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Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Microsoft begins next phase of Project Natick by submerging a data center off Scotland's coast, where it is designed to work without maintenance for five years   —  Microsoft kicked off the second phase of its experimental underwater data center project Wednesday, submerging …
Jun 6, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Google to pause election ads in Washington to comply with law requiring real-time disclosure of detailed ad info in response to public records requests   —  Google says it will stop running state and local election ads in Washington state, citing new rules that require what amounts to real …
Jun 6, 2018, 9:50 PMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
AWS now fully supports Kubernetes with the general release of Amazon EKS, following other cloud vendors, after announcing the service last year at AWS re:Invent   —  Amazon Web Services was the last of the major cloud vendors to go all-in with the Kubernetes container-orchestration project …
Jun 5, 2018, 4:55 PMIn context
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
CTRL-labs, makers of an armband that picks up brain signals to control devices, raises $28M from Lux Capital, GV, Vulcan Capital, Founders Fund, and Alexa Fund   —  Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital is among those raising an interested hand over a 3-year-old startup called CTRL-Labs …
Jun 2, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
AWS' cloud graph database product Amazon Neptune is generally available in both US East regions, US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland), more coming later this year   —  After showing it off last year at AWS re:Invent 2017, Amazon Web Services announced Wednesday that its new cloud graph database …
May 30, 2018, 6:55 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Amazon's Whole Foods expands 10% discount on some items for Prime members to 12 additional states including Colorado, Arkansas, Texas, and Northern California   —  Amazon today expanded its new 10 percent discounts on sale items and other special deals for Prime members at Whole Foods …
May 30, 2018, 11:20 AMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Salesforce reports Q1 revenue of $3.01B, up 25% YoY, vs. $2.94B est., Sales Cloud revenue of $965M, up 16% YoY, and net income of $344M   —  One week after it opened its new tower in downtown San Francisco, Salesforce showed why it felt confident making that investment, posting strong gains …
May 29, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Pet-sitting startup Rover raises $155M round led by T. Rowe Price, bringing its total funding to $310M   —  When Rover started seven years ago, many in the startup community snickered.  There was no real business model, they said.  A marketplace that matched dog owners with caretakers wouldn't work, they said.
May 24, 2018, 9:35 AMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Nuance has acquired Voicebox Technologies, a speech recognition and natural language tech pioneer; latest Nuance earnings report indicates deal price was $82M   —  Nuance Communications has quietly acquired Voicebox Technologies, a Bellevue, Wash.-based company that was an early leader …
May 18, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Amazon says it is disappointed after Seattle passes smaller “head tax” on large companies to build affordable housing, resumes work on Block 18 office building   —  Updated below with Amazon statement.  —  The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a smaller version of the controversial …
May 15, 2018, 12:25 AMIn context

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