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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
T-Mobile launches $70 plan with “unlimited” high-speed data on September 6; HD video access costs $25 extra   —  T-Mobile will shift to a single wireless plan offering unlimited data — a surprise move that the company's CEO, John Legere, says he doesn't believe rivals Verizon and AT&T will be able to match.
Aug 18, 2016, 10:15 AMIn context
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Amazon is experimenting with tech teams comprised entirely of part-time employees with full benefits in an effort to shed perceptions of a harsh company culture   —  A new pilot program inside Amazon is creating technical teams consisting entirely of part-time employees — including managers …
Aug 17, 2016, 5:15 PMIn context
Dan Richman / GeekWire:
Google Cloud Platform releases three enterprise cloud database services from beta: Cloud SQL, Cloud Bigtable, and Cloud Datastore   —  Google Cloud Platform today released three database services from beta, signaling that they're ready for production use.  Cloud SQL, Cloud Bigtable …
Aug 17, 2016, 3:50 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Amazon's Twitch acquires gaming content and resource platform Curse, which had raised almost $60M to date   —  Amazon-owned Twitch today announced the acquisition of Curse, a gaming content and resource hub visited by more than 30 million people each month.  —  Founded in 2006 …
Aug 16, 2016, 5:00 PMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Palantir buys data visualization startup Silk, product to be phased out   —  The secretive CIA-backed enterprise data powerhouse Palantir has acquired Silk, the maker of a data publishing platform that allows individuals to create interactive charts and maps.
Aug 10, 2016, 12:55 PMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Sources: Apple acquires Seattle-based machine learning startup Turi for around $200M   —  Machine learning and artificial intelligence startup Turi has been acquired by Apple in a deal characterized as a blockbuster exit for the Seattle-based company, formerly known as Dato and GraphLab, GeekWire has learned.
Aug 5, 2016, 4:04 PMIn context
Alan Boyle / GeekWire:
Amazon unveils its first freighter “Prime Air” jet, the first of twenty to be leased from Atlas Air, in addition to the twenty leased from ATSG   —  The first freighter jet to carry the Amazon brand is primed for its public debut in Seafair's sunny skies, after making a stealthy flight …
Aug 5, 2016, 12:35 AMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Zillow Group posts Q2 revenue of $208.4M, up 31% YoY, but net loss rises to $156.1M, including $130M litigation settlement with rival Move Inc.   —  Zillow just keeps on getting bigger.  —  The Seattle online real estate juggernaut today posted quarterly revenue of $208.4 million …
Aug 4, 2016, 4:30 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Glowforge raises $22M in new funding from Foundry Group and True Ventures to scale up production of 3D laser printers   —  Glowforge, the Seattle-based startup which makes 3D laser printers, today announced a $22 million investment round.  —  Previous investors Foundry Group …
Aug 2, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon reaches new high of 268,900 employees — skyrocketing 47% in just one year   —  Amazon said it added approximately 23,700 employees worldwide in the second quarter, bringing its total employment to 268,900.  —  Amazon's headcount has grown by a staggering amount over the last few years.
Jul 29, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context

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