Consultancy RGP Makes Digital Play

SERVICES: $30.6M buy part of new strategy

Resources Connection Inc. didn’t wait long to back up Chief Executive Kate Duchene’s mid-July stated corporate goal of becoming more digitally focused; it just made a major investment in that specific sector.

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Telecoms, Wireless Employment in OC Down Slightly

Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile USA Retain Top 3 Spots

Employment at the top telecommunications and wireless companies in Orange County dipped to about 7,100 workers, a 2.8% decline from year-ago levels.

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Spireon, Ford Pact For Vehicle Tracking

FleetLocate for Ford Eliminates Retrofit Need

Spireon Inc., an Irvine-based vehicle tracking company, is partnering with Ford to keep tabs on commercial fleets of cars, vans and trucks, with a goal of improving productivity and profitability for customers.

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JLL: Tech Leasing Still Strong Locally

Big Blocks of Space Focused Near JWA

Commercial real estate brokerage firm JLL has figured out a new way to show the strength of tech-related office space leasing in Orange County.

Karma Takes Wraps Off Concept Car

Unveil Also Came With a New Dealership

Irvine-based Karma Automotive’s SC1 Vision Concept car shows where the luxury hybrid automaker’s head is at when it comes to design and performance moving forward.

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New CMO Hired For Irvine’s Alteryx

Heidersbach Experience Includes PayPal

Data science and analytics company Alteryx Inc. (NYSE: AYX) isn’t using AI and word-of-mouth alone for its marketing.

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Amazon Likes Syntiant

Chips from Syntiant Corp. in Irvine will power products using Amazon’s Alexa voice service, including devices that need the most power.

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OCTANe Unit Raises $307M

Aliso Viejo-based OCTANe’s LaunchPad accelerator raised $307 million through the first six months of 2019.

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Esports CEO Ng: Huge Potential for New Public Co.

GAMING: $200M+ reverse merger complete

Allied Esports Entertainment Inc., an Irvine-based company that runs venues and live events for online gaming enthusiasts, sees major growth possibilities for the competitive side of the industry.

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Amazon ‘Scouts’ Irvine Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is testing delivery robots in Irvine.

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SEC Charges Stuart Frost

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Stuart Frost of Laguna Niguel and his investment advisory firm Frost Management Company LLC, with fraud and breach of fiduciary duties for charging over $14 million in undisclosed and excessive incubator fees to start-up companies.

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Alteryx Names New CMO

Irvine-based data analytics company Alteryx Inc. (Nyse: AYX) hired Amy Heidersbach as chief marketing officer to help fuel further growth.

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Hookah Warning From UCI

Hookah smoking may be trendy among college students, but University of California-Irvine researchers have warned about its dangers.

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Surf App Taps Wave Lovers

Huntington Beach-based Surfline has put its app on the Apple Watch.

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Glaukos to Buy Avedro

Glaukos Corp. (NYSE: GKOS), a San Clemente-based maker of devices to cure glaucoma, will purchase Avedro Inc. (Nasdaq: AVDR) to add what it calls “disruptive bio-activated pharmaceuticals.”

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