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Students Try to Live Más Football With Taco Bell

Tickets to College Playoff Games Part Of Giveaway

Taco Bell Corp. has teamed up with ESPN Inc. to give college students a chance to cheer on their teams at this season’s College Football Playoff games from the Live Más Student Section.

Greenwave Systems Does Design Work For Verizon

Adds to List of Customers That Includes DirecTV

Irvine-based smart technology provider Greenwave Systems has developed a router for Verizon Communications Inc.

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Freedom Communications Folds Magazine

Freedom Communications Holdings Inc. will cease publication of OC Register Metro, according to the monthly magazine’s founder, Steve Churm, who announced the move during Freedom’s Hot 25 event on Thursday at the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

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Hyundai Gets Honors for HQ

Hyundai Motor America Inc.'s new headquarters won honors from the local chapter of a global real estate trade group.

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Southwest Seeks JWA Flight to Puerto Vallarta

John Wayne Airport’s largest airline has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to add service to Puerto Vallarta beginning June 7, 2015.

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Quiksilver Sells Retailer to Rival

Quiksilver Inc. has sold online retailer Surfdome.com in the United Kingdom to Australia-based rival SurfStitch for $45 million, according to the Australian Financial Review.

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Habit Sets IPO Terms

Irvine-based the Habit Restaurants Inc. plans to offer 5 million shares priced at $14 to $16 a share in its initial public offering, according to updated filings with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission.

Will This Shoe Fit?

China-Based 361° Aims for U.S. Share From Irvine HQ

361° International Ltd.’s recent arrival to the U.S. market is another step toward the China-based footwear and apparel company’s ultimate goal: becoming a top five global sports brand in a short period of time.

Toshiba Digital Displays in Staples Center Lineup

MARKETING: Electronics outfit in Irvine lands sponsorship

Diversified electronics maker Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. is supplying digital displays for LA Interactive, a new section of the Staples Center that opened over the weekend.

Transit Center Lands New Shops, Eateries

The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center signed several new retail and restaurant tenants, including grab-and-go grocery store Mission Market; the Hive Bar; brewery and burger restaurant R.A.D. Nano Brewery; vegetarian restaurant Silo; the third Orange County location of steam kettle cookery Ritter’s; and The Oyster Bar.

Tsaos Set for Electronics Hall of Fame

Orange County entrepreneurs Victor and Janie Tsao will be inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame at a special event in Manhattan this week.

Amazing Picture Quality—Nothing Else Matters

Vizio Ads Imply Couch Taters Stop All For Its TVs

Nothing is more captivating than ultra-HD resolution, according to Vizio Inc.’s latest ads.

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JWA Opens Bob Hope USO

John Wayne Airport said it would officially open a site of the Bob Hope USO on Monday in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal B arrivals area.

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Two Freedom Shareholders Press for Receivership

Two investors who helped Aaron Kushner and Eric Spitz finance the purchase of Freedom Communications in 2012 have asked the Delaware Chancery Court to put the media company’s operations into receivership, claiming “it needs independent oversight because the company is insolvent and in financial distress from mismanagement,” according to the website Law360.