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LA Fitness Gets Rival’s Gyms in Ariz.

The Irvine parent of LA Fitness has added 11 gyms in Arizona in an ongoing nationwide expansion plan, according to media reports.

Hyundai’s Got an App for That

TECHNOLOGY: Uses 3-D scan to bring augmented reality to buyers

All 14 current configurations of the Hyundai Sonata that rolled off the assembly line in a manufacturing plant in Montgomery, Ala., were given a little more attention.

Sources Say Job Cuts for Broadcom by Year’s End

TECHNOLOGY: Chipmaker to trim in advance of sale to Avago

Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom Corp. is expected to make significant job cuts as its $37 billion sale to Avago Technologies Ltd. nears completion, the Business Journal has learned.

Aim for the Top

Lee Helps ITT Balance Risks and Innovation for Growth

Suzy Lee’s influence at ITT Cannon LLC runs much deeper than running an in-house legal department in three countries.

Broadcom Chip Might Be Absent From Latest iPhone

Wi-Fi Chip Possibly In Other Supplier’s Piece

It appears Broadcom Corp. might have lost some coveted positions in the latest iPhone model.

Blizzard’s Blitz: Classic Games, Movie, Xbox

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s evolving strategy is mixing a dose of the past with a dash of the future in the pending launch of a classic games division, more free content, new distribution channels, and a big push into Hollywood.

Nonprofit OCTANe Seeks to Expand Prospects for Startups

STARTUPS: Seeks more VC partners; might add own fund

OCTANe’s new strategy to attract investment dollars and emerging companies to the region is showing early returns for Orange County’s vibrant startup and entrepreneurial scene.

Startup Capitalizes on Other Offerings’ Weaknesses

Cirruspath Targets $10M In Sales With Tidying App

An Irvine startup is getting strong demand from companies it says are frustrated with the functionality of and other customer relationship-management products.

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Microsemi Ups Bid for Chipmaker

Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. increased its bid for PMC-Sierra Inc. this morning to roughly $2.39 billion.

Joint Venture Puts New Light on WD in China

TECHNOLOGY: Follows sale of stake to same company

Western Digital Corp.’s ongoing push into more lucrative storage products geared for corporate customers got a boost last week in another deal with China-based information technology provider and electronics manufacturer Unisplendour Corp.

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