Kevin Costelloe

Staff Reporter

Email: costelloe@ocbj.com
Phone: 949-833-8373 Extension: 225

Recent Stories

Accurate Background Getting New CEO

Founder Dickerson will be executive chairman

Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

Stocks give up some gains in choppy trading

Tease photo

ShiftPixy Seeks to Raise Up to $24M

Restaurant temp firm warns on virus

Tease photo

Thales Trims Irvine Jobs

Company says cuts unrelated to COVID-19

Tease photo

ShiftPixy Sees Increased Restaurant Interest During Crisis

Irvine-Based Staffing Co. Helps Operators Deliver, Stay Open

ShiftPixy Inc., a tech-based restaurant staffing company in Irvine, said it’s been getting queries from companies desperate to make deliveries and stay at least partially open during the coronavirus pandemic.

Make the Most of Home Tech Time, IT CEO Says

TechMD CEO Igreti Offers Comprehensive List

You and your home computer are going to be spending plenty of time together these next few weeks or months.

Report: JWA Flying After Tower Closure

Regional controllers take over after staffer tests positive

Tease photo

Griffin to Cramer on 5G Rollout

Supply chain weakness caused delay

Tease photo

CalAmp’s Burdiek Retires

Former Brinks boss now interim CEO

Tease photo

Philharmonic Season Ends

Artists could return after coronavirus

Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

Stocks up on relief expectations

Tease photo

Working from Home Poses Tech Challenges

CYBERSECURITY: Bandwidth overload worries; scams abound

Coronavirus shift to home-work brings tests

Tease photo

CalAmp Taps Silicon Valley’s Diamond to Aid Software Push

Software as a Service Priority for Vehicle Tracker

CalAmp Corp. Chief Executive Michael Burdiek says he’s found just the right person to help lead the vehicle-tracking and management company further from hardware and more into the software realm with the appointment of Silicon Valley veteran Arym Diamond as chief revenue officer.

Sunpin Solar Heats Up With Major Power Projects

UCI Heads to Desert For First-Hand Look

Irvine-based Sunpin Solar is looking toward some major projects for the future, and recently gave a desert project tour to a group of University of California-Irvine professors and graduate students.

Razer Will Make, Give Up To 1M Masks in Pandemic

Irvine gaming hardware maker converts overseas plant

Tease photo

Alteryx: Coronavirus Assist for Government, Healthcare Clients

‘Analytic challenge’ opens talks

Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

Markets rally on Trump plans, Fed support

Tease photo

Irvine’s Tyvak Developing Advanced Radar Satellite

Partners with PredaSAR; Aims for 2021 Launch

Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems of Irvine is building two advanced radar satellites able to see through clouds and darkness.

Anaheim Debut For Reading Assistance Device

OrCam Read Aimed At Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties

OrCam Read, a hand-held device that translates texts into voice for people with dyslexia as well as reading difficulties and fatigue, launched at the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in Anaheim last week.

Tease photo

AI Used in UCI Law School Tax Courses

Blue J Program Helps Analyze Outcomes

University of California-Irvine School of Law has begun to teach budding attorneys how artificial intelligence can help analyze outcomes of thorny tax cases.

Luckey’s Anduril Hints About Future Directions

TECHNOLOGY: Space, hyper-fast planes in the offing?

The other 5G; VTOL

Tease photo

Coronavirus Reconfigures Roth Capital Conference

32nd face-to-face confab now virtual

Tease photo

Clean Energy Fuel Deliveries Up

Shares decline after hours

Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

Major indexes up after turbulent opening

Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

Markets in free fall as coronavirus panic spreads, oil plummets

Tease photo

Tech Firms’ Virus Moves

Alteryx, Ingram postpone events; Skyworks cuts outlook

Tease photo

Alteryx Analyst Day Off Due to Coronavirus

Looks to June for possible reschedule

Tease photo

More Local Tech, Innovation Funding for 2020 Projected

JLL Sees OC Investment Despite Coronavirus

Scott Wetzel, senior vice president at the Irvine office of commercial real estate brokerage firm JLL, sees a continuation of the investments that brought in almost $1 billion of funding for tech, medical sciences and other innovative companies in Orange County since late 2018.

What Fresh Hell! Diablo IV on Local Hiring Spree

Obsidian Entertainment Also Seeks New Talent

Blizzard Entertainment Inc., the largest software company in Orange County by employee headcount, is busy hiring in Irvine for its long-awaited Diablo IV online role-playing game.

Western Digital Gets New CEO

Goeckeler former EVP for Cisco networking

Tease photo

Coronavirus Cuts Skyworks Forecast

Chipmaker sees lower Q2 revenue, earnings

Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

Shares fall despite Fed cut

Tease photo

Spireon’s Service Reminders For Your Car, Via Phone

Helps Dealerships Better Handle Customer Needs

Never miss a maintenance and service check for your car: vehicle intelligence company Spireon of Irvine is ready to help keep your appointments on track.

Xumo Bought By Comcast for $100M+

MEDIA: Streaming service, ad-backed

Xumo TV, the Irvine-based video streaming service started by brothers Tim, Chris and Russ Vanderhook, is now owned by broadcasting and cable television giant Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) after a deal reportedly worth more than $100 million.

Tease photo

China, Coronavirus Worries for Biggest Chipmakers

Local Employment Down Nearly 6%

Orange County chipmakers, whose local employee count fell about 6% last year, are bracing for additional fallout from the coronavirus that originated in China and continues to spread across the world.

EV Car Battery Maker Enevate Sees Tool Niche

Fast-Charging Drills; Operates in Cold Temps

Irvine-based Enevate Corp. plans to start marketing its lithium-ion battery technology to makers of power tools such as drills and hedge trimmers in the short term, as it might take a few years before the company’s fast-charging battery process is incorporated into electric vehicles.

Allied Esports Cancels Stock Sale

Board Chair will buy up to $2M in shares

Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

Selloff continues on virus concerns

Tease photo

Alteryx CEO Aims for $1B in Revenue in 2022

TECHNOLOGY: Big data firm has youth on its side

Alteryx software users getting younger

Tease photo

Esportz Entertainment Builds Orange Production Facility

18K-SF Hub For Gaming News, Content

Esports gaming fans have special demands for their news programming, so Esportz Entertainment Corp. figured a way to keep them up: start working up programs inside a giant, high-tech studio in Orange.

Cofiroute Extends 91 Toll Work; Will Bid for 405 Freeway, Too

Tech Upgrades Planned For Back Office, Customer Services

Cofiroute USA, an Irvine-based tolling and express lanes operator, says it will deliver technical innovation under its new contract for toll operations on the 91 Express Lanes between Anaheim and Corona.

Cannabis Companies Complete Deal

Combined firm to change name to Onyx

Tease photo

Midday Stock Roundup

Markets down on Apple’s China virus warning

Tease photo

Mobilitie Touts SF Transit’s New Wireless System

TELECOM: 5G for Bay Area’s ‘Fleet of the Future’

Wireless infrastructure firm Mobilitie LLC expects an ambitious telecommunications project it is working on for the Bay Area’s main public transportation system will lead to similar undertakings elsewhere in the U.S. and overseas.

Tease photo

Chief Evangelist at SecureAuth Preaches Identity Security

CYBERSECURITY: Harmer says to stop blaming users

Bil Harmer, the recently appointed “chief evangelist” at identity security software maker SecureAuth Corp. of Irvine, wants businesses to safeguard their systems better and stop blaming individual employees for inadvertent data breaches.

Tease photo

Tech Brings Big Changes To Firm That Checks Job Seekers

Accurate Background Plans Push on CareerBuilder Unit Buy

Technology has greatly changed Irvine-based Accurate Background, which is slated to become one of the largest U.S. employment screening companies with its planned purchase of a CareerBuilder unit.

ViewSonic Displays Digital Classroom Know-How

Electronic ‘Whiteboards’ Part of 20% Growth

Brea-based visual display maker ViewSonic Corp. puts stock in going to school.

Alteryx Crosses $10B

Shares up 50% year to date

Tease photo

Alteryx Reports Q4 Sales Soar 75%

Easily tops analysts’ consensus

Tease photo

Windjammer Buys Medical Records Manager

Compex clients include insurance, legal

Tease photo

Prev