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Take that, Marissa Mayer: This startup’s ‘nomadic engineer’ program lets developers work wherever they want

We’ve seen tech companies do all sorts of crazy things to attract talented engineers — giving away cash, cars and more. But this is a new one on us. Pathable, a six-year-old Seattle startup that specializes in building social networks for events, just launched a “nomadic engineer” program in which it plans to pay engineers… Read More

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Dream of the 90s is alive in Portland: Cvent buys mobile app maker CrowdCompass

CrowdCompass, a Portland startup whose mobile apps are used to power events, including the 2012 Seattle Science Festival and the Lions Club 95th International Convention, has been acquired for $10 million by Mclean, Virginia-based Cvent. The acquisition follows Cvent’s recent purchase of Seed Labs, which develops apps for concerts, festivals and sporting events. Founded in 2009… Read More

Pathable raises cash to make real-world events more social

Even with the rise of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, people still like to conduct business in face-to-face meetings at conferences and events. But, these days, attendees also want to incorporate new whiz-bang online tools to help assist with physical interactions and make conferences all the more worthwhile. Pathable is trying to sit in the middle… Read More