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FantasyAces Delays College Exit

Orange County’s lone daily fantasy sports operator doesn’t plan to follow the segment’s leaders in immediately closing contests involving college sports.

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Double Digit Growth at JWA

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic in February grew 12% to 793,553 compared with the same month last year, after January’s passenger traffic grew 10% year-over-year.

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Southwest to Fly Long Beach to Oakland

Southwest Airlines will fly from from Long Beach Airport to Oakland International Airport starting June 5.

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New Owner Cuts Execs at Register

Digital First Media, the new owner of the Orange County Register, has parted ways with several members of prior owner Freedom Communications Inc.’s senior management team, according to sources close to the matter.

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UCI to Start E-Sports Program

University of California-Irvine will launch an e-sports program this fall with a new arena equipped with high-end gaming PCs, a staging area for League of Legends competitions and a live webcasting studio at the Student Center.

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eBay Buys Irvine Auto Marketer

Cargigi Inc. in Irvine was acquired by eBay Inc. on undisclosed terms.

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St. Regis to Drop Flag June 1

St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point will drop its “flag” and change its name to Monarch Beach Resort on June 1.

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Irvine Ad Tech Firm to Culver City

Adaptive Medias Inc. in Irvine said it plans to combine with AdSupply Inc. and move its headquarters to Culver City.

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I-5 Publishing Changes Name

Irvine-based I-5 Publishing is changing its name to Lumina Media.

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PennySaver is Back

The PennySaver advertising publication is back less than a year after it closed last May.

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Freedom to Go to Digital First

A bankruptcy judge in Santa Ana this morning approved the sale of Freedom Communications Inc. and its Orange County Register to Denver-based Digital First Media Inc.

He Felt Your Pain

Proove Helps Docs Manage Patients’ Discomfort

Brian Meshkin sought a way to help doctors make better decisions in the specialty of pain management, acting on the desire in 2009 when he created Irvine-based Proove Biosciences Inc.

Experian Offers New Experience

Seeks to Change Reputation From Credit Judge to Consumer Ally

No one wants to be seen as the bearer of bad news, even if it’s part of their job description. Experian plc, one of three major credit reporting agencies, is no exception.

Greenlaw Plans Rentals, Hotel Near Outlets Mall

REAL ESTATE: For-sale project in IBC also on developer’s agenda

Real estate investor and developer Greenlaw Partners is pushing ahead with plans to build more than 900 apartments and for-sale homes and a hotel in separate projects on land it owns in Orange and Irvine.

Comcast to Put $40M Into Supplier in Santa Ana

TECHNOLOGY: Cable outfit aims for Internet of Things

The largest U.S. cable TV provider plans to invest nearly $40 million in Santa Ana-based remote control maker Universal Electronics Inc. over the next six years.