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Toshiba Parent Fallout Claims New OC Victim

Financially troubled Toshiba Corp. will shutter its U.S. commercial phone service division based in Irvine in the second local business closure enacted by the Tokyo conglomerate in a year.

By Chris Casacchia May 24, 2017 9:22 a.m. share »

How Broadcom Shook OC Tech, Real Estate Markets

With news that Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd. could sell its campus at Irvine’s Great Park Neighborhoods for $443 million back to FivePoint Communities Inc., here’s a look at how the chip giant has shaken up the local tech and real estate landscape.

By Chris Casacchia May 22, 2017 midnight share »
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Ex-Energy Sec. Joins Board

Former Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has joined the board of a nuclear fusion company in Foothill Ranch.

By Chris Casacchia May 18, 2017 11:18 a.m. share »
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CrowdStrike Gets Another $100M

Irvine-based CrowdStrike Inc. has raised $100 million in its latest funding round, the second time the security software maker has hit that investment benchmark.

By Chris Casacchia May 17, 2017 10:16 a.m. share »
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Rare View From the Top

Kate Duchene wants to get Resources Global Professionals back on a growth spurt.

By Chris Casacchia May 15, 2017 10:54 a.m. share »

Consumer Electronics Makers’ Employment Flat

A headquarters move and an axed sale were the big headlines generated recently by Orange County’s largest consumer electronics makers as employment held steady.

By Chris Casacchia May 15, 2017 midnight share »

District Court Judge Sides With D-Link in FTC Battle

U.S. District Judge James Donato has instructed the Federal Trade Commission to dismiss a case against Taiwan-based D-Link Corp., leaving its U.S. subsidiary D-Link Systems Inc. in Fountain Valley as the sole defendant in a case alleging it “failed to take reasonable steps to secure the software for their routers and IP cameras” against hacking methods.

By Chris Casacchia May 15, 2017 midnight share »

Chipmakers’ Employment Flat After Deep 2016 Cuts

Orange County’s biggest chipmakers in the 10 months through the end of April staved off deep job cuts that have defined the sector following Broadcom Corp.’s $37 billion sale to Singapore-based Avago Technologies Inc. last February.

By Chris Casacchia May 15, 2017 midnight share »
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Veritone Raises $37.5M in IPO

Newport Beach-based start-up Veritone Inc. began trading today on the NASDAQ Capital Markets after raising $37.5 million in an initial public offering.

By Chris Casacchia May 12, 2017 10:16 a.m. share »
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Alteryx Beats Street in Q1

Irvine-based Alteryx Inc.’s first quarterly financial report as a public company beat Wall Street expectations.

By Chris Casacchia May 10, 2017 1:55 p.m. share »

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