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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
John Cook / GeekWire:
Sales tax automation company Avalara files for an IPO on NYSE, expects to raise up to $150M   —  Avalara is looking to bring its beach motif and signature orange to the New York Stock Exchange.  The Seattle company, which makes software to help companies better adhere to complex tax regulations …
May 11, 2018, 1:40 PMIn context

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