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  • Friday, July 29, 2016

    Madrona Re-Ups On Teaching Robot Maker Wonder Workshop

    Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group has made another investment in teaching robot maker Wonder Workshop, the developers of the "Dash and Dot" learning robots, Wonder Workshop said Thursday. Wonder Workshop said it raised $20M in its Series B, which was led by WI Harper Group and Idea Bulb Ventures....Continue →

  • Friday, July 29, 2016

    Focal Technologies Snags Funding For Solar Powered Waste Cleanup

    Portland, Oregon-based Focal Technologies, a startup developing technology which uses concentrated solar energy to break down organic contamination in agriculture waste streams, ponds and industrial sites, has scored funding from Oregon BEST, the company said this week....Continue →

  • Friday, July 29, 2016

    Report: Uber Linked To Anti-Union Efforts In Seattle

    A new report this morning, from The Verge, says that on-demand ride provider Uber is behind an anti-union research effort by a CIA-linked research firm, Ergo....Continue →

  • Friday, July 29, 2016

    Starbucks Invests In Personalization Software Developer Takt

    Seattle-based coffee chain Starbucks has made an investment in a Silicon Valley software company, which is developing personalization software for the company....Continue →

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016

    Ignition Backs Cybersecurity Developer Acalvio Technologies

    Seattle-based Ignition Partners has made an investment in another company in the cyber security software space, Acalvio Technologies, as part of a funding round this week. Acalvio--based in Silicon Valley--said it raised $17M from Accel Ventures, Ignition Partners and Eileses Capital....Continue →

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016

    TUNE Signs Baidu

    Seattle-based mobile marketing software developer TUNE said today that it has signed up Chinese search engine operator Baidu as a customer, to help Baidu manage its in-house, performance marketing program. Financial impact of the win was not announced....Continue →

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016, To Be Shut Down By Walgreens

    Seattle-based, the online vitamin and health products e-commerce site, and related e-commerce site, are both being shut down, Walgreens said on Thursday. Walgreens said in an 8-K regulatory filing that it would instead focus its e-commerce efforts on its own site, Walgreens....Continue →

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016

    Amazon Launches New Kickstarter Store

    In a boon for consumers interested in the latest and greatest gadgets--but not willing to take a chance at unproven teams on the Kickstarter crowdfunding site--Amazon has just helped them by launching a new Amazon Kickstarter Store....Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    LinkedIn Buys PointDrive

    Microsoft will be getting another company in its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn--a small company called PointDrive--as LinkedIn continues its acquisitions even as it waits for the close of its big acquisition by Microsoft....Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Cambia Health Solutions Backs Healthcare Marketplace Startup

    Portland-based healthcare provider Cambia Health Solutions has made an investment in, MDsave, a startup offering up a marketplace for healthcare services, the company said this morning. Financial terms of the strategic investment were not disclosed....Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Atigeo Acquires IP From ClearSight

    Bellevue-based Atigeo, the big data analytics software developer led by Michael Sandoval, said today that it has acquired technology from ClearSight Systems, to bolster its technology assets. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed....Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Kimera Systems Gets Funding For Artificial Intelligence Software

    Portland-based Kimera Systems, a developer of artificial intelligence software for the connected device market, said today that it has received a round of angel funding. Size of the funding round was not announced. Investors in the round include Pacific Alpine Investment Group....Continue →

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