Nela Richardson

Tech Moves: Redfin names chief economist; Ex-Apple vet named CEO of X2Biosystems

—Redfin is following in the footsteps of Zillow and Trulia, appointing the Seattle online real estate company’s first-ever chief economist. Housing market expert Nela Richardson is joining Redfin after serving as a former senior economist with Bloomberg Government. Before that, she worked as a research economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and was a… Read More


Burgers, fries and PayPal: Internet payment system rolling out at restaurants

Cash and credit cards are so last year. Kirkland-based Viableware today announced a partnership with PayPal, allowing customers to make purchases with PayPal at restaurants using the company’s handheld payment device. Viableware’s RAIL payment touchscreen interface, as seen to the right, mimics a traditional leather folder for restaurant bills. It allows guests to peruse a digital copy of the bill,… Read More


P.F. Chang’s, Anthony’s and others to test new restaurant payment system

Seattle area startup Viableware plans to begin testing its new dining payment system at a number of select restaurants, including P.F. Chang’s, Anthony’s Restaurants, Dickie Brennan & Co. and Restaurants Unlimited. The company’s technology allows restaurant patrons to peruse a digital copy of the bill, calculate tips, split the bill, answer survey questions and then “self swipe” credit… Read More


Video: Is this how we will pay restaurant tabs in the future?

The Boom Noodle restaurant at Seattle’s University Village was buzzing with activity when I stopped by for an early lunch this week. I had been invited there by Viableware CEO Joe Snell who wanted to show off his company’s new Rail device, a patent-pending technology that he believes could transform the way people pay their bills… Read More