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Irvine-based start-up Oculus VR Inc. has agreed to a $2 billion sale to Facebook Inc.
A new website from the Orange County Visitors Association promoting the county's tourism industries and attractions to Chinese travelers is now running.
FINANCE: Looks to link mass market, money managers
Walter Cruttenden, an investment banking pioneer in Orange County, has secured $5.5 million in funding from a Wall Street fund manager to bring his latest business venture to market.
Don’t be surprised if Mark Robinson surfaces once again as a key player on the national stage, now that General Motors is facing the legal music on a defect in ignition switches that appears to have kept some airbags from working and has been linked to 12 deaths.
Irvine startup Bitvore Corp., which mines information from email, social media and websites for business customers, closed a $4.5 million inaugural fundraising round.
Members of the Orange County business community celebrated five winners of the Business Journal’s 13th Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards last week.
This week's business and other event listings
• SoCal Insider hosted by Rick Reiff (KOCE-TV/PBS SoCal) Wednesday 5:30 p.m. Repeats Friday 7 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m., Monday 5:30 p.m. Guests: TBA
Talks About Strength in Adversity for Video Series
Boost Mobile LLC in Irvine released the latest installment of its “Be Heard” mini documentary series. The two-minute webisode, which can be seen on the brand’s YouTube channel, features mixed martial athlete Marlon Moraes, who competes for the World Series of Fighting in the bantamweight division. He speaks candidly about his struggles to succeed, as well as praying for his father’s recovery from cancer.
The 112-suite Residence Inn Irvine Spectrum announced the appointment of Julie Buettner to general manager.
The Newport Beach-based Orange County Concierge Association recently released its annual list of preferred vendors.
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC in Irvine said it has acquired Longhorn Food Brokers LP, a San Antonio, Texas-based food brokerage company.
Hotel loyalty program Voila Hotel Rewards, whose Americas headquarters are in Newport Beach, said it added Mamaison Hotels & Residences to its roster of member properties.
MARKETING: Takes tech manufacturer’s message global
DGWB Advertising & Communications’ latest mission: help bridge the digital divide across rural America, where some 40% of residents don’t have high-speed broadband access.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will get a dress rehearsal for any presidential ambitions he might harbor—at least the part where a candidate hits up OC’s vaunted base of GOP donors.
MARKETING: Targets Hollywood with ultra-HD
Vizio Inc.’s marketing strategy for 2014 is just like its latest ad campaign: “beautifully simple.”