Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Amazon Launching Prime Instant Video Onto JetBlue

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon.com is taking its on-demand, streaming video service, Prime Instant Video, to JetBlue, the two said today. According to Amazon and JetBlue, they will begun offering up unlimited, on-demand access to Amazon's library through JetBlue's Fly-Fi broadband Internet service....

 
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Itron Loses COO

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Liberty Lake, Washington-based smart meter maker Itron said late Monday that its Chief Operating Officer, John Holleran, is leaving the company. Itron did not say where Holleran is going, but said it has launched an executive search for a replacement....

 
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Cray Sets Asia Pacific VP

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Seattle-based Cray has named a new VP of Sales for its Asia Pacific region, saying this week that it has named Nick Gorga to head up its efforts in the area. Gorga was most recently general manager, Asia Pacific at SGI, and also has served at Prime Computer Inc....

 
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Madrona Re-Ups On Wonder Workshop, Robot Toy Developer

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Seattle-based investor Madrona Venture Group has re-upped in a Silicon Valley-based developer of robotic, programmable toys. According to Wonder Workshop this morning, it has raised $6....

 
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Monday, May 4, 2015

Instacart Launches One Hour Flower Delivery In Seattle, Portland

Monday, May 4, 2015

In what might be one of the few categories that Amazon.com does not offer up one hour delivery in the region , Silicon Valley startup Instacart has launched one hour, flower delivery in both Seattle and Portland....

 
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Outreach Finds $2M For Sales Automation Tools

Monday, May 4, 2015

Seattle-based Outreach, a developer of sales automation software, disclosed today that it has raised $2M in a seed funding round. Name of investors in the round were not announced....

 
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UW The New Battleground In The War For Artificial Intelligence Talent

Monday, May 4, 2015

There's a war for computer science talent going on between the software giants, and it's centered at the University of Washington, according to an article published in the WSJ....

 
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Friday, May 1, 2015

Microsoft Acquires N-Trig For Digital Pen Technology

Friday, May 1, 2015

Microsoft announced this morning that it has acquired the digital pen technology used in Microsoft Surface N-trig Ltd.. Financial terms of the acquisition, which had been reported earlier in the year, were not announced. N-trig's technology is used in the Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3....

 
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Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Gives $7.5M For Brain Research

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation said Thursday that it has awarded $7.5M to a number of projects in the area of brain cell growth research....

 
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Launch Consulting Buys Averro

Friday, May 1, 2015

Launch Consulting, which provides technology consulting, IT staffing, managed services, and other related services, said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired Belluvue-based technical services company Averro. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed....

 
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Parallels Turns Raspberry Pi Into Full Virtual Desktop

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Renton, Washington-based Parallels has rolled out new software which turns the inexpensive, Raspberry Pi computer into a complete virtual workstation for Windows, the company said this morning....

 
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Redfin Names Frey As CTO

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Seattle-based Redfin announced this morning that it has promoted Bridget Frey, the company's Senior Vice President of Engineering, to the role of Chief Technology Officer. Redfin said Frey will now oversee both the company's website as well as front- and backend technology....

 
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Report: Amazon.com Buys ClusterK

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon.com has reportedly acquired software developer ClusterK, which develops a product which helped developers optimize the cost of their use of Amazon Web Services. The deal, first uncovered by VentureBeat, has not officially been announced....

 
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iC LovedOnes Takes On Senior Care Via Video Chat

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Redfin: Last Call Generates Multiple Offers, Bidding Wars

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Seattle-based Redfin says that its new "Last Call" feature--which emails and informs people who have browsed a home that an offer has been submitted--is spurring a jump in multiple offers on homes through the service....

 
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Amazon Courts Businesses With New Marketplace, Amazon Business

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Seattle-based Amazon.com said Wednesday that it has launched a new, online marketplace specifically focused on businesses....

 
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Rhapsody Buys Anonymous Chat App Reveal

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Seattle-based Rhapsody said Tuesday that it has acquired anonymous chat maker Reveal, which was founded by Nick Soman. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed....

 
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Skyward Lands $4.1M

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Portland-based Skyward, a provider of both software and information services related to unmanned aerial vehicles, said Tuesday that it has raised $4.1M in an expansion, seed capital funding....

 
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Papertrail Acquired By Solarwinds

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Seattle-based Papertrail, a developer of cloud-based software for IT log management, has been acquired by Solarwinds in a deal worth $41M in cash. According to SolarWinds, it will use the buy to bolster its log management capabilities of its cloud product family. Papertrail is led by Troy Davis....

 
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Monday, April 27, 2015

Ecova: $800M Saved For Clients

Monday, April 27, 2015

Spokane-based Ecova, which provides energy and sustainability management services for commercial and industrial clients, said saved $800M in energy to its 700 clients in 2014. The company says that it has now identified more than $1.6 billion in savings for its clients in the last two years....

 
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Starbucks Outage Caused By Database Table Delete

Monday, April 27, 2015

The massive point-of-sale outage at Starbucks on Friday? All due to an accidental deletion of a database table related to the company's used of a third party point-of-sale (POS) system, according to a note leaked on Reddit....

 
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Big Fish Launches Games For Apple Watch

Monday, April 27, 2015

Among the many app launches for the new Apple Watch last week were two videogames from Seattle's Big Fish games, which says that it is one of the first developers to create multiple games for the new Apple platform. According to Big Fish, the new games are Lifeline and Poll Party....

 
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Intellectual Ventures Sees Setback In Patent Suits Against Symantec, Trend Micro

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bellevue-based patent storehouse Intellectual Ventures has seen a big setback in patent suits it had filed in 2010 against Symantec and Trend Micro. A judge in the U.S....

 
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Amazon Web Services A $5 Billion Business, Company Reveals

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In an unusual move, Amazon.com said Thursday that its Amazon Web Services business is a $5 billion business, and is accelerating its growth, as the company offered up more details on its business operations than it typically has in the past....

 
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F5 Networks Names New CEO

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Seattle-based F5 Networks said late Wednesday that it has named Manny Rivelo as its new President and CEO, as well as a new member of its board, as longtime CEO John McAdam shifts to Chairman of the board. McAdam is retiring on July 1st from F5....

 
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NuScale Targets Oil Refining, Desalination With Nuclear Power

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Portland-based NuScale Power is eyeing the use of its technology in such applications as oil refining and desalination, the company said today,
through what it calls the NuScale Diverse Energy Platform (NuDEP)....

 
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Marchex Sells Off Domain Portfolio

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Seattle-based Marchex said this morning that it has agreed to sell off the bulk of its domain name portfolio, in a deal worth $34.8M. According to Marchex, it is selling the portfolio to GoDaddy, which will pay $28.1M in cash, the proceeds of $6....

 
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Avalara Buys Vacation Rental Tax Filing Provider, Links With HomeAway

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bainbridge Island, Washington-based Avalara is seeing a boost today in its sales tax software business, via a link with vacation rental marketplace operator HomeAway--thanks to a little known acquisition by Avalara made in February....

 
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Orchestrate Acquired By CenturyLink

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CenturyLink said today that it has acquired Orchestrate, the operator of a fully managed data service used for application development. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. CenturyLink said the buy would enhance its CenturyLink Cloud platform....

 
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Nice Tomato Launches New Subscription Coloring Book Service

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Is your child an avid fan of coloring books? Seattle-based Nice Tomato has just launched a subscription, coloring book service, which delivers a new, non-branded coloring book for your children every month--and at the same time, can help support children's hospitals....

 
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Monday, April 20, 2015

X5 Solutions Buys Switching Concepts

Monday, April 20, 2015

Seattle-based X5 Solutions, the private equity backed provider of unified communications, SIP trunking, and other custom telecommunications services, said today that it has it acquired Switching Concepts, a provider of turnkey switching services. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed....

 
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RootMetrics Acquisition Completes

Monday, April 20, 2015

Bellevue-based RootMetrics, the provider of wireless information and mobile network analytics for mobile operators, is now officially part of IHS, IHS said today. IHS had announced it was buying RootMetrics onn April 6th. Financial details of the acquisition have not been announced....

 
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Nestdrop Brings On-Demand Medical Marijuana To Portland, Seattle

Friday, April 17, 2015

Nestdrop, a startup looking to combine the convenience of Uber with medical marijuana, said this week that it has expanded its service to include both Seattle and Portland....

 
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Microsoft, Yahoo Revise Search Partnership

Friday, April 17, 2015

Microsoft and Yahoo said Thursday that the two have amended the search partnership--first formed in 2009-to offer up more flexibility to Yahoo in using Microsoft's search tools, across any platform....

 
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Washington, Oregon Get $341.0M In Venture Investments In Q1

Friday, April 17, 2015

Washington and Oregon had a total of $341.0M in venture investments in Q1 of 2015, as venture deals in the region slowed significantly in the quarter, compared with Q4, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report, based on data from Thomson Reuters....

 
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