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Recent Stories

Fleet Tracking Work Grows

Garden Grove-based fleet tracking software maker Teletrac Navman is integrating artificial intelligence capabilities into its tracking and logistics products for the transportation and construction industries.

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Data Privacy Coming

Orange County companies need to prepare for new data privacy compliance regulations, according to consultant Vishal Oza at Alvarez & Marsal in Costa Mesa.

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Meade Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Irvine-based telescope maker Meade Instruments Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection six years after being taken over by a Chinese company.

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Alteryx Names COO

Alteryx Inc. (NYSE: AYX), an Irvine-based data analytics software maker, has named Silicon Valley veteran Scott Davidson its chief operating officer, a new post.

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Midday Stock Roundup

Major U.S. indexes fell during midday trading as President Trump warned that trade talks with China may last past the 2020 elections.

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ShiftPixy Wants Extension From SEC

ShiftPixy Inc. (NASDAQ: PIXY), a tech-based restaurant staffing company in Irvine, seeks an extension to file its annual report with the SEC and the company CEO says it’s due to the auditors needing more time to finish their job.

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Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Online Game Hiring in Irvine

Developing Game With Hong Kong’s Leyou

Amazon Game Studios is hiring to develop its “Lord of the Rings” online game, with many of the jobs in Irvine.

Acacia Flips Flippy; Gets Starboard Funds

LEGAL: Patent, IP firm completes revamp

Acacia Research Corp. has gotten rid of automated restaurant kitchen helper Flippy, while also arranging for a significant infusion of funds from an activist investor—the latest restructuring moves for a firm that’s seen a bevy of changes over the past year or so, including a comprehensive management shake-up and a headquarters move from Newport Center to Irvine.

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Fly Me to the Moon: Tyvak Seeks Payloads

Developing Lunar Lander for NASA

Nano-satellite launcher Tyvak is getting calls from would-be customers, but they aren’t your normal queries.

Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.2% to 3,140.80 in midday trading.

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