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  • Monday, February 8, 2016

    Oops: SwiftKey Founder Sold Stake For Bicycle Before $250M Microsoft Buy

    One of the founders of London-based SwiftKey, Chris Hill-Scott, revealed over the weekend that he sold his stake in SwiftKey--which was just acquired by Microsoft Corp. for $250M--to buy himself a new bicycle....Continue →

  • Monday, February 8, 2016

    iFlipd Raises $600K For Textbook Rentals

    Portland-based iFlipd, a startup offering up pay-as-you-go digital textbooks, has raised $600,000 in seed funding, according to the company. The funding came from the Portland Seed Fund. The company, led by Kati Radizwon, lets students rent their online textbooks on a week-by-week basis....Continue →

  • Monday, February 8, 2016

    Nordstrom Focuses On Online, Digital Ads With Ad Campaign

    Seattle-based Nordstrom said today that it has launched a new, national brand campaign, including a major push online, digital, and social channels....Continue →

  • Monday, February 8, 2016

    Ecova Backs Trove For Predictive Energy Management

    Spokane, Washington-based energy and sustainability management service provider Ecova said this morning that it has made an investment in TROVE, a developer of predictive data analysis software for the energy and utility market. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed....Continue →

  • Friday, February 5, 2016

    Amperity Finds $9M For Marketing Apps

    Seattle-based Amperity announced Friday that it has raised $9M in a Series A funding, which will go towards development of what it says is a "data-first" application for marketing....Continue →

  • Friday, February 5, 2016

    Redfin Expands To Kansas City

    Seattle-based Redfin the online real estate brokerage, has once again expanded its footprint, saying Thursday that it has extended its services to Kansas City. The expansion is part of a national expansion that Redfin has been undergoing for the past year or so....Continue →

  • Friday, February 5, 2016

    Itron Looks To Spur Internal Innovation Efforts

    Liberty Lake-based smart utility meter maker Itron is hoping to spur more innovation out of the company, with an effort announced this week called Itron Idea Labs....Continue →

  • Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Trupanion Launches $17M Veterinary Software

    Seattle-based pet insurance provider Trupanion has rolled out some new web-based, veterinary software, which the company uses to receive, process, approve and disburse payments for claims, the company said this week....Continue →

  • Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Amazon Echo Now Plays Spotify

    Amazon Echo, Amazon's in-home device which responds to users to help control their home and act much as a personal assistant, now can stream tracks from Spotify, Amazon said today. Amazon said that Spotify Premium subscribers in the U.S....Continue →

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    Zillow Buys New York's Naked Apartments

    Seattle-based real estate site Zillow Group said Wednesday that it has acquired Naked Apartments, an online apartment rental site serving New York City. The acquisition was worth $13M in cash. The company said it expects the deal to close in the next few weeks....Continue →

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    Google Starts Testing Self Driving Cars In Kirkland

    Google has started testing its self-driving, Lexus RX450h SUVs in North Kirkland, the company said today, as part of an extension of testing for its technology....Continue →

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    Amazon Planning 400 Bricks-and-Mortars Stores?

    A report on Tuesday said that is looking at opening up 300 to 400, bricks and mortar bookstores--although the company refused to comment on the news. The reports came from a comment from General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani, a major operator of mails nationwide....Continue →

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