Chris Casacchia

Technology Editor/Reporter

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Recent Stories

Midday Stock Roundup

The major U.S. indexes all fell more than 1% in another volatile trading session, fueled by economic concerns about China and Europe, and blue chippers like Johnson & Johnson, Adobe Inc., and Costco Wholesale Corp

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was flat in midday trading at 2,637.04.

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Spireon’s New Owner To ‘Accelerate Growth’

TECHNOLOGY: Sees tracking potential in every new vehicle

Vehicle-location services provider Spireon Inc. found itself being tracked in the past year.

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Microchip Executives Blast Microsemi’s ‘Extravagance’

WDC Names Alexy; Irvine App for Inspectors

Executives at Arizona-based Microchip Technology Inc. are still blaming some of its corporate problems on the $10.3 billion acquisition in May of Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo.

Kingston’s HyperX Wins Naming Rights to Esports Arena

GAMING: Post Malone to promote products

HyperX is closing 2018 like a rock star.

Midday Stock Roundup

The major indexes all fell today amid heightened recessionary fears, doubts on the U.S. trade agreement with China and an overall down day for tech stocks.

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OC’s Carmakers Unveil Latest at LA Auto Show

Automotive: Hyundai unveils flagship SUV

Orange County’s cadre of automakers revealed the global launches of several models and concept designs last week at the largest auto show on the West Coast.

Karma Picks Drive Motors’ Online App to Spur Sales

VERI’s Wild Ride Endures; Microsoft Vets InXile

Irvine’s luxury automaker Karma Automotive LLC struck a deal with San Francisco-based Drive Motors Inc., which specializes in online checkouts that help auto dealerships boost sales.

Obsidian, InXile Join Microsoft Games Juggernaut

GAMING: Software giant buys independent OC studios

Microsoft Corp.’s new quest to become the Netflix of video game streaming and original content picked up steam and talent with the recent buy of two local independent studios.

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Kofax CEO Explains $400M Document Imaging Buy

TECHNOLOGY: Bish’s patience leads to biggest catch

It took Reynolds Bish six years to catch his biggest fish.

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