Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Naurtech Acquired By LANDESK

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Issaquah, Washington-based software developer Naurtech, which develops software to connect Windows CE devices to enterprise applications like SAP, has been acquired by LANDESK, the two said this morning. Financial detail of the buy were not disclosed....

 
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SpaceCurve Taps Former Qpass Founder Franklin For Board

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Seattle-based SpaceCurve, the developer of data software used for sorting through vast amounts of location and spatial data, said Monday that it has named Chase Franklin to its board of directors....

 
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Startup Takes Aim At Concur Customers

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

There's one startup sure cheering the recent acquisition of Concur by SAP: Expensify....

 
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Itron Courts Detroit

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Liberty Lake, Washington-based smart meter maker Itron said this morning that it is working with DTE Energy to demonstrate a number of of its technology for smart cities....

 
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Cray Wins $26M Contract

Monday, September 29, 2014

Seattle-based supercomputer firm Cray reports this morning that it has won a $26M Department of Defense contract, part of a high performance computing contract for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)....

 
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Redfin: Seattle, Portland Tops For Coffee Snobs

Monday, September 29, 2014

Seattle-based Redfin says that Seattle and Portland are tops when it comes to "coffee snobs", with more independent coffee shops per capita than any other two cities....

 
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Cozy Courts Landlords, Renters With Free Service

Friday, September 26, 2014

Portland-based Cozy, the developer of an online service to make it easier for landlords and renters to deal with collecting and paying rent, is hoping to attract more landlords to the service by making the service completely free....

 
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TigerLogic Names Chairman

Friday, September 26, 2014

Portland-based TigerLogic, a developer of mobile, app development, and social media products and services, has named Philip D. Barrett as its Chairman. The company said that Barrett replaces Richard W. Koe, who will remain on the company's board....

 
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Tripwire Ties With Compliance Firm SigmaFlow

Friday, September 26, 2014

Portland-based threat and security software developer TripWire said Thursday that it has inked a technology partnership with compliance software company SigmaFlow. Financial details of the deal were not announced....

 
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Context Relevant Gets $13.5M

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Seattle-based Context Relevant announced Thursday that it has raised $13.5M in a Series B-1 funding round, for the company's data science and analytics applications. The funding came from Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Formation 8, New York Life, and Bloomberg Beta....

 
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NBA Clippers' Ballmer: No More iPads

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New LA Clippers basketball team owner Steve Ballmer is bringing in a little bit of Microsoft to the sports team, telling Reuters yesterday that he's ditching the use of Apple's iPads, in favor of products from Microsoft....

 
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POW Finds $2.5M For Snowboarding Gloves, Apparel

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Seattle-based POW, which makes gloves for snowboarders, said Wednesday that it has raised $2.5M in a venture funding round. The funding came from Columbia Pacific Advisors. POW has been around since 2002, and is behind the brands POW Gloves, Holden Outerwear and Spacecraft....

 
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Apptentive Raises $5.3M

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Seattle-based Apptentive, a developer of mobile customer feedback tools, said late Wednesday that it has raised $5.3M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from SurveyMonkey and Origin Ventures, along with Founders Co-op and Golden Venture Partners....

 
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Code Fellows Expands To Portland

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Seattle-based Code Fellows, the software development training and education company led by Kristin Smith, said today that it has expanded its operations into Portland, which it says is one of the nation's fastest growing tech communities....

 
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Ecova Targets Driving Fleets

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Spokane, Washington-based energy and sustainability management firm Ecova has expanded its products to the fleet and fuel management area today, with a new offering for managing fuel costs....

 
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Pro.com Gets $14M

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Seattle-based home project quote site Pro.com has raised $14M in a Series A funding, the company said this morning, to go towards the company's site for helping consumers figure out the costs of house improvement projects....

 
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bezos Gets Exit At Aviary

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has scored another investment win, with the acquisition of New York-based photo editing software developer Aviary....

 
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CrowdStreet Raises $800,000 For Crowdsourced Real Estate

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Portland-based CrowdStreet, a crowdfundings startup which has created a marketplace to connect investors with real estate deals, has raised $800,000 in a seed funding, the company said this morning....

 
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Perfect Bake Connects Baking, Your Smartphone

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Is there anything you can't connect now to your smartphone? The latest thing to be connected to your smartphone is your kitchen scale, thanks to Vancouver, Washington-based Pure Imagination....

 
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Outerwall Aims At E-Waste

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bellevue-based Outerwall says it is ramping up its efforts to collect e-waste via its ecoATM recycling kiosks, saying that it expects to collect at least two million pounds of mobile phones, tablets, and other devices and accessories through those kiosks over the next three years....

 
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Apptio Bolsters Exec Team

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bellevue-based Apptio has named two new executives, to bolster the company's team. The developer of cloud-based IT management software said it has added Tom Casey, VP of Platform and Infrastructure, and John Morrow, SVP, General Counsel and Secretary....

 
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Intellicheck Mobilisa Sets New CEO As Founder Ludlow Steps Back

Monday, September 22, 2014

Port Townsend, Washington-based identification technology and security products developer Intellicheck Mobilisa said today that it has named William H. Roof, Ph.D., as its new President and CEO. Roof is Intellicheck Mobilisa's Chief Operating Officer....

 
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Itron Ties On Water Pressure Management

Monday, September 22, 2014

Liberty Lake, Washington-based smart meter manufacturer Itron is expanding the breadth of its product line, saying today that it has tied with UK-based i2O Water to add pressure management products to its lineup. i2O develops products used by utilities to monitor the water pressure in their systems....

 
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Concur Acquired By SAP For $8.3 Billion

Friday, September 19, 2014

Seattle-based travel and expense management software developer Concur has agreed to be acquired by SAP, the two announced late Thursday, in a deal worth approximately $8.3 billion....

 
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Amazon Web Services Targets Bay Area Developers With Pop-Up Shop

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Taking a clue from the popularity of "pop up" retail boutique stores, Amazon Web Services said today that it is re-opening a "pop up loft" to help startups learn more about its cloud services in San Francisco....

 
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Motiga Names VP

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bellevue-based online game studio Motiga said today that it has named David Reid as the company's new Senior Vice President, Publishing....

 
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Microsoft Chops 2100 As Axe Falls Again In Redmond

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Redmond-based Microsoft is cutting a total of 2,100 employees and shutting Microsoft Research's Silicon Valley labs, as the latest round of cuts announced in July ripples through the computer software giant....

 
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Porch Funding Reaches $33M

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Seattle-based Porch, the online site which lets users take a peek at their neighbor's home improvement projects, said today that it has now raised $33M in funding--including a big, $27.6M funding Series A funding earlier this year....

 
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MyAutoCloud Names VP

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bellevue-based eOnWard, which develops MyAutoCloud, a software product aimed at helping auto dealerships and service center interact with customers, said today that it has named Tom Kain as the company's Vice President of Strategic Partnerships....

 
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Auth0 Raises $2.4M

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Seattle-based Auth0, a developer of APIs and software for helping manage app authentication and authorization, has raised $2.4M in a funding round. The funding came from Bessemer Venture Partners, and also included K9 Ventures, Portland Seed Fund and NXTP Labs....

 
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cray Wins $13M Contract In Sweden

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Seattle-based Cray said today that it has won a $13M contract in Sweden, with the PDC Center for High Performance Computing at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. According to Cray, the deal covers the installation of a next-generation, Cray XC supercomputer....

 
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PECI Acquired By CLEAResult

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Portland, Oregon-based PECI, which manages energy efficiency programs for utility providers, governments, and other clients, has been acquired by fellow energy efficiency operator CLEAResult. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed....

 
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Bezos' Blue Origin Set To Help Deliver Astronauts To Space

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Blue Origin, the space rocket startup backed by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, is set to help deliver astronauts to space, in a deal with Boeing, according to reports. Details on Blue Origin's role have not yet been announced....

 
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Jama Software Names CFO

Monday, September 15, 2014

Portland-based cloud collaboration software developer Jama Software has named Barry Allen as its new CFO, the company said last week. Allen joins the company from Corbis, where he was President and Chief Operating Officer; he also served at Market Leader, Move....

 
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Glympse Launches New Map Tool

Monday, September 15, 2014

Seattle-based Glympse, the developer of location sharing technology which is backed by Menlo Ventures, Ignition Partners, Verizon Ventures, Naya Ventures and UMC Capital, says it has rolled out a new tool to share a dynamic map of a Glympse user's present whereabouts, on any app....

 
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