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Fri, 12 Sep 2008 05:39:00 +0000Back in May, I reported on the strange tale of Attachmate CEO Jeff Hawn who was charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty after paying hunters to kill 32 bison that had wandered onto his Colorado ranch.
Thu, 11 Sep 2008 19:01:00 +0000Big Fish Games has reeled in the biggest venture financing deal in the state this year.
Thu, 11 Sep 2008 11:18:00 +0000ValleyWag reports that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has sunk money into Bellevue's Finsphere and New York's Aviary
Thu, 11 Sep 2008 06:24:00 +0000Following up on a review of Seattle's Earth Class Mail from earlier this month, David Pogue of The New York Times today offers exceprts from letters from readers who sent postal mail to the columnist's account with the company.
Wed, 10 Sep 2008 11:12:00 +0000NCsoft Corp., the Korean developer of massively muliplayer online games, is establishing a new subsidiary for the U.S. and European markets that will be headquartered in Seattle. The new unit -- tentatively dubbed NC West -- will be led by Chris Chung, Jeff Strain, David Reid and Patrick Wyatt. Chung and Reid previously worked at Microsoft, while Strain and Wyatt previously worked at Blizzard Entertainment.
Tue, 09 Sep 2008 19:02:00 +0000Seattle-area mobile gaming startups Reaxion Corp. and Mobliss Inc. are merging as they try to survive a consolidation wave in the industry caused by weak growth.
Tue, 09 Sep 2008 11:00:00 +0000At a product demonstration event hosted by the MIT Venture Lab three months ago, Swype won over judges (I was among them) with a new technology that allowed mobile phone users to input text using a finger by drawing lines between letters on a keypad.
Tue, 09 Sep 2008 06:37:00 +0000California's venture capital market is about 10 times bigger than Washington's, both in terms of deals and dollars.
Tue, 09 Sep 2008 05:31:00 +0000Silicon Valley Bank has established a new life science practice in the Pacific Northwest under the direction of Rob Derry, a board member of the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association who before joining SVB worked in sales at Onyx Software. With five percent of the total venture capital pool in the state going to life science companies last year, SVB is hoping to assist life science companies as they grow here.
Tue, 09 Sep 2008 01:52:00 +0000Venture investments in clean tech soared 41 percent during the second quarter to $961.7 million, with The Associated Press reporting that 38 percent of the capital is going to later-stage companies.
Mon, 08 Sep 2008 12:18:00 +0000Sampa's Marcelo Calbucci offers his latest installment of the top Seattle Internet startups by Alexa and Compete.com rankings.
Mon, 08 Sep 2008 06:31:00 +0000Findwell is a new Seattle online real estate brokerage that is taking direct aim at Redfin, launching a service today that offers home buyers a 50 percent rebate on the buyer agent's commission.
Mon, 08 Sep 2008 06:24:00 +0000Redfin's Glenn Kelman offers his take on why venture capitalists are taking fewer risks in a blog post titled "Honey, I Shrunk the Startups."
Mon, 08 Sep 2008 02:38:00 +0000The newspaper business is under siege, with jobs axed nearly every day (The New York Times today announced 550 cuts) and ad revenue shrinking by a whopping $3 billion during the first half of the year.
Sun, 07 Sep 2008 19:01:00 +0000Gist, a new Seattle Internet startup backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is emerging from stealth mode this week with a new e-mail service that is designed to help people better manage "information overload."