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Telecoms Reverse 2 Years of Job Cuts With 4% Gain

Led By T-Mobile, Which Added 175 EmployeesThe continued growth of T-Mobile USA Inc. and Mobilitie LLC’s local operations boosted the employment of the largest telecommunications companies in Orange County over the year ended July 31.

By Chris Casacchia August 15, 2016 midnight   $$ Share
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$26M Settlement for County

The Costa Mesa office of law firm Theodora Oringher said today that it obtained a $26 million settlement for Orange County against India-based Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.

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Speedo Drops Lochte

Speedo USA in Cypress will end its sponsorship of Ryan Lochte after a story he and three other U.S. swimmers told of being robbed at gunpoint on Aug 14 in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympic Games was proven false by authorities.

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Winston to CMO for Lugano

Lugano Diamonds in Newport Beach has promoted Stuart Winston to chief marketing officer and executive director of retail.

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McDonald Top OC Lawyer in Employment Law

Attorney James J. McDonald Jr. has been named Lawyer of the Year in Orange County in the “Employment Law-Management” category for the second year in a row.

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More Honors for OC Lawyers

More attorneys and a law firm have been recognized as being outstanding in their practice area.

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OC Security Company Unveils Robots

Santa Ana-based Allied Universal will launch its autonomous robot products at an unveiling event in Irvine today.

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Hyundai, Amazon Link on Test Drives

Hyundai Motor America in Fountain Valley will let prospective buyers in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas book test drives for the 2017 Elantra through Amazon’s Prime Now service, and check out the sedan at local dealers.

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Former Ubiquity Exec Faces SEC, DOJ Charges

The former interim chief executive of Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc., which is transitioning away from media and into augmented and virtual reality, has been slapped with civil fraud charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission and criminal fraud charges by the Department of Justice.

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Keller Gets Nod From Best Lawyers

Attorney Jennifer Keller has been named Orange County Lawyer of the Year in the category of “Criminal Defense: White-Collar” by Best Lawyers 2016-17.

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Smile Brands Acquired

Smile Brands Group Inc. in Irvine has been acquired by private equity firm Grpyhon Investors in San Francisco on undisclosed terms.

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Ex-Abbott Exec New Alphaeon CEO

Alphaeon Corp. in Irvine named Murthy Simhambhatla president and chief executive to replace Robert Grant.

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Crystal Cove Nonprofit Names CEO

The Newport Coast nonprofit Crystal Cove Alliance named Alix Hobbs president and chief executive effective today.

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OCTANe in State Life Sciences Push

OCTANe in Aliso Viejo will work with California Life Sciences Association on statewide advocacy and programs for supporting Orange County life sciences companies.

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OC Hotel Sales Up, Prices Down

The number of hotels sold in the first half of 2016 increased 27% but total dollar value of those sales fell 83%, a report by Atlas Hospitality Group said.

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Irvine Translation Firm Acquired

Welocalize Inc. acquired Irvine-based Global Language Solutions on undisclosed terms.