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Mobile marketing startup HasOffers rebrands to Tune

One of Seattle’s fastest-growing startup companies has a new name. HasOffers announced today that it’s taking on the new corporate moniker of Tune. The company will continue to operate HasOffers and MobileAppTracking as products of Tune. The announcement was made today at the company’s Postback Conference in Seattle. “We’ve known for a couple of years… Read More

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EnergySavvy closes out financing round at $8.25 million

EnergySavvy, a Seattle startup that helps utilities implement energy-efficiency programs, has closed out its latest financing round at $8.25 million. The company had previously announced $7 million in early May, including cash from Prelude Ventures. New backers include EnerTech Capital and El Dorado Investment, a unit of PinnacleWest Capital, the investment arm of EnergySavvy customer… Read More

ExtraHop co-founder Raja Mukerji accepting the award for Innovation of the Year at the GeekWire Awards earlier this month.

ExtraHop looks to build business analytics powerhouse, lands $41 million from early Splunk investor

ExtraHop CEO Jesse Rothstein doesn’t think his business analytics startup is simply creating a great product. The pony-tailed entrepreneur — who prior to co-founding ExtraHop worked as a senior architect at F5 Networks — believes they are doing much more than that by defining an entirely new category. Some big-name investors agree. ExtraHop today is… Read More

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Why are we working on this?

You’re a recent grad from a top engineering school. You come to a hot startup, and in your second week, you volunteer to implement an ambitious new feature. You slave away at it for a week, burning the midnight oil, trying to impress your new colleagues. You’re brilliant: you find an ingenious algo that solves… Read More

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Concur beats expectations with revenue of $169M, sees strong traction as shares jump

Concur, whose software helps businesses better track travel and entertainment expenses, reported strong earnings today that beat Wall Street analysts estimates. The Bellevue company reported revenue of $169.5 million for the period ended March 31, and earnings per share of 15 cents. Analysts anticipated revenue of $165.6 million, and nine cents per share. Shares of… Read More

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Tableau for Mac is coming … finally

For years, Tableau Software employees have fielded questions from companies and individuals asking when a Mac version of the data visualization software would be coming. The Seattle company always deflected those questions, too busy focusing on bigger opportunities. But not anymore. On a conference call with analysts Tuesday, CEO Christian Chabot noted that a Mac… Read More

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Microsoft challenges GitHub with new Visual Studio Online

Microsoft just announced a public preview of a new service called Visual Studio Online that extends many of its services for software development teams to the cloud, including source control features and Git support. The service puts Microsoft in more direct competition with the popular GitHub development service, at a lower price in some cases…. Read More

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Nuance to buy Varolii to bolster automated customer support calls

You’ve probably received the call or text from an airline, sports team or bank — an automated message informing you that your flight has been canceled; game time has changed or bank statement is overdue. Now, Nuance — the giant speech recognition company — is buying a Seattle-based company that specializes in those automated alerts…. Read More

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Going beyond Siri and Watson: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen taps Oren Etzioni to lead new Artificial Intelligence Institute

Perhaps no one has been more synonymous with the startup ethos at the University of Washington than computer science professor Oren Etzioni, a mainstay on campus for more than two decades and an inspiration for budding entrepreneurs in academia. An expert in search, data mining and machine learning, Etzioni’s technologies have formed the basis of startup… Read More

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Optimum scores cash to intelligently reduce energy use in buildings

Optimum Energy is heating up with additional cash from one of the country’s largest utilities. Edison Energy, a subsidiary of Edison International, today announced that it is contributing to Optimum’s latest financing efforts. The cash is an add-on to the company’s $12.2 million financing round, which was announced in June and included investments from Navitas Capital,… Read More

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Bsquare CEO ‘disappointed’ with $805,000 loss in Q2

Bsquare CEO Brian Crowley said Tuesday that he was disappointed with the company’s second quarter performance, noting that revenue fell 11 percent and net loss grew to $805,000. But he also said that recent changes now taking place at the company are starting to take root. “During the quarter we completed the transition of our North… Read More

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Moz to ink lease for 50,000 square feet in Seattle

Moz is getting a new home. The Seattle maker of inbound marketing software has secured a lease for 50,000 square feet in downtown Seattle at Second and Spring— ending a months-long office space hunt for the fast growing company. The new offices at 1100 Second Avenue are just four blocks south from the company’s current… Read More

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The best and worst jobs in America: From software geeks to newspaper hacks

It’s a good thing we got out of the newspaper business. According to a survey out today from CareerCast.com, newspaper reporter ranks as the worst job in America. “Ever-shrinking newsrooms, dwindling budgets and competition from Internet businesses have created very difficult conditions for newspaper reporters, which has been ranked as this year’s worst job,” the… Read More

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Fast-growing Tableau Software files for $150M IPO

Tableau Software, the Seattle maker of data visualization products, has filed to raise up to $150 million in an initial public offering. Founded ten years ago as a research project at Stanford University and led by CEO Christian Chabot, the company reported revenue of $127 million last year. That was more than double the total… Read More