Shares of Tableau Software skyrocket as profits soar

Tableau Software is enjoying life on Wall Street. The Seattle company, a maker of software to visualize data, saw its shares spike more than 15 percent in Tuesday trading after the company posted strong fourth quarter and full year results. The company, which debuted on the New York Stock Exchange last year, saw fourth quarter… Read More


Jive CEO declares that Yammer is ‘dead,’ says Microsoft is where ‘innovation goes to die’

Yammer may have received a $1.2 billion price tag from Microsoft last year. But, as far as Jive CEO Tony Zingale sees it, the business-oriented social network is pretty much “dead.” Yep, Zingale used those words to describe Yammer at the recent Fortune BrainstormTech conference in Aspen, Colorado. But he didn’t stop there, going on to unleash… Read More

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Startup Spotlight: Lacuna alerts IT staff of potential problems before outages hit

Pinpointing technical glitches before they occur is kind of like finding a needle in a haystack. But Kirkland-based Lacuna Systems — led by former employees of, and aQuantive — believes that its new Indico platform can save IT managers time and money by locating problems before they arise. It does this by intelligently analyzing… Read More


Winshuttle buys ShareVis to help non-techies tap into business apps

One of the hidden success stories of the Seattle software community is Winshuttle, which has quietly grown into a powerful player in helping business users easily work with SAP products directly from Excel, SharePoint and other products. And now Winshuttle is bulking up, buying Carlsbad, California-based ShareVis in a deal of undisclosed size. Like Winshuttle,… Read More