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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon expands its AmazonFresh Pickup service to all Prime customers in Seattle area   —  Amazon is expanding its latest brick-and-mortar retail experiment beyond an internal employee beta today, letting Amazon Prime members order groceries online for pickup during designated windows at two locations in the company's hometown.
May 25, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
AWS reports 42% YoY jump in revenue to $3.66B, up from $2.57B a year ago, as growth slows slightly   —  The crown jewel of Amazon's business, Amazon Web Services, posted a 42 percent jump in revenue during the first fiscal quarter of 2017, as it continues to set the standard for cloud computing.
Apr 27, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Pluto VR, co-founded by Popcap Games co-founder John Vechey, raises $13.9M Series A led by Maveron for developing VR communication apps   —  Pluto VR, the Seattle-based virtual reality startup co-founded by PopCap Games co-founder John Vechey, has raised $13.9 million in a Series A funding round.
Apr 16, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon opens up Alexa's 7-Mic voice processing technology to hardware makers for free on an invite-only basis   —  Amazon's digital assistant Alexa might show up in a lot of new devices soon.  —  That's because the online retail giant has decided to open up what amounts to Alexa's ears …
Apr 13, 2017, 12:24 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Bill Gates-backed satellite antenna company Kymeta discloses $73.5M round in SEC filing, its largest round to date as total funding approaches $200M   —  Kymeta has raised its largest investment round to fuel development of the company's satellite antenna technology.
Apr 7, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
AWS launches Amazon Connect, a tool for call centers that uses its Lex speech recognition and AI; Salesforce says it's integrating Einstein service with Connect   —  Amazon Web Services just unveiled a new service for running call centers, dubbed Amazon Connect, leveraging the same technology used …
Mar 28, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Geof Wheelwright / GeekWire:
Twitter partnering with IBM's Watson team to “identify abuse patterns” among users on Twitter before the behavior starts, says VP of data strategy Chris Moody   —  LAS VEGAS — Twitter wants to do a better job of policing bullies who tweet, and Twitter vice-president …
Mar 22, 2017, 9:35 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Documents reveal Amazon is planning grocery pickup service for AmazonFresh in Seattle with signs like “Shop Online. Pick up here”   —  New permit documents reveal “AmazonFresh Pickup” as the planned concept for the next phase in the online giant's physical retail initiatives …
Mar 14, 2017, 10:20 AMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft announces general availability of Visual Studio 2017, which focuses on multi-platform development and is more modular, says new IDE is faster to use   —  Microsoft this morning released Visual Studio 2017, the latest version of its integrated development environment …
Mar 8, 2017, 1:40 AMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Media rendering firm Thinkbox announces that it has been acquired by Amazon, to join AWS   —  Amazon Web Services has acquired Thinkbox Software, which makes technology used by media and entertainment architects and engineers to manage render farms — large systems for processing computer-generated graphics and video.
Mar 6, 2017, 9:20 PMIn context

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