Chris Casacchia

Technology Editor/Reporter

Chris Casacchia covers technology, aerospace and defense and sports. He can be reached at

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Recent Stories

NextVR Pins Hopes on 5G, More Immersive Content

It’s minutes after tip-off in a late-season hoops matchup between the Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Hornets.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 inched up 0.1% in midday trading to 2,908.58.

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CalAmp Buys Synovia for $50M

CalAmp Corp. has acquired Synovia Solutions LLC for $50 million to expand its subscription services, the Irvine-based company said today.

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Rocket Lab Poised for Breakthrough ’19, Report Says

Surf City ‘Satlet’ Co. Launches Gov’t Satellite

Rocket Lab launched its first satellite this year, in what’s shaping up to be an eventful 2019 for the Huntington Beach-based aerospace manufacturer and small-satellite or “smallsat” launcher.

Mavenlink Gets $48M; Carrick, Goldman, In

Business software maker Mavenlink Inc. raised $48 million in a Series E financing round, led by current investors Newport Beach-based private equity firm Carrick Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs Growth Equity.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 dipped 0.4% in midday trading to 2,884.63.

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Lantronix’s New CEO Gets Plaudits From Jimmy P

Ex-Microsemi President Pickle Tapped for Post

Wall Street and at least one notable area investor have signaled approval of Lantronix Inc.’s new chief executive Paul Pickle.

Planet DDS Rides Wave of Dental Practice Mergers

TECHNOLOGY: Cloud-based services prompt growth

Industry consolidation in the corporate dentistry sector, and a growing reliance by those firms on cloud-based software services, is leading to more growth for Newport Beach-based Planet DDS.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 in midday trading inched down 0.1% to 2,863.68.

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Smart TV Maker Relies On Smart Patent Defense

LAW: Vizio’s GC fights patent ‘shake downs’

Vizio Inc. has amassed dozens of patent litigation victories over the past five years, highlighting the maker of smart TVs, sound bars and other digital entertainment products’ expertise in dismissing claims, and upholding the validity of its own patents, in an era of high-stakes intellectual property law.

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