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Tech Firms’ Hard Drives Named in Espionage Report

Western Digital Mulls Info, Toshiba Denies Any Role

Two storage-product makers in Irvine are connected to one of the most advanced cyber-espionage programs to surface.

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DealerSocket Makes Another Buy

San Clemente-based DealerSocket Inc. has acquired a Rancho Santa Margarita company that specializes in software for car dealerships.

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Ingram Shares Fall on Outlook

Shares of Ingram Micro Inc. dipped after markets closed Thursday, and continued to decline in midday trading Friday, as the Santa Ana company provided revenue and profit targets in the current quarter below Wall Street expectations.

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Emulex Shares Jump on News of Sale

Shares of Emulex Corp. soared this morning in the first trading session since the Costa Mesa-based networking equipment maker announced it would be acquired for $606 million by Avago Technologies Ltd.

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Iteris CEO Resigns

Iteris Inc. Chief Executive Abbas Mohaddes has resigned from his management and board position to “pursue other opportunities,” the Santa Ana-based company said.

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NB IT Firm Buys Broadcast Specialist

Newport Beach IT services provider Bitcentral Inc. has acquired a Connecticut software maker that specializes in broadcast automation systems for the media industry.

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Solis Gets Stake in Propane Company

Newport Beach-based private equity firm Solis Capital Partners LLC has invested in ICOM North America.

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Irvine Software Firm Gets $19M

Irvine-based software company Mavenlink Inc. has raised $19 million in a recent funding round.

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Fisker Narrows Name to 3 Options

Costa Mesa-based Fisker Automotive and Technologies Group LLC is mulling three options for a possible company name change, according to a source privy to the discussions.

Quality’s New Quantity

Adoption of Electronic Medical Records Prompts Diversification at Software Maker

Quality Systems Inc. has gone from darling to diversification, and the shift in gears looks to be giving the Irvine-based medical software maker and its shares a shot in the arm.

Legal Job Ad Question: Is Vizio Mulling IPO?

Desired Skills Include SEC Filings, Pre-IPO Know-How

Is Irvine-based Vizio Inc. mulling an initial public offering?

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Octane CEO Headed to UCSD

Matthew Jenusaitis will step down as president and chief executive of Aliso Viejo-based Octane to join the University of California San Diego Healthcare System.

Toba Capital Leads $15M Round in SF

Irvine-based Toba Capital, headed by former Quest Software Inc. Chief Executive Vinny Smith, recently led a $15 million venture capital round for Sauce Labs Inc., a fast-growing provider of cloud-based Web and mobile application testing services.

Vizio Vaulter

CFO Helped Electronics Maker Hit $3.5B in Sales in Tough Market

Kurt Binder knew the books on Vizio Inc. well before he joined the company as vice president and corporate controller in April 2010.

His Fun and Games: Finance

Discovery Cube’s McGee Embraces Age-Old Admonition to ‘Teach and Delight’

What happens when work is fun? Mike McGee knows.