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Mobile health app maker Mindbloom acquired

  Mindbloom, a Seattle maker of mobile apps designed to help people live healthier lives, has been acquired in a deal of undisclosed size by Denver-based Welltok. Mindbloom’s 11 employees will be joining Welltok, which plans to use the acquisition as a base for expansion in Seattle. It will continue to operate Mindbloom’s apps, which… Read More

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Decide.com co-founder leaves eBay to start Weave, a mobile app to connect you with nearby LinkedIn contacts

Brian Ma likes going to networking events. But what he doesn’t particularly care for is stepping into the room and not knowing where the interesting people are located. “It’s awkward, inefficient, and completely hit and miss,” says Ma. That’s why the Decide.com co-founder started Weave, a new mobile app for iOS that allows people to… Read More

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Favorite things: The 10 most loved products of the year

Brace yourselves, shoppers – there are only a few days left in the year, but the gift-giving, product-swapping season has just begun. Amidst the chaos, we’re taking a moment to reflect and review the top innovations to be thankful for in 2013. Here are a few of our favorites after analyzing over 25,000 product recommendations… Read More

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A family connector? SquareHub unveils new content sharing feature for small groups

SquareHub co-founder Dave Cotter thinks families need a new type of social network — one that’s “elastic” enough to adapt to the various devices or technologies that multiple generations are using. That’s why Cotter, a former general manager at Amazon.com who launched SquareHub earlier this year with backing from some of the region’s top angel… Read More

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A dead end for WhichBus: Seattle transit app pulls plug

WhichBus, a mobile application that helped people find bus route around Seattle, has ceased operations. “After over a year and a half operating WhichBus, we’ve made the tough decision to shut down the service to focus on other projects,” the company wrote in an email message to users. WhichBus formed at a StartupWeekend event in… Read More

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Here’s the iPhone app supermodel Gisele Bündchen uses to organize her busy family life with star QB Tom Brady

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen seems to have it all — extreme wealth; off-the-charts beauty; and a superstar quarterback for a husband in Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. But how does the 33-year-old mother and entrepreneur keep things organized? Well, according to a recent story in The Wall Street Journal, Bündchen relies on the Seattle family… Read More

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A safe Halloween: Glympse unveils ‘Track n Treat’ app to help parents keep an eye on the little goblins as they roam the neighborhood

Looking to keep track of the little ghosts and goblins this Halloween, but don’t want to be a hovering parent? Well, technology from Seattle startup Glympse is here to help. The Seattle company just unveiled a free app (for iOS only) called Track n Treat, which like the name suggests allows parents to keep a… Read More

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5 years of Apple’s app store: Software and Seattle’s bright future

This week marked a diverse set of technology milestones: Apple’s app store turned five; Microsoft announced that it’s reorganizing and Amazon’s stock crossed $300 per share. For those of us who’ve grown up in the software industry, it’s been a week underscoring the fact that software is eating the world. Maybe you haven’t been paying attention…… Read More

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Reinventing the scavenger hunt: This new iPhone app brings a high-tech twist to this age-old family game

Ken Cooper loves getting his family into the great outdoors, exploring nature and visting everything that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. But, like most parents, the Bellingham resident and longtime software developer has to compete with electronic devices, which oftentimes capture the interests of his two boys more than a hike in the woods…. Read More

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Hasty: Delivery for healthy food

Getting a pizza delivered is easy. But if you’re trying to watch what you eat, it can be difficult to quickly get good food that’s good for you. And when you’re pulling long hours trying to ship a product, getting food quickly and easily is important. That’s the inspiration behind Hasty, a new iPhone app that… Read More

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How automatic app updates will work in Windows 8.1

SAN FRANCISCO — Windows 8 users who try out the Windows 8.1 preview will notice the return of the Start icon on the traditional desktop, among many other new features, but one of the most interesting changes is something that isn’t there: There’s no number on the Windows Store live tile indicating how many apps… Read More

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Microsoft Courier vets score $15M from Andreessen Horowitz to expand beyond blockbuster iPad app Paper

FiftyThree, maker of the sketching and illustration app Paper, the Apple 2012 iPad App of the Year, has scored $15 million in fresh funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Highline Ventures, Thrive Capital, SV Angels and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. The company has offices in New York and Seattle, and the new funds will be used to make a… Read More