Christian Chabot at the GeekWire Meetup earlier this year.

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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Shares of Tableau Software skyrocket as profits soar

Tableau Software is enjoying life on Wall Street. The Seattle company, a maker of software to visualize data, saw its shares spike more than 15 percent in Tuesday trading after the company posted strong fourth quarter and full year results. The company, which debuted on the New York Stock Exchange last year, saw fourth quarter… Read More

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The year in quotes: From Ballmer to Bezos to Bitcoin

Wow, what a year! From Amazon drones to Steve Ballmer’s retirement to spectacularly performing IPOs, the tech industry took some wild twists and turns in 2013. Here’s our look back at the action, with some of our favorite quotes of the year. What are your favorite (or least favorite) moments of the year? December  “I… Read More

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Here they are: GeekWire’s 2013 Newsmakers of the Year

It has been a giant year for news at many of the Seattle region’s technology companies — with successful IPOs, historic transitions, surprising technology plans and comeback stories keeping the GeekWire news team busy throughout the year. And with that as the backdrop, we are pleased to present an annual tradition, the unveiling of the… Read More

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Tableau looks to help clients mash-up data with new cloud-based Tableau Online

Fresh off its initial public offering, Seattle-based Tableau Software today is unveiling a new cloud-based product called Tableau Online which allows users to easily share business data with customers, employees and partners. The company already offers downloadable business analytics tools, such as Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server. With the addition of the new product, Ellie Fields,… Read More

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Journalists, look out: Tableau Public projects will soon be even more public

Tableau Software charges for its premium software and technologies to visualize data in interactive charts, with security protections for confidential information. The company’s free Tableau Public service is different. As its name implies, Tableau Public is designed to be used with public data. It’s popular among journalists, bloggers and others. Tableau cautions Tableau Public users that the… Read More

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Strong debut: Tableau closes first day of trading up 63%

Champagne corks were popping this morning at Tableau Software offices as the Seattle-based company celebrated the biggest tech IPO so far this year. And I am sure the bars in Fremont — the quirky Seattle neighborhood that Tableau calls home — are crawling with newly-minted paper millionaires tonight. (Tableau execs are under a lock-up, preventing… Read More

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Q&A with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot: ‘We’ve been working our whole lives to become an overnight success’

Seven years ago in small office space in the Fremont neighborhood, Tableau Software CEO Christian Chabot boldly told me that his 25-person enterprise software company would be the next billion dollar company from Seattle. “We believe it, like we believe anything,” Chabot said at the time. Today, that belief finally became a reality as Tableau skyrocketed in… Read More

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Big offering for big data: Tableau prices stock at $31 per share

Tableau Software had been boosting its proposed price for Friday’s initial public offering for the past few weeks and now we’ve got a concrete number. The company will price its shares at $31 for Friday’s IPO and offer five million shares, while stockholders are offering 3.2 million shares. It marks the biggest tech IPO of the year, with… Read More

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Fast-growing Tableau sets IPO range at $23 to $26 per share

Tableau Software, the fast-growing 10-year-old Seattle company which helps businesses and organization make better sense of their data, has set terms for its upcoming initial public offering, telling investors that it plans to sell 7.2 million shares at between $23 and $26 per share. At the $24.50 mid-point of that range, Tableau could raise $111.4… Read More