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2010-02-02 13:35:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg.com, the No. 1 online textbook rental company, today announced that it has appointed Daniel Rosensweig as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Effective immediately, Rosensweig joins a company that closed $112 million in funding from Insight Venture Partners, Pinnacle Ventures and TriplePoint Capital in November. That round added to the already impressive list of investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,...

2009-03-24 06:35:00

Dan Rosensweig, former Yahoo chief operating officer, has been appointed by Activision to run its RedOctane franchise, the business unit behind Guitar Hero. According to industry estimates, Guitar Hero sales topped $800 million in 2008.  Rosensweig will oversee game development, hardware manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and marketing for RedOctane. Kai Huang, the former CEO of RedOctane, will continue to work at the company, reporting to Rosensweig.  Kai Huang and brother...

2006-01-30 12:38:34

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wendy Wasserstein, the Brooklyn-born playwright whose award-winning works chronicled love, motherhood, marriage and complex sibling relations against a backdrop of feminism, has died. She was 55. Wasserstein's play agent Phyllis Wender said she died on Monday. She gave no further details except that a memorial service would be held in March. It had been reported in recent weeks that the author of "The Heidi Chronicles, which won the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'