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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Rhapsody/Napster posts surprise $1.6M quarterly profit after years of losses, filing reveals … Seattle-based Rhapsody International, which operates the Napster music service, posted a profit of more than $1.6 million in the third quarter on record revenue of more than $54 million …
Nov 13, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Amazon launches $3/month chat style reading app “Rapids” for kids, available today on Android, iOS, and Amazon Fire devices   —  Since the beginning of smartphones, parents have been trying to get kids to put them down in favor of a book.  Amazon doesn't think the two should be at odds.
Nov 2, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Prime members charged Amazon.com prices at Amazon's retail stores, while nonmembers must pay list price   —  Cashiers at Amazon's physical bookstores now ask each customer the same question: Are you a Prime member?  —  That's because Amazon recently implemented a new pricing structure …
Nov 2, 2016, 7:10 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Tableau Q3 revenue of $206.1M misses expectations but rises 21% YoY; stock down 13%+ after hours despite company generating its highest quarterly revenue   —  The first earnings report with new CEO Adam Selipsky at the helm was a mixed bag for Tableau Software, as the Seattle-based visualization …
Nov 1, 2016, 6:45 PMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Zillow Group posts record net income of $6.8M on revenues of $224.6M, boosts revenue outlook for 2016 from $830M-$840M to $837M-$842M; stock up 4%+ after hours   —  Zillow Group appears to be doing a good job of absorbing its acquisitions, and turning a profit.
Nov 1, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Dan Richman / GeekWire:
Report: AWS has 45% share of worldwide public Infrastructure as a Service market, more than Microsoft, Google, and IBM combined   —  Amazon Web Services holds a 45 percent share of the worldwide public market for Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) — greater than Microsoft …
Nov 1, 2016, 10:05 AMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Apple unveils new MacBook Pro with ‘Touch Bar’ above keyboard   —  Apple just unveiled a new MacBook Pro, updating its high-end notebook computer with new features including a “Touch Bar” above the keyboard, replacing the traditional function keys.  —  The feature was widely rumored in advance …
Oct 27, 2016, 2:32 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon adds 60 new Dash buttons including Coca-Cola, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, says orders are up five times over the last year   —  Amazon says customers are taking to Dash Buttons to quickly restock their favorite items, and now the company has added more than 60 new brands.
Oct 26, 2016, 2:25 AMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Voyager and Microsoft Ventures invest $9M in business text messaging platform Zipwhip   —  With the proliferation of so many messaging apps, from Facebook Messenger to WhatsApp to Snapchat, it may seem like SMS texting is not relevant anymore.  —  Zipwhip's latest fundraising round certainly proves that theory wrong.
Oct 17, 2016, 6:45 PMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Morningstar to acquire PitchBook shares it didn't already own for $180M, valuing the venture capital, IPO, and M&A data provider at $225M   —  PitchBook specializes in compiling venture capital, IPO and M&A data on tens of thousands of companies, offering investors, journalists and analysts …
Oct 14, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context

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