Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Amazon Begins Shipping New Kindle Voyage

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Seattle-based Amazon.com said today that it has begun shipping the Kindle Voyage, the company's new, thin Kindle reader. The company said the device costs $199....

 
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Acumatica Raises $13.3M

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Seattle-based business software developer Acumatica said today that it has raised $13.3M in a new funding round, from MYOB, Runa Capital, Almaz Capital, and Visma. MYOB, which is an Australian software maker, takes a seat on Acumatica's board of directors....

 
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Outback Power Ties With Sunrun On Renewable Energy Effort

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Arlington, Washington-based solar battery and inverter provider OutBack Power and residential solar financing and installation provider Sunrun said this morning that the two are in a pilot, renewable energy storage program, which will help Sunrun customers go "off the grid"....

 
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Monday, October 20, 2014

G5 Updates Software

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bend, Oregon-based G5, which develops software for the senior living community, said it has released a new version of its Digital Experience Management (DXM) software. The company said the updated product includes feature like responsive design, search optimization, mobile optimization, and more....

 
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Intellicheck Mobilisa Renews Credit Line

Monday, October 20, 2014

Port Townsend, Washington-based identity technology developer Intellicheck Mobilisa said today that it has renewed a $2M, line of credit from technology banking firm Silicon Valley Bank. Terms of the new credit line were not announced....

 
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Engineers' Kickstarter Project Racks Up $230K For Cold Beer

Monday, October 20, 2014

Think it's hard to raise money for your startup? Well, apparently, you ought to be thinking about combining your passion for cold beer and startups, and Kickstarter....

 
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Zillow Adds New Broker

Monday, October 20, 2014

Seattle-based Zillow says it has signed on another real estate brokerage as part of its Zillow Pro services, saying Friday that it has added Lyon Real Estate, based in Sacramento, California. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed....

 
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Friday, October 17, 2014

PlayOn Launches Ad Skipping Tool

Friday, October 17, 2014

Seattle-based PlayOn, the developer of television streaming software, said Friday that it has launched new ad skipping software called AdSkipper....

 
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Starbucks Picks Portland For Mobile Ordering Launch

Friday, October 17, 2014

In a rush, and want to avoid that huge line at your local Starbucks? The retail chain said today that it will start letting customer in the Portland are order and pay for their orders ahead of time--skipping the line--before the end of the calendar year....

 
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Amazon Fresh Debuts In New York Today

Friday, October 17, 2014

Amazon.com is expanding its grocery delivery service, Amazon Fresh, into New York City today, the first time the grocery delivery service is available on the East Coast. Amazon.com is rolling out the service in the upscale neighborhood of Park Slope....

 
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cray Adds Big Data Analytics To Mix

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Seattle-based supercomputer maker Cray said today that it has added a new, big data analytics products to its mix of products, called the Cray Urika-XA system....

 
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Amazon Plans To Hire 80,000 Temps For Holidays

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Seattle-based online retailer Amazon.com said late Wednesday evening that it is planning to hire 80,000 seasonal positions across its fulfillment and sorting centers during the holiday season, as part of its efforts to meet customer demand....

 
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Redfin Expands In California

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Seattle-based Redfin said this morning that it is expanding its services in California, and has started offering up its home buying and selling services in Fresno, California....

 
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Blue Box Gains $10M More For OpenStack Cloud

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Seattle-based Blue Box, which provides OpenStack cloud hosting services, has raised $10M in a Series B funding round, according to the company. The funding was led by an un-named, strategic investor, and also included Voyager Capital and Founders Collective....

 
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EveryMove Aims At Employers With New Product

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Seattle-based EveryMove, the health and wellness startup led by Russell Benaroya, said today that it has launched a new program called EveryMove @Work, which is specifically aimed at employers....

 
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OneEnergy Renewables Finds $5M

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Seattle-based solar energy financing company OneEnergy Renewables has raised $5M in a Series B funding round, led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF), according to the company. The funding also included Seattle cleantech angel group Element 8....

 
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NAVEX Global Acquired By Vista Equity Partners

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lake Oswego, Oregon-based NAVEX Global, a developer of corporate ethics and compliance software, said this morning that it is being acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed....

 
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FlightCar Expands To Sea-Tac

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Peer to peer car sharing startup FlightCar said this morning that it has expanded into the Seattle area, and has started offering up its service at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)....

 
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2nd Watch Gets $10M

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Seattle-based 2nd Watch, which develops cloud migration services to enterprises, said today that it has raised $10M in additional venture funding. The funds came from Top Tier Capital Partners, along with Madrona Venture Group and Columbia Capital....

 
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Fanzo Finds $550K For Sports Fan App

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Seattle-based Fanzo, which develops a mobile app to help sports fan follow their favorite teams and leagues, said today that it has raised $550,000 in a seed funding round. The company said the new funds will go towards international expansion....

 
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Onvia Launches Upgrade

Monday, October 13, 2014

Seattle-based Onvia, which develops software for tracking the spending and contracting opportunities for business from government, has upgraded its flagship software, the company said today. The company said it released Onvia 7, which it described as a "major upgrade" to its core platform....

 
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Avvo Names CFO

Monday, October 13, 2014

Seattle-based online legal marketplace and directory Avvo said Friday that it has named Monica Williams as its new CFO. Williams was most recently at VP of Finance and Operations, as well as CFO at Allrecipes.com. She also has served at Getty Images....

 
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Donuts Hits One Million gTLD Registrations

Monday, October 13, 2014

Bellevue-based Donuts Inc., the generic top level domain (gTLD) registrar led by Paul Stahura, said this morning that it has just registered its one millionth Internet address. The company said the registration comes less than ten months into the opening of the new domains....

 
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Volometrix Lands $12M

Monday, October 13, 2014

Seattle-based Volometrix, a developer of employee benchmarking and analytics tools, said today that it has raised $12M in a funding round. The funding came from Split Rock Partners and Shasta Ventures. Split Rock's Jim Simons joins the company's boar....

 
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Amazon.com Planning Retail Store, Say Reports

Friday, October 10, 2014

Seattle-based Amazon.com--the antithesis of brick-and-mortar stores--is planning to open up a new, retail store in New York City, in a first for the company in its history, according to reports....

 
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Airbiquity Ties Into Slacker, Stitcher

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Seattle-based Airbiquity has expanded its streaming content menu options, saying this week that it has added content from two online streaming music services--Slacker Radio, and Stitcher--to its Choreo connect car services platform....

 
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Itron Rolls Out New Smart Grid Offering With Cisco

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Liberty Lake, Washington-based smart utility meter developer Itron has rolled out anew product aimed at managing smart grid communications--based on technology from Cisco....

 
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Urban Airship Names New CEO

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Portland-based Urban Airship said this morning that it has named Brett Caine, the former President of Citrix Online, as its new CEO. Caine also joins the company's board of diretors. Caine led Citrix Online for over 10 years, growing it from $40M to $600M in revenues....

 
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Donuts Picks Former Orbitz Marketing Head

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bellevue-based Donuts Inc., the generic top-level domain registrar led by Paul Stahura, has picked up a new marketing chief, to head up the company's consumer and strategic marketing efforts. Donuts said Tuesday that it has named Jeffrey Davidoff as Chief Marketing Officer....

 
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Impero Sets Up Shop In Portland, Plans Hiring

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Impero, a UK-based software company which develops software for remote monitoring and management of school computer networks and devices, has set up shop in Portland, the company said today....

 
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Azuqua Finds $5M To Connect Cloud Apps

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Seattle-based Azuqua, a developer of a platform to help build business applications using different cloud services, said today that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding. The funding came from Ignition Venture Partners....

 
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Smarsh Signs New York Financial Advisory Firm

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Portland-based Smarsh, the developer of hosted archiving services aimed at the e-discovery and compliance market, reported a customer win this morning with a New York-based financial advisory company....

 
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Cardiac Dimensions Adds $8.5M

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Kirkland-based medical device developer Cardiac Dimensions said this morning that it has raised $8.5M in a financing round. The funding came from Arboretum Ventures, along with M.H. Carnegie & Co. and Lumira Capital....

 
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Monday, October 6, 2014

DocuSign Raises $115M

Monday, October 6, 2014

DocuSign, the electronic signature company which has major operations in Seattle, said Monday that it has raised $115M in a new investment round. The funding came from Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Recruit Holdings Co., and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp....

 
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Seattle's Applewhite Aero: Feds Hampering Drone Startups

Monday, October 6, 2014

Federal Aviation Administration rules governing drone aircraft are hampering unmanned aircraft startups, according to Seattle's Applewhite Aero....

 
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