ExtraHop’s Jesse Rothstein: You judge a leader by the team they’ve built

ExtraHop CEO Jesse Rothstein wants to help the folks who “keep the lights on” in your IT department spend more time innovating. The Seattle startup, backed by Madrona Venture Group, Meritech Capital and Andreessen Horowitz, is developing a platform for enterprise IT organizations to manage applications in complex technology systems. What does that mean for… Read More


The opportunity to redefine the feed reader experience

I’ve used Google Reader almost everyday since 2008. I’m bummed it’s going away. And, clearly, I’m not alone. Millions of people are using Google Reader — evidence that there is still demand for a great utility to consume content in one location. It may not make sense for Google, but clearly there is a real… Read More

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Apps for Autism: Results from a Bing Fund hackathon

Last week we told you about a weekend hackathon, organized by Microsoft’s Bing Fund and community partners, that brought together developers, designers and other experts to come up with technologies to address issues related to autism. So what did they come up with? A lot. The teams worked on 13 prototypes in all, addressing a range of issues faced… Read More


Seattle arena renderings: The nosebleed seats look ridiculously awesome

Seattle’s new arena could put a new meaning to the so-called cheap seats. A few weeks after the initial renderings of the city’s potential new arena were released, the Seattle investment group led by Chris Hansen and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer just posted some more preliminary photos today. The new set shows off the “Sonic Rings,” a proposed 2,000-seat… Read More


Wow, some analysts think Zillow could zoom to $70

Earlier this week, Zillow chairman Rich Barton declared how the Seattle online real estate company is leading a revolution. Wall Street seems to be buying into that vision. Not only has the stock doubled in value in the past three months, several analysts have raised their price targets on the company.  The stock is now… Read More


Mobile analytics startup Medio trims staff in ‘realignment’

Medio laid off a number of employees in engineering, network operations and testing this week as the Seattle mobile analytics startup undergoes what CEO Robert Lilleness describes as a “realignment.” The news comes just a few days after Medio co-founder David Bluhm returned to the company as chief marketing officer, one of several new executive… Read More


Contour inks deal to put helmet-mounted cameras in Yamaha motorcycle shops

Seattle-based Contour has sealed a deal to sell its line of helmet-mounted HD video cameras at Yamaha Motor Corp. dealers across the country, another big retail distribution point for the Seattle company. The news follows a deal last year in which Apple agreed to start carrying Contour’s top-of-the-line video camera. “Riding motorcycles, ATV’s, side x… Read More


T-Mobile confirms layoffs as part of ‘operational changes’

Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA, which earlier this week unveiled a major overhaul of its business, today confirmed that it is making an unspecified number of job cuts “to better align our business with our new strategy and position T-Mobile for growth.” The cuts aren’t believed to be related to the company’s planned merger with MetroPCS. The… Read More


Amazon buys social network Goodreads and its growing ranks of 16M book lovers is purchasing the San Francisco book social network Goodreads for an undisclosed price, adding a new chapter in the Seattle retailer’s quest to get closer to its core customers: book lovers. “Amazon and Goodreads share a passion for reinventing reading,” said Russ Grandinetti, Amazon Vice President, Kindle Content, in a press release. “Goodreads has helped change how… Read More


Surface chief hints at broader plans for Microsoft tablet

Panos Panay, the corporate vice president in charge of Microsoft’s Surface tablet business, made a brief appearance this morning at the company’s U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit in Redmond, running through the basics of the devices and dropping a hint about where the Surface is headed next. He began by telling the audience that Microsoft… Read More