Exclusive: Fast-growing Swype scores cash from Ignition, hints at Apple iOS integration

One of Seattle’s hottest startup companies has scored cash from one of the region’s biggest venture capital firms. Swype, which allows consumers to input text on mobile phones and tablet computers with the “Swype” of a finger, has landed $3.5 million in a deal led by Bellevue-based Ignition Partners. Swype CEO Mike McSherry tells GeekWire… Read More


GeekWire Podcast: AT&T, T-Mobile and a wild week in tech

This week on the GeekWire Podcast: We look back on one of the biggest weeks we can remember in technology news, including AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA, Apple’s trademark dispute with Amazon.com, and Microsoft’s patent case against Barnes & Noble over Android. Mobile industry veteran Paul Griff, the CEO of RootMetrics, joins us as… Read More


Photo of the day: Governor Gregoire learns to Swype

Governor Chris Gregoire loves to promote Washington products, from wine to cherries to airplanes. And now she’s got another one to add to her list: Swype. The governor gave the cutting-edge text-input technology for mobile phones and tablets a spin at an event earlier this week in Seattle. Swype was honored on Monday night as… Read More

Swype (the unofficial version) comes to the iPhone

What’s next for Swype? Old-school ‘tapping’

Swype founder Cliff Kushler invented one of the most innovative text-input technologies, allowing users of touchscreen devices to quickly input text with the simple swipe of the finger. But not everyone “Swypes.” And for those who don’t, the Seattle startup is working to add the more traditional method of inputting text: tapping. That may seem… Read More