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Alteryx Files for IPO

Irvine-based analytics software maker Alteryx Inc. aims to raise $75 million in an initial public offering, according to a filing late Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Vizio ‘Happy Either Way’ With $2B Deal Shaky

A looming deadline for Vizio Inc.’s $2 billion sale to LeEco has cast further doubt the China-based conglomerate can close the deal amid ongoing financial woes.

Broadcom Gets OC-Based Chip Line in Cosemi Deal

TECHNOLOGY: Acquires photodetector technology

A unit of Broadcom Ltd. has acquired the photodetector business of Irvine-based chipmaker Cosemi Technologies Inc.

CrowdStrike’s Effort to Block Industry Report Fails

Disputes Findings Of Competitors Comparison

A Delaware district court rejected arguments by Irvine-based software security maker CrowdStrike Inc. to block the release of a report by NSS Labs that shows results of a test of competitor products.

Charging Ahead

Team’s HQ Bolsters Creative-Office Trend at Hive in Costa Mesa

The Los Angeles Chargers’ new 100,000-square-foot headquarters in Costa Mesa could add some panache to an area just north of the San Diego (I-405) Freeway that’s attracted some sizeable tenants in recent years.

Kingston Adds to E-Sports Lineup

TECHNOLOGY: Segment is small but fast-growing

The strategy behind recent product launches at Kingston Technology Co.’s growing gaming unit is a simple one: visibility in the booming e-sports scene.

Vizio Spying Payment Could Have Bigger Implications

$2.2M Settlement Could Cast Shadow on Sale

Vizio Inc.’s $2.2 million agreement to settle charges that it violated unfair trade practices and consumer protection laws by tracking the viewing habits of smart TV owners without their knowledge or consent could alter William Wang’s business plan after the company’s proposed sale.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was down 0.1% to 2,343.22.

Laguna Beach Exec Gets Pro Tennis Franchise

SPORTS: Buys Breakers from Canadian entrepreneur

Laguna Beach resident Eric Davidson has taken up a family tradition with his purchase of Orange County’s professional tennis team from Canadian technology and media entrepreneur Lorne Abony.

Blizzard Says It Stands By Immigrant Employees

CEO Says Trump Ban Out Of Step With Its Values

The human resources and legal teams at Irvine-based video game publisher Blizzard Entertainment Inc. are providing travel guidance, legal assistance and counseling to employees affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees and other would-be immigrants in seven countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days.

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