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Q&A: Nokia HERE targets iOS and Android, expanding its role as the ‘location cloud’

The launch of Amazon’s Fire phone today marks an important step for Nokia’s HERE location-technology business, which is supplying the underlying mapping platform used by the new smartphone. But it’s just part of a broader expansion strategy for the Nokia-owned company — including the planned release of new consumer services for iOS and Android later this year. That’s one of the… Read More

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Nokia acquires mobile analytics company Medio for ‘Here’ location platform

Nokia today announced its acquisition of Medio Systems, a Seattle-based mobile predictive analytics startup. Nokia ‘Here‘ location platform — which is not part of Microsoft’s Nokia devices acquisition — will use Medio’s predictive technology to bolster its real-time maps and location services with personalized recommendations, dynamic routes and other features. “We are entering the age of what I call… Read More

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Mobile analytics startup Medio trims staff in ‘realignment’

Medio laid off a number of employees in engineering, network operations and testing this week as the Seattle mobile analytics startup undergoes what CEO Robert Lilleness describes as a “realignment.” The news comes just a few days after Medio co-founder David Bluhm returned to the company as chief marketing officer, one of several new executive… Read More

David Bluhm, co-founder of Z2, speaks at the GeekWire Summit last year. (© Karen Ducey 2012)

Serial entrepreneur David Bluhm returns to Medio

Typically, when founders leave companies, they never return. Or, if they do, they come back as CEO as was the case with Steve Jobs at Apple or Howard Schultz at Starbucks. But serial entrepreneur David Bluhm, the co-founder of mobile analytics startup Medio, is returning to the company in a new role as chief marketing… Read More

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Tech Moves: Medio taps Microsoft vet as chief architect; Zooppa, PATH, etc.

Medio Systems is making a big move into the predictive analytics arena, helping gaming, financial services, entertainment and other companies better engage with their customers who are using mobile devices.  And now the Seattle startup has picked up a 9-year Microsoft veteran to help lead the charge. Ewa Dominowska has joined the company as chief architect,… Read More

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Medio lands Angry Birds maker Rovio as mobile data analytics customer

Angry Birds maker Rovio Entertainment has chosen technology from Medio Systems, the Seattle-based mobile predictive analytics company, to analyze and understand the data generated by all those people slingshoting birds at pigs these days on iPhones, iPad, Google Chrome, Android and other platforms. “With over 300 million downloads, the mega-hit casual game generates an enormous… Read More

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Tech Moves: Medio taps ex-Amazon, VMware vet Biswas to head engineering

Medio Systems, a heavily-funded Seattle company that specializes in mobile analytics, has named Prabudda Biswas senior vice president of engineering. He will report to CEO Rob Lilleness, who took over the CEO post at the company in 2009. Biswas — who holds a master’s degree and doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Massachusetts,… Read More