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10 Months From Launch To Sale: Behind The Latest Ludicrously Fast Exit In Enterprise

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Every few weeks, we hear about another fast exit in the insanely hot new software-defined networking market. Today, 10-month old LineRate Systems was acquired by F5 Networks. The companies didn't announce how much F5 paid, but we do know that Boulder, Colo.-based LineRate had a $4.75 million seed round led...
10 Months From Launch To Sale: Behind The Latest Ludicrously Fast Exit In Enterprise

Newsmakers 2012: Apptio's Sunny Gupta swings for the fences

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Sunny Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder of Apptio The thing we’ve always liked about Sunny Gupta is that he’s not playing “small ball.” Nope, the entrepreneur is taking a big swing for the fences with Apptio, a Bellevue company that’s developing new ways for corporate IT departments to manage costs. And Gupta,...
Newsmakers 2012: Apptio's Sunny Gupta swings for the fences

Startup Spotlight: Korrio looks to score with social network for youth sports

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Steve Goldman of Korrio As a father and coach, Steve Goldman experienced first-hand the pains of getting youth sports teams organized. And as a techie, he knew there had to be a better way. Goldman founded Korrio in 2009 to solve that problem, creating an online service that helps coaches,...
Startup Spotlight: Korrio looks to score with social network for youth sports

Who are the next hot mobile networking startups? Bessemer aims to find them at MWC

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When you think about the term “hot startup,” you generally don’t think of wireless infrastructure. In a world of Pinterests and Instagrams, companies specializing in byzantine telecom protocols and arcane mobile standards don’t really sound that exciting. But Bessemer Venture Partners has shown there is money to be made in...
Who are the next hot mobile networking startups? Bessemer aims to find them at MWC

Exploit Available for Root-access Vulnerability in F5 Networks Products

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An exploit for a recently patched vulnerability that allows potential attackers to obtain administrative access on network appliances from hardware vendor F5......
Exploit Available for Root-access Vulnerability in F5 Networks Products

Enterprise Software and Cloud Fared Better Than Hardware in Q4 Survey

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The analysts at Pacific Crest Securities have just done a survey of enterprise IT resellers, and the results are sort of a good news/bad news thing. It comes down to this (and if you’ve been paying attention to the sector at all, you won’t have any trouble guessing it):...
Enterprise Software and Cloud Fared Better Than Hardware in Q4 Survey

Disgraced Ex-Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson Loses Another Board Job (YHOO)

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The fall from grace for ex-Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson continues this morning. He is stepping down from the board of enterprise data company Splunk. On Friday it was announced that he was stepping down from the board of F5 Networks. That means in just about a week he lost his...
Disgraced Ex-Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson Loses Another Board Job (YHOO)

Korrio scores $4.6M to help coaches, clubs and parents organize youth sports

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Korrio has pulled in $4.6 million in new venture funding, money that the Seattle area startup will use to expand the service beyond youth soccer leagues. Previous investors, including Ignition Partners and angel investors, participated in the round. Founded in 2009 by former Isilon Systems and F5 Networks executive Steve...
Korrio scores $4.6M to help coaches, clubs and parents organize youth sports

Former F5 and Isilon exec joins Apptio as VP of engineering

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Apptio continues to gobble up top talent as it heads toward an initial public offering. The Bellevue enterprise software maker has hired Brett Helsel as senior vice president of engineering operations, a notable addition to the team given his experience helping build two of the region’s biggest tech infrastructure companies....
Former F5 and Isilon exec joins Apptio as VP of engineering

Tech Moves: Rob Eleveld named Optify CEO; F5′s sales boss sets sail; and more

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Rob Eleveld Rob Eleveld, a 20-year tech veteran who previously served as CEO of Shiftboard and Vykor, has been named CEO of Seattle software company Optify. Eleveld replaces Brian Goffman, a former venture capitalist at Madrona Venture Group who is assuming the role of chairman. Eleveld had worked at Optify...
Tech Moves: Rob Eleveld named Optify CEO; F5′s sales boss sets sail; and more

Ex-Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson resigns from board of F5 Networks

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Scott Thompson Scott Thompson, who resigned as CEO of Yahoo on Sunday after allegedly saying that he held a computer science degree, has stepped down from the board of F5 Networks. In a SEC filing today, F5 said that the decision was effective immediately. No details were given for the...
Ex-Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson resigns from board of F5 Networks

F5 Networks continues to grow, takes over space along Seattle’s waterfront

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F5's expansion at 501 Elliott Avenue West They may soon have to call it the F5 corridor. F5 Networks is expanding its presence along Elliott Avenue West on Seattle’s waterfront, announcing today that it plans to take over 40,000 square feet of office space that it had previously sublet to...
F5 Networks continues to grow, takes over space along Seattle’s waterfront

Ex-Yahoo CEO Thompson resigns from F5 Networks board

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According to a new report, Groupon's shares are being investigated by regulators after the company's stock price jumped prior to a strong earnings announcement. [Read more]...
Ex-Yahoo CEO Thompson resigns from F5 Networks board

Tech Moves: Uber exec on the move; Qliance names COO; F5 execs get new gigs; etc.

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Michelle Broderick Michelle Broderick has been promoted to lead the global marketing efforts for Uber, the fast-growing private driver service backed by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, Menlo Ventures, Goldman Sachs and others. Broderick had served as general manager of the Seattle region, and the company is currently looking to hire...
Tech Moves: Uber exec on the move; Qliance names COO; F5 execs get new gigs; etc.

Exploit available for root-access vulnerability in F5 Networks products

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An exploit for a recently patched vulnerability that allows potential attackers to obtain administrative access on network appliances from hardware vendor F5 Networks was added to the Metasploit penetration testing framework on Tuesday....
Exploit available for root-access vulnerability in F5 Networks products

IT Gangnam Style: F5 Networks debuts Gangnam Style parody with tech twist

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“Time to rock this WAN From Seattle to Japan Time to rock the LAN And cloudburst in Kazakhstan F5 is the key to my, master plan! Master plan”   I know what you’re thinking — not another one of these annoying Gangnam Style remakes. But hold up. Seattle’s F5...
IT Gangnam Style: F5 Networks debuts Gangnam Style parody with tech twist

Mixed state jobless numbers ‘confound’ economists, but signs point to better times

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Numbers sometimes tell strange stories, and that appears to be the case in the latest unemployment report from the Washington State Employment Securities Department. The analysis found that the unemployment rate actually dropped to 8.1 percent in Washington state during April, down from 8.3 percent in March. However, the good...
Mixed state jobless numbers ‘confound’ economists, but signs point to better times

Tech Moves: Xbox vet joins 9Slides; Blessington lands at ExraHop; Mixpo bolsters team; etc.

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Aaron Khoo Aaron Khoo has joined Redmond online presentation startup 9Slides as director of engineering. Khoo is the former CTO at PaidPunch, and before that held numerous engineering roles at Microsoft, primarily working on Xbox. Khoo holds a PhD in computer science from Northwestern University. “Aaron brings in vast experience working with...
Tech Moves: Xbox vet joins 9Slides; Blessington lands at ExraHop; Mixpo bolsters team; etc.

The top 10 states for broadband: Washington blazes the trail in the U.S.

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Perhaps this could be the state’s new tagline: Welcome to Washington, the home of the nation’s best broadband infrastructure. OK, not too catchy. But a new report released today by TechNet ranks Washington as the best in the nation for broadband when it comes to adoption, network quality, and economic...
The top 10 states for broadband: Washington blazes the trail in the U.S.

F5 names two new board members

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Stephen Smith F5 Networks has named Sandra Bergeron — a former executive at McAfee — and Steve Smith — the CEO of Equinix — to its board. Former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson resigned from the F5 board last year, and the board consisted of six members prior to today’s appointments. F5...
F5 names two new board members

It Only Took 10 Months For These Guys To Make More Than $10 Million (FFIV)

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A mere ten months after releasing a product into the market, LineRate was acquired by F5 Networks. Business Insider has just learned that the tiny startup, with less than a dozen employees, walked away with "way more" than $10 million, according to a source close to the company. We're not sure...
It Only Took 10 Months For These Guys To Make More Than $10 Million (FFIV)

Yahoo chief breaks company rules by sitting on two other boards

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Scott Thompson already under pressure for falsely claiming on his CV to have a computer science degreeYahoo's chief executive Scott Thompson is breaking the company's own rules on the number of boards its directors may sit on by having a director's seat on two other public companies, the Guardian has...
Yahoo chief breaks company rules by sitting on two other boards

F5′s John McAdam joins board of Tableau: IPO chatter continues

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John McAdam, right, interviewed by Ed Lazwoska F5 Networks CEO John McAdam  has joined the board of Tableau Software, the fast-growing Seattle data visualization company. The appointment — the third to Tableau’s board this year — may signal that the company is prepping for a 2013 initial public offering. (Tableau...
F5′s John McAdam joins board of Tableau: IPO chatter continues

F5 adds 190 employees in latest quarter as revenue inches up 5%

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F5 Networks, which makes software and hardware products that speed the delivery of applications over the Internet, said today that its revenues gained five percent for the fiscal second quarter to $339.6 million. Meanwhile, net income rose to $68.6 million. The company, which finished the most recent quarter with $1.03 billion...
F5 adds 190 employees in latest quarter as revenue inches up 5%

Marc Andreessen says Wall Street hates tech stocks: What do you think?

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Marc Andreessen (Photo via Wikipedia) Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen is making headlines today for comments he made at a tech conference hosted by The New York Times in which he said that some technology stocks are undervalued. The Netscape founder noted that the values of some tech companies, like Google,...
Marc Andreessen says Wall Street hates tech stocks: What do you think?

One of the founding fathers of Seattle venture capital honored

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OVP’s Chad Waite Chad Waite has been an important fixture in the Seattle venture capital community for 25 years, joining OVP Venture Partners well before the region boasted tech giants with names like Amazon.com, Expedia and F5 Networks. To many in the industry, Waite is one of the founding fathers...
One of the founding fathers of Seattle venture capital honored

F5 Networks opens new technology center in NYC

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F5 Networks is expanding its footprint in New York City with the grand opening today of its International Technology Center, a new 10,000 square foot space at 600 Lexington Avenue. That’s an expensive slice of real estate for a spot to test networking equipment and software, ensuring that it is reliable...
F5 Networks opens new technology center in NYC

AudienceScience scores cash, names former PopCap exec as CFO

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AudienceScience has raised additional capital and named former PopCap Games executive Bob Chamberlain to the role of chief financial officer. The marketing services company declined to comment on how much cash it raised in the most recent round, but a SEC filing indicates that it has reeled in $9.2 million...
AudienceScience scores cash, names former PopCap exec as CFO

F5 CEO John McAdam joins the board of Apptio

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John McAdam is a man in high demand. The CEO of F5 Networks, the Seattle networking and software powerhouse, joined the board of Tableau Software two months ago. John McAdam, right, interviewed by Ed Lazwoska, at the Tech Alliance luncheon in Seattle Now, he’s aligning himself with another of the...
F5 CEO John McAdam joins the board of Apptio
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