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Frank Catalano / GeekWire:
Amazon updates its free digital distribution platform Whispercast to include new Digital Transition Service for schools   —  Amazon launches Whispercast 3.0 tool, emphasizes free services for schools … Amazon is intensifying its efforts to go after education market customers by releasing …
Apr 28, 2015, 3:00 PMIn context
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
Box launches Developer Edition to power enterprise applications from third parties … SAN FRANCISCO-Box announced a new Developer Edition of its cloud storage platform today that's designed to offer third-party developers the ability to leverage the company's storage tools in applications.
Apr 22, 2015, 3:55 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Zirx raises $30M to expand smartphone-powered on-demand valet service nationwide … Parking can be a pain, but it seems as though Zirx has a solid solution — at least that's what investors think.  —  The on-demand valet startup today announced a $30 million funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners …
Apr 22, 2015, 9:05 AMIn context
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
Court filing made public today shows Zillow has accused Realtor.com operator Move of scraping listing data   —  Zillow accuses Move of scraping its listing data — after Move accused Zillow doing the same … In a filing made public today, Zillow accused Realtor.com operator Move …
Apr 22, 2015, 12:10 AMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon files first-ever suit over fake product reviews, alleging sites sold fraudulent praise … Amazon has filed suit against the alleged operators of sites that offer Amazon sellers the ability to purchase fake 4- and 5-star customer reviews of their products.
Apr 9, 2015, 10:30 AMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Zynga shares drop 10% in after-hours trading after Pincus' return as CEO announced   —  Zynga shares dip 10% as CEO Don Mattrick steps down, replaced by founder Marc Pincus … Don Mattrick stepped down as CEO of Zynga on Wednesday and will be replaced by the company's founder and chairman, Marc Pincus.
Apr 8, 2015, 7:30 PMIn context
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
Oyster takes aim at Amazon with new e-book store, lands all ‘Big Five’ publishers … Oyster launched a new version of its e-book platform today that puts it in even closer competition with Amazon.  The New York-based startup introduced its own e-book store to augment its existing Netflix-esque e-book subscription service.
Apr 8, 2015, 8:25 AMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
IBM plans $5B Internet of Things push, lures The Weather Channel away from AWS … IBM is betting big on the Internet of Things — the idea that connected devices (everything from refrigerators to toasters to automobiles) will be able to provide real-time data that makes our lives easier.
Mar 31, 2015, 4:05 AMIn context
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
Fitbit adds support for tracking bike rides and using multiple devices   —  Fitbit released a pair of updates today designed to make its fitness trackers more appealing at a time when the company faces increased pressure from competitors, including the upcoming Apple Watch.
Mar 23, 2015, 12:00 PMIn context
Tricia Duryee / GeekWire:
For coffee delivery, Starbucks will use Postmates in Seattle and baristas in New York City   —  At the Starbucks annual shareholder meeting today, the company plans to unveil new details of its highly anticipated delivery service launching in the second half of this year in Seattle and New York City.
Mar 18, 2015, 2:00 PMIn context

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