Friday, February 12, 2016

Netflix Now Completely Runs On Amazon Web Services

Friday, February 12, 2016

Netflix said on Thursday that it has shut down its last remaining data center, and now is running completely on Amazon Web Services, after a seven year migration to the cloud computing service....

 
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Sirqul Taps Amazon Vet As COO

Friday, February 12, 2016

Seattle-based Sirqul, which develops application development software for the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, has named Luis Cifuentes as Chief Operating Officer. Cifuentes as previously Head of Sales for North America FBA at Amazon.com. Cifuentes also previously served at Dell....

 
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Basho Technologies Sets Technology VP

Friday, February 12, 2016

Seattle-based Basho Technologies, which develops NoSQL database software, said this week that it has named John Musser as Vice President of Technology....

 
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

MetaBrite Raises $8.6M For Business Intelligence Software

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mercer Island-based MetaBrite, a startup developing business intelligence technology and tools, has raised $8.6M, according to a regulatory filing by the firm this morning. The funding is part of an ongoing $10.25M funding effort, according to that filing....

 
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Koverse Names CEO, Product Head

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Seattle-based Koverse, which develops big data analytics software originally developed for the National Security Agency (NSA), said today that it has named Jon Matsuo as its President and Chief Executive Officer, and named Paul Brown as its Chief Product Officer....

 
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Moz Releases Local Insights Out Of Beta

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Seattle-based search tools developer Moz has released its local search tools software, Moz Local Insights, out of beta....

 
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tenacity Takes $1.5M For Call Center Management Tools

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Seattle-based Tenacity, a developer of software used for workforce retention and productivity management in call centers, has raised $1.5M in a seed funding round, the company announced today....

 
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Atigeo Names Healthcare Executive

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bellevue-based big data analytics software developer Atigeo said it has named an executive to head up its growth efforts in the healthcare industry on Tuesday....

 
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Spaceflight Industries Gets GSA Contract

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Seattle-based satellite launch provider Spaceflight said today that it has obtained a GSA Schedule Contract for its satellite launch services, a move that will make it easier for government agencies to tap into its services....

 
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Flipsy Aims At Tax Filers With Price History Tool

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Portland-based device- and book trade-in service Flipsy said today that it has launched a new feature, specifically aimed at people filing their taxes....

 
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Amazon Targets Videogame Developers With 3D Game Engine

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Seattle-based Amazon Web Services is targeting videogame developers with a new service, Amazon Lumberyard, which it says helps game developers create cloud-connected games. Amazon....

 
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Telnes Broadband Acquired By GTT

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Everett, Washington-based Telnes Broadband, a provider of Internet and managed services, has been acquired by Virginia-based GTT Communications. GTT said it paid $18M for Telnes, split between $15M in cash and $3M in common stock....

 
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IID Acquired By Infoblox For $45M

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tacoma, Washington-based IID, which provides cybersecurity and cyberthreat intelligence services, has been acquired by cybersecurity provider Infoblox, the two said Monday. Infoblox said it paid $45M in cash for IID. IID was venture backed by Bessemer Venture Partners....

 
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Oops: SwiftKey Founder Sold Stake For Bicycle Before $250M Microsoft Buy

Monday, February 8, 2016

One of the founders of London-based SwiftKey, Chris Hill-Scott, revealed over the weekend that he sold his stake in SwiftKey--which was just acquired by Microsoft Corp. for $250M--to buy himself a new bicycle....

 
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iFlipd Raises $600K For Textbook Rentals

Monday, February 8, 2016

Portland-based iFlipd, a startup offering up pay-as-you-go digital textbooks, has raised $600,000 in seed funding, according to the company. The funding came from the Portland Seed Fund. The company, led by Kati Radizwon, lets students rent their online textbooks on a week-by-week basis....

 
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Nordstrom Focuses On Online, Digital Ads With Ad Campaign

Monday, February 8, 2016

Seattle-based Nordstrom said today that it has launched a new, national brand campaign, including a major push online, digital, and social channels....

 
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Ecova Backs Trove For Predictive Energy Management

Monday, February 8, 2016

Spokane, Washington-based energy and sustainability management service provider Ecova said this morning that it has made an investment in TROVE, a developer of predictive data analysis software for the energy and utility market. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed....

 
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Amperity Finds $9M For Marketing Apps

Friday, February 5, 2016

Seattle-based Amperity announced Friday that it has raised $9M in a Series A funding, which will go towards development of what it says is a "data-first" application for marketing....

 
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Redfin Expands To Kansas City

Friday, February 5, 2016

Seattle-based Redfin the online real estate brokerage, has once again expanded its footprint, saying Thursday that it has extended its services to Kansas City. The expansion is part of a national expansion that Redfin has been undergoing for the past year or so....

 
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Itron Looks To Spur Internal Innovation Efforts

Friday, February 5, 2016

Liberty Lake-based smart utility meter maker Itron is hoping to spur more innovation out of the company, with an effort announced this week called Itron Idea Labs....

 
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Trupanion Launches $17M Veterinary Software

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Seattle-based pet insurance provider Trupanion has rolled out some new web-based, veterinary software, which the company uses to receive, process, approve and disburse payments for claims, the company said this week....

 
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Amazon Echo Now Plays Spotify

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Amazon Echo, Amazon's in-home device which responds to users to help control their home and act much as a personal assistant, now can stream tracks from Spotify, Amazon said today. Amazon said that Spotify Premium subscribers in the U.S....

 
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Zillow Buys New York's Naked Apartments

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Seattle-based real estate site Zillow Group said Wednesday that it has acquired Naked Apartments, an online apartment rental site serving New York City. The acquisition was worth $13M in cash. The company said it expects the deal to close in the next few weeks....

 
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Google Starts Testing Self Driving Cars In Kirkland

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Google has started testing its self-driving, Lexus RX450h SUVs in North Kirkland, the company said today, as part of an extension of testing for its technology....

 
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Amazon Planning 400 Bricks-and-Mortars Stores?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A report on Tuesday said that Amazon.com is looking at opening up 300 to 400, bricks and mortar bookstores--although the company refused to comment on the news. The reports came from a comment from General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani, a major operator of mails nationwide....

 
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Microsoft Buys SwiftKey

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Redmond-based Microsoft has acquired predictive typing software developer SwiftKey, in a deal that is reportedly worth around $250M. SwiftKey, which is based in London, develops software that uses artificial intelligence to predict what a user is looking to type, in multiple languages....

 
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Vulcan Backs Avalanche Technologies For NVRAM

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Seattle-based venture investor Vulcan Capital has put its backing behind non-volatile memory maker Avalanche Technology, in a $23M funding round. Avalanche--which is based in Silicon Valley--said that the funds came from Thomvest Ventures, Vulcan Capital, Rogers Venture Partners, and VTB Capital....

 
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Oricula Therapeutics Gets $2M NIH Grant For Hearing Drug

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Seattle-based Oricula Therapeutics, which is developing biopharmaceuticals meant to protect from hearing loss caused by exposure to certain antibiotics, has raised $2.06M via a Phase 2, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program grant....

 
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Moz Swizzles Subscription Plans For Moz Content

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Seattle-based search optimization software developer Moz said this morning that it has switched up subscription options for its new Moz Content tool, the software it launched in November....

 
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Redfin Targets Real Estate Journalists With Data Visualization Tool

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Seattle-based Redfin said today that it has launched a new tool, which helps journalists and others to create charts and download data from its database. Redfin said its new a href="http://redfin....

 
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Monday, February 1, 2016

ID Experts Finds $5M To Respond To Data Breaches

Monday, February 1, 2016

Portland-based ID Experts, a provider of services to those in the healthcare and medical industry to help in responding to data breaches, has raised $5M in additional Series A funding, the company said last week....

 
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Microsoft Testing Underwater Data Centers

Monday, February 1, 2016


Microsoft has unveiled details on a project to deploy data centers underwater, in a bid to reduce one of the biggest energy costs in data centers -- air conditioning....

 
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Tektronix Rolls Out First New Logo In 24 Years

Monday, February 1, 2016

Beaverton, Oregon-based test equipment manufacturer Tektronix said this morning that it has rolled out its first new logo in more than two decades, which it says is the "most significant change" in its visual identity in 24 years....

 
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Seattle-Tacoma Among Top Markets For Venture Capital

Friday, January 29, 2016

A new study, released by the National Venture Capital Association, has tallied up funding in 2015 and found that the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area is now number six in the nation in terms of venture investments. The study, which broke down investments by the U.S....

 
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thePlatform Wins NBCUniversal's Seeso

Friday, January 29, 2016

Seattle-based video publishing tools provider thePlatform reported this week that it has signed NBCUNiversal's new Seeso online streaming comedy channel, and is helping Seeso deliver on-demand and live streaming to the new channel. Financial details of the win were not announced....

 
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