Diego Oppenheimer

Algorithmia raises $2.4M from Madrona and others to create marketplace for algorithms

Algorithmia, a Seattle-based startup that wants to build a marketplace for algorithms, has raised $2.4 million in a round of seed funding led by Madrona Venture Group. Others participating include Rakuten Ventures, Deep Fork Capital and a group of angel investors including former University of Washington computer science professor and Farecast founder Oren Etzioni and… Read More

walktypes

Better typing while walking, and other cool stuff from UW

OK, so maybe this isn’t the greatest invention for society, but purely as a technological trick, it’s pretty neat. A group from the University of Washington has figured out how to adjust the sensing mechanism behind a mobile keyboard to take into account the effects of walking — making it easier to accurately text a… Read More