Category: Tech News

Madrona Venture Labs spinout Uplevel raises $7.5M to measure engineering teams’ productivity

Uplevel Co-founders David Youssefnia, Joe Levy, Ravs Kaur and Dave Matthews, (Uplevel Photo) A new startup has emerged from stealth mode armed with $7.5 million in seed...

Ex-Concur CEO Steve Singh joins Madrona as a managing director — here’s how he plans to invest

Steve Singh at the 2017 GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit. (GeekWire File Photo) Steve Singh wants to find the next Concur. The longtime tech executive is joining Madrona...

Microsoft adds $250 million to Seattle housing pledge, bringing total commitment to $750M

Microsoft President Brad Smith and CFO Amy Hood announced the $500M affordable housing initiative in January 2019. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) Microsoft is...

Why Microsoft embraced Chromium, and what the new Edge says about the state of web browsers

The new Edge logo. (Microsoft Image) As of today, Microsoft’s default web browser is officially shifting to an open-source engine best known for powering a rival...

Washington state AG accuses feds of trying to ‘undermine’ states in T-Mobile-Sprint lawsuit

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaking at the 2017 GeekWire Summit. (GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong) The attorney general of T-Mobile’s home state,...

Exclusive: Apple acquires Xnor.ai, edge AI spin-out from Paul Allen’s AI2, for price in $200M range

Xnor.ai’s computer vision tool can recognize objects using software that resides on an Apple iPhone rather than in the cloud. (Xnor.ai Illustration) Apple has acquired...

Microsoft president talks ‘tech Cold War’ with China, which accounts for 2% of company’s revenue

Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks last year at a Town Hall Seattle event. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) Microsoft President Brad Smith speculated last month that...

Ex-Nike leaders reimagine funeral experience with new startup that simplifies cremation services

Keith Crawford, left, and David Odusanya, co-founders of Solace, a Portland-based company reimagining traditional funeral experiences. (Solace Photo) Entrepreneurs and...

Corporate VC arms of Saudi Aramco and Chevron invest in $24M round for Seattle startup Seeq

Seeq’s analytics software. (Seeq Photo) Seeq, a Seattle-based maker of analytics software for manufacturers, just raised $24 million in fresh cash. The deal is an...

Amazon seeks to block Microsoft from working on JEDI contract as legal battle continues

The Pentagon. (Flickr Photo / David B. Gleason cc2.0) Amazon’s legal quest to overturn the decision to award the coveted JEDI cloud contract to rival Microsoft could...