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Irvine Startup Links With Big Players for Growth

TECHNOLOGY: Device headed for Finish Line stores

Irvine-based startup Pear Sports LLC has signed a deal with Finish Line Inc. to distribute its wearable device in the Indianapolis-based company’s growing line of specialty running stores.

Microinvestment App Debuts on Android Devices

Acorns’ Product Follows 60,000 iOS Downloads

Newport Beach startup Acorns, established by OC investment banking pioneer Walter Cruttenden and his son Jeff, has launched an Android app in its efforts to bring microinvesting to the masses.

Entrepreneur Crafts Encore

AEROSPACE: Positions second company for $100 million in sales

James Downey is replicating the business model that made him one of Orange County’s wealthiest executives.

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QLogic Beats Quarterly Estimates

QLogic Corp. after the close of trading Thursday reported revenue and adjusted profits in the September quarter that beat Wall Street expectations.

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Fountain Valley App Maker Sells Division

Fountain Valley-based startup MEDL Mobile Holdings Inc. has agreed to sell its custom development division to BBK Holdings in Massachusetts.

Virtual Reality Check

OC Emerges as Hub

One minute you’re on stage with Coldplay.

OC Exec a Key to NBA’s Ambitions for India

SPORTS: Apparel entrepreneur now partner in Sacramento franchise

Raj Bhathal is a key player in the NBA’s bid to extend its brand to his native India.

Western Digital Loses Trade Secrets Case

Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital Corp. was ordered to pay its chief rival $758 million related to a bevy of trade-secrets claims.

Software Company Raises $60 Million

Irvine-based Alteryx Inc., a fast-growing data analytics software company, raised $60 million in a venture round.

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WD to Pay $758M to Rival

Irvine-based storage products maker Western Digital Corp. will has been ordered to pay its chief rival $758 million related to a bevy of trade secrets claims.

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