has turned its attention to video games, including the title that made Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment Inc. famous.

Auction.com Seeks Chinese Buyers, Sellers With Deal

Partner to Link Native Speakers, Sale Prospects

Auction.com LLC in Irvine, an online real estate marketplace that matches buyers and sellers of commercial and residential properties, signed a co-marketing deal with AREAA Global “to expand real estate ownership opportunities for Chinese investors.”

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UCI on Money Magazine List

University of California-Irvine is No. 13 on Money Magazine’s 2015-2016 list of the 736 “best colleges” in the U.S.

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Destination Irvine in 2016 Rose Parade

Destination Irvine said it would have a float in the Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 2016.

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How Chain Serves Up Talent to Southern California Restaurant Sector

Taco Bell Corp. builds more than just burritos.

Game Developer ‘Geeked’ Over Deal to Supply Oculus

MEDIA: Ready at Dawn takes aim at virtual reality, proprietary IP

Irvine-based game developer Ready at Dawn could get a jump-start on its push to launch its own titles and control content, thanks to its recently struck agreement to develop video games for the highly anticipated virtual reality headset from Oculus VR Inc.

Change at Top For Hyundai Ad Shop

The advertising arm of Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc. has a new boss to go with a $300 million initial public offering by its parent, Innocean Worldwide Inc.

Trend Builds as Great Park Project Eyes Own Food Hall

REAL ESTATE: Old warehouse would hold one of a few planned

Add Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine to the growing list of areas across Orange County looking to add a hip food hall to their developments instead of a more traditional retail center.

IT Provider Nears $500M in Sales, Aims for $1 Billion

2K Customers Include Big Names Such as Vizio

Irvine-based IT consultancy and service provider Trace3 is on pace to crack $500 million in revenue this year as it attracts new Fortune 500 customers and builds up regional offices.

Vans Has Expansion Plans on Tap for Costa Mesa HQ

City Officials Say 40K SF Planned for New Campus

Comments by Costa Mesa city officials suggest that skate shoe and apparel company Vans Corp. is looking to build a sizeable expansion to the company’s planned new headquarters in the city.

Buchan’s High Bar

Set Record on Athletic Field at Yale, New Pace for Women in World of Hedge Funds

Sports brought Jane Buchan to Orange County from New York City, and the competitive drive honed on the playing fields has continued with her rise into the ranks of the most powerful women in the world of hedge funds.

Memo to Anaheim: Entertain This!; Jay’s Judgment: Ed Rocks

“Disney tax break up for renewal,” proclaimed the L.A. Times in its business section last week.