Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Whitepages Launches New iOS App

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Seattle-based Whitepages said Wednesday that it has launched a new app, which it says helps users avoid spam calls. The company said its new Whitepages ID for iOS app uses its own database of phone numbers, to help users identify and track phone scams and spam calls....

 
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Smarsh Rolls Out Updated Software

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Portland-based Smarsh has rolled out an updated version of its archiving software, the company announced Wednesday. The company said it has swizzled the way it has packaged its software, into starter, professional, and enterprise versions, along with a number of add on capabilities....

 
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Cloudability Acquires RipFog

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Portland-based Cloudability, which develops cloud management software, said today that it has acquired fellow Portland startup RipFog. RipFog was developing big data analytics software, which was founded by Dave Hersh, the former CEO of Jive Software....

 
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Amazon Targets Startups With New Program, Amazon Launchpad

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon....

 
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Avvo Raises $71.5M, Plans Hiring Surge

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Seattle-based Avvo, the online marketplace for legal services led and founded by Mark Britton, said Tuesday that it has raised $71.5M in a financing round. The funding was led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), and also included Vulcan Capital and Coatue....

 
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PushSpring Pulls In $5M For Mobile Data

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Seattle-based PushSpring, which provides mobile audience data to marketers, said today that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round . The funding was led by Trilogy Equity Partners. As part of the funding, Trilogy's Cole Brodman joins the company's board. PushSpring is led by Karl Stillner....

 
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Nacho Cove Finds $1.2M In Seed Funding For Super Smart Email

Monday, July 27, 2015

Portland-based Nacho Cove, which develops mobile apps that include email, calender, and contact management, said last week that it has raised a seed funding round. The funding came from angel investors....

 
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Amazon Sets For Launch Of Original Series From Blue's Clues Creator

Monday, July 27, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon.com is getting set to launch a new, original kids series on Amazon Prime, created by Angela C. Santomero, the creator of Blue's Clues. Amazon said it will be releasing 13 episodes of a new series, Wishenpoof, on Friday August 14th....

 
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Microsoft Windows 10 Release Day Approaches

Monday, July 27, 2015

Microsoft is getting set to launch Windows 10, its newest operating system, on Tuesday at midnight ET, the first big update to Microsoft's flagship operating system since Windows 8 was released in 2012....

 
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Friday, July 24, 2015

TUNE Buys Artisan Mobile

Friday, July 24, 2015

Seattle-based mobile marketing software developer TUNE said Thursady that it has acquired Artisan Mobile, a developer of mobile marketing automation software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Artisan Mobile was based in Philadephia. TUNE is led by Peter Hamilton....

 
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Moz Launches Local Search Efforts In The UK

Friday, July 24, 2015

Seattle-based Moz, which provides online search optimization tools, said this week that it has launched its Moz Local services in the United Kingdom. Moz had launched Moz Local in March of 2014, but had not made its full suite of tools and services available elsewhere....

 
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RealNetworks Sells Slingo, Social Casino Games

Friday, July 24, 2015

Seattle-based RealNetworks said late Thursday that it is selling both its Slingo and Social Casino games businesses, in a deal worth $18M. According to RealNetworks, it is selling its U.S....

 
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Starbucks, Lyft Tie On Rewards Points

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Seattle-based Starbucks has inked another rewards deal, the company said late Wednesday evening, with ridesharing company Lyft....

 
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Smarsh Claims Big Growth

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Portland-based hosted archiving and compliance services provider Smarsh says that it has seen some big, year-to-year growth, with a 45 percent growth in its 2015 first half sales....

 
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Redfin Expands Footprint In Texas

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Seattle-based online real estate brokerage Redfin is continuing to roll out its national expansion, saying Thursday that it has expanded its footprint in Texas. Redfin said it has launched its home buying and selling services in El Paso, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley....

 
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Zillow Buys DotLoop

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Seattle-based Zillow said late Wednesday that it is acquiring Cincinnati-based DotLoop, a developer of electronic signature and document storage services for real estate brokerages and agents. DotLoop offers up a service which lets users share, edit, sign and store documents digitally....

 
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Nintendo Wins Patent Lawsuit

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Nintendo, which has its U.S. headquarters in Redmond, said late Tuesday evening that it has won a patent lawsuit, which had been filed against the firm by Quintal Research Group....

 
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Starbucks Ties With New York Times To Boost Readership

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Seattle-based Starbucks is in a deal with the New York Times, which will reward Starbucks customers with free drinks and other rewards, for subscribing to the newspapers' digital edition....

 
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Amazon Home Services In National Expansion

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Apple To Set Up Development Efforts In Seattle

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Apple is the latest, Silicon Valley icon to set up an office in Seattle, and has leased two floors in a highrise in downtown Seattle. According to Bloomberg, Apple has taken two floors in the Two Union Square building 601 Union St., to house new development offices for the company....

 
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Bright.md Gets $3.5M For Virtual Healthcare

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Portland-based Bright.md announced this morning that it has raised $3.5M in a funding round, to go towards its healthcare software-as-a-service. Bright.md said the Series A funding came from the Oregon Angel Fund, and also included Seven Peaks Ventures and Stanford-StartX Fund. Bright....

 
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Cray Gets Australian Deal Worth Up To $53M

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Seattle-based Cray has scored a deal in Australia, which it says is worth up ot $53M. According to Cray, it has won another supercomputer and storage contract with Australia's Bureau of Meteorology, to provide a Cray XC40 supercompuer and Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system....

 
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Microsoft Buys Adallom For Cloud Security

Monday, July 20, 2015

Microsoft has acquired Israeli cloud security services provider Adallom, according to reports Monday from Israel, which say that Microsoft is paying $320M for Adallom. The acquisition has not yet been confirmed by Microsoft....

 
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Salmonella Takes Down Portland Open Source Conference Attendees

Monday, July 20, 2015

An outbreak of salmonella in Portland has been traced to a technology industry conference at the Eliot Center in June, according to public health officials....

 
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Apptio Hires IPO Banker

Monday, July 20, 2015

Bellevue, Washington-based Apptio is gearing up for an IPO, and has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp. to lead an IPO for the company, according to a report Friday. The Wall Street Journal cited "people familiar with the matter"....

 
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Friday, July 17, 2015

Microsoft Buys FieldOne Systems

Friday, July 17, 2015

Microsoft said Thursday that it has acquired FieldOne Systems, a provider of cloud-based tools used for customer relationship management (CRM) in the field services area. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. FieldOne's software will be incorporated into Microsoft Dynamics CRM....

 
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Planetary Resources Deploys Arkyd 3 Spacecraft

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Redmond-based Planetary Resources, which is working on technology for asteroid mining, said today that its first spacecraft--the Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R), has been deployed successfully from the International Space Station....

 
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Itron, Sunrun Extend Solar Monitoring Deal

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Liberty Lake, Washington-based smart meter maker Itron said yesterday that it has extended a deal it has with solar power provider Sunrun, to enhance a solar monitoring deal it has with Sunrun. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed....

 
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Amazon: Prime Day Better Than Black Friday

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon.com said today that its big Prime Day sales event--essentially, a holiday it cooked up for itself to boost summer sales--exceeded sales of the traditional, Black Friday holiday shopping day. Amazon....

 
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Redfin Expands In Nevada

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Seattle-based Redfin is continuing its drumbeat of expansion, saying Thursday that it hass opened up its home buying and selling services in Reno, Nevada. Redfin says it now cover 70 major U.S....

 
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cray Bolsters Storage Team, Hires Nearly All Of Terascala

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Seattle-based Cray has significantly bolstered its staff and experience in the high performance computing storage market, hiring nearly all of the employees of Boston-based Terascala....

 
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Maveron Backs HopSkipDrive, Ride Service For Kids

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Seattle-based venture investor Maveron is one of the backers of a new startup, which is looking to bring the on-demand model of Uber to the world of kids. HopSkipDrive said Tuesday that it has raised $3....

 
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Keiretsu Capital Tops Off Angel Co-Investment Fund

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Seattle-based angel investment group Keiretsu Capital has closed a $6.05M, angel co-investment fund, which it says it will invest in early stage technology companies. The investment fund--which is joined at the hip with the Keiretsu Forum angel group--said it has already invested in 17 companies....

 
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Amazon Prime Day Opens To Mixed Reviews

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon.com launched its first ever Amazon Prime Day today, a sales event it billed as having "more deals than Black Friday"--to mixed reviews. The retailer appears to have quickly sold out or was nearly sold out of its headline discounts--including a Kindle for $49....

 
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Intelius Gets $31M In Credit Facility

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Seattle-based Intelius has received $31M in a senior credit facility from Monroe Capital, Monroe said today, as part of the acquisition of Intelius by H.I.G. Capital. Financial terms of the credit facility were not announced....

 
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