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Snowflake Computing, the Silicon Valley-based cloud data warehouse company led by former Microsoft exec Bob Muglia, is opening an engineering office in the Seattle region — planning to hire 10 to 15 engineers at the location this year, and potentially expanding to as many as 50 to 100 long-term. Leo Giakoumakis, who joined Snowflake from Microsoft, will lead the engineering office, at the City Center Bellevue building in Bellevue, Wash. Giakoumakis has 20 years of software engineering experience, having led Microsoft engineering teams for 13 years on projects including SQL Server, Azure SQL and most recently HDInsight, where he delivered Hadoop, Spark and Kafka… Read More
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Zillow Group already operates a number of online real estate brands: Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads and Naked Apartments. But apparently that’s not enough for the Seattle-based company, which today said it plans to release a new online real estate service dubbed RealEstate.com. This new search service has a very specific purpose: help millennial home buyers. The company is not offering many detail at this time, saying it will share more when the service launches in May. Jeremy Wacksman, chief marketing officer at Zillow Group, said in a release that it has spent a lot of time researching the millennial home buyer.… Read More
Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos keeps racking up the awards for his Blue Origin space venture: He just found out that Blue Origin is winning the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy for its New Shepard suborbital spaceship. The 2016 Collier Trophy was awarded to the Blue Origin team, headquartered in Kent, Wash., “for successfully demonstrating rocket booster reusability with the New Shepard human spaceflight vehicle through five successful test flights of a single booster and engine, all of which performed powered vertical landings on Earth,” the NAA said today in a statement. The trophy is awarded annually to recognize the previous year’s greatest achievement in… Read More
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Pam Edstrom, the sharp-witted communications pro who shaped the world’s impression of Microsoft for more than three decades as its first public relations director and then a leader of its longtime PR agency, passed away Wednesday after a four-month battle with cancer. Edstrom, 71, was a pioneer of modern technology communications — blending a no-nonsense, get-it-done approach with flexibility, a “golden heart,” an epic sense of humor and a natural gift for mentoring others, said Melissa Waggener Zorkin, Edstrom’s longtime business partner in WE Communications, the agency formerly known as Waggener Edstrom. That combination of traits allowed Edstrom to match wits with the likes of Microsoft’s… Read More
Seattle-based RBC Signals says it’s raised $1.5 million from investors around the world, providing a boost for its plans to knit together a network of ground stations for receiving satellite data. The company didn’t provide details about its latest seed-round investors, other than to say they include venture capitalists from the United States, Singapore, the Middle East and China. Previously announced investors include Blacktop Capital and Entrenext Ventures. RBC Signals, led by co-founder and CEO Christopher Richins, has agreements with ground stations in more than 20 locations around the globe to use spare capacity on their antennas. The company takes advantage of that… Read More
We could watch this until the cows come home! A dairy farm in Vermont was so confident in the milking skills of its farmers, that it challenged Nintendo of America to a competition. But instead of real cows, gamers from Nintendo took on the farmers in “1-2-Switch” on the new game console. “1-2-Switch” lets competitors face each other instead of the television in activities such as a Wild West shootout, a dance competition and cow milking. At Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, Vt., someone thought real farmers could get the best of real gamers. With Joy-Con controllers in hand,… Read More
And the company wants to change how process nodes are named.
Amazon will shut down Diapers.com and the other websites operated by its Quidsi division, the company confirmed to Bloomberg today, citing the division’s lack of profitability as the reason behind the decision. Quidsi’s acquisition by Amazon for $545 million was announced back in November 2010, and included the flagship Diapers.com brand, as well as the other one- to two-word… Read More
Rover.com, the Seattle-based leader in the online pet sitting and dog walking marketplace, is taking a big bite out of the competition by acquiring DogVacay, the second-largest such company in the $15 billion pet care industry. The combined company will keep the Rover name, and comes just six months after the 6-year-old startup raised $40 million with an eye toward becoming profitable by the end of 2017. CEO Aaron Easterly said at the time that it could be the company’s last funding round before a public offering. Terms of Wednesday’s all-stock deal were not revealed. DogVacay had raised nearly $50 million from backers like Benchmark, Andreessen… Read More
A Republican bill that significantly rolls back rules designed to prevent internet providers from selling consumer data has passed both houses of Congress and President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law. The bill nullifies an Obama-Era Federal Communications Commission rule called “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services.” That rule, enacted in 2016, extends existing customer privacy requirements to broadband internet and other telecom services. It also requires internet service providers to tell customers about their right to privacy (allowing customers to opt out of programs that would share their confidential data); made it… Read More