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eSynch Adds Kiss Software to Its Bundle

TIMES STAFF WRITER

In an effort to expand its stable of software firms, Newport Beach-based publisher eSynch Corp. said Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire Kiss Software Corp. for an undisclosed sum.

Privately held Kiss Software, also based in Newport Beach, makes Internet tools and products that speed up modem performance. Founded on Valentine’s Day in 1996, Kiss has a staff of nine and annual revenue of about $2 million, said Chief Executive Donald Watters.

eSynch, primarily a technology developer, manages several companies under its high-tech umbrella. They include Intermark, another Newport Beach firm, which specializes in software that allows online sales, and Softkat and Sonoma Publishing in Petaluma, which develop, publish and distribute entertainment and game titles.

eSynch’s stock, which is traded over the counter, dropped 13 cents a share Wednesday, closing at $1.

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