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Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Bill Gates-backed social recommendations startup Likewise launches its free iOS and Android apps, lets friends track and share their favorite things   —  A new startup cooked up by one of Bill Gates' top executives, hatched in his office and funded by the Microsoft co-founder himself …
Oct 3, 2018, 11:00 AMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Oracle's president of product development Thomas Kurian has resigned, weeks after announcing leave and reports of conflict with Ellison over cloud strategy   —  Weeks after Oracle said its top cloud executive was taking a temporary leave of absence from the company, it confirmed Friday afternoon …
Sep 28, 2018, 7:30 PMIn context
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Steve Ballmer's USAFacts unveils Voter Center, an online resource showing what positions Congress members take publicly and compares them with government data   —  Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's nonprofit group USAFacts today debuted a new Voter Center, an online resource that shows …
Sep 28, 2018, 6:00 AMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Cloudflare enlists Microsoft, Google, Automattic, Backblaze, and other cloud companies in the Bandwidth Alliance, promising cheaper cloud networking costs   —  With one notable exception, Cloudflare has brought several major cloud and data center companies together in a new industry group called …
Sep 26, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Microsoft Azure customers will be able to create digital models and blueprints of physical spaces with Azure Digital Twins, coming next month in public preview   —  Microsoft's emphasis on the industrial internet of things this year has produced a new service that will let customers create digital models …
Sep 24, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Trucking and freight-booking startup Convoy raises $185M Series C led by CapitalG at a $1B valuation, bringing its total raised to $265M   —  After serving 14 years for the Royal Canadian Navy, Ira Lawrence was ready for a new adventure.  He and his wife decided to start a trucking company in 2017 …
Sep 21, 2018, 8:35 AMIn context
GeekWire:
A roundup of all the major announcements from Amazon on Thursday, from a new microwave to a subwoofer to new Alexa skills and developer tools   —  Microwave.  Subwoofer.  Smart plug.  In-car device.  —  Those are just a handful of the new devices Amazon debuted on Thursday …
Sep 21, 2018, 12:30 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Documents show Nest's plans to enter the digital health business via the acquisition of Senosis, a startup focused on smartphone-based health monitoring systems   —  Google-owned Nest has been secretly laying the groundwork for a move into digital health products, a potential new line of business …
Sep 19, 2018, 2:55 PMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Carnegie Mellon's Andrew Moore to join Google Cloud as new head of AI later this year, as current leader Fei Fei Li returns to Stanford   —  After an interesting year for Google Cloud's artificial intelligence group, Andrew Moore, dean of computer science at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University …
Sep 10, 2018, 2:41 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Marketing chatbot company Drift acquires Siftrock, developer of email reply management software which has clients including Glassdoor, Okta, and SurveyMonkey   —  The path to profitability and acquisition doesn't always require hoards of venture capital dollars.  —  That's what Siftrock just proved.
Sep 4, 2018, 9:20 PMIn context

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