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The Dronefather’s Next Flight

AEROSPACE: Karem turns to peacetime aerial taxisAircraft legend Abe Karem, renowned for his drone work that’s transformed warfare, said he is sure the technology in his electric-powered air taxi “Butterfly” will be a success, potentially revolutionizing the way people scoot around major cities in peacetime.

Training Ex-Homeless to Hit Cybercrime

Cisoshare and United Way are training the formerly homeless to fight cybercrime.

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Enevate Adviser Shares Nobel

John Goodenough, a member of Irvine-based Enevate’s technology advisory board, has shared in the Nobel Prize in chemistry with two other scientists for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

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Cruttenden’s Next Fintech Helps Gamers Save

INNOVATION: Blast tackles micro saving

Some of Walter Cruttenden’s biggest ideas begin with very small numbers.

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ViewSonic Chief Looks to Link AV, IT

TECHNOLOGY: Network teams need to sync up

It’s a marriage that both sides need to work on: the uniting of a company’s audio-visual team and its computer network mavens.

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Ephesoft Streamlines Back-Office Functions

Robotic Process Automation At Core of Document Handling

Irvine-based software developer Ephesoft Inc. has signed an agreement with Automation Anywhere to help companies delegate more back-office functions to machines.

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Alteryx Buys Massachusetts AI Company Feature Labs

Irvine-based data analytics company Alteryx Inc. has bought Feature Labs, a machine learning and artificial intelligence software firm launched from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Solar Co. Raises Temp to $210M

Irvine-based 174 Power Global Corp. said it closed $210 million in construction financing for a project near Odessa, Texas.

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Trump Target CrowdStrike Stands Firm

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. reiterated its findings regarding a 2016 computer hack of the Democratic National Committee; President Donald Trump had mentioned the company in a phone call with the leader of Ukraine.

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McClure Leaving Cylance

Stuart McClure, who co-founded Irvine-based security company Cylance in 2012, has decided to leave the firm following its purchase by BlackBerry Ltd., the Canadian company’s CEO said.

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OC Drivers Risk More on Tech

California State University-Fullerton hosted a public policy presentation by a unit of insurance giant Travelers this month that focused on the risks of using mobile technology while driving.

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Kingston Sticks Require Access

Kinston Technology Corp. added layers of protection to a line of memory sticks.

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UCI Names Andriola IT Chief

University of California-Irvine named Tom Andriola its vice chancellor of information technology and data, a new position.

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Veritone Plants AI Flag At Microsoft

Costa Mesa-based Veritone Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI) said its aiWARE artificial intelligence system launched on Microsoft Azure Government, which works with federal and other government agencies to secure and store data in the Cloud.

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L Squared Invests $60M in Aerospace Testing

Newport Beach-based L Squared Capital Partners said it has formed Raptor Scientific LLC with a $60 million investment to acquire companies in the fragmented aerospace and defense-focused testing and measurement Industry.

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Cloudvirga Plans to Hire 50

Irvine-based Cloudvirga plans to add 50 employees over the next year following its move to UCI Research Park.

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