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Aditi Banga, an associate product manager at Pocket Gems, stands for a portrait at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Aditi Banga, an associate product manager at Pocket Gems, stands for a portrait at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Aditi Banga, an associate product manager at Pocket Gems, stands for a portrait at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Brenda Romero, Chief Operating Officer and Game Designer of gaming company Loot Drop, stands for a portrait at the company's office in San Bruno, January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Brenda Romero, Chief Operating Officer and Game Designer of gaming company Loot Drop, stands for a portrait at the company's office in San Bruno, January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Brenda Romero, Chief Operating Officer and Game Designer of gaming company Loot Drop, stands for a portrait at the company's office in San Bruno, January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Erin McCarty, a software engineer at social gaming company Kabam, stands for a portrait at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Erin McCarty, a software engineer at social gaming company Kabam, stands for a portrait at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Erin McCarty, a software engineer at social gaming company Kabam, stands for a portrait at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Aditi Banga, an associate product manager at Pocket Gems, stands for a portrait at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Aditi Banga, an associate product manager at Pocket Gems, stands for a portrait at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Aditi Banga, an associate product manager at Pocket Gems, stands for a portrait at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Erin McCarty, a software engineer at social gaming company Kabam, stands for a portrait at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Erin McCarty, a software engineer at social gaming company Kabam, stands for a portrait at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Erin McCarty, a software engineer at social gaming company Kabam, stands for a portrait at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Brenda Romero, Chief Operating Officer and Game Designer of gaming company Loot Drop, stands for a portrait at the company's office in San Bruno, January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Brenda Romero, Chief Operating Officer and Game Designer of gaming company Loot Drop, stands for a portrait at the company's office in San Bruno, January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Brenda Romero, Chief Operating Officer and Game Designer of gaming company Loot Drop, stands for a portrait at the company's office in San Bruno, January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Aditi Banga, an associate product manager at Pocket Gems, stands for a portrait at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Aditi Banga, an associate product manager at Pocket Gems, stands for a portrait at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Aditi Banga, an associate product manager at Pocket Gems, stands for a portrait at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Brenda Romero, Chief Operating Officer and Game Designer of gaming company Loot Drop, stands for a portrait at the company's office in San Bruno, January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Brenda Romero, Chief Operating Officer and Game Designer of gaming company Loot Drop, stands for a portrait at the company's office in San Bruno, January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Brenda Romero, Chief Operating Officer and Game Designer of gaming company Loot Drop, stands for a portrait at the company's office in San Bruno, January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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