Thursday, October 30, 2014

Amazon.com: Holiday Shopping Starts November 1st

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Forget waiting until after Thanksgiving dinner for starting your holiday shopping--Amazon.com said today that it is launching its holiday season on November 1st, starting with a promotion it calls "Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week". According to Amazon....

 
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F5 CEO McAdam Plans To Retire

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Seattle-based network equipment maker F5 Networks said late Wednesday that its President and CEO, John McAdam, plans to retire at the end of its Fiscal Year 2015. McAdam has held the position at F5 since the summer of 2000....

 
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Microsoft Rolls Out It Own Wearable, The Band

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Microsoft jumped into the health and wearables market Wednesday, announcing the Microsoft Band, a wearable band which tracks a user's health and fitness....

 
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ecova Rolls Out New Product

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Spokane-based Ecova, which provides energy and sustainability management services, said it has rolled out a new, cloud-based software product aimed at utilities....

 
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Mylio Targets Photo, Video Management

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bellevue-based Mylio said today that it has launched a new, photo management system targeted at users looking to organize their photos and videos, from their computer, tablet, or mobile phone....

 
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Planetary Resources Satellite Destroyed In Explosion

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Seattle-based Planetary Resources suffered a huge setback in its plans to mine asteroids for valuable minerals, after its first, experimental satellite was destroyed in the catastrophic failure of a rocket from Orbital Sciences on Tuesday evening....

 
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bright.md Finds $1M for Health Software

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Portland-based Bright.md, led by Ray Costantini and Mark Swinth, said this morning that it has raised a $1M, seed funding round for its health software. The funding came from Seven Peaks Ventures, along with the Portland Seed Fund and Oregon Angel Fund....

 
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Amazon To Open Warehouse In Illinois, Hire 1000

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Seattle-based Amazon.com is continuing to build out its massive network of distribution centers, saying this morning that it plans to open up its first facility in Illinois next year, which will employe more than 1,000 full time workers. Amazon said it will invest $75M in the new facility....

 
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Cray Gets Massive, $128M Contract For Weather Computer

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Seattle-based Cray has scored the largest, ever supercomputer contract for the company outside of the United States, via a $128M deal to supply its supercomputers to the United Kingdom for weather forecasting....

 
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Vadio Announces $2M Funding

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Portland-based Vadio said Monday that it has raised $2M in a funding round. Vadio develops technology which matches up online music videos with online music streaming services, ad is led by Bryce Clemmer....

 
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Amazon.com Buys Rooftop Media

Monday, October 27, 2014

Seattle-based Amazon.com has acquired Rooftop Media, which operates an online site focused on comedy clips. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Rooftop Media was venture backed by Azure Capital Partners. Rooftop Media is being acquired by Amazon.com's Audible audiobooks unit....

 
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Amazon's Streaming Media Device Only $39, $19 For Prime

Monday, October 27, 2014

In a bid to win over consumers on the fence about Internet streaming to their televisions, Seattle-based Amazon.com rolled outi ts own, streaming media "stick", the Amazon Fire TV Stick this morning, saying it will offer up the device for only $39.00--or, only $19.00 for Amazon Prime members....

 
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Limeade Gets $25M In New Funding

Monday, October 27, 2014

Seattle-based Limeade, a developer of software which helps employers improve the health of their employees, has raised $25M in a fudning round. The funding was led by Oak HC/FT Partners. TVC Capital also participated in the funding....

 
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MicroVision Wins $1.5M Deal

Monday, October 27, 2014

Redmond-based MicroVision, which develops miniature projection display technology, said today that it has scored a $1.5M contract win. Name of the customer was not disclosed, but the company said it was for a Fortune Global 100 customer, to provide support services for its display modules....

 
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Parallels Wins Cloud Deal In Italy

Friday, October 24, 2014

Renton, Washington-based software developer Parallels reported a win in Italy Friday, with Telecom Italia Digital Solutions (TIDS)....

 
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Amazon Sitting On $83 Million Worth Of Unsold Fire Phones

Friday, October 24, 2014

Seattle-based Amazon.com has lots of products which are just flying out of its warehouses: however, the new Amazon Fire Phone is apparently not one of them....

 
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Intellectual Ventures Signs Fuisz Media

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bellevue-based Intellectual Ventures has signed on interactive video technology developer Fuisz Media to IV's Patent Defense program, the two said yesterday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed....

 
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Amazon.com Sales Rise To $20.58 Billion, But Loss Whacks Stock Price

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Seattle-based Amazon.com announced its third quarter sales on Thursday, saying that sales rose 20 percent to $20.58 billion....

 
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Oregon BEST Funds Timber Technology

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Portland-based Oregon BEST, which supports clean technology efforts in Oregon, said today that it has provided a new round of commercialization funding for a team from DR Johnson Lumber Co. and Oregon State University researchers....

 
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EveryMove Installs Two Seattle Startup Veterans As Execs

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Seattle-based EveryMove, the fitness tracking startup which is headed by Russell Benaroya, said today that it has hired two startup veterans as executives. The company said it has named Shauna Causey as its new Vice President of Marketing, and Garrett Link as Vice President of Product....

 
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Urban Airship Finds $12M More

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Portland-based mobile notification infrastructure developer Urban Airship said today that it has raised $12.1M more in a Series D financing round, from the company's existing investors. The company said the new funding came from
True Ventures, Foundry Group and August Capital....

 
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Lytics Lands $7M

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Portland-based Lytics, which develops digital marketing and targeting tools, said today that it has raised $7M in a Series A funding....

 
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Redfin Buys Walk Score

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Seattle-based Redfin said this morning that it has acquired Walk Score, which operates an online service to rate different neighborhoods on their pedestrian friendliness. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed....

 
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Amazon Begins Shipping New Kindle Voyage

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Seattle-based Amazon.com said today that it has begun shipping the Kindle Voyage, the company's new, thin Kindle reader. The company said the device costs $199....

 
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Acumatica Raises $13.3M

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Seattle-based business software developer Acumatica said today that it has raised $13.3M in a new funding round, from MYOB, Runa Capital, Almaz Capital, and Visma. MYOB, which is an Australian software maker, takes a seat on Acumatica's board of directors....

 
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Outback Power Ties With Sunrun On Renewable Energy Effort

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Arlington, Washington-based solar battery and inverter provider OutBack Power and residential solar financing and installation provider Sunrun said this morning that the two are in a pilot, renewable energy storage program, which will help Sunrun customers go "off the grid"....

 
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Monday, October 20, 2014

G5 Updates Software

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bend, Oregon-based G5, which develops software for the senior living community, said it has released a new version of its Digital Experience Management (DXM) software. The company said the updated product includes feature like responsive design, search optimization, mobile optimization, and more....

 
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Intellicheck Mobilisa Renews Credit Line

Monday, October 20, 2014

Port Townsend, Washington-based identity technology developer Intellicheck Mobilisa said today that it has renewed a $2M, line of credit from technology banking firm Silicon Valley Bank. Terms of the new credit line were not announced....

 
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Engineers' Kickstarter Project Racks Up $230K For Cold Beer

Monday, October 20, 2014

Think it's hard to raise money for your startup? Well, apparently, you ought to be thinking about combining your passion for cold beer and startups, and Kickstarter....

 
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Zillow Adds New Broker

Monday, October 20, 2014

Seattle-based Zillow says it has signed on another real estate brokerage as part of its Zillow Pro services, saying Friday that it has added Lyon Real Estate, based in Sacramento, California. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed....

 
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Friday, October 17, 2014

PlayOn Launches Ad Skipping Tool

Friday, October 17, 2014

Seattle-based PlayOn, the developer of television streaming software, said Friday that it has launched new ad skipping software called AdSkipper....

 
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Starbucks Picks Portland For Mobile Ordering Launch

Friday, October 17, 2014

In a rush, and want to avoid that huge line at your local Starbucks? The retail chain said today that it will start letting customer in the Portland are order and pay for their orders ahead of time--skipping the line--before the end of the calendar year....

 
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Amazon Fresh Debuts In New York Today

Friday, October 17, 2014

Amazon.com is expanding its grocery delivery service, Amazon Fresh, into New York City today, the first time the grocery delivery service is available on the East Coast. Amazon.com is rolling out the service in the upscale neighborhood of Park Slope....

 
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cray Adds Big Data Analytics To Mix

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Seattle-based supercomputer maker Cray said today that it has added a new, big data analytics products to its mix of products, called the Cray Urika-XA system....

 
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Amazon Plans To Hire 80,000 Temps For Holidays

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Seattle-based online retailer Amazon.com said late Wednesday evening that it is planning to hire 80,000 seasonal positions across its fulfillment and sorting centers during the holiday season, as part of its efforts to meet customer demand....

 
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