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Oculus Buys Xbox Game Controller Creator

Oculus VR Inc. acquired the product design and engineering firm that developed the Xbox 360 controller.

Rant Media Raises $4M in Stock Offering

Online sports and lifestyle content publisher Rant Media Network Inc. raised $4 million in a private offering of its common stock.

El Torito Chain Aims to Prove Its Mexican Mettle

Ad Campaign On 60th Anniversary of Company

The El Torito restaurant chain has launched an advertising campaign, “We Know Mexican,” to mark its 60th anniversary and to “reconnect with consumers.”

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Ubiquity Buys Online Platform for Musicians

Irvine-based media company Ubiquity Broadcasting Corp. has paid $2.25 million worth of stock for the assets of Monkeybars Inc., an online distribution and content-sharing platform for musicians.

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Oculus to Buy Xbox 360 Controller Developer

Oculus VR Inc. has acquired the product design and engineering firm that developed the Xbox 360 controller.

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JWA Passenger Traffic Flat In May

Passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport was flat in May 2014 compared to last year.

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Visit Laguna Beach Names Brand Boss

Local tourism and hospitality promoter Visit Laguna Beach named Ashley Johnson director of brand marketing and communications.

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Irvine Digital Publisher Raises $4M

Online sports and lifestyle content publisher Rant Media Network Inc. has raised $4 million in a private offering of its common stock.

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New Logo for Ingram Micro

Ingram Micro Inc. in Santa Ana has launched a new logo, a part of rebranding effort aimed at reinforcing “agility, insight and dependability” as its top qualities.

Advantage to Pursue Global Plan in Wake of $4.2 Billion Sale

MARKETING: New owners on board; European retail market first target

Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC in Irvine is counting on its new owners to back its strategy for growth, which includes international expansion and diversification of its service.

World Cup Runneth Over for Grupo Gallegos

MARKETING: HB shop runs ‘fútbol’ immersion campaign

Grupo Gallegos resembles more of a sports hub than an advertising agency these days—World Cup games are broadcast on multiple screens throughout its Huntington Beach office, and employees huddle around to follow the action.

Kia Motors Puts Mark on Vans Tour, World Cup

Stages, Commercials Help It Spread Message

Kia Motors America Inc. is continuing its sponsorship of the Vans Warped Tour, now in its 20th year of showcasing some 30 punk and indie rock bands from across the country.

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Wyndham Now in Disneyland Market

Parsippany, New Jersey-based Wyndham Hotel Group opened the renovated Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove Hotel on Harbor Blvd. in Garden Grove, the company said.

Santa Ana Direct Marketing Firm Pins Hopes on Collaboration

MARKETING: Towne Allpoints sees chance with Computershare

Santa Ana-based direct mail and fulfillment house Towne Allpoints will have some extra clout as it pursues new business, thanks to a recently forged alliance with Computershare Ltd.

BJ’s Introduces Diners-In-a-Hurry App

BJ’s Restaurants Inc. launched a mobile application that aims to reduce customers’ wait times and increase the Huntington Beach-based chain’s sales volume.