Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wave Broadband Hit By Fiber Cut In Bay Area On Tuesday

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Kirkland-based Wave Broadband was one of a number of fiber bandwidth providers who were hit in a major attack on fiber infrastructure in the San Francisco Bay area on Tuesday....

 
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PlayFab Expands Board

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Seattle-based PlayFab, which develops back-end analytics, virtual good, multi-player management and other software for video game developers, said Tuesday that it has named Emily Greer to the company's board of directors. Greer is co-founder and CEO of Kongregate....

 
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Itron Takes On Solar Energy Monitoring

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Libery Lake, Washington-based smart utility meter maker Itron is making an expansion into the services area, with a new, solar power monitoring service it calls Itron Total Solar....

 
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Amazon Launches Fulfillment Services South Of The Border

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon.com is extending its fulfillment services for third party vendors to Mexico, the company said this week, to help business list and sell their products on the company's Mexican site. Amazon said that it will do the heavy operational lifting for sellers on Amazon.com....

 
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

GlobeSherpa Acquired By RideScout

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Portland-based GlobeSherpa, which develops mobile apps which lets users pay for public transportation using their smartphone, has been acquired by RideScout, the two companies said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced by the companies....

 
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Unikrn Finds $7M For Video Game Wagering Startup

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Seattle-based Unikrn, a new startup led by former Microsoft Ventures' GM Rahul Sood, has raised $7M in a funding round, to focus on legal wagering on video games....

 
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SkyKick Raises $10M More

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Seattle-based SkyKick, which develops cloud IT management software, said today that it has raised $10M more in a funding round, and also launched a new set of applications....

 
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Uber Buying Assets From Microsoft Bing

Monday, June 29, 2015

On demand ride service Uber is acquiring a number of assets--and roughly 100 employees--from Microsoft and its Bing search engine, according to reports Monday, as part of an effort by Uber to improve its mapping abilities. Full details on the acquisition had not yet been announced by the company....

 
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Oregon Startup Fund At Risk

Monday, June 29, 2015

A small, $1.9 million seed investment fund, the Oregon Growth Fund--managed by the Oregon Growth Board--faces a shaky future, as it has been removed from the state budget, according to a report from the Portland Business Journal....

 
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VIEVU Acquired By Safariland

Monday, June 29, 2015

Seattle-based body camera developer VIEVU has been acquired by public safety and outdoor products maker The Safariland Group, the two said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed....

 
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Panopto Wins University of Arizona

Friday, June 26, 2015

Seattle-based Panopto, which develops video capture software which lets users search for and find content in video, has deployed its systems with the University of Arizona, the company said this week. Financial details of the win were not announced....

 
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PayRange Gets $12M For Vending Machine Payments

Friday, June 26, 2015

Portland- and San Jose, California-based PayRange announced that it has raised $12M in a Series A funding round. The startup, which is headed by Paresh Patel, said the funding came from Matrix Partners....

 
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Amazon Web Services Opens City On A Cloud Challenge

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon Web Services has opened up entries into its second City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge, its competition that looks to spur local and regional governments to leverage Amazon's cloud services....

 
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Radiant Vision Systems Acquired By Konica Minolta

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Redmond-based Radiant Vision Systems, a developer of automated vision inspection systems for the flat panel display industry, has been acquired by Konica Minolta. Financial terms of the acquisition ere not disclosed....

 
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Indix Finds $15M For Product Information Database

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Seattle-based Indix, which operates a giant database of product information used by e-commerce, retail, brands, and other customers, has raised $15M in a Series B funding. The funding came from Nokia Growth Partners, Nexus Venture Partners and Avalon Ventures. Indix is led by Sanjay Parthasarathy....

 
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Apptio Names Shintaffer CFO

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bellevue-based cloud-based business management software developer Apptio has shuffled its executive staff, saying Tuesday that it has named Kurt Shintaffer, one of the company's co-founders, as Chief Financial Officer. Shintaffer was previously SVP of Worldwide Finance and Accounting....

 
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Amazon Brings HDR To Prime Instant Video

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon.com has rolled out new, High Dynamic Range (HDR) support to its video streaming service, Amazon Instant Video, in the first rollout of the technology on a video service. HDR is a software technique which increases the dynamic range of shadows and highlights in photos and videos....

 
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Auth0 Raises $6.875M For Single Sign On Toolkit

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Seattle-based Auth0, a developer of software aimed at making identity authorization easier for developers, said today that it has raised $6.875M more in funding. The funding came from Bessemer Venture Partners and K9 Ventures, both existing investors in the company....

 
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Appuri Finds $2M In Seed Funding

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Seattle-based Appuri, which is developing a platform which uses big data to help product teams measure and understand churn and retention, has raised $2.0M in a seed funding, the company said Tuesday....

 
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Traffic Technology Services Links With Trafficware

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Portland-based Traffic Technology Services (TTS), which provides information feeds for the auto telematics market, has linked with traffic hardware and software provider Trafficware, the two said today. Financial details of the deal were not announced....

 
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Amazon Opens Echo To All

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon.com released its echo, voice recognition and information gadget to all of its customers today, making it possible for anyone--not just invited customers--to purchase the device....

 
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Demand Energy Networks Raises $3.8M

Monday, June 22, 2015

Liberty Lake, Washington-based Demand Energy Networks, which develops distributed energy storage systems, has raised $3.8M in funding as part of an ongoing, $4.5M funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm....

 
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Expedia Links With Girls Who Code

Monday, June 22, 2015

Bellevue-based Expedia.com said today that it has partnered with the group Girls Who Code, to host 30 high school girls this summer, and help them learn about Computer Science....

 
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Zillow Sells ActiveRain To Ben Kinney

Monday, June 22, 2015

Seattle-based real estate information site Zillow announced Friday that it has sold off real estate networking site ActiveRain, to the Ben Kinney family of companies. Financial detail of the sale were not disclosed....

 
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Friday, June 19, 2015

Amazon Opens Fulfillment Center In Minnesota

Friday, June 19, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon.com is continuing to build out its extensive network of fulfillment centers--where workers pack and ship products for delivery to customers--this time, with a new fulfillment center in Minnesota....

 
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Recon Instruments Acquired By Intel

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Vancouver, BC-based Recon Instruments, which develops heads-up-displays aimed at the sports and other environments, has been acquired by Intel, the companies said Wednesday. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed....

 
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Clean Power Research Rolls Out Online Solar Calculator Tool For Utilities

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ever wonder if it makes sense for you to install solar power at your home or small business? Kirkland-based CleanPower said it is hoping to make it easier for consumers of utilities to figure that out, through its new software application, WattPlan....

 
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Shippable Launches Docker Testing, Validation Product

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Seattle-based Shippable, a developer of tools used for cloud management, said it has shipped a new product line called Shippable Formations....

 
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EveryMove Launches Major Upgrade

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Seattle-based fitness motivation and tracking website EveryMove, which is led by Russell Benaroya, has launched a major upgrade, which it says runs on iOS, Android, and the web. The update--which the company bills "EveryMove 3....

 
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Limeade Acquires 9Slides

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Seattle-based Limeade, the health and wellness program startup led by Henry Albrecht, has acquired fellow Seattle company 9Slides, the companies said Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition deal were not disclosed. 9Slides was headed by Ruchit Garg....

 
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BlackSky Global Launches Plans For Satellite Imaging Fleet

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A new, Seattle-based satellite startup, BlackSky Global said today that it has launched an effort to deploy a fleet of satellites which will provide near real-time images of the planet, at lowe cost....

 
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UP Global, Organizer of Startup Weekend, Acquired By Techstars

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Seattle-based UP Global, which organizes the Startup Weekend, Startup Week, Startup Next and Startup Digest programs, has been acquired by startup accelerator Techstars, the two announced today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed....

 
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Monday, June 15, 2015

Context Relevant Swizzles CEO Role

Monday, June 15, 2015

Stephen Purpura, founder and CEO of Seattle-based Context Relevant, has stepped down from his position, and will be replaced by board member Chris Kelley, the said today. Purpura remains on the board. Kelley is at venture investor Formation8. Reason for the switchup was not announced by the company....

 
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Emergency Certifications Acquired By Career Step

Monday, June 15, 2015

Kirkland, Washington-based Emergency Certifications, a provider of online training in the healthcare continuing education market, has been acquired by Career Step, online career training and certification program operator. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed....

 
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Amazon Upgrades EC2 M4 Instance To Haswell

Friday, June 12, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon.com has upgraded the company's Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) service with the latest and greatest in processors, saying late Thursday that it now is offering up custom, 2.4 Ghz Intel Xeon E5-2676 v3 Haswell processors in the M4 instances....

 
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