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  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015's New Frontier: Your Child's Allowance

    Seattle-based told its customers last night that it has launched a brand new service, called Amazon Allowance, which allows parents to give one time, weekly, or monthly gift cards to their children, as part of their allowance....Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Itron Wins Deal In Italy

    Liberty Lake, Washington-based Itron said today that it has scored a win in Northern Italy, with a natural gas provider serving Northern Italy. Itron said the win was with Linea Distribuzione, which provides natural gas in eight provides in Italy. Financial impact of the win was not announced....Continue →

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    DocuSign Adds Investments From Dell, Intel

    Electronic signature developer DocuSign has added new, strategic funding on top of an earlier, $233M funding the company announced earlier this week. According to DocuSign, it has raised additional funding in its Series F funding from Dell and Intel Capital....Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Classmates To Pay $11M To Settle Deceptive Marketing, Billing Allegations

    Seattle-based Classmates, the online website which connects users to old classmates and contacts, has agreed to pay $11.0M in total to settle charges of deceptive marketing and billing by the company. The settlement was announced by a group of 21 attorney generals of states and the company....Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Amazon To Hire 6,000 More At Fulfillment Centers

    Seattle-based said Tuesday that it plans to hire 6,000 more employees at its fulfillment centers, to help it meet customer demand. The employees--like others at Amazon's centers--will pick, pack, and ship orders to's customers....Continue →

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Oculus Acquires Surreal Vision, Bolsters Redmond Research Team

    Virtual reality headset developer Oculus VR--which is owned by Facebook--has made an acquisition today, specifically aimed at bolstering its research team in Redmond....Continue →

  • Friday, May 22, 2015

    Starbucks Cards Hacked By Security Researcher: Free Coffee For Life

    Seattle-based Starbucks is not having a good computer security week. A computer security researcher, Egor Homakov, says he has ‏figured out a way to hack Starbucks cards, exploiting a bug to generate unlimited amounts of money on those gift cards....Continue →

  • Friday, May 22, 2015 Extends One Hour Delivery To Local Stores In Manhattan

    Seattle-based is extending its Prime Now one hour delivery service, to deliver products from not just the e-commerce giant, but also local stores. Amazon....Continue →

  • Friday, May 22, 2015

    Smarsh Rolls Out Self-Serve Archive Access

    Portland-based Smarsh, which provides hosted, compliance and e-discovery archiving tools, said Thursday that it has launched a new product, which provides self service archive access to end users....Continue →

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Ignition Partners Targets Enterprise Software With New, $200M Fund

    Bellevue-based Ignition Partners said Thursday that it has raised $200M in its newest fund, Ignition Venture Partners VI, and will target investments in enterprise software startups. The company said the fund was significantly oversubscribed, with more than $300M in interest in the fund....Continue →

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Wave Finds $130M For Fiber Network Expansion

    Kirkland-based Wave has raised a huge, $130M funding round to help expand its Gigabit Ethernet fiber network, the company said this morning....Continue →

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Maana Raises $11M For Big Data Search Engine Tools

    Maana, a startup developing big data search engine tools which has and office in Bellevue, said Wednesday that it has raised $14M in funding for its efforts, from Chevron Technology Ventures, ConocoPhillips Technology Ventures, Frost Data Capital, GE Ventures, and Intel Capital....Continue →

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