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Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
BMW's ReachNow launches Ride, a ride-hailing offering now available in Seattle, accessible alongside its car-sharing offering in the ReachNow app   —  BMW-owned ReachNow is bringing its ride-hailing and car-sharing services into one app as it takes on Uber, Lyft, and traditional rental companies …
Jul 17, 2018, 1:00 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Ex-Microsoft COO Kevin Turner named CEO of Core Scientific, a blockchain and AI startup co-founded by ex-Myspace CTO; SEC filing shows company is raising $40M   —  Former Microsoft COO Kevin Turner has taken the helm of Core Scientific, a stealthy new blockchain and artificial intelligence startup led …
Jul 3, 2018, 9:30 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Amazon is expanding further into package delivery and wants to enlist entrepreneurs and small business owners to start their own delivery service networks   —  Amazon is expanding further into package delivery and promising to support a new wave of small business owners with the launch …
Jun 28, 2018, 1:20 AMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Prifender, a startup led by past Microsoft, eBay, and PayPal execs with an automated platform for firms to ensure data privacy compliance, raises $5M seed round   —  Data privacy continues to be top of mind for companies all around the world, particularly as laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation go into effect this year.
Jun 20, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Microsoft to acquire Bonsai, which had raised $13.6M and helps add AI capabilities to firms' systems; Bonsai's 42 staff to join Microsoft's AI and Research unit   —  Microsoft is adding more firepower to its artificial intelligence arm.  The tech giant has agreed to acquire Bonsai …
Jun 20, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Avalara goes public, rings opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, stock rises 87%   —  Follow-up: Orange crush: Avalara's colorful culture helps sales tax company go public after 14 years  —  Original story: Shares of Avalara spiked 50 percent from its initial public offering price …
Jun 15, 2018, 7:45 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
JetClosing, a cloud-based service that digitizes the home closing process by removing the paper forms, raises $20M Series A led by T. Rowe Price   —  Daniel Greenshields sees a tipping point in real estate.  Homebuyers, particularly digital natives, are demanding transparency more than ever.
Jun 8, 2018, 11:30 AMIn 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
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

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