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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Dara Khosrowshahi's email to Expedia employees expresses optimism about his new role as Uber CEO but acknowledges that he's scared   —  Dara Khosrowshahi, the longtime Expedia CEO, emailed employees of the travel giant this evening as news broke that he had accepted Uber's offer to be its next chief executive.
Aug 29, 2017, 11:40 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Judge dismisses lawsuit by a group of Uber drivers against Seattle's unionization law, lifts injunction, allowing city to proceed with implementation   —  Seattle's first-of-its-kind law that allows drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft to bargain collectively has survived another legal challenge and can now go into effect.
Aug 25, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Google Cloud Platform launches cheaper Standard Tier traffic networking option that uses public internet, not its fiber   —  Google Cloud Platform customers will have a new option when selecting the type of network used to deliver their traffic to their users: they can keep using Google's network …
Aug 23, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Google and Walmart announce partnership to offer shopping through Google Assistant as Google drops $95/year fee for Google Express   —  Google and Walmart are teaming up to take on mutual e-commerce rival Amazon.  —  Starting in late September, customers will be able to make Walmart purchases …
Aug 23, 2017, 12:30 AMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Skytap raises $45M Series E led by Goldman Sachs to move legacy apps to the cloud   —  Seattle's Skytap has raised a big funding round to help companies that never thought they'd be able to take advantage of cloud services move their applications out of their data centers without a massive overhaul.
Aug 22, 2017, 12:08 PMIn context
John Cook / GeekWire:
Sources: Google buys Senosis Health, maker of smartphone apps that monitor health metrics, for an undisclosed sum   —  Shwetak Patel has struck again.  —  The University of Washington computer scientist has sold his newest Seattle startup company, Senosis Health, to Google, according to sources familiar with the deal.
Aug 13, 2017, 11:05 PMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
AWS joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which hosts the Kubernetes project, as platinum member, and AWS' VP of cloud architecture strategy joins the board   —  Just weeks after Microsoft signaled its support for a key cloud computing industry foundation, Amazon Web Services has followed suit …
Aug 9, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Zillow Group reported record quarterly revenue of $266.9M, up 28% YoY, vs. $261.9M expected; stock down 9%+   —  Zillow Group reported a record $266.9 million in revenue for the second quarter of this year, a 28 percent increase over the same period in 2016.
Aug 8, 2017, 5:04 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Spotify comes to Xbox One, as Microsoft rolls out new Xbox Live homepage that offers more customization with Fluent Design   —  Xbox Live is getting a new look.  —  Microsoft is rolling out a redesigned homepage for Xbox Live that gives users more control over what they see.
Aug 8, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Facebook launches “Dynamic Ads for Real Estate”, targeted real estate ads for Facebook and Instagram, challenging Zillow   —  Facebook has launched its first ad product designed specifically for residential real estate brokerages.  —  “Dynamic Ads for Real Estate,” …
Aug 7, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context

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