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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
Alan Boyle / GeekWire:
Amazon unveils its first freighter “Prime Air” jet, the first of twenty to be leased from Atlas Air, in addition to the twenty leased from ATSG   —  The first freighter jet to carry the Amazon brand is primed for its public debut in Seafair's sunny skies, after making a stealthy flight …
Aug 5, 2016, 12:35 AMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Zillow Group posts Q2 revenue of $208.4M, up 31% YoY, but net loss rises to $156.1M, including $130M litigation settlement with rival Move Inc.   —  Zillow just keeps on getting bigger.  —  The Seattle online real estate juggernaut today posted quarterly revenue of $208.4 million …
Aug 4, 2016, 4:30 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Glowforge raises $22M in new funding from Foundry Group and True Ventures to scale up production of 3D laser printers   —  Glowforge, the Seattle-based startup which makes 3D laser printers, today announced a $22 million investment round.  —  Previous investors Foundry Group …
Aug 2, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon reaches new high of 268,900 employees — skyrocketing 47% in just one year   —  Amazon said it added approximately 23,700 employees worldwide in the second quarter, bringing its total employment to 268,900.  —  Amazon's headcount has grown by a staggering amount over the last few years.
Jul 29, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Redbox and Coinstar maker Outerwall agrees to $1.6B buyout from private equity firm   —  Outerwall, the Bellevue-based operator of Redbox movie rental kiosks and Coinstar coin counting machines, today announced that it has entered into a deal to be acquired by Apollo Global Management for $52 per share in cash.
Jul 25, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context
GeekWire:
Amazon tests Daily Dish workplace lunch delivery service in select Seattle zip codes   —  Amazon has quietly begun testing a workplace lunch delivery service in Seattle, letting employees at specific companies order lunch specials for delivery to their offices, receiving daily menus via text message …
Jul 21, 2016, 2:55 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Huawei sues T-Mobile over 4G FRAND patent infringement   —  Huawei alleges that Bellevue-based T-Mobile would not make a deal to license several 4G patents from the Chinese telecom company, and is still using those technologies, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Jul 6, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context

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