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Friday, December 19, 2014

Mercent Acquired By CommerceHub

Seattle-based Mercent, which develops cloud-based software to help market e-commerce catalogs across the web, has been acquired by CommerceHub. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. CommerceHub helps retailers distribute their pr...

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

QuestionPro Acquires RapidEngage

Seattle-based online survey software developer QuestionPro said Wednesday that it has acquired RapidEngage, a developer of survye sftware used for collecting customer insight on websites. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Rapid...

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tripwire Sold To Belden For $710M

Portland-based security software developer Tripwire has been sold to Belden, in a deal worth $710M in cash, the companies said Tuesday. According to Belden, the move will help its customers improve the robustness and security of their netwo...

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Monday, December 8, 2014

CenturyLink Buys DataGardens

CenturyLink said today that it has acquired disaster recovery provider and technology developer Datagardens, whose service is used to protect the servers of corporate customers. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. DataGardens is ...

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Microsoft Sells Stake In Nook

Microsoft Corp. has sold its stake in electronic book device maker Nook Media LLC, back to partner Barnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble said Thursday, in a deal worth $125M in cash and stock. Microsoft had owned 16.8 percent of Nook Media. Micros...

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Microsoft Buys Acompli

Microsoft said this morning that it has acquired email software maker Acompli, which develops email apps on iOS and Android. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed, howevever, reports place the buy at over $200M. Acompli's email conn...

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Juno Therapeutics Files For IPO

Seattle-based Juno Therapeutics filed for an IPO this morning, saying that it is looking to raise up to $150M on the NASDAQ Global Market as JUNO. Juno's IPO is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Le...

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Friday, November 14, 2014

ESI Buys Topwin Optoelectronics

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired Wuhan Topwin Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd, a developer of laser design and manufacturing systems based in China. Financial details of the deal ...

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Expedia Buys Wotif.com For $612M

Bellevue-based online travel booking site Expedia said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Wotif.com, a provider of online travel services to the Asia Pacific market. The deal was worth approximately $612M. Wotif Group ope...

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Microsoft Buys Aorato

Microsoft said this morning that it has acquired Aorato, a enterprise security software developer based in Israel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however, reports place the price at around $200M. Microsoft said it will use ...

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Big Fish Games Acquired For $885M

Seattle-based casual games maker Big Fish Games has been acquired for $885M, by gaming operator Churchill Downs. The deal is split between $485M in cash and some stock, plus earnout worth up to $350M. Big Fish Games is led by founder and CE...

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Zillow Sees Delay in Trulia Buy Due To Fed Scrutiny

Seattle-based Zillow said this week that it is expecting a delay in completing its acquisition of Trulia, after receiving a request for additional information on the deal from the Federal Trade Commission. Zillow said the request extends th...

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Monchilla Acquired By Xero

Seattle-based accounting software startup Monchilla has been acquired by New Zealand-based cloud accounting software company Xero>, in a deal worth approximately $9.31M. Xero said it paid $4.44M in cash plus stock for Monchilla, which was f...

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Amazon.com Buys Rooftop Media

Seattle-based Amazon.com has acquired Rooftop Media, which operates an online site focused on comedy clips. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Rooftop Media was venture backed by Azure Capital Partners. Rooftop Media is being ac...

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Redfin Buys Walk Score

Seattle-based Redfin said this morning that it has acquired Walk Score, which operates an online service to rate different neighborhoods on their pedestrian friendliness. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Walk Score was also ba...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NAVEX Global Acquired By Vista Equity Partners

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. NAVEX ...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Naurtech Acquired By LANDESK

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...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Startup Takes Aim At Concur Customers

There's one startup sure cheering the recent acquisition of Concur by SAP: Expensify. San Francisco-based Expensify today said it will offer current, Concur customers free service for the duration of the rest of their Concur contract, to en...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bezos Gets Exit At Aviary

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has scored another investment win, with the acquisition of New York-based photo editing software developer Aviary. Adobe said Monday that it was buying Aviary--whose major backers include Bezos Expeditions, the...

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Concur Acquired By SAP For $8.3 Billion

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. According to the companies, SAP will pay $129 per share fo...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PECI Acquired By CLEAResult

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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Monday, September 15, 2014

Microsoft Buys Minecraft Maker Mojang

Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. confirmed this morning that it is buying Mojang, the developer of the immensely popular game Minecraft, in a deal worth $2.5 billion. According to Microsoft, Mojang will become part of Microsoft Studios. The de...

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Microsoft Eyes Maker Of Minecraft

Microsoft is near a deal to acquire Mojang, the Swedish company behind the immensely popular game, Minecraft, according to a report Tuesday. The report--from the WSJ--says the deal values Mojang as much as $2 billion. The report cited a per...

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Zillow Powers Search For Chinese Real Estate Site Leju

Seattle-based Zillow is powering the U.S. real estate search services for Chinese real estate search site Leju, the two said this morning, to help Chinese home shoppers find properties in the United States. Financial details of the deal wer...

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Monday, September 8, 2014

TriQuint Shareholders Give Nod To RFMD Deal

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint reported late Friday evening that its shareholders have approve the merger deal with RF Micro Devices. The two agreed to the merger in February, and since then have been working through regulatory hurdles. T...

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Meldium, Started In Seattle, Acquired By LogMeIn

Meldium, a software developer working on single-sign on, password management, access management, and identity management product--which got its start in Seattle--has been acquired by LogMeIn, in a deal worth $15M in cash. Meldium--whose bac...

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Zillow, Trulia Get More Scrutiny From FTC

Seattle-based Zillow and San Francisco-based Trulia are facing more scrutiny over their proposed acquisition deal, saying Wednesday afternoon that they have each received a Request for Additional Information from the United States Federal T...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Concur On The Block, Say Reports

Bellevue-based Concur has hired an investment banker and has been approaching possible buyers, according to reports Tuesday. The company reportedly approached Oracle and SAP on an acquisition, although apparently Oracle was not interested i...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mixpo Buys ShopIgniter

Seattle-based Mixpo said this morning that it has acquired Portland-based ShopIgniter, the developer of social advertising technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Mixpo said that it will continue to operate ShopIgniter's ...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PaperShare Acquired By Dynamic Signal

Kirkland, Washington-based PaperShare, a developer of content distribution and marketing software, has been acquired by San Bruno, California-based Dynamic Signal, according to the firms. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Dynam...

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Amazon.com Buys Twitch

Seattle-based Amazon.com said Monday afternoon that it has agreed to acquire Twitch Interactive, an online live video platform aimed at video gamers. Amazon.com said it will pay approximately $970M in cash for Twitch. Twitch operates an onl...

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Daptiv Acquired By ChangePoint

Seattle-bsaed Daptiv, which develops software-as-a-service products for project portfolio management, has been acquired by ChangePoint, a Canadian software company, the companies said Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed...

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Unity Technologies Buys Tsugi For Game Development Tools

Unity Technologies, which develops game engine software, said today at its Seattle Unite 2014 conference, that it has acquired Tsugi, a Texas-based developer of game development tools. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Express Metrix Acquired By Cherwell Software

Seattle-based Express Metrix a developer of IT software asset management products, has been acquired by Cherwell Software, Cherwell announced today. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed by the companies. Express Metrix de...

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Symform's Cloud Storage Service, Team Acquired By Quantum

The cloud storage services platform and team from Seattle-based Symform, have been acquired by storage device maker Quantum Corp., Quantum said Thursday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Quantum, it has hired Symf...

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Rover.com Expands Services, Buys Sleepover Rover

Rover, meet Rover. Seattle-based pet care marketplace Rover.com, which is led by Aaron Easterly, has acquired another, pet sitting marketplace provider, Sleepover Rover, the two said today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In...

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tune Acquires MobileDevHQ

Seattle-based mobile marketing software developer Tune--which recently rebranded from HasOffers--has acquired fellow Seattle company MobileDevHQ. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. TUNE--which is led by Peter Hamilton--said the ...

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Rhapsody Buys Schematic Labs, Maker of SoundTracking And Exfm

Seattle-based Rhapsody said Monday that it has acquired Schematic Labs, the developer of both the social music app Soundtracking, as well as defunct music discovery service Exfm. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to S...

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Zillow Buys Trulia For $3.5 Billion

Seattle-based Zillow said this morning that it will pay $3.5 billion in stock for Trulia, creating a huge online, real estate giant. According to Zillow, the two companies will continue to operate both the Zillow and Trulia consumer brands....

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Immune Design Flat After IPO

Seattle-based biotechnology company Immune Design is trading flat on the second day after its IPO, after debuting at $12.00 per share. The company priced at the low end of its earlier, estimated IPO range of $12.00 to $14.00 per share. Immu...

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Zillow Eyeing Trulia, Says Report

Seattle-based real estate site Zillow is seeking to buy Trulia, in a deal worth as much as $2 billion, according to a report Thursday afternoon from Bloomberg. The report--citing "people with knowledge of the matter"--said the deal may be a...

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Trupanion Debuts In IPO

Seattle-based Trupanion had its IPO debut this morning, after pricing its IPO last night at $10.00 per share. The pet insurance provider is now trading on the NYSE as TRUP. The company's stock was hovering around $11.23 in morning trading. ...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Zillow Buys Retsly

Seattle-based online real estate site Zillow said Wednesday that it has acquired Retsly, a real estate software company which is used to parse MLS data to make it easier for real estate developers to access. Financial terms of the deal were...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Microsoft Eyes Aorato

Microsoft is in talks to acquire Israeli security software developer Aorato Ltd., according to multiple reports today, which says the deal is valued at around $200M. Aorato develops security software which taps into Microsoft's Active Direc...

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Maveron Gets Exit At Newsle

Seattle-based venture investor Maveron has scored an exit at one of its portfolio companies, Newsle this morning, as Newsle was acquired by LinkedIn. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Newsle develops natural language processing...

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Microsoft Buys InMage Systems

Microsoft said Friday that it has acquired InMage Systems, a developer of cloud-based, backup services for the business market. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. InMage was venture backed by Hummer Winblad Partners, Intel Capit...

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mentor Graphics Buys XS Embedded

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics said Tuesday that it has acquired XS Embedded GmbH, a developer of automotive system architectures and hardware reference platforms. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Mentor Graphics sa...

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Expedia Buys Australian Online Travel Provider Wotif Group

Bellevue-based Expedia has acquired Australian travel site Wotif Group, in a deal worth $658M, the companies said Monday. Wotif operates a network of travel sites, including Wotif.com, Lastminute.com.au, LateStays.com, Travel.com.au, and ot...

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Trupanion Sets IPO Range

Seattle-based pet insurance provider Trupanion has set the company's estimated IPO range this morning, saying that it expects its IPO to price at between $13.00 and $15.00 per share. At the high end of the range, the offering would net the ...

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Expedia: We're A Long Term Investor In eLong

Bellevue-based online travel booking site Expedia said this morning that it will continue to be a long term investor in Chinese online travel site eLong, despite rumors to the contrary. Those rumors claimed that Chinese online travel compan...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Microsoft Buys SyntaxTree

Redmond-based Microsoft said Wednesday that it has acquired SyntaxTree, a developer of a plug-in which connects Microsoft's Visual Studio to the game development engine Unity. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Unity is heavily ...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Ecova Acquired By Cofely For $335M

Spokane-based energy and sustainability management firm Ecova has been acquired by Cofely, part of energy company GDF SUEZ Energy Services, the company announced today. Ecova--which had been owned by Avista Corp.--was acquired by Cofely in ...

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Univar Files For IPO

Redmond-based Univar, a chemical distributor, has filed for an IPO, saying in a filing that it is looking to raise $100M in its IPO. The company's IPO is being underwritten by Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman, Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lyn...

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Perion Buys Grow Mobile

Perion Network, the Israeli Internet company which has substantial operations in Redmond, Washington, said today that it has acquired Grow Mobile, a Silicon Valley company in the mobile advertising area. The deal is worth up ot $42M includi...

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Expedia Buys Auto Escape Group

Bellevue-based travel website operator Expedia has Auto Escape Group, a European car rental reservation service. Expedia said that Auto Escape Group will become part of its CarRentals.com brand. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Shotgun Software, With Execs In Seattle, Acquired By Autodesk

Shotgun Software, which develops cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for the film, television and games industries, has been acquired by Autodesk, the companies announced Wednesday. Shotgun--which has a fa...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Shotgun Software, With Execs In Seattle, Acquired By Autodesk

Shotgun Software, which develops cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for the film, television and games industries, has been acquired by Autodesk, the companies announced Wednesday. Shotgun--which has a fa...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Carbon Design Acquired By Oculus VR

Seattle-based Carbon Design, the industrial design and product engineering team behind the Microsoft Xbox 360 controller, has been acquired by virtual reality technology developer Oculus VR. Financial details of the acquisition were not dis...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Trupanion Files For IPO

Seattle-based Trupanion, a provider of pet insurance, filed for an IPO this week, saying that it is looking to raise up to $75.0M. The company says it has applied to list as TRUP on the New York Stock Exchange. The IPO is being underwritte...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

TriQuint, RFMD Exit Antitrust Waiting Period

In a further move towards approval of their big acquisition deal, Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor and North Carolina firm RF Micro Devices said this morning that the waiting period required for the merger of the companies und...

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Medio Systems Acquired By Nokia

HERE, a developer of navigation, mapping, and location technology which is a unit of Nokia, said Friday that it has acquired Seattle's Medio Systems. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Medio Systems had raised somewhere around $...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Buuteeq Acquired By Priceline

Seattle-based Buuteeq, the hotel marketing software developer led by Forest Key, has been acquired by hotel and travel booking company The Priceline Group. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Priceline said that Buuteeq will cont...

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

OVP Ventures Gets Exit At Serus

Kirkland, Washington-based venture investor OVP Venture Partners has scored an exit at portfolio firm Serus, after E2open said it would pay as much as $26M for Serus. Serus is a developer of manufacturing software for the semiconductor indu...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Chirpify Buys Measureful

Portland-based Chirpify, the developer of social commerce software led by Chris Teso, said today that it has acquired fellow Portland company Measureful. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Measureful was a provider of automated,...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Cozi Acquired By Time

Seattle-based family organization and calendar software developer Cozi has been acquired by Time Inc., the two announced Monday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Cozi had been founded in 2005, and is led by Robbie Cape, who wa...

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Blucora Completes HowStuffWorks Buy

Bellevue-based Blucora, the company behind both InfoSpace and TaxACT, said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of HowStuffWorks. The acquisition had been announced in April. Financial terms of the deal have not been announced...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

NitroDesk Acquired By Symantec

Bellevue-based NitroDesk, which develops mobile email clients, has been acquired by Symantec, to help Symantec build out its mobile team. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. NitroDesk develops mobile email apps which run on Andro...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Microsoft Buys Capptain For Mobile Analytics

Microsoft has acquired mobile analytics software developer Capptain, according to Capptain. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Capptain develops mobile software that helps developers analyze how their products are being used, an...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Boeing Buys Software Company AerData

Seattle-based Boeing said today that it has acquired AerData Group B.VD., a developer of software used for aircraft lease management, engine fleet planning, and records management. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. AerDat was b...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mentor Graphics Buys Nimbic

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, the developer of computer aided design software, said last week that it has acquired Nimbic, a developer of 3D, electromagnetic (EM) simulation software. Financial details of the buy were not discl...

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Friday, May 23, 2014

PrecisionDemand Acquired By AOL's Adap.tv

Seattle-based PrecisionDemand, which develops tools around helping companies measure their TV advertising, has been acquired by AOL, via AOL's Adap.tv unit. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. AOL said it will use PrecisionDemand...

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Friday, May 23, 2014

F5 Networks Buys Defense.Net

Seattle-based F5 Networks said late Thursday that it has acquired Defense.Net, a developer of cloud security services aimed at the data center market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. F5 said the move will help expand ...

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Alder Biopharmaceuticals Flat In IPO

Bothell-based Alder Biopharmaceuticals was flat in its IPO Thursday, debuting at $10 per share, below an earlier estimate of $13.00 to $15.00 per share. The company continued to trade at around its opening price on Friday. Alder Biopharmac...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ignition Partners Gets Exit At ScaleXtreme

Seattle-based venture investor Ignition Partners has scored an exit in the enterprise systems management space, with the acquisition of portfolio firm ScaleXtreme by Citrix. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. ScaleXtreme devel...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Adometry Acquired By Google

Adometry, which devlops online advertising analytics tools, has been acquired by Google, the two said Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Adometry--which has offices in Redmond--said that it will continue to offe...

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Monday, May 5, 2014

BendBroadband Acquired By Chicago Company

Bend, Oregon-based BendBroadband, which offers up broadband, fiber, cable television, and telephone services, has been acquired by Chicago-based Telephone and Data Systems, the parent firm of TDS Telecom, the companies announced late last w...

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Microsoft Buys GreenButton

Redmond-based Microsoft said Thursday that it has acquired GreenButton, a developer of software used to manage compute-intensive cloud workloads. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Microsoft said that it will work to integrate G...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Avalara Buys Tax Software Line From FuelQuest

Bainbridge Island-based tax software developer Avalara is expanding its sales tax software empire today, saying it has acquired the Excise Tax Software Solutions line from FuelQuest. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. FuelQuests...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Zettics Buys Velocent

Zettics, a developer of analytics software for mobile operators which has operations in Seattle--and whose investors include Voyager Capital--said today that it has acquired Velocent Systems, a provider of network performance management sof...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Axiom EPM Acquired by Chicago Company

Portland-based software developer Axiom EPM, a developer of software used for enterprise forecasting and financial reporting, has been acquired by Chicago company Kaufman Hall. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Kaufman Hall sai...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Noetix Merges With Kalido

Redmond-based Noetix, which develops reporting and analytics software for Oracle applications, said today that it has merged with Burlington, Massachusetts-based Kalido. Financial terms of the merger were not announced. According to the two...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

9Slides Buys Now Meeting

Seattle's 9Slides, a developer of online presentation software, has acquired fellow Seattle company Now Meeting, the two said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. 9Slides says it will incorporate Now Meeting's mobile app in...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Glider Acquired By FPX

Portland-based Glider, a developer of contract management and automation software, has been acquired by Texas-based sales software company FPX, the two companies announced this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. FPX is ...

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Blucora Buys HowStuffWorks

Bellevue-based Bluecora said this morning that it has entered into a deal with Discovery Communications, to purchase property HowStuffWorks. HowStuffWorks is an online source of information about how different things work, and will become p...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

RealNetworks Expands In Eastern Europe With Acquisition

Seattle-based RealNetworks is expanding out its development offices today, saying that it has opened up an office in Zagreb, Croatia. The new office comes as part of the acquisition of Five Minutes, a Zagreb company which develops mobile ap...

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Amazon.com Buys comiXology

Seattle-based Amazon.com said late Thursday that it has agreed to acquire comiXology, a company developing apps for reading comic books and graphic novels. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. comiXology was based in New York City...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Paul Allen Backed TrueCar Files For IPO

TrueCar the provider of online car buying services which is backed by Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital, has filed for an IPO, saying Friday that it is hopes to raise up to $125M on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. The company has applied to list...

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Monday, April 7, 2014

CONTOUR Sports Action Brand Revived Under New Owner

Former Seattle sports action camera maker CONTOUR had a sudden--and unexpected--flameout last year, suddenly closing its doors and laying off all of its staff. However, the camera brand is back--under totally new ownership--although it has ...

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

ReliOn Acquired By Plug Power

Spokane, Washington-based ReliOn, which develops fuel cell technology used for backup power, has been acquired by Plug Power, in a deal worth $4M in stock. According to Plug Power, it will hire ReliOn's existing employees, and combine the R...

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Juno Therapeutics Taps Investment Banker As CFO

Seattle-based biotechnology developer Juno Therapeutics has turned to an investment banker from Morgan Stanley, to serve as Chief Financial Officer for the company. According to Juno Therapeutics, it has named Steve Harr, M.D., as Chief Fin...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mindbloom Acquired By Welltok

Seattle-based Mindbloom, which develops mobile apps in the health area, has been acquired by fellow healthcare software developer Welltok. Venture backed Welltok--which is based in Denver, Colorado--said it would use the acquisition to bols...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Alder Biopharmaceuticals Files For $115M IPO

Bothell, Washington-based Alder Biopharmaceuticals has filed for an IPO, saying today that it is looking to raise up to $115M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The company says it has applied to list as ALDR on the exchange. The IPO is...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WaveDivision Buys Metro Fiber Provider CPI

Kirkland-based WaveDivision Holdings, the parent company of Wave Broadband, said today that it has acquired Port Angeles-based metro fiber provider Capacity Provisioning Incorporate (CPI). Financial terms of the buy were not announced. CPI ...

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Friday, March 7, 2014

PSI Acquisition Acquired By Trafficware

Salem, Oregon-based PSI Acquisition, a manufacturer of traffic control products, has been acquired by Trafficware, a developer of electronics equipment, software, and other products for the transportation systems market. Financial terms of ...

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Vizify Acquired By Yahoo

Portland-based Vizify, which develops software to let users create vanity domains which incorporate a user's social media, has been acquired by Yahoo. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Vizify said it will no longer be allowing ...

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Friday, February 28, 2014

FiLaser Acquired By ROFIN

Portland-based FiLaser, a developer of laser-based cutting equipment and technology, has been acquired by Michigan-based ROFIN-SINAR Technologies, the companies said Friday. According to ROFIN, the deal is in the form of an asset purchase, ...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Yumprint Acquired By Walmart Labs

Seattle-based Yumprint, a Seattle based startup which develops recipe and meal planning software and apps, has been acquired by @WalmartLabs, the technology R&D effort owned by Walmart. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

TriQuint, RF Micro In Merger Deal

Hillsboro, Oregon-based RF semiconductor maker TriQuint Semiconductor and fellow RF semiconductor company RF Micro Devices said Monday that the two are in an all-stock merger deal. According to the two, the new company will give the shareho...

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Reports: BlueKai Deal Worth $400M

Yesterday's acquisition of BlueKai, the online advertising platform provider, by Oracle, is worth a little over $400M, according to multiple reports, citing sources near the company. Oracle and BlueKai had not announced any financial detail...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

BlueKai Acquired By Oracle

Seattle-based BlueKai, the venture-backed developer of online advertising analytics software, has been acquired by Oracle, the two announced this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. BlueKai was venture backed by GGV Capi...

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Simple Acquired For $117M

Portland-based mobile banking software Simple has scored a big win for the local tech industry this morning, after the company announced it has been acquired by Spanish banking giant BBVA, in a deal worth $117M. Simple--led by Josh Reich--d...

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WTIA Buys NWEN

In a merger of two of Washington's most active nonprofits focused on the technology industry here, the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) said it has acquired the Northwest Entrepreneur Network (NWEN). Financial details of th...

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Semler Scientific Drops Estimated IPO Range

Portland-based medical device developer Semler Scientific, which develops noninvasive devices used to measure arterial blood flow, has dropped its IPO range, saying in a filing last week that it now expects its IPO to be between $7.50 and $...

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Grass Valley Gets Acquisition Offer From Belden

Hillsboro, Oregon-based broadcast equipment maker Grass Valley--which makes cameras, switches, editing systems, and much more for the television broadcast market--has received an acquisition offer from Belden, according to current owner, pr...

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Amazon.com Buys Double Helix Games

Seattle-based Amazon.com has acquired videogame developer Double Helix Games, the two companies revealed yesterday, adding a 75-person videogame development team to the e-commerce giant. Financial terms of the stealthy deal were not disclos...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fluke Biomedical Buys Unfors RaySafe

Everett, Washington-based Fluke Biomedical, which manufactures biomedical test equipment and other scientific instrumentation, said today that it has acquired Unfors RaySafe. Unsors RaysSafe is a developer of diagnostic x-ray and dosage mon...

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Physio-Control Buys Software Provider Sansio

Redmond-based Physio-Control has acquired Sansio, a Minnesota-based developer of software-as-a-service for the emergency medical services market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to Physio-Control, the deal w...

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Sprintly Merges With Quick Left

Portland- and San Francisco-based Sprintly, which develops software project management software, has merged with Quick Left, an agile development provider. Financial details of the merger were not disclosed. According to Quick Left, the mov...

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Loopfuse Acquired by Salesfusion

Loopfuse, a developer of marketing automation software with operations in Seattle, has been acquired by fellow marketing automation software company Salesfusion, the companies announced today. Loopfuse--which is based in Atlanta, but has op...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Vista Engineering Technologies Acquired By Kurion

Richland, Washington-based Vista Engineering Technologies, an engineering, design and technology firm focused on nuclear and hazardous waste management, has been acquired by Kurion, a venture-backed, California company in the same industry....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Microsoft Buys Gears of War Franchise

Microsoft said late Monday that it has purchased the Gears of War franchise from EPIC Games. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Microsoft said that Vancouver, B.C.-based Blask Tusk Studios will take over development of the franc...

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Scout Analytics Acquired By ServiceSource

Issaquah, Washington-based Scout Analytics, the developer of cloud-based software for managing recurring revenue, has been acquired by ServiceSource, the company said Wednesday afternoon. The deal was worth $32M. According to ServiceSource,...

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sparq Acquired By Yahoo

Seattle-based mobile marketing firm Sparq has been acquired by Yahoo, the company said Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. As part of the funding, Sparq said it will be terminating its existing service. No other ...

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tektronix Buys Picosecond Pulse Labs

Beaverton, Oregon-based Tektronix said last week that it has acquired Picosecond Pulse Labs, a developer of ultra-high speed pattern generators used for network testing. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Picosecond Pulse Labs--...

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

AlphaCipher Buys Vadium Assets

Seattle-based AlphaCipher Acquisition Corporation said late last week that it has reached an asset purchase agreement to acquire the assets of Vadium Technology, out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed...

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Friday, January 17, 2014

EagleView Technologies Acquired For $650M

Bothell-based EagleView Technology Corporation, which develops aerial image capture and data analysis software, has been acquired for $650M by Verisk Analytics, Verisk announced Thursday. Eagle View is the parent company of both Pictometry ...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lockerz Quietly Sold To Chinese Company

Seattle-based Lockerz--now known as Ador--has quietly been acquired by a Chinese company called LightInTheBox. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. LIghtInTheBox sells apparel, electronics, communications devices, and more. LightI...

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Monday, January 13, 2014

NanoString Seeks $55M More In Secondary IPO

Seattle-based life sciences product developer NanoString Technologies said in a filing today that it plans to offer up $55M more in a secondary, public stock offering. The company said the new funds will go towards further commercialization...

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Microsoft Buys Parature

Redmond-based Microsoft said this morning that it has acquired Parature, a developer of cloud-based, customer self-serviec software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Microsoft said that Parature's customers include Ask.com, IB...

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Twisted Pair Acquired By Motorola

Seattle-based telecommunications software developer Twisted Pair has been acquired by Motorola Solutions, Motorola announced Thursday afternoon. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Twisted Pair developed push-to-talk applications...

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Smilebox Parent Perion Buys Conduit's ClientConnect Business

Perion Network Ltd., the Israeli parent of Seattle's Smilebox, said this week that it has completed its deal to acquire the ClientConnect business of San Francisco-based browser toolbar maker Conduit. The deal was worth approximately $660M ...

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Friday, January 3, 2014

LikeBright Acquires MatchMate

Seattle-based online and mobile dating service LikeBright has acquired MatchMate, a developer of online dating and matchmaking software. Financial terms of the asset purchase deal were not announced. MatchMate was founded in 2012 by John Ri...

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Monsoon Commerce Buys Software Line From Access Data Systems

Portland-based Monsoon Commerce said this morning that it has acquired CompassIM, a warehouse management system product aimed at multi-channel retailers. The company said it acquired the software product line from Access Data Systems. Finan...

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wetpaint Acquired By Viggle

Seattle-based WetPaint, the online entertainment news and gossip site headed by Ben Elowitz, has been acquired by Viggle, in a deal worth approximately $30M in cash and stock. According to Viggle, Wetpaint had more than 12 million monthly u...

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Maveron Gets Quick Exit At Lemon

Seattle-based venture investor Maveron has scored an exit at one of its portfolio firms, Lemon, as the mobile wallet developer was acquired today by Lifelock. Maveron was the lead investor in Lemon's Series A round in June of 2012. LifeLock...

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

DocuSign Prepping For IPO, Says Report

Seattle-based DocuSign, which develops electronic signature software, is prepping for an IPO, according to a report this week. The WSJ says the company is in the midst of an IPO effort, although no timeline was given, as the company nears o...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tier 3 Acquired By CenturyLink

Bellevue-based public cloud services provider Tier 3 has been acquired by CenturyLink, the two companies announced this morning, and will use Tier 3 as the basis for a new, Seattle-based Cloud Development Center. Financial terms of the buy ...

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Maveron Comes Out The Big Winner In Zulily IPO

In venture capital, there are the wins, and then there are really big wins. For Seattle investment firm Maveron--the venture capital firm co-founded by Starbucks founder Howard Schultz--Zulily was a really, really, really big win. Maveron i...

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Zulily Surges In IPO

Seattle-based Zulily surged in its IPO this morning on the NASDAQ, and was up nearly 70% in trading on its first day on the exchange. The company--which is listed as ZU--priced its IPO at $22 per share last night, but was trading as high as...

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Under Armour Looks To Invade Nike's Turf With Acquisition

In what looks like a battle shaping up between Portland fitness giant Nike and competitor Under Armour, Under Armour has acquired a maker of sports tracking software, MapMyFitness. Under Armour said it paid $150M for MapMyFitness, which mak...

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Zulily Bumps Offering Range

Seattle-based babies and children's e-commerce site Zulily has boosted the estimated initial offering price range for its stock today, saying in a filing that it now expects to offer its shares at between $18.00 and $20.00 per share. The co...

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Cray Doubles R&D Team In Europe

Seattle-based Cray said this morning that it is in a "significant" expansion of its research and development team in Europe, with the hiring of a significant number of employees from Gnodal Limited. According to Cray, via an agreement with ...

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Full Slate Acquired By Intuit

Seattle-based Full Slate, which develops online appointment scheduling software, has been acquired Intuit, the company announced Wednesday. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Full Slate develops online appointment scheduling ...

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ignition Partners Gets Exit At ServiceMesh

Bellevue-based venture capital investor Ignition Partners has just gotten an exit, at portfolio company ServiceMesh. Consulting giant CSC said Wednesday afternoon that it acquired ServiceMesh, to help turn the company into a "next-generatio...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Perka Acquired By First Data

Portland-based mobile loyalty software developer Perka has been acquired by credit card processor First Data, in a deal worth around $30.0M. First Data said that Perka became a subsidiary of the company on October 4th, and will continue to ...

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Monday, October 28, 2013

RealNetworks Buys Ringtone Provider Muzicall

Seattle-based RealNetworks said this morning that it has acquired European ringtone provider Muzicall. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to RealNetworks, Muzicall has become part of its Mobile Entertainment di...

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Microsoft Buys Apiphany

Microsoft said today that it has acquired Apiphany, a developer of API management software, to help bolster its API management within Windows Azure. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Microsoft said it would soon be surfacing it...

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WhitePages Buys Out Investors

Seattle-based WhitePages revealed yesterday that it has bought out its existing, venture investors, paying $80M to buy its shares back from investors Technology Crossover Ventures and Providence Equity. The company said it used cash from pr...

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Banyan Branch Acquired By Deloitte

Seattle-based digital and social media agency Banyan Branch has been acquired by accounting and consulting giant Deloitte, Deloitte announced this morning. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Deloitte, the ...

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Zillow Opens Office In Nebraska

Seattle-based real estate information site Zillow said last week that it has opened up a brand new office in Lincoln, Nebraska, as a result of the acquisition of Mortech, a provider of software for mortgage lenders. According to Zillow, the...

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Amazon.com Buys TenMarks

Seattle-based Amazon.com said Thursday that it has agreed to acquire TenMarks, a startup which has been developing mathematics software for the K-12 market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Amazon, it will...

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Varolii Acquired By Nuance

Seattle-based Varolli, the cloud-based email and communications provider for the enterprise, has been acquired by Nuance, the companies announced this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Varolii was venture backe...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Purcell Systems Acquired By EnerSys

Spokane, Washington-based Purcell Systems, a manufacturer of outdoor electronics enclosures, has been acquired by EnerSys. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. EnerSys is a manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of industrial bat...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Add3 Buys Amplify Interactive To Bolster Search Marketing Efforts

Seattle-based search marketing provider Add3 is announcing this morning that it has acquired Portland-based search marketing agency Amplify Interactive. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Add3 said the acquisition adds a...

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Zulily Files For IPO

Seattle-based children's and babies e-commerce site Zulily has filed for an IPO, saying in a securities filing that it is looking to raise up to $140M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. The company is looking to list as ZU. The s...

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Climate Corp. Acquired By Monsanto For $930M

The Climate Corporation, which provides data-based, weather insurance and weather monitoring services, has been acquired by Monsanto in a huge, $930M deal. The firm--which has offices in Seattle--offers up a range of weather insurance produ...

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

AdReady Acquired By CPXi

Seattle-based AdReady, the online advertising startup led by Aaron Finn, has been acquired by New York digital media company CPXi, the companies announced this morning. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. AdReady develops...

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Springbrook Software Acquires Merchant Transact

Portland-based cloud software developer Springbook Software has acquired merchant services provider Merchant Transact, in an asset and technology deal. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to Springbrook, it has ...

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Sprint Chopping 75 Percent Of Staff At Clearwire

Telecom carrier Sprint is cleaning house over at Clearwire, and is in the midst of laying off 75 percent of Clearwire's employees in Bellevue and Kirkland. The layoff will impact 161 employees. The move comes as a result of Sprint's $3.8 bi...

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Extended Results Acquired By TIBCO

Redmond-based business intelligence software developer Extended Results has been acquired by business software giant TIBCO, TIBCO announced this morning. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Extended Results develops business in...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

F5 Buys Versafe

Seattle-based Internet traffic shaping products company F5 announced today that it has acquired Versafe, a developer of network-based anti-fraud, anti-phishing, and anti-malware products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Versa...

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Honeywell Gets Nod On Intermec Acquisition

The big acquisition of Everett, Washington-based Intermec has received a nod from the Federal Trade Commission, according to Intermec and Honeywell, after they were granted an early termination of the normal waiting period on acquisitions. ...

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wave Broadband Buys Spectrum Networks, CondoInternet

Kirkland-based WaveDivision Holdings, the provider of fiber and broadband connectivity and services, has acquired two other, local companies, Wave said this morning. Wave said it has acquired Spectrum Networks and its subsidiary CondoIntern...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ignition Partners Gets Big Exit At Whiptail

Seattle-based venture investor Ignition Partners has scored a nice exit today, after one of its portfolio companies, Whiptail, was acquired by Cisco. Cisco said it would pay $415M to acquire Whiptail, a maker of solid state disk drives. Ign...

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Decide Acquired By eBay

Seattle-based Decide, the developer of software for helping consumers to determine when, or if, they ought to buy consumer electronics by closely tracking online prices--has been acquired by eBay. Financial terms of the acquisition were not...

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fate Therapeutics Approaches IPO, Sets IPO Range

Fate Therapeutics, the developer of stem cell technology which started in Seattle, is getting set for its IPO, saying in a regulatory filing this morning that it hopes to sell 4,000,000 shares of its common stock at between $14.00 and $16.0...

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Microsoft Buys Nokia's Phone Business For $7.2 Billion

Microsoft announced this morning that it is buying Nokia Corporation's phone business, in a deal worth approximately $7.2 billion. According to the companies, Microsoft will purchase "substantially all" of Nokia's Devices & Services busines...

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Reports: Microsoft Considering Xbox Spinout

Is Microsoft considering a spinout of its Xbox division? A report from Bloomberg says that, with Steve Ballmer retiring, the possibility of a spinout of Microsoft's gaming division is much more likely. Bloomberg said Xbox may be worth at le...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Trulia Completes Market Leader Buy

The acquisition of Kirkland-based Market Leader by Trulia has completed, according to Trulia. The deal was worth $170M in cash plus 5.3 million shares of Trulia's common stock. The deal had been announced in May. The deal was worth approxi...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Rentrak Acquires iTVX

Portland-based Rentrak, which provides viewer measurement for the advertising, movie, and television industry, has acquired iTVX, a provider of branded entertainment measurement services for the TV, movie, internet, and social media areas. ...

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Zillow Buys StreetEasy

Seattle-based Zillow said this morning that it has acquired New York-based StreetEasy, a regional real estate website focused primarily on New York. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Zillow said that StreetEasy has nearly 1.2 m...

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

PopShops Acquired By Rakuten

Seattle-based PopShops, a provider of product information feeds and data for comparison shopping sites, coupon sites, blogs, and other online shopping sites, has been acquired by Rakuten Marketing, an arm of international e-commerce giant R...

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Perlego No More: Fixmo Gulps Up Company's Mobile Products

Issaquah, Washington-based Perlego has officially become part of Fixmo, as its line of mobile management software has become integrated into Fixmo's line of products, Fixmo said today. Fixmo said that it has launched Fixmo MoveIt! and Fixmo...

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

TriQuint Acquires CAP Wireless

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor has acquired CAP Wireless, a developer of RF amplifiers, the firm said Wednesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. CAP Wireless was based in Newbury Park, California, just north o...

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Amazon's Bezos Buys The Washington Post

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos is the proud new owner of The Washington Post, the newspaper announced Monday afternoon, in a surprise move. According to The Post, Bezos paid $250M in cash for The post and its affiliated publications. Amazon.com ...

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Urbanspoon Sells Rezbook To OpenTable

Seattle-based Urbanspoon is getting out of the restaurant reservations business, and has sold its Rezbook restaurant reservation business to OpenTable. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. Urbanspoon said the move is part of a pa...

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Blucora Buys Electronics E-Commerce Firm Monoprice

Bellevue-based Blucora, the firm behind InfoSpace and TaxACT, has acquired an e-commerce firm called Monoprice, in a deal worth $180M in cash. Monoprice is a provider of self-branded, consumer electronics and home theater products, and is b...

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

RealNetworks Buys Slingo For $15.6M

Seattle-based RealNetworks said this morning that it has acquired social casino games maker Slingo, in a deal worth $15.6M. RealNetworks said, as part of the acquisition, that it will be creating new version of Slingo for Facebook, iPhone, ...

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Giftango Is No More, As Acquiring Firm Changes Name

Portland-based digital gifting service Giftango is officially no more today, after Incomm, the company which acquired Giftango back in December has decided to rename the company. InComm said it will rename Giftango as InComm Digital Solutio...

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Zulily Eyes IPO, Says Report

Seattle-based flash sales site Zulily is looking at an IPO, and has hired an investment banker, according to a report from Reuters. Reuters said Wednesday evening that Zulily has hired Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch to expl...

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

PeepCode Acquired By Pluralsight For Open Source Instruction

Seattle-based PeepCode, which provides online training videos for open source projects such as Ruby, JavaScript, Unix, and Git, has been acquired by online training service Pluralsight. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced....

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

MerchantOS Acquired By Lightspeed

Seattle-based MerchantOS, a developer of web-based point of sale software, has merged with LightSpeed Retail, the two companies said today. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. According to the companies, MerchantOS will...

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Puppet Labs Buys Cloudsmith

Portland-based Puppet Labs, which develops cloud deployment software, has acquired Cloudsmith, a developer of apps for creating and deploying software stacks to the cloud. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Cloudsmith de...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Concur Buys Travel, Expense Analytics Companies

Bellevue-based Concur is expanding out its travel and expense management tools today, with the acquisition of two companies, GDSX and TRX. According to Concur, the two products are aimed at mid-office and data analytics, and will help enhan...

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Clearwire Acquisition By Sprint Completes

Sprint said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Bellevue-based Clearwire, just short of six months after announcing its acquisition on December 17th of last year. The completion of the acquisition puts to bed a long, drawn...

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Monday, July 8, 2013

SoftBank Gets Clearance From FCC ON Sprint, Clearwire

The Federal Communications Commission said over the long weekend that it has voted unanimously to approve the investment in Sprint by SoftBank, and Sprint's acquisition of Bellevue-based Clearwire. The deal is now expected to close in early...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

AddToAny Founder Buys Back Firm From Lockerz

Seattle-based Lockerz has sold back AddToAny, which developed social sharing tools, to its founder, Pat Diven II. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Diven said that he is "back at it full time" working on AddToAny. Locke...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Outerwall Buys Electronics Recycling Kiosk Maker EcoATM For $350M

Bellevue-based Outerwall--the newly renamed Coinstar--has acquired a maker of electronics recycling kiosks, the company said today. Outerwall said it has acquired EcoATM, for $350M in cash. EcoATM makes automated kiosks which allow consumer...

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

DISH Network Walks Away From Clearwire

DISH Network said Wednesday afternoon that it is officially walking away from its bid for Kirkland-based Clearwire, and will withdraw its tender offer to acquire all of the shares of Clearwire. The move came after the bid increase by Sprint...

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Noetix Acquired By Silverback Enterprise Group

Redmond-based Noetix, which develops business intelligence and data analytics software, has been acquired by Silverback Enterprise Group. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Silverback Enterprise Group, the current m...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

NanoString Walloped In IPO

Seattle-based NanoString Technologies, the provider of molecular diagnostics and other life sciences tools, was walloped in its IPO on Wednesday, closing down nearly 20 percent below its already low IPO price. The firm closed at $8.06 per s...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Rteamsite Acquired By TeamSnap

Kenmore, Washington-based Rteamsite, a developer of sports league and team management services, has been acquired by sports team software developer TeamSnap, the two said Wednesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Tea...

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Sprint Boosts Bid For Clearwire To $5.00 Per Share

Sprint has increased its bid for Kirkland's Clearwire to $5.00 per share, in a move that might finally put the long running acquisition drama to bed. Sprint--which had most recently been offering $4.40 per share for Clearwire, up from an or...

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bezos Gets Giant Exit At MakerBot

Bezos Expeditions, the venture investing arm of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, scored big win Wednesday, when MakerBot, which makes 3D printers, was acquired by Stratasys for $403M in stock plus up to $201M in earnout. Bezos Expeditions ha...

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Monday, June 17, 2013

AppFog Acquired By CenturyLink/Savvis

Portland-based AppFog has been acquired by CenturyLink, the telecommunications firm, to help bolster its Savvis cloud hosting service, CenturyLink confirmed late Friday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. CenturyLink s...

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

AppFog Being Acquired By Savvis, Says Report

Portland-based AppFog, which develops Platform-as-a-Service software, is being acquired by data center operator Savvis. The acquisition, according to multiple reports Thursday, is expected to be announced Monday. Details on the acquisition ...

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

NanoString Sets IPO Range

Seattle-based NanoString Technologies looks like it's going to fast-track its path to an IPO, and has estimated its IPO trading range at between $13.00 and $15.00 per share. The company set its IPO range Thursday in a filing, also saying th...

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Microsoft Buys DevOps Software Developer

Redmond-based Microsoft has staked a claim in the hot DevOps market, saying that it has acquired application lifecycle management (ALM) software development business InRelease, which is a business unit of InCycle Software. Financial terms ...

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Friday, May 31, 2013

WhitePages Buys Mr. Number For Call Blocking App

Seattle-based WhitePages, the online people and business directory search site, has acquired Mr. Number, a call blocking and spam identification app for Android, the company said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ...

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tweddle Connect Acquired By Nuance

Tweddle Connect, the Bellevue-based automotive infotainment systems developer which is part of Tweddle Group, has been acquired by Nuance, in a deal worth $80M in cash, Nuance said Thursday. Nuance said it acquired the Tweddle Connect busin...

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Jive Software Eyed For Takeover, Says Report

Jive Software, the developer of enterprise collaboration and social software, is being eyed by a number of companies as a takeover candidate, according to a report today. The Portland Business Journal says that IBM or Oracle Corp. have been...

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Clearwire Gets New, Higher Bid From DISH Network

The bidding for Kirkland-based Clearwire has suddenly kicked off again this morning, as DISH Network made an offer to acquire Clearwire for $4.40 per share in cash. That offer is a dollar more per share than the $3.40 per share that Sprint ...

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Clearwire Shareholder Opposes Sprint Offer

In the latest twist to the saga of the sale of Kirkland-based Clearwire, one of the firm's minority stockholders has come out against the proposal by Sprint to acquire the company. Crest Financial Limited, which says it is the largest minor...

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

EKOS Acquired By British Company

Seattle-based EKOS, the developer of ultrasound tools for treating vascular thrombosis, has been acquired by British biotech company BTG. BTG said it will pay $180M, plus up to $40M in earn out, for EKOS, whose products are used to treat se...

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Monday, May 20, 2013

NanoString Files For IPO

Seattle-bsaed life sciences and molecular analysis systems developer NanoString Technologies has filed for an IPO, saying this morning in a filing that it hopes to raise $86.25M in the offering. The firm has applied to list as NSTG on the N...

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Meridian Apps Acquired By Aruba Networks

Portland-based indoor wi-fi location technology developer Meridian Apps has been acquired by Aruba Networks, Aruba announced last week. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Aruba said the buy will enable new location-based servi...

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Tableau Surges In IPO Debut

Seattle's Tableau Software had a stunning IPO debut this morning, surving as high as $50.25 in morning trading, well above its pricing of $31.00 last night. Tableau was up 60%, a huge surge for an IPO for the enterprise software developer. ...

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tableau Sets IPO Price, To Trade Friday

The highly anticipated IPO of Seattle's Tableau Software has priced at $31.00 per share, above its estimated initial public offering range of $28.00 to $30.00 per share. The pricing is higher yet than the initial estimated range of $23.00 t...

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tableau Software Bumps IPO Pricing Range

Seattle-based Tableau Software has bumped its initial public offering range, saying in a filing this morning that it now expects the IPO price to be between $28.00 and $30.00. The range is above an earlier, $23.00 to $26.00 per share pricin...

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

DocuSign Buys Cartavi

DocuSign, the electronic signature firm which has operations in Seattle, said today that it has acquired Cartavi, a provider of real estate transaction management and document sharing service. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ...

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Lucky Sort Acquired By Twitter

Portland-based Lucky Sort, which developed data visualization tools, has been acquired by Twitter, Lucky Sort said Monday. Financial details of the deal were not announced. According to Lucky Sort founder Noah Pepper, "several" of the compa...

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Clipboard Acquired By Salesforce, Shut Down

Bellevue-based social bookmarking service Clipboard has been acquired by Salesforce.com, in a positive return for the company--but one which will shut down the service. According to Clipboard, Salesforce has acquired the company, but will s...

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Market Leader Acquired By Trulia For $355M

Kirkland-based Market Leader, the developer of customer relationship management software for the real estate industry, has been acquired by Trulia, in a deal worth approximately $355M. Trulia said the price implies $11.33 per share for Mark...

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Clearwire Urges Approval of Sprint Acquisition

Kirkland-based Clearwire has a message for its stockholders: please approve the acquisition of the company by Sprint. Clearwire told its investors that the proposed buyout by Sprint is the "best strategic alternative for stockholders" parti...

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Tableau Sets Initial IPO Range

In a step forward for the company's IPO plans, Seattle-based Tableau Software said in a filing this morning that it now expects to price its IPO at between $23.00 and $26.00. The company--which had filed for its IPO in April--said it intend...

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Custom Photo Book Printer RPI Buys Atlanta Competitor

Seattle-based RPI, which manufactures personalized photo books and greeting cards, said today that it has acquired Atlanta-based competitor DPI. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Both RPI and DPI provide web-to-print, personali...

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Ignition Gets Big Exit At Parse, After Facebook Buy

Bellevue-based venture capital investor Ignition Partners has scored a big exit at one of its portfolio firms, Parse, after an acquisition by Facebook. Facebook is reportedly paying $85M for Parse. Parse, which developed mobile backed softw...

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Wavii Confirms Google Acquisition

Seattle-based natural language processing software developer Wavii has confirmed its acquisition by Google, the firm announced this morning on its web site. Wavii said that it will no longer continue to offer its service, but will by applyi...

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ProgrammableWeb Acquired By MuleSoft

Seattle-based ProgrammableWeb, an online site which helps developers find web, mobile, and other application APIs, has been acquired by MuleSoft, a developer of software integration tools. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Pr...

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tippr Acquired By nCrowd

Seattle-based Tippr, the developer of daily deal software headed by Martin Tobias, has been acquired, according to multiple reports. Size of the acquisition was not announced. Tippr developed a white-label, software platform which allowed c...

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

GreenCupboards Buys Ecomom's Assets, Will Reopen Site

Spokane, Washington-based online retailer GreenCupboards announced this morning that it has acquired the assets of Ecomom, the online eco-friendly retailer which targeted the baby, mom, and kids market. Financial terms of the buy were not d...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wavii Acquired By Google, Says Report

Seattle-based startup Wavii, which develops natural language processing software being applied to news aggregation, has been acquired by Google, according to reports. The deal, according to TechCrunch, values Wavii at more than $30M. Neithe...

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Report: Amazon's Buy Of Goodreads Killed Partnership With Apple

A report today from the WSJ says that Amazon.com's purchase last month of book networking site Goodreads scuttled a deal in the works, which would have added Goodreads' reviews to iTunes. According to the report, Amazon and Apple have been ...

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Verizon Offers $1.5 Billion For Clearwire Spectrum

If DISH Network's offer for Sprint this morning didn't already confuse issues enough, the WSJ reports that Verizon is offering up $1.5 billion to Clearwire today, to lease Clearwire's spectrum for its own LTE network buildout. Sprint is in ...

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Bidding War At Sprint Further Complicates Clearwire Bid

A new offer to acquire Sprint--from satellite television services firm DISH Network--complicates the already complicated set of transactions around the buyout of Bellevue-based broadband wireless infrastructure firm Clearwire. According to ...

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

ESI Buys Semiconductor Business From GSI Group

Portland-based ESI, the developer of laser-based equipment for the electronics industry, announced this morning that it has acquired the Semiconductor Systems business of GSI Group. GSI's Semiconductor Systems business is based in Bedford, ...

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

TripAdvisor Acquires Jetsetter.com

Tripadvisor, the online hotel and travel review site which was spun out of Expedia back in 2011, said today that it has acquired Jetsetter.com, an online private sale site for hotel bookings. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. J...

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Microsoft Sells Off Mediaroom To Ericsson

Microsoft has sold off its IPTV business, Mediaroom, to Ericsson, Ericsson said today, confirming a rumor of the sale from two weeks ago. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed. Mediaroom was based in Mountain View, California, an...

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tableau Software Files For IPO

Seattle-based Tableau Software has finally filed for an IPO, saying in a filing Tuesday that it is looking to raised as much as $150M in an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange as DATA. The IPO is being underwritten by Goldman, Sachs & Co., ...

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Livemocha Picked Up By Rosetta Stone

Seattle-based online language learning site Livemocha, has been acuqired by Rosetta Stone, the language learning publisher, in a deal worth $8.5M in cash. According to Rosetta Stone, Livemocha will remain in Seattle after the acquisition. L...

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Amazon Buys Book Community Goodreads

Seattle-based Amazon.com said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired Goodreads, an online book review community based in San Francisco. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Goodreads was founded in 2007 by Otis Chandler, ...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Report: Microsoft Mulls Selling IPTV Business To Ericsson

Bellevue-based Microsoft may be looking to unload its IPTV business to set-top-box maker Ericsson AB, according to a report today. Bloomberg said the deal is expected to be announced in a few weeks. The report cited people familiar with the...

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Pendrell Buys Patents From Nokia

Kirkland-based patent licensing firm Pendrell said this moring that it has acquired what it described as a portfolio of "foundational memory technology" patents from Nokia. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Pendrell said the ...

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Amazon Names As Possible Buyer For E-Book Technology

Seattle's Amazon.com has been named as a possible buyer of electronic book reader technology from Samsung Electronics. A report from Bloomberg, citing an person familiar with the matter, said that Samsung is trying to sell its Dutch subsidi...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Former Oregon Gubernatorial Candidate Charged In Facebook IPO Scam

Craig Berkman, the former Oregon gubernatorial candidate, has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission for selling non-existent shares in Facebook, LinkedIn, Groupon, and Zynga. According to the SEC, Berkman--who was the forme...

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Monday, March 18, 2013

MetroFax Acquired By j2 Global

Bellevue-based MetroFax, a provider of Internet-based faxing services, has been acquired by j2 Global, a provider of Internet FAX and unified communications tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to j2 Global, Metro...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Amazon Vets Sell Startup To Oracle

Two former Amazon.com veterans, Chris Pinkham--formerly Vice President of Engineering at Amazon.com, and who started Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) efforts, and Willem van Biljon, formerly also working on Amazon's Elastic Compute Clou...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Appature Acquired By IMS Health

Seattle-based healthcare software-as-a-services startup Appature, which is led by Kabir Shahani, has been acquired by IMS Health. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced, however, the deal has been placed at over $100M. IMS He...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tripwire Buys nCircle

Portland-based security software provider Tripwire announced this morning that it has acquired nCircle, a Silicon Valley-based developer of IT risk management software. Financial terms of th ebuy were not disclosed. According to Tripwire, t...

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Concur Acquires Mobile Communications Provider conTgo

Redmond-based Concur has acquired a provider of mobile communications and messaging services, focused on business travel, to help bolster its platform, the company announced today. Concur said it has acquired conTgo, a UK- and Australia-bas...

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

AccessVia Acquired By Lexmark

Seattle-based AccessVia, a developer of print-on-demand software to help product retail, shelf-edge displays both locally at retail stores and at a central printer, has been acquired by printer maker Lexmark, Lexmark said Tuesday. Financial...

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Monday, March 4, 2013

MetricsHub Acquired By Microsoft

Bellevue-based cloud monitoring software firm MetricsHub, which was part of the Microsoft Accelerator, has been acquired by none other than Microsoft itself. Microsoft announced the acquisition late Monday, saying that the move will provide...

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Key Technology Buys Belgium Company

Walla Walla, Washington-based Key Technology, a developer of process automation technology, said today that it has merged with Visys NV, a provider of equipment used in food processing and waste recycling. Key Technology said that it will p...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Alike Acquired By Yahoo

Seattle-based mobile app developer Alike, which developed mobile applications to help users get recommendations on local restaurants and other places, has been acquired by Yahoo, Yahoo said Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not discl...

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Monday, February 11, 2013

F5 Networks Buys LineRate Systems

Seattle-based F5 Networks, the developer of Internet traffic shaping appliances, said today that it has acquired LineRate Systems, a developer of software used for software-defined, layer 7+ networking services. Financial terms of the buy w...

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Avanade Buys Opstera

Seattle-based Avanade, the provider of managed services and technology, said this morning that it has acquired Bellevue's Opstera, a developer of public cloud management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Opstera devel...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Microsoft Provides $2 Billion Loan To Dell Buyout Group

Details of Microsoft's role in the private equity buyout of Dell emerged this morning, with Microsoft saying that it has provided a $2 billion loan to the group that has proposed to buy out Dell. That group--made up of Dell founder Michael ...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Visere Acquired By Jawbone

Portland-based Visere, which develops life coaching applications for the iPad, has been acquired by Jawbone, which develops wearable computing products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Visers was the developer of Unstuck, a l...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Microsoft Deal For Dell Nears, Says Report

A deal which will take computer maker Dell private, and make Microsoft and private equity firm Silver Lake Partners the majority holders in Dell, is nearing completion, according to reports last night from the WSJ. According to the WSJ, the...

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Avalara Buys Tax Technology Services

Bainbridge Island-based Avalara announced this morning that it has acquired yet another provider of cloud-based sales tax software. This time, Avalara said it has acquired Tax Technology Services, a provider of cloud-based, sales tax exempt...

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ignition Partners Gets Exit At mFoundry

Seattle-based venture capital firm has some good news, finally, as one of its portfolio firms had a successful exit today. Larkspur, California-based mobile banking developer mFoundry has been acquired by mobile financial services firm FIS,...

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Amazon.com Buys Kindle Text-to-Speech Provider

Amazon.com has acquired IVONA Software, the software developer behind its Kindle "Text-to-Speech", "Voice Guide" and "Explore by Touch" technology, the company said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Amazon said t...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Telanetix Acquired By Intermedia

Bellevue-based cloud communications and telephony provider Telanetix has been acquired by Silicon Valley-based Intermedia, in an all-cash deal worth approximately $55M. Intermedia is a provider of third party, Microsoft Exchange hosting and...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SEOmoz Buys Portland's AudienceWise

Seattle-based SEOmoz, the provider of serach engine optimization and related software, is announcing today that it has acquired AudienceWise, the Portland-based SEO firm founded by Tim Resnick and Matthew Brown. Financial terms of the buy w...

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

POP Acquired by Conde Nast

Seattle-based POP, the digital agency founded by Bill Predmore, has been acquired by the parent firm of Conde Nast, Advance Publications Inc.. FInancial terms of the buy were not disclosed. POP, whose clients include Nike, Microsoft, Target...

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Friday, January 11, 2013

WaveDivision Completes $50M Acquisition Of Black Rock Cable

Kirkland-based WaveDivision Holdings said Thursday that it has completed its $50M acquisition of Black Rock Cable, of Bellingham, Wash. Black Rock is ap rovider of high capacity fiber optic connectivity in Washington State, connecting large...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Clearwire Gets Surprise Bid From DISH Network

In a surprise bid, Sprint has received some competition for Bellevue-based Clearwire, from satellite television operator DISH Network. Clearwire said Tuesday afternoon that DISH has proposed to purchase certain spectrum assets from Clearwir...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Giftango Acquired By Atlanta Firm

Portland-based Giftango, the provider of online, virtual and digital gift cards, has been acquired by InComm, an Atlanta-based prepaid products company. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to InComm, the buy will expand...

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Microsoft Reportedly Buys R2 Studios

Microsoft has reportedly acquired id8 Group R2 Studios, a developer of home automation systems run by Blake Krikorian, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Details and confirmation of the buy have not been announced by either company. i...

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Storycode Acquired By TigerLogic

Portland-based Storycode, the developer of a mobile publishing platform used by brands to create mobile apps, has been acquired by enterprise software company TigerLogic, the two announced this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not d...

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Expedia Buys Majority Stake In Trivago

Bellevue-based Expedia said Friday that it has acquired a majority stake in European travel booking site Trivago. Expedia said it paid approximately $632 million for Trivago, which is based in Dusseldorf, Germany. Trivago operates a booking...

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Bezos Gets Big Exit At Behance

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, has just scored a big exit in his portfolio, via Bezos Expeditions, his investment fund. One of the firm's portfolio companies, Behance, was acquired by Adobe Systems Friday, in a deal rumored to be wo...

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pace International Acquired By Valent BioSciences For $65M

Seattle-based Pace International, a developer of products for the agricultural industry, has been acquired by Valent Biosciences Corporation, in a deal worth $65M. Valent Biosciences had previously owned 25% of Pace. Pace develops commercia...

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Sprint, ClearWire Agree To Buyout For $2.2 Billion

Sprint and Bellevue-based wireless infrastructure firm Clearwire announced this morning that the two have agreed on buyout terms, where Sprint will pay $2.97 per share for the remainder of Clearwire, a deal worth $2.2 billion. According to ...

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sprint Offers $2.1 Billion For The Rest of Clearwire

Sprint Nextel Corp. said today that it is offering $2.1 billion for the remaining 50 percent of Bellevue-based Clearwire, confirming rumors from earlier this week that Sprint was hoping to buy out the remaining investors in the wireless inf...

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Audiogalaxy Acquired By Dropbox

Seattle-based AudioGalaxy, the provider of a service which let users stream their music from the Internet, has been acquired by Dropbox, the company announced Thursday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Audiogalaxy said its tea...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sprint May Buy Rest of Clearwire

Wireless carrier Sprint Nextel is considering buying the rest of Bellevue-based wireless data provider Clearwire, according to multiple reports Tuesday. Sprint--which already owns a majority of Clearwire--is apparently considering buying ou...

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Intermec Acquired by Honeywell In $600M Deal

Everett, Washington-based Intermec is being acquired by Honeywell International Inc., in a deal worth $600M in cash, the two said this morning. Thee two said they are in a definitive agreement, which has been approved by the boards of both ...

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ignition Partners Gets Exit At Zenprise

Bellevue-based venture capital firm Ignition Partners has had an exit at one of the firm's portfolio companies, Zenprise. Citrix said Wednesday that it is buying Zenprise, and will make that firm's products part of its Citrix CloudGateway a...

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Kimera Systems Buys Smart Places

Portland-based artificial intelligence software developer Kimera Systems announced today that it has has acquired Smart Places, a developer of location and context-aware, mobile social networking apps. Financial terms of the buy were not di...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Urban Airship Buys Tello

Portland-based Urban Airship, the developer of mobile messaging and notification software, said today that it has acquired Tello, a developer of Apple Passbook management services. Financial term sof the buy were not disclosed. Tello was ba...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

SEOmoz Buys GetListed

Seattle-based search engine optimization software developer SEOmoz, which is headed by Rand Fishkin, announced today that it has acquired GetListed.org, the Portland-based provider of SEO tools and services founded by David Mihm. The deal w...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Adhost Acquired By Cequel Data Centers

Seattle-based colocation and hosting provider Adhost has been acquired by St. Louise-based datacenter operator Cequal Data Centers. Cequel said yesterday that it has acquired Adhost, and will rebrand the company as Tierpoint. Adhost has aro...

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Digimarc Buys Attributor

Beaverton, Oregon-based Digimarc, the developer of digital watermarking and other related technology, said Monday afternoon that it has acquired Attributor Corporation, a provider of technology for protecting electronic books from piracy. F...

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Google Targets Amazon With BufferBox Buy

Google appears to be getting set to go head to head against Amazon.com, after it acquired BufferBox, a provider of temporary lockers for receiving e-commerce. BufferBox, which is based in Canada, provides temporary lockers, which provide a ...

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Redfin Plans IPO In 2014

Seattle-based online real estate broker Redfin is hoping to file for an IPO next year, with a goal of being public in 2014, according to an interview with CEO Gleen Kelman with Bloomberg. Kelman said that the company expects to be public in...

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Planar Sells Off Business Unit

Beaverton, Oregon-based Planar Systems said today that it has old off its electroluminescent (EL) display business, to Beneq Oy. The deal is worth $6.5M, split between $3.9M in cash and $2.6M in a promissory note. Planar also said the deal ...

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Avvo Sells Off Health Business

Seattle-based Avvo is getting out of the health business and re-focusing on lawyers, after selling off its health directory business. Avvo and online health directory firm HealthTap said this morning that HealthTap has acquired the health b...

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Zillow Buys HotPads

Zillow, the Seattle real estate site, said Monday afternoon that it has acquired HotPads, on online mapping site focused on rental and real estate. Zillow said it would pay $16M in cash for San Francisco-based HotPads. Zillow said the acqui...

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Cray Completes Appro Buy

Seattle-based Cray said late last week that it has completed its acquisition of Appro International. The deal--which had been announced on November 9th--was worth $21.8M in cash. Appro was a developer supercomputer clusters, aimed at the hi...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Corbis Buys UK Company Demotix

Seattle-based Corbis Images, the provider of stock photography and illustrations, said today that it has acquired London-based Demotix, a source of breaking news photography. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Corbis said that D...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Azaleos Acquired By Avanade

Azaleos, the Seattle-based provider of outsource, managed services for Microsoft's Exchange, SharePoint, and other software, has been acquired by Seattle-based managed services nad consulting firm Avanade, Avanade said Tuesday evening. Fina...

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Cray Buys Appro International

Seattle-based supercomputer maker Cray said this morning that it has agreed to acquire Appro International, a developer of supercomputer clusters, in a deal worth $25M in cash. Cray said that Appro will become the core of a new Cluster Solu...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jive Software Buys Two Companies

Jive Software, the developer of social business software which has an office in Portland, said Monday that it has acquired two companies, Meetings.io and Producteev. Financial terms of the buys were not announced. Both firms develop real ti...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Zillow Buys Mortgage Software Firm

Seattle-based Zillow said last night that it has acquired Mortech, a Lincoln, Nebraska developer of software tools for the mortgage industry. Zillow said it paid $12M in cash and 150,000 shares of its stock for Mortech. Mortech has 39 emplo...

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Advanced Microscopy Group Acquired By Life Technologies

Bothell-based Advanced Microscopy Group, which develops imaging systems for research microscopy, has been acquired by life sciences equipment company Life Technologies. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Life Technologie...

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Marchex To Split Into Two Businesses

Seattle-based local advertising firm Marchex said yesterday that it plans to split its business in two, creating two, new publicly held companies. Marchex said it plans to split into Marchex, a pure-play mobile advertising company focused o...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Zillow Buys Buyfolio

Seattle-based real estate site Zillow has acquired Buyfolio, the operator of a collaborative shopping website. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Buyfolio was based in New York City. Buyfolio's site focused on New York City real...

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Getty Images Acquisition Completes

Getty Images and private equity firm The Carlyle Group said today that they have completed the $3.3 billion acquisition of Getty by Carlyle. The two companies had announced the buyout deal in August. According to the two, co-founder and Cha...

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sprint Nextel Takes Controlling Stake In Clearwire

Sprint Nextel has dipped into the new stash of cash it just received from Japanese investor Softbank, and has just bought out the stake of Craig McCCaw in 4G wireless provider Clearwire. Sprint said that it will pay $100M for McCaw's 5 perc...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Microsoft Buys StorSimple

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired StorSimple, the developer of storage software which integrates with the cloud, migrating data between primary storage, local backup and archive, as well as cloud storage services. Financial ter...

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Geoloqi Acquired By Esri

Portland-based Geoloqi, a provider of geocoding APIs and software, has been acquired by GIS giant Esri, the companies said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Geoloqi will become a Portland-based office for Esri, a provide...

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Softbank To Pay $20.1B For Sprint Nextel

Japan's Softbank Corp. confirmed this morning that it will pay $20.1 billion to buy up to 70 percent of Sprint Nextel, which owns most of Bellevue-based >Clearwire. The firm said the buy will give it entry into the U.S. market, including ab...

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Report: Amazon In Talks To Buy Mobile Chips Business From Texas Instruments

Is Amazon.com about to buy the mobile chips unit of Texas Instruments? That's the rumor being widely reported today, based on an article from an Israeli business news provider, which says that the chips in question are the ones being used b...

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Bezos Gets Big Win At Workday

Jeff Bezos has scored a huge win in his investment portfolio today, after enterprise software maker Workday soared in its IPO debut. Workday develops human resources software, and is based in the Bay Area. Workday priced at $28.00 a share l...

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Softbank, Sprint Deal Spurs Frenzy Around Clearwire

The deal brewing between Sprint Nextel Corp. and Softbank has spawned a huge frenzy around Bellevue-based 4G network operator Clearwire, sending the firm's stock up as high as 66% in trading Thursday after news of the deal. Softbank is appa...

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Inrix Planning IPO, Says Report

Kirkland-based traffic information provider Inrix is getting set to file for an IPO, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Inrix has apparently hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. as its bankers, with pl...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mobilisafe Acquired By Rapid7

Seattle-based Mobilisafe, a developer of mobile device management software, has been acquired by Boston-based Rapid7, the companies said Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. MobiliSafe develops cloud-based software used t...

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Microsoft Buys PhoneFactor

Microsoft said this morning that it has acquired PhoneFactor, a developer of two-factor authentication technology, which uses phone, text messaging, and other means to better secure corporate and other applications. Financial terms of the b...

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

T-Mobile, MetroPCS In Merger

Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA, the mobile carrier owned by Deutsche Telekom, and fellow wireless carrier MetroPCS Communications said this morning that the two are in a merger, which will combine T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The firms said that Met...

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

SEOmoz Eyes IPO

Seattle-based search engine optimization software developer SEOmoz founder Rand Fishkin said yesterday that the firm has set its sights on an IPO, as the company begins mulling an exit. The company said that, since it has taken institutiona...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

GoMiles Acquired By Traxo

GoMiles, a Seattle startup providing a way for users to track their frequent flyer miles and other loyalty programs, has been acquired by Traxo. Traxo is a provider of services to help users track their frequent flyer miles, travel history,...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Maveron Gets Exit At Zui

Seattle-based venture capital firm Maveron has seen an exit in its portfolio, via the acquisition of Zui, the operator of a kid-friendly Internet portal. Zui was acquired by Saban Brands, which owns a number of children's entertainment bran...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

NetMotion Wireless Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Seattle-based NetMotion Wireless, which develops virtual private network (VPN) and network performance management software, has been acquired. The firm was acquired by a private equity firm, Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., based in Santa Mon...

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Zillow Prices Secondary Offering

Seattle-based Zillow has priced its secondary offering, saying that it is offering 4M shares of its common stock at $43.00 per share. 3.425M of those shares are being sold directly by Zillow, with the remainder being sold by existing shareh...

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wishpot Acquired By Lockerz

Seattle-based Wishpot, the online social shopping and gift list site founded by Max Ciccotosto, has been acquired by Lockerz, the firm disclosed yesterday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Wishpot was venture backed by Monster...

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Zillow Plans $130M Secondary Offering

Seattle-based real estate site Zillow said Wednesday that it plans to offer up $130M in a secondary share sale, with a number of its insiders planning to sell some number of shares in the offering. Zillow said it plans to offer 3.2 million ...

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

KryptIQ Acquired By SureScripts

Portland-based KryptIQ, the developer of electronic health records and prescription management software, has been acquired by SureScripts, which provide electronic prescription software, according to a report this morning from The Oregonian...

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

AppFog Buys Nodester

Portland-based AppFog, the provider of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) tools for the cloud computing market, said this morning that it has acquired Nodester, a developer of Node.js software platforms. Financial terms of the buy were not disclo...

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Maveron-backed Swaylo Acquired By Facebook

A San Francisco-based startup, Swaylo which is backed by Maveron Capital, has been acquired by social networking giant Facebook. Threadsy, the firm behind Swaylo, said in a blog post over the weekend that it will become part of Facebook, bu...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hubspan Acquired By Atlanta Firm

Seattle-based Hubspan, which develops cloud-based business integration software, has been acquired by an Atlanta company, Liaison Technologies. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced by the company. Liaison Technologies pro...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

QuestionPro Picks Up PollBob

Seattle-based web-based surveying firm QuestionPro has acquired PollBob, a developer of web and iPhone survey applications. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. QuestionPro said the buy will add to its portfolio of research-orient...

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Zillow Competitor Trulia Files For IPO

Trulia, the home search engine site which competes head to head with Seattle's Zillow, has filed for an IPO, saying that it is looking to raise up to $75.0M in a public offering. The firm said it intends to apply to list its common stock on...

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Coinstar Rises On Buyout Rumors

A rumor yesterday that Bellevue-based ...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Goodbye, Gist: RIM Sets Shutdown For September 15th

Gist, the online personal contact management service started by T.A. McCann in Seattle, is being shut down by Research In Motion, according to a post from Gist. Gits, which had been acquired in February of 2011, said that the site will offi...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

SEOMoz Buys Followerwonk

Seattle-based SEOmoz, the search engine optimization software provider headed by Rank Fishkin, said this morning that it has acquired Followerwonk, the Twitter analytics firm headed by Peter Bray. Financial terms of the buy were not disclos...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Getty Images Acquired By Carlyle For $3.3 Billion

Getty Images, the photography and video rights giant, has been acquired by private equity firm The Carlyle Group in a $3.3 billion deal, the two announced today. Getty Images, which was previously owned by private equity group Hellman & Fri...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ant's Eye View Acquired By PwC

Ant's Eye View, a social media consultancy which has offices in Seattle, San Jose, and Austin, has been acquired by accounting and auditing giant PwC. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. PwC said that Ant's Eye View will join PwC...

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Monday, August 13, 2012

UC4 Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Bellevue-based UC4 Software, which develops IT process automation software, said today that it has been acquired by a group of private equity investors. The deal was worth $270M. UC4 was acquired by private equity fund EQT VI, which acquire...

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Agile Advantage Acquired By Rally Software

Redmond-based Agile Advantage, a provider of software products and consulting services for the Agile software development market, has been acquired. According to Agile software developer Rally Software, it has acquired Agile Advantage to bo...

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Xtreme Consulting Group Buys Kipe Technology Resources

Kirkland-based Xtreme Consulting Group, a business and IT services firm, said this week that it has acquired Beaverton, Oregon-based Kipe Technology Resources. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Kipe Technology Resources is a pr...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

FEI Buys Visualization Sciences Group

Hillsboro, Oregon-based FEI, which develops scientific instruments, including electron beam microscopes, said Wednesday that it has acquired Visualization Sciences Group (VSG), based in Bordeaux, France. FEI said it paid approximately $55M ...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Banyan Branch Absorbs Nology Media

Seattle-based social media firm Banyan Branch said this morning that it has integrated Nology Media, a content publishing agency. Banyan Branch said that Nology Media's employees will join the company, and it will service Nology Media's cli...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CMC Biologics Buys Bay Area Facility

Seattle-based CMC Biologics, which provides contract manufacturing for the biopharmaceuticals industry, said today that it has acquired the acquisition of a Bay Area, manufacturing facility previously owned by XOMA Corporation. Financial te...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Impinj Drops IPO Plans, Raises $21M

Seattle-based Impinj, which makes RFID semiconductors, has dropped its plans for an IPO, according to a filing with the SEC Thursday. Impinj said that is is requesting the withdrawal because it "does not intend to pursue the contemplated pu...

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Microsoft Completes Yammer Buy

Bellevue-based Microsoft announced this morning that it has completed its acquisition of business micro-messaging firm Yammer. The deal, which is worth around $1.2 billion in cash, was originally announced in June. Yammer becomes part of th...

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Microsoft Sells Stake In MSNBC

Bellevue-based Microsoft said over the weekend that it is selling its stake in msnbc.com, the online news site it runs with NBCUniversal. MSNBC said Sunday that it has renamed itself NBCNews.com as a result of the deal. Microsoft is selling...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Blue Gecko Acquired By Datavail

Seattle-based Blue Gecko, provider of remote database administration services, has been acquired by Colorado-based Datavail, the two companies said this morning. Financial arrangements behind the acquisition were not announced by the compan...

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Microsoft Buys Multi-Touch Screen Maker

Redmond-based >Microsoft and New York-based multi-touch screen maker Perceptive Pixel said Monday that Microsoft has acquired Perceptive Pixel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Perceptive Pixel develops multi-touch, video wal...

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Amazon Buys 3D Mapping Firm

Seattle-based Amazon.com has acquired a 3D mapping startup, UpNext, according to reports Monday, which will allow it to offer native mapping capabilities in the Kindle. Financial details of the deal--which has yet to be announced--have not ...

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

BlueView Becomes Part of Teledyne Technologies

Seattle-based BlueView Technologies, the developer of compact forward-looking imaging sonar, microbathymetry systems and 3D scanning sonar equipment, is now officially part of Teledyne Technologies, Teledyne said today. Financial terms of t...

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

HyperQuality Acquired By Spoken Communications

Seattle-based HyperQuality, which provides third party quality assurance and other services for contact centers, has been acquired by Spoken Communications, Spoken said Monday. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The two said ...

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Monday, July 2, 2012

WinEstimator Acquired By Trimble

Kent, Washington-based WinEstimator, a developer of software used for estimating construction costs, has been acquired by Silicon Valley's Trimble, a developer of GPS-related tools and equipment. Financial terms of the by were not disclose...

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Thinkfuse Acquired By salesforce.com

Seattle-based Thinkfuse, a developer of software used to help manage group communications, such as status reports and project updates, has been acquired by salesforce.com. Thinkfuse was a TechStars Seattle company, and had received funding ...

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Microsoft Confirms Yammer Buy

Redmond-based Microsoft confirmed Monday that it has acquired San Francisco-based Yammer, a provider of a private micro-messaging service patterned after Twitter, in a deal worth $1.2 billion in cash. The deal had been leaked two weeks ago,...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

CrowdCompass Acquired By Cvent

Portland-based CrowdCompass, which develops mobile applications for conferences and events, has been acquired by Cvent, Cvent said Tuesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The acquisition comes only seven months after CrowdCo...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ESI Buys French Laser Firm

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries, the manufacturer of laser-based, semiconductor tooling and equipment, said this morning that it has acquired EOLITE Systems, a French manufacturer of fiber lasers. ESI said it paid approximately...

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Smarsh Acquires AdvisorSquare

Portland-based Smarsh, which develops email archiving services, said today that it has acquired AdvisorSquare from Symantec. AdvisorSquare is a provider of websites for financial services professionals. Financial terms of the acquisition we...

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Microsoft Eyes Micromessaging Startup

Microsoft is reportely in the last step of acquiring a developer of micro-messaging software aimed at enterprises, according to reports today, in a deal worth as much as $1 billion. According to those reports, Microsoft is set to acquire Ya...

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Report: Tableau Software Aiming At IPO

A new report Friday says that Seattle-based Tableau Software, the maker of business intelligence software, is set to file for an IPO in the coming months. The report, from Reuters, identified the firm as one of a number of business software...

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Amazon Publishing Buys Another Book Publisher

Seattle-based Amazon.com has acquired another book publisher, via its Amazon Publishing arm, the company said Monday afternoon. Amazon said it has acquired the publication rights for Avalon Books, which publishes romances, mystery, and west...

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Buzz Monkey Acquired By Zynga

Eugene, Oregon-based Buzz Monkey, a developer of videogames, has been acquired by social games maker Zynga, according to reports. Details of the acquisition have not yet been announced by the companies. Buzz Monkey was founded by Randy Thom...

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Monday, June 4, 2012

WaveDivision Holdings Acquired By Private Equity Groups

Kirkland-based WaveDivision Holdings, which operates the Wave Broadband and Astound Broadband cable systems in Washington, Oregon and California, has been acquired by private equity firms Oak Hill Capital and GI Partners. Financial details ...

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Zillow Completes RentJuice Deal

Seattle-based Zillow announced Friday morning that it has completed its acquisition of RentJuice, the San Francisco-based developer of software for managing rental marketing for landlords, property managers, and rental brokers. The deal, wh...

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

BlueView Technologies Acquired By Teledyne Technologies

Seattle-based BlueView Technologies, a developer of underwater, acoustic imaging and measurement products, has been acquired by diversified defense and electronics firm Teledyne Technologies. Teledyne announced the acquisition of BlueView t...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lockerz Buys Chick Approved

Seattle-based social rewards and fashion site Lockerz said Friday that it has acquired Chick Approved, an online fashion community. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Chick Approved is an online site founded by Jeff Turn...

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tierpoint Acquired By Private Equity Firms

Liberty Lake, Washington-based colocation and data center provider TierPoint has been acquired by a company run by a coalition private equity firms, via Cequel Data Centers LLC. According to Cequel Data Centers, which is backed by Thompson ...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Medify Acquired By Alliance Health

Seattle-based Medify, which operates an online site which allows users to learn more about health conditions via the experiences of other patients, has been acquired by healthcare social networking provider Alliance Health Networks. Financi...

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Intellectual Ventures, NVIDIA Buy Patent Trove

Bellevue-based Intellectual Ventures has teamed with graphics chip maker NVIDIA, to acquire a pile of patents covering the communications industry, the two said this morning. The two said they have acquired approximately 500 patent assets f...

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Vulcan Portfolio Firm Audience Rises In IPO

Financiers over at Seattle-based Vulcan Capital should be happy this morning, after one of their portfolio firms hit the market in a successful IPO. Audience, a developer of voice processing technology which helps improve the quality of mob...

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Boeing Completes Acquisition Of Software Developer

Seattle-based Boeing has completed its acquisition of software firm Inmedius, the company announced this morning, in a deal which had been announced on April 26th. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Inmedius is a provide...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cray Completes Interconnect Hardware Sale

Seattle-based Cray announced Wednesday that it has completed the sale of its interconnect hardware development program and intellectual property to Intel. The deal was worth $140M in cash. Cray had announced the deal to sell the unit on Apr...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Zillow Acquires RentJuice

Seattle-based Zillow said Wednesday that it has acquired RentJuice, a developer of rental marketing software. The deal is worth $40M in cash. RentJuice was venture backed by Highland Capital, Sandwidth Ventures, and Tim Draper. ...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Amazon Completes Acquisition of Kiva Systems

Seattle-based Amazon said yesterday in a filing with the SEC that it has completed its acquisition of Kiva Systems, the developer of robotic material handling systems aimed at the warehouse market. Amazon had originally announced the acquis...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tamarac Acquisition Completes

The acquisition of Seattle-based Tamarac, a developer of portfolio management tools for investment advisers, has completed, according to acquiring firm Envestnet. The deal, which was worth $4M in cash, was announced in February. Tamarac's p...

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Boeing Buys Inmedius

Seattle-based Boeing said this morning that it is acquiring Inmedius, a developer of software applications and services for managing and sharing information and learning content. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Inmedius becom...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cray Sells Of Interconnect Hardware Program To Intel

Seattle-based supercomputer maker Cray said late Tuesday that it is in a definitive agreement to sell its interconnect hardware development program and related intellectual property to Intel. Cray said the deal is worth $140M in cash, and w...

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Microsoft Sells Patents To Facebook For $550M

Redmond-based Microsoft has wasted no time in re-selling a big chunk of the patents it acquired from AOL earlier this month, saying today that it has sold approximately 650 AOL patents and patent applications to Facebook this morning. The d...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ignition Portfolio Firm Splunk Has Stunning IPO Debut

Investors over at Ignition Partners are bound to be celebrating this morning, as one of its portfolio firms, Splunk, had a stunning IPO debut, rising to nearly double its IPO debut price. Splunk debuted this morning at $17.00, and was tradi...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Big Fish Games Issues Equity As Part Of Acquisition

Seattle-based Big Fish Games, the developer of casual gaming software, has issued $11.2M in equity, with an additional $3.4M in earn-out, related to an acquisition of Self Aware Games, a regulatory filing by the firm indicates this week. B...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

FazeWire Acquired By Pacific Software Publishing

Seattle-based FazeWire Web Services, which provides web hosting services, has been acquired by Bellevue-based Pacific Software Publishing, PSPINC said Wednesday. Financial details of the acquisition were announced by the companies. FazeWir...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ignition-backed Splunk Bumps IPO Pricing Range

In a sign of demand for the shares of Splunk, the venture-backed developer of enterprise indexing software which is backed by local investor Ignition Partners, Splunk has revealed in a filing that it is upping its estimated IPO pricing rang...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Crowd Factory Acquired By Marketo

Portland-based Crowd Factory, which develops software for managing social marketing campaigns and word-of-mouth marketing efforts, has been acquired by Marketo, a developer of marketing automation tools, the firms said today. Financial term...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Report: Microsoft Picks Up Netscape In AOL Deal

The acquisition Monday of 800 of AOL's patents by Microsoft apparently included an interesting asset: the underlying patents and technology in Netscape, the original web browser. According to AllthingsD, the patent sale quietly included the...

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Ignition Backed Splunk Moves Closer To IPO

One of the portfolio firms of Seattle-based venture investor Ignition Partners has moved a step closer to an IPO this morning, setting estimated IPO pricing. Splunk, a developer of software used for real time indexing by enterprise companie...

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Microsoft Buys 800 Patents From AOL

Bellevue-based Microsoft Corp. is purchasing 800 patents from AOL, in a deal worth $1.056 billion, the two firms announced this morning, including a deal to license more than 300 additional patents and patent applications from AOL to Micros...

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Friday, April 6, 2012

Visible Technologies Acquires Cymfony

Bellevue-based Visible Technologies said Friday morning that it has agreed to acquire Cymfony, a social media analytics software firm. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to the companies, Richard Pasewark, the ...

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Friday, April 6, 2012

RealNetworks Completes Patent Sale To Intel

Seattle-based RealNetworks said late Thursday that it has collected $120M, after selling its patents and next generation video codec software to Intel. RealNetworks, which had originally announced the patent sale deal in January, said it wi...

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Crowdverb Acquired By Direct Impact

Seattle-based Crowdverb, a provider of service that use the social web and other technology to influence political campaigns, legislation, and products, has been acquired by Direct Impact, a Washington, D.C. based grassroots advocacy firm s...

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Zillow Buying RentJuice, Says Report

A unsubstantiated report this morning from TechCrunch says that Seattle-based Zillow is buying rentals management service firm RentJuice, in a deal for $45M in cash. The report said the report is based on a non-signed term sheet, according ...

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Pendrell Amasses 1,300 Patents

Kirkland-based Pendrell, a patents and licensing firm which acquires patents and then pursues licensing of those patents from other companies, announced this morning that it has acquired over 1,300 U.S. and foreign patents. The firm said th...

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Friday, March 30, 2012

SonoSite Acquisition By Fujifilm Completes

The acquisition of Bothell-based SonoSite, the provider of ultrasound technology, has completed, FujiFilm said this morning. FujiFilm had said it would pay $995M for SonoSite in December, paying $54.00 per share in cash for the maker of ult...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

SmartRG Spins Out Of ClearAccess

On the heels of the acquisition of Vancouver, Washington-based ClearAccess by Cisco Wednesday, ClearAccess said it is spinning out the hardware portion of the business into a new company, SmartRG>. The new company, which will be headed by J...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ClearAccess Acquired By Cisco

Vancouver, Washington-based ClearAccess, a developer of software used to provision and manage residential and mobile devices, is being acquired by networking giant Cisco, Cisco announced today. Financial terms of the buy were not announced....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Egencia Buys Nordic Travel Firm

Bellevue-based Egencia, the corporate travel management firm which is owned by Expedia, said today that it has acquired VIA Travel, a Nordic travel management firm. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Egencia said the acquisition...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Likewise Acquired By EMC Isilon

Bellevue-based Likewise, the developer of storage software headed by Barry Crist, has been acquired by EMC's Isilon Storage Division. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Likewise, which was venture backed by Ignition Part...

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Amazon.com Buys Kiva Systems

Seattle-based Amazon.com said this afternoon that it has acuqired Kiva Systems, a developer of robotic material handling technology. Amazon said it will pay approximately $775M in cash for Kiva, which is based in North Reading, Mass. Kiva s...

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

PHACTS Acquired By CareFusion

Seattle-based PHACTS, a provider of pharmacy automation technology and consulting, has been acquired by pharmacy automation software firm CareFusion. PHACTS provides consulting and software to help pharmacies better manage their inventory a...

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Big Fish Games Buys Self Aware Games

Seattle-based Big Fish Games said Tuesday that it has acquired Self Aware Games, along with its parent firm Social Concepts. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Self Aware is maker of mobile games such as Card Ace: Casino; Fleck ...

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Z2Live Buys Big Sandwich Games

Seattle-based Z2Live, the developer of mobile and social games, announced today that it has acquired Big Sandwich Games, a game development studio based in Vancouver, BC. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Z2Live said that Big S...

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Onvia Rejects Hostile Bid

Seattle-based Onvia, which provides analysis of spending by federal, state, and local governments, said earlier this week that it has received--and rejected--an unsolicited takeover bid from Symphony Technology Group. Symphony offered to ac...

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

SweetSpot Diabetes Care Acquired By DexCom

Portland-based SweetSpot Diabetes Care, which develops a cloud-based service which allows users of glucose meters to upload their device data, and which provides healthcare providers, patients, and researchers with better information for tr...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

F5 Networks Completes Traffix Systems Buy

Seattle-based F5 Networks, the provider of network traffic shaping devices, reported today that it has completed its acquisition of Traffix Systems, a developer of 4G signaling products for the telecommunications market. F5 had just announc...

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Monday, February 20, 2012

F5 Networks Buys Traffix Systems

Seattle-based F5 Networks has acquired Traffix Systems, a developer of 4G signaling products for the telecom industry, the firm said Monday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Traffix Systems develops hardware which mana...

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Divergent Ventures Gets Exit At FlashSoft

Seattle-based Divergent Ventures, the venture capital firm headed by Kevin Ober, Rob Shurtleff, and Todd Warren, has scored an exit this week, with the acquisition of flash storage software firm FlashSoft by SanDisk. SanDisk announced the a...

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tamarac Acquired By Envestnet

Seattle-based Tamarac, a developer of portfolio management technology aimed at investment advisors, has been acquired by Envestnet, a provider of wealth management software for financial advisors. Envestnet said the acquisition was worth $4...

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Itron Acquires Smart Grid Firm

Liberty Lake, Washington-based smart grid meter firm Itron has acquired a developer of smart grid communications products, SmartSynch, the firm said Wednesday. Itron said it will pay $100M to acquire SmartSynch, which was venture backed by ...

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Monday, February 13, 2012

ATREG Wins TI In Fab Sales Engagement

Seattle-based ATREG (Advanced Technology Resource Group), which provides advisory services to the semiconductor industry, reported today that it has been engaged by Texas Instruments in a sale of two of that firm's semiconductor fabs. ATREG...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Radiant Zemax Buys UK Firm

Redmond-based Radiant Zemax, a developer of test and measurement tools for the optics, illumination, and design industry, said Tuesday that it has acquired UK-based Optima Research. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Rad...

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Redbox Buys NCR's DVD Kiosk Business

In the second, major deal announced Redbox, the DVD rental business owned by Bellevue-based Coinstar on Monday, the firm said it has agreed to purchase the aseets of NCR Corporation's entertainment line of business. NCR makes the DVD kiosks...

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

TeachStreet Acquired By Amazon

Seattle-based TeachStreet, the online marketplace for students and teachers headed by Dave Schappell, has been acquired by Amazon.com, the company said Thursday. According to TeachStreet, the firm will become part of AmazonLocal, Amazon's d...

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

EthicsPoint Acquired In Private Equity Rollup

Lake Oswego, Oregon-baesd EthicsPoint, a provider of corporate complianec and governance software, has been acquired by private equity firm Riverside Company, and wrapped into a new firm. EthicsPoint, ELT, and Global Compliance Services--wh...

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

InfoSpace Completes TaxACT Buy

Bellevue-based InfoSpace has completed its acquisition of tax software firm TaxACT, in a deal that was worth $287.5M. Infospace, which had announced the buy on January 9th, said it financed the deal with its cash on hand plus approximately ...

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Physio-Control Sale Closes

The acquisition of Redmond-based Physio-Control, the maker of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), by private equity firm Bain Capital has completed, Physio-Control said today. The deal had been announced in November. The deal was wort...

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

RealNetworks Sells Patents, Codec To Intel For $120M

Seattle-based RealNetworks is selling off a bundle of patents, as well as video codec software, to Intel, in a deal worth $120M, the company said this morning. RealNetworks said it had sold a "significant number" of patents to Intel as part...

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Allrecipes.com Sold For $175M

Seattle-based Allrecipes.com, the online recipe and food site owned by Reader's Digest, has been sold to women's marketing firm Meredith Corporation. Meredith said it paid $175M for Allrecipes.com, to help it double its reach of its Meredit...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

PivotLink Lands $13M More

Seattle-based PivotLink, a provider of software-as-a-service for managing retail businesses, has raised another $13M in funding, according to the firm. The new funding came from Trident Capital, Emergence Capital Partners, Starvest Partners...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cayuse Acquired By Evisions

Beaverton, Oregon-based Cayuse, a developer of higher education software, has been acquired by California-based Evisions, Inc., the firms said Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Evisions said it intends to retai...

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Vulcan-backed Audio Technology Firm Audience Files For IPO

A company backed by Seattle-based Vulcan Capital has filed for an IPO, according to a filing Friday. Mountain View, California-based Audience said its in S-1 that it is looking to raise up to $75M in an IPO. The firm is venture backed by Vu...

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Ignition Backed Splunk Files For IPO

Splunk, a developer of real time indexing software backed by Seattle's Ignition Partners, has filed for an IPO. Splunk said it is planning to raise up to $125M in an IPO as SPLK in an S-1 filing Thursday. Ignition owns about 20.7 percent of...

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Double Down Interactive SoldTo IGT For $500M

Seattle-based Double Down Interactive, the developer of social games on Facebook focused on gambling, has been acquired by gambling equipment maker International Game Technology, in a deal worth $500M, consisting of $250M in cash, $85M in r...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

FEI Buys Microscope Firm

Hillsboro-based FEI, the maker of scientific instruments and electron microscopes, said Monday that it has acquired ASPEX Corporation, a maker of rugged, field-deployable scanning electronic microscope (SEMs). FEI said it will pay $30.5M fo...

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Corbis Buys Product Placement Firm

Seattle-based Corbis, the digital media, photography, and video licensing agency owned by Bill Gates, is buying a product placement firm NMA Group, based in Los Angeles. Terms of the deal have not been announced. The New York Times said the...

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Mentor Graphics Acquires Fluid Simulation Firm

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics said this morning that it has acquired the Flowmaster Group, a developer of computational fluid dynamics software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. The Flowmaster Group's simul...

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Monday, January 9, 2012

InfoSpace Buys TaxACT For $287.5M

Bellevue-based Infospace announced this morning that it has signed a definitive agreement to buy online tax software firm TaxACT, in a deal worth $287.5M in cash. According to Infospace, the buy will help it to expand into an area of future...

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ichor Systems Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Tualatin, Oregon-basd Ichor Systems, a designer and manufacturer of process tools and gas and chemical delivery modules for capital equipment manufacturers, has been acquired by private equity firm Francisco Partners. Financial terms of the...

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ecova Buys Energy and Sustainability Management Firm

Spokane-based Ecova, which provides energy and sustainability management services, has acquired a fellow energy management firm, LPB Energy Management. Ecova did not say how much it will pay for LPB, but did say that LPB had revenues of $18...

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ubermind Acquired By Deloitte

Seattle-bsaed interactive agency Ubermind has been acquired by Deloitte, Deloitte said today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Ubermind provides mobile app development, design, creative, and strategy services to clients. The f...

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Small Society Acquired By Walmart Labs

Portland-based Small Society, a developer of mobile applications, has been acquired by Walmart Labs, Walmart's digital research arm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Walmart labs said that it will add Small Society to its exi...

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Itron Buys Technology Line

Liberty Lake, Washington-based Itron, the maker of smart utility meters, reported today that it has acquired a line of technology from C&N Engineering. The firm said C&N's GasGate technology will add remote gas shut-off capability to its pr...

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Off & Away Acquired By Lockerz

Seattle-based Off & Away, the operator of an online auction site for travel packages, has been acquired by fellow Seattle firm Lockerz, according to a post on the firm's homepage. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Off &...

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

SonoSite Acquired By Fujifilm For $995M

Bothell-based ultrasound maker SonoSite is being acquired by Fujifilm Holdings in a deal worth $995M, according to the companies this morning. Fujifilm and Sonosite said that Fufijilm will acquire SonoSite for $54 per share in cash, or appr...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Micro Power Electronics Acquired By Electrochem

Beaverton, Oregon-based Micro Power Electronics, a developer of power supplies for the portable equipment market, said Tuesday that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Electrochem Solutions, Inc.. Electrochem is a subsidi...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Jive Rises In IPO

Jive Software, the maker of social networking software for businesses which started in Portland, had a great debut on the NASDAQ Global Market this morning, trading as high as $16.50 in morning trading. The firm priced at $12.00 last night,...

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Jive Prices IPO

Jive Software, the developer of social networking software for business which has its roots in Portland, has priced its IPO at $12.00 per share, above its initial, $8 to $10 per share range. Jive Software will start trading Tuesday on the N...

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Lattice Semiconductor Buys SiliconBlue

Hillsboro, Oregon-based Lattice Semiconductor announced this morning that it is acquiring SiliconBlue Technologies, a developer of FPGA-based, mobile chipsets. Lattice said it will pay approximately $62M in cash for SiliconBlue. Lattice sai...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Amazon Buys Catalog Of Children's Books

Seattle-based Amazon.com said Tuesday that it is buying a catalog of children's books, as part of its Amazon Publishing arm. Amaozn said that it is acquiring over 450 titles from Marshall Cavendish Children's Books, a publisher of education...

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Monday, December 5, 2011

TappIn Acquired By Globalscape

Seattle-based TappIn, formerly known as HomePipe Networks, has been acquired by file transfer software firm GlobalSCAPE. GlobalSCAPE said it paid $9M in cash plus up to $8M in earnout for TappIn. TappIn is a developer of mobile file sharing...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jive Software Sets Range For IPO

Jive Software, which develops social networking software for businesses, and which has its roots and develops its software in Portland, has set its anticipated IPO pricing range, as the firm gears up for going public. The firm said in an up...

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Report: Microsoft Buys Videosurf

Redmond-based Microsoft has acquired VideoSurf, a startup developing a video search engine, according to a report from an Israeli news site. According to Calcalist, Microsoft paid around $70M for VideoSurf, which is based in San Mateo, Cali...

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Ecova Acquires Prenova

Spokane-based Ecova, the provider of energy and sustainability management headed by Jeff Heggedahl, said today that it intends to acquire Prenova, a privately held Atlanta firm providing enterprise energy management. Ecova did not disclose ...

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Medtronic Sells Physio-Control To Bain Capital

Redmond-based Physio-Control, the provider of defibrillators and other emergency medical equipment, which is a unit of Medtronic, is being sold to private equity firm Bain Capital. Medtronic, which is based in Minneapolis, said it would sel...

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Monday, November 14, 2011

FEI Acquires TILL Photonics

Hillsboro, Oregon-based FEI, a manufacturer of scientific instruments, said today that it has acquired German company TILL Photonics. TILL is a developer of high resolution, digital light microscopes and high speed imaging systems for live ...

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Clarisonic Maker Pacific Bioscience Laboratories Acquired By L'Oreal

Redmond-based Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, the developer of the Clarisonic skin care devices, has been acquired by L'Oreal USA, the firms said Thursday afternoon. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Pacific Bioscience Laborat...

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Amazon Buys Speech Recognition Firm

Seattle-based Amazon.com has acquired a developer of speech recognition technology, Yap, according to reports today. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The acquisition was first uncovered by The Atlantic, which discovered the ac...

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Zillow Buys Real Estate Marketing Software Firm

Seattle-based Zillow announced Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired Diverse Solutions, a developer of software used to help real estate agents market their businesses and improve their personal websites. Zillow said it paid approximatel...

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Educational Technologies Group Buys Baltimore Firm

Richland, Washingon-based Educational Technologies Group, a developer of technical training curriculum for the green technology, mobile electronics, and other industries, said Tuesday it has acquired the assets of The Science Instruments Co...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Urban Airship Buys SimpleGeo

Portland-based Urban Airship, a developer of smart phone infrastructure and application software, has acquired SimpleGeo, a developer of location-based APIs and services. Financial terms were not disclosed, however, the deal was reportedly ...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Black Pixel Picks Up Versions, Kaleidoscope

Seattle-based iPhone app developer Black Pixel said today that it has picked up the products Versions and Kaleidoscope, which had been developed by app development firm Sofa. According to Black Pixel, the firm approached Sofa's team about b...

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Microsoft Completes Acquisition of Skype

Redmond-based Microsoft Corp. said last night that it has officially closed its acquisition of Skype, the voice-over-IP, Internet phone and communications service. Microsoft agreed to pay $8.5 billion for Skype back in May, but has been wor...

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Vertafore Completes Buy Of Kaplan Compliance Solutions

Bothell-based Vertafore, which develops software for managing insurance sales, said today that it has completed its acquisition of Kaplan Compliance Solutions. Kaplan Compliance Solutions was acquired by Vertafore's subsidiary, Sircon. Fina...

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Microsoft Buys Game Studio Twisted Pixel Games

Microsoft has acquired a new game studio, Twisted Pixel Games, a developer of Xbox 360 titles based in Austin, Texas, the firms said this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Twisted Pixel Games is the developer of the Sp...

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Friday, October 7, 2011

360networks Acquired By Zayo

Seattle-based 360networks, a provider of fiber bandwidth and telecommunications services, has been acquired by Zayo Group, a Colorado-based fiber network operator, Zayo said Friday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According t...

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Swype Acquired By Nuance For $102.5M

Seattle-based Swype, the developer of touch-sensitive, keyboard input software, has been acquired by Nuance, in a deal worth $102.5M. According to a regulatory filing from Nuance Communications, it agreed to acquire Swype on Thursday, and w...

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

ERP-Link Acquired By Texas Firm

Portland, Oregon-based ERP-Link Corporation, a developer of software for connecting Microsoft SharePoint and SAP, has been acquired by Texas-based Gimmal, the firms said today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gimmal said the...

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Spring Creek Group Acquired By Mediabrands

Seattle-based social media agency Spring Creek Group said Wednesday that it has been acquired by Mediabrands. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Spring Creek Group was founded and headed by Clay McDaniel, who previously been at ...

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Rhapsody Buys Napster

Seattle-based music service Rhapsody is acquiring competing music streaming service Napster, the company said this morning, in an asset deal. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Rhapsody said it is acquiring both the su...

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Friday, September 30, 2011

SpectraWatt, Former Oregon Startup, Sold In Fire Sale

SpectraWatt, a spinout of Intel which originally was headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, has been sold for a mere $4.945M out of bankruptcy, according to auction firm Heritage Global partners. Spectrawatt, which was focused on manufacturing...

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pendrell Buys DRM Patents Firm

Kirkland-based Pendrell Corporation said this morning that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ContentGuard Holdings, a developer of digital rights management (DRM) patents and technology. According to Pendrell, it will pa...

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

GoAhead Software Acquired By Oracle

Bellevue-based GoAhead Software, the developer of middleware for the embedded systems market, has been acquired by Oracle, Oracle announced this morning. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. According to Oracle, it acquired GoAh...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lockerz Buys Video Site Vodpod

Seattle-based Lockerz, the social points and marketing firm backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, said Wednesday that it has acquired Vodpod, an online social video sharing and aggregation website. The firm acquired Vodpod and realted...

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Calypso Medical Technologies Acquired

Seattle-based Calypso Medical Technologies, the developer of real-time tumor tracking systems for the radiosurgery and radiotherapy market, has been acquired by Varian Medical Systems, the two firms said Tuesday. Varian will pay approximate...

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

SchemaLogic Acquired By Smartlogic

Kirkland-based SchemaLogic, a developer of content management and semantics software for the enterprise, has been acquired by Smartlogic, a developer of content intelligence software. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed....

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

BigDoor Buys OneTrueFan

Seattle-based BigDoor, the developer of online "gamification" software, which allows websites to add badges, awards, and other social gaming features, has acquired OneTrueFan, a San Francisco developer of social media widgets. Financial ter...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

GMI Acquired by WPP

Bellevue-based Global Market Insite (GMI), a provider of market research and sampling serviecs, has been acuqired by a unit of advertising firm WPP, according to WPP subsidiaries Kantar and Lightspeed Research. According to Lightspeed Resea...

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pathway Medical Acquired By Bayer Healthcare

Kirkland, Washington-based Pathway Medical Technologies, a developer of products for treating Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), has been acquired by Bayer Healthcare. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Bayer said the acuqisitoi...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

DOJ Files To Block AT&T Acquisition of T-Mobile

The U.S. Department of Justice filed to block the acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T this morning, saying that it believes the deal will result in "tens of millions of consumers all across the United States facing higher prices, fewer choices ...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Amnis Acquired By EMD Millipore

Seattle-based Amnis Corporation, which manufacturer advanced cell imaging systems for the life sciences market, has been acquired by German firm EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA. Financial terms of the acquisition were...

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Monday, August 29, 2011

IDT To Sell Hillsboro Fab

Integrated Device Technology, a Silicon Valley-based developer of mixed signal semiconductors, reported today that it is planning to sell its Hillsboro, Oregon wafer fabrication facility to Alpha and Omega Semiconductor. IDT said the deal i...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jive Software Files For IPO

Jive Software, the developer of enterprise social networking software whose roots and development center is in Portland, has filed for an IPO. According to an S-1 filing by Jive Wednesday afternoon, it is looking to raise up to $100M in an ...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

InfoSpace Names New Board Member

Bellevue-based InfoSpace said Tuesday that it has named a new member to its board of directors. The company said that Andrew (Andy) M. Snyder has joined its board, and will also head up a new mergers and acquisitions committee of the board....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vertafore Acquires Kaplan Compliance Solutions

Bothell-based Vertafore, a developer of insurance sales management software, said today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sircon, is acquiring Kaplan Compliance Solutions. Kaplan Compliance Solutions is a provider of insurance and securitie...

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Inrix Completes ITIS Holdings Acquisition

Kirkland-based traffic information provider Inrix said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of ITIS Holdings, the UK-based traffic information firm. INRIX originally announced the acquisition on July 28th, in a deal worth $60M...

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

AudetteMedia Acquired By RKG

Bend, Oregon-based AudetteMedia, a provider of Internet marketing and search engine optimization, has been acquired by RKG, a paid search marketing firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. AudetteMedia said that all of the comp...

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jive Looks Towards IPO, Hires Bankers

Jive Software, the maker of enterprise social networking tools, is prepping for an IPO, and has hired four investment banking firms to manage the offering, according to Bloomberg. Citing un-named sources close to the firm, Bloomberg said J...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sandlot Games Acquired By Digital Chocolate

Bothell-based Sandlot Games, the developer of casual gaming titles Cake Mania, Super Granny, Tradewinds, and Westward, has been acquired by fellow game maker Digital Chocolate. According to Digital Chocolate, it is acquiring Sandlot Games t...

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Monday, August 15, 2011

F5 Buys Crescendo Networks IP, Bolsters Board

Seattle-based F5 Networks, the developer of network web acceleration hardware, said this morning that it has acquired the intellectual property assets of Crescendo Networks out of liquidation. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ...

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Allrecipes.com Buys Youtube Channel

Seattle-based Allrecipes.com, the online food site owned by Reader's Digest Association, said today that ithas acquired Food Wishes, an online YouTube channel focused on cooking and food. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclose...

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Webtrends Buys Reinvigorate

Portland-based Webtrends said this morning that it has acquired a developer of web visitor tracking and analytics software, Reinvigorate. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Webtrends said that the deal will help it offer...

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Dashwire Acquired By HTC

Bellevue-based Dashwire, the provider of mobile web applications, is being acquired by phone maker HTC, HTC said Friday. HTC said it would pay $18.5M for Dashwire, making Dashwire a wholly owned subsidiary of the firm. Dashwire was founded ...

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hipcricket Acquired By Augme Technologies

Seattle-based Hipcricket, the mobile marketing and advertising firm, is being acquired by fellow mobile marketing firm Augme Technologies, New York-based Augme said today. AugMe said it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase "substan...

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

AdXpose Acquired By comScore

Seattle-based AdXpose, the provider of online advertising verification and optimization headed by Kirby Winfield, has been acquired by comScore, comScore said Wednesday afternoon. comScore said it paid $22M in stock for AdXpose. comScore is...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sucker Punch Acquired By Sony

Bellevue-based videogame developer Sucker Punch Productions, which develops the Sly cooper and inFamous videogames, has been acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony announced this morning. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed...

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Smilebox Acquired By IncrediMail

Redmond-based Smilebox, the online photo sharing site founded by Andrew Wright, is being acquired by Israeli firm IncrediMail Ltd. IncrediMail said this morning that it will pay $25M in cash plus up to $15M in earnout for Smilebox, a softwa...

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Inrix Looks To Buy UK Firm

Kirkland-based INRIX, the provider of real time traffic information, said today that it has launched an offer to acquire UK-based ITIS Holdings. ITIS holdings is a provider of traffic information in Europe. INRIX said it has offered to pay ...

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Amazon Buys Pushbutton

Seattle-based Amazon.com has acquired Push Button Holdings Ltd., a UK-based, digital and interactive agency. Pushbutton is the developer of the LOVEFiLM player, and interactive services for IPTV, internet-enabled TV sets, tablets, broadband...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Act-On Software Buys Marketbright

Beaverton, Oregon-based Act-On Software, the venture-backed developer of corporate marketing software, said this morning that it has acquired the assets of Marketbright, a developer of marketing automation software. Financial detail sof the...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Zillow Surges In IPO

Seattle-based Zillow surged in its IPO yesterday, opening at $20 and going as high as $60 in its first day of trading. The firm closed at $35.77 Wednesday. The firm's venture capital backers are TCV, Benchmark, and PAR Investment Partners. ...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hivemyne Acquires AskMe In Buyout

Seattle-based Hivemyne, a new startup focused on social business products, said yesterday that it has acquired AskMe, the former Seattle startup developer of social business software, from parent firm Realcom. Realcom acquired AskMe in 2008...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Corbis Buys Splash News

Seattle-based Corbis Images, the image rights firm, said yesterday that it has acuqired Splash News, the celebrity photography and video provider. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Splash News is known for its celebrity photos...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Zillow Prices At $20 Per Share

Seattle-based real estate site Zillow said Tuesday afternoon that it has priced its IPO at $20 per share, and will begin trading tomorrow morning on the Nasdaq Global Market. The firm will be listed under the ticker symbol "Z". The firm pri...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Vertafore Buys Insurance Software Provider

Bothell-based Vertafore, which develops software for the insurance industry, said Tuesday that it has acquired StoneRiver FSC, Inc., a provider of insurance rating and management systems. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announce...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Winshuttle Buys Software Firm

Bothell, Washington-based Winshuttle, the developer of business process improvement and other tools for SAP, said this morning that it has acquired ShareVis, a developer of Sharepoint workflow and web form automation software. Financial det...

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Zillow IPO Anticipated Wednesday

Real estate website operator Zillow is expected to have its IPO on Wednesday, after the firm bumped its IPO pricing range on Friday. Zillow said in a filing Friday that it expects to price its IPO at between $16.00 and $18.00 per share. Tha...

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Monday, July 18, 2011

DocuSign Competitor Acquired By Adobe

The competitive landscape for Seattle-based DocuSign appears to have suddenly become more intense, as one of the firm's main competitors, EchoSign, was acquired by Adobe this morning. Financial details of that deal were not announced, howev...

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Zillow Bumps IPO Pricing Range

Seattle-based Zillow has bumped its IPO pricing range, saying this morning in a filing that it now expects its initial public offering price to be between $16.00 and $18.00 per share. The firm has applied to list on the NASDAQ Global Market...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Frazier Healthcare Portfolio Firm, Zeltiq, Files For IPO

A portfolio firm of Seattle-based Frazier Healthcare Ventures, has filed for an IPO this morning. Pleasanton, California-based Zeltiq Aesthetics, a developer of medical aesthetics technology for fat removal, has filed for an IPO on the NASD...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

PopCap Games Acquired By EA For $750M

Seattle-based casual games maker PopCap Games has been acquired by EA, in a deal worth $750M. EA said that it will pay $650M in cash, plus up to $100M in shares of EA common stock, plus additoinal cash based on milestones. PopCap is the mak...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lockerz Buys AddToAny

Seattle-based Lockerz, the Liberty Media and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers-backed social marketing and shopping service, said today that it has acuqired AddToAny, a developer of social sharing services. Financial details of the acquisiti...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

TripAdvisor Acquires Where I've Been

TripAdvisor, the online travel information and reviews site owned by Bellevue-based Expedia, said today that it has acquired Where I've Been, LLC, an online travel site based in Chicago. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed...

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Friday, July 8, 2011

RadiSys Completes Continuous Computing Buy

Hillsboro, Oregon-based RadiSys reported Friday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Continuous Computing. Continuous Coputing is a developer of telecommunications protocol software. The deal had originally been announced in M...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Zillow Sets IPO Pricing Range

Seattle-based Zillow, the online real estate site known for its estimated property value and scores, has estimated its initial public offering range, saying it expects to price its IPO at between $12.00 and $14.00 per share. According to th...

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Amazon Buys The Book Depository

Seattle-based Amazon.com said over the holiday that it has acquired The Book Depository, a UK-based online bookstore. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. ...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

VeriWave Acquired By Network Testing Equipment Firm

Beaverton, Oregon-based VeriWave, a developer of wireless LAN testing equipment, has been acquired by Ixia, a network test equipment firm. The deal was announced earlier this week. No financial details of the acquisition have been announced...

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Report: Electronic Arts Bidder for PopCap

Video game firm Electronic Arts is the bidder for Seattle-based PopCap Games, according to reports from TechCrunch, citing unnamed sources. EA is reportedly looking to pay around $1 billion for PopCap, although neither company has confirmed...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Report: PopCap On The Block

Seattle-based PopCap Games, the casual game maker, is reportedly on the block. According to reports from TechCrunch, the acquisition values PopCap at over $1 billion. No buyer has been named, and PopCap has not confirmed the rumors....

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Monday, June 20, 2011

RNA Networks Acquired By Dell

RNA Networks, a developer of virtualization software with operations in Portland, has been acquired by Dell Computer. Financial details of the acquisition have not been announced. RNA networks develops memory virtualization technology, and ...

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Black Pixel Buys NetNewsWire

Seattle-based Black Pixel, a provider Apple iOS application development services, has acquired NetNewsWire, a popular RSS reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Black Pixel acquired Ne...

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Microsoft Buys Prodiance

Microsoft said yesterday that it is acquiring Prodiance, a developer of enterprise risk management software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Prodiance becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft. Prodiance develops softwa...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tripwire Officially Pulls IPO

Portland-based Tripwire officially pulled its IPO today, according to a filing with the SEC, as the firm wraps up a deal to be acquired by Thoma Bravo. Tripwire said it May that it was being acquired by Thoma Bravo. Tripwire had originally ...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Benaroya Buys Boise Data Center From HP

Seattle-based real estate firm and high tech investor The Benaroya Company said today that it has purchased a data center in Boise, Idaho, which was previously owned by Hewlett Packard. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. Benaroy...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Concur Buys UK Firm

Redmond-based Concur, the developer of travel and expense management software, said today that it has agreed to acquired GlobalExpense, a London-based developer of web-based, expense management software. Concur is paying around $19.75M for ...

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Faves Returns From The Grave

Seattle-based Faves.com, the social bookmarking service and site, is returning from the grave, and will be returning into service soon, according to a blog post late Friday by CEO Mike Koss. The firm--which had announced in May that it woul...

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Drugstore.com Acquisition Completes

The acquisition of Bellevue-based Drugstore.com by Walgreens has completed, Walgreens said this morning. Walgreens paid $409M for Drugstore.com, in a deal which was originally announced in March. Walgreens said the acquisition would complem...

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Maveron To Benefit From Groupon IPO

Daily deals site Groupon has filed for an IPO, offering up a possible early payout for Seattle venture firm Maveron. According to Groupon, via a filing today with the SEC, it is looking to raised up to $750M in an IPO under the symbol GRPN....

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

HP Sells Corvallis Visual Collaboration Unit

HP said Wednesday that it has sold its Visual Collaboration business--based in Corvallis, Oregon--to Polycom. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Polycom and HP, they are in a definitive agreement where Polycom will...

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tippr Buys DealPop

Seattle-based Tippr, the group buying and deals technology provider run by Martin Tobias, said today that it has acquired DealPop, the social buying site run by WhitePages. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Tippr said the acqui...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Sparkbuy Acquired By Google

Seattle-based Sparkbuy, a developer of an electronics product comparison and search site, has been acquired by Google, Sparkbuy told its users Monday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. No details on what Sparkbuy's will...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Z is For Zillow

Seattle-based Zillow said today in a regulatory filing that it has applied to list itself on the Nasdaq Global Market as "Z", as the firm preps for its IPO. The firm--which has yet to set the number of shares or pricing range on its IPO--di...

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Monday, May 23, 2011

OffiSync Acquired By Jive Software

Seattle-based OffiSync, a developer of social business integration applications, has been acquired by Jive Software, Jive announced Monday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. OffiSync has headquarters in Seattle, but most of its...

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

5to1 Acquired By Yahoo

Seattle-based 5to1, a developer of advertising network tools and operator of an advertising network, has been acquired by Yahoo. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Yahoo is using the acquisition to build out its publishe...

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Expedia Invests In Chinese Travel Site

Bellevue-based Expedia has invested in Chinese online travel service, eLong, the firms said today. According to eLong, Expedia joined Chinese telecom firm Tencent Holdings in investing in the firm. Expedia paid $41.2M for 8 percent of the o...

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Mentor Graphics Loses Proxy Fight To Icahn

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics Corp. said Thursday that, based on preliminary estimates from its proxy solicitor, three of Carl Icahn's nominees to the firm's board have been elected to its board. Icahn has been aggressively purs...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tripwire Skips IPO, Gets Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Portland-based Tripwire, the developer of IT security and compliance software, has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, the two said Wednesday. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. Tripwire had been in IPO r...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Second Porch Acquired By HomeAway

Portland-based Second Porch, a developer of software being used to market vacation home rentals through Facebook, has been acquired by vacation rentals site HomeAway. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. HomeAway said Second Por...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Microsoft Buys Skype

Redmond-based Microsoft announced this morning that it has acquired voice over IP service Skype. The deal is worth $8.5 billion in cash. Microsoft is acquiring Skype from an investor group led by Silver Lake, including eBay International AG...

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Geospiza Acquired By PerkinElmer

Seattle-based Geospiza, the developer of software for managing genetic analysis workflow, has been acquired by PerkinElmer. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. PerkinElmer said the deal would boost its offerings in the the area ...

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

BuzzLabs Acquired By CityGrid Media

Seattle-based BuzzLabs, the developer of social media monitoring and analytics software, has been acquired by CityGrid Media, a unit of IAC. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BuzzLabs, which was founded by former Microsoft emp...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Radisys Buys Continuous Computing

Hillsboro-based Radisys said Tuesday that it has acquired Continuous Computing, a developer of embedded communications software and platforms, for approximately $104M. Radisys said it would pay $73M in cash, $31.9M in stock, plus unspecifie...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pixetell Acquired, To Shut Down

Portland-based Pixetell, the online screen recording and sharing software service run by Ontier, has been acquired and will shut down, according to the firm's website. According to the firm, the service will be shut down on May 31, 2011. Bu...

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Friday, April 29, 2011

PopCap Buys ZipZapPlay

Seattle-based PopCap Games said today that it has acquired ZipZapPlay, a developer of social games. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. ZipZapPlay makes the social games Baking Life and Happy Habitat. ...

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Applied Precision Acquired By GE Healthcare

Issaquah, Washington-based Applied Precision, a developer of cellular imaging products for the cell biology and biomedical research market, has been acquired by GE Healthcare, a unit of GE. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. ...

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Getty Images Buys PicScout

Seattle-based Getty Images, the provider of image licensing and distribution services, announced last night that it has acquired PicScout, a developer of software for identifying image use, metadata, and licensing on the web. Financial term...

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Monday, April 25, 2011

SurveyMonkey Buys Wufoo

SurveyMonkey, the online survey site which has offices in Portland, said Monday that it has acquired Infinity Box, the firm behind the Wufoo online web form creation site. Size of the deal was not disclosed, however, multiple reports place ...

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Mentor Graphics Campaigns Against Carl Icahn

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics is campaigning against a hostile bid by Carl Icahn, saying today in an "Open Letter To Shareholders" that it Icahn's plans to take over the company "could serious harm your company." Mentor's board ...

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Impinj Files For IPO

Seattle-based Impinj, the maker of UHF RFID chips, has filed for an IPO, saying it is looking to raise up to $100M on the public markets. The firm's IPO is being underwritten by Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Needham & Company, Pacific Crest ...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bezos Gets Exit At Social Gaming Network

Jeff Bezos is having a very busy exit week for his portfolio companies, via his Bezos Expeditions venture investments arm. According to a report today, one of his investments--Social Gaming Network, based in Silicon Valley--has just been ac...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Whrrl Creator Pelago Acquired By Groupon

Seattle-based Pelago, the firm behind mobile social networking software service Whrrl, has been acquired by Groupon. Pelago announced the acquisition on Monday afternoon. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Pelago was venture bac...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Zillow Files For IPO

Seattle-based real estate website Zillow has filed for an IPO, saying Monday morning that it is looking to raise up to $51.75M in an IPO. The IPO is being underwritten by Citi, Allen & Company, Needham & Company, LLC, ThinkEquity LLC, and F...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Bezos Gets Exit At Kosmix

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, has scored an exit at social media firm Kosmix, after Walmart said it would acquire the startup. Bezos, has been an investor in Kosmix since at least 2008 via his investment firm, Bezos Expeditions. Fi...

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Jive Acquires Proximal Labs

Jive Software, the developer of social networking software which started in Portland, said today that it has acquired Proximal Labs, a developer of data mining and intelligence software used to improve online communities. Financial terms of...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Zillow Buys Postlets

Seattle-based Zillow has acquired real estate listing creation and distribution firm Postlets, the firm said late this morning. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Zillow said that the founders of Postlets, Asher Matsuda and Ray...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Marchex Buys Jingle Networks

Seattle-based Marchex said this morning that it has acquired Jingle Networks, the provider of mobile voice search and advertising services. Marchex said it will pay up to $62.5M in cash and stock for Jingle Networks. Marchex explained that ...

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Expedia Plans TripAdvisor Split

Bellevue-based Expedia said Thursday afternoon that it has preliminarily approved a plant o spinout TripAdvisor into a separate, publicly traded company. Expedia said TripAdvisor will include the the domestic and international operations as...

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mozy Acquired by VMware

Seattle-based data storage service Mozy, which is owned by EMC, has been acquired by virtualization software firm VMware, VMware said Monday evening. VMware--which was spun out of EMC--said that it has hired the team and acquired the assets...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Frazier Healthcare Buys Unit of CareFusion

Seattle-based venture capital firm Frazier Healthcare has completed its acquisition of the Onsite Services unit of CareFusion, the firms said Tuesday. The deal had been announced on January 11th. CareFusion's OnSite SErvices arm provides me...

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Cheezburger Buys Meme Site, Says Report

Seattle-based I Can Haz Cheezburger has acquired Internet meme site Know Your Meme, according to a report today from Tubefilter. Know Your Meme is an online site focused on cataloging Internet "memes"--those viral videos, images, celebritie...

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Mentor Graphics Rejects Buyout Offer

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Grpahics said this morning that the buyout offer from Carl Icahn "undervalues the company", and that it will continue to execute on its "strategic plan." In rejecting the deal, the firm said that the move wo...

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Amazon Gets Approval On Diapers.com Buy

Seattle-based Amazon.com said Thursday that it has received reguatory approval for its acquisition of Quidsi, Inc., the owner of Diapers.com, Soap.com, and BeautyBar.com. The e-commerce giant said it now expects the acquisition to close on ...

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nordstrom Completes Acquisition Of Private Sales Firm

Seattle-based Nordstrom said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of private sales site HauteLook. The deal had originally been announced February 17th. HauteLook runs an online, private deals site focused on fashion brands, a...

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Drugstore.com Acquired By Walgreens

Bellevue-based drugstore.com, the online pharmacy retailer, has been acquired by Walgreen, the companies announced this morning. According to the two, Walgreens will acquire drugstore.com in a deal worth approximately $409M. Walgreens said ...

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Monday, March 21, 2011

T-Mobile To Be Acquired By AT&T

Deutsche Telekom AG and AT&T said Sunday that AT&T has agreed to acquire T-Mobile USA, in a deal worth approximately $39 billion. the two said the acquisition would allow the firms to expand their capacity, in a market where they are both f...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Zillow Eyeing IPO, Says Report

A report from Bloomberg this morning says that Seattle-based real estate site Zillow has hired an investment banker, as part of an initial public offering (IPO) bid. According to BusinessWeek, citing three people with knowledge of the plans...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Blink Interactive Buys Eye Level

Seattle-based Blink Interactive, a user experience and design firm, said yesterday it has acquired Eye Level Interaction Design. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Eye Level is also based in Seattle. According to the two, Eye L...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Intermec Buys Mobile Device Management Firm

Everett, Washington-based Intermec announced this morning that it has acquired Enterprise Mobile, a provider of lifecycle management services for mobile devices. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Enterprise Mobile provides use...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Headsprout Acquired By Mimio

Seattle-based Headsprout, a developer of educational software for helping students in reading, has been acquired by DYMO/Mimio ITT. Mimio, based in Cambridge, Mass., is a developer of interactive teaching technology. Financial termso f the ...

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Savers Raises $21.93M

Bellevue-based Savers, the operator of a chain of discount thrift stores, has raised $21.93M in conjunction with the acquisition of an un-named business, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Friday. Details of the funding were not...

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Intermec Completes Vocollect Buy

Everett, Washington-based Intermec said today that it has completed its acquisition of Vocollect, paying $190M in cash plus approximately $7M in adjustments. Intermec said that Vocollect, which develops voice-centered products for the wareh...

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Physio-Control Buys Swedish Firm

Redmond-based Physio-Control, which makes debrillators, said yesterday that it has acquired Jolife AB, a maker of a chest compression device for CPR. Financial terms of the deal were not disclose. Jolife AB is headquartered in Lund, Sweden....

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Adometry Acquired By Click Forensics

Redmond-based Adometry, a provider of online advertising analytics services used by online advertisers, agencies, publishers, and ad networks, has been acquired by Click Forensics. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Te...

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Oggifinogi Acquired By Collective

Bellevue-based Oggifinogi, an operator of a video advertising platform, has been acquired by Collective, a New York-based advertising technology firm. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Collective said that Oggifinogi's ...

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mentor Graphics Gets Buyout Bid From Carl Icahn

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics Corp. said today that it has received an unsolicited, conditional proposal from Carl Icahn to acquire the firm for $17.00 per share, or roughly $1.73 billion. According to Mentor, the firm's board w...

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Calistoga Pharmaceuticals Acquired For $375M

Seattle-based Calistoga Pharmaceuticals, a developer of medicines to treat cancer and inflammatory diseases, has been acquired by Gilead Sciences in a $375M deal. According to the two firms, they are in a definitive agreement where Gilead w...

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Nordstrom Buys Daily Fashion Deals Site

Seattle-based department store retailer Nordstrom said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired HauteLook, an online "flash sales" site, in a deal worth $270M. Nordstrom said it will pay $180M in stock plus $90M in earn out for HauteLook, wh...

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Concur Plans Tripit Integration

Redmond-based Concur said today that it has outlined its plans to integrate Tripit into its products, with TripIt becoming the single mobile platform for its clients. Concur said the mvoe would provide automated, bi-direction trip integrati...

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

EngineWorks Acquired By Ethology

Portland-based EngineWorks, an Internet marketing agency which serves such firms as Virgin America, Marvel Entertainment, Lawry's Restaurants and Widmer and Redhook breweries, has been acquired. According to Tallwave, which describes itself...

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Gist Acquired By Research In Motion

Seattle-based Gist, the provider of contact information and profiles for Microsoft Outlook and Google Gmail, said today that it has been acquired by Research In Motion, the maker of the popular BlackBerry mobile phones. Financial terms of t...

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Ricera Biosciences Sells Bothell Unit

Ricera Biosciences, LLC has sold its Efficacy Pharmacology operating unit, which is based in Bothell, Washington, to contract research firm Numira Biosciences. Numira said that it has acquired laboratory operations in Bothell, Washington, t...

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

DNS.com Acquired By Comodo

Portland-based DNS.com, a provider of domain name service and Internet security services, has been acquired by New Jersey-based Comodo, Comodo said Thursday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Dan Kimball, the former CEO...

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Expedia's TripAdvisor Buys EveryTrail

TripAdvisor, the travel opinions and ratings site owned by Bellevue-based Expedia, said Thursday that it has acquired EveryTrail, a developer of mobile outdoor tours and city guides for mobile devices. Financial terms of the deal were not d...

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Motricity Buys Adenyo For Up To $150M

Bellevue-based Motricity announced this morning that it is acquiring Adenyo, a provider of mobile marketing, advertising and analytics. Motrcitiy said it would pay $100M in cash and shares of Motricity's common stock, plus up to $50M in ear...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Concur Completes TripIt Buy

Redmond-based Concur, the developer of travel and expense management software, said this week that it has completed its acquisition of TripIt, a Silicon Valley firm developing mobile expense and travel management software. The deal was wort...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lockerz Buys Plixi

Seattle-based Lockerz, the social shopping and ecommerce site backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, said this morning that it has acquired Plixi (formerly TweetPhoto). Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Lockerz said that P...

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

BlueKai Buys TrackSimple

Seattle-based BlueKai announced today that it has acquired fellow Seattle firm TrackSimple, a provider of reporting, analysis and prediction services to media companies. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. BlueKai said it would u...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Facebook Buys Stealth Seattle Startup Rel8tion

Social networking giant Facebook has acquired Seattle-based stealth mode startup Rel8tion, according to reports today. According to AllthingsD, Rel8tion was working on hyper-local mobile advertising. Financial details of the acquisition wer...

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Intellectual Ventures Competitor Files For IPO

A Silicon Valley firm formed by two, former ex-Intellectual Ventures executives, has filed for an IPO, according to an S-1 filing Friday. According to San Francisco-based RPX, it is looking to raise up to $100M in an IPO on the Nasdaq Globa...

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Amazon Buys LOVEFiLM

Seattle-based Amazon.com said today that it has reached an agreement to acquire LOVEFiLM International Limited, which operates an online DVD and game rental service with online streaming of films and TV shows. Financial terms of the deal we...

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Intermec Buys Vocollect

Everett, Washington-based Intermec said today that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Vocollect, a developer of voice-enabled mobile software. The deal was worth $190M in cash. Intermec said that it acquired Vocollect from private e...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Concur Acquires TripIt

Redmond-based Concur, which develops travel and expense management software, said today that it has agreed to acquire San Francisco-based TripIt, a developer of mobile applications for trip management. Concur said it would pay $82M in cash,...

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Viewpoint Construction Software Buys NC Firm

Portland-based Viewpoint Construction Software, a developer of software for construction contractors, said yesterday that it is in a deal to acquire Charlotte, North Carolina-based CIS Consulting Group. Financial terms of the deal were not ...

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Attassa Acquired By YouSendIt

Seattle-based Attassa, a developer of Microsoft Outlook integration and collaboration tools, has been acquired by Silicon Valley firm YouSendIt. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. YouSendIt is a developer of an online se...

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Esterline Buys Texas Firm

Bellevue, Washington-based Esterline Corporation said Monday that it has acquired Eclipse Electronic Systems, a supplier of signals intelligence and communications intelligence (SIGINT/COMINT) receiver hardware to the airborne intelligence,...

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

VIOX Acquired By California Firm

Seattle-based VIOX, a maker of specialty glass for the electronics, industrial, and health care markets, has been acquired by Costa Mesa, California-based Ceradyne. According to Ceradyne, it is paying $27M in cash plus up to $22M in earn ou...

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Monday, December 20, 2010

The TAS Group Buys Atlanta Firm

Kirkland-based The TAS Group, a provider of sales management and sales process systems and software, said today that it has acquired Atlanta-based Infomentis, a provider of sales effectiveness products and surfaces. Financial terms of the b...

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Report: Gist In Talks To Sell to RIM

Seattle-based Gist, the provider of contact information software headed by T.A. McCann, is apparently in talks to sell the firm to RIM, according to a report today from technology blog GigaOm. No details on the acquisition effort have been ...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

GlobalScholar Acquired By Scantron

Bellevue-based GlobalScholar, a provider of education technology, has been acquired by Scantron, the company known by millions of schoolchildren for their fill-in-the-bubble test scoring forms. Financial terms of the acquisition were not di...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Amazon, Bill Gates See Exit In Shop.com

An online comparison shopping website, Shop.com, which is backed by Bill Gates and Amazon.com, said yesterday that it has been acquired by another Internet marketing firm. According to Market America, it has acquired Shop.com, which is base...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Critical Path Software Acquired by eBay

Portland-based Critical Path Software, a developer of mobile applications, has been acquired by eBay. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. eBay said that Critical Path helped the firm develop its eBay for iPhone App, StubHub, eBay...

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Itron Buys French Energy Software Firm

Liberty Lake-based Itron, the maker of smart meters, said today that it has acquired Asais, a maker of energy information software and service provider headquartered in France. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Asais is a 25 ye...

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ignition Gets Big Win As Salesforce.com Buys Heroku

Bellevue-based Ignition Partners has seen a big win in its investment portfolio today, as Salesforce.com announced it is buying Heroku, in a deal worth $212M in cash. Ignition was the lead investor in a Series B funding for Heroku in May. H...

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Monday, December 6, 2010

WhatCounts Acquired By Mansell Group

Seattle-based WhatCounts, an email marketing firm, has been acquired by Atlanta-based Mansell Group, Mansell said Monday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. WhatCounts provides email marketing services to such clients as Alaska ...

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Widevine Acquired By Google

Seattle-based Widevine, a developer of digital rights management (DRM) software, said late Friday that it is being acquired by Google. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Brian Baker, CEO of Widevine, said in a statement that "B...

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Friday, December 3, 2010

RetailMeNot.com Buy Worth $87.0M?

The acquisition yesterday of Beaverton, Oregon-based RetailMeNot.com, an online coupons and deals site, looks to be worth around $87.0M, based on a regulatory filing from acquiring firm WhaleShark Media. According to the regulatory filing, ...

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

RetailMeNot.com Acquired By WhaleShark Media

Beaverton, Oregon-based RetailMeNot.com, a popular online coupon code and deals site, has been acquired by Texas-based WhaleShark Media. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to WhaleShark Media, RetailMeNot.com s...

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Daptiv Buys Australian Firm

Seattle-based Daptiv, a provider of project portfolio management software, announced today that it has acquired an Australian project portfolio management firm, Bluenova. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Accordign to D...

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Attachmate Buys Novell

Seattle-based Attachmate announced this morning that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Novell, in a deal worth approximately $2.2 billion, or $6.10 per common share in cash. Attachmate is owned by an investment group led by Francis...

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Expedia Buys Mobiata

Bellevue-based Expedia, the online travel site, said today that it is in a deal to acquire Mobiata, a developer of travel applications. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. Mobiata's software applications include FlightTrack, Tri...

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Isilon Acquired By EMC For $2.25 Billion

Seattle-based Isilon, the provider of network attached storage devices, has been acquired by data storage giant EMC in a deal worth $2.25 billion. According to EMC this morning, it will pay $33.85 per share in cash in exchange for each shar...

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Amazon Buys Diapers.com

Seattle-based Amazon.com said this morning that it has acquired Quidsi, Inc., the operator of Diapers.com. The deal is worth $500M in cash, plus assumption of approximately $45M in debt and other obligations. Quidsi operates both Diapers.co...

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Microsoft Buys Canesta

Microsoft has acquired Sunnyvale, California-based Canesta, a maker of CMOS 3-D sensors, Canesta said late Friday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Canesta said that Microsoft is buying its products, technology, intellectual p...

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Escapia Acquired By HomeAway

Seattle-based Escapia, a provider of vacation rental software, has been sold to HomeAway, a Texas operator of an online vacation rental marketplace. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. Escapia was venture backed by Atlas Acceler...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

TalentSpring Acquired By Talent Technology

Seattle-based TalentSpring said today that it has been sold to Vancouver, B.C.-based Talent Technology. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. The sale had been leaked earlier, but not confirmed by the firm. TalentSpring was venture...

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Portland's ELC Technologies Acquired

Portland-based ELC Technologies, a developer of Internet, mobile, and cloud computing software, has been acquired, according to the firm. ELC said it has been acquired by a group of investors that include Kamran Pourzanjani, who was the fo...

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Intelius Drops IPO Plans

Bellevue-based Intelius, a provider of people search services, has dropped its IPO plans, according to an SEC filing by the firm. No reason for the withdrawal was given, however, the firm said that the withdrawal request comes because that ...

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Torrent Technologies Gets Funding

Seattle-based Torrent Technologies, a developer of software used to streamline the policy and claims processing of flood insurance, said Wednesday afternoon that it has raised a new round of funding. Financial terms of the round were not di...

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

HaloSource Raises $80M In London IPO

Bothell-based HaloSource, a developer of drinking water purification technology, has raised $80M in an IPO through the London Stock Exchange. About $50M of that IPO will go to the firm, with the rest going to investors. HaloSource develops ...

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Plannr Shuts Down

Seattle-based online social calendar firm Plannr told its users last night, that the firm is shutting down the service. In a letter to users, the firm said it has "decided to put our time and efforts elsewhere" and have closed down the serv...

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ignition Gets Exit At Fat Spaniel

Bellevue-based venture capital firm Ignition Partners has seen an exit in its portfolio, via the acquisition of Fat Spaniel. Fat Spaniel, which makes software used for managing renewable power assets, was acquired by Power-One, a maker of p...

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Puppet Labs Buys MCollective

Portland-based Puppet Labs, a developer of open source, server management tools, said today that it has acquired the intellectual property of MCollective, which develops the open source Marionette Collective software. Financial terms of the...

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Amazon Acquires BuyVIP.com

Seattle-based Amazon.com said Wednesday night that it has reached an agreement to acquired BuyVIP.com, a Spanish operator of a fashion and lifestyle e-commerce firm. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed, but the deal has been repor...

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Microsoft Buys AVIcode

Redmond-based Microsoft has announced this morning that it has acquired AVIcode, a developer of .NET application monitoring software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. AVIcode, which is based in Baltimore, provides software use...

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Report: Isilon Up For Sale

A report today from Bloomberg says that Seattle-based Isilon is looking for bidders for the business. According to the report, the maker of data storage products has hired Qatalyst Partners--the investment bank run by Internet IPO king Fran...

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Daticon EED Sold To Document Technologies

Kirkland-based Daticon Electronic Evidence Discovery, a provider of electronic discovery services, has been sold to firm Document Technologies, Inc.. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Document Technologies, the new...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Newest Seattle Entrepreneur With An Exit: Michael Arrington

Controversial blog mogul Michael Arrington is Seattle's latest entrepreneur with an exit, after AOL said Tuesday that it has acquired TechCrunch. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, although the deal has reported by some sources...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

InFocus Sells Off Proxima, ASK Brands

Portland-based InFocus, the manufacturer of projection displays, said Wednesday that it has agreed to sell the rights to its Proxima and ASK projectors trademark and brand assets to Chinese firm Acto. Financial terms of the sale were not di...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

RealNetworks Buys Backstage Technologies

Seattle-based RealNetworks said Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired Backstage Technologies, a Canadian firm developing social gaming software. According to RealNetworks, Backstage Technologies will become part of its GameHouse digital ga...

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cequint Acquired For $112.5M

Seattle-based Cequint, a provider of caller ID and other products for mobile phone operators, has been acquired. According to Virginia-based TNS, it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cequint for $50M in an initial payment, ...

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Amazon.com Buys Amie Street

Seattle-based Amazon.com has reportedly acquired Amie Street, an online music service which allowed users to purchase songs, priced depending on their popularity. No financial details of the acquisition have been announced, and Amie Street'...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ZymoGenetics Acquired By Bristol-Myers Squibb

Seattle-based ZymoGenetics, a developer of biotherapeutics for treating hepatitis C and metastatic melanoma, along with other disorders, is being acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb. According to the firms, the deal is worth $9.75 per share in...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Univar Drops IPO Plans, Gets Investment

Seattle-based Univar, a specialty chemicals distribution firm, has dropped its IPO plans, after getting an investment from private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. The firm said last week that Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC had agreed to...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

QL2 Software Acquired Via Bankruptcy Reorganization

Seattle-based QL2 Software, a provider of data management and extraction software, has been acquired via a bankruptcy court reorganization. According to Hale Global and QL2 Software late last week, it has completed the plan of reorganizatio...

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

CafePress Bolsters ImageKind With Acquisition

San Mateo, California-based CafePress, the firm which bought Seattle-based ImageKind in 2008, said Thursday that it is bolstering its custom art and canvas efforts with the acquisition of Canvas on Demand. According to CafePress, the acquis...

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Itron Deal Spurs Cisco Acquisition

The first action to come out of yesterday's collaboration announced by Liberty Lake, Washington-based Itron, and networking maker Cisco Corp.: the acquisition of a third firm, Arch Rock Corporation, by Cisco. Cisco announced today that it h...

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Cheezburger Wants To Buy Reddit

Seattle-based Cheezburger Network, the online media empire headed by Ben Huh, is looking to buy Reddit, the online, user-generated news site now owned by Conde Nast. According to Huh, on a post on one of the firm's web site, he has privatel...

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Coinstar Sells Business Unit

Seattle-based Coinstar said Tuesday that it is selling off its money transfer business to Sigue Corporation, in a deal worth $41.5M. The firm had earlier said it would sell the unit. According to Coinstar, the transaction is expected to clo...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Cobalt Now Part Of ADP

Automatic Data Processing said today that it has completed its $400M cash acquisition of Seattle-based Cobalt. Cobalt provides marketing software for auto dealerships and manufacturers. ADP said it would acquire Cobalt on July 9th, adding C...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Jambool Acquired by Google

Seattle- and San Francisco-based Jambool, a developer of social networking application development software, has been acquired by Google, the firm said late last week. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Jambool develops software...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Blue Heron Acquired By Origene

Bothell-based Blue Heron, a provider of gene synethesis services, has been acquired, according to Origene. According to Origene, which is a life sciences firm based in Rockville, Maryland, it acquired Blue Heron to expand its gene-centric t...

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Trubion Pharmaceuticals In Acquisition Deal

Seattle-based Trubion Pharmaceuticals said Thursday afternoon that it is in a definitive merger agreement with Emergent BioSolutions. According to the firm, the deal is worth approximately $96.8M up front, consisting of a $1.365 per share c...

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Delve Details Changes After Limelight Buy

Seattle-based Delve Networks, the video sharing and hosting service run by Alex Castro, has detailed the changes at the firm resulting from its acquisition last week by Limelight Networks. According to a letter to customers posted by Castro...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Webtrends Buys Social Marketing Firm

Portland-based Webtrends, a provider of web analytics software, said today that it has acquired Transpond, a developer of social marketing applications. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Webtrends, it is now immed...

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Tektronix Communications Buys Arbor Networks

Textronix Communications, a unit of Beaverton, Oregon-based test equipment provider Tektronix, said today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arbor Networks, a developer of network security and management products for the c...

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Big Mergers and Acquisitions Up In Q2

A new report from Ernst & Young this finds that big merger and acquisition deals were up in Q2. According to the report, there were seven transactions valued at more than $1B, compared with only two deals over $1B in Q1. The report also fou...

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Delve Acquired By Limelight Networks

Seattle-based Delve, the developer of video management software and services, has been acquired by Limelight Networks. According to Delve, the firm's entire team will be joining Limelight Networks, as the firm's Video Platform Solutions bus...

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Monday, August 2, 2010

OVP Portfolio Firm Files For IPO

One of the portfolio firms of OVP Venture Partners has filed for an IPO. According to an S-1 filing Friday, California-based Complete Genomics, a provider of human genome sequencing products, is looking to raised up to $86.25M in an IPO. Th...

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Vertafore Acquisition Completes

Bothell, Washington-based Vertafore said Thursday that the acquisition of the firm by private equity firm TPG Capital has completed. The deal, which was first announced on June 10th, was worth $1.4 billion. Vertafore was previously owned by...

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bezos Gets Exit In Kongregate

Bezos Expeditions, the personal investment firm of Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos, has seen an exit out of its investment portfolio this week, with the acquisition of San Francisco-based Kongregate. Videogame retailer GameStop acquired Kongregate ...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Daptiv Acquired By Investment Firm

Seattle-based Daptiv, a developer of software-as-a-service for project and portfolio management, has been acquired by Parallax Capital Partners. According to California-based Parallax Capital, it has appointed John Baldwin as Daptiv's new C...

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Clearwire Sells Operations In Ireland

Kirkland-based Clearwire has soled its Irish operations to Dublin, Ireland-based Imagine Communications Group, Imagine said today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Imagine said it is acquiring "significant" telecom infrastruc...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

SynapticMash Acquired By Promethean World

Seattle-based SynapticMash, a firm that develops educational tools for the classroom, has been acquired by Promethean World Plc., a provider of interactive learning technology. According to Promethean, it will pay $10M in cash, plus up to $...

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Cobalt Acquired by ADP For $400M

Seattle-based The Cobalt Group, a provider of digital marketing products for the automotive industry, is being acquired by Automatic Data Processing, ADP said this morning. The deal is worth approximately $400M. ADP said the buy will help ...

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Report: IPO Activity Triples In Q2

A new report released this morning from PricewaterhouseCoopers says that U.S. IPO activity nearly tripled in the second quarter. According to PwC, IPO deals nearly tripled in the second quarter, compared to last year, with 39 IPOs raising $...

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Solaicx Goes To MEMC

Silicon Valley-based Solaicx, a manufacturer of silicon wafers for the photovoltaic industry which operates its large scale production facility in Portland, Oregon, is now officially part of MEMC Electronics. The acquisition , worth $66M in...

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Amazon's Gift To Woot Customers: Cheap Kindles

Amazon.com has handed its first gift to customers of daily deals site Woot: a great deal on the Amazon Kindle. This morning, Woot's deal of the day was an Amazon Kindle, on sale for $149.99 plus $5 in shipping--well below the usual price on...

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Google's Buy of ITA: Where Now For Bing, Expedia?

Search engine giant Google said Thursday afternoon that it is buying ITA Software, a Cambridge-based provider of travel booking software for online travel agencies, for $700M. The buy presents a major challenge to at least two area firms, M...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

SonoSite Completes VisualSonics Buy

Bothell-based SonoSite said Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Toronto-based ultrasound firm VisualSonics. The deal was worth $67.9M, net cash and debt. SonoSite said VisualSonics will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Amazon Buys Daily Deal Site Woot

Amazon.com is buying daily electronic deals site Woot, according to Woot, and making the firm an independent subsidiary. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Woot, which is based in Carrollton, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, said that...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Univar Files For IPO

In the afterglow of a successful IPO yesterday by Silicon Valley firm, Tesla Motors, which Pacific Northwest firms are next up to the markets? The latest appears to be Redmond-based Univar--a distributor of specialty chemicals that was foun...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Expedia's TripAdvisor Buys UK Firm

TripAdvisor, the online travel reviews and booking site which is a division of Bellevue-based Expedia, said today that it has purchased Holidaylettings.co.uk, a vacation rental site based in the United Kingdom. Financial terms of the deal w...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

UBmatrix Merges With EDGAR Online

UBmatrix, a Silicon Valley firm with its roots in Bellevue, Washington, has merged with competitor EDGAR Online. The firm, which develops XBRL handling software used by companies filing information with the SEC, still operates a development...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Report: Melodeo Acquired By HP

Seattle-based Melodeo is in the midst of being acquired by computing giant HP, according to a report in TechCrunch. TechCrunch cited "a source familiar with the deal" saying an agreement was signed this month. The deal is reportedly worth $...

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Precision Polling Acquired By SurveyMonkey

Seattle-based Precision Polling, a developer of mobile polling software, has been acquired by SurveyMonkey, according to reports. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Precision Polling was founded by Gaurav Oberoi and Charles Groo...

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Motricity Raises $50M In IPO

Bellevue-based Motricity completed its IPO last night, raising $50M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The firm will trade as MOTR starting today. The firm's IPO priced at $10, the lower end of its expected offering range. The firm said...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Motricity Lowers Offering Range In IPO

Bellevue-based Motricity has cut the range of its IPO offering, saying in a filing with the SEC today that it now expects to price at between $10.00 and $11.00 per share. The firm had previously said it would IPO at between $14.00 and $16.0...

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Vertafore Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Bothell, Washington-based Vertafore, which develops software and other products for the insurance industry, said today that it has been acquired by private equity firm TPG Capital. The deal is worth $1.4 billion. TPG is acquiring Vertafore ...

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tippr.com Buys FanForce

Seattle-based group buying site Tippr.com, the latest startup run by Martin Tobias, said this morning that it has acquired FanForce, a Texas-based daily deals site. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tippr said that it has adde...

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

AutoSoft Acquired By California Firm

Seattle-based AutoSoft, a developer of financial reporting and analytics software for automotive dealers, has been acquired by California firm TSI Auto Solutions. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. TSI Auto Solutions dev...

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Motricity Sets IPO Pricing Range

Bellevue-based Motricity, a developer of wireless mobile data services for wireless carriers, has set its IPO pricing range at between $14.00 and $16.00 per share, according to a filing with the SEC Wednesday. Motricity is looking to list...

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tripwire Files For IPO

Portland-based Tripwire, a developer of IT automation software, filed for an IPO Friday. According to the firm's IPO filing, it is looking to raise up to $86.25M in an IPO on the NASDAQ Global Market. The firm is looking to list as TPWR. Tr...

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

SonoSite Buys Visualsonics

Bothell, Washington-based Sonosite announced today that it has agreed to acquire Visualsonics, a developer of ultra high frequency micro-ultrasound technology. The deal is worth $71M in cash and debt. Sonosite said that Visualsonics' techno...

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Coinstar Sells E-Payment Services Business

Bellevue-based Coinstar said yesterday that it has sold off its E-Payment services business to InComm, in a deal worth $40M. Coinstar's E-Payment service business included 400 individual prepaid card products from 65 issuers. Coinstar said ...

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

SiteScout Acquired By Online Advertising Firm

Seattle-based SiteScout, the provider of malware security technology which is headed by Rob Lipschutz, has been acquired. According to Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project, a developer of online advertising optimization products, it is acquiri...

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Inner Fence Buys AppNinjas

Seattle-based Inner Fence, a software development firm developing credit card processing applications for the Apple market, said today that it--along with firm Merchant Focus Processing--is acquiring San Francisco-based AppNinjas, maker of ...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Tektronix Buys Mixed Signals

Beaverton, Oregon-based electronics test and measurement firm Tektronix said Monday that it has acquired Mixed Signals, a developer of digital content monitoring products for the cable and satellite television, broadcast, and IPTV market. F...

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

InfoSpace Buys Mercantila's e-Commerce Business

Bellevue-based InfoSpace said this morning that it has purchased the e-commerce assets of Mercantila, a online specialty retailer, in a deal worth $8M in cash plus assumption of up to $5.9M in certain liabilities. According to InfoSpace, th...

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Omneon Acquired By Harmonic

Silicon valley-based Omneon, a developer of media server and video products which has a portion of its research and development operations in Beaverton, Oregon, has been acquired, according to acquiring firm Harmonic Inc. Thursday. Harmonic...

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

GemStone Systems Acquired By SpringSource

Beaverton, Oregon-based GemStone Systems, a developer of enterprise data management software, has been acquired by SpringSource, SpringSource said Thursday afternoon. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. SpringSource, whic...

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

AudienceScience Buys Consorte Media

Bellevue-based AudienceScience, a firm which provides advertising targeting technology, said today that it has acquired Consorte Media, a digital media marketing firm focused on the Hispanic market. Financial terms of the buy were not discl...

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

PV Powered Acquisition Completes

The acquisition of Bend, Oregon-based PV Powered has completed, according to buyer Advanced Energy Industries. The deal for PV Powered, a manufacturer of grid-tied, solar power inverters, was originally announced in March. Advanced Energy I...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tektronix Buys SyntheSys Research

Beaverton, Oregon-based Tektronix said Thursday that it has acquired SyntheSys Research, a silicon valley firm that manufacturers high-speed, signal integrity test and measurement instrumentation. Financial terms of the buy were not disclos...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

XPLANE Acquired by Dachis Group

Portland, Oregon-based XPLANE, a provider of design consulting services to major corporations, has been acquired by Texas firm Dachis Group. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. XPLANE, which serves such firms as Microsoft, Intel,...

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Cloudhopper Acquired By Twitter

Seattle-based Cloudhopper, a firm developing messaging infrastructure to connect Twitter to mobile carrier networks, has been acquired, Twitter announced Friday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Cloudhopper's founders,...

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

UW Startup Acquired By Belkin

A startup, Zensi, whose founders include a professor at the University of Washington, has been acquired by computer accessories manufacturer Belkin, Belkin announced today, as part of a push to increase its energy management products portfo...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Signature Genomic Laboratories Acquired By PerkinElmer

Spokane-based Signature Genomic Laboratories, a provider of diagnostic genetic testing services, has been acquired by PerkinElmer, PerkinElmer said today, in a deal worth $90M. According to PerkinElmer, the acquisition will strengthen the f...

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Jobster Acquired By Zapoint

Seattle-based job listings and recruiting web site Jobster has been acquired by Zapoint, according to multiple reports. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Jobster was owned by Recruiting.com, which is also in Seattle....

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

MDRNA Acquires Cequent Pharmaceuticals

Bothell-based MDRNA said Thursday that it has acquired Cequent Pharmaceuticals, a developer of RNAi-based therapeutics, in a deal worth $46M in stock. According to MDRNA, the acquisition will expand its oncology pipeline, and also provide t...

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Infospace Names Bizdev VP

Bellevue-based Infospace has tapped a former investment banker as a new Vice President of Corporate Development, the firm said late Monday. According to InfoSpace, it has named Stephen P. Hawthornthwaite to the position, heading up merger a...

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

PV Powered Acquired By Advanced Energy

Bend, Oregon-based PV Powered, a manufacturer of solar inverters for the photovoltaic power market, has been acquired. According to Advanced Energy, it will pay $90M for PV Powered, in a deal made up of $35M in cash, $15M in stock, and up t...

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gist Buys Learn that Name

Seattle-based Gist has acquired Learn that Name, a firm created out of a recent Startup Weekend in Redmond, the firm said last night. Learn that Name is an application that helps people remember professional contacts, by matching pictures w...

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Evri Raises $349K Related To Twine Acquisition

Seattle-based Evri, a developer of semantic web search tools, has issued $349,203 in equity, as part of its acquisition last week of Radar Networks, the operator of Twine.com. The details came through a regulatory filing by the firm Wednesd...

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Powerit Solutions Completes Merger Efforts

Seattle-based Powerit Solutions, a developer of energy management systems, announced last night that it has officially completed its merger with Scandanivian firm Diana Solutions. The firm said they had legally merged in 2008, but had been ...

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

RadiSys Buys Pactolus

Hillsboro, Oregon-based Radisys said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired Pactolus Communications Software Company, a developer of software used for SIP-enabled, voice over IP networks. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Radi...

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Evri Acquires Radar Networks

Seattle-based Evri, a developer of semantic web search tools, announced this morning that it has acquired Radar Networks, operator of the Twine.com web site. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Evri said that the acquisition will...

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kinetix Living Sold

Seattle-based Kinetix Living, a firm that provides customized health and nutrition programs, has been sold, according to venture capital firm Maveron. Maveron said late Wednesday that Kinetix Living was acquired by Regence BlueShield of Was...

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Edge EHR Buys Software Firm

Seattle-based Edge EHR Corp., a developer of electronic health records software, said Wednesday that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Goal Software, Inc., based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Financial terms ofthe acquisition were not ...

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Offbeat Creations Acquired By Playdom

Bellevue, Washington-based Offbeat Creations, a developer of Facebook and other social media games, has been acquired by Playdom, Playdom said Wednesday afternoon. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Offbeat Creations was...

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Picnik Acquired by Google

Seattle-based Picnik, which provides an online photo editing tool, said Monday afternoon that it has been acquired by Google. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Picnik said its team will continue to work on photo editing tools,...

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Swift Notion Acquired By Syncapse

Portland-based Swift Notion Software, LLC, a provider of customization, training, and development of Portland-based Jive Software's enterprise social networking products, has been acquired, according to Toronto-based Syncapse. Financial ter...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Monsoon Acquired By Alibris

Portland-based Monsoon, a developer of software for creating online marketplaces, has been acquired by online bookseller Alibris. According to Alibris, it is acquiring Monsoon with funding from Oak Hill Capital, the private equity backer of...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Drugstore.com Completes Acquisition of SkinStore.com

Bellevue-based Drugstore.com said Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Salu, the firm which operates online beauty site SkinStore.com. Drugstore.com had originally announced the buy on December 28th. The deal was worth $36M in a ...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Merix Acquisition Completes

The acquisition of Beaverton, Oregon-based Merix Corporation, a manufacturer of printed circuit boards, has completed, according to acquiring firm Viasystems Group. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Merix and Viasyste...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Moeller Design Acquired By 3D Systems

Seattle-based Moeller Design, a provider of prototyping and casting services for the aerospace and medical device market, has been acquired by South Carolina-based 3D Systems Corporation. 3D systems announced the buy on Tuesday. Financial t...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Winshuttle Acquires German Firm

Bothell, Washington-based Winshuttle, a developer of software which links Microsoft Excel with SAP, said today that it has acquired German firm A1 Professional Software. A1 is a developer of productivity and test software for SAP. Financial...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mentor Buys Product Line From Freescale

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, a developer of electronic design automation (EDA) software, said today that it has acquired a product line from Freescale. Mentor said it purchase Freescale's "Virtual Garage" product line, used fo...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Kashless Buys Vulcan Patents, Launches Tippr.com

Seattle-based Kashless, the online marketplace run by Martin Tobias that encouraging recycling and reuse of items, said this morning that it has acquired an "extensive portfolio" of group purchasing patents from Vulcan Capital, and has roll...

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

RealNetworks To Spin Out Rhapsody

Seattle-based RealNetworks and MTV Networks said Tuesday afternoon that they are looking to restructure digital music service Rhapsody into a new, independent company. According to the companies, the restructuring will make it so that RealN...

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Report: Amazon Buys Touch Screen Company

Amazon.com has reportedly acquired a firm that develops touch screen technology, according to a report from the New York Times yesterday. The NYTimes reports that Amazon.com has acquired New York-based Touchco, which is commercializing flex...

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

SinglePoint Sells Mobile Aggregation Business

Bellevue-based SinglePoint has sold its mobile messaging business to Ericsson, the firms said today. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. According to the firms, Ericsson will gain ownership of SinglePoint's operator connection a...

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Microsoft Completes Sentillion Buy

Redmond-based Microsoft announced this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Sentillion, a developer of software for the healthcare industry. Microsoft said that Sentillion becomes part of its Microsoft Health Solutions Group, an...

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Monday, February 1, 2010

SEOmoz Exits Consulting Business, Partners With Distilled

Seattle-based SEOmoz, a provider of search engine optimization software and services, said this morning that it is exiting the consulting business, and will focus exclusively on its software model. As part of the move, the firm said it has ...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Intellectual Ventures Buys Patent Portfolio

Bellevue-based Intellectual Ventures, the patent acquisition firm run by former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold, has acquired the patent portfolio of Avistar Communications. The deal was announced earlier this week. According to Avistar, it ...

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cloudvox Acquired By Ifbyphone

Seattle-based Cloudvox, a developer of telephony software applications, has been acquired by Chicago's Ifbypnone, the firms said Wednesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. A regulatory filing Tuesday by Ifbyphone indi...

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Friday, January 15, 2010

GoAhead Software Acquires embeddedMIND

Bellevue-based GoAhead Software has acquired the embeddedMIND business of S3, a firm which develops configuration management software for network equipment manufacturers, the firm said Thursday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

AboutUs Buys Jyte

Portland-based AboutUs, an online wiki-style site which allows people to add information about web sites, has acquired Jyte, the firm said Wednesday afternoon. Jyte operates an online site which allows users to debate various opinions and s...

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

StepChange Acquired By Powered

Portland-based social media firm StepChange Group has been acquired by Powered, as part of a rollup deal along with social media agencies Drillteam and Crayon. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. StepChange said the firm ...

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

InstantService Acquired By ATG

Seattle-based InstantService, a provider of online, live chat services, has been acquired, in a deal worth $17.0M in cash, by Massachusetts-based Art Technology Group (ATG). According to ATG, the acquisition will strengthen its position in ...

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Jive Software Buys Filtrbox

Portland-based Jive Software, a developer of social networking software for businesses, said this morning that it has acquired Filtrbox, a Colorado-based developer of real-time, information monitoring services. Financial terms of the deal w...

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

PracticeOne Acquired By Software Firm

PracticeOne, a developer of electronic health records management software-as-a-service, which has its headquarters in Richland, Washington and Canoga Park, California, has been acquired by fellow healthcare software provider AdvancedMD Soft...

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fluke Networks Buys Network Analysis Firm

Everett, Washington-based Fluke Networks said Tuesday that it has acquired Clearsight Networks, a developer of network analysis tools for real-time application monitoring. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. ClearSight's software...

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ontela Merges With Photobucket

Seattle-based Ontela, a developer of mobile software for uploading photos from cell phones to the Internet, is merging with New Corp.'s Photobucket, the two said Wednesday afternoon. According to the two firms, they will merge into a new co...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Rentrak Buys Nielsen EDI

Portland-based Rentrak, which operates a service which measures movie, TV, broadband, and mobile advertising for the entertainment industry, said Tuesday that it has acquired Nielsen EDI, a unit of The Nielsen Company. Nielsen EDI provides ...

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Microsoft Buys Opalis

Microsoft said Friday that it has acquired Opalis Software, a developer of IT process automation software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Opalis said Microsoft would combine the firm's software with its Microsoft Sys...

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Microsoft Buys Sentillion

Microsoft said Thursday that it is acquiring Sentillion, a developer of identity and access management technology for the healthcare industry. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Microsoft, it will combine Sentillion...

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sammsoft Acquired By Support.com

Seattle-based Sammsoft, a developer of hard rive, registry, and other utility software for the PC, has been acquired by Support.com. According to Support.com, it paid $8.5M in cash for Sammsoft, which was started by former Microsoft employe...

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Naverus Acquired By GE

Kent, Washington-based Naverus, a provider of aviation navigation technology, has been acquired by GE Aviation, GE said late Monday. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. GE said the buy would bring technology to GE Aviat...

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Microsoft Buys Teamprise

Redmond-based Microsoft said this morning that it will purchase the assets of Teamprise, a developer of software which allows developers to use the Java Eclipse IDE to build applications with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation across m...

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Movaya Acquired By Digby

Seattle-based Movaya Wireless, a developer of applications for the iPhone, Android, and other mobile phone platforms, has been acquired by Digby, a Texas developer of mobile ecommerce applications. The deal was announced by Digby this morni...

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Monday, November 2, 2009

PlayNetwork Acquisition of Channel M Completes

Redmond-based PlayNetwork has completed its acquisition of Channel M, the firm said this Monday, with the deal officially closing Friday. PlayNetwork said it would buy Channel M, a producer of in-store, TV content, on October 20th. As part ...

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Amazon.com Completes Zappos.com Buy

Seattle-based Amazon.com said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Zappos.com, an online retailer of apparel and footwear. The firm had originally announced its acquisition of Zappos on July 22nd. The deal was worth approxi...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Expedia's TripAdvisor Buys Chinese Travel Site

TripAdvisor, the travel community owned by Bellevue-based Expedia, said Friday that it has signed a transaction to acquire Kuxun.cn, which it says is the second largest online travel web site in China. Financial terms of the acquisition wer...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Pemco Technologies Acquired By Missouri Firm

Seattle-based Pemco Technologies, a provider of technology and payment processing to the credit union industry, has been acquired by Missouri-based Jack Henry & Associates. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Pemco Techno...

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

SafeHarbor Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Seattle-base SafeHarbor Technology Corporation, a provider of software for managing inbound telephone, email, and chat requests, has been acquired by private equity firm Shackleton Equity Partners. Financial terms of the acquisition were no...

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

PlayNetwork Buys Channel M

Redmond-based PlayNetwork, a provider of media and content for retail businesses, said today that it has acquired Channel M, a Los Angeles based developer of content for in-store TV networks. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. B...

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Report: Ontela Eyes Photobucket

A report from TechCrunch today speculates that Seattle-based Ontela is in the midst of buying MySpace's photo sharing site, Photobucket. According to the report, the deal is worth something around $60M. No details have been released by eith...

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Spoken, GotVoice Deal Worth $750K

The acquisition of Kirkland-based GotVoice by Seattle's Spoken was worth approximately $750,000 in stock, according to a regulatory filing from the firm earlier this week. According to the filing, Spoken issues $750,000 in its common stock ...

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Spoken Buys Most Of GotVoice

Seattle-based Spoken Communications said late Friday that it has acquired the voicemail transcription service from GotVoice. According to a spokesperson for the firm, Spoken has acquired most of GotVoice's significant assets, including the ...

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Noetix Buys Business Analytics Firm

Redmond-based Noetix, a developer of business intelligence software for the enterprise, said Friday that it has acquired business analytics firm Jaros Technologies Corp. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Jaros is based in Grani...

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Paul Allen Sells Submersible Music

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has sold Submersible Music, a developer of electronic music software DrumCore, KitCore, and related content, according to Silicon Valley's Sonoma Wire Works. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclo...

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Merix Merges With Viasystems

Beaverton, Oregon-based Merix Corporation, a manufacturer of printed circuit boards, is merging with Viasystems Group, the firms said this week. The all-stock deal makes Viasystems shareholders 80.5 percent owners of the new firm, with Meri...

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Schmitt Industries Buys Optimal Dimensions

Portland-based Schmitt Industries, a manufacturer of computer controlled balancing equipment for the machine tool industry, said Thursday that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Optical Dimensions, a developer of equip...

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Microsoft Buys Four Products, Expands Microsoft Dynamics

Redmond-based computing software giant Microsoft said Tuesday that it has acquired four products, which it will become part of its Microsoft Dynamics AX software, which is used for enterprise resource planning (ERP). According to Microsoft,...

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Digeo Acquired by ARRIS

Georgia-based ARRIS Group said Tuesday afternoon that it has agreed to buy the assets of Kirkland, Washington-based Diego, a developer of HDTV DVRs. The deal was worth $20M in cash. ARRIS said the asset deal included Diego's intellectual pr...

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

GrapeCity Buys Spreadsheet Software Firm

GrapeCity, a developer of report tools and other software components, said this morning that it is in an acquisition agreement with FarPoint Technologies, which develops spreadsheet software tools. Financial terms of the acquisition were no...

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Others Online Acquired By Ad Optimization Firm

Seattle-based Others Online, a provider of behavioral targeting services for online advertisers, has been acquired by Los Angeles advertising optimization firm Rubicon Project. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Rubicon said tha...

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Smilebox Buys Preclick

Redmond-based Smilebox, which operates a service for consumers to create digital scrapbooks, photo albums, and greeting cards, said today that it has acquired the technology assets, intellectual property, relationships, and retail contracts...

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

TriQuint Buys TriAccess

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor reported late Thursday that it has acquired TriAccess Technologies, a developer of cable TV and fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) integrated circuits. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, ...

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Intellicheck Mobilisa Buys Competitor

Port Townsend, Washington-based Intellicheck Mobilisa said this morning that it has acquired a competitor, Positive Access Corporation, a developer of drivers' license reading software. The deal was worth $2.225M in stock and cash. Intellic...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fluke Completes AirMagnet Buy

Everett, Washington-based Fluke Networks, a developer of network installation and testing tools, said Wednesday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of AirMagnet. Fluke had said it would by AirMagnet on August 13th. No financial ...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

iLike Acquisition Confirmed

Social networking site MySpace confirmed it acquisition of Seattle's iLike Wednesday, without revealing any new information about the buy. MySpace said it acquired iLike, partly to bring "world class talent" into the company, and will be br...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mentor Graphics Buys LogicVision

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics, a developer of electronic design automation (EDA) tools, said late Tuesday that the stockholders of LogicVision have approved the firm's acquisition of the firm. LogicVisoin is a developer of built...

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Monday, August 17, 2009

MSNBC.com Buys EveryBlock

MSNBC.com, the online news joint venture between Microsoft and NBC, said today that it has acquired Chicago-based EveryBlock, a hyperlocal news and information web site currently operating in 15 cities. Financial terms of the acquisition we...

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Report: MySpace Looking To Acquired iLike

A report today from TechCrunch reports that online social networking site MySpace is looking to acquire Seattle-based iLike. No details or confirmation of the deal have been announced by either company. TechCrunch puts the acquisition price...

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fluke Networks Acquires AirMagnet

Everett, Washington-based Fluke Networks said Thursday that it is in a definitive agreement to buy AirMagnet a provider of wireless LAN test tools. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Fluke, the move will hel...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Rails Boxcar Acquired By Blue Box

Portland-based Rails Boxcar, a provider of web hosting for Ruby on Rails web applications operated by Planet Argon LLC, has been acquired by Tacoma-based Blue Box Group, the firms announced Wednesday. Financial details of the acquisition we...

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

IDT Names Advisor In Fab Sale

San Jose, California-based Integrated Device Technology (IDT), which said last week that it is shutting down its fab operations in Hillsboro, Oregon, has hired on an advisor to help it sell those facilities. According to ATREG, a division o...

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Publicis Buys Microsoft's Razorfish For $530M

French firm Publicis Group SA said over the weekend it is acquiring Microsoft's digital advertising firm, Razorfish, in a deal worth $530M. Publicis said that the agreement also includes a strategic alliance between the two parties. The com...

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Confirma Acquired By Milwaukee Firm

Seattle-based Confirma, a developer of software used for helping radiologists analyze MRI and other images, has been acquired by Milkwaukee-based Merge Healthcare. Merge said the all-stock transaction is worth approximately $22M, or 5.6 mi...

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

SplashCast Closes Doors

Portland-based SplashCast, which was a provider of streaming media and content services, has shut down. According to a blog post by Founder and CEO Mike Berkley Tuesday afternoon, the firm is closing shop and will be shutting down the firm'...

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

WatchGuard Acquires Canadian Firm

Seattle-based WatchGuard Technologies, a manufacturer of security appliances for the networking market, said today that it is acquiring Toronto, Canada-based BorderWare Technologies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According...

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Concur Acquires Etap-On-Line

Redmond-based employee expense software firm Concur announced today that it has acquired Etap-On-Line, a European provider of business travel and expense management products. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Etap-On-Line is ba...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Webtrends Buys Seattle's Widemile

Portland-based Webtrends, a developer of web analytics software, announced late Thursday that it has acquired Seattle-based Widemile, a provider of multivariate testing and site optimization technology and services. Financial terms of the a...

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

OVP Portfolio Firm Acquired, Says Report

A report Thursday says that one of Seattle- and Portland-based OVP Partners portfolio companies, M2E Power, located in Boise, Idaho, has been acquired. According to VatorNews, M2E Power was acquired by Motionetics. No financial terms of the...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Amazon Buys Zappos.com

Seattle-based Amazon.com said Wednesday afternoon that it is acquiring online shoe retailer Zappos.com, in a deal that is worth approximately $807M in Amazon common stock. According to Amazon, Zappos, which provides online apparel and footw...

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ESI Buys IC Packaging Technology From Bankrupt Firm

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries reports this morning that the firm has acquired the thin wafer dicing and TSV drilling intellectual property rights of Xsil, a provider of laser-machined tools for the MEMs and semiconductor pack...

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Jott Acquired By Nuance Communications

Seattle-based Jott, which operates a voice messaging and transcription service for tracking tasks and notes, has been acquired by Nuance Communications, Nuance said this morning. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to ...

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Monday, July 6, 2009

R.W. Beck Acquired By SAIC

Seattle-based R.W. Beck, a provider of business and technical consulting services to the engineering, energy, and infrastructure area, has been acquired by defense integrator Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). SAIC said ...

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Venture Backed Liquidity At Six Year Low

Last quarter was not a good quarter for venture liquidity, Dow Jones VentureSource is reporting today. Dow Jones said that Q2 was a six year low for exits for venture-capital backed firms, with only $2.8 billion in liquidity events -- merge...

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

NetVersant Sells Business Unit

Everett, Washington-based NetVersant Solutions LLC, has sold its Avaya business unit to a California-based firm, the buyer announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Headquartered in Fullerton, Calif., Altura Communi...

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Spacelabs Sells Clinical Trials Services Division

Issaquah, Wash.-based Spacelabs Healthcare has sold its Clinical Trials Services division to Medifacts International Inc. of Rockville, Md., Medifacts announced this morning. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Spacelabs ...

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Amazon.com Subsidiary Purchases SnapTell

Palo Alto-based A9.com, a subsidiary of online retailer Amazon.com, has acquired SnapTell Inc., SnapTell reported on its company blog Tuesday afternoon. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2003, A9.com Inc. pro...

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Monday, June 15, 2009

FEI Buys Australian Firm

Hillsboro, Oregon-based FEI Company, a developer of atomic-scale microscopes and related scientific equipment, said Monday that it has acquired the Mineral Liberation Analysis business of JKTech Pty Ltd, a part of the Julius Kruttschnitt Mi...

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Dexterra Acquired By Antenna Software

Bothell, Washington-based Dexterra, a developer of mobile business applications, has been acquired by a New Jersey firm, Antenna Software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Dexterra was venture backed by New Enterprise ...

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Digimarc, Nielsen In Two Joint Ventures

Beaverton, Oregon-based Digimarc, a developer of technology for watermarking various kinds of content and identification, said today that it has entered into a deal with The Nielsen Company to jointly launch two new companies. According to ...

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

SonoSite Buys CardioDynamics

Bothell, Washington-based SonoSite, a publicly held firm developing ultrasound equipment, said Tuesday afternoon that it is in an agreement to acquire CardioDynamics International Corporation. According to SonoSite, the deal is worth approx...

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Report: SplashCast Seeks Buyer

Portland-based SplashCast, which was a provider of streaming media and content management services, is reportedly looking for a buyer. According to technology blog TechCrunch, quoting CEO Michael Berkley, the move comes because the firm fai...

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TradeTrans Acquired By Atlanta Firm

Beaverton, Oregon-based TradeTrans, a developer of business intelligence and supply chain monitoring tools, has been acquired by Atlanta-based nuBridges, nuBridges said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According...

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Microsoft Buys Rosetta Biosoftware

Redmond-based Microsoft announced Monday that the firm has signed an agreement with biotech giant Merck & Co., to acquire Rosetta Biosoftware, a developer of genetic data management software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. A...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ohloh Acquired By SourceForge

Bellevue-based Ohloh, a provider of open source data and community services, has been acquired by Silicon Valley's SourceForge. SourceForge did not disclose financial terms of the acquisition. Ohloh operated a directory of open source proje...

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

InFocus Merger Completes

Wilsonville, Oregon-based InFocus, a manufacturer of projection displays, has been acquired by Image Holdings Corporation, an acquisition firm owned by eMachines co-founder John Hui. According to Image Holdings, the merger completed today, ...

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

MathStar Rejects Merger

Now defunct Hillsboro, Oregon-based semiconductor maker MathStar Inc. received and rejected a purchase offer from a Minnesota-based publisher of building performance software. According to PureChoice Inc. of Burnsville, Minn., it tendered a...

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Friday, May 15, 2009

InFocus Rejects Second Bid On Firm

Wilsonville, Oregon-based InFocus said late Friday that it is recommending that its shareholders accept the acquisition offer by Image Holdings Corporation and IC Acquisition Corp., after evaluating a competing buyout offer. Image Holdings...

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

ESI Buys Technology From Irish Firm

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries, a developer of laser and photonic systems for the microelectronics industry, said late Tuesday that it has acquired all of the intellectual property rights, and certain hardware and software com...

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Microsoft Buys BigPark

Redmond-based Microsoft announced Thursday that it is acquiring Vancouver, BC-based BigPark, an interactive online gaming firm. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. BigPark team comes from Distinctive Software Inc. and Electronics...

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mentor Graphics to Acquire LogicVision for $13M

Wilsonville, Oregon-based electronics hardware design applications publisher Mentor Graphics announced today that it has agreed to acquire LogicVision Inc. for some $13 million. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., LogicVision provides built-...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Avure Technologies Sold To Milestone Partners

Kent, Washington-based Avure Technologies, a developer of high pressure, processing equipment used for metal forming and pasteurization systems, said today that the firm has been sold to investment firm Milestone Partners. Financial terms o...

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Report: Intelius Acquires Spock

Bellevue-based background check service provider Intelius has acquired Silicon Valley people search firm Spock, according to reports. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Intelius is the background check and people search firm run...

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Big Fish Buys Grubby Games

Seattle-based casual computer game distributor Big Fish Games has acquired game developer Grubby Games of Vancouver, B.C., Grubby announced Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a post made Thursday afternoon on Grubb...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Urbanspoon Acquired By IAC

Seattle-based Urbanspoon, an online local restaurant guide and aggregator, has been acquired by IAC. IAC announced the acquisition this morning, saying that Urbanspoon will remain an independent brand, managed by Jay Herratti, who also mana...

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Amazon Buys Mobile Software Firm

LexCycle, a maker of a mobile book reading application for the iPhone and iPod touch, has been acquired by Amazon.com. According to LexCycle, it is not planning any changes in its application or user experience as a result of the acquisitio...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

InFocus Gets Rival Buyout Offer

Wilsonville, Oregon-based InFocus, which makes digital projectors, announced Wednesday afternoon that the firm has received a new, unsolicited proposal from an un-named buyer. Details of the new proposal were not disclosed. InFocus had anno...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fluke Buys UK Firm

Everett, Washington-based Fluke Corporation, a manufacturer of electronic test and measurement equipment, announced Wednesday that the firm has acquired North Yorkshire, U.K.-based Hawk IR International. Financial terms of the buy were not ...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Zango Shuts Down, Sells Assets To Blinkx

Bellevue, Washington-based Zango, has shut down, according to co-founder Ken Smith. According to Smith in his blog, Zango was acquired for "fire-sale prices" by Blinkx. Zango--originally known as 180 Solutions--was a controverial maker of o...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Kryptiq Sells Software Line

Portland-based Kryptiq, publisher of a doctor-to-patient collaborative platform, announced Tuesday that it has sold its Choreo health plan network management software to Portico Systems. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed...

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Monday, April 20, 2009

SurveyMonkey Acquired By Private Equity Firms

Portland, Oregon-based SurveyMonkey, a firm which provides subscription-based Internet surveying and polling services, has been acquired by a group of private equity investors. The firm said today that a group led by Spectrum Equity Investo...

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Lagotek Buys RS Scene Product Line

Lagotek Corp., a publisher of residential and commercial building automation software, announced today that it has acquired portions of RS Scene Automation LLC. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Seattle...

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

GridNetworks Merges With New York Firm

Seattle-based GridNetworks, a developer of a service for delivering streaming video to the Internet, has merged with New York City-based Global Media Services, the firms said Friday. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed. Global ...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

InFocus Acquired For $39M

Wilsonville, Oregon-based InFocus, a developer of digital projectors, said today that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with holding firm Image Holdings Corporation. According to InFocus, the deal calls for its to be acquire...

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

CarDomain Merges With StreetFire

Seattle-based CarDomain, a social networking and community site for automotive enthusiasts, said Wednesday that it has merged with fellow social networking site StreetFire. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed....

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Isonics Semiconductor Group Acquired

Vancouver, Washington-based Isonics Semiconductor Group, a supplier of reclaimed silicon wafers, has been acquired by a Silicon Valley firm, WRS Materials. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to WRS, it has acquired Iso...

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Ambric Acquired by California-based Chip Maker

Beaverton, Ore.-based Ambric has officially been acquired by fabless semiconductor manufacturer Nethra Imaging of Santa Clara, Calif., Nethra announced Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ambric produces software-program...

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

ESI, Zygo Terminate Merger

Portland, Oregon-based Electro Scientific Industries and Zygo Corporation said Thursday afternoon that they have terminated their plan for a merger. The firms said that ESI would receive $5.4M in a break up fee, relating to Zygo's board wit...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

No IPOs, Not Much Liquidity In Q1

A report released today by Dow Jones VentureSource find that there were no IPOs in Q1, and very little liquidity for U.S., venture backed companies. According to the report, total merger and acquisition activity only totaled $3.2 billion in...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

MDRNA Sells Contract Manufacturing Facilities

Bothell, Wash.-based biotechnology firm MDRNA announced this morning that it has agreed to sell its manufacturing facilities in Hauppauge, N.Y., to Par Pharmaceutical Inc. Financial terms of the deal, which also includes the sale of MDRNA's...

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Azaleos Merges with M3 Technology Group

Seattle-based Azaleos Corp., a provider of managed Microsoft Exchange services, announced Monday that it has merged with the M3 Technology Group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., M3 designs a...

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sotto Wireless Shuts Doors

Bellevue-based Sotto Wireless, which was developing hosted communications systems, has quietly shut its doors, according to reports. According to reporting from VentureWire, Sotto Wireless has quietly closed its doors. The firm apparently h...

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

TrafficGauge Acquired By Wireless Navigation Firm

Seattle-based TrafficGauge, a developer of handheld, wireless devices for viewing real-time traffic, has been acquired by a developer of wireless navigation software. Networks In Motion, a Aliso Viejo, California-based firm developing wirel...

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Knowledge Anywhere Acquires Minnesota Firm

Online instruction specialist Knowledge Anywhere announced Monday that it has acquired corporate e-learning firm Warehouse Intellect. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Based in Minneapolis, Minn., Warehouse Intellect provides ...

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

CSG Openline Completes BlueRoads Buy

Redmond, Wash.-based CSG Openline announced Wednesday that it finalized its acquisition of BlueRoads Corp. a week ago. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. According to CSG, the merger creates a sales and marketing solutio...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Getty Images Acquisition Of Jupiterimages Completes

Seattle-based Getty Images completed its acquisition of Jupiterimages Monday, in a deal that was worth $96M in cash. According to Jupitermedia, the firm has renamed itself WebMediaBrands Inc. Getty Images said it would acquire Jupiterimages...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dotster Sells Service To Sedo, Buys Hosting Firms

Vancouver, Washington-based Dotster, which provides domain name registration, web hosting, and related services, said today that it has sold its domain monetization service RevenueDirect to Sedo. Financial terms of the transaction were not ...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

PopCap Acquires Gastronaut Studios

Seattle-based casual gaming firm PopCap Games announced this morning that it has acquired Gastronaut Studios, an independent game development studio developing Xbox and Xbox 360 titles. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed....

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Digini, Vyk Games Merge

Issaquah, Washington-based Digini and Shanghai, China-based Vyk Games, firms which provide video game software and outsourced game development to companies, said today that the two have merged into a new firm, Blade Games. According to the ...

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Coinstar Buys Redbox

Bellevue, Washington-based Coinstar said Thursday that the firm intends to purchase the remaining stake in Redbox Automated Retail, a provider of automated DVD rental kiosks. Coinstar said it will purchase the service from GetAMovie Inc. an...

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

FreeRange Acquired By Handmark

Portland, Oregon-based FreeRange Communications, a provider of products for publishing media to mobile phones, has been acquired by Kansas City-based Handmark, the companies said Thursday. The two companies did not disclose financial terms ...

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Snowblind Studios Acquired by Warner Bros.

Bothell, Washington-based independent video game developer Snowblind Studios has been acquired by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, Warner Bros. said late Wednesday evening. According to Warner, it acquired Snowblind Studios--developer...

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Coaxis Sells Insight Subsidiary to Minnesota Firm

Portland, Ore.-based vertical-market software developer Coaxis Inc. has sold its Insight Distribution Software subsidiary to HighJump Software Inc., HighJump announced Wednesday. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Accord...

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Intellectual Ventures Buys Transmeta Patent Portfolio

Bellevue-based Intellectual Venture Funding LLC, which is affiliated with Intellectual Ventures, said Wednesday that it has acquired the patent portfolio of Transmeta Corporation. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Transmeta is...

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Switchbox Labs Acquired by Lenovo

Seattle-based Switchbox Labs, a startup developing stealth consumer technologies, has been acquired by Lenovo, Lenovo said late Wednesday. Lenovo did not disclose financial terms of the buy. Switchbox was co-founded by Michael Sievert, Robe...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

MathStar Assets Up For Sale

The technology and intellectual property behind defunct fabless semiconductor manufacturer MathStar Inc. is now ready for sale, an investment banking firm announced Monday. Headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore., MathStar developed semiconductors...

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

ESI Merger Stumbles

Portland, Oregon-based Electro Scientific Industries, a supplier of lasers for the microelectronics and semiconductor industry, said today that Zygo Corporation has notified the company that its board has withdrawn its recommendation in fav...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Eiki Digital Systems Acquires .advancedMethod

Eiki Digital Systems Inc. of Seattle announced yesterday that it has acquired .advancedMethod, a digital media company also headquartered in the Seattle area. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2002, .advanced...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Mobui Receives Investment from Texas Firm

Redmond, Wash.-based mobile applications publisher Mobui Corp. has received a strategic investment from a cellular services provider and consumer electronics retailer, the investor announced Monday. Financial terms of the transaction were n...

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

InFocus Adopts "Poison Pill"

Wilsonville, Oregon-based InFocus is on the offensive against potential acquirers, saying late Wednesday that it has adopted a Shareholder Rights Plan -- often referred to as a "poison pill" which will be triggered if any person or group ac...

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Planar Systems Sells Rest Of Digital Signage Business

Beaverton, Oregon-based Planar Systems announced late Tuesday that the firm has closed the sale of the rest of the firm's CoolSign Digital Signage business. The firm said the sale was to CS Software Holdings LLC. The sale comes shortly afte...

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Neural Audio Acquired By DTS

Kirkland, Washington-based Neural Audio, a developer of audio processing intellectual property and products, has been acquired by DTS, a California-based developer of surround sound and audio processing technology. According to DTS, it will...

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Northstar Neuroscience Shuts Down

Seattle-based Northstar Neuroscience said late Monday morning that the firm plans to shut down, and will liquidate the company's assets. The firm, which was looking to develop medical devices to treat major depressive disorder, said its boa...

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Monday, January 5, 2009

FEI Co. Acquires Aussie-Based Intellection for $2.8M

Hillsboro, Ore.-based FEI Co., a provider of high-resolution imaging and analysis systems, announced Monday that it has acquired virtually all the assets of Intellection Holdings Pty. Ltd., a developer of automated mineralogy systems based ...

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Socialmedian Acquired By XING

Former Jobster founder Jason Goldberg's latest startup, Socialmedian, has been acquired by German social networking site XING, Goldberg announced this morning, with Goldberg moving to Hamburg, Germany as part of the buy. Goldberg did not di...

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Oncothyreon Sells Off Business Line To Merck

Seattle-based Oncothyreon, a developer of cancer treatments, said Thursday that it has sold off a product line to Merck, in a deal worth $13M. Oncothyreon said it sold manufacturing rights to Stimuvax to Merck, via Merck's Canadian affiliat...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Amazon Buys Box Office Mojo

Amazon.com has acquired an online site focused on the movie industry, Box Office Mojo, the firm said Wednesday in a letter to users. The firm, which provides data and information about movie industry box office receipts, is based in Los Ang...

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

InFocus Hires Investment Banker

Digital projector manufacturer InFocus Corp. announced Wednesday that it has retained a San Francisco-based investment banking firm as a strategic advisor. InFocus, which is headquartered in Wilsonville, Ore., said the firm, Thomas Weisel P...

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lumera/GigOptix Merger Finally Complete

GigOptix LLC announced Tuesday that its merger with Bothell, Wash.-based Lumera Corp. is finally official. The combined company, GigOptix Inc., will be headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., but will maintain satellite offices in Bothell and Z...

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Amazon.com Completes AbeBooks Buy

Seattle-based Amazon.com said late Monday that it has completed its acquisition of AbeBooks, an online book marketplace based in Victoria, British Columbia. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Amazon had announced the acquisition...

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Clearwire, Spring Complete WiMAX Merger

Kirkland, Washington-based Clearwire, and Kansas-based Sprint Nextel said Friday that the firms have completed their merger of their wireless Internet businesses. According to the firms, Sprint has sold all of its 2.5 GHz spectrum and WiMax...

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Monday, November 24, 2008

iLike Seeks Buyer, Says Report

Seattle-based online music service iLike is reportedly looking for a buyer, according to a report published Tuesday by AllThingsD. According to the report, the firm's actively soliciting a list of buyers that include RealNetworks and Ticket...

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Values of n Acquired By Twitter

Portland, Oregon-based Web 2.0 startup Values of N has been acquired by Twitter, the firm said Monday evening. According to Twitter, it acquired Values of n, including its sticky note applications, which allow users to create notes on calen...

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Clearwire Stockholders Approve Sprint Deal

Kirkland, Washington-based Clearwire said today that its stockholders have approved the company's plan to merge with Sprint's mobile WiMax business. According to Clearwire, the stockholders also approved a $3.2B investment by Intel, Google,...

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

BSQUARE Acquires TestQuest

Bellevue, Washington-based BSQUARE said today that it has acquireed TestQuest, a provider of test automation tools for the mobile and embedded market. According to BSQUARE, it will pay approxmately $2.2M in cash for TestQuest. BSQUARE said ...

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Planar Sells Digital Signage Business

Beaverton, Oregon-based Planar Systems said late Wednesday that it has sold certain assets of the firm's CoolSign digital signage business. According to Planar, it has signed a cash deal with Bally Gaming Inc. where Bally has acquired certa...

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Washington Ferry Wi-Fi Operator Acquired

The provider of Wi-Fi access on the Washington State Ferries has been acquired by a California firm, Boingo Wireless, Boingo said Monday. According to Boingo, the WSDOT Ferries Division (WSF) has been acquired from Parsons Transportation G...

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Monday, November 17, 2008

EMC Creates New Seattle Firm, Decho

EMC Corp., manufacturer of data storage hardware and software, said today that it has created a new Seattle-based firm focused on helping consumers manage and protect their digital identities. EMC said the new company—Decho Corp.—combines t...

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Talisma Unit Sold To Florida Firm

Bellevue-based Talisma's CRM and Higher Education arms have been acquired by a Florida firm, Campus Management Corp., seven months after being acquired by nGenera Corporation. According to Campus Management Corp., it has finalized an agreem...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Entrance Controls Acquires 1Pointe

Seattle-based Entrance Controls, a provider of physical security management and access control systems, said Monday that it has acquired Portland-based 1Pointe, a provider of network monitoring and security services. Financial terms of the ...

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Captaris Buy By Open Text Completes

The acquisition of Belleveue, Washington-based Captaris has completed, according to Waterloo, Ontario-based Open Text. Open Text said late Friday that its $131M acquisition makes Captaris a wholly-owned subsidiary of the firm. Captaris was ...

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Getty Images Buys Jupiterimages

Seattle-based Getty Images said today that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Jupiterimages, the royalty-free, stock photogrpahy site owned by Jupitermedia. According to Getty, it will pay $96M in cash for the business. According to...

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Amazon Buys Computer Gaming Firm

Amazon.com has acquired a computer games developer, Reflexive Entertainment, according to Reflexive's CEO, Lars Brubaker. Reflexive, which develops computer games for the PC, Mac, and other platforms, announced the deal Monday. No other det...

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Monday, October 20, 2008

GrapeCity Buys Data Dynamics

Kirkland-based GrapeCity, a software development firm, said Monday that it is acquiring Data Dynamics, Ltd., a developer of data analysis and reporting software components. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to GrapeC...

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Microscan Complets Siemens' Machine Vision Buy

Renton-based Microscan said Thursday afternoon that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Siemens' Machine Vision business. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition was originally announced on Septem...

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Electro Scientific Merges With Zygo

Portland-based Electro Scientific Industries and Connecticut-based Zygo Corporation said Thursday that the two firms will merge in an all-stock transaction. According to the firms, Zygo shareholders will receive 1.0233 shares of ESI stock f...

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Winshuttle Buys Firm, Opens Up Offices In Paris

Bothell-based Winshuttle, a provider of data entry software for the SAP market, said this morning that it has acquired ADAR, a French distributor of data management tools. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. According to Winshutt...

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Monday, October 13, 2008

MobUI Acquires Action Engine, Raises Funding

Redmond-based MobUI Corporation announced today that it has acquired Action Engine Corporation, and raised a round of funding for the firm. According to MobUI, the round was led by GlobalNET Mobile Solutions. Financial terms of the acquisit...

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monster Venture Partners Buys Bitwine

Bellevue-based venture capital firm Monster Venture Partners has acquired a controlling stake in Bitwine, a Israeli startup that allows users to find experts and get answers to questions, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. Finan...

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Friday, October 3, 2008

NeuroCom Acquired By Natus Medical

Clackamas, Oregon-based NeuroCom International, a developer of computer systems for assessment and rehabilitation of balance and mobility disorders, has been acquired by Natus Medical. California-based Natus Medical said it pay $18M for Neu...

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

ISSI Data Acquired By Texas Firm

Seattle-based ISSI Data, a reseller of storage and IT products, has been acquired by Dallas, Texas-based Media Recovery, Media Recovery said Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ISSI Data provides information security ...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

V2Green Acquired By Gridpoint

Seattle-based V2Green, a provider of plug-in electric vehicle technology, has been acquired by Virginia-based GridPoint, GridPoint said Tuesday afternoon. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. According to GridPoint, the ac...

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ygnition Acquires Convergent Broadband

Seattle-based Ygnition Networks, a provider of broadband services to the real estate industry, announced today that it has purchased Convergent Broadband Communications Inc. Terms of the deal, which includes service agreements and equipment...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Reports: Google To Buy Valve

Internet publication The Inquirer is reporting today that Google is looking to buy Valve, the Bellevue, Wash.-based maker of the popular Half-Life games. According to the report, the rumor came from a "well placed source" at the Austin Game...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Microsoft Closes DATAllegro Buy

Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of DATAllegro, a provider of high performance data warehouse appliances. Microsoft originally announced the acquisition in July, but did not disclo...

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Microscan Buys Siemens' Machine Vision

Renton, Washington-based Microscan, a manufacturer of data acquisition and control equipment, said Monday that it is acquiring Siemens' Machine Vision business, which is based in Nashua, New Hampshire. Financial terms of the acquisition wer...

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Monday, September 15, 2008

LTX-Credence Cuts Jobs In Hillsboro

LTX-Credence, a manufacturer of semiconductor test equipment, disclosed in a filing Friday that it has approved a plan to terminate employees as part of the merger of LTX and Credence. Credence has a major presence in Hillsboro, Oregon, whe...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

MathStar Signs Investment Bank

Core Capital Group, an investment bank based in Colorado, said Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with Hillsboro, Oregon-based MathStar to complete a strategic analysis of the firm's technology and intellectual property. According to...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Reaxion, Mobliss Merge

Reaxion Corp. and Mobliss, both Seattle-based publishers of mobile games, said today that the two have merged their companies. According to the firms, they have combined to create PressOK Entertainment. Financial terms of the merger were no...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Microsoft Sells Greenfield's Survey Division To Private Equity Firm

Microsoft Corp. said today that it has sold the Internet survey solutions (ISS) business of Greenfield Online to a private equity firm, ZM Capital L.P. According to Microsoft and Greenfield Online, Greenfield's ISS business will be sold to ...

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Aculight Acquisition Completes

Defense firm Lockheed Martin said earlier this week that it has completed its acquisition of Aculight Corporation, based in Bothell. Aculight provides countermeasures, laser radar, and other products for the defense and aerospace industry. ...

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Captaris Acquired For $131M

Document management software developer Captaris Inc. has agreed to terms to be acquired by Open Text Corp., a Canada-based publisher of enterprise content management applications, Open Text announced Thursday. Open Text said one of its whol...

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Screenlife Acquired By Paramount

Seattle-based Screenlife, maker of the "Scene It?" DVD games, has been acquired by Paramount Pictures, Paramount said Tuesday. Paramount did not disclose financial terms of the deal. According to Paramount, Screenlife will remain as a stand...

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

General Software Acquisition Completes

The acquisition of Bellevue, Washington-based General Software, a developer of BIOS software, has completed, acquirer Phoenix Technologies said Tuesday. Phoenix Technologies, which also develops embedded BIOS software used to boot PCs and o...

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Celebrate Express Completes Merger

Online and catalog retailer Celebrate Express Inc. announced Friday that it has completed its $31 million merger with a Liberty Media Corp. subsidiary. Liberty Media will pay shareholders $3.90 per share of its common stock for Celebrate Ex...

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Microsoft Buys Greenfield Online

Microsoft said today that the firm has acquired Greenfield Online, a provider of Internet surveys and comparison shopping, specifically for Greenfield's European price comparison and shopping review service. The deal is worth approximately ...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Amazon.com Buys Shelfari

Seattle-based online retailer Amazon.com has purchased fellow Seattle firm Shelfari, an online site focused on books and social networking. Shelfari announced the acquisition on its blog Monday evening, but did not disclose terms of the dea...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

SNAPin Acquired By Nuance Communications

Bellevue-based SNAPin, a developer of mobile device software, has been acquired by Burlington, Mass.-based Nuance Communications. Nuance said Tuesday that it will pay approximately $180M in Nuance common stock for SNAPin, as well as additio...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Kryptiq Acquires Secure Network Solutions

Portland, Oregon-based Kryptiq, a publisher of health care communication software, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Secure Network Solutions, a developer of security applications for businesses. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. K...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

PowerTech Group Acquired

Help/Systems Inc., a publisher of business intelligence software, has teamed with investment capital firm the Audax Group to acquire the PowerTech Group Inc., a Bellevue, Wash.-based developer of security software for IBM computers. Terms o...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Fluke Networks Acquires Viola Networks' Technology

Fluke Networks, a publisher of telecommunications testing products, announced Monday that it has acquired the intellectual property of Viola Networks, a developer of voice-over-Internet Protocol management applications. Terms of the deal, w...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Cadence Retracts $1.5B Offer to Buy Mentor Graphics

Cadence Design Systems Inc., a developer of semiconductor design software, has withdrawn its $1.5 billion offer to purchase Wilsonville, Oregon-based competitor Mentor Graphics Corp. Cadence originally tendered its bid to acquire all outsta...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pure Networks Acquisition Closes

Cisco's acquisition of Seattle-based Pure Networks has closed, Cisco announced late Tuesday. The $120M deal, which was originally announced in July, will make Pure Networks a part of Cisco's Linksys division. Pure Networks develops home net...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Wireless Maritime Services to Gain SeaMobile Assets

Seattle-based Wireless Maritime Services, a joint venture of AT&T Mobility and SeaMobile Enterprises, announced Monday that it will acquire certain maritime wireless assets of SeaMobile Enterprises' SeaMobile Wireless. Terms of the pending ...

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Planar Shops Medical Business Unit for $34M in Cash

Planar Systems Inc., a niche manufacturer of video monitors and displays, announced Wednesday that it has sold its medical business unit to NDS Surgical Imaging for $34.25 million in cash. Planar said proceeds from the sale of its Dome Imag...

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Junxion Acquired By Sierra Wireless

Seattle-based Junxion, a developer of wireless routers, has been acquired by Vancouver-based Sierra Wireless, Sierra said Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Sierra Wireless, the asset purchase is effective...

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Digimarc Splits Digital Watermarking Business

Beaverton, Oregon-based Digimarc Corporation said Monday that it has spun off all of its assets and liabilities related to the firm's digital watermarking business, into a new company. The move is part of the firm's sale of its ID systems o...

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Wishpot Names CEO, Acquires Wishlisting.com

Seattle-based Wishpot, an online gift tracking and social shopping service, said Friday morning that Todd Humphrey has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer. Wishpot also said that Humphrey has been named a Venture Partner at Mo...

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Amazon.com Buys AbeBooks

Seattle-based online retailer Amazon.com said this morning that it has reached an agreement to acquire Abebooks, an online marketplace for used and out-of-print books. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Amazon said that Abebook...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Aculight Acquired By Lockheed Martin

Defense and aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. has agreed to acquire Evergreen State contractor Aculight Corp., Lockheed Martin announced Monday. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close later this quarter and is subject to sha...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

General Software Acquired By Embedded Software Firm

Bellevue, Washington-based General Software, a developer of embedded BIOS software, is being acquired by Phoenix Technologies, Phoenix said this morning. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. General Software provides BIOS and fir...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pure Networks Acquired By Cisco For $120M

Seattle-based Pure Networks, a developer of home networking management software, has been acquired by Cisco, Cisco said today. Cisco said it would pay $120M to buy Pure Networks, which develops software which is used by consumers to set up ...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Insitu Acquired By Boeing

Aircraft maker Boeing said Tuesday morning that it has acquired Bingen, Washington-based Insitu, a developer of unmanned aircaft systems used by the Department of Defense. According to the firms, Insitu will become a wholly owned subsidiary...

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

thePlatform Acquires Chirp Assets, Personnel

Seattle-based online video publisher thePlatform announced Wednesday that it has acquired certain assets from social media applications developer Chirp Interactive Inc. of San Francisco. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As a ...

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Expedia Agrees to Acquire Italian Travel Site

Online travel-booking agency Expedia Inc. announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Italy-based Venere Net ApA from its founding partners and Advent International. Venere Net operates Venere.com, a travel-oriented Web site that offers...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Corbis Sells eMotion

Open Text, a provider of enterprise content management software, said today that it has acquired Seattle-base eMotion LLC, a division of Corbis Corporation, focused on the digital media asset management market. Open Text said it would pay a...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Impinj Buys Intel's RFID Operations

Seattle-based Impinj said this morning that it has acquired Intel Corp's RFID operations, a developer of RFID reader chips. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Impinj said the acquisition of the Intel assets will further enhance...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Imagekind Acquired By CafePress

Seattle-based Imagekind, an online art framing and artwork marketplace, said Tuesday that it has been acquired by custom t-shirt and gifts maker Cafepress. According to Imagekind, it will continue to operate under the Imagekind website and ...

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

EED Completes Daticon Acquisition

Kirkland, Washington-based Electronic Evidence Discovery said Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Daticon LLC, a provider of electronic discovery and related services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal wa...

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Getty Images Acquisition Completes

Seattle-based Getty Images said Wednesday that the acquisition of the firm by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman has completed. Getty Images had entered into the M&A deal with Hellman & Friedman in February, in a deal worth approximatel...

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Expedia's TripAdvisor Buys Travel Sites

TripAdvisor, the online travel information site owned by Bellevue, Wash.-based Expedia, said this morning that it has acquired two online travel sites, VirtualTourist.com and OneTime.com. Financial terms of the acquisitions were not disclos...

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mentor Graphics Hires Investment Bank

Mentor Graphics Corp., a provider of electronic hardware and software design solutions, announced Monday that it has hired an investment bank to help it consider an unsolicited purchase offer from semiconductor design software firm Cadence ...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Impinj Sells Non-Volatile Memory IP

Seattle-based Impinj, a provider of RFID hardware, has sold off its non-volatile memory intellectual property business, in a deal worth $5.2M. California-based Virage Logic said it has acquired both Impinj's intellectual property, as well a...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Attachmate Shops WinINSTALL Line to Scalable

Seattle-based Attachmate has sold its WinINSTALL desktop management product line to Scalable Software Ltd., a publisher of IT asset lifecycle management applications headquartered near Houston, Scalable announced Monday. Terms of the deal w...

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Digimarc OKs $310M Cash Offer for ID Business

A week after revealing that it was considering an unsolicited, $300 million offer for its ID business, Digimarc Corp. announced Monday that it has accepted a better offer from Digimarc's original suitor, L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. Earlier ...

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Celebrate Express Acquired by Liberty Media

Kirkland, Washingto-based Celebrate Express, an online retailer of party supplies and costumes, has been acquired in a $31M cash deal by Liberty Media. Liberty and Celebrate Express said Thursday afternoon that the deal, which has been appr...

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Microsoft Buys Mobile Software Firm

Microsoft said today that it intends to acquire MobiComp, a developer of technology used to backup and restore mobile data, and post content to social networking sites such as Facebook. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. MobiCo...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Amazon.com Buys Fabric.com

Seattle-based online retailer Amazon.com said this morning that it has purchased Fabric.com, an online fabric store. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Fabric.com is based in Marietta, Georgia, where the firm will continue to f...

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Teltone Acquired By Industrial Defender

Bothell, Washington-based Teltone, a provider of telecommunications equipment, has been acquired by Massachusetts-based Industrial Defender. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Teltone provides security products for the industri...

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Digimarc Gets $300M Cash Offer for Secure ID Unit

Beaverton, Ore.-based Digimarc Corp., a provider of software and services used to produce identification documents, announced Sunday evening that it has received an unsolicited offer to sell its secure ID business for $300 million in cash t...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Getty Images Shareholders Okay Deal

Seattle-based Getty Images said Friday that its shareholders have approved the firm's merger with private equity firm Hellman & Friedman LLC. According to Getty Images, its stock holders will receive $34.00 in cash for each share of Getty I...

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Insightful Acquired By TIBCO

Seattle-based predictive analytics software firm Insightful Corporation said Thursday that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by TIBCO Software. Insightful said the deal was worth approximately $25M in cash. Insightful stoc...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Microsoft Buys Navic Networks

Microsoft Corp. said today that it has acquired Navic Networks, a provider of technology for the television advertising area. Financial details of the acquisition were not released. Navic develops tools used to manage television advertising...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mentor Graphics Gets, Rejects Takeover Offer

Wilsonville, Oregon-based Mentor Graphics Corporation, a developer of electronic design automation (EDA) software, said today that it has received, and rejected, an offer by Cadence Design Systems for the firm. According to Mentor, it was o...

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

LipoSonix Acquired By Medicis

Seattle-based LipoSonix, a developer of medical device technology using ultrasound to remove fat, and Arizona-based Medicis, said yesterday that the two are in a definitive merger agreement. According to the two, Medicis will acquire LipoSo...

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Vertafore Buys Sircon

Bothell, Washington-based Vertafore said Friday that it has agreed to acquire Sircon Corporation, a provider of online services for the insurance industry. Financial terms were not disclosed. Sircon provides software-as-a-service for licens...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

nworks Sells Product Line

Seattle-based nworks, a developer of software for connecting enterprise software to management applications, said Tuesday evening that it has transferred its Domino and Blackberry Smart Plug-In product lines to NiCE GmbH, a German software ...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Attenex Acquired by FTI Consulting

Seattle-based Attenex, a provider of e-discovery software, has been acquired by New York-based FTI Consulting, FTI said Tuesday afternoon. According to FTI, it will pay approximately $88M in cash for Attenex. The deal is expected to close i...

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Electronic Evidence Discovery Buys Daticon

Kirkland-based Electronic Evidence Discovery, a provider of electronic discovery services for the legal industry, said Thursday afternoon that it has reached a definitive agreement to purchase Daticon, LLC. Daticon is a provider of case ass...

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

AskMe Acquired By Tokyo Firm

Enterprise management software publisher AskMe Corp. announced Thursday that it has been acquired by Japanese software developer REALCOM Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Headquartered in Tokyo, REALCOM is listed and publ...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Snapvine Acquired By Whitepages.com

Seattle-based Snapvine said this morning that it has decided to sell the company to WhitePages.com. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Snapvine is a provider of voice blog commenting widget software, used to allow people to lea...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Motricity Sells Smartphone Business

Mobile content infrastructure provider Motricity announced Wednesday that it has sold its smartphone and direct-to-consumer businesses to a group owned by Jud Bowman, a Motricity co-founder and former board member and executive. Financial t...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Northwest Telephone Acquired by Zayo

Wenatchee, Washington-based Northwest Telephone, Inc., a provider of competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) and interchange carrier (IXC) services, has been acquired by Zayo Bandwidth, a Colorado-based communications provider. Zayo did n...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

M:Metrics Acquired By comScore

Seattle-based M:Metrics has been acquired by comScore, the Reston, Virginia-based provider of web traffic measurement and rankings, comScore said Wednesday afternoon. comScore said it would pay $44.3M in cash plus issue approximately 50,000...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sonus Pharmaceuticals to Merge with Canadian Firm

Bothell-based Sonus Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical firm specializing in the development of anti-cancer drugs, announced today that it will merge with Canadian drug research firm OncoGenex Technologies Inc. Sonus said the newly fo...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

TriQuint Semiconductor Completes WJ Communications Buys

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor said today that it has completed its acquisition of WJ Communications, a supplier of radio frequency (RF) products for the wireless infrastructure area. The deal, which was originally announced...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

MathStar Hires Investment Bank, Looks Towards A Sale

Hillsboro, Oregon-based semiconductor firm MathStar said Wednesday afternoon that it has decided to engage an investment banker to "explore strategic alternatives." The firm did not provide further detail in its efforts to find a buyer. The...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Talisma Acquired By nGenera

Austin, Texas-based nGenera said this morning that it has acquired Bellevue's Talisma Corp., a provider of customer support software, email management, and chat software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Talisma, which was fo...

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Microsoft Revives Talks with Yahoo

Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said late Sunday that it has begun talking with Yahoo again, about possible "strategic alternatives." The firm said it is not looking to acquire all of Yahoo, but did say in a statement that it will explo...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mentor Graphics Purchases Ponte Solutions

Wilsonville, Ore.-based Mentor Graphics Corp., a publisher of electronic hardware and software design applications, announced today that it has acquired Ponte Solutions Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Headquartered in Mountain Vi...

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Strands Acquires Social Money Site NetworthIQ

Strands, creator of a money-managing Web site, announced Thursday that it has acquired NetworthIQ.com, a personal finance Web site that allows people to track, share and compare their net worth. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Launche...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Cytopeia Acquired By Beckton Dickinson

Becton, Dickinson and Co. announced Tuesday that it has acquired Cytopeia, a Seattle-based bioengineering firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. BD said Cytopeia's flagship product, the Influx flow cytometry cell sorter, grants BD a co...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

HemCon Acquires Ireland-Based Alltracel Pharma

HemCon Medical Technologies announced Wednesday that it has concluded its cash-for-stock acquisition of Alltracel Pharmaceuticals Plc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. HemCon said it made the purchase through its newly formed and wholl...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Sprint, Clearwire to Merge WiMAX Businesses

Telecommunications stalwart Sprint Nextel Corp. announced Wednesday that it and fellow telecom Clearwire Corp. have agreed to combine their wireless broadband businesses and form a new wireless communications company. Sprint said the new co...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Name Intelligence Acquired By Domain Name Firm

Seattle-based Name Intelligence, a provider of domain name tools for domainers and domain name owners, has been acquired. Los Angeles-based Thought Convergence, a provider of tools for the domain industry, said it completed its acquisition ...

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Applied Precision Sells Life Sciences Unit to Management, Venture Group

Applied Precision LLC, a manufacturer of imaging, measurement and analysis systems for the life sciences industry, announced Monday that it has sold its Life Sciences business unit to a group that includes its senior management team and Tel...

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Microsoft Calls Off Yahoo! Acquisition Efforts

Redmond-based Microsoft said Saturday that the computing giant has pulled its offer for Internet firm Yahoo!. Microsoft said in a statement that the price being sought by Yahoo does not make sense for the firm, and that it would not pursue ...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Strands Buys Expensr

Corvallis, Oregon-based Strands, a provider of social recommendation software, said today that it has acquired Expensr, a provider of online personal finance applications. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. As part of th...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Smarsh Acquires Two Finance Industry Service Providers

Portland, Ore.-based e-mail archiving software publisher Smarsh Inc. announced Monday that it has completed its acquisitions of CentraScan LLC and Financial Visions Inc. Terms of the transactions were not reported. Headquartered in Connecti...

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Microsoft Acquires Farecast

Bellevue-based software giant Microsoft has acquired Seattle travel predictions web site Farecast, according to a post by CEO Hugh Crean on Farecast's official blog. Farecast, which provides airfare predictions between major cities, said th...

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Microsoft Completes Acquisition of Danger

Microsoft said Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Danger, Inc., a provider of software for the mobile handset market. Microsoft had said in February that it would acquire Danger, which develops software for the Sidekick market...

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

BIAMP Systems Acquires Creative Audio

Beaverton, Oregon-based BIAMP Systems, a developer of audio electronics, said Thursday that it has acquired Creative Audio, a Brisbane, Australia-based developer of audio products. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BIAMP said ...

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Jive Buys Jotlet, Rolls Out Upgrade

Portland-based Jive Software, a provider of project management software, said today that it has acquired Jotlet, a provider of web 2.0 calendaring technology, and released the second version of the firm's Clearspace collaboration software. ...

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Vector Capital Drops Captaris Offer

San Francisco-based private equity firm vector Capital said Friday morning that its offer for Bellevue-based Captaris has expired. Vector, which was offering $4.75 per share for Captaris, released a letter to the board of directors of Capta...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

AVI BioPharma Closes Buy of Ercole Biotech

AVI BioPharma Inc., a developer of therapies for life-threatening diseases, announced Monday that its acquisition of fellow biopharmaceutical firm Ercole Biotechnology Inc. concluded Thursday. Under the terms of the agreement, AVI issued so...

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Monday, March 24, 2008

IMSafer Acquired By UK Firm

Crisp, a U.K.-based publisher of Internet message-monitoring software designed to protect children, announced Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Oregon-based child safety software publisher IMSafer. Terms of the deal were not d...

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Digimarc Shops ID Systems Business to L-1

Digimarc Corp., a supplier of secure identity and digital watermarking solutions, announced Monday that it has agreed to sell its ID Systems business to L-1 Identity Solutions Inc. for some $250 million in stock and cash. The boards for bot...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Captaris Considers Vector Capital Bid

Bellevue, Washington-based Captaris said Tuesday that it has confirmed receipt of the unsolicited bid by Vector Capital for the firm. The firm said it would "carefully consider and review" Vector Capital's proposal, along with other proposa...

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Amazon.com Completes Tender Offer for Audible

Seattle-based online retailer Amazon.com announced Monday that it has completed its tender offer for all outstanding shares of Audible Inc., a provider of Web-based spoken-word audio. The offer expired Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern. At that time...

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Expedia Buys CarRentals.com

Expedia Inc., operators of the online travel Web site Expedia.com, announced Friday that it has acquired New Jersey-based CarRentals.com, an online, direct-to-consumer car rental marketing and retail company. Terms of the deal were not disc...

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Captaris Seeks Buyer, Gets Unsolicited Offer

Captaris Inc., a publisher of software that automates document-centric business processes, revealed Monday that its board of directors has decided to begin searching for a buyer. Officially, the Bellevue, Wash.-based business said the measu...

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Microsoft Buys Rapt

Redmond-based Microsoft said today that it plans to acquire Rapt, a provider of advertising yield management software for publishers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Microsoft said that Rapt's technology will become part of ...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Moblastic Acquired By FunMobility

Seattle-based Moblastic, a company which develops mobile photo editing tools and mobile services, has been acquired by FunMobility. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Moblastic allows mobile phone users to edit, add deco...

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Minecode Buys Saltmine

Minecode, a provider of software development and information technology consulting services, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Seattle-based Web application developer Saltmine from Enterworks. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Acco...

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Ascentium Buys ZeroDash1

Bellevue-based Ascentium said Monday that it has acquired ZeroDash1, a Seattle-based Web analytics and search engine marketing firm. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Ascentium, the buy will strengthen the ...

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Monday, March 10, 2008

TriQuint to Buy WJ Communications for $72M

TriQuint Semiconductor Inc., a manufacturer of radio frequency components for the wireless industry, announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase WJ Communications Inc., a supplier of RF products and radio frequency identification reader...

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Dolphin Software Acquired For $23.5M

Lake Oswego, Oregon-based Dolphin Software, a maker of software for the management of chemical data and formula information, has been acquired by IHS, a Colorado-based energy and environmental firm. According to IHS, the deal was worth $23....

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Akona Consulting Acquired By Chinese Firm

Seattle-based Akona Consulting, a provider of business and technology consulting, has been acquired by Beijing-based iSoftStone Information Service Corporation. iSoftStone did not disclose financial terms of the deal. Akona was founded in ...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Microsoft Buys YaData

Computing giant Microsoft said today that it has acquired an Israeli startup, YaData Ltd., which provides online advertising targeting technology. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Microsoft, YaData's techn...

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Getty Images Acquired By Private Equity Firm for $2.4B

Seattle-based Getty Images, a provider of stock photographs and other digital media content, announced Monday that it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman LLC. The transaction, which is subject to customary cl...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

HemCon Medical Technologies Buys Irish Healthcare Firm

Portland, Oregon-based HemCon Medical Technologies said Friday that it intends to acquire Dublin, Ireland-based Alltracel Pharmaceuticals Plc. financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. HemCon said it is looking to acquire Alltracel Ph...

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Friday, February 22, 2008

RealNetworks Buys Casual Gaming Firm

Seattle-based RealNetworks said today that it has purchased Trymedia, the casual gaming business of Macrovision. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to RealNetworks, it has acquired substantially all of Trymedia's asse...

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Pi Corporation Acquired By EMC

Seattle-based Pi Corporation has been acquired by EMC, the data storage giant said late Thursday afternoon. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Pi Corporation is a developer of software for personal information management. Accor...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

CapitalStream Acquired By Indian Firm

Seattle-based CapitalStream, which provides front office automation solutions for banks and finance companies, has been acquired by HCL Technologies, a Noida, India-based IT service firm. The deal was worth approximately $40M in cash. HCL T...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Microsoft Acquires Sidekick Provider

Microsoft said this morning that it has agreed to acquire Danger, Inc., a provider of software and services behind the popular Sidekick. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Danger develops mobile messaging applications, social n...

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Don't Blink Media Acquired By Dragon Media

Advertising services firm Dragon Media Online Inc. announced today that it has acquired Don't Blink Media Inc., a Seattle-based interactive advertising agency. DMO said the transaction officially closed on Dec. 11. Terms of the deal were no...

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Microsoft Buys 3D Modeling Firm

Microsoft has acquired Caligari, a Mountain View, California-based firm that develops 3D modeling tools. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Caligari will become a subsidiary of Microsoft. Caligari's products are used for...

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Friday, February 1, 2008

GlobalScholar.com Raises $27M, Acquires Firm

Bellevue-based GlobalScholar said this morning that it has raised $27M in a Series B funding round. The firm also said that it is acquiring Excelsior Software, a provider of K-12 education testing tools. Funding came from Knowledge Universe...

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Friday, February 1, 2008

Microsoft Proposes To Acquire Yahoo! For $44.6B

Computer giant Microsoft said today that it is proposing to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Yahoo! common stock, in a deal worth $44.6B in cash and stock. Microsoft said it proposing to pay either cash or stock for Yahoo, with a to...

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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Amazon.com Buys Audible

Seattle-based Amazon.com said this morning that it is in an agreement to acquire Audible, Inc., a publisher of audio books, in a $300M deal. Amazon said it will pay $11.50 per share in cash for Audible.com, which creates audio versions of b...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Microsoft Buys Firm For Virtual Desktop Technology

Computing giant Microsoft said Monday evening that it has acquired Calista Technologies, a San Jose-based provider of software for Windows Server Terminal Services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The firm came as part of a ...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

ATG to Acquire CleverSet for $9M in Cash

Art Technology Group Inc., a publisher of on-demand e-commerce software, announced today that it has agreed to acquire fellow e-commerce application developer CleverSet for some $10 million in cash, less closing adjustments of about $1 mill...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Getty Images Confirms Hiring Of Investment Bank

Seattle-based Getty Images confirmed Tuesday morning that the firm is "exploring strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value." The firm said that its board has hired on investment bank Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a financial advisor, an...

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Getty Images Looks For Buyer

Seattle-based Getty Images is reportedly looking for a buyer, and has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs to shop the firm, according to a report in the New York Times. According to the Times, Getty Images is looking to sell the firm for $1...

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

wired.MD Acquired By Krames

Portland, Oregon-based wired.MD, a provider of video health education content, has been acquired by Krames, a publisher of medical information products. Yardley, PA-based Kreames did not disclose financial terms of the acquisition. wired.MD...

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Amazon's IMDB Acquires Withoutabox

The Internet Movie Database, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, said Thursday that it has acquired Withoutabox, a provider of an online service for independent filmmakers and artists. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Withou...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ascentium Acquires UK Consulting Firm

Bellevue-based Ascentium, a marketing and technology consulting firm, said today that it has acquired Artemis Corporation, a UK-based provider of Microsoft Sharepoint consulting. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Asce...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Open Interface Acquired By Qualcomm

Seattle-based Open Interface, a developer of Bluetooth software, has quietly been acquired by Qualcomm. The deal has not been announced, and financial terms have not been diclosed. Open Interface develops software development kits used in d...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Microsoft To Acquire FAST

Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it is making an offer to acquire Fast Search & Transfer ASA, an Oslo, Norway provider of enterprise search software. The deal is worth approximately $1.2 billion. According to the ...

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Serveron Acquired By Energy Firm

Hillsboro, Oregon-based Serveron, a provider of technology for energy monitoring, has been acquired by BPL Global Ltd. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. BPL, which develops "smart grid" technology, said that Serveron wi...

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Westover Sells Seattle Fiber Division

Seattle-based Westover Scientific's fiber division has been acquired by California-based JDSU, a developer of fiber optic components. According to JDSU, it paid $50M in cash for Westover Scientific's division, which develops field and lab m...

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Captaris Completes Oce Document Technologies Acquisition

Captaris Inc., a publisher of document-process automation software, revealed Monday that it has concluded its acquisition of Oce Document Technologies GmbH, a German-based developer of document manipulation applications. According to Captar...

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Cranium Acquired By Hasbro

Seattle-based games maker Cranium has been acquired by Hasbro, Hasbro announced Friday. Hasbro said it will pay $77.5M for Cranium, which is venture backed by Maveron, Peterson Partners, Quad Venture Partners, Raycliff Capital, and TPG Vent...

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Infospace Closes Sale of Mobile Services Business

Bellevue-based InfoSpace said Friday that it has completed the sale of its mobile services business to Motricity. The deal was worth $135M in cash. The deal was originally announced in October. InfoSpace said earlier that it is looking to r...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Captaris Buys Oce Document Technologies

Bellevue, Wash.-based Captaris said late Thursday evening that it has acgreed to buy German firm Oce Document Technologies GmbH. According to Captaris, it will acquire ODT for approximately EUR 10.4M in cash. Captaris said that ODT had reve...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

BSQUARE Acquires NEC's Flash Consulting Business

Bellevue, Washington-based BSQUARE, a provider of consulting to the embedded device market, said today that it has acquired NEC Corporation of America's, Flash Technology Consulting and Distribution business. Financial terms of the deal wer...

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Ascentium Corp. Acquires miller.whiterunkle

Marketing and information technology consulting firm Ascentium Corp. revealed Monday that it has acquired advertising agency miller.whiterunkle. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ascentium said the acquisition complements its corporate ...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Microsoft Buys Multimap

Microsoft said today that it has acquired Multimap, a UK-based provider of mapping services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Microsoft said the acquisition would give it new location and mapping technology, which will comple...

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Guppy Games Acquired By Korean Firm

Bellevue's Guppy Games, a developer of games for mobile phones, said Monday afternoon that it has been acquired by NVLsoft, a Korean Web 2.0 developer. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Guppy Games develops BREW and J2M...

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

HealthTalk Acquired By Revolution Health

Revolution Health Group LLC, a health care company that operates the RevolutionHealth.com Web site, announced today that it has acquired HealthTalk, an online provider of chronic care information and programming. Terms of the deal were not ...

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Monday, December 3, 2007

Microsoft Buys Webfives

Seattle-based WebFives has been acquired by Microsoft, according to the company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. WebFives, which was formerly known as Vizrea, provided an online service for sharing videos, photos, music, and...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

PhotoWorks Acquired By American Greetings

Seattle's PhotoWorks, a provider of photo processing, photo books, photo cards, online photo sharing services, and other photo gifts and items, has been acquired by American Greetings, American Greetings said late Wednesday. American Greeti...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Big Fish Games Acquires Thinglefin

Seattle-based Big Fish Games announced Wednesday morning that it has acquired Thinglefin, a developer of massively multi-player online games which is also based in Seattle. Financial terms of the deal wree not disclosed. According to Big Fi...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Danaher Buys 90 Percent of Tektronix Stock

Danaher Corp. announced Wednesday that it has acquired more than 90 percent of the outstanding shares of Tektronix Inc. common stock after a subsidiary's subsequent offering period expired Tuesday evening just before midnight Eastern time. ...

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Avalara Buys Tax Software Maker

Avalara, a publisher of Web-based sales tax management software, reported Wednesday that it has agreed to purchase New Horizons Systems LLC, a developer of tax jurisdiction assignment software. Terms of the deal, which Avalara expects will ...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Saber Holdings Acquired By EDS For $420M

Information technology consulting firm EDS has agreed to acquire Saber Holdings Inc., a Portland, Ore.-based publisher of software for state and local governments, EDS announced Tuesday. The Plano, Texas-based company said it will pay Saber...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

FLIR Systems to Acquire Extech Instruments

Portland, Ore.-based FLIR Systems Inc., a producer of thermal-imaging and stabilized camera systems, has agreed to purchase Extech Instruments Corp., a manufacturer of test and measurement equipment and portable receipt printers, Extech ann...

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Microsoft To Acquire Musicwave

Microsoft said Monday that it intends to acquire Musicwave SA, a provider of mobile music entertainment services. Financial terms were not disclosed. Musicwave SA is owned by Openwave, and is based in Paris. Microsoft said that Musicwave wi...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

beRecruited Acquired By Investment Firm

Seattle-based beRecruited, an online web site focused on high school athletes looking to be recruited by colleges, has been acquired by RVS Ventures, and investment firm based in Atlanta. Financial terms were not disclosed. beRecruited was ...

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Tektronix Bid Clears Regulatory Hurdle

Danaher Corp., a manufacturer of medical and industrial tools and components, announced Wednesday that federally mandated waiting period for its bid to purchase Tektronix has expired. Danaher explained that it has passed the waiting period ...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Flexcar, Zipcar Merge

Seattle-based Flexcar, and Boston-based Zipcar said today that the firms have agreed to merge. Both Flexcar and Zipcar provide car sharing services, which allow people access to a car when needed. According to the firms, the combined compan...

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Platial Buys Frappr

Portland, Oregon-based Platial, which provides online services that allow users to create maps, has acquired San Francisco-based Frappr, a competing online mapping service. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Platial is venture funde...

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Monday, October 15, 2007

InfoSpace Sells Mobile Services To Motricity For $135M

Bellevue, Washington-based InfoSpace said this morning that it is in a definitive agreement to sell its mobile services business, to Motricity. The deal is worth $135M in cash. InfoSpace said that the deal will result in the company being s...

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Tektronix Acquired For $2.8B

Danaher Corp., a manufacturer of medical and industrial tools and components, announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase Tektronix, a producer of testing and monitoring devices, for $2.8 billion. Danaher said the cash transaction amoun...

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Monday, October 8, 2007

MSNBC.com Acquires Newsvine

MSBNC Interactive News LLC said Sunday that it has acquired Seattle-based NewsVine, an online social media and news site. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to MSNBC, Newsvine's employees will continue to be l...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Cort Software Acquired

Bend, Oregon-based Cort Software, a provider of enterprise payroll software, has been acquired by NuView Systems. NuView said that it has completed the acquisition of Cort Software today, but did not disclose financial terms of the deal. Ma...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Microsoft Buys Jellyfish.com

Microsoft said this morning on its Live Search blog that it has acquired Jellyfish.com, the Madison, Wisconsin-based discount shopping service. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Microsoft said that the technology from Jellyfis...

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

RealNetworks Acquires Game Trust

Seattle-based RealNetworks said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired Game Trust, a casual game company based in New York. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Game Trust provides social networking and community services for ca...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Syncronex Acquires Workforce Automation Firm

Bellevue, Washington-based Synchronex announced today that it has purchased the print media Division of Mobile Computing Corporation, a provider of mobile software for the newspaper and media distribution market. Financial terms of the deal...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Marchex Closes VoiceStar Acquisition

Seattle-based Marchex said today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of VoiceStar. The deal was worth approximately $20M, including $12.9M in cash plus $7.1M in restricted stock. VoiceStar is a provider of pay-per-cal...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

AccessLine Acquired By Telanetix

Bellevue, Washington-based AccessLine has officially become part of Telanetix, the firms said today, as Telanetix has completed its buy of the hosted VoIP maker. The deal, which was originally announced earlier this month, was worth $34.9M....

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Monday, September 17, 2007

InfoSpace Sells Web Assets to Idearc for $225M

Bellevue-based InfoSpace Inc. has agreed to sell Switchboard.com and other online directory assets to Idearc Inc. for $225 million, Idearc announced Monday. Idearc is operator of Superpages.com and publisher of the Verizon Yellow Pages. Ide...

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Friday, September 14, 2007

F5 Completes Acopia Acquisition

Seattle-based F5 Networks said Thursday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Acopia Networks, a provider of file virtualization products. The deal was originally announced at the beginning of August, and was worth $210M in cas...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

RadiSys Completes Intel Unit Buy

Hillsboro, Oregon-based RadiSys said late last night that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Intel's modular communications platforms business. RadiSys said it paid approximately $31.75M at closing for the unit. The acquisitio...

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Monday, September 10, 2007

RadiSys Buys Intel ATCA Assets For $32M

Hillsboro, Oregon-basd RadiSys Corp. announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase portions of Intel Corp.'s modular communications platforms business. RadiSys said it plans to pay a purchase price of $25 million, plus $6.75 million in in...

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

TriQuint Completes Purchase of Peak Devices

Hillsboro, Oregon-based TriQuint Semiconductor, a manufacturer of wireless communications products, announced Tuesday that it has concluded its purchase of Peak Devices Inc. Colorado-based Peak Devices is a fabless semiconductor company tha...

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

VersionTracker Acquired By CNET

Portland, Oregon-based VersionTracker, an online web site which tracks software updates and versions, has been acquired by CNET. Financial terms were not disclosed. VersionTracker started out as a site for tracking the latest version of sof...

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Microsoft to Acquire Parlano

Software giant Microsoft Corp. announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire Parlano, a software developer best known for MindAlign, an enterprise group chat application. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, Microsoft said it ...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Medio Buys Suhari

Seattle-based Medio Systems, a provider of mobile search and advertising products, said Tuesday that it has acquired Suhari LLC, a mobile advertising firm. FInancial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Medio said that the acquisiti...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

TriQuint Semiconductor to Acquire Peak Devices

TriQuint Semiconductor, a manufacturer of wireless communications products, revealed Tuesday that it has agreed to purchase Peak Devices Inc. of Boulder, Colo. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, TriQuint said it expects the cash...

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Avalara Acquires Trustfile

Bainbridge Island, Washington-based Avalara, a provider of web-based sales tax management services, said Wednesday that it has acquired Baton Rouge, La.-based Trustfile. Trustfile develops software used for automating sales tax electronic f...

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Microsoft Completes aQuantive Acquisition

Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said Monday that it has completed its acquisition of aQuantive. Microsoft announced its $6B deal to acquire Seattle-based aQuantive in May. According to Microsoft, aQuantive will become part of a new Adve...

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Marchex Buys VoiceStar

Seattle-based Marchex said Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire VoiceStar, a provider of pay-per-call and other call-based advertising services. The deal is worth $28M, split between $12.9M in cash plus $7.1M in restric...

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Monday, August 6, 2007

F5 Networks to Acquire Acopia for $210M

F5 Networks Inc., a developer of application optimization software, announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire file virtualization provider Acopia Networks Inc. for $210 million in cash. F5 estimated the transaction, which is for 100 pe...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Cell Therapeutics Finalizes Acquisition

Biopharmaceutical firm Cell Therapeutics Inc. announced Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of fellow pharmaceutical manufacturer Systems Medicine Inc. CTI first announced its intention to purchase SMi a week ago. According to CTI...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

DigitalTrends.com Acquires Videogame Consulting Firm

Portland, Oregon-based Digital Trends, an online news site focused on consumer electronics and technology, said Tuesday morning that it has acquired Embassy Multimedia Consultants. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Embassy Mul...

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Concur Acquires H-G Holdings

Redmond, Washington-based Concur said today that it has agreed to acquire H-G Holdings, Inc., owner of Gelco Information Network and Gelco Expense Management. Concur said it will pay $160M in cash for H-G Holdings. Gelco Expense Management ...

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Microsoft Acquires Online Advertising Marketplace

Microsoft said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired AdECN, an online advertising exchange marketplace based in Santa Barbara, California. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. AdECN provides a real-time auction technology used ...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cell Therapeutics to Nab Systems Medicine for $20M

Biopharmaceutical company Cell Therapeutics Inc. announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire fellow pharmaceutical firm Systems Medicine Inc. in a stock-for-stock merger valued at $20 million. CTI said SMi stockholders might also rece...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Nokia Acquires Twango

Twango, operators of the social media-sharing Web site, Twango.com, announced today that it has been acquired by Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Redmond, Wash., Twango w...

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Recipezaar Acquired By Scripps

Seattle-based Recipezaar, an online site focused on recipes and food, has been acquired by publisher The E.W. Scripps Company. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. E.W. Scripps is the operator of HGTV and Food Network. Re...

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

PremierGuide Acquired By Search Engine Firm

Bellevue, Washington-based PremierGuide, a provider of online business directories, has been acquired by a search engine firm focused on the local search market. California-based Local.com, a provider of an online local search engine, said ...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Oberon Media to Acquire PixelPlay

Seattle-based casual computer games developer Oberon Media announced today that it will acquire PixelPlay, a developer and distributor of games for the interactive television market. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close later this ...

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Monday, July 16, 2007

PopCap Games Acquires SpinTop

Seattle-based PopCap Games said Monday that it has acquired SpinTop Games, a developer of online casual games. Financial terms were not disclosed. PopCap said that SpinTop co-founders Duncan Magee and Craig Hamilton will manage SpinTop as a...

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

PopCap Games Buys Retro64

Seattle-based PopCap Games announced today that it has acquired Retro64, a publisher of arcade style action and puzzle games. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Retro64 is based in Chicago, and has become a satellite dev...

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Aventail Acquisition Completes

Seattle-based Aventail Corporation has officially become part of network security hardware provide SonicWall, SonicWall said last night. Aventail, which was purchased by SonicWall in June for $25M in cash, has become part of SonicWall's Net...

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Thursday, July 5, 2007

ESI to Acquire New Wave Research for $36M

Electro Scientific Industries Inc., a manufacturer of photonic and laser instruments, announced Thursday that it has agreed to purchase New Wave Research Inc. for $36 million. ESI said the sale price is roughly equivalent to NWR's current a...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

UltraTape Acquired By Delphon

UltraTape Industries, a manufacturer of adhesive tapes for cleanroom environments, has been acquired by Delphon Industries, the parent company of various packaging and printing enterprises, Delphon announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were ...

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Monday, June 25, 2007

infoUSA Acquires expresscopy.com

Omaha, Nebraska-based infoUSA said Friday that it has acquired Portland, Oregon-based expresscopy.com. expresscopy.com provides on-demand printing and mailing services, including postcards, direct mail, and other customizable online designs...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Getty Images Buys Pump Audio

Seattle-based Getty Images said today that it has acquired Pump Audio, a provider of independent music for content creators. The deal was worth approximately $42M. The acquisition put the firm into the commercial music licensing business. P...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wacom Acquires TouchKO

Wacom Company Ltd., a manufacturer of digital pen input devices, revealed Wednesday that it has acquired Touchscreen Konnection Oasis Inc., which specializes in touch-based input. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wacom said the acquisi...

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Healia Acquired By Publisher

Bellevue, Washington-based Healia, an online vertical search engine focused on health, has been acquired. Des Moines, Iowa-based Meredith Corporation said Monday that it has acquired Healia, but did not disclose terms of the deal. Meredith ...

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Friday, June 15, 2007

States Approve Integra Telecom Acquisition

Minneapolis-based Eschelon Telecom disclosed Thursday that both Colorado and Utah have approved the firm's acquisition of Portland, Oregon-based Integra Telecom, a provider of voice, data, and Internet communications to customers in Arizona...

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Friday, June 15, 2007

AddonSoftware Acquired By BASIS International

BASIS International Ltd., a developer of software application tools, said Thursday afternoon that it has acquired AddOnSoftware, a enterprise resource planning software product, from Beaverton, Oregon-based MicroAccounting Sytsems. Financia...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Aventail Acquired By SonicWall

Seattle-based Aventail Corporation, a provider of SSL VPN remote access hardware, has been acquired in a $25M cash deal by SonicWALL, an IT security products firm. SonicWALL said late Tuesday that it is acquiring Aventail to better meet the...

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Mentor Graphics Buys Sierra Design

Wilsonville, Oregon-based semiconductor software firm Mentor Graphics said today that it has acquired another firm in the industry, Sierra Design Automation. Mentor said it will pay $90M in stock and cash for the company, a provider of hig...

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Friday, June 8, 2007

Microsoft Buys Stratature

Microsoft announced Thursday that it is buying Alpharetta, Georgia-based Stratature, a provider of data management softare firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Microsoft said that it will withdraw current Stratature product...

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Friday, June 8, 2007

Radiant Research Sells To Private Equity Group

Bellevue, Washington-based Radiant Research, a provider of clincial research services for the biopharmaceutical, nutrition, and medical device industry, said today that it has sold the business to an ownership group led by ICICI Venture. Te...

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Friday, June 1, 2007

SnapNames Snagged By Web Marketing Firm

Portland, Oregon-based SnapNames, which provides services for managing and buying expired and deleting domain names, has been acquired. Los Angeles-based Oversee.net said it has acquired SnapNames for an undisclosed amount, in a deal expect...

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Planar Systems Acquires Runco International

Specialty display manufacturer Planar Systems Inc. revealed Wednesday that it has acquired home theater specialist Runco International Inc. for $36.7 million. Planar said the funding consisted of $14.7 million in existing cash and $22 milli...

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Microsoft Buys aQuantive For $6B

Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft announced this morning that it is acquiring aQuantive, in a deal worth approximately $6 billion. Microsoft said it will pay $66.50 per share in an all-cash transaction for the firm. aQuantive owns Atlas, ...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

RealNetworks Acquires Sony NetServices

Digital media heavyweight RealNetworks Inc. announced Wednesday that it has acquired Sony NetServices, a joint venture between Sony DADC and Sony Europe. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Sony NetServices provides mobile operator...

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Amazon.com Acquires dpreview.com

Online retailer Amazon.com revealed Monday that it has acquired www.dpreview.com, a popular Web site for digital camera information and reviews. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though Amazon stated that dpreview.com will remain an ind...

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Friday, May 4, 2007

Microsoft Completes Acquisition of Tellme Networks

Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said Thursday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of Tellme Networks, a Mountain View, California firm that provides voice services. Microsoft said that the firm will operate as a wholly owned...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Eschelon Telecom Acquires UNICOM for $13.9M

United Communications Inc., also known as UNICOM, has been purchased by Eschelon Telecom Inc. for some $13.9 million in cash, Eschelon announced Tuesday. A privately held firm headquartered in Bend, Oregon, UNICOM sells business telephone s...

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Friday, April 27, 2007

iConclude Acquisition Completes

Opsware said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of Bellevue, Washington-based iConclude. The firm said that iConclude's software has been renamed to Opsware Process Automation System. The $54M deal was announced in March. iC...

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

GCI Acquires Modern Networking

Wenatchee-based Modern Networking, a firm that operates a telecommunications network focused on the healthcare industry, has been acquired by GCI, an Alaskan provider of integrated telecommunications services, GCI said this week. Modern Net...

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Captaris to Capture Castelle

Document management software developer Captaris Inc. has agreed to acquire facsimile equipment manufacturer Castelle, Captaris announced Thursday. The deal, which was unanimously approved by both boards of directors, specifies that Captaris...

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Getty Images Completes WireImage Acquisition

Seattle-based Getty Images said today that it has completed its acquisition of WireImage. WireImage is a provider of celebrity, entertainment, and sports photography. The deal also included MediaVast, the owner of WireImage, which also oper...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ascentium Buys Invoke Systems

Bellevue, Washington-based Ascentium said today that it has acquired Invoke Systems, a technology solution provider focused on Microsoft CRM products. Financial terms were not disclosed. The combined firm will provide Microsoft Dynamics CRM...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Itron Acquires Actaris

Spokane, Washington-based Itron announced today that it has completed the firm's acquisition of Actaris Metering Systems, for $1.7B. Actaris is a provider of electricity, gas, and water metering outside of the North American market. Itron i...

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Chockstone Acquires Peppercoin

Portland, Oregon-based Chockstone said this morning that it has acquired Peppercoin, a provider of merchant loyalty programs and related consulting and analytical services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Waltham, MA. based ...

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Cascade Microtech Acquires Gryphics

Beaverton, Oregon-based Cascade Microtech said today that it has acquired Gryphics, a firm that provides high performance socket products used in the final production and evaluation testing of packaged semiconductors. The deal was worth app...

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Monday, April 2, 2007

Motorola Completes Acquisition of Tut Systems

Motorola has completed its $39M acquisition of Lake Oswego, Oregon-based Tut Systems, the firm said today. The deal was originally announced in December. Tut Systems is a provider of content processing and distribution products for the cabl...

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Monday, April 2, 2007

uxComm Acquires Virtugo Software

Beaverton, Oregon-based uXcomm said today that it has acquired the assets of Virtugo Software, a provider of performance and service level management tools for virtualized environments. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. uXcomm...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Best Buy Acquires Speakeasy

Best Buy announced Tuesday that it has acquired Speakeasy, a Seattle-based provider of broadband and other services. The deal was worth $97M, approximately 1.2 times Speakeasy's calendar year revenues of $80M. Speakeasy provides broadband v...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Integra Telecom Buys Eschelon Telecom

Portland, Oregon-based Integra Telecom, a provider of local, long distance, and Internet services for businesses, said today that it is in a $710M deal to purchase Eschelon Telecom. The deal is worth $30 per share of Eschelon Telecom stock,...

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Thriva Acquired by The Active Network

Bothell, Washington-based Thriva LLC, a firm provides camp, school, and event registration software, has been acquired by California-based The Active Network. The Active Network said today that it has acquired the firm. Thriva CEO, Matt Ehr...

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Astound Broadband Buys San Francisco Broadband Service

Astound Broadband, a subsidiary of Kirkland, Washington-based Wave Division Holdings, has purchased RCN's San Francisco assets in a deal worth $45M in cash. RCN said that it completed the sale of RCN's San Francisco operations Tuesday. The ...

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Esterline Completes CMC Electronics Buy

Bellevue, Washington-based Esterline Corporation announced Wednesday afternoon that it has completed its acquisition of CMC Electronics. The deal was worth approximately $335M in cash. CMC is a manufacturer of electronic products for the ae...

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Microsoft Buys Tellme Networks

Redmond, washington-based Microsoft said today it is acquiring Tellme Networks, a California-based firm that provides 411 and other voice directory services. Financial terms were not disclosed, however widespread coverage places the deal ar...

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Local IT Consulting Firms Merge

Bellevue, Washington-based Ascentium Corporation and Portland, Oregon-based Centerlogic announced Tuesday that Ascentium has acquired Centerlogic. Ascentium is a technology and marketing consulting firm, and CenterLogic is a systems integra...

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Getty Images Acquires Scoopt

Seattle-based Getty Images said today that it has acquired Scoopt, a provider of user-generated editorial content. Scoopt aggregates and distributes news related photographs and videos captured by amateur photographers. Financial terms of t...

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Tut Systems Stockholders Approve Motorola Merger

Lake Oswego, Oregon-based Tut Systems said last night that its stockholders have approved the firm's proposed acquisition by Motorola. The merger, which was announced in December, is worth $39M in cash. Tut Systems is a provider of digital ...

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Avenue A Razorfish Buys Interactive Agency

Avenue A / Razorfish, a unit of Seattle-based aQuantive, announced today that it has acquired Duke, an independent interactive agency out of Paris. The deal is worth €6 million in cash plus an earnout arrangement from profits over the next ...

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

iConclude Acquired by Opsware

Bellevue, Washington-based iConclude has been acquired by Opsware, in a deal worth approximately $54M in cash and stock. Opsware said this morning that it is in a definitive agreement to acquired iConclude, a developer of software for autom...

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Friday, March 2, 2007

Intelligent Results Acquisition Completes

Denver, Colorado-based First Data Corp. announce today that it has completed its acquisition of Bellevue, Washington-based Intelligent Results, a developer of customer data analytics and decision management software. Terms of the acquisiti...

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Micro Power Electronics Acquires SelfCHARGE

Beaverton, Oregon-based Micro Power Electronics announced today that it has acquired Redmond, Washington-based SelfCHARGE, a developer of battery chargers and docking stations. Financial terms were not disclosed. Micro Power is a developer ...

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Monday, February 26, 2007

HP Buys PolyServe

HP said late Monday that it has acquired Beaverton, Oregon-based PolyServe, a maker of software for shared storage access. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. HP said that the acquisition will provide HP with entry into the high...

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Microsoft Buys Medstory

Microsoft said today it is buying a small provider of web search for the health industry, Medstory. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Medstory provides intelligent web search technology for the health information area. ...

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Getty Images Acquires WireImage For $200M

Seattle-based Getty Images said this morning that it has acquired WireImage, a provider of entertainment and event imagery, in a deal worth $200M in cash. The deal also includes MediaVast, the owner of WireImage, and the brands FilmMagic an...

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

First Data Buys Inteligent Results

First Data Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Bellevue, Washington-based Intelligent Results. Intelligent Results is a provider of data analytics and decision management software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not di...

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

CheckFree Buys Corillian

CheckFree Corporation said Wednesday that it is in a definitive agreement to acquire Portland, Oregon-based Corillian, in a deal worth $245M. Checkfree said it will acquire all of the outstanding shares of publicly held Corillian at $5.15 p...

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Thursday, January 4, 2007

Casabyte Acquired by JDSU

Renton, Washington-based Casabyte, a provider of test tools for the wireless market, has been acquired by JDSU. Milpitas, California-based JDSU said it is in an agreement to purchase Casabyte for an undisclosed amount. Casabyte will become ...

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Motorola Buys Tut Systems

Motorola and Lake Oswego, Oregon-based Tut Systems said today that Motorola is acquiring Tut in a deal worth approximately $39M in cash. Tut Systems is a provider of digital video encoding, processing, and distribution products. Motorola sa...

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Energy Outfitters Acquired by groSolar

Grants Pass, Oregon-based Energy Outfitters, a solar energy distribution firm, has been acquired by Vermont-based groSolar, a venture-backed solar energy integrator. Financial terms were not disclosed. groSolar said that it will use the Ene...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

ProSight Acquired By Primavera Systems

Portland, Oregon-based ProSight, a provider of technology portfolio analysis products, has been acquired by Philadelphia-based Primavera Systems. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Primavera Systems said that the acquisition ca...

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Atlas Buys Accipiter

Atlas, the technology business of Seattle-based aQuantive, said Monday evening that it has acquired Accipiter, in a cash deal worth $30.3M. Accipiter is a provider of ad serving technologies for web publishers. Atlas said it believes the ac...

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

IBM Buys Vallent

IBM today said that it has agreed to acquired Bellevue, Washington-based Vallent. Financial terms were not disclosed. Vallent is a provider of network performance monitoring and service management software, used by wireless service provider...

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Magma Acquires Knights Technology

Santa Clara, California-based Magma Design Automation, a provider of chip design software, has acquired Hillsboro, Oregon-based Knights Technology. Financial terms were not disclosed. Knights Technology provides yield management and failure...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

HandHeld Entertainment Acquires Dorks.com

San Francisco-based HandHeld Entertainment said Tuesday that it has acquired Seattle-based Dorks.com, a provider of user-generated handheld video entertainment, in a deal worth $1.5M. Dorks.com provides an online service for user-generated ...

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Monday, November 6, 2006

Tektronix Acquires Minacom

Beaverton, Oregon-based Tektronix has acquired Minacom, a provider of test probes for the telecommunications industry. The deal is worth approximately $27.0M. Minacom provides testing products for VoIP, voice, video, Internet, FAX, and Fax-...

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Monday, October 30, 2006

Austin Ventures Buys All Star Directories

Austin, Texas-based Austin Ventures has purchased Seattle-based All Star Directories, a publisher of online education directories. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Austin Ventures said that the acquisition would allow All Sta...

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Serena Software Closes Pacific Edge Acquisition

San Mateo, California-based Serena Software has closed its acquisition of Bellevue, Washington-based Pacific Edge Software, the firm announced today. Serena had announced the acquisition earlier this month. Financial terms of the acquisitio...

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Vivendi Games Buys Secret Lair Studios

Los Angeles-based Vivendi Games has acquired Issaquah, Washington-based Secret Lair Studios, the firm said this morning. Financial terms were not disclosed. Vivendi is buying both Secret Lair and Shanghai, China-based Studio Ch'in, both of ...

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Loudeye, Nokia Get Approval For Merger

Seattle-based Loudeye said last night that Loudeye and Nokia have received regulatory approval for their proposed merger. The two said that they received early termination from the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust act. T...

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

RealNetworks Buys WiderThan For $350M

Seattle-based RealNetworks has acquired WiderThan, a provider of ringtones and other mobile entertainment, for $350M. The cash offer is worth $17.05 for every share of WiderThan, which is listed on the Nasdaq as WTHN. WiderThan provides its...

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006

BidClix Acquired By Accipter

Seattle-based BidClix has been acquired by Accipter Solutions, a North Carolina-based online advertising firm. Financial terms were not disclosed. Accipter said that it will keep the BidClix Seattle office to expand its West Coast presence,...

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Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Who's Calling Acquired

Kirkland, Washington-based Who's Calling has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a private equity farm, the firm reported today. The acquisition is expected to close in mid-Septemebr. Who's Calling said that the acquisition would allow ...

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Tuesday, September 5, 2006

ATE Test Suppliers Complete Merger

Arizona-based Antares conTech has completed its merger with Washington-based UMD Advanced Test Technologies, the company said today. Antares conTech is a supplier of sockets and connectors. UMD Advanced Test Technologies provides back-end I...

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Weyerhaeuser Buys RFID Firm

Washington-based Weyerhaeuser Company has acquired Colorado Springs, Colorado-based OrganicID, a developer of printed radio frequency identification devices, the firm said Wednesday. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. OrganicID de...

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Monday, August 21, 2006

Hillclimb Media Acquired by Demand Media

California-based Demand Media, the domain name aggregation firm that acquired eNom in May of last year, has acquired Seattle-based Hillclimb Media. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Hillclimb Media develops travel, sports, and o...

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Friday, August 18, 2006

ADIC Shareholders Say Yes To Merger

Redmond, Washington-based Advanced Digital Information Corporation said this afternoon that its shareholders have approved the merger of ADIC with Quantum. Quantum expects the transaction to close Tuesday, August 22nd. The proposed merger w...

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Quantum: ADIC Acquisition To Close August 22

San Jose-based Quantum Corp, which is in the midst of acquiring Redmond, Washington-based tape provider ADIC, said today that it expects it acquisition of ADIC to close on August 22nd, pending approval by ADIC shareholders at a special meet...

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Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Nokia Buys Loudeye

Nokia has acquired Seattle-based Loudeye, saying today that it will acquire the firm for $60M US. Loudeye develops digital music platforms and a digita media distribution service. According to Nokia, it will pay $4.50 per share of cash for ...

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Monday, August 7, 2006

Vocus Buys PRWeb

Landham, Maryland-based Vocus, a provider of software for the public relations industry, said today that it has purchased Ferndale, Washington-based PRWeb for $28.0M. Vocus said that the transaction included $20.8M in cash, plus 494,543 sha...

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Friday, July 28, 2006

RadiSys To Acquire IP Media Firm For $105M

Hillsboro, Oregon-based RadiSys, a provider of embedded systems for the communications networking market, said Thursday that it will acquire Vancouver-based Convedia, a provider of IP media processing and IP Media Server products. The deal ...

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Francisco Partners Buys WatchGuard

Seattle-based WatchGuard Technologies is being purchased by private equity firm Francisco Partners, in a deal worth approximately $151M. WatchGuard said today that its board has approved a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstand...

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Monday, July 24, 2006

Avenue A / Razorfish Acquires Australian Digital Marketing Agency

Seattle-based Avenue A / Razorfish said this evening that it has acquired Amnesia, a digital marketing company based in Australia. Avenue A / Razorfish said that it paid $3.7M (US dollars) for Amnesia. Amnesia will retain its brand identity...

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Friday, July 21, 2006

Planar Buys Display Provider

Beaverton, Oregon-based Planar Systems is acquiring Clarity Visual Systems, a developer of display solutions used for transportation and traffic control, security and defense, broadcast, and telecommunications. The deal is worth $46M in cas...

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Gilead To Acquire Corus Pharma For $365M

Gilead Sciences is acquiring Seattle-based Corus Pharma in a deal worth $365M, the firm said yesterday. Gilead said that it has agreed to exercise its option to acquire the firm, which is commercialization products for treating respiratory ...

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Friday, July 14, 2006

Kronos Buys Unicru for $150M

Kronos, a Massachusetts-based maker of workforce management software, said yesterday that it is buying Beaverton, Oregon-based Unicru, for $150M in cash. Unicru, which develops talent management software that is hosted as software-as-a-serv...

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

UMD Advanced Test Technologies, Antares Merge

Vancouver, Washington-based UMD Advanced Test Technologies, a semiconductor test equipment provider, and Arizona-based Antares conTech, a provider of sockets and connectors for the semiconductor industry have merged. The two companies said ...

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Thursday, July 6, 2006

Interactive Agency Zaaz Sold

Seattle-based ZAAZ, an interactive agency that provides creative services for web sites, web strategy, and search marketing services, has been acquired by Wunderman. Terms were not disclosed. ZAAZ provides high end, web analytics services t...

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Report: Comcast Buys ThePlatform

Online blog Paidcontent.org is reporting that Comcast has purchased Seattle-based ThePlatform, a provider of software used to distribute online video and audio content over the Internet. ThePlatform is backed by venture capital firm Spark C...

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Thursday, June 8, 2006

Adware Makers Merge

Bellevue, Washington-based 180solutions and Tel Aviv, Israel-based Hotbar, two makers of adware modules, are merging. The two firms said that they will rename themselves Zango, and provide free music, games, videos, and tools. No terms were...

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Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Onyx Goes Private

Bellevue, Washington-based Onyx Software, which is listed on the Nasdaq as ONXS, has agreed to be taken private by M2M Holdings. The firm said today that the deal is worth approximately $92M. M2M Holdings is a holding company that is jointl...

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Friday, June 2, 2006

Ignition Adds $80M To Coffers

Bellevue, Washington-based venture capital firm Ignition Partners has added another $80M into its latest fund, the firm said this morning. Ignition said that the $80M is being added to its third fund, which originally closed in October. The...

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Friday, May 26, 2006

Jobster Buys Jobby

Seattle-based Jobster has acquired another Web 2.0 startup, Jobby. Jobby provides tagging technology based on Ajax technology, that allows employers to tag positions, making it easier for job seekers to find jobs that fit them. Jobster said...

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

aQuantive Buys Franchise Gator

Seattle-based aQuantive has purchased an Atlanta-based marketing company, Franchise Gator, for its pay for performance digital marketing services. aQuantive said that it is acquiring Franchise Gator to deepen its experience and expertise in...

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

AttachmateWRQ to Buy NetIQ For $495M

Seattle-based AttachemateWRQ is buying NetIQ, the firm said today, and will pay $495M in cash for the firm. The move will take NetIQ private, and remove it from public trading on the Nasdaq. The firms said that the acquisition will create ...

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Amdocs Buys Qpass for $275M

Amdocs, a software and services firm in the customer management space, has acquired Seattle-based Qpass for $275M in cash. Qpass has been developing products, services, and businesses to content providers and wireless service providers. Th...

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