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Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon unveils “Alexa Prize”, an annual university competition to advance conversational AI; first challenge is to build a bot conversing coherently for 20 mins   —  Amazon will award up to $2.5 million in prizes and sponsorships in a new annual competition called the “Alexa Prize” …
Sep 30, 2016, 9:15 AMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Amazon Game Studios unveils first three games that feature deep Twitch integration   —  Amazon Game Studios, the gaming development arm of Amazon, today revealed its first titles that feature deep integration with Twitch, the live streaming company that Amazon acquired for $1 billion in 2014.
Sep 29, 2016, 10:30 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Adobe partners with Microsoft to use Azure as ‘preferred solution’ for cloud services   —  ATLANTA, GA. — Technology giants Adobe and Microsoft announced a strategic cloud partnership at Microsoft Ignite on Monday, with each company throwing its weight behind the other in some of the most hotly contested sectors of the industry.
Sep 26, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Cloud-based IT management startup Apptio prices IPO at $16 per share, above the expected $13-$15 range, raising around $96M   —  Bellevue-based Apptio has set the stock price for its initial public offering at $16 per share, above the expected range of $13 to $15 per share.
Sep 23, 2016, 7:45 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Sales tax automation firm Avalara raises $96M round from Walburg Pincus and others, including $50M for growth, and $46M to buy out early investors   —  Sales tax automation company Avalara announced Thursday it has landed $96 million in funding from Warburg Pincus, Sageview Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures and others.
Sep 22, 2016, 11:40 AMIn context
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
Apple releases fix for an issue with iOS 10 that was causing some T-Mobile customers with iPhone 5SE, 6 or 6 Plus to lose connectivity   —  Updated story: Apple has addressed and fixed an issue with iOS 10 that was causing T-Mobile customers with iPhone 5SE, 6 or 6 Plus to lose connectivity this week.
Sep 16, 2016, 12:30 AMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Cloud-based IT management startup Apptio files for IPO, shows $129.3M in 2015 revenue, up 21% YoY, $41M loss, up from $32.9M in 2014   —  Another Seattle area technology company is looking to test the IPO waters.  —  Bellevue, Wash.-based Apptio, which makes software to help CIOs better manage …
Aug 26, 2016, 1:15 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Tableau Software hires Amazon vet Adam Selipsky as CEO, its first new CEO since it launched 14 years ago; co-founder Christian Chabot stays as chairman   —  For the first time since it launched nearly 14 years ago, Tableau Software has a new leader.  —  The Seattle-based data analytics …
Aug 22, 2016, 5:05 PMIn context
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Amazon partners with Hyundai to let Prime members book test drives   —  Over the weekend, Amazon facilitated test drives for prospective Hyundai buyers in an unorthodox move for the Seattle-based tech giant.  —  The promotion, called “Prime Now.  Drive Now.,” lets L.A. and Orange County members …
Aug 22, 2016, 4:37 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Smart thermostat startup ecobee raises $35M from Amazon's Alexa Fund, Thomvest, and Relay Ventures   —  Smart thermostat maker ecobee Thursday announced it has closed a funding round totaling $35 million from Amazon's Alexa Fund, Thomvest and Relay Ventures.
Aug 18, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context

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