The markets rose on positive third-quarter results from banks and health companies and an indication that a Brexit deal may be soon announced.
OC Residents Get Higher Credit Scores
Costa Mesa-based Experian North America said its “Boost” program has let Americans nationwide add more than 11 million points to their FICO credit risk scores in the first six months, with plenty of Orange County residents taking advantage of it.
Country Faces a Huge Gap Of Cybercrime Fighters
A San Clemente-based cybersecurity company believes it has found a way to help fill the gap in U.S. computer-protection experts: recruit previously homeless people and help them into better-paying jobs.
Industry Could Hit $4B in a Few Years
Irvine-based Infinite Electronics’ L-com brand has introduced a new line of electrical surge protectors for high-speed computer networks.
LEGAL: James takes over from Bancroft
Collie James, the new managing partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Costa Mesa, has some lessons he likes to impart to his colleagues, both the younger ones and the older ones.
Luckey’s Anduril Grows; Top 31 See 4% Push
Aerospace and defense contractors in Orange County pushed up their employment numbers, proving once again in the words of one local flight pioneer, Tustin’s Abe Karem, that “the best place to do aircraft is Southern California.”
Cisoshare and United Way are training the formerly homeless to fight cybercrime.
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.
SOFTWARE: Sees 50% revenue growth, hiring 100 this year
Working in 100 degrees below zero in the Antarctic decades ago taught Mavenlink Inc. Chief Executive Ray Grainger how to be adaptable.
Have Already Helped Forecast Extent of Blazes in Alaska
University of California-Irvine scientists will be exploring ways to use machine learning to predict the spread of California’s wildfires once they’ve ignited.
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.
RSM Chief Sees ‘Critical Shortage’ of Local Housing
Joe Brusuelas, chief economist at accounting, tax and consulting firm RSM US, has a clear solution for Orange County’s difficulties in finding people to fill jobs in the tech sector: immigration reform to attract more qualified workers.
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.
Esportz CEO Calls OC ‘Epicenter’ of Industry
Irvine-based Esportz Network says Orange County is the epicenter for California’s gamers.
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.
On the heels of its tapping of public markets, Irvine-based Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: AESE) named Anthony Hung CFO, replacing Kenneth DeCubellis, effective Sept. 24.
Texas Solar Plant Could Support 30,000 Homes
Irvine-based solar energy company 174 Power Global Corp. is moving forward with a major project in western Texas.
Seeks to Consolidate Mission-Critical Cos.
L Squared Capital Partners of Newport Beach sees a consolidation opportunity in a corner of the defense and aerospace industry.
Firm’s aiWARE Aids US Agencies on Azure
Veritone Inc. President Ryan Steelberg sees further opportunities for working with Microsoft, following an agreement to put the Costa Mesa company’s aiWARE artificial intelligence operating system on the computer giant’s Azure Government cloud platform.
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.
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.
Online Shopping Common; CSUF Awareness Efforts
When it comes to using a mobile device behind the wheel, drivers in Orange County and nearby Los Angeles County take even more risks than the national average.
AEROSPACE: NASA funds $13.7M Capstone contract
Small-satellite developer Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc. of Irvine will be playing a key part in a NASA-funded lunar-orbit project.
Encryption-Protected; Trade Show Display
With governments tightening up on data privacy requirements, Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Corp., OC’s largest consumer electronics maker, put its encryption-protected USB sticks on display at major tech show this month in Chicago.
Back-Office Uses; Pharmaceutical Clients
Toshiba America Business Solutions of Lake Forest is helping businesses improve their back-office printed labeling efforts.
Orange County’s unadjusted unemployment rate fell to 3% in August from a revised 3.2 % in July and below the year-ago estimate of 3.1%, according to the state Employment Development Department.
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.
Kinston Technology Corp. added layers of protection to a line of memory sticks.
Ingram Micro Hosts Event in Spectrum
Computer networking products maker Lantronix Inc. showcased its latest devices to link various products to the internet for business purposes at a tech summit in Irvine this month.
Irvine Heads Distribution Of Mixed Reality Headset
Ingram Micro Inc. sees more opportunities to work with Microsoft following a global distribution deal for the software giant’s HoloLens 2, said Eric Hembree, an executive of the Irvine-based company.
EDUCATION: UCI research cites positive teen impact
Good news for Orange County’s contingent of gaming software companies, esports firms and smartphone app makers, not to mention concerned parents: there is “little evidence” to support the popular notion that tech time creates mental health problems for teenagers glued to their smartphones, a new report says.
$2B Valuation Possible, Newport Beach Exec Says
When Clean Energy Fuels Corp. of Newport Beach looks to the future, it thinks big, very big.
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.
Products Avoid Fave Game ‘Sacrifice’
Memory products maker Western Digital Corp. (Nasdaq: WDC) has come to the rescue of gamers running out of storage space.
TV’s ‘Filmmaker Mode’ Has Scorsese’s Backing
Irvine-based smart TV maker Vizio Inc. is joining an industry move to make sure you can watch movies and TV shows at home the way the director intended.
ENGINEERING: Says AI cars to speed commute
The next time you’re sitting in traffic waiting for the light to turn green, think of Econolite.
New CEO Says 50 Hires Likely
Dan Sogorka, the new chief executive of Cloudvirga Inc., said the fast-growing mortgage software company will probably add 50 more Orange County employees over the next 12 months.
Irvine-based Cloudvirga plans to add 50 employees over the next year following its move to UCI Research Park.
Irvine-based technology wholesale distributor Ingram Micro Inc. will market, sell and support the Microsoft HoloLens 2 mixed-reality headset globally, starting in North America.
1st West Coast Stop Next February
Attention, gamers and esports fans in OC: the DreamHack gaming lifestyle event is headed this way.
CEO Beck: 100% Mission Success to Date
Rocket Lab, the aerospace manufacturer and small satellite launcher of Huntington Beach, launched its eighth Electron space mission late last month, taking another step toward its goal of vehicle reusability and more frequent missions.
Santa Ana Site Among Portfolio
Irvine’s Bascom Group, one of the largest apartment owners based in Orange County, has refinanced 11 properties it owns, spread across five states.
Using Costa Mesa Company’s AI Software
Podcast host ART19 will be using Veritone Inc.’s (Nasdaq: VERI) artificial intelligence software to provide target ads based on the content of an individual episode.
Rocket Lab launched satellites for a French maritime surveillance startup and the U.S. Air Force.