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Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
UberX adds $1 ‘Safe Rides Fee’ for passengers, reinstates 20% commission fee for drivers   —  UberX customers, take note: Your rides are about to cost a little more.  In an email sent to UberX Seattle drivers, the company notes a new “Safe Rides Fee,” that takes effect today.
Apr 17, 2014, 6:55 PMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft Bing rolls out personalized cards, integrated with Cortana, competing with Google Now and Siri   —  They're not calling it “Bing Now,” but a new service just announced by Microsoft will feel very familiar to some Google users.  “Starting today, we are unveiling a set of personalized cards …
Apr 16, 2014, 4:05 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Marketing automation startup Act-On raises $42M, sets sights on IPO   —  In one of the bigger tech-related fundraising rounds that the Portland area has seen over the past year, Beaverton, Ore.-based marketing automation software company Act-On today announced $42 million in new financing.
Apr 15, 2014, 11:00 PMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Legal marketplace Avvo accelerates with $37.5M, eyes international expansion and new products   —  Avvo has attracted $37.5 million in fresh capital, a huge capital infusion that the Seattle company will use to grow its marketplace for matching attorneys and clients.
Apr 15, 2014, 2:20 PMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Farewell, Farecast: Microsoft kills airfare price predictor, to the dismay of its creator   —  One of the most popular features of the old Farecast travel search engine has taken its last voyage.  MIcrosoft, which paid $115 million for the Seattle-based company six years ago this month …
Apr 8, 2014, 1:25 PMIn context
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
Azure updates: 99.95% DB uptime, SQL DBs up to 500GBs, load management on sites, more   —  Microsoft announces broad swath of new features for Azure  —  SAN FRANCISCO - There are some big new features afoot for Microsoft Azure.  As a part of the company's Build developer conference …
Apr 3, 2014, 2:00 PMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Redfin co-founder and ex-CTO sue company, allege scheme to cancel shares as IPO nears   —  Redfin is facing a lawsuit in King County Superior Court from two of its earliest employees who allege that the Seattle online real estate company is attempting to wipe out their shares as it preps for an initial public offering.
Mar 26, 2014, 8:45 PMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Zuckerberg: Microsoft and Sony are no match for Facebook and Oculus   —  Mark Zuckerberg.  (Photo by Robert Scoble via Flickr.)  —  The jaw-dropper of the day in the tech industry, you've probably heard, was Facebook's announcement that it will spend $2 billion to acquire Oculus, the maker of the virtual-reality headset Oculus Rift.
Mar 26, 2014, 1:00 AMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Seattle-area taxi association sues Uber for ‘unlawful and deceptive business practice’   —  The Western Washington Taxi Cab Operators Association is suing Uber, the app-based transportation company, for operating illegally in Seattle and King County.  The lawsuit, filed in King County Superior Court …
Mar 24, 2014, 7:15 PMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft's $7.2B Nokia deal is officially delayed until April   —  Nokia and Microsoft will have to wait a little longer to press the Start button.  —  Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business, originally expected to close this quarter …
Mar 24, 2014, 5:00 AMIn context

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