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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
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
T-Mobile launches $70 plan with “unlimited” high-speed data on September 6; HD video access costs $25 extra   —  T-Mobile will shift to a single wireless plan offering unlimited data — a surprise move that the company's CEO, John Legere, says he doesn't believe rivals Verizon and AT&T will be able to match.
Aug 18, 2016, 10:15 AMIn context
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Amazon is experimenting with tech teams comprised entirely of part-time employees with full benefits in an effort to shed perceptions of a harsh company culture   —  A new pilot program inside Amazon is creating technical teams consisting entirely of part-time employees — including managers …
Aug 17, 2016, 5:15 PMIn context
Dan Richman / GeekWire:
Google Cloud Platform releases three enterprise cloud database services from beta: Cloud SQL, Cloud Bigtable, and Cloud Datastore   —  Google Cloud Platform today released three database services from beta, signaling that they're ready for production use.  Cloud SQL, Cloud Bigtable …
Aug 17, 2016, 3:50 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Amazon's Twitch acquires gaming content and resource platform Curse, which had raised almost $60M to date   —  Amazon-owned Twitch today announced the acquisition of Curse, a gaming content and resource hub visited by more than 30 million people each month.  —  Founded in 2006 …
Aug 16, 2016, 5:00 PMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Palantir buys data visualization startup Silk, product to be phased out   —  The secretive CIA-backed enterprise data powerhouse Palantir has acquired Silk, the maker of a data publishing platform that allows individuals to create interactive charts and maps.
Aug 10, 2016, 12:55 PMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Sources: Apple acquires Seattle-based machine learning startup Turi for around $200M   —  Machine learning and artificial intelligence startup Turi has been acquired by Apple in a deal characterized as a blockbuster exit for the Seattle-based company, formerly known as Dato and GraphLab, GeekWire has learned.
Aug 5, 2016, 4:04 PMIn context

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