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  • Virginia launches program to connect entrepreneurs with investors
    Posted by Michael Neibauer on 12/11/2017 at 9:55 PM

    Virginia officials on Monday launched an initiative designed to match promising entrepreneurs with prospective investors, including locally based players like Village Capital, Revolution and the Center for Innovative Technology. VA4E, or Virginia is for Entrepreneurs, measures a company’s progress through an online diagnostic survey and application, then links that company with about 50 partnering investment firms and potential funders — not necessarily for financing right away, but at least […]

  • 2 Autotask managers join leadership team of new company after acquisition
    Posted by Chelsea Diana on 12/11/2017 at 9:55 PM

    It comes after private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, which acquired Autotask in 2014, acquired Datto to merge the two technology companies. As part of the merger, the company announced its new executive team on Monday. […]

  • A robot could be your next rental agent
    Posted by Mark Calvey on 12/11/2017 at 9:40 PM

    A Bay Area startup is using robots to help rent properties faster. It's the latest sign that fewer people will eventually work in real estate as technology boosts productivity and squeezes profits. […]

  • Amazon's pulls back the reins on Seattle hiring spree
    Posted by Casey Coombs on 12/11/2017 at 9:40 PM

    Amazon's hiring in the Puget Sound region has dipped to its lowest levels in years. […]

  • Nonprofit to start advanced robotics working group
    Posted by Lian Bunny on 12/11/2017 at 9:38 PM

    Catalyst Connection started an additive manufacturing working group about a year ago. Now it will partner with the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. […]

  • GoDaddy gets win in lengthy patent case that affects tech industry
    Posted by Hayley Ringle on 12/11/2017 at 9:33 PM

    Scottsdale-based GoDaddy Inc. received a final win today in a lengthy patent infringement case that sets a precedent for similar “patent troll” claims against other technology companies. The win came after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a patent litigation case this morning between GoDaddy and RPost Communications Ltd., the Los Angeles-based creator of the RMail secure and certified electronic communications company that also is a patent-holding company. RPost claimed GoDaddy’s ema […]

  • State selects CenturyLink-Comcast partnership as network provider
    Posted by Stacey Federoff on 12/11/2017 at 9:33 PM

    As a part of a five-year contract with the Commonwealth of Pennylvania, CenturyLink is partnering with Comcast Business to provide high-speed performance network services and connectivity to end-users for its agencies, commissions, councils, bureaus, authorities and boards. Data networking products and services will be provided by CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), which completed the acquisition of Level 3 Communications on Nov. 1, according to a news release. “Our collaboration with CenturyLink, allows […]

  • Shazam! Another Apple buy that reportedly could be worth $400M
    Posted by Jennifer Elias on 12/11/2017 at 9:15 PM

    Apple Inc. has confirmed its acquisition of U.K-based Shazam Entertainment Ltd., although it didn't reveal how much it paid for the company, which at one point had a billion-dollar-plus valuation. Last week, TechCrunch reported the Cupertino company was close to buying Shazam. The startup identifies sound and video content within a few seconds. TechCrunch originally reported the deal would be worth $400 million — far below Shazam's estimated $1.02 billion valuation that PitchBook Data estimated […]

  • McLeod Software CEO on Hoover deal, self-driving vehicles and more
    Posted by Tyler Patchen on 12/11/2017 at 9:01 PM

    Tom McLeod speaks on the move and future of his company […]

  • Software execs move publicly traded company from New York to Austin to revive growth
    Posted by Mike Cronin on 12/11/2017 at 8:58 PM

    FalconStor Software needs to re-engage with customers and partners to return to growth after a move to the Texas capital. […]

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