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Kiss Names New CEO

Arena football insider Joe Windham has been named chief executive of the LA KISS, which plays its home games at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

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Broadcom Shares Surge Wednesday on Takeover Talks

Shares of Broadcom Corp. surged in afternoon trading Wednesday amid media reports that the Irvine-based chipmaker is in negotiations to be acquired by Avago Technologies Ltd.

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Neudesic Buys Anaheim IT Provider

Irvine-based IT provider Neudesic LLC has acquired Anaheim competitor Web4, which specializes in enterprise content management and human resources software.

CenturyLink Tests Power-Saving Tech at Irvine Facility

Fuel Cells Save Electricity, Lower Data Center Costs

Monroe, La.-based CenturyLink Inc., one of the largest data-center builders and operators in the U.S., is testing a new fuel cell technology at its Irvine operation that could lead to significant cost savings in the capital-intensive sector while freeing up power on the taxed electrical power grid run by Southern California Edison and other energy providers.

This Fantasy All Business

Aliso Viejo-Based Startup Aims to Secure Standing in Fast-Growing Segment of Online Gaming

The 100-foot Mojo eases away from the dock to navigate Newport Harbor, passing waterfront mansions and celebrity getaways on its way to open waters.

Western Digital to Cut at Irvine HQ

TECHNOLOGY: 6% trim claims 115 jobs in ‘moderate restructuring’

Storage products maker Western Digital Corp. will shed 115 jobs from its Irvine headquarters as part of a “moderate restructuring” in response to sagging global PC sales.

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Hollywood Backer, NBA Ties Point to Potential of VR Startup

Laguna Beach-based NextVR Inc. is on a hiring spree and considering the development of a new engineering hub in Orange County amid recent progress toward deals to license its virtual reality content technology to professional sports leagues.

Meggitt Adds Hires in Irvine to Meet Growing Demand

Orders Up For Military, Aerospace Sensors

The Irvine operation of U.K.-based Meggitt Sensing Systems has been on a hiring push since consolidating its San Juan Capistrano and Londonderry, N.H., outfits less than two years ago.

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Clean Energy Shares Fall on Missed Targets

Shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. were down about 2% in midday trading Tuesday after the Newport Beach-based company reported first-quarter revenue and adjusted profits that missed Wall Street expectations.

D-Link Lands Wal-Mart Deal for Wi-Fi Cameras

TECHNOLOGY: Boosts its connected-home standing

Fountain Valley-based D-Link Systems Inc. has strengthened its position in the booming connected-home market in a deal with the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

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