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Security software startup SourceClear raises $1.5 million

SourceClear, a Seattle startup that helps developers identify security threats, has raised $1.5 million in financing. Backers of the company include Box Chief Trust Officer Justin Somaini; former Cisco VP Frank Marshall; former Cisco board member Mary Cirillo; Kinzer Capital; and Realise Capital Partners. The company is led by Mark Curphey, who previously headed the software security program… Read More

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Priceline buys Seattle hotel marketing startup Buuteeq

  Buuteeq, a Seattle startup that powers the Web sites for hotels around the world, was acquired today by Priceline in a deal of undisclosed size. Buuteeq will continue to operate as an independent business within The Priceline Group, joining other units such as Booking.com and Kayak. “We are delighted to welcome Buuteeq as the… Read More

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Tech Moves: Zillow CMO named to Avvo board; Blue Box bolsters team; Dendreon CEO out; Snap Skout’s new COO and more

—Zillow Chief Marketing Officer Amy Bohutinsky has joined the board of Avvo, the Seattle company that’s building an online marketplace for legal advice. Zillow and Avvo have much in common, including ties to Expedia. Avvo was founded by former Expedia general counsel Mark Britton, while Zillow was founded by former Expedia execs Rich Barton and… Read More

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Bootstrapping vacation rentals startup Dwellable raises $2M from Seattle angels

For years, Adam Doppelt refused to take venture capital financing, using a strict bootstrapping ethos to build companies such as restaurant locator Urbanspoon and tech talent identifier CubeDuel. “Just build little things, and then see what happens,” Doppelt told GeekWire in an interview nearly three years ago. Well, Doppelt’s latest “little” startup — the online… Read More

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Double Down Interactive parent IGT reportedly exploring sale

International Game Technology, the Las Vegas-based casino game maker, is looking for a buyer, according to a report today in Reuters. The company, which in early 2012 paid up to $500 million for Seattle social gaming powerhouse Double Down Interactive, currently boasts a market value of $3 billion. IGT’s value has dropped about 21 percent… Read More

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The madness begins: Join GeekWire’s World Cup pool

Do you have World Cup fever? We do! And now you can join the greatest four-week spectacle in sports as a participant in GeekWire’s World Cup Challenge, a fun competition in which you’ll get the chance to pick who will hoist the “Copa Mundial” in Rio de Janeiro on July 13. The World Cup pits the… Read More

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Big data startup SpaceCurve cuts staff, CEO departs

SpaceCurve, a big data startup specializing in building a platform that stores and analyzes streaming data tied to sensors and other connected devices, laid off a number of staffers on Wednesday, GeekWire has learned. “There were some personnel changes at SpaceCurve yesterday. Some positions were eliminated and we are in the process of filling new… Read More

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Stephen Colbert likens Jeff Bezos to Voldemort, declares ‘war’ on Amazon over Hachette dispute

OK, Amazon this is one PR fight you’ll probably lose. The Seattle online retailer just pissed off Stephen Colbert. Colbert happens to publish his books through Hachette, the publishing house whose contract dispute with Amazon has led the online retailer to delay shipments of Hachette books. In a segment that aired Wednesday night, the comedian ripped… Read More

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NetMotion Wireless taps former Clearwire execs as president, CFO

Former Clearwire CEO Erik Prusch appears to be assembling the old band together at NetMotion Wireless. Six months after joining the Seattle-based mobile productivity company, Prusch has hired Jim Ryder as president and Cary Baker as CFO. Both men previously worked at Clearwire, which sold to Sprint in July 2013 after a drawn out bidding… Read More

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Online eyeglass retailer Rivet & Sway shuts doors

Seattle eyewear startup Rivet & Sway, which attempted to take on Warby Parker in the sale of prescription glasses over the Internet, has pulled the plug, according to messages on its Web site and Twitter account. “We’re sad to announce that Rivet & Sway has sold its last pair of specs,” says a message on… Read More

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Former Skype CEO Tony Bates lands at camera maker GoPro

Former Skype executive Tony Bates is joining GoPro as president after getting passed over for the top job at Microsoft earlier this year. The appointment, which also includes a board seat for Bates, comes just a few weeks after GoPro filed for an initial public offering. The camera maker is profitable, and produced revenues of… Read More

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Hey AT&T, don’t throttle me!

There’s a great debate that occasionally rages here in the GeekWire offices. Unlimited cellular data plans, or lower-cost metered plans? GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop dumped his unlimited data plan with AT&T in 2012, and has preceded to flog me both privately and publicly ever since. I’m wasting money, he says. I’ve stuck with the higher… Read More

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Tech Moves: Microsoft taps Teper to lead corporate strategy; WhitePages lands ex-Wetpaint exec; Lovering leaves Splunk

—Microsoft tapped Jeff Teper to lead the company’s corporate strategy group. The promotion occurred last month, with Teper previously serving as a vice president in the Office group. Teper — who will report to CFO Amy Hood in the new role — was responsible for helping to bring current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to the company… Read More

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Time Inc. buys family scheduling app Cozi

Seattle startup Cozi, founded in 2005 by former Microsoft manager Robbie Cape, has been acquired by Time Inc. in a deal of undisclosed size. The company, with about 10 million users, developed a Web site and mobile application designed to help families better schedule activities. “Cozi is a terrific fit for Time Inc.,” said Time… Read More