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 2018-04-26 15:26 

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Snap unveils next generation Spectacles, taking another shot at wearable hardware...

Snapchat parent company Snap is giving the Spectacles experiment another go. Today the company unveiled the second generation of the wearable camera, with some design changes, better download speeds and the promise of water resistance. The new Spectacles ...

 2018-04-26 03:22 

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nLight prices IPO at $16/share as laser-maker seeks to raise $96M, above expected range...

nLight priced its initial public offering above the expected range at $16 per share on Thursday night as the Vancouver, Wash.-based laser-maker seeks to raise as $96 million. The company, which makes lasers used in aerospace, defense and manufacturing, is...

 2018-04-26 00:38 

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Trimble will pay $1.2B to acquire Portland-based Viewpoint Construction Software, including former Dexter + Chaney office in Seattle...

Portland, Ore.-based Viewpoint Construction Software has agreed to be acquired by Silicon Valley-based giant Trimble for $1.2 billion in an all-cash deal. The Oregonian called it the "biggest deal ever for a Portland tech company." Originally foun...

 2018-04-26 00:24 

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Real estate startup leaseABLE raises $1.5M to simplify 'archaic' commercial leasing process...

A new startup called leaseABLE aims to bring the typically fragmented and secretive world of commercial real estate leasing online, and it just raised $1.5 million to move ahead with that mission. The company, with executives in both Seattle and San Franc...

 2018-04-26 00:12 

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Plasmonic modulator could lead to a new breed of electro-optic computer chips...

News Brief: Researchers have created a miniaturized device that can transform electronic signals into optical signals with low signal loss. They say the electro-optic modulator could make it easier to merge electronic and photonic circuitry on a single ch...

 2018-04-25 23:38 

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The 'nerd bird' has landed: Tech execs, politicians help kick off Seattle-to-Vancouver seaplane flights...

With cranes in the background further building out Seattle's booming tech sector, two seaplanes landed on Lake Union Wednesday, including one carrying Canadian officials from Vancouver, B.C. Waiting on the dock were Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Microso...

 2018-04-25 23:34 

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TLDR: Gmail lets you press snooze on emails, new restrictions on H-1B visas, stand 500 ft. above Seattle...

[Editor's Note: TLDR is GeekWire's daily news rundown, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today's update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube for every episode, check back weekday afternoons for more, and sign up for TLDR email updates below.]...

 2018-04-25 22:54 

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Gaia probe maps the comings and goings of galaxy's stars and scientists go gaga...

The European Space Agency has released the world's most exhaustive star catalog, pinpointing the positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. Today's release, based on 22 months' worth of data from ESA's Gaia sky-mapping satellite, follows up on...

 2018-04-25 22:26 

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Zillow scoops up office space from Nordstrom as Seattle HQ grows to more than 1,500 people...

Zillow Group gobbled up a pair of floors at Russell Investments Center in Seattle, referred to by some as Zillow Tower because the real estate information company has taken over a huge chunk of the building in recent years. The latest deal involves Zillow...

 2018-04-25 20:50 

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While growth remains slow, F5 Q2 earnings beat expectations amid software-focused turnaround...

F5 Networks told Wall Street analysts earlier this year that it expects slow revenue growth as it shifts its business from the data center era to the cloud computing era. Its second fiscal quarter earnings results stuck to that story, coming in slightly a...

 2018-04-25 20:36 

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Facebook beats expectations with $11.9B in Q1 revenue despite recent scandals...

Despite the recent scandals plaguing the social media giant, Facebook beat expectations for its first quarter earnings report with $11.97 billion in revenue, higher than analyst estimates of $11.4 billion. Facebook's adjusted earnings per share were $...

 2018-04-25 20:20 

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ServiceNow snaps up VendorHawk to help its customers manage their SaaS spending...

ServiceNow has acquired Seattle's VendorHawk, a recent TechStars Seattle graduate, for an undisclosed amount in order to add cloud software cost-management features to its broader portfolio of IT management services. The all-cash deal, announced just ...

 2018-04-25 18:26 

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Well-funded real estate tech company Compass opens Seattle-area offices...

Compass, a company that aims to use technology to simplify home buying and selling, is opening offices in the Seattle area. Compass has 14 employees working out of a temporary office in Seattle, and the company is teaming up with Seattle-based brokerage N...

 2018-04-25 17:51 

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Boeing's outlook and its shares get a boost after strong results for first quarter...

The Boeing Co. is raising its financial sights for the year as a result of a stronger-than-expected first quarter, and that was reflected today in its stock price as well. First-quarter revenue was up 6 percent year over year at $23.4 billion. and net ear...

 2018-04-25 17:47 

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Amplero taps Jamie Miller, former chief of thePlatform, as new CEO; founder Olly Downs remains as chief scientist...

Amplero has a new leader. The Seattle AI marketing startup has tapped veteran tech executive Jamie Miller as its new CEO, replacing founder Olly Downs, who will remain at the company as chief scientist. Downs told GeekWire that as his company enters its n...

 2018-04-25 17:35 

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Puppet signals shift in product strategy with new tech asset inventory dashboard...

Puppet is shaking up its product strategy, announcing on Wednesday the first product that will become part of an expanded portfolio of DevOps-oriented products. Puppet Discovery allows companies to take inventory of all technology assets and services in u...

 2018-04-25 16:29 

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Study estimates traveling with Uber and Lyft will be cheaper than owning a car in some cities by 2027...

The cost of owning a car could be less than traveling exclusively with rideshare services in Seattle and Denver by 2027, according to a new study by QuoteWizard. Two commuters — one in Seattle and one in Denver — agreed to travel using only Ub...

 2018-04-25 16:21 

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Announcing the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit: Top tech leaders from Microsoft and Amazon added to agenda, early-bird tickets on sale...

Our biggest technical conference of the year — the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit — is coming up on June 26-27 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash. Today, we're excited to announce early-bird ticket sales, as well as some of the amazing sp...

 2018-04-25 16:13 

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DocuSign ups IPO target, now seeks to raise $450M on stock price of $26 to $28...

DocuSign raised its forecasted stock price as it gears up to go public, indicating excitement on Wall Street about the digital signature giant. In a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, DocuSign listed an anticipated stoc...

 2018-04-25 16:00 

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Microsoft's Azure Container Instances, which lets you deploy containers with utter disregard for hardware, now generally available...

When is a container serverless? That question might sound like troll bait for infrastructure geeks, but Microsoft's Azure Container Instances, now generally available, is a blend of two prominent trends in cloud-native software development. Azure Cont...

 2018-04-25 15:20 

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Twitter stock drops on slow growth projection despite better than expected revenue and profits...

Twitter posted another profitable quarter and beat Wall Street expectations for revenue, but warnings of a slowdown in the social media company's growth sent shares spiraling Wednesday. Twitter posted earnings of 8 cents per share on $665 million in r...

 2018-04-25 14:17 

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Amazon to release new Alexa options for families and kids, including 'magic word' feature that gives positive reinforcement for saying 'please'...

Amazon plans to release a slate of new Alexa features for parents and children, plus a new $79.99 version of its Echo Dot designed for kids, attempting to expand the appeal of its voice assistant for families and broaden its reach in the home. The new opt...

 2018-04-25 14:00 

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What it's like to stand on the Space Needle's new glass floor, 500 feet above Seattle ... in VR...

With the sun shining and blue skies above Seattle this week, there's no better time to venture to the top of the Space Needle to take in clear views through the remodeled icon's glass top house. But because work is ongoing at the 56-year-old landm...

 2018-04-25 13:00 

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Seattle DevOps vets launch Sodo, a startup that helps companies modernize their IT...

Two longtime Seattle-area engineers are teaming up to launch Sodo, a new professional-development startup that wants to help software development teams get up and running using modern software development techniques and practices. Sodo, short for "shi...

 2018-04-25 11:00 

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Pioneer Square Labs adds T.A. McCann as managing director, bolstering startup studio leadership team...

Pioneer Square Labs just added some serious entrepreneurial clout to its managing director lineup. The Seattle startup studio today named T.A. McCann as its fifth managing director, joining Geoff Entress, Mike Galgon, Greg Gottesman, and Julie Sandler as ...

 2018-04-25 07:01 

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Meet the new Gmail: Self-destructing messages, Snooze button, response reminders and more...

Google is taking the lid off its oft-hinted redesign of Gmail, which includes a new look, a host of fresh features, increased security and an injection of artificial intelligence. Gmail is one piece of Google's larger G Suite productivity offerings th...

 2018-04-25 04:55 

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Judge orders Trump administration to resume DACA in lawsuit brought by Microsoft and Princeton...

A federal judge sided with Microsoft and Princeton University Tuesday in a lawsuit they filed over President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. U.S. District Court Judge John Bates ruled that the Departm...

 2018-04-24 23:52 

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Tech Moves: Microsoft appoints new general counsel; Alder BioPharma poaches Amgen executive; and more...

Microsoft has appointed longtime legal executive Dev Stahlkopf as its general counsel after leaving the role vacant for two years. The new general counsel role was created by Microsoft Chief Legal Officer and President Brad Smith. Stahlkopf, who has been ...

 2018-04-24 23:49 

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TLDR: Get packages delivered to your car, iPhone-based stethoscope, Adventureman visits Microsoft...

[Editor's Note: TLDR is GeekWire's daily news rundown, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today's update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube for every episode, check back weekday afternoons for more, and sign up for TLDR email updates below.]...

 2018-04-24 23:32 

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Painful honesty for startups: Rand Fishkin's 'Lost and Founder' is an exercise in radical transparency...

Lots of startup leaders talk about transparency. Rand Fishkin lives it. The co-founder and former CEO of Seattle-based marketing technology startup Moz is known for publicly sharing information that many others would keep under wraps, such as company fina...

 2018-04-24 22:42 

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Ready to return to Mars? Bungie reveals 'Warmind,' the new expansion for 'Destiny 2'...

Kirkland, Wash.-based video game developer Bungie took to its official Twitch channel Tuesday to reveal details about the forthcoming expansion for "Destiny 2, Warmind." It features a new area to explore, a new story, a handful of brand new weapon...

 2018-04-24 21:24 

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Longtime Juno Therapeutics CEO Hans Bishop leaves role after merger with Celgene...

Hans Bishop, the co-founder and longtime CEO of immunotherapy company Juno Therapeutics, has quietly left that role following the company's $9 billion acquisition by biotech giant Celgene, he told GeekWire on Tuesday. Bishop has also joined Celgene...

 2018-04-24 20:21 

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GeekWire Awards 2018: It's time to vote for the Geekiest Office Space in Seattle...

A tropical island-themed tiki bar. A colorful pop art paradise. An innovative invention lab. And stunning rooftop decks. Those are some of the attributes of the inspiring and super cool office spaces up for this year's coveted Geekiest Office Space Aw...

 2018-04-24 20:18 

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Microsoft eyeing big office complex near its HQ campus, report says...

Microsoft plans to buy a 725,000-square-foot office complex that is surrounded by the tech giant's massive headquarters campus, according to a report from Puget Sound Business Journal. Microsoft has been rumored as a potential buyer for the Daytona La...

 2018-04-24 19:06 

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Feds announce new restrictions on H-1B visas and plans to rescind 'startup visa' workaround...

Immigration authorities are cracking down on requirements and conditions for H-1B visas, which many employers in the tech industry use to hire skilled talent from other countries. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent a letter to the Senate Judic...

 2018-04-24 17:36 

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High school seniors from across Washington state commit to STEM by signing letters of intent...

Top athletes may get much of the attention when it comes to signing days and committing to a university to continue playing a particular sport. But in Seattle on Monday, the spotlight was on students who would be applying their talents in science, technol...

 2018-04-24 17:35 

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Microsoft teams up with Skype competitor Discord to help Xbox gamers connect with friends...

Microsoft is teaming up with Discord, a voice and text chat app for gamers, to let them link up their accounts with Xbox Live profiles to share what games they are playing and more easily connect with friends. The alliance means Xbox Live players can shar...

 2018-04-24 16:54 

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Sequoia Capital will accept up to $350M from Washington State Investment Board, reports say...

Top Silicon Valley investment firm Sequoia Capital has reportedly accepted up to $350 million from the Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) for its new $5 billion global growth fund. Dan Primack from Axios reports that it's a big deal for Sequoia,...

 2018-04-24 16:50 

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Vote for Hardware of the Year: 5 high-tech products nominated at the GeekWire Awards...

There's something cool about getting to touch, feel, and use a high-tech hardware product, perhaps more so today than in the years past given how software is eating the world. Each of the five finalists in this year's Hardware/Gadget of the Year c...

 2018-04-24 15:59 

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Seattle hits 18 months as nation's hottest housing market with no signs of slowing down...

Seattle has held the title of the nation's hottest housing market for 18 months and counting, as continued population growth powered by the region's tech boom and few available homes keep prices soaring. According to the latest update from the Cas...

 2018-04-24 14:00 

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Microsoft lends a technical hand as 'Adventureman' begins epic 6,000-mile run for charity across U.S....

Jamie McDonald dipped his hand in the Pacific Ocean two weeks ago to mark the start of his latest test of human endurance — a 6,000-mile run from the westernmost point of the continental United States to the easternmost point. On Monday, he got anot...

 2018-04-24 13:17 

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Smartsheet boosts stock price range to $12 to $14 per share as IPO nears...

Smartsheet is gearing up to go public this week, and Wall Street appears to like what it sees. The Bellevue, Wash.-based software company today boosted the anticipated stock price range for its initial public offering to $12 to $14 per share. That's u...

 2018-04-24 13:00 

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Steth IO launches smartphone-based stethoscope that visualizes heartbeats — invented by teenager...

The stethoscope has long been a symbol of medicine, but now the centuries-old device has new competition, with the launch of a smartphone-based intelligent stethoscope invented by a Seattle teen seeking to solve a challenge identified by his cardiologist ...

 2018-04-24 11:54 

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Amazon unveils new service to stow packages in locked cars outside of the home or workplace...

Your parked car can now be a package delivery hub — thanks to a new service that Amazon unveiled today. The company, which has been working over the past few years to solve the last mile of package delivery, today launched a new program for Prime me...

 2018-04-24 07:01 

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Tableau revamps subscription offerings to woo enterprise customers, unveils data analysis tool...

Tableau Software overhauled its subscription pricing structure, offering several different packages of its data visualization products to gain a stronger foothold among big companies. These options replace Tableau's current subscription pricing, first...

 2018-04-24 04:24 

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Amazon expands Whole Foods grocery delivery to 3 additional cities...

News Brief: Amazon today expanded its Whole Foods grocery delivery service to three additional cities: Denver, Sacramento, and San Diego. The service, which debuted in February and is now available in ten cities, offers free delivery in two hours for Amaz...

 2018-04-24 02:53 

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Paul Allen's shipwreck sleuths help Aussies document World War I submarine's remains...

Score another undersea revelation for the crew of the Petrel, a research vessel backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. This time it's the AE1, Australia's first submarine and the first Allied submarine loss of World War I. The AE1 was lost at ...

 2018-04-24 02:00 

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New Seattle venture fund hooks $27M to bankroll AI startups — and it's not done fishing for fresh cash...

Flying Fish Partners is ready to cast its pole deep underneath Seattle's iceberg. The new venture firm has raised $27.8 million as part of a larger $80 million fund that will be used to invest in Pacific Northwest startups building artificial intellig...

 2018-04-24 00:41 

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Boeing HorizonX co-leads funding round for Morf3D additive manufacturing startup...

The latest addition to Boeing's venture-capital portfolio is Morf3D, a California startup that focuses on aerospace applications for 3-D printing. Boeing HorizonX Ventures is a co-leader of the Series A investment round, announced by the companies tod...

 2018-04-23 23:40 

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TLDR: We can't make this stuff up — MIT student orders pizza with his mind...

[Editor's Note: TLDR is GeekWire's daily news rundown, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today's update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube for every episode, check back weekday afternoons for more, and sign up for TLDR email updates below.]...

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