Ford Davidson

Dashwire founder Ford Davidson leaving HTC, kicks around new startup idea

Seattle entrepreneur Ford Davidson is leaving HTC nearly three years after selling startup company Dashwire to the smartphone maker. “HTC recently launched the new HTC One m8, which is amazing, and our team on the software/service experience side, is rocking, so timing is good for me to get back to entrepreneurship,” Davidson tells GeekWire. His last… Read More


HTC pulls plug on data backup service, promises new offering

Phone maker HTC is shutting down, a backup service that allows users to save contacts, messages, photos and other material in the cloud. Users are encouraged to take possession of their information by April 30th at which time the data will be deleted. “ is undergoing a renovation to improve the services and value… Read More


Mobile phone back-up service Dashwire sells to HTC for $18.5M

This is giving new meaning to the term “daily deal.” In a continued flurry of activity in the M&A market, Seattle-based Dashwire today agreed to be sold to Taiwain smartphone maker HTC for up to $18.5 million. Founded by former Microsoftie Ford Davidson in 2006, Dashwire has developed a mobile phone back-up service that allows… Read More