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Inrix partners with Re/max to help homebuyers calculate driving commute times

Seattle-based traffic intelligence company Inrix has teamed up with Re/max to provide prospective homebuyers with information about how long it will take them to commute to work with Inrix’s Drive Time service. Today, more than 50,000 Re/max agent and brokerage websites will feature Drive Time metrics that allow buyers to show how long it will take to… Read More

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Tech Moves: INRIX names new board member; Juno taps investment banker as CFO; etc.

—INRIX, the Kirkland company that uses data to reduce traffic congestion, has named Mike Gerling to the board. He previously served as the North America chief operating officer of mapping provider Tele Atlas, and before that worked in executive roles at Geographic Data Technology. “Mike’s deep experience in location technologies like digital mapping is invaluable to INRIX as customers… Read More

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INRIX partners with Volkswagen, improves traffic technology to cover 4 million miles in 37 countries

Most traffic technology out there does a fairly decent job of calculating the quickest route to your destination. But now INRIX, the Kirkland-based traffic data and technology company, is taking it to the next level. On Tuesday, the company is set to debut INRIX XD Traffic, a new service that INRIX says covers more roads with greater… Read More

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Google Glass while driving: INRIX app shows potential

Is Google Glass safe to use while driving? That question is generating lots of discussion in the tech industry following reports that officials in the UK are pre-emptively prohibiting the augmented reality devices from being used behind the wheel. But some early Google Glass users say it should actually improve safety by keeping drivers’ eyes… Read More

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INRIX hires former Nokia exec as chief revenue officer

INRIX is continuing to zoom ahead with the addition of a new chief revenue officer. The Kirkland company, which provides traffic information to automotive companies and device makers, said today that it has hired former Nokia exec Rafay Khan to lead sales and business development efforts in markets such as automotive, public sector, media and… Read More

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Imprev partners with Walk Score, INRIX to help real estate agents create branded apps

Real estate agents looking to create their own branded apps now have a solution thanks to a partnership between three Seattle-area startups. Bellevue real estate marketing company Imprev just debuted what it calls the industry’s first “App Generator” that allows agents to build smartphone and web-based apps to give to both buyers and sellers. One… Read More

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INRIX: Google’s $1B Waze acquisition ‘incredible,’ shows importance of crowdsourced traffic data

Google’s acquisition of traffic technology company Waze, for a reported purchase price of more than $1 billion, is generating buzz across the industry, but Kirkland-based traffic tech company INRIX is paying especially close attention given the similarities in its business. Responding to our questions, INRIX spokesman Jim Bak called the reported purchase price “incredible,” especially… Read More

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VIDEO: Watch the I-5 bridge collapse into river

Our news partners at KING5 just posted security footage of the Interstate 5 bridge collapse that resulted from a semi-truck striking the side of the bridge on Thursday night. The collapse happens at the 39-second mark. In what’s being called a miracle, no fatalities were reported. Three people were rescued from the Skagit River in Mount Vernon…. Read More

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INRIX reacts quickly to I-5 bridge collapse, says traffic delays minimal right now

One Seattle area tech company jumped into action shortly after a portion of Interstate 5 bridge spanning the Skagit River collapsed Thursday night. Within minutes, Kirkland-based INRIX had received notifications from the Washington Department of Transportation of the collapse and had put an operations team in place to update its traffic navigation apps and services…. Read More

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INRIX names top 10 worst traffic cities, says increased gridlock indicates stronger economy

Traffic may be getting worse, but it’s a good indicator of a rebounding economy. That’s the latest from Kirkland-based traffic data company INRIX, which just released its sixth annual Traffic Scorecard Annual Report. The company found that after two years of declining traffic congestion, including a 22 percent decrease in 2012, gridlock is increasing through the first few… Read More

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GeekWire Awards: Vote for the ‘Next Tech Titan’

Today’s featured category in the GeekWire Awards voting is a big one, literally. The Next Tech Titan — brought to you by Wave Business Solutions — will reward the company that’s moving from the tough trenches of startup land to the big leagues. The Pacific Northwest is loaded with those up-and-comer companies, and our judges… Read More

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INRIX hires new CFO as it heads down the IPO path, picks startup vet to lead mobile efforts

INRIX is driving toward an initial public offering, and today the Kirkland-based provider of traffic information analysis hired a new chief financial officer to help guide the way. The spin-out from Microsoft Research has hired Saul Gates, the former senior vice president of finance and chief accounting officer at Coinstar, to lead the company’s financial… Read More

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Former Microsoft CFO John Connors joins board of INRIX

INRIX continues to add horsepower to its board, as the Kirkland provider of traffic data preps for an initial public offering. The latest addition is John Connors, a venture capitalist at Bellevue-based Ignition Partners who previously served as CFO of Microsoft. That’s a big-name election for INRIX, which crowd sources data from nearly 100 million… Read More

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INRIX picks bankers, inches closer to IPO

It’s no secret that Bryan Mistele wants to take INRIX public. But the Kirkland provider of traffic data appears to be getting a bit closer, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the company has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. to help lead the efforts on a 2013 IPO that… Read More

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Olympics traffic jams not as bad as feared, INRIX finds

Gearing up for the Summer Olympics in London, one of the concerns in London was about the traffic. But it turns out the situation isn’t as bad some feared. That’s the word from INRIX, the Kirkland, Wash.-based traffic information startup. The company ramped up its services for the Olympics to help athletes, fans, journalists, British… Read More

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INRIX names ex-Blue Nile CEO to board, strengthens management team

INRIX is bolstering its board and management team as the Kirkland provider of traffic data continues to add new customers, and possibly positions for an initial public offering. The spin out of Microsoft Research today named former Blue Nile CEO Diane Irvine  to the board, tapping a proven executive with public company experience. At Blue… Read More

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BMW picks INRIX to help drivers maneuver through traffic gridlock

Earlier today, we told you about a new partnership that integrates the real-time location sharing information from Glympse into the dashboards of new vehicles from Mercedes-Benz. But Glympse isn’t the only Seattle tech upstart linking arms with a big German car company at the Telematics Detroit conference today. In other news from the show, Kirkland-based… Read More