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or call Omar at (626) 795-9062 Adds Perdew As CEO
Los Angeles-based Rotohog, an online operator of fantasy sports games, has added Kelly Perdew as the firm's CEO, Perdew told socalTECH Friday. Rotohog is venture backed by Allen & Co, Mission Ventures, DFJ Dragon and Sports Capital Partners Worldwide, and provides fantasy soccer, basketball, and other online sports games. Perdew was most recently at ProElite, a provider of mixed martial arts video content and social networking. Perdew is well known as the winner of The Apprentice 2, and has work (More info...)

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InfoSearch Media Employees, Execs Take A Haircut
Marina del Rey-based InfoSearch Media said Friday morning that a majority of the firm's employees and senior management have agreed to take temporary pay cuts. According to InfoSearch Media, a majority of its 25 employees have chosen to take temporary pay cuts of 33 percent to 71 percent in their pay; the firm's CEO has cut his pay by 71 percent, and the CFO by 64 percent. The firm said the pay cuts were made to help the firm ensure "collective longer-term success." The company also said it prov (More info...)

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Interview with Paul Kim, eCarServices
Our interview this morning is with Paul Kim, founder of eCarServices (, a new startup--funded by friends and family--developing an online site designed to help people research prices for auto repair services. The firm is launching a beta of its web site today, and we thought it would be interesting to hear more about the company.

What is eCarServices all about?

Paul Kim: We're the first Internet company to bring price transparency to the world of auto repair. How we do (More info...)

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DailyStrength, Revolution Health In Sales Deal
Los Angeles-based DailyStrength, an online web site focused on online support groups for people facing health issues, and Revolution Health, the online health venture founded by former AOL co-founder Steve Case, said Thursady they are in a strategic sales partnership. According to the firms, Revolution Health will represent "prominent" sections of DailyStrength's advertising inventory, and also sell sponsorships and strategic ads on DailyStrength. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. (More info...)

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Gorilla Nation Opens London Office
Los Angeles-based online advertising representation firm Gorilla Nation said Thursday that it has opened up a new London Office, and hired a UK Sales Director for the firm. Gorilla Nation that JP Kemp has been appointed to lead the firm's sales efforts in the UK. Kemp joins the company from Freewebs, and also managed sales at Handbag Publishing Group. The firm also has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Toronto, and San Francisco. The company said it is planning to open other internation (More info...)

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Arrowhead Research Hires Three Execs
Pasadena-based Arrowhead Research, which focuses on nanotechnology technology and other research, said Thursday that it has hired three new executives to the firm. The company said that it has hired Thomas Haag, Ph.D. J.D. as its Chief Patent Officer; Mark Tilley, Ph.D. as VP of Advanced mAterials, and James Hamilton, M.D. as Vice President of Medical Technologies. Tilley joins from DSM N.V., most recently at DSM's Corporate Venturing investment unit; Haag was an attorney at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP (More info...)

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Invitrogen Launches New Business Unit
Carlsbad-based life sciences technology firm Invitrogen said Thursday that it has created a new business unit, specifically focused on clinical cell therapy. The new Cell Therapy Systems unit will focus on cell characterization tools for companies and researchers. The area is being applied to wound care, neurological and immune disorders, and cardiovascular disease.

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IR Bolsters Board
El Segundo-based International Rectifier said Thursday that it has added Mary B. Cranston to its board of directors. Cranston is a Senior Partner and Chair Emeritus of law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Cranston also served on the boards of Visa Inc., Juniper Networks, and GrafTech International Ltd. Cranston was CEO of Pillsbury from 1998 until April of 2006. International Rectifier is a manufacturer of analog and mixed signal ICs and components.

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