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  • Friday, May 27, 2016

    FEI Company Acquired By Thermo Fisher Scientific For $4.2 Billion

    Hillsboro, Oregon-based FEI Company, the developer of electron microscopy equipment, has been acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific, in a deal worth $4.2 billion, the two said this morning. According to the two, Thermo Fisher will pay $107....Continue →

  • Friday, May 27, 2016

    Microsoft, Facebook Team On Atlantic Subsea Cable

    Microsoft and Facebook said on Thursday that the two are in a deal, to build a new, subsea cable across the Atlantic--to specifically help provide better connections to Europe and other parts of the world for both Microsoft's cloud and online services and Facebook's social networking services....Continue →

  • Friday, May 27, 2016

    Kollective Raises $12.25M For Enterprise CDN

    Bend, Oregon-based Kollective, a developer of enterprise, content delivery network products, has raised $12.25M in a Series C funding, according to the company. The round came MK Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Cross Creek Capital and Hatteras Funds....Continue →

  • Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Twilio Files For IPO

    Twilio, the developer of telephony APIs and services which started in Seattle back in 2009, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise as much as $100M on the New York Stock Exchange as TWLO. The company is now based in San Francisco....Continue →

  • Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Amazon Web Services, Salesforce Deal Worth $400M

    The big announcement by Amazon Web Services and Salesforce--which essentially moves the "Salesforce Cloud" to Amazon's infrastructure--is worth a cool $400M over the next four years, according to details in Salesforce's 10-Q....Continue →

  • Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Planetary Resources Gets $21.1M, Turns Sensors Towards Earth

    Redmond-based asteroid mining company Planetary Resources has raised $21.1M in a Series A funding, the company announced this morning, which it says it will use towards launching a new, Earth observation business called Ceres....Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Bsquare Loses CFO, Shuffles Execs

    Bellevue, Washington-based software developer Bsquare has shuffled its executive team the loss of its CFO, ,and a couple of promotions. The company--which develops Internet-of-Things software--said Wednesday that Marty Heimbigner has stepped down as its CFO....Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Microsoft Slashes Smartphone Jobs, Cuts 1,850

    Redmond-based Microsoft has slashed jobs at its smartphone hardware business, saying Wednesday that it will cut up to 1,850 positions as part of a major "streamline" of the business....Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Amazon Ropes In Salesforce In Major Cloud Deal

    In what is a major deal for Amazon Web Services, said Wednesday afternoon that Salesforce has selected AWS to deploy core services in the
    company's cloud-based services....Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Bloomz Blossoms With $2.3M In Funding

    Seattle-based Bloomz, a startup which develops tools to help teachers communicate with parents, has raised $2.3M in a funding round, the company said today....Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Cray Aims At Big Data Analytics With New System

    Seattle-based Cray is taking aim at the big data analytics market, with a new product is calling the Cray Urika-GX. According to Cray, the new system fuses supercomputing technology with open software for big data analytics. Pricing on the new system was not announced....Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    InFocus Names Sales, Engineering VPs

    Portland-based InFocus made two big executive hires today, saying that it has added Dave Litwak as its Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, and Vikki Rehn as Vice President of Software Engineering. Litwak had previously served as SVP of Sales at MarketLive, Gearworks and PayNearMe....Continue →

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