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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
Tricia Duryee / GeekWire:
Amazon makes an undisclosed investment in cloud services company Acquia   —  Amazon has made a rare investment in Acquia, a Burlington, Mass.-based digital marketing company that operates on Amazon's cloud services.  The undisclosed investment piggybacks on a $50 million round closed …
Aug 13, 2014, 4:05 PMIn context
Tricia Duryee / GeekWire:
Rob Glaser announces layoffs at RealNetworks, cuts 10% of workforce, 86 positions worldwide   —  More layoffs at RealNetworks as 85 employees receive pink slips  —  Rob Glaser is not wasting any time cleaning house.  —  Two weeks after the company reappointed the founder as CEO …
Aug 12, 2014, 7:45 PMIn context
Tricia Duryee / GeekWire:
Groupon shares drop 17% after Q2 revenue of $752M falls short of analyst expectations   —  Groupon shares plunge after Q2 revenue of $752 million falls short of expectations  —  Wall Street had bigger expectations for Groupon's second quarter results.  —  While the daily deals leader …
Aug 5, 2014, 10:50 PMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Satya Nadella's first big hire: Microsoft confirms ex-Qualcomm exec Peggy Johnson as biz dev chief   —  Microsoft just confirmed that it has hired Peggy Johnson, a 24-year Qualcomm veteran, as the Redmond company's new executive vice president of global business development, reporting to CEO Satya Nadella.
Aug 5, 2014, 2:55 PMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Former MTV CEO Judy McGrath joins Amazon's board   —  Former MTV Networks CEO Judy McGrath is joining the Amazon board of directors, boosting the company's Hollywood credentials at a time when Amazon is attempting to compete aggressively in digital music and streaming video.
Aug 1, 2014, 12:00 PMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Rhapsody tops 2 million paid subscribers, expands music service overseas with mobile deals   —  Rhapsody — one of the pioneers in the online music arena — said today that it has topped two million paying subscribers for its Rhapsody and Napster music services.
Jul 29, 2014, 12:15 AMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Redfin settles stock dispute ‘peaceably’ with founder and former CTO, in run-up to possible IPO   —  A bitter stock dispute between Redfin and two of the company's earliest employees has ended in a settlement agreement, terms of which are not being disclosed.
Jul 24, 2014, 9:25 PMIn context

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