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VIDEO: Touring the remodeled HUB Seattle

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OK, so it wasn’t quite an episode of MTV’s CRIBS, but we did our own little house tour of the HUB Seattle’s new downtown digs in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square earlier this week. Check out the video to get a look at the remodeled business incubator and...
VIDEO: Touring the remodeled HUB Seattle
Seattle’s ‘chief geek’ Bill Schrier to retire

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

The Climate Corp. storms ahead with $50 million, plans hiring spree in Seattle and San Francisco

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The Climate Corp. has raised $50 million in financing to expand its weather insurance program, helping to protect farmers against droughts, floods and other adverse weather conditions that may arise from climate change. The San Francisco company — founded by former Google engineers David Friedberg and Siraj Khaliq — established...
The Climate Corp. storms ahead with $50 million, plans hiring spree in Seattle and San Francisco

RIM to shut down contact manager Gist on September 15

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RIM is planning to shut down Gist, the personal contact management service that it acquired in February 2011. The service will cease operation on September 15th, and up until that time it is offering methods to switch one’s address book and contacts to other services. It is also recommending other...
RIM to shut down contact manager Gist on September 15
Pioneer Square Tech Map: Where are tech companies hanging their shingles?
GeekWire Meetup: The night in pictures and tweets

Roseman leaves VP post at Zynga

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Whoa, this is pretty huge news. Neil Roseman, the former Amazon.com vice president who joined Zynga last year, has left the company after just 12 months on the job. The news was reported today by Tricia Duryee at AllThingsD, with Roseman saying that he left due to the travel demands...
Roseman leaves VP post at Zynga

Mobile marketing firm Lenco picks Seattle for new HQ

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Lenco Mobile has relocated its headquarters from Santa Barbara, California to Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, the lastest in a string of California companies that have set up operations here in order to mine the region’s tech talent. A mobile marketing company, Lenco is publicly traded with revenue of $2.8 million...
Mobile marketing firm Lenco picks Seattle for new HQ

SpaceCurve claims Big Data record after processing petabytes of data per day

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Seattle big data startup SpaceCurve announced today that it has set a real-time Big Data performance record for ingesting streaming data and spitting out numbers immediately for queries. SpaceCurve ran a full-blown analytics test on Tweet records that averaged 2,500 bytes in size and included location, user and time information. The rate...
SpaceCurve claims Big Data record after processing petabytes of data per day

GeekWire Meetup is Feb. 13: Fireside chat with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot

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Christian Chabot Tableau Software CEO Christian Chabot bluntly told me in an interview seven years ago that his young 25-person software startup would be “the next billion-dollar company from Seattle.” Bold words. But fast forward to today, and Chabot is well on his way to fulfilling that promise. Tableau now...
GeekWire Meetup is Feb. 13: Fireside chat with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot

Portland Design Commission approves new Pioneer Place Apple Store plan

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Portland, Oregon's Design Commission has voted 5-1 to approve plans for large glass Apple retail store planned to replace the shuttered Saks Fifth Avenue location at Pioneer Square....
Portland Design Commission approves new Pioneer Place Apple Store plan

Lockerz makes another buy, unlocks deal with Wishpot

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Wishpot’s Max Ciccotosto Sometimes you run into stories in the strangest places. On an elevator ride in Pioneer Square this morning, I bumped into Wishpot founder Max Ciccotosto who let me in on a little piece of news. Ciccotosto’s six-year-old social commerce startup, which developed a service to make it easy to...
Lockerz makes another buy, unlocks deal with Wishpot

GeekWire Meetup & Radio Show is Thursday night: What to know if you're going

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In case you haven’t heard, GeekWire is trying a new experiment at our meetup Thursday evening: It will be the first time we’ve ever recorded our weekly KIRO-FM radio show on stage in front of an audience, and we’re excited that so many of you will be joining us for this adventure....
GeekWire Meetup & Radio Show is Thursday night: What to know if you're going

GeekWire Radio: With iPhone in hand, T-Mobile tries to shake up the wireless business

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[Editor's note:  Be sure to join us in person April 11 for the GeekWire Radio Show, live on stage for the first time, at the HUB Seattle in Pioneer Square.] T-Mobile’s Andrew Sherrard. (Erynn Rose photo) T-Mobile USA this week made a series of attention-getting moves — finally landing the iPhone,...
GeekWire Radio: With iPhone in hand, T-Mobile tries to shake up the wireless business

Pioneer Square tower plan: Jenga puzzle meets Borg ship

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For a while now we’ve been keeping an eye on developments in Pioneer Square as the Seattle neighborhood tries to make a comeback as a technology hum. More tech companies have been moving in, but one of the neighborhood’s big needs is more residential life, to keep the area populated after...
Pioneer Square tower plan: Jenga puzzle meets Borg ship

Lean and technical: How we chose and furnished our office the YCombinator way

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Cloudant is growing, and we recently opened offices in Seattle and the UK (in addition to our headquarters in Boston, near Cloudant’s MIT birthplace). As a YCombinator company, Cloudant is conditioned to run lean, but we also have an exceptionally technical team with an appreciation for good design. This made...
Lean and technical: How we chose and furnished our office the YCombinator way

Pictures: 10 coolest startup spaces in Seattle's Pioneer Square

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All technology companies in Seattle have to compete for talented workers. Aside from the opportunity to create something important and building financial security, workers also consider the environment where they will be spending their long hours when selecting the company they want to work for. Below are some office...
Pictures: 10 coolest startup spaces in Seattle's Pioneer Square
Mobile payments pioneer Square adds gift cards on iPhone

Uber introduces on-demand ice cream delivery this Friday

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Summer is finally here, with temperatures expected to hit the high 70s in Seattle this Friday. Perfect weather for some ice cream, don’t you think? And now you may not have to leave the comfort of your front lawn (or office parking lot) in order to get it. Uber, best known...
Uber introduces on-demand ice cream delivery this Friday

Ex-Isilon and Amazon engineers emerge at stealthy Qumulo

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Peter Godman Isilon System is one of the biggest startup success stories of the past 10 years, with the Seattle storage company rebounding from tough times to sell for a whopping $2.25 billion to EMC in late 2010. The company has continued to grow in its new Pioneer Square headquarters,...
Ex-Isilon and Amazon engineers emerge at stealthy Qumulo

Name that Tech Tune: Which phone used this version of the T-Mobile ringtone?

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Our topic this weekend on the GeekWire radio show T-Mobile’s attempt to shake up the wireless industry, and in keeping with that theme, this week’s Name that Tech Tune contest is a version of the T-Mobile jingle that came with a specific device from the wireless company. We’re looking for...
Name that Tech Tune: Which phone used this version of the T-Mobile ringtone?

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus: 'None of us ever expected to face a day like today'

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Zynga, the one-time high-flying maker of social games such as FarmVille and Words With Friends, is cutting 18 percent of its workforce and shutting down offices in New York, LA and Dallas as it continues a shift toward mobile gaming. Zynga also operates an engineering office in Seattle, and it’s...
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus: 'None of us ever expected to face a day like today'

Here's the lineup for the live GeekWire Radio Show: Mike McSherry, The Icarus Kid and more

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Each week, Todd Bishop and I get together to talk about all things geek — revisiting the top news stories, profiling our favorite apps and sharing opinions on the ever-changing  tech industry. Typically, this discussion takes place in the cozy studios of our radio partner: KIRO FM. But next...
Here's the lineup for the live GeekWire Radio Show: Mike McSherry, The Icarus Kid and more

GeekWire Meetup tonight: What to know if you're going

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It’s almost time for our first GeekWire event of 2013. We’re looking forward to seeing more than 250 of you tonight at the sold-out GeekWire Meetup, featuring a conversation with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot, great food and drink, plus a chance to connect with key members of the Seattle tech...
GeekWire Meetup tonight: What to know if you're going

EMC’s Isilon division buys storage software company Likewise

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The Isilon Storage Division of EMC Corp. is expanding its footprint in its own backyard, gobbling up Bellevue software storage startup Likewise in a deal of undisclosed size. In a letter, Likewise CEO Barry Crist called the deal a “solid win for all involved.” “With the acquisition, the Likewise team...
EMC’s Isilon division buys storage software company Likewise

Attachmate moving HQ to Seattle's Union Station

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The Union Station office complex One of Seattle’s oldest technology companies is moving to one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods. Attachmate announced today that it plans to relocate from its longtime West Lake Union home (originally the headquarters of WRQ, which merged with Attachmate in  2005) to new offices in Pioneer...
Attachmate moving HQ to Seattle's Union Station
Startup Spotlight: Zooppa hosts online advertising contests for big brands
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn: We are the city of the future

Paul Allen-backed news aggregator Evri calls it quits

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Evri has met the end of the road. The Seattle startup, backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has decided to wind down its commercial offerings, focusing now on R&D efforts, GeekWire has learned. “Evri has made the decision to change course and look for other applications of its patented semantic...
Paul Allen-backed news aggregator Evri calls it quits
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