Thursday, December 8, 2016

AWS Launches New Data Center In Canada

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Amazon Web Services, the cloud services arm of Amazon.com, has opened up a new region from new data centers in Canada, which lets its users run and store data in Canada....

 
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Zillow Joins White House Equal Pay Effort

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Seattle-based Zillow said this week that it is one of 44 companies who are backing an effort by the current Obama White House, to boost equal pay and diversity in the workforce....

 
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Starbucks Becomes Newest PokeStop, Gym Location

Thursday, December 8, 2016

In a further expansion of the number of POkeStop and Gyms for the popular Pokemon Go game, Starbucks said this morning that, beginning at 11 a.m. PST, approximately 7,800 of its stores will begin to turn into PokeStops or Gyms....

 
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Ignition Re-Ups On SnapLogic In $40M Funding

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Seattle-based venture investor Ignition Partners has joined in the latest funding round of one of its portfolio companies, SnapLogic, as part of a new, $40M Series F funding....

 
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AxonVR Raises $5.8M For Virtual Reality Technology

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Seattle-based AxonVR, a developer of virtual reality "haptic" touch technology, said today that it has raised $5.8M in a seed funding round....

 
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Sprint, Niantic Tie On Pokemon Go: A Pokestop At Every Sprint Store Monday

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sprint and Pokemon Go developer Niantic announced this morning that the two have inked a deal where every Sprint store--as well as RadioShack and Boost stores run by Spring---will become a Pokestop and Gym. Financial details of the deal were not announced....

 
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Oregon Student Wins $100,000 Prize for Battery Technology

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Portland high school student Vineet Edupuganti has won a prestigious, $100,000 scholarship prize in the 2016 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the Siemens Foundation announced on Tuesday....

 
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Remitly Expands In Central, South America

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Seattle-based mobile remittance app developer Remitly said today that it is expanding in Central and South America, with a new strategic partnership....

 
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Trivago Sets IPO Pricing Range

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Trivago, the online hotel booking and search site owned by Bellevue-based Expedia, has set its IPO pricing terms, saying on Monday it is looking to sell 28,527,147 American Depositary Shares in its offering--being held under the name travel B.V....

 
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Portland, Kirkland, and Seattle Tops For Child Free Singles, Says Redfin

Monday, December 5, 2016

Are you single, and not interested in having children? Apparently, the Pacific Northwest is the place to be....

 
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Accompany Raises $20M, Plans To Expand In Portland

Monday, December 5, 2016

Accompany, which develops an app that acts as a "virtual chief of staff" for users, has raised $20M in a funding, and says it plans to expand its offices, including its office in Portland, as a result of the funding....

 
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Impel NeuroPharma Finds $36M

Monday, December 5, 2016

Seattle-based Impel Neuropharma, the biotechnology startup developing intranasal drug treatments for central nervous (CNS) disorders, said late last week that it has raised $36M in a Series C funding. The funding came from venBIO, 5AM Ventures, and Vivo Capital....

 
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Rover.com Pinpoints Top Dog Names

Friday, December 2, 2016

Seattle-based online dog sitting and dog walking marketplace Rover.com, which is led by CEO Aaron Easterly, has rolled out its own list the top dog names for 2016, saying that people apparently are naming their dogs the same names they pick for their human babies....

 
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Blueprint Registry Finds $1.45M

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Seattle-based Blueprint Registry, which operates an online wedding registry for couples, has raised $1.45M in a seed funding, the company disclosed this week. The wedding registry ties virtual "blueprints" to games on the registry....

 
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Iovation: Online Credit Card Fraud Jumped Over Holiday Weekend

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Portland-based Iovation said this week that online credit card fraud jumped 20% during the holiday shopping weekend from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, compared to the company's same numbers from last year....

 
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Amazon Launches New Alexa Startup Accelerator In Seattle

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Amazon.com is launching a new, startup accelerator in Seattle--based out of the University of Washington--focused entirely on startups working on leveraging the company's Alexa voice technology....

 
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Santa's House Shows Up On Zillow

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Looking for a cozy little house, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, at the North Pole? Seattle-based Zillow has imagined Santa's House on the real estate website....

 
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JetClosing Raises $2.3M

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Seattle-based JetClosing, the real estate startup led by Dan Greenshields, has raised $2.3M in a funding round. The funding was led by Trilogy Equity Partners, and also included Greg Gottesman, Geoff Entress, and Mike Galgon....

 
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Nohla Therapeutics Gets $43.5M

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Seattle-based Nohla Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing universal donor products that help treat patients with cancer and hematological disorder, has raised $43.5M in an initial close of a Series A funding....

 
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Electric Lightwave Acquired By Zayo In $1.42 Billion Deal

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fiber communications and network operator Electric Lightwave, which is based in Vancouver, Washington, has been acquird by bandwidth provider Zayo Group, in a deal worth $1.42 billion, the two announced this morning....

 
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Amazon Claims Record Breaking Amazon Device Sales Over Weekend

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Amazon.com said on Tuesday that it had its "best-ever holiday shopping weekend" for its various devices--including the Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, Fire Tablet, and Amazon Echo--with particularly good sales of Amazon Fire TV devices on Cyber Monday....

 
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Zillow Pays $6M To Settle Overtime Lawsuit

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Seattle-based real estate site Zillow has paid $6M, to settle a lawsuit that claimed that Zillow did not follow wage and hour laws with the inside sales consultants it employed. Zillow said it has not admitted liability with either a class action lawsuit (Ian Freeman vs. Zillow, Inc....

 
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AWS Converts All Of Ocean Shipping Carrier Matson's Data Centers To Cloud

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Amazon Web Services has signed up ocean shipping carrier Matson as the latest company to adopt its cloud services instead of its own data centers, Amazon said today....

 
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Treehouse Offers Up $1M In Scholarship Program

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Portland-based online education provider Treehouse announced today that it is offering up $1M in scholarships, via a program which will offer up accounts on the service to organizations that support to veterans, underrepresented populations in technology, and those with socio-economic barriers....

 
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Sightbox Sees $1.8M

Monday, November 28, 2016

Portland-based Sightbox, a startup which offers up contact lenses and eye exams via subscription, has raised $1.8M in a funding round, the company said last week....

 
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Waze Rolls Out Grand Tour's Clarkson, Hammond, May As New Voices

Monday, November 28, 2016

Would you trust Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, or James May to give you good directions to your destination? You might not, but, if you are so willing, the three new stars of Amazon.com's The Grand Tour are now available to guide you to your favorite destination via Google's Waze navigation app....

 
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Amazon Eyes Acquisition Of Souq.com For $1 Billion, Say Reports

Monday, November 28, 2016

Seattle-based Amazon.com is in talk to buy Dubai-based Souq.com, an online retailer of electronics, clothing, baby items and toys, home goods, and more, in a deal worth $1 billion, according to reports over the long weekend. Souq offers up many of the same kinds of items sold by Amazon....

 
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Glowforge Starts Shipping Pre-Release 3D Printers, But No Firm Release Date

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Seattle-based 3D printer manufacturer Glowforge said late Wednesday that it has started shipping pre-release units of its first product, which are being manufactured by contract manufacturer Flex....

 
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Uplevel Systems Gets $1.2M For Managed IT Services

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tigard, Oregon-based Uplevel Systems, a provider of managed information technology (IT) services, has raised $1.2M in a funding round, the company said last week. Source of the funding was not announced....

 
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OfferUp Adds $11M, Adds PayPal's Levchin To Round

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Bellevue-based OfferUp, which operates an online marketplace app for secondhand items, has added $11M to an already substantial funding round, the company disclosed Monday. The funding came from PayPal co-founder and former CTO Max Levchin....

 
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Amazon Continues To Expand Dash Replenishment Program

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Seattle-based Amazon has further expanded its Dash Replenishment program, saying today that it has added device makers GeniCam, Honeywell, Nestle, and WePlenish to its program....

 
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Allrecipes Links Giant Recipe Database To Amazon's Alexa

Monday, November 21, 2016

Need to find a recipe that uses chicken, bacon, and cheddar cheese, and wish you could use Amazon Echo? You can, now, thanks to Seattle-based Allrecipes, which has connected its giant database of recipes to Amazon Alexa, the company said late last week....

 
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WebMD Health Services Names Chief Client Officer

Monday, November 21, 2016

Portland-based WebMD Health Services, the provider of wellness programs for employers and health plans, announced Monday that it had named Brad Kirkpatrick as its Chief Client Officer. Kirkpatrick was previously Chief Growth Officer at Imagine Health. Kirkpatrick also served at Healthways....

 
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MicroVision Signs Taiwanese Patent Deal

Monday, November 21, 2016

Redmond-based projection display technology developer MicroVision announced today that it has signed a patent licensing agreement with a Taiwanese Original Design Manufacturer (ODM). Name of that ODM was not announced by the company, nor were any of the financial details of that patent deal....

 
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Amazon Expands Solar Farms Effort In Virginia

Friday, November 18, 2016

Seattle-based Amazon.com said this week that it is kicking off five new solar projects in Virginia, as part of an effort to boost solar power for its AWS Cloud efforts....

 
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