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Pragmatic Solutions Upgrades Game Software
Westlake Village-based Pragmatic Solutions, which develops the back end infrastructure for the U.S. Army's "America's Army" video game, said Thursday that the firm has rolled out a new software distribution system. According to Pragmatic Solutions and the U.S. Army, the new software uses peer-to-peer protocol for more efficient download of the software, a first-person "shooter" style game used as a recruiting tool for the U.S. Army. Users who download the software will provide P2P access to upda (More info...)

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Interview with SendMeHome
Most people have had the unfortunate experience of losing a portable electronic item -- a cell phone, iPod, or some other device -- while out and about. How do you get those items back? Santa Barbara-based SendMeHome ( is looking to solve that problem, with a free service to print out labels which attach to your item, and where you can register items in case they are lost. James Tamplin and Andrew Lee are the co-founders of the company, and sat down with us last week to talk a (More info...)

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Activision Appoints Chief Creative Officer
Santa Monica-based Activision Publishing said this morning that it has appointed Brad Jakeman as the firm's Chief Creative Officer. Jakeman joins the video game publisher from Macy's, where he was EVP of Corporate Marketing. According to Activision, Jakeman will lead global advertising, media, marketing, and consumer research for all of its franchises. Jakeman has also served at Citigroup, BBDO, and Ogilvy.

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EdgeCast Signs YesMail
Los Angeles-based EdgeCast, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) services, has signed on email marketing firm YesMail as a customer, YesMail disclosed earlier this week. YesMail said it has partnered with EdgeCast to provide faster downloads of images within emails sent by the firm, as well as faster downloading of hosted content. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. According to YesMail, the move to tap EdgeCast for its CDN services will also provide lower latency access to it (More info...)

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Quest Software Promotes Garn to CEO
Quest Software Inc., a publisher of enterprise systems management applications, reported Thursday that its board of directors has promoted Doug Garn to chief executive officer. Garn, the Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based company said, also joins the board as a director and will retain his preexisting role as president. Garn joined Quest in 1998 and has served as president since February 2005. Before that, the company noted, he was vice president of worldwide sales. As CEO, Garn succeeds Vinny Smith, who (More info...)

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Cornerstone OnDemand Signs Engineering Firm
Santa Monica-based Cornerstone OnDemand, which develops software-as-a-service for talent and employee management, said this week that it has signed on Barry-Wehmiller Companies, a capital equipment provider and engineering consulting services firm. According to Cornerstone OnDemand, Barry-Wehmiller will use its products to help foster growth and development of the company's workforce. Financial impact of the win was not disclosed. Cornerstone OnDemand is venture backed by Bay Partners and Bessem (More info...)

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CoreValve Expands Board
CoreValve Inc., a designer and manufacturer of artificial replacement components for the human heart, reported earlier this week that it has appointed Frank Fischer to its board of directors. The Irvine, Calif.-based company described Fischer as a 25-year veteran of the medical device industry who has sat on NeuroPace's board of directors since 1998 and served as that company's chief executive officer since January 2000. Before joining NeuroPace, CoreValve said, Fischer was president, CEO and di (More info...)

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