Wednesday, July 27, 2016

LinkedIn Buys PointDrive

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Microsoft will be getting another company in its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn--a small company called PointDrive--as LinkedIn continues its acquisitions even as it waits for the close of its big acquisition by Microsoft....

 
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Cambia Health Solutions Backs Healthcare Marketplace Startup

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Portland-based healthcare provider Cambia Health Solutions has made an investment in, MDsave, a startup offering up a marketplace for healthcare services, the company said this morning. Financial terms of the strategic investment were not disclosed....

 
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Atigeo Acquires IP From ClearSight

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bellevue-based Atigeo, the big data analytics software developer led by Michael Sandoval, said today that it has acquired technology from ClearSight Systems, to bolster its technology assets. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed....

 
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Kimera Systems Gets Funding For Artificial Intelligence Software

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Portland-based Kimera Systems, a developer of artificial intelligence software for the connected device market, said today that it has received a round of angel funding. Size of the funding round was not announced. Investors in the round include Pacific Alpine Investment Group....

 
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Just Biotherapeutics Raises $14M

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Seattle-based Just Biotherapeutics has raised $14M in a Series A2 round, according to the company. The developer of protein therapeutics technology said the funding came from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Merck, Lilly Asia Ventures, and ARCH Venture Partners....

 
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Vulcan Capital Backs Organic Meal Kit Startup In Series B

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital has re-upped its investment in organic meal kit delivery startup Sun Basket, as part of a $15M Series B funding for the company....

 
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Amazon Ties With The UK On Drone Delivery Research

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Amazon and the UK Government said late Monday that the two are in a partnership, which will allow Amazon to trial the use of drones for delivery of packages in the country....

 
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Apptio Names Execs

Monday, July 25, 2016

Seattle-based Apptio, the developer of cloud-based, business management software led by Sunny Gupta, has named two new executives this morning. Apptio said it has named Barbara Gordon as Chief Customer Officer, and promoted Larry Blasko to Chief Revenue Officer....

 
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Outerwall To Be Acquired By Apollo Management

Monday, July 25, 2016

Bellevue-based Outerwall, the parent company of Redbox and Coinstar, said this morning that has reached a deal to be acquired by private equity investor Apollo Global Management. The deal is worth approximately $1.6 billion. The two said that Apollo will pay $52.00 per share in cash for Outerwall....

 
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Cloak Acquired By StackPath

Monday, July 25, 2016

Seattle-based Cloak, a developer of secure virtual private network (VPN) apps for iOS, has been acquired by a new security-as-a-service startup, StackPath. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced....

 
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Silicon Valley VC Loses Life On Oregon's Rogue River

Friday, July 22, 2016

A Silicon Valley venture capitalists--vacationing in Oregon--has died as a result of a kayaking accident, the VC's family and firm said today. Mark R....

 
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F5 Names Marketing Head

Friday, July 22, 2016

Seattle-based network traffic shaping appliance maker F5 said late Thursday afternoon that it has named Ben Gibson as the company's new Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President....

 
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Amazon Opens Another Fulfillment Center In Texas

Friday, July 22, 2016

Amazon.com announced this morning that it is opening up yet another fulfillment center in the state of Texas, this time in Houston....

 
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Amazon.com Enters Student Loan Market: Discount For Amazon Prime Members

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Seattle-based Amazon.com said today that it has linked up with Wells Fargo Educational Financial Services, and will offer up student loans to its customers--including offering up discounted student loan interest rates for Amazon Prime Student members....

 
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NetMotion Wireless Expands In Japan

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Seattle-based NetMotion Wireless, which develops mobile performance management tools, has expanded into Japan, and named a new head of its efforts in that country....

 
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Impinj Sees Bump In IPO

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Seattle-based Impinj, a developer of RFID chips and products, had its IPO this morning, seeling 4,800,000 shares of its common stock at $14.00 per share last night, and trading up around 23 percent in morning trading at around $17.27. The company now trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market as PI....

 
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

TableSafe Gets PCI Certification

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Kirkland, Washington-based restaurant payment platform developer TableSafe announced today that its RAIL 2 payment system has achieved PCI PTS certification, the credit card industry's security, data integrity, and privacy protection standard....

 
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos An Alien In Star Trek Film

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has landed a roled in the new Star Trek Film, Starfleet Official, according to reports, playing an alien as part of the new film. Bezos is listed as part of the cast on Amazon's IMDB as a "Starfleet official" in the yet-to-be-released film....

 
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Cray, Deloitte Link On Cyber Threat Analytics

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Seattle-based supercomputer maker Cray, and advisory firm Deloitte Advisory said this morning that the two have linked together to launched a new, high speed supercomputing threat analytics service called Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics....

 
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Dexter + Chaney Links With CRM Tool Developer TopBuilder

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Seattle-based Dexter + Chaney, the developer of cloud-based, ERP software for the construction industry, said today that it entered into a technology partnership with CRM software developer TopBuilder Solutions. Financial details of the partnership were not announced....

 
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Algorithmia Gets Strategic Investment From In-Q-Tel

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Seattle-based Algorithmia, which operates an online, cloud marketplace for algorithms, has secured an investment from In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the U.S. government tied to the intelligence community and the CIA and other intelligence agencies. Size of the investment was not announced....

 
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BitTitan Raises $15,000 For Doctors Without Borders

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Kirkland-based BitTitan, the cloud and managed services company that recently raised $15M in funding, reported this morning that it has donated $15,000 to Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), as the result of a charity campaign that it ran during a recently Microsoft conference....

 
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Monday, July 18, 2016

T-Mobile To Give Away Free Pokemon GO Data For A Year

Monday, July 18, 2016

Bellevue-based mobile carrier T-Mobile is jumping on the Pokemon GO craze, saying that it will give away free, unlimited data for playing the popular game on Tuesday--if its subscribers download its "T-Mobile Tuesday" app....

 
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Itron Settles Patent Lawsuit

Monday, July 18, 2016

Liberty Lake-based smart utility meter maker Itron said late Friday afternoon, that it has agreed to settle a patent litigation suit brought against the company, and some of its customers, by TransData. Financial details of that settlement were not disclosed....

 
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Boeing, Microsoft Team To Move Aviation Analytics Tools To Azure

Monday, July 18, 2016

Boeing and Microsoft said today that the two are in an agreement to work together on analytics tools for the commercial aviation market....

 
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Friday, July 15, 2016

Amplero Gets $8M

Friday, July 15, 2016

Seattle-based Amplero, a developer of marketing tools to help gauge a customer's lifetime value, such as in the case of acquiring wireless customers, has raised $8M in a Series A funding....

 
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Amazon Buys Cloud9

Friday, July 15, 2016

Amazon has acquired Cloud9, a developer of cloud-based, software development environments used for managing multiple developers, Cloud9 said on Thursday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Cloud9 becomes part of Amazon Web Services....

 
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Report: Boeing Bans Pokemon Go After Near Injury, Distraction

Friday, July 15, 2016

In what is probably an unsurprising move for a corporation, Boeing--the largest private employer in Washington State--has reportedly banned playing Pokemon Go at the company, after a worker was almost injured while being distracted by the game....

 
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Nintendo Launching Mini, Retro NES Gaming System

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wandering around the bushes playing Pokemon Go not for you? Do you wish for those days playing your Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in your parents basement? Well, Nintendo has the system for you....

 
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Wave Expands With New Headquarters In Kirkland

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Kirkland-based Wave said today that has signed a lease for a new development in Kirkland, which will more than double its current space....

 
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OutBack Power Ties With HiQ Solar To Address Commercial Market

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Arlington, Washington-based solar inverter developer OutBack Power Technologies says it has linked up with HiQ Solar, a developer of 3-phase power conversion products, for commercial and industrial solar applications....

 
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

ShareGrid Captures $1M For Film, Photo Equipment Marketplace

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Seattle-based ShareGrid, which operates an online, peer-to-peer marketplace which allows users to rent out their idle film and photo equipment, has raised $1M in a funding round, the company said today. The seed funding came from MHS Capital and Archer Gray....

 
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Pokemon Go Now On More Phones Than Twitter, Says Report

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The huge release of the game Pokemon Go by Nintendo--which has its U.S. headquarters in Seattle--is so big, that the game title now has more users than Twitter....

 
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Shyft Scores $1.5M

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Seattle-based Shyft Technologies, a startup developing a shift-swapping, mobile app to help hourly workers swap shifts, has raised $1.5M in a seed funding, the company said this morning. The funding came from Madrona Venture Group, Heather Redman, Russell Okung, Edgar Martinez, and T.A. McCann....

 
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Amazon: Prime Day Biggest Ever

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Amazon said this morning that its Amazon Prime Day, held Tuesday, was its biggest ever for selling Amazon devices. The company--which did not details exact volumes--said that it set records for each Amazon device category, including Fire TV, Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers and Alexa-enabled devices....

 
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