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YC-Backed SpinPunch Aims To Build Faster, Prettier HTML5 Games

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There’s no shortage of HTML5 games (or developers for that matter) out there, but most of them don’t offer much competition for more graphically-intensive, engrossing native games. “You can run StarCraft on your PC, but the best game you can in your browser is, like, FarmVille,” SpinPunch co-founder Ian Tien...
YC-Backed SpinPunch Aims To Build Faster, Prettier HTML5 Games

Startup Spotlight: KitchenPC cooks up recipe search engine

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There’s no shortage of places to find recipes online. And now you can add yet another to the mix. KitchenPC is a new Seattle area recipe search site whose goal is to help you find the best bets on everything from chocolate chip cookie to lasagna. Developed by former Microsoftie Mike Christensen and launching...
Startup Spotlight: KitchenPC cooks up recipe search engine

Report: Google buys news aggregator Wavii for more than $30M

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It looks like Wavii, the Seattle-based startup that helps you find personalized feeds of the news, has been bought by Google. TechCrunch is reporting that Google purchased Wavii for more than $30 million. We’ve reached out to Wavii for confirmation. Wavii is backed by some of Silicon Valley’s top angel investors...
Report: Google buys news aggregator Wavii for more than $30M

Startup Spotlight: FUNnerator helps parents find the best summer camps for their kids

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Katie Thompson As a former venture capitalist with Trilogy Partners, Katie Thompson has seen her fair share of business plans over the years. But none resonated as much FUNnerator. That’s because it’s her business plan. The 42-year-old venture capitalist and former Microsoftie partnered earlier this year with former Onvia executive Kristen Hamilton...
Startup Spotlight: FUNnerator helps parents find the best summer camps for their kids
AddAppt Debuts An Auto-Updating Mobile Address Book For iPhone

HTC pulls plug on data backup service, promises upgraded offering

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Phone maker HTC is shutting down HTCSense.com, a backup service that allows users to save contacts, messages, photos and other material in the cloud. Users are encouraged to take possession of their information by April 30th at which time the data will be deleted. “HTCSense.com is undergoing a renovation to...
HTC pulls plug on data backup service, promises upgraded offering

Wavii emerges from stealth, touts a better news aggregator

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It’s been nearly two years since we first encountered Wavii. Operating in the equivalent of a bunker, the Seattle startup has offered just a few clues of the news aggregation service that it is building. But the company — backed by some of Silicon Valley’s top angel investors and led...
Wavii emerges from stealth, touts a better news aggregator

Nokia CEO: Our Microsoft Phones Just Aren't Selling That Well (NOK, MSFT)

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During a conference call this morning about Nokia's implosion, CEO and ex-Microsoftie Stephen Elop had to admit what the world  already knows: Windows phones aren't selling. Elop blamed the people selling Nokia handsets, not Microsoft's software. "The challenge in all of this is breaking through the strength Android and Apple...
Nokia CEO: Our Microsoft Phones Just Aren't Selling That Well (NOK, MSFT)

First Aarthi Ramamurthy Fixed Bra Shopping Online - Now She's Got Idea For Photography Equipment

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We just found out that True&Co cofounder, Aarthi Ramamurthy, is working on a cool new startup for photography buffs. If she's successful, and there's every reason to believe she will, it could lead to a whole new way to buy stuff over the Internet. Ramamurthy came into the public's eye...
First Aarthi Ramamurthy Fixed Bra Shopping Online - Now She's Got Idea For Photography Equipment

Wavii shutting down service after Google acquisition

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Reports of Wavii’s acquisition by Google surfaced earlier this week, and now that’s been confirmed. But in a more interesting piece of news coming today, Seattle-based Wavii announced that it will be shutting down its news aggregation service as part of the deal. Wavii, which helps you find personalized feeds of...
Wavii shutting down service after Google acquisition

Bing talks about Twitter search deal at SXSW [video]

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Aya Zook, a Microsoftie focused on Bing, sat down with VentureBeat at South By Southwest today for a brief interview. We got to chat about why the Bing team is scouring Austin for people and ideas, how Bing measures search quality, and how its exclusive deals with Twitter and...
Bing talks about Twitter search deal at SXSW [video]

Social media agency Ant's Eye View purchased by PwC

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Ant’s Eye View, a three-year-old social media agency with operations in Seattle, Austin and Silicon Valley, has agreed to be acquired by PricewaterhouseCooper’s advisory business. The company’s 32 employees will join PwC, with the deal expected to close in September. “We were lucky (or good) by entrepreneurial standards in that...
Social media agency Ant's Eye View purchased by PwC

Beware the King of the Patent Trolls

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superapecommando writes "If you haven't heard of Intellectual Ventures, you will do. Set up by ex-Microsoftie Nathan Myhrvold, with investments from Microsoft among others, it is basically a patenting machine – filing and buying them in huge quantities. Note that it doesn't actually *use* these patents – except to threaten...
Beware the King of the Patent Trolls
Startup Spotlight: This upstart wants to bring the 3D viewing experience to 2D TVs

Analyze the economy with app now available for Android

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To learn how our economy is performing, you have some options. Listening to the talking-heads on T.V. is one, for example, or maybe you’d prefer delving through virtual stacks of statistics on government websites. But to make the process easier, a better option might be to use Cascade Software’s Economy...
Analyze the economy with app now available for Android

Microsoft aims to win hearts of mobile developers with cash

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One of the big challenges Microsoft faces in mobile is that developers just don’t have the time — or resources–  to make new applications for the emerging Windows Phone platform. But the software giant is using some of its might — primarily its check book — to help jumstart that...
Microsoft aims to win hearts of mobile developers with cash
H-1B visas: Tech industry split over plan for higher fees

Office 365 migration service SkyKick raises $1.1 million

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SkyKick, a Seattle startup designed to help businesses easily move to Office 365, confirmed with GeekWire that it has raised $1.1 million. The company will continue investing in research and development, build out its cloud technology platform and serve its small business customer base. SkyKick is formerly known as CloudVisors, which launched...
Office 365 migration service SkyKick raises $1.1 million

Ex-Google+ Engineer: “Sharing Was Not Broken … Google Just Wasn’t Part Of It”

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The war of words between Google and Microsoft has gotten personal. While the two companies have recently been trading shots via ad campaigns and blog posts, today a former Googler — and current Microsoftie — jumped into the fray, calling Google+ a “state-owned, corporate... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Ex-Google+ Engineer: “Sharing Was Not Broken … Google Just Wasn’t Part Of It”
Exec launches cleaning service in 4 new markets around the U.S.

The Bill Gates of bud? Former Microsoftie plans high-end marijuana business

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This probably wasn’t the post-Microsoft career Jamen Shively envisioned. But now that marijuana will soon become legal in Washington state, the former Microsoft product manager has big dreams of entering the retail marjiuana business. The blog Toke of the Town even wonders if he’ll become “the Bill Gates of...
The Bill Gates of bud? Former Microsoftie plans high-end marijuana business

9Slides releases iPad app to make slick presentations

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Does your PowerPoint presentation need a little spice? 9Slides, a Seattle startup led by former Microsoftie Ruchit Garg, thinks it can help. And today the company is rolling out a new iPad app, which allows users to quickly add video to the presentation using the iPad’s built-in camera. Garg notes...
9Slides releases iPad app to make slick presentations

Steven Sinofsky Recently Got A Standing Ovation From Microsoft Employees (MSFT)

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Steven Sinofsky was either loved or hated at Microsoft. It depends on who you talk to. Employees often complained that he was overly controlling and more interested in consolidating his own personal power than in being a team player in the company But they loved his "technical leadership." And if...
Steven Sinofsky Recently Got A Standing Ovation From Microsoft Employees (MSFT)
DEVELOPER GIVEAWAY: Use this software and your HTML/JS/CSS skills to build native mobile apps
With Over 300 Pro Athletes On Board, Egraphs Wants To Reinvent And Personalize The Autograph For The Digital Era
Startup Spotlight: Charlie Kindel's BizLogr automatically tracks your mileage
Dave McClure's 500 Startups backs online presentation upstart 9Slides

Kids, don't believe the startup hype: Why you should join a big company first

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“Should I join Microsoft or a startup?” As the co-founder of a profitable startup and a former Microsoftie, I hear this question a lot, especially from college students ready to start their careers. In tech cities like Seattle and San Francisco, we’re quick to jump on the pro-startup bandwagon. Robert...
Kids, don't believe the startup hype: Why you should join a big company first

Ex-Microsoftie Jamen Shively Is Building A Marijuana Empire

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Back in December, Jamen Shively announced his plans to build the first national marijuana company and at a news conference in Seattle on Thursday he said he's made big progress. He's now bought medical cannabis dispensaries in two states: Colorado and Washington, he said, reports the Seattle Times' Bob Young....
Ex-Microsoftie Jamen Shively Is Building A Marijuana Empire
PlaceFull: This startup might help you find that ultra cool party or meeting space
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