Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Startup-assisted microschools ease remote schooling pain, but could widen academic divides

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With K-12 schools reopening now and over the coming weeks, parents are facing a COVID-driven misery they’d hoped was behind them: a return to remote schooling. Challenging at an...

Seattle startup WiBotic secures FCC approval for wireless system to charge robots, drones and...

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WiBotic, Seattle-based makers of a wireless charging system that uses high-power transmitters and receivers to power up batteries on drones, robots and more, has received authoriz...

Seattle startup Minnow raises $2.2M to roll out contactless food delivery pickup stations

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Seattle startup Minnow is hoping to capture some of the increased demand for contactless technologies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 3-year-old company just raised a $2....

Life-and-career path platform OwnTrail raises $250K, builds ‘work from garage’ office space

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Seattle-based OwnTrail launched in February, just before COVID-19 turned the world upside down — but the startup is weathering the pandemic largely unscathed. “We’re about h...

Porch to go public at $523M valuation in SPAC deal, marking new era for...

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Porch, a real estate technology venture and home improvement marketplace that has spent four years quietly renovating its own business, plans to become publicly traded through a m...

Months after moving into deluxe new office, Seattle startup Zipwhip extends remote work a...

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Last fall, Zipwhip employees were settling into a sprawling new office space with sunset views of the Seattle waterfront and Olympic Mountains. The 75,000-square-foot space provid...

American Startup signs on Rolls-Royce to help build engines for world’s fastest commercial aircraft

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A Colorado-based startup named Boom Supersonic has set out to create a supersonic passenger jet as an increment in the pathways paved by the original Concorde. The company has now ...

JetClosing raises $8.5M as pandemic highlights demand for digital title and escrow service

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Social distancing rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic are driving up demand for JetClosing‘s digital home closing service. The startup just landed $8.5 million in a Series B rou...

Jay-Z’s VC firm invests in Seattle startup Wyze, which plans smart thermostat and video...

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Wyze Labs has added an additional $5 million to a Series A-1 financing round, closing out $15 million in new funds to further improve upon its line of smart home products and buil...

Bill Gates-backed startup Likewise expands to TVs, bringing content picks and lists to living...

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Likewise, a Seattle-area startup that offers personalized picks for movies, TV series and other content, has released a new TV version of its app to let users track and quickly la...
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TECH

Rosetta 2 is Apple’s key to making the ARM transition less...

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Earlier this week, on what Tim Cook called a “historic day,” Apple announced that it’s moving Macs away from Intel processors to its own silicon chips. The first Mac with App...

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