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  • Monday, April 27, 2015

    Ecova: $800M Saved For Clients

    Spokane-based Ecova, which provides energy and sustainability management services for commercial and industrial clients, said saved $800M in energy to its 700 clients in 2014. The company says that it has now identified more than $1.6 billion in savings for its clients in the last two years....Continue →

     
  • Monday, April 27, 2015

    Starbucks Outage Caused By Database Table Delete

    The massive point-of-sale outage at Starbucks on Friday? All due to an accidental deletion of a database table related to the company's used of a third party point-of-sale (POS) system, according to a note leaked on Reddit....Continue →

     
  • Monday, April 27, 2015

    Big Fish Launches Games For Apple Watch

    Among the many app launches for the new Apple Watch last week were two videogames from Seattle's Big Fish games, which says that it is one of the first developers to create multiple games for the new Apple platform. According to Big Fish, the new games are Lifeline and Poll Party....Continue →

     
  • Friday, April 24, 2015

    Intellectual Ventures Sees Setback In Patent Suits Against Symantec, Trend Micro

    Bellevue-based patent storehouse Intellectual Ventures has seen a big setback in patent suits it had filed in 2010 against Symantec and Trend Micro. A judge in the U.S....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015

    Amazon Web Services A $5 Billion Business, Company Reveals

    In an unusual move, Amazon.com said Thursday that its Amazon Web Services business is a $5 billion business, and is accelerating its growth, as the company offered up more details on its business operations than it typically has in the past....Continue →

     
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015

    F5 Networks Names New CEO

    Seattle-based F5 Networks said late Wednesday that it has named Manny Rivelo as its new President and CEO, as well as a new member of its board, as longtime CEO John McAdam shifts to Chairman of the board. McAdam is retiring on July 1st from F5....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    NuScale Targets Oil Refining, Desalination With Nuclear Power

    Portland-based NuScale Power is eyeing the use of its technology in such applications as oil refining and desalination, the company said today,
    through what it calls the NuScale Diverse Energy Platform (NuDEP)....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Marchex Sells Off Domain Portfolio

    Seattle-based Marchex said this morning that it has agreed to sell off the bulk of its domain name portfolio, in a deal worth $34.8M. According to Marchex, it is selling the portfolio to GoDaddy, which will pay $28.1M in cash, the proceeds of $6....Continue →

     
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Avalara Buys Vacation Rental Tax Filing Provider, Links With HomeAway

    Bainbridge Island, Washington-based Avalara is seeing a boost today in its sales tax software business, via a link with vacation rental marketplace operator HomeAway--thanks to a little known acquisition by Avalara made in February....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Orchestrate Acquired By CenturyLink

    CenturyLink said today that it has acquired Orchestrate, the operator of a fully managed data service used for application development. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. CenturyLink said the buy would enhance its CenturyLink Cloud platform....Continue →

     
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Nice Tomato Launches New Subscription Coloring Book Service

    Is your child an avid fan of coloring books? Seattle-based Nice Tomato has just launched a subscription, coloring book service, which delivers a new, non-branded coloring book for your children every month--and at the same time, can help support children's hospitals....Continue →

     
  • Monday, April 20, 2015

    X5 Solutions Buys Switching Concepts

    Seattle-based X5 Solutions, the private equity backed provider of unified communications, SIP trunking, and other custom telecommunications services, said today that it has it acquired Switching Concepts, a provider of turnkey switching services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed....Continue →

     
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