Friday, September 19, 2014

Concur Acquired By SAP For $8.3 Billion

Friday, September 19, 2014

Seattle-based travel and expense management software developer Concur has agreed to be acquired by SAP, the two announced late Thursday, in a deal worth approximately $8.3 billion....

 
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Amazon Web Services Targets Bay Area Developers With Pop-Up Shop

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Taking a clue from the popularity of "pop up" retail boutique stores, Amazon Web Services said today that it is re-opening a "pop up loft" to help startups learn more about its cloud services in San Francisco....

 
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Motiga Names VP

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bellevue-based online game studio Motiga said today that it has named David Reid as the company's new Senior Vice President, Publishing....

 
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Microsoft Chops 2100 As Axe Falls Again In Redmond

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Redmond-based Microsoft is cutting a total of 2,100 employees and shutting Microsoft Research's Silicon Valley labs, as the latest round of cuts announced in July ripples through the computer software giant....

 
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Porch Funding Reaches $33M

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Seattle-based Porch, the online site which lets users take a peek at their neighbor's home improvement projects, said today that it has now raised $33M in funding--including a big, $27.6M funding Series A funding earlier this year....

 
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MyAutoCloud Names VP

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bellevue-based eOnWard, which develops MyAutoCloud, a software product aimed at helping auto dealerships and service center interact with customers, said today that it has named Tom Kain as the company's Vice President of Strategic Partnerships....

 
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Auth0 Raises $2.4M

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Seattle-based Auth0, a developer of APIs and software for helping manage app authentication and authorization, has raised $2.4M in a funding round. The funding came from Bessemer Venture Partners, and also included K9 Ventures, Portland Seed Fund and NXTP Labs....

 
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cray Wins $13M Contract In Sweden

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Seattle-based Cray said today that it has won a $13M contract in Sweden, with the PDC Center for High Performance Computing at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. According to Cray, the deal covers the installation of a next-generation, Cray XC supercomputer....

 
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PECI Acquired By CLEAResult

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Portland, Oregon-based PECI, which manages energy efficiency programs for utility providers, governments, and other clients, has been acquired by fellow energy efficiency operator CLEAResult. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed....

 
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Bezos' Blue Origin Set To Help Deliver Astronauts To Space

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Blue Origin, the space rocket startup backed by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, is set to help deliver astronauts to space, in a deal with Boeing, according to reports. Details on Blue Origin's role have not yet been announced....

 
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Jama Software Names CFO

Monday, September 15, 2014

Portland-based cloud collaboration software developer Jama Software has named Barry Allen as its new CFO, the company said last week. Allen joins the company from Corbis, where he was President and Chief Operating Officer; he also served at Market Leader, Move....

 
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Glympse Launches New Map Tool

Monday, September 15, 2014

Seattle-based Glympse, the developer of location sharing technology which is backed by Menlo Ventures, Ignition Partners, Verizon Ventures, Naya Ventures and UMC Capital, says it has rolled out a new tool to share a dynamic map of a Glympse user's present whereabouts, on any app....

 
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Microsoft Buys Minecraft Maker Mojang

Monday, September 15, 2014

Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. confirmed this morning that it is buying Mojang, the developer of the immensely popular game Minecraft, in a deal worth $2.5 billion. According to Microsoft, Mojang will become part of Microsoft Studios. The deal is expected to close in late 2014....

 
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Microsoft Billionaire Paul Allen Sues Over German Tank

Friday, September 12, 2014

Think you can buy just about anything if you are a billionaire? Apparently not....

 
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Porsche Buys $55M Stake In Inrix

Friday, September 12, 2014

Kirkland-based traffic information provider Inrix has sold a ten percent stake in the company to Porsche Automobil Holdings SE, the company which manages the Porsche family's investment holdings, in a deal worth $54M....

 
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Elemental Launches New Product

Friday, September 12, 2014

Portland-based Elemental Technologies, the developer of video transcoding and encoding software and hardware, has launched a new product it says is aimed at live-to-VOD services....

 
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

G5 Enhances Marketing Software

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bend, Oregon-based software developer G5 said this week that it has released a major upgrade to its flagship DXM software, which is geared at marketing for the self storage industry....

 
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Redfin Looks For Real Estate Recruits With Paid Apprenticeships

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wishing you could get into real estate? Seattle-based online real estate brokerage Redfin said today that it has launched a brand new program which will offer paid, 18-month apprenticeships to people looking to get into real estate....

 
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Madrona Names Former Microsoft Exec As Partner

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Seattle-based venture investor Madrona Venture Group said this week that it has named former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene as a Venture Partner. DelBene had been President of Microsoft's Office division, and most recently had been advisor to the U.S....

 
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Korrio Automates Team Nagging, Er, Reminders

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Seattle-based cloud-based sports organization software developer Korrio said today that it has rolled out a new feature which lets families, coaches, and teams set up specific reminders for their team or household members....

 
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Cray Appoints New CTO

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Seattle-based Cray, the supercomputer maker, said this morning that it has named a new CTO. The company said it has named Steve Scott--formerly at Google--as its Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Scott is no stranger to Cray, where he began his career in 1992....

 
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FlightCar Expands To Seattle After $13.5M Round

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

FlightCar, a peer-to-peer car sharing company which lets people rent out their cars from the airport when they are away, said this morning that it is expanding to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), which will be the company's fourth location....

 
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Microsoft Eyes Maker Of Minecraft

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Microsoft is near a deal to acquire Mojang, the Swedish company behind the immensely popular game, Minecraft, according to a report Tuesday. The report--from the WSJ--says the deal values Mojang as much as $2 billion. The report cited a person with "knowledge of the matter"....

 
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Amazon Rolls Out Prime Instant Video On Android

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Seattle-based Amazon.com said this morning that it has released a new, Android version of its Prime Instant Video app. The new app lets members of Amazon Prime stream any of the content available on the video streaming service....

 
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Venuelabs Gets Funding From Salesforce

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Seattle-based Venuelabs, a developer of marketing analytics software specifically designed for restaurants and retailers with physical locations, has raised a round of funding from Salesforce.com, the company said Monday. Size of the minority investment were not disclosed....

 
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Zillow Powers Search For Chinese Real Estate Site Leju

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Seattle-based Zillow is powering the U.S. real estate search services for Chinese real estate search site Leju, the two said this morning, to help Chinese home shoppers find properties in the United States. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed....

 
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Amazon Fire Phone Drops To 99 Cents

Monday, September 8, 2014

Seattle-based Amazon.com announced this morning that it will offer up its new, Amazon Fire Phone, for only 99 cents, with a two year contract. Amazon--which launched the Fire Phone on AT&T in July. The huge price drop comes on speculation that Amazon has only sold 35,000 units of the device....

 
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TriQuint Shareholders Give Nod To RFMD Deal

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint reported late Friday evening that its shareholders have approve the merger deal with RF Micro Devices. The two agreed to the merger in February, and since then have been working through regulatory hurdles....

 
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Microsoft Pulls Photo Tool After Getty Lawsuit

Monday, September 8, 2014

Microsoft, in what looks like record time, has pulled the Bing "Image Widget", which had allows users to search for an embed searches for images in websites, after receiving a lawsuit from fellow Seattle area company Getty Images....

 
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Cray Turns To Intel's Haswell Chips

Monday, September 8, 2014

Seattle-based Cray said this morning that it will use Intel's latest Xeon "Haswell" processors in its next generation Cray XC and Cray CS supercomputers....

 
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Smarsh Aims At Financial Services Firms With Contest

Friday, September 5, 2014

Portland-based Smarsh, the developer of cloud-based archiving software aimed at compliance and e-discovery, is taking aim at financial services companies, saying that it has launched a new contest called "Smarsh My Site"....

 
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Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Photo Embedding

Friday, September 5, 2014

Getty Images is taking on fellow Seattle area technology giant Microsoft Corp. in court, with a new lawsuit claiming that Microsoft's new Bing image embedding tool is a massive infringement on copyrights....

 
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Meldium, Started In Seattle, Acquired By LogMeIn

Friday, September 5, 2014

Meldium, a software developer working on single-sign on, password management, access management, and identity management product--which got its start in Seattle--has been acquired by LogMeIn, in a deal worth $15M in cash. Meldium--whose backers include Founders Co-op--is now based in San Francisco....

 
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Porch Debuts Inspiration Pages As Growth Surges

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Seattle-based home improvement website Porch, which is led by Matt Ehrlichman, said Thursday that it has topped 200 employees, and has launched a new feature which highlights inspirational projects on the site....

 
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Amazon Takes On Kids Publishing

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Seattle-based Amazon.com has launched a new effort to help children's book authors publish books on the Kindle, via a new tool called Kindle Kids' Book Creator....

 
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