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Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon's original boomtown: How the tech giant has transformed and outgrown Seattle   —  Whichever North American city ends up landing Amazon's second headquarters is in for a wild ride.  Just look at what has happened in Seattle over the past 10 years, as the tech giant has transformed …
Sep 11, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, IBM, Google, and many other tech companies express disappointment in Trump's decision to end DACA immigration program   —  The tech industry and the Trump administration are clashing again, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions this morning announced plans to end …
Sep 5, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Microsoft brings its Mixer Create app to iOS and Android, letting users stream and broadcast games, pair with PC or Xbox, more   —  Mixer, the game streaming service that Microsoft acquired last year, unveiled mobile apps for iOS and Android that let players stream on the go and share experiences in their favorite mobile games.
Aug 31, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Judge dismisses lawsuit by a group of Uber drivers against Seattle's unionization law, lifts injunction, allowing city to proceed with implementation   —  Seattle's first-of-its-kind law that allows drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft to bargain collectively has survived another legal challenge and can now go into effect.
Aug 25, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Google and Walmart announce partnership to offer shopping through Google Assistant as Google drops $95/year fee for Google Express   —  Google and Walmart are teaming up to take on mutual e-commerce rival Amazon.  —  Starting in late September, customers will be able to make Walmart purchases …
Aug 23, 2017, 12:30 AMIn context
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

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