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World of Warcraft Player Wins (Real) Political Office
It looks like being a huge, massively multiple online game player isn't such a political liability. Earlier this week, an avid player of World of Warcraft, the MMORPG developed by Irvine's Blizzard Entertainment, won a seat as a state senator in Maine. Colleen Lachowicz, a Democrat in Maine, had been the target of a huge campaign to try to discredit her efforts to be voted into office due to her playing World of Warcraft. According to reports, Lachowicz plays a "level-85 orc" in the game. It's (More info...)

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Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA

Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? Despite a huge number of companies, we found there are a number which
popped up consistently in an informal (and highly non-scientific poll) of a number of readers, executive recruiters, and others in the Los Angeles area, who cited growth, brand, profitability, and other factors in their suggestions to us of the top companies. (Readers in San Diego, Orange County, Ventura County, and elsewhere, please comment or send us your comment (More info...)

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The Chernin Group Gets Strategic Investment
Los Angeles-based The Chernin Group, the media holding company and investor led by Peter Chernin, said Thursday afternoon that it has received a "significant" equity investment from Qatar Holding LLC. Size of that investment was not disclosed. The Chernin Group said the new investment, along with an existing investment from Providence Equity Partners and others, will be used to expand and diversify its media and entertainment operations. The Cherin Group owns stakes in such companies as Pandora, (More info...)

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PURE Bioscience Names CFO
San Diego-based PURE Bioscience, the developer of antimicrobial agents, said Thursday that it has named Peter C. Wulff as its Chief Financial Officer. Wulff was previously at Alphatec Holdings, and also has served at such firms as Artes Medical, CryoCor, and Natural Alternatives International. PURE Bioscience said Wulff has 25 years of experience in the industry.

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