Friday, December 12, 2014
Epicor Buys ShopVisible For Cloud E-commerce, Ordering
Epicor, the enterprise software developer which has major operations in Orange County, said this week that it has acquired a cloud-based developer of management and e-commerce software called ShopVisible. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ShopVisible is the second, retail e-commerce software company Epicor has acquired in the last two month. ShopVisible was based in Atlanta. Epicor is owned by private equity firm Apax Partners.

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Peregrine Semiconductor Acquisition Completes
The $471M acquisition of San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor is now complete, with Peregrine now officially owned by Japanese company Murata, Murata said Friday. The deal was worth $12.50 per share in cash. Murata had announced the acquisition of Peregrine in August. Peregrine is a developer of radio frequency (RF) semiconductors.

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How Onestop Internet Is Powering Ecommerce For Brands

If you're a brand or retailer, needing to get online, there are a lot of things to deal with to run your e-commerce business smoothly--everything from your e-commerce site itself, to taking photos of your products, packing and shipping, to digital marketing. If e-commerce isn't your main line of business, how do you get a handle on all of that? One Los Angeles company--Onestop Internet ( has created a growing business handling exactly that. We spoke with CEO and founder John To (More info...)

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Oculus VR Buys Two Computer Vision Companies
Irvine-based virtual reality technology developer Oculus VR has made two computer vision acquisitions, saying Thursday that it is acquiring Nimble VR, a developer of hand tracking technology; 13th Lab, a developer of technology to acquire 3D models of the real world; and also hired computer vision expert Chris Bregler, an expert in the motion capture space. Nimble VR was formerly known as 3Gear Systems, and was founded by Rob Wang, Chris Twigg, and Kenrick Kin, and develops skeletal hand tracki (More info...)

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Qualcomm Invests $40M In China
San Diego-based Qualcomm said Thursday that it has committed to investing $40M in China, investing in four different Chinese companies and one venture capital fund. Qualcomm said it invested in 7Invensun, which is developing eye-tracking products; Chukong Technologies, in the mobile entertainment area; inPlug, smart home devices; Unisound, voice recognition and processing technology; as well as investing in China Walden Venture Investments, L.P.. China Walden Ventures Investment is a venture cap (More info...)

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ReachLocal Shuffles Board
Woodland Hills-based ReachLocal is shuffling the makeup of its board of directors, saying late Thursday that it has added two new board members--Tom Hale and Larry Kutscher--to the body, replacing existing board members David Carlick and Robert Dykes. Tom Hale is the Chief Product Officer of, and Larry Kutscher is CEO of TravelClick. Carlick had been on ReachLocal's board since 2004, and according to the company is its longest serving member; Dykes has been on the board since 2008. (More info...)

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RealD Gets LUXE Win In China
Los Angeles-based 3D theater projection technology developer RealD reported another win in China Thursday, saying that it has signed a deal with Hong Kong and Chinesee theater exhibitor Broadway Circuit. RealD said it will be installing 3 "LUXE: A RealD Experience" auditoriums in mainland China. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. The LUXE format is a large format screen directly aimed at competing against IMAX.

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