GeekWire Radio: Amazon music, Lively shutdown, and the new world of tech design

We’ve got a lot to discuss on this week’s GeekWire radio show, starting with our thoughts on Amazon’s new Prime Music streaming service — the online retailer’s latest push into the world of digital media, and a prelude to its expected smartphone unveiling next week. As detailed in this review by GeekWire’s Blair Hanley Frank, the new service is a nice… Read More


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 and Kayak. “We are delighted to welcome Buuteeq as the… Read More

Nela Richardson

Tech Moves: Redfin names chief economist; Ex-Apple vet named CEO of X2Biosystems

—Redfin is following in the footsteps of Zillow and Trulia, appointing the Seattle online real estate company’s first-ever chief economist. Housing market expert Nela Richardson is joining Redfin after serving as a former senior economist with Bloomberg Government. Before that, she worked as a research economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and was a… Read More


Tech Moves: Buuteeq hires Meghji as chief product officer; Airbiquity team grows: Spoonemore jumps to Amazon

—Fast-growing Seattle startup Buuteeq has hired Karim Meghji as chief product officer and vice president of engineering. Meghji most recently worked at online travel startup Yapta where he served as vice president of products and engineering. Buuteeq, which raised $10 million from Concur, Madrona and others last fall, has developed technology to power the Web… Read More


GeekWire Awards: Vote for Startup of the Year

We’re nearing the end of the voting for the GeekWire Awards, and today we’ve got a big category on hand: Startup of the Year. To qualify for Startup of the Year, companies had to be three years or younger, and on a fast-track to success. We’re expecting a tight competition in this field of contenders,… Read More


GeekWire Awards: Vote for Perk of the Year

It’s been a long week, so we’re ready to have a little fun. And today’s category in the GeekWire Awards voting should prove to be one of the more entertaining in the lineup. It’s a new category for us designed to showcase the amazing lengths that some companies will go to in order to keep… Read More


AdReady and Buuteeq partner on online ad service for hotels

Two Seattle startup companies are rolling out a new online advertising program today designed to help small hotels attract new customers and drive more brand awareness. Buuteeq plans to integrate the online ad platform from AdReady into its digital marketing system for hotels, the first of many new marketing services that Buuteeq CEO Forest Key says they plan to… Read More


Get hired at this startup, and they’ll pay for your exotic travel each year

Some technology companies attract employees with catered lunches, on-site massages and stock options. But Buuteeq — a Seattle startup that just landed $3.5 million – has a secret recruiting weapon in its back pocket. It’s called Trotamundo. Join the upstart, and you’ll be encouraged to travel to beautiful hotels and lodges in China, Mexico and Chile… Read More