Microsoft’s largest-ever layoffs seem like a massive change in direction by new CEO Satya Nadella, who is leading an overdue corporate makeover at the pioneering technology company.
But the smaller numbers tell the real story, and we’re not entirely sure... Read more »
“We are about to embark on a nearly unprecedented adventure—expanding Microsoft’s investment in research by at least a factor of three.“
So begins the May 1997 memo written by Nathan Myhrvold, architect of Microsoft Research (MSR), a little over five and... Read more »
Seattle-based Valant Medical Solutions, which makes billing and health records management software for mental health professionals, has raised $11 million to support expansion into new markets and hiring.
The nine-year-old company makes cloud-based electronic health records, billing systems, and other... Read more »
In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about the “Series A crunch” for tech startups—lots of companies get seed funding but can’t raise a first venture round. Now we’re hearing more about a mid-stage funding bottleneck, typically at the Series B... Read more »
Welcome to In Translation, and thanks for reading. As a companion to Xconomy’s regular life sciences coverage, this new column provides me with a chance to dive a little more deeply into strategic, cultural, and scientific topics around the biotech world,... Read more »
This week we’re reviewing reports on Northwest funding activity and Seattle building activity, both indicators—leading or trailing?—of the tech economy’s strength. We’ve also got details on an accolade for the University of Washington’s commercialization efforts, Trupanion’s IPO plans, deals for Cray... Read more »
Let’s say you’re an ambitious, creative professional or entrepreneur working in the United States. You’re interested in technology, you have the luxury of mobility, and you want to be close to the center of things. Which city should you choose as... Read more »
The big news out west this week revolves around institutional drama. In San Diego, the faculty at The Scripps Research Institute has taken issue with merger talks that the president and board have had with the University of Southern California. The... Read more »
Two years ago, VC firms shrugged off sluggish economic conditions to invest $8.1 billion in 812 U.S. deals in the second quarter. It was the highest total in more than a decade—and represented a high water mark for venture dollars invested... Read more »