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Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
SEC filing shows Amazon board approves new $5B stock buyback program   —  Amazon board approves $5 billion stock buyback program … Amazon today announced that it plans to repurchase up to $5 billion in common stock.  —  The authorization on Wednesday replaces a $2 billion buyback program that Amazon's board approved in 2010.
Feb 10, 2016, 6:20 PMIn context
Madeline Vuong / GeekWire:
Data wrangling firm Trifacta raises $35M from Accel, Greylock, Ignition, and Cathay   —  Ignition participates in $35M investment in ‘data wrangling’ company Trifacta … Ignition Partners, the Seattle-based venture capital firm known for its enterprise technology investments …
Feb 9, 2016, 11:30 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Amazon Prime memberships grew 51% worldwide in 2015; 47% in U.S. … Amazon is growing its Prime membership program faster than analysts expected.  —  In its quarterly earnings report posted today, the Seattle tech giant noted that paid Prime memberships around the world increased by 51 percent in 2015 …
Jan 28, 2016, 6:50 PMIn context
Greg Sandoval / GeekWire:
Amazon Prime's US membership grew 35% to 54 million in 2015, research group says … Amazon's sales pitch to consumers about the benefits of the company's Prime program continues to resonate, research suggests.  —  In a report released Monday, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) …
Jan 26, 2016, 12:05 AMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon tests selling Kindle gift cards for individual ebooks at Bartell Drugs stores in Washington state   —  Amazon's other physical retail test: A mini bookstore for Kindle ebooks … It only takes up a couple square feet, a small fraction of the size of Amazon's first real bookstore in Seattle …
Jan 25, 2016, 11:00 PMIn context
James Risley / GeekWire:
Amazon brings personalized sports updates, movie theater details to Echo … Updates to Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant are coming in thick and fast, with Jeopardy! showing up on the Echo smart speaker last week and the ability to start your car coming in the future.
Jan 22, 2016, 11:10 PMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
IBM was granted 7,355 utility patents in 2015 according to US Patent Office data, more than any other company and its 23rd straight year at the top of the list   —  IBM wins more U.S. patents than anyone else in 2015 — depending on how you count … IBM received more U.S. patents …
Jan 14, 2016, 10:40 AMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Envelop VR raises $5.5M Series A for enterprise VR software, with $1.5M from Google Ventures   —  Alphabet investment arm Google Ventures pours $1.5M into virtual reality startup Envelop VR … Count Alphabet's investment arm as another top venture firm that's betting on a new Seattle-area virtual reality startup.
Jan 13, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon now lets third-party websites and apps embed Kindle book previews   —  Embed a book?  Amazon starts offering Kindle book previews for third-party sites and apps … Web publishers embed video and audio all the time.  So why not books?  —  Amazon is answering that question …
Jan 5, 2016, 6:30 PMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Ford says it's working to integrate Amazon's Echo and Alexa and “internet of things” platform Wink with SYNC, linking cars to homes   —  Ford meets Amazon: Automaker to integrate Echo and Alexa with SYNC, linking cars to homes … Ford says it's working to connect its SYNC …
Jan 5, 2016, 12:45 AMIn context

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