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TECHNOLOGY: TCL puts brand in hands of unit based in Spectrum
The plan to resurrect the faltering Blackberry smartphone brand in the U.S. and Canada is being crafted in the Irvine Spectrum.
They See Value as Others Put Resources Elsewhere
With another CES in the books—that’s No. 6 for those following this column—let’s take a closer look at how some OC companies tried to cut through the clutter in Las Vegas at the world’s largest consumer electronics show:
Company Reps Pegged Year-End Sale Wrap
Vizio Inc.’s pending $2 billion sale to Chinese conglomerate LeEco failed to close by year-end, indicating a potential wrinkle in a deal that still needs final approval from Chinese regulators.
Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley plans to unveil a new feature tomorrow that allows vehicle owners to control various functions through Google Assistant voice commands.
Morris Programmed Telogis for Deal That Fetched Close to $900M From Verizon
Look to Aliso Viejo to find a key component of a new digital strategy crafted by the nation’s largest telecom as it integrates several recent buys into a new business unit.
Rising Star Mastantuono to CFO, Board Seat
The $6 billon sale of Ingram Micro Inc. last month to Chinese conglomerate Tianjin Tianhai Investment Company Ltd. ushered in some management and board changes at the world’s largest technology products distributor.
Rick Vitelle, chief financial officer, corporate secretary and executive vice president at CalAmp Corp., is retiring from the Irvine-based company.
TECHNOLOGY: Coloring app diversifies revenue streams
The recent acquisition of thousands of digital jigsaw puzzles signals a new turn for MobilityWare as it diversifies revenue streams beyond traditional card games.
The past year was marked by a wave of consolidation in the local technology sector as several big-name companies were taken over.
Consolidation Shakes Up Otherwise Veteran Lineup
It was a dynamic year in Orange County’s diverse technology sector as several young companies made the leap to market-leading contenders.