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Former Yahoo and Zynga Exec Named President and COO of Audax Health

David Ko, who joined the board of Audax Health in September, has been named president and COO of the Washington, D.C.-based digital health development company. He’ll be based in the company’s San Francisco office. Before Audax, Ko was COO at gaming company Zynga and he also spent a decade at Yahoo in various senior roles.

D.C. Navy Yard Shooter Had Ties to HP Contractor

Aaron Alexis worked on an intranet for the Navy and the Marine Corps.
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Aiming for “Functional Coherence,” Mulling a Different P&L and With Advice From Ford CEO, Microsoft Restructuring Set for Thursday

Get ready for the rumble — and you know Steve Ballmer loves to rumble.
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FISA Request Data Could Soon Be Public, With Google Also in Talks With U.S. Government About More Disclosure

Secretive government process might become a little less secretive.
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LivingSocial Hack Update: Investigation Ongoing, While Emails Out to 50 Million Users

On the bright side … actually, there is no bright side.
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LivingSocial Hacked — More Than 50 Million Customer Names, Emails, Birthdates and Encrypted Passwords Accessed (Internal Memo)

Another cyber-attack in a long line of worrisome incursions.
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Please Welcome Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Brad Smith and Sean Parker to the ZuckerPAC

Mark Zuckerberg brings more of his powerful friends to the roster of his political advocacy group inside the Beltway.
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Facebook Nabs Brunswick’s Buckley for Top Communications Job

A new PR dude we can irritate!
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Khosla Ventures Brings In Condoleezza Rice’s Firm for Strategic Role

Strategery plus!
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High-Profile Facebook Comms VP Joe Lockhart Departs

The D.C.-based communications pro leaves the company after a near-15-month stint.
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