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  • Friday, July 31, 2015

    $70,000 Annual Salary Aftermath Hits Gravity Payments

    Dan Price, the CEO of Seattle's Gravity Payments, didn't expect the huge response and backlash from his firm's move to put a $70,000 salary minimum in place at his startup....Continue →

  • Friday, July 31, 2015

    Amazon Adds Original Recordings To Prime Music

    Seattle-based Amazon is further looking to differentiate its Prime membership program, by adding original music recordings to the service, the company said Friday....Continue →

  • Friday, July 31, 2015

    Outerwall Takes Charge On EcoATM Weakness

    Bellevue-based Outerwall said Thursday that it has taken a $85.9M goodwill impairment charge, due to issues with performance at its EcoATM unit. EcoATM--which Outerwall acquired for $350M back in 2013--saw an operating loss increase to $92.8 million in the second quarter, on revenues of only $26.1M....Continue →

  • Thursday, July 30, 2015

    PicMonkey Snags Big $41M Funding Round

    Seattle-based PicMonkey, which develops a web-based, photo editing app, has raised $41M in a big funding round, the company disclosed today. The funding came from private equity investor Spectrum Equity....Continue →

  • Thursday, July 30, 2015

    En Masse Launches First Mobile Title, Fruit Attacks

    Seattle-based videogame developer En Masse Entertainment, best known for its Steam-based MMORPG TERA, said it has released its first mobile title, called Fruit Attacks. The new title--think "Galaga" meets "Fruit Ninja"--runs on iOS, Android, and Amazon Kindle Fire. En Masse is led by Chris Lee....Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Whitepages Launches New iOS App

    Seattle-based Whitepages said Wednesday that it has launched a new app, which it says helps users avoid spam calls. The company said its new Whitepages ID for iOS app uses its own database of phone numbers, to help users identify and track phone scams and spam calls....Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Smarsh Rolls Out Updated Software

    Portland-based Smarsh has rolled out an updated version of its archiving software, the company announced Wednesday. The company said it has swizzled the way it has packaged its software, into starter, professional, and enterprise versions, along with a number of add on capabilities....Continue →

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Cloudability Acquires RipFog

    Portland-based Cloudability, which develops cloud management software, said today that it has acquired fellow Portland startup RipFog. RipFog was developing big data analytics software, which was founded by Dave Hersh, the former CEO of Jive Software....Continue →

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Amazon Targets Startups With New Program, Amazon Launchpad

    Seattle-based Amazon....Continue →

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    Avvo Raises $71.5M, Plans Hiring Surge

    Seattle-based Avvo, the online marketplace for legal services led and founded by Mark Britton, said Tuesday that it has raised $71.5M in a financing round. The funding was led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), and also included Vulcan Capital and Coatue....Continue →

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015

    PushSpring Pulls In $5M For Mobile Data

    Seattle-based PushSpring, which provides mobile audience data to marketers, said today that it has raised $5M in a Series A funding round . The funding was led by Trilogy Equity Partners. As part of the funding, Trilogy's Cole Brodman joins the company's board. PushSpring is led by Karl Stillner....Continue →

  • Monday, July 27, 2015

    Nacho Cove Finds $1.2M In Seed Funding For Super Smart Email

    Portland-based Nacho Cove, which develops mobile apps that include email, calender, and contact management, said last week that it has raised a seed funding round. The funding came from angel investors....Continue →

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