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Digital marketing firm Ascentium rebrands as Smith, relocates HQ to Seattle's Pioneer Square

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After 11 years in business, Ascentium has a new name and a new headquarters location. The digital marketing firm announced today that it has rebranded as Smith. That’s an unusual name for a tech-oriented company, so we asked about its origins. Here’s what they had to say: As an English...
Digital marketing firm Ascentium rebrands as Smith, relocates HQ to Seattle's Pioneer Square

OneWed helps you plan your wedding on an iPad

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Trying to plan for a wedding can be an arduous process. You have to decide on everything from the gown to the flowers to the photos and it’s not easy tracking everything down. OneWed, ranked 58th in our GeekWire 200 index of the region’s top startups, offers a solution. The Seattle-based software/media hybrid startup...
OneWed helps you plan your wedding on an iPad

Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery

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Last summer, New York-based hybrid investor / incubator / holding company thing Betaworks acquired social news site Digg and relaunched it soon after, hoping to bring back some of its mojo in the process. Nine months later, Betaworks has acquired news-oriented company, this time bringing Marco Arment’s popular story-saving app...
Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery

Open-source CRM player SugarCRM talks up IPO

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Striking while the iron’s hot, SugarCRM is weighing an IPO for next year. The news comes just weeks after Workday, another enterprise software vendor, executed a hugely successful public offering. That’s an indication that the bloom is back on the IPO rose for companies offering their business software as a...
Open-source CRM player SugarCRM talks up IPO

Inside the IPO pipeline: It's all B2B, all of the time

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It’s shaping up to be an average year for initial public offerings, with about 125 companies listing shares to date. But who are the up-and-comers in the technology industry that could break out in 2013 and beyond, and how many of them are there? That’s what a new study from...
Inside the IPO pipeline: It's all B2B, all of the time

Zulily rival Totsy buys assets of daily deal site Mamasource

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New York-based Totsy today is announcing that it has acquired the assets of Mamasource, a daily deal site for moms. As part of the deal, Totsy is acquiring about two million members, bringing total membership in Totsy to about five million. “We look forward to providing our expanding group of...
Zulily rival Totsy buys assets of daily deal site Mamasource
Aviary presents the new Peacock, a downloadable image editor

iOS 6 Maps debacle exposes Apple's Achillies' Heel: services

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You known something has gone terribly wrong when a major feature of your most anticipated software release of the year has a parody Tumblr blog and Twitter account in less than 24 hours. If you’ve been on the internet in the last 24 hours, you know that Apple’s getting roasted...
iOS 6 Maps debacle exposes Apple's Achillies' Heel: services

Booting Up: Long Live Yahoogle Edition

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(Photo: Top News) Marissa Mayer is reportedly getting straight to work Googlifying Yahoo. She officially made the food in the Valley HQ free again, much to the delight of the company’s starving engineers. [AllThingsD] Speaking of Ms. Mayer, Dave McClure thinks she should focus on transforming Yahoo into a female-oriented...
Booting Up: Long Live Yahoogle Edition
Can Etsy make the most of its ‘eBay moment’?

Microsoft prices Surface tablet at $500, but is it cheap enough to beat the iPad?

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With the joint release of Windows 8 and its homegrown Surface tablet, October 26 will be the most important day in Microsoft’s life. The day will be fraught with risk: On the one hand, Microsoft could cement its transition from a maker of desktop software, to a modern, mobile- and...
Microsoft prices Surface tablet at $500, but is it cheap enough to beat the iPad?

A Killer New LinkedIn Feature Is Thanks To These 20-Something Entrepreneurs (LNKD)

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LinkedIn is about to overhaul the way recruiters find new employees — and one feature comes courtesy of Crocodoc, a Y Combinator startup. Crocodoc, which at one point provided a way to host and view documents online for consumers, is changing its focus to enterprise-grade document hosting for companies like...
A Killer New LinkedIn Feature Is Thanks To These 20-Something Entrepreneurs (LNKD)

Should Microsoft sell its Xbox business? Sorry, but it's probably too late

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The topic of splitting up Microsoft is one that I’ve spent a lot of time digging into over the years, and not just in the context of the company’s antitrust trial. For a presentation at the Seattle Rotary last year, I outlined a concept to divide Microsoft into three new companies, including...
Should Microsoft sell its Xbox business? Sorry, but it's probably too late

A late-summer iOS 6, iPhone launch would boost Q4 earnings

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The rumors are flying fast and furious today: Apple is reportedly set to announce a new iPhone and a scaled-down iPad on September 12, and then release at least the new iPhone on September 21. That report comes courtesy of iMore, which has said the dates come from sources that have...
A late-summer iOS 6, iPhone launch would boost Q4 earnings

Why Dell's private future will mirror its public present

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It's official: Dell (the man) is taking Dell (the company) private once again, with the help of a significant investment by the Silver Lake investment group and a $2 billion--with a "B"--loan from Microsoft. Aside from bankers, though, who cares about the financial details? Titanic events aren't titanic because...
Why Dell's private future will mirror its public present
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