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Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Microsoft delays Xbox One launch in China from September 23 to sometime later this year   —  Microsoft delays Xbox One launch in China  —  Gamers in China hoping to get their hands on the Xbox One will have to wait a little longer than expected.  Microsoft announced late Friday that …
Sep 20, 2014, 11:25 AMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
SAP buying Concur Technologies for $8.3 billion   —  SAP is buying Bellevue-based Concur Technologies in deal valued at $8.3 billion, a 20 percent premium over the Sept. 17th closing price.  Founded in 1993, Concur successfully transformed itself into a software-as-a-service company …
Sep 18, 2014, 5:45 PMIn context
Nancy Gohring / GeekWire:
Lost forever?  Archive Team says TwitPic is blocking photo downloads before shutdown   —  A volunteer group that saves data at risk of disappearing when web sites die says the founder of TwitPic is blocking their efforts to record photos that have been uploaded to the site.
Sep 18, 2014, 9:05 AMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Ride-sharing service Sidecar raises $15M as it prepares for national expansion, adds Richard Branson as investor   —  Sidecar raises $15M to build 'world's largest transportation marketplace' as Richard Branson hops on as investor  —  Sidecar may not make quite as many headlines as Uber or Lyft …
Sep 15, 2014, 12:50 PMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Instacart inks deal with Whole Foods for in-store pick-up, speedier grocery delivery   —  Instacart has struck a formal partnership with Whole Foods Market, one which will allow for grocery delivery in less than an hour and allow customers to pick-up orders directly at selected stores.
Sep 8, 2014, 8:15 PMIn context
Tricia Duryee / GeekWire:
Groupon just launched hourly deals, a fine-tuned relative of the daily deal   —  One of Groupon's early goals was to help restaurants fill seats that would otherwise have gone empty, but that didn't always pan out because customers were generally able to redeem their vouchers whenever they wanted.
Sep 3, 2014, 8:25 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Concur shares soar amid reports of potential sale to SAP, Oracle   —  Shares of Concur are up nearly 16 percent in after-hours trading following a report from Bloomberg noting the company's interest in a potential sale.  Bloomberg notes that the Bellevue-based travel expense company is working …
Sep 2, 2014, 6:10 PMIn context
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
OnBeep raises $6.25 million to create a Star Trek-style communicator device   —  OnBeep, a San Francisco startup founded by Chef co-founder and former Amazon Availability Program Manager Jesse Robbins, has raised a series A funding round worth $6.25 million.  The money will be used to fund …
Aug 24, 2014, 8:20 PMIn context
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
Xamarin raises $54M in funding to bring Microsoft's programming language to other platforms   —  Xamarin, the San Francisco-based company that allows developers to code applications for a variety of different platforms using Microsoft's C# programming language, announced today that it has raised a $54 million Series C round of financing.
Aug 21, 2014, 12:35 PMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Verizon tops rivals in new RootMetrics wireless report, but T-Mobile gains in cities   —  Verizon comes out ahead of rivals AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint in nearly every category of performance — including reliability, data speeds and phone calls — in a new study of the U.S. wireless market by RootMetrics.
Aug 19, 2014, 10:40 AMIn context

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