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Blizzard Reportedly Prepping Diablo 4

French Employees Shown Latest Iteration of Popular GameIrvine-based Blizzard Entertainment Inc., the maker of  “Overwatch” and “World of Warcraft,” is moving ahead with its eagerly awaited “Diablo 4”Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment Inc., the maker of  “Overwatch” and “World of Warcraft,” is moving ahead with its eagerly awaited “Diablo 4” project, according to a flurry of reports spread by gamer-focused websites. But the company is staying mum.

No Devil in Blizzard Christmas Details

Irvine’s Blizzard Entertainment Inc. is designing Diablo 4, according to a report in France’s Le Monde newspaper and subsequent chatter on several gaming sites.

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Iteris Closes $11M Acquisition

Iteris Inc. in Santa Ana closed its $10.7 million acquisition of Tampa, Fla.-based Albeck Gergen Inc. Key principals of the Florida traffic engineering firm could earn another $2.3 million from incentives over the next three years.

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Cloudvirga Adds to Exec Ranks

Irvine’s Cloudvirga, a fast-growing mortgage software company that has raised more than $77 million from investors since its 2016 founding, has hired Maria Moskver as chief legal and compliance officer.

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CalAmp Q1 Earnings Excite Investors, Analysts

CEO Burdiek Cites ‘Positive Outlook’

Analysts are seeing positive signs in Irvine-based software and telematics maker CalAmp Corp.’s first-quarter earnings, which beat analysts’ estimates and sent its shares up 14% in the following trading session.

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Irvine’s Cryoport In Expansion Mode

Raises $59.8 Million In Stock Offering

High-flying Cryoport Inc. (Nasdaq: CYRX) has plans to expand its distribution—of which it is the largest transporter of biologically sensitive products—and hire new employees to do it.

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Hyundai Invites Consumers to AR Concert in Atlanta

Live Nation Show Includes Cardi B, Billie Eilish

Can’t make it to Atlanta to watch Billie Eilish, Cardi B or even The Coathangers on stage at the city’s annual Music Midtown festival this fall? Don’t fret.

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Cylance a Bright Spot for BlackBerry

CYBERSECURITY: Irvine integration moving ahead

BlackBerry Ltd.’s Irvine-based Cylance division shines bright in the parent company’s latest earnings report.

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Restaurant365 Raises $88 Million

Irvine-based Restaurant365, a cloud-based restaurant accounting software, said it’s closed an $88 million minority investment led by ICONIQ Capital, a Silicon Valley-based growth equity firm.

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Samueli Family’s Latest Gift: $100M to UCLA

EDUCATION: Largest gift to namesake school

Henry and Susan Samueli last week continued their commitment to funding the region’s next generation of engineers and innovators.

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Cryoport’s Hot on Acquisitions

$20.5M Cash Buy of Cryogene

Cryoport Inc. (Nasdaq: CYRX), a provider of cold-chain logistics services for the biopharmaceutical industry, is a hot stock.

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Applied Innovation Showcases Advances, Entrepreneurs

Event Follows New Beall Family Donation

Elliot Botvinick, Ph.D., a University of California-Irvine professor who is involved in two startups, took home the prize of Entrepreneurial Leader of the Year at UCI’s Applied Innovation’s second annual award ceremony on May 29.

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UCI’s Esports Team Gets National Coverage

ESPN2 Showing 4-Part Documentary

University of California-Irvine’s varsity esports team is getting star treatment.

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GSA Nod for Cryotherapy Co.

Will Treat Military; Fitness Uses Too

Newport Beach-based cryotherapy chamber manufacturing firm Cryo Innovations has been awarded a government contract through the General Services Administration to provide its product to veterans and military personnel.

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More Microsemi Ties for Lantronix

Goren Joins Networking Company as Legal VP

David Goren, a member of the management team that pushed Microsemi Corp.’s revenue up to $2 billion prior to its sale last year, and a confidant of that company’s former chief executive, has rejoined former colleague Paul Pickle, in a senior role at Irvine-based networking products maker Lantronix Inc. (Nasdaq: LTRX).

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