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It's raining cash in Rain City: More than $140M invested in Seattle startups in 30 days

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It’s shaping up to be a very good holiday season for Seattle area startups. At a time when many are preparing to carve the turkey, several Seattle area companies have stuffed their bellies with substantial rounds of cash. Consider this: In the past 30 days, $142 million has flowed into...
It's raining cash in Rain City: More than $140M invested in Seattle startups in 30 days

New datacenter coming to the old Isilon building

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The former Airborne Express building at 3101 Western Avenue was most recently home to Isilon Systems. Digital Fortress plans to open a new 25,000 square foot data center just north of downtown Seattle this July, adding to a facility that the newly-formed company operates at the Intergate West campus south...
New datacenter coming to the old Isilon building

Puzzazz Brings Simple Handwriting Recognition To Kindle Touch

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Seattle-area startup Puzzazz began as a creator of online, mobile, and e-book puzzles. But they’ve established a new core technology that might end up being a bigger draw than their Sudoku apps. They call it TouchWrite, and it lets you draw letters and numbers directly on the screen instead of...
Puzzazz Brings Simple Handwriting Recognition To Kindle Touch
Attention lady hackers: Code Fellows debuts women-only bootcamp, guarantees $60K salary

Seattle, DC, and San Diego are bright spots in tech hiring, report states

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Tech boom? That must be focused in the Valley, right? Or at least, you would expect that any such rapid expansion would have the largest impact in that region. However, a new study by the Praxis Strategy Group has outlined a number of critical facts that bust that specific narrative. Among...
Seattle, DC, and San Diego are bright spots in tech hiring, report states

Event for Seattle Nonprofits and Techies

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Event for Seattle Nonprofits and Techies is a post from Chris PirilloSeattle Net Tuesday is putting together a social mixer for techies and nonprofits in the Greater Seattle area. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at the Taphouse Grill in Bellevue. The...
Event for Seattle Nonprofits and Techies

Engadget's Seattle reader meetup is happening soon -- get on the waiting list!

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Yep, we ran out of tickets -- and then we ran out again. But don't worry, if you're planning on being in the Seattle area on October 29th, there's still hope. We're opening the waiting list up to those who didn't manage to make it in during the first...
Engadget's Seattle reader meetup is happening soon -- get on the waiting list!

47 percent of H1-B Visa requests are in the computer field, and Microsoft leads the pack

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Requests for H1-B visas, the controversial 22-year-old program that allows skilled workers into the U.S. to complete temporary jobs, are increasingly being made by large corporations in the fields of science, engineering and technology. In fact, a new report out from the Brookings Institution finds that a whopping 47 percent...
47 percent of H1-B Visa requests are in the computer field, and Microsoft leads the pack

Casual gaming vets raise cash for UpTap, focusing on a new class of tablet-based games

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Daniel Bernstein is back in the startup game. The Seattle area entrepreneur, best known for founding Sandlot Games, has formed a new company by the name of UpTap that’s focusing on tablet-based games, GeekWire has learned. The 2-month-old company just landed a seed round of $645,000 from Seattle angel investors,...
Casual gaming vets raise cash for UpTap, focusing on a new class of tablet-based games

Citing rapid staff expansion, eBay has doubled its office space in the Seattle area

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Microsoft is not the only game in the Seattle area, in case you were unaware: eBay has a large presence there as well. Today the company announced that it has leased a 53,000 square foot space in Bellevue, almost double the size of its current space in Redmond. The space...
Citing rapid staff expansion, eBay has doubled its office space in the Seattle area

Kouply: This mobile game might just save your marriage

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It’s the little things that make a marriage work. The flowers for no particular reason, the passionate kisses hello, the foot rubs, the gentle encouragement, the text messages saying you’ll be at the office another two hours so maybe just order pizza and put the kids to bed please? Love’s little...
Kouply: This mobile game might just save your marriage

Are you a proud Seattle-area EastSider? RSVP for the first @IssaquahPress Tweetup at 5:30pm on Wednesday: http://twtvite.com/xcx03r

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Are you a proud Seattle-area EastSider? RSVP for the first @IssaquahPress Tweetup at 5:30pm on Wednesday: http://twtvite.com/xcx03r

Swype Android keyboard out of beta, available in Google Play Store for $0.99

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Swype’s Android keyboard is finally out of “beta” phase and now available to the masses. Swype, a Seattle-area startup that was acquired by Burlington, Mass.-based Nuance  for $102.5 million back in October 2011, has arrived in the Google Play Store. Previously, the keyboard that allows you to form words by dragging...
Swype Android keyboard out of beta, available in Google Play Store for $0.99

Apple's iOS 6: Here's what developers love (and hate)

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Apple’s new iOS 6 boasts more than 200 new features, many of them small fixes and incremental updates. Others are bigger and bolder, like maps, turn-by-turn directions and the Passbook mobile wallet. But what’s really inside iOS 6? I reached out to some top Seattle area iOS app developers...
Apple's iOS 6: Here's what developers love (and hate)
Coders win hackathon with virtual pet fitness app

Score one for Seattle startup partnerships: Tatango, Julep team up for text-message campaign

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As the Seattle startup scene continues to grow, so do opportunities to form partnerships with neighboring companies. And that’s exactly what happened with two fast-growing startups here in the Emerald City: group-SMS service Tatango and cosmetics company Julep. Both companies knew each other because of shared mutual investors. When Julep...
Score one for Seattle startup partnerships: Tatango, Julep team up for text-message campaign

Report: Some msnbc.com staff to move off Microsoft's campus once split occurs

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It’s no secret that NBCUniversal is in serious talks to buy out Microsoft’s remaning stake in the online news venture msnbc.com. All indications point to a deal happening, with some speculation that an announcement is just days away. If the deal goes through, we’ve wondered what will happen to the...
Report: Some msnbc.com staff to move off Microsoft's campus once split occurs
Q&A: Hulu CTO Richard Tom on the future of television

Guess how many Seattle VCs have the Midas touch?

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No Seattle VCs made the Midas List. Photo: Mark Herpel Each year, Forbes ranks the top 100 venture capitalists. The “Midas List” — as the ranking is called — attempts to identify those investors who are building the most valuable technology and life science companies. It is easy to pick...
Guess how many Seattle VCs have the Midas touch?

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It's official: Sprint is trying to buy the rest of Clearwire for $2.1B

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Sprint’s Dan Hesse The ongoing fluctuations in the mobile market took yet another turn today as Sprint Nextel announced its intentions to buy out its partner Clearwire for $2.1 billion. The acquisition talks were disclosed in SEC filings Thursday morning, and Clearwire said it would not be commenting further on...
It's official: Sprint is trying to buy the rest of Clearwire for $2.1B

Coming up: Details on the GeekWire Fall Meetup

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We’re just a day away from GeekWire’s fall Meetup in which we’ll combine elements of The Voice (karoake) with Shark Tank (elevator pitches). The action will get rolling Tuesday, October 23rd at The Crocodile in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, starting with pitches from four startup entrepreneurs. (Phil Gordon, Jawfish Games; Brian Monnin, Happly; Rodney Stearns, A Safe Way Home/Text No...
Coming up: Details on the GeekWire Fall Meetup

Goodbye, checkout lines: QThru launches app to make shopping easier

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QThru puts a new spin on the self-checkout kiosks at grocery stores and today the Seattle startup launched its mobile app. Available on both iOS and Android, the app is a mobile shopping platform that is intended to make in-store shopping more convenient by allowing people to shop, scan, get deals, and...
Goodbye, checkout lines: QThru launches app to make shopping easier

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

MTN Satellite opens Seattle office, plans to double staff

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Bob Wise MTN Satellite Communications, a provider of wireless communications technologies to the maritime industry, has officially opened its Seattle operation under the direction of technology veteran Robert Wise. We reported on Wise’s appointment as chief innovation officer at MTN in April, at the time noting that the Ignition-backed company...
MTN Satellite opens Seattle office, plans to double staff

PaidPunch updates app, looks to solve 'Groupon Problem'

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For exposure, Groupon can be great for businesses. But often times, those new customers receive their one-time discounts and never come back. Seattle startup PaidPunch wants to fix that and is out to solve the “Groupon Problem.” The company, which placed second at our Startup Day elevator pitch competition...
PaidPunch updates app, looks to solve 'Groupon Problem'

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

Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator

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After some hinting around the edges in recent days, Microsoft today unveiled the Bing Fund, its new tool that will both invest in and incubate startups. The Fund is sponsored by Bing, as you likely guessed. According to its FAQ, the Bing Fund is looking for “startups that are building...
Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator

Zuckerberg's net worth sinks; Gates remains richest American

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Oftentimes the leader of a newly public company experiences a substantial increase in net worth, but Facebook’s shrinking share price has had the opposite effect for Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO’s net worth came in at $9.4 billion in the latest calculation by those list-keepers at Forbes, down from an...
Zuckerberg's net worth sinks; Gates remains richest American
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