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Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Redfin opens up 30%+ on its first day of trading, after pricing IPO at $15 per share and raising $138M at a valuation of $1.2B   —  UPDATE: Redfin stock increased close to 45 percent in the first day of trading, opening at $19.56 and closing at $21.70.  —  Redfin stock popped as it debuted …
Jul 28, 2017, 11:50 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Redfin prices IPO at $15 per share, higher than expected $12-$14, raising $138M, at a valuation of $1.2B   —  UPDATE: Redfin debuted on the Nasdaq stock exchange Friday morning, and it's stock opened well above the $15 initial pricing.  —  Shares for the Seattle-based tech-powered brokerage opened …
Jul 27, 2017, 9:40 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois departs amid layoffs; Kurt DelBene named chief digital officer   —  Microsoft's Chief Information Officer Jim DuBois has left his post, the company confirmed Friday.  —  DuBois was on sabbatical and decided to leave Microsoft as part of the reorganization of its global sales staff …
Jul 7, 2017, 3:45 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Microsoft announces general availability of Workplace Analytics tool, an Office 365 add-on, to let managers track employee productivity   —  Microsoft today released a new tool that lets company leaders track how teams spend their time.  —  The new program, Microsoft Workplace Analytics …
Jul 5, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Textio raises $20M Series B led by Scale Venture Partners to expand “augmented writing” platform for enterprise   —  Textio, the Seattle startup that provides an “augmented writing” platform to help companies put together better job postings, has raised $20 million to expand its offerings to other types of business writing.
Jun 21, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Pluto VR, co-founded by Popcap Games co-founder John Vechey, raises $13.9M Series A led by Maveron for developing VR communication apps   —  Pluto VR, the Seattle-based virtual reality startup co-founded by PopCap Games co-founder John Vechey, has raised $13.9 million in a Series A funding round.
Apr 16, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon opens up Alexa's 7-Mic voice processing technology to hardware makers for free on an invite-only basis   —  Amazon's digital assistant Alexa might show up in a lot of new devices soon.  —  That's because the online retail giant has decided to open up what amounts to Alexa's ears …
Apr 13, 2017, 12:24 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Documents reveal Amazon is planning grocery pickup service for AmazonFresh in Seattle with signs like “Shop Online. Pick up here”   —  New permit documents reveal “AmazonFresh Pickup” as the planned concept for the next phase in the online giant's physical retail initiatives …
Mar 14, 2017, 10:20 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon says AWS outage was caused by human error during routine server maintenance, will make changes to prevent future problems   —  Amazon has released an explanation of the events that caused the big outage of its Simple Storage Service Tuesday, also known as S3, crippling significant portions of the web for several hours.
Mar 2, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon says AWS S3 servers in Northern Virginia are now operating normally after earlier outage, which impaired sites including Quora, Trello, IFTTT, and Imgur   —  An outage of Amazon Web Services' Simple Storage Service (S3) impacted sites across the internet Tuesday.
Feb 28, 2017, 6:30 PMIn context

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