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Buying the best baby stroller: Decide.com unveils new baby gear category in major push to reach 100 million products

As recent parents certainly can attest, it can be absolutely mind-numbing attempting to find the best value on baby products like cribs, strollers, car seats and play pens. I know in our family, we’ve spent hundreds of shopping hours trying to track down the best and most durable kids’ products. (The best of which being… Read More

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Decide.com trumps outdated Consumer Reports, study says

Out with the old and in with the new — that’s what a study comparing Consumer Reports to Decide.com concludes. PricewaterhouseCoopers/AEV conducted research on the two recommendation agencies and found Consumer Reports several steps behind Decide.com in various areas like product availability and an up-to-date database. The study, which was sponsored by Seattle-based Decide, analyzed… Read More

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Pay too much for that TV? Decide.com may make up the difference with new guarantee

A new service from Decide.com could guarantee that you never overpay again for that exercise bike, digital camera or lawn mower.  The Seattle startup today unveiled a new price guarantee on over 200,000 products, allowing consumers to get cash refunds if Decide.com’s price prediction algorithms incorrectly tell consumers to buy at what they believe are… Read More

Decide.com's ping pong champ easily swept GeekWire's John Cook

Ready for some ping-pong?

Silicon Valley Bank’s Minh Le has been engaged in private training sessions at the Washington Table Tennis Center. Madrona Venture Group’s Greg Gottesman has been challenging his startup CEOs to ping-pong duels. And, for me, I’ve started to make the rounds at Seattle area tech companies where I’ve dusted off the ping-pong skills I learned… Read More

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Decide.com brings gadget price predictions to the iPad

Decide.com has been on a roll in recent weeks, unveiling a new daily deal service, hiring top talent such as social media expert Shauna Causey and introducing a new service that tells shoppers the best time to buy home appliances. Now, the Seattle startup — co-founded by University of Washington computer scientist  Oren Etzioni and… Read More

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Decide.com unveils daily deal site, promises cash if prices later fall on gadgets

Prior to his appearance on the GeekWire podcast a few weeks ago, Decide.com CEO Mike Fridgen hinted that the Seattle online shopping service was cooking up something new and exciting. At the time, Fridgen didn’t disclose what they were doing. But we’re now starting to get an inside look. The company, which launched a consumer electronics research site… Read More

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Social media vet Shauna Causey leaves Nordstrom for Decide.com

Decide.com wants to transform the way people shop for consumer electronics, appliances and other products online by telling people the best time to buy. And now the Seattle company has landed a top storyteller to help inform the world of that mission. Shauna Causey, who most recently led social media efforts for Nordstrom, has joined Decide.com… Read More

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Decide.com’s new iPhone app helps gadget shoppers find a better deal nearby

There’s no shortage of mobile applications that allow shoppers to scan product bar codes and retrieve product information, with eBay’s RedLaser and Amazon.com’s mobile app two of the most readily that come to mind. But Seattle startup Decide.com — which launched its consumer electronics shopping service earlier this year — thinks it has a twist… Read More

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Kate Matsudaira jumps from SEOMoz to Decide.com

Kate Matsudaira has left her vice president of engineering post at SEOMoz to join the growing team at Decide.com, GeekWire has learned. Matsudaira, who spent the past two years at SEOMoz, will serve as vice president of engineering at the Seattle upstart. The University of Washington computer science grad says she’s looking forward to her new… Read More

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Ignition joins with Ron Conway, Dave McClure and others to back stealthy Inporia

Ignition Partners has joined with angel investors Ron Conway, Dave McClure and others to back Inporia, a stealthy e-commerce startup that’s described as a “personal shopping concierge.” The company is led by Ryan Junee, who sold his previous startup, video upstart Omnisio, to Google in 2008. TechCrunch reports that the Palo Alto, California-based Inporia has… Read More