Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Zulily Loses CFO

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Seattle-based Zulily has lost its CFO, to a publicly held developer of talent management software. According to Santa Monica, California-based Cornerstone OnDemand, it has hired on Zulily CFO Brian L. Swartz as its new CFO, replacing CFO and co-founder Perry Wallack....

 
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Donuts Invests In GeoFrenzy

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bellevue-based Donuts, the domain name registration and domain extension operator, has made a strategic investment in GeoFrenzy, a company developing infrastructure for defining and managing geofences. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. GeoFrenzy is based in Tiburon, California....

 
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Itron Gets Win Close To Home, With Avista

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Liberty Lake, Washington-based smart meter maker Itron announced a customer win this afternoon, very close to home--with Avista, which provides energy services, electricity, and natural gas in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, and parts of southern and eastern Oregon....

 
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Microsoft Acquires Solair To Connect Espresso Machines, More, To IoT

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Microsoft announced this morning that it has acquired Solair, an Italian company developing Internet-of-Things software. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced....

 
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Marchex Names VPs

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Seattle-based mobile advertising analytics software developer Marchex has named two new VPs, saying that it has named Anna Forbes as Managing Director, United Kingdom, and John Carman as Vice President of Enterprise Sales. Forbes was most recently at AppNexus, and also served at Brainient....

 
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Cloak Acquired By StackPath

Monday, May 2, 2016

Seattle-based Cloak, a startup developing virtual private networking apps to help iOS and Mac users to log into their computers securely when away from their desk, has been acquired by Texas-based security startup StackPath. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced....

 
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Insitu Aims At Commercial Customers

Monday, May 2, 2016

Bingen, Washington-based unmanned vehicle maker Insitu--best known for its ScanEagle military drone--said it has launched a new, commercial business unit, which will focused on the emerging unmanned commercial aerial data collection market....

 
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Vertafore Acquired By Bain Capital, Vista Equity

Monday, May 2, 2016

Bothell, Washington-based Vertafore, a developer of software for the insurance industry, said this morning that Bain Capital Private Equity and Vista Equity Partners are in a deal to acquire the company from TPG Capital. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced....

 
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National Girls Collaborative Project Wins Google Rise Award

Monday, May 2, 2016

The National Girls Collaborative Project, which is based in Seattle, has been selected for the presitigous 2016 Google RISE Awards, for its efforts to encourage girls to pursue STEM careers. The nonprofit is one of only 28 organizations worldwide--and only 13 in North America--to receive the award....

 
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Zillow's Retsly Opens Up API

Friday, April 29, 2016

Restly, the provider of real estate multiple listing services (MLS) data processing software, said Thursday that it has opened up a new API-- "Restly Connect"--which will let third party developers connect into MLS data....

 
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SureID Expands Marine Corps Footprint

Friday, April 29, 2016

Hillsboro, Oregon-based SureID, a provider of identity management and screening technology, says that it is nearing the completion of installation of its systems at all of the 24, Marine Corps installations in the continental United States and Hawaii....

 
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BlackSky Partners With United Nations Agency

Friday, April 29, 2016

Seattle-based satellite imaging provider BlackSky, which is deploying a commercial, satellite imagery network which it expects to start launching by 2017, said it has signed up the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) as a partner to the company....

 
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Caradigm Names Singh As CEO, As Founder Leaves

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bellevue-based population health management software company Caradigm, a developer of enterprise population health management software, said it has named Neal Singh--the company's current Chief Technology Officer--as CEO of the company....

 
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Amazon.com Powers Sales To $29.1 Billion In Q1

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Amazon.com has powered its way to an astounding, record $29.1 billion in sales during Q1, in a quarter where it grew sales by 28 percent, the company said today as part of its quarterly earnings release. Amazon.com had $22.7 billion in sales in the first quarter of 2015....

 
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hiya Spins Out Of Whitepages

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Seattle-based Hiya has spun out of Whitepages, to offer up enhanced caller ID to mobile users. According to the new company--which previously was Whitepages Caller ID--it will help provide smartphone users with information on the source of both callers and textx....

 
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RealSelf Names VP

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Seattle-based RealSelf, an online site providing reviews and information about cosmetic surgery and other procedures, said Wednesday that it has named Lauren Sato as Vice President of People. Sato was most recently Chief Operating Officer at Canopy, and also served at Year Up....

 
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Starbucks Rolls Out Its Own Emoji Keyboard

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Seattle-based Starbucks--apparently tired of all the boring simple coffee cup emoji--has rolled out its own emoji keyboard app, which lets you send out a very complex set of coffee emojis to others....

 
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Amazon Prime Now Expands Restaurant Delivery To San Francisco

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Amazon.com has entered into the fray in San Francisco for restaurant delivery, saying Tuesday morning that it has begun offering up one hour, food delivery from local restaurants in the city. Amazon....

 
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Onboard Dynamics Gets $3M For CNG Refueling Technology

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bend, Oregon-based Onboard Dynamics, a developer of technology which converts natural gas into compressed national gas (CNG) for vehicles, has raised $3M in funding, the company said today. The funding came from the U.S....

 
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Remitly Finds $38.5M More

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Seattle-based Remitly, which operates an online, money remittance service, has raised $38.5M in a Series C funding, the company said this morning. The funding was led by Stripes Group, and also included Vulcan Capital, along with DFJ, DN Capital, Bezos Expeditions and Trilogy Equity Partners....

 
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Nacho Cove Rolls Out New Chat Support

Monday, April 25, 2016

Portland-based email software developer Nacho Cove, which develops email client software, said it has rolled out a new feature to its Nacho Email product, called Work-Chat....

 
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AbSci Finds $5.1M

Monday, April 25, 2016

Portland-based AbSci, a developer of a protein expression platform for use in biopharmaceuticals manufacturing, has raised $5.1M in a Series A funding, the company said today. The funding came from Phoenix Venture Partners (PVP)....

 
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Zumobi Names New Sales VP

Monday, April 25, 2016

Seattle-based content marketing software developer Zumobi said this morning that it has named John McCormick as the company's new Vice President of East Coast Sales. McCormick, a veteran of The New Yorker and Conde Nast, will be based in New York City....

 
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Friday, April 22, 2016

Sirqul Finds $3M More In Series A

Friday, April 22, 2016

Seattle-based Sirqul, which develops software to help connect Internet-of-Things via an extensive set of APIs, said this week that it has raised $3M more in additional, Series A funding. The funding came from Miteno USA Inc. The company says it has now raised $9M in the Series A funding....

 
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Human Gets $5M For Stealthy Audio Technology

Friday, April 22, 2016

Seattle-based Human, a stealth-mode, audio technology company led by Ben Willis, said this week that it has raised $5M in a seed funding round. The funding came from Fred Warren (formerly of Brentwood Associates), Kurt Beecher Dammeier (Sugar Mountain Capital), and Daniel Darling (Darling Ventures)....

 
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PayScale Acquires MarketPay

Friday, April 22, 2016

Seattle-based PayScale, which helps companies manage their compensation plans and pay practices, has merged with MarketPlay, a provider of technology for managing multiple sources of compensation survey data. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced....

 
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Amazon Updates Fire With More Colors, Storage

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Seattle-based Amazon has updated its Fire tablet, with a trio of new colors, and additional storage. Amazon rolled out new magenta, blue, and tangerine colored Fire tablets, and options for either 8Gb or 16Gb of memory....

 
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Wave Expands Gigabit Fiber Reach In Portland

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Kirkland, Washington-based broadband services provider Wave said today that it is expanding its gigabit speed, Wave G fiber network service in Portland, in an extension to a number of apartment complexes throughout the city....

 
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Amazon Plans New Fulfillment Center In Texas

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Amazon.com is continuing its build out of its fulfillment centers, where it picks, packs, and ships products to consumers, with a new center in Texas....

 
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Code Fellows Dips Toes Into New York Market

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Seattle-based coding and software training school Code Fellows is dipping a toe into the New York market, with its first program in the state. According to Code Fellows, it is planning a one-day, software career workshop in June, its first foray into New York....

 
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G5 Gets Stamp Of Approval From Google AdWords Program

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bend, Oregon-based digital marketing company G5, which provides marketing for real estate companies, said this morning that it has become a Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner, meaning that it wlil be recommended to small businesses for its services....

 
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Marchex Sets Chief Product Officer

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Seattle-based digital marketing analytics and call tracking provider Marchex has named a new executive today, saying it has named Ziad Ismail as its new Chief Product Officer....

 
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Biomatics Capital Partners Seeks $150M For New Seattle Venture Fund

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A new, Seattle-based venture capital investment firm, Biomatics Capital Partners, has launched an effort to raise $150M in funding from limited partners, according to a regulatory filing from the company....

 
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Amazon Web Services Targets Security Assessment, Compliance

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Seattle-based Amazon Web Services, the web services arm of Amazon.com, has begun rolling out its automated security assessment service, Amazon Inspector, to all of its EC2 customers, the company said today....

 
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Vadium Acquisition By AlphaCipher Closes

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Seattle-based AlphaCipher Acquisition Corporation, the company which is acquiring the assets of Vadium out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy, said late Monday that it has closed its acquisition of the technology and related assets of Vadium....

 
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