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  • Friday, January 30, 2015

    Cyanogen Raising $70M From Microsoft, Says Report

    Seattle-based operating system developer Cyanogen, which develops an alternative Android operating system outside of the control of Google, is set to receive $70M from Microsoft, as part of a larger funding round, according to a report....Continue →

  • Friday, January 30, 2015

    Madrona Taps Amazon Vet For Recruiting Efforts

    Seattle-based venture capital investor Madrona Venture Group has turned to an Amazon veteran to help the firm with executive recruiting. According to Madrona, it has hired on Kerry Van Voris as Director of Talent at the investor. She most recently led executive recruiting for Amazon Web Services....Continue →

  • Friday, January 30, 2015

    Starbucks, Connect On Dating Feature

    If you walk into Starbucks in a couple of weeks, and wonder why it seems like everyone there is on a date, you can blame a new feature of online dating site Starbucks and said Thursday that they have rolled out a new feature on Match....Continue →

  • Friday, January 30, 2015

    Bill Gates Agrees With Elon Musk On Runaway AI

    Among many answers in a recently Reddit session by Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft said he agrees with Elon Musk that machine "super intelligence" is something to be concerned about....Continue →

  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Ossia Finds Funding From Japan's KDDI For Wireless Charging

    Redmond-based Ossia, which develops wireless charging technology, said this week that it has scored an investment from Japanese mobile carrier KDDI. Size of the investment was not disclosed. The funding came from the KDDI Open Innovation Fund....Continue →

  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Clinicient Scores $7M In Debt Funding

    Portland-based Clinicient, which provides outsource billing and other services to the outpatient, rehabilitation business, has scored $7M in debt, the company said this week. The debt funding came from Silicon Valley Bank....Continue →

  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    TUNE Raises $27M For Mobile Marketing

    Seattle-based TUNE, the mobile marketing company behind HasOffers, said today that it has raised $27M in a funding round. The funding was led by Icon ventures, and also included Accel and Performance Equity Management (PEM)....Continue →

  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Koru Gets $8M To Help College Grads With Job Skills

    Seattle-based Koru said this morning that it has raised $8M in a Series A funding round, which was led by Maveron and also included City Lights Capital, Trilogy Equity Partners, as well as Battery Ventures and First Round Capital....Continue →

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    Redfin: Life In Seattle Wins Over Boston

    Online real estate Redfin says that life in Seattle is better than Boston--throwing its own take on the Super Bowl rivalry between the cities....Continue →

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    SmartRG Sets Engineering VP

    Vancouver, Washington-based SmartRG, which makes gateways, accessories, and other equipment for the broadband access market, said this week that it has named Tim Bennington-Davis as the company's new Vice President of Engineering....Continue →

  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Zipwhip Gets $5M To Text Enable Your Landline

    Do you wish you could get text message on that old landline? Seattle's latest funded company, Zipwhip, does just that, using the cloud to make it so your landline phone can be used to send and receive text messages....Continue →

  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    CHEF's Hale Returns To DFJ As EIR

    Bryan Hale, one of the first employees of CHEF, the IT automation software startup once known as Opscode, has returned to investment firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson as an Executive-in-Residence....Continue →

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