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Concur expands App Center, adds MileIQ, Trover and more than 30 other partners

Concur is integrating more third-party apps to help users file travel and expense reports — and maybe even find a good restaurant on a business trip. The Bellevue-based company has added more than 30 new partners to its App Center to offer apps that integrate with the company’s Travel, Expense and Invoice products. The announcement today comes as a part… Read More

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Trover snaps up $2.5M to create a hub for up-and-coming travel photographers

Seattle startup Trover has scored $2.5 million in fresh funding, money that the five-person company will use to build out its network of amateur travel photographers. Concur led the round through its newly-formed Perfect Trip Fund, continuing a streak of investments in up-and-coming travel-oriented startups. Zillow co-founder Rich Barton and other angel investors also participated…. Read More

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Museum of the future: Trover hosts cloud-based, crowdsourced art exhibit

Here’s an example of a museum adapting to the digital age. Born from conversation by Southern Polytechnic State University new media students and officials from High Museum in Atlanta, #HighWithoutWalls is a crowdsourced, cloud-based museum exhibit that gives visitors voice and choice in the life of a museum. The exhibit, hosted on Seattle-based photo-sharing website Trover,… Read More

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Mobile photo sharing service Trover discovers the desktop

Most companies start with a Web-based version of their service, transitioning to  mobile almost as an after thought. Trover is headed in the opposite direction. Originally started as a mobile app, today the photo sharing and discovery service is taking the wraps off a new desktop version that will allow users to find and share… Read More

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Hey, we’re no Silicon Valley, but Seattle is rising as a tech hub

I am always interested in how national publications perceive Seattle’s technology community. After all, as long time journalists covering the daily gyrations of the tech industry here, you sometimes need a good 30,000-foot view of the situation from an outsider. Today, Bill Rigby at Reuters provides that perspective in a story titled: “In Microsoft’s shadow,… Read More

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Travel photo service Trover arrives on Android

Trover launched its iPhone app to much fanfare three months ago, creating an easy way for travelers to share their photographic memories of cool spots around the globe. Now, the Seattle company is looking to build on its initial success with the launch of a new Android app. “The launch of Trover on Android represents… Read More

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Rich Barton unveils Trover, a new way to explore the world through photos

Rich Barton may be best known for Zillow or Expedia. But the 44-year-old entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist has a few other things up his sleeve. And one of those is officially launching today. Trover, as the Seattle upstart is known, describes itself as a “mobile discovery network.” What’s that? Essentially, it is a free mobile application that allows individuals… Read More