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Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Microsoft commits $25M over five years for new “AI for Accessibility” initiative to help people with disabilities   —  Microsoft is committing $25 million over five years to develop artificial intelligence-powered technologies to help people with disabilities.
May 7, 2018, 12:25 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
DocuSign closes up 37% on its first day of trading after raising $629M in its IPO   —  A little more than a year ago, Dan Springer was a stay-at-home dad.  Today he is the CEO of a freshly minted public company now valued at close to $6 billion.  —  Springer joined the digital signature company DocuSign …
Apr 27, 2018, 5:50 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Collaboration and work management provider Smartsheet raises $150M in IPO, setting stock price at $15/share, above the revised $12 to $14 range   —  UPDATE: Smartsheet stock popped on its public debut, opening at $18.40, a 22 percent rise over its offering price of $15.
Apr 26, 2018, 11:15 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
T-Mobile says it will spend $500M this year on expanding LTE coverage and preparing for 5G on US military bases, doubles veteran hiring goal to 10K over 5 years   —  T-Mobile is embarking on a military initiative that the company says includes its biggest hiring push ever …
Apr 18, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
In ruling that may affect other games, US appeals court says Big Fish Casino constitutes illegal online gambling under WA law; case returns to district court   —  A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Big Fish Games' Big Fish Casino constitutes illegal online gambling …
Mar 28, 2018, 10:55 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
T-Mobile and Sprint announce the 30 and six cities respectively they plan to build out 5G for, including Dallas and LA, which will be available next year   —  The race to the next generation data network — 5G — is heating up.  —  T-Mobile and Sprint — the nation's third …
Feb 27, 2018, 2:35 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Seattle-based VREAL raises $11.7M Series A led by Axioma Ventures to build a VR game live-streaming platform   —  Seattle virtual reality startup Vreal has landed an $11.7 million Series A round to continue building out what it calls the first VR live streaming and broadcast platform.
Feb 7, 2018, 3:00 PMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon raises monthly Prime subscription fee from $10.99 to $12.99 but keeps the $99 annual membership option unchanged   —  Amazon is increasing the monthly price option for Prime from $10.99 to $12.99 as it continues to expand the reach and benefits of the popular fast-shipping program.
Jan 19, 2018, 9:20 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Microsoft's Andrew Shuman says firm is playing the long game with Cortana after Amazon and Google overshadowed Cortana smart home and SDK announcements at CES   —  LAS VEGAS — Lost in the shuffle of Amazon and Google's digital assistant showdown this week at CES is another tech giant's virtual brain: Microsoft's Cortana.
Jan 13, 2018, 12:35 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
IBM sues Expedia and its subsidiaries over alleged patent infringement dating back years, a day after settling a patent infringement lawsuit with Priceline   —  IBM is suing Expedia, alleging that the popular travel site has for years been infringing on several of its patents, some of which date back to the early days of the internet.
Jan 3, 2018, 1:45 PMIn context

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