Friday, August 26, 2016

Boeing Wants To Fight Fires With (Military) Firepower

Friday, August 26, 2016

Is the use of artillery the future of fighting wildfires? A recent patent, issued to Boeing, suggests that fire fighters might want to look at using military, field howitzers to put out fires--using specially designed artillery shells, designed to release fire suppressant when launched....

 
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Apptio Files For IPO

Friday, August 26, 2016

Bellevue-based Apptio, the developer of IT and business management software led by Sunny Gupta, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raised $75.0M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The company has applied to list as APTI. The IPO is being underwritten by Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P....

 
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Amazon Expands In Texas

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Seattle-based Amazon.com announced late Thursday afternoon that it is expanding again in Texas, and will open up yet another fulfillment center in the state....

 
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Lighter Capital Launches $25M Fund Aimed At Salesforce Developers

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Seattle-based revenue-based funding provider Lighter Capital anounced today that it has launched a new, $25 million fund, specifically to fund companies building software on the Salesforce AppExchange platform....

 
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Auth0 Gets $15M In Series B

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bellevue-based identity management software developer Auth0 says it has raised $15M in a Series B funding, according to the company. The funding was led by Trinity Ventures, and also included Bessemer Venture Partners, K9 Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank....

 
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Amazon.com Launches Vehicle Research Site

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Seattle-based Amazon.com has launched a new, online car research site called Amazon Vehicles, which lets users search for specifications, reviews, images, videos, and more about both new and used cars. Amazon....

 
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Nike Updates Nike+ Run Club With Coaching Features

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Beaverton, Oregon-based Nike said this week that it has updated its Nike+ Run Club app, to include a new, adaptive coaching feature....

 
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Polly.ai Finds $1.2M For Poll Bots

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Seattle-based Polly.ai, a developer of software "bots" which work within Slack to help with constant polling of teams on how things are going with projects, has raised $1.2M in a seed funding, the company said today. Polly....

 
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Panopto Raises $42.8M For Video Software

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Seattle-based Panopto, which develops a cloud-based, video training platform aimed at the enterprise, has raised $42.8M in new funding, the company disclosed today. The funding came from Sterling Partners, and also included a senior credit facility from Square 1 Bank. Panopto is led by Eric Burns....

 
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Microsoft Raises Eyebrows With Xbox Onesie

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

In what might be Microsoft's quirkiest product yet, Microsoft has rolled out what it calls the Xbox Onesie, a one piece garment aimed at super die hard Xbox One fans....

 
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RADAR Gets $6.2M For Incident Response Management Startup

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Portland-based RADAR, a spinout of ID Experts, said today that it has launched as an independent company, and raised $6.2M in a Series A funding....

 
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Tableau Taps AWS Exec As New CEO

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Seattle-based Tableau Sofwtare said Monday that it has named former Amazon Web Services executive Adam Selipsky as its new CEO. Current CEO and co-founder Christian Chabot shifts entirely to the board....

 
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Monday, August 22, 2016

TouchTime Takes On Time Management

Monday, August 22, 2016

Ever wonder what you are wasting...er... spending your time all day doing? A new, Seattle-based startup, TouchTime, has just launched a new mobile app, which lets you capture a detailed picture of your day, and figure out exactly how long you have been doing what tasks....

 
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Rover.com Hits $100M Run Rate

Monday, August 22, 2016

Seattle-based Rover.com, the online pet sitting and dog walking marketplace, says it has surpassed a $100M run rate, as it launches a new real-time feature to track pets for pet owners....

 
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Microsoft Buys Genee

Monday, August 22, 2016

Microsoft announced this morning that it has acquired Genee, a developer of artificial intelligence-powered scheduling software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed....

 
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Report: Silicon Forest A Growing Hub For Startups

Friday, August 19, 2016

Oregon--and in particular, Portland--is becoming a growing hub for startups, according to an article in Informationweek this morning--with an increasing amount of venture investment, startup incuabtors, and other local activity. Photo of Portland courtesy Roger @ Flickr....

 
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Amazon Backs ecobee For Smart Thermostats

Friday, August 19, 2016

Amazon has made its biggest investment so far out of the Amazon Alexa Fund, to smart thermostat maker ecobee, the two said late Thursday afternoon. ecobee, which is based in Toronto, said it raised $35M in a funding, which came from the Amazon Alexa Fund, Thomvest and Relay Ventures....

 
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Eddie Bauer Hit By Major Malware Breach

Friday, August 19, 2016

Bellevue-based retailer Eddie Bauer said late Thursday afternoon that it has been hit by a major malware intrusion, which enabled unauthorized parties to gain access to payment card information at its bricks and mortar stores....

 
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

T-Mobile Drops Data Plans, Offers Up Unlimited Data

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bellevue-based T-Mobile said on Thursday that it is scrapping all of its data plans, and will offer up all of its customers unlimited data. T-Mobile said its new T-Mobile One plan will be available to all of its users in the U.S....

 
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Coding Dojo, Microsoft Team On .NET Class

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bellevue-based coding bootcamp operator Coding Dojo says it has launched a new training program, focused on Microsoft's .NET platform, which it has created in conjunction with Microsoft. According to Coding Dojo, it has expanded its roster of trianing program with an ASP....

 
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ID Experts Raises $27.5M

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Portland-based ID Experts, which provides cyber breach and identity protection services and software, has raised $27.5M in a funding round. The funding was led by Peloton Equity, and also included Trident Capital Cybersecurity, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and the Sandbox Advantage Fund....

 
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Expedia Launches New Experimental Labs Site

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Bellevue-based Expedia.com said on Wednesday that it has launched a new website, called Expedia Labs, where it will showcase experimental technology and travel concepts built through the company and its partners....

 
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Moz Slashes Staff, Refocuses On Search Tools

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Seattle-based Moz said today that it is refocusing on the search area, and has cut 28 percent of the company. According to the company, it will now focus on rank tracking, keyword research, local listings, duplicate management, on-page, crawl, and links....

 
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Amazon's Twitch Buys Curse

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Twitch, the online game streaming site that was acquired by Amazon in 2014, announced yesterday that it is acquiring Curse, a developer of content for gamers. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Curse is based in San Francisco....

 
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Dexter + Chaney Promotes Two Execs

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Seattle-based Dexter + Chaney has promoted two executives, according to the company today. Dexter + Chaney said it has promoted Scott Rosenbloom to Vice President-Strategy, and Curt Westberg to Vice President-Customer. Both will report to President and CEO Norbert Orth....

 
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Amazon Gets Exclusive On Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Series

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fans of Tom Clancy and his character Jack Ryan will be happy to hear that Amazon has scored the exclusive to a new series, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, which will feature a one-hour, 10 series long drama on Amazon Prime Video....

 
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Report: Google Fiber Halts Efforts In Portland

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A report says that Google Fiber has halted its buildout in Portland, as Google's parent company, Alphabet, considers a shift instead to wireless networking....

 
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Monday, August 15, 2016

Microsoft Launches Cloud Incubator In Shanghai

Monday, August 15, 2016

Microsoft is opening up a new, high tech incubator in Shanghai, according to Microsoft China and the Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, along with Sensoro....

 
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Amazon Opens Pickup Center At University of Illinois at Chicago

Monday, August 15, 2016

Seattle-based Amazon said this morning that it is expanding the number of same day, pickup centers at universities, with a new location at the University of Illinois at Chicago....

 
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NetMotion Wireless Sold To The Carlyle Group

Monday, August 15, 2016

Seattle-based NetMotion Wireless, the developer of mobile security software, has been sold to private equity investor The Carlyle Group. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed....

 
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Friday, August 12, 2016

Amazon Rolls Out Real Time, Streaming Analytics Service

Friday, August 12, 2016

Seattle-based Amazon Web Services has rolle dout a brand new, cloud service, aimed at letting business analysis see a continuous stream of analytics on their data. According to Amazon....

 
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UpGuard, With Offices In Portland, Raises $17M

Friday, August 12, 2016

UpGuard, a developer of continuous, cyber risk monitoring software which has offices in Portland, says it has raised $17M in a Series B funding. Theround led by Pelion Venture Partners and Square Peg Capital, and also included Australian insurer IAG....

 
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Seattle Beats Silicon Valley In Best Tech Salaries, Says Report

Friday, August 12, 2016

A new report, issued by Indeed.com, says that Seattle beats Silicon Valley in terms of the the top cities for technology jobs -- after adjusting for the incredibly high rents in Silicon Valley....

 
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Accolade Scores $70M For Healthcare Concierge Service

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Seattle-based Accolade, a provider of on-demand, healthcare concierge services which helps employees navigate the health care system, has raised $70M in a Series E funding, the company announced Thursday afternoon....

 
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Zenoti Gets $15M For Spa, Salon Software

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Mercer Island-based Zenoti, a developer of cloud-based software used to manage spas and salons, has raised $15M in a Series B funding. The funding was led by Norwest Venture Partners, and also included Accel Partners....

 
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