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Retailers offering free shipping. (Source ComScore via Business Insider).

As same-day shipping ramps up, retailers focus on free shipping – GeekWire

As same-day shipping ramps up, retailers focus on free shipping – GeekWire Retailers offering free shipping. (Source: ComScore via Business Insider). If same-day delivery is the future of retail, then the present is all about free shipping. Free shipping continues to gain in importance, hitting an all-time (non-holiday) high in the first quarter at 58 percent, according to ComScore. Free …

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Jesse Rothstein

ExtraHop looks to build business analytics powerhouse, lands $41 million from early Splunk investor – GeekWire

ExtraHop looks to build business analytics powerhouse, lands $41 million from early Splunk investor – GeekWire Jesse Rothstein ExtraHop CEO Jesse Rothstein doesn’t think his business analytics startup is simply creating a great product. The pony-tailed entrepreneur — who prior to co-founding ExtraHop worked as a senior architect at F5 Networks — believes they are …

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Vhoto hits 200K downloads in 1 month for iPhone app that scans your videos to find amazing photos – GeekWire

Vhoto hits 200K downloads in 1 month for iPhone app that scans your videos to find amazing photos – GeekWire The folks at Vhoto are finding that users — and investors — seem to like the idea of an app that clips out the best photographic moments from a motion video. Vhoto today announced that it has seen more than …

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Nela Richardson

Redfin names chief economist; Ex-Apple vet named CEO of X2Biosystems – GeekWire

Redfin names chief economist; Ex-Apple vet named CEO of X2Biosystems – GeekWire Nela Richardson —Redfin is following in the footsteps of Zillow and Trulia, appointing the Seattle online real estate company’s first-ever chief economist. Housing market expert Nela Richardson is joining Redfin after serving as a former senior economist with Bloomberg Government. Before that, she …

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Jordan Ritter

Napster co-founder emerges in Seattle with stealth ‘innovation studio,’ calls Silicon Valley unhealthy – GeekWire

Napster co-founder emerges in Seattle with stealth ‘innovation studio,’ calls Silicon Valley unhealthy – GeekWire Jordan Ritter Jordan Ritter grew up as an only child, never really putting down roots as his family moved between California, Texas and Florida. That nomadic and sometimes lonely experience impacted Ritter in his later years as the software developer …

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Chris DeVore keynoting the 2013 GeekWire Awards.

Time to ditch non-compete agreements to increase entrepreneurial talent, investor says – GeekWire

Time to ditch non-compete agreements to increase entrepreneurial talent, investor says – GeekWire Chris DeVore keynoting the 2013 GeekWire Awards. Chris DeVore has devoted many hours over the past few years to figure out how state and local government can best help startups. Now the Founder’s Co-op General Partner and Chair of Seattle’s Economic Development Commission …

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This app uses beacons to unlock content at museums, events and more – GeekWire

This app uses beacons to unlock content at museums, events and more – GeekWire Tucked away in one corner of the popular Tropical Butterfly House at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center is a small blue device that promises to change how visitors experience the exhibit, improve how the Science Center engages with its visitors and — if one Seattle startup has its …

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David O'Neill of APImetrics

APImetrics helps developers keep tabs on API performance – GeekWire

APImetrics helps developers keep tabs on API performance – GeekWire APImetrics CEO David O’Neill As the mobile platform continues to grow, tech companies are relying on application programming interfaces — APIs — more than ever. While these APIs certainly can add functionality to an app or program, they can also cause problems for developers — and that’s exactly where …

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Jon Xu and Bo Lu of FutureAdvisor

Here’s the 650-word explanation on why this Seattle entrepreneur moved his startup to San Francisco – GeekWire

Here’s the 650-word explanation on why this Seattle entrepreneur moved his startup to San Francisco – GeekWire Jon Xu and Bo Lu of FutureAdvisor A few days ago, I stumbled upon the news that Sequoia-backed FutureAdvisor raised $15.5 million in fresh funding. It looked to be a straightforward venture capital story. And then something caught my …

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These techies just invested $15 million in a Seattle pizza chain – GeekWire

These techies just invested $15 million in a Seattle pizza chain – GeekWire MOD Pizza just completed a very special order — closing a $15 million funding round. That’s usually not news on a tech site like GeekWire, but then look at who is involved in the Seattle pizza chain’s latest financing. According to Nation’s …

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