Seattle

  • TechCrunch Meetup. Tonight. Seattle.

    TechCrunch Meetup. Tonight. Seattle.

    We’re here, Seattle. And boy is it nice. Blue skies, cool weather, and great startups. We’re loving it. Tonight, at 6:00, TechCrunch is taking over the ShowBox at the Market for an evening of good times and startup pitches. After sorting through over a hundred applications, we selected 20 companies to take part in a rapid-fire pitch-off competition to be judged by TechCrunch… Read More

  • Spotted! Secret Ubers On The Streets Of Seattle

    Spotted! Secret Ubers On The Streets Of Seattle

    It’s testament to the enthusiasm of the Uber fan base that we’ve gotten multiple tips this afternoon about the service being live in Seattle. Via a quick phone call with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, I’ve confirmed that Uber has soft launched in the Pacific Northwest’s largest city, with an initial three black cars in its test fleet. Perhaps because of general cost of living… Read More

  • A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

    A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at Bothsidesofthetable I’m in Seattle this week. Seattle should be the envy of any non Silicon Valley tech community in the country. Great lifestyle, great cost of living, motivated people and only the crap weather on the negative side. They have had… Read More

  • Blue Marble Energy Raises $1.3 Million More To Make Carbon-Neutral Fragrances, Flavors And Fuel

    According to a new SEC filing, Blue Marble Energy attracted another $1.3 million investment — this time in a series A-1 convertible note deal — to create carbon neutral alternatives to petrochemicals. Blue Marble’s biochemicals can be used to manufacture everything from food and perfume, to plastics, adhesives and synthetic textiles. The company also produces renewable… Read More

  • Avego Debuts go520 Mobile App In Seattle To Encourage Carpooling, Ease Traffic

    A company that provides software and services to the transportation industry, Avego, introduced a pilot program called go520 in Seattle today, to match drivers who have empty seats in their vehicles to carpoolers on their route, using an app for iPhone and other GPS-enabled smartphones. The project could do for commuters what Cabulous and Uber have begun to do for taxi drivers and their… Read More

  • Seattle is the most dangerous place in cyberspace

    Symantec published a report recently listing the 50 riskiest places to be online, as apparently having that many beardos in one place can only result in evil. Seattle made the top of the list, however San Francisco, Boston, and Washington D.C. made it up near the top as well. Read More

  • Go Seattle! America's most wired!

    I knew I lived here for a reason! Seattle has moved to the top of Forbes’ annual “most-wired” American cities list, displacing Atlanta (of all places) and further cementing its unofficial title of Most Awesome. Read More

  • Nintendo Fan Network now free for Mariners' fans

    I’m sitting in the Virgin America gate at JFK waiting for my flight to Seattle and I come across this tidbit of news. I’m both stoked and bummed at the same time. I’m stoked because this is a pretty rad deal for Mariner’s fans and I grew up rooting for them, which explains my hatred for the Yankees, but I’m bummed because I forgot my DS at home. If… Read More

  • Attention, Seattle: CrunchGear reader meet-up, April 25th!

    We’ve been talking quite a bit about our reader meet-up on May 1st in New York City, but we didn’t want the West Coast (you and I both know it’s the best coast) to feel left out, so we’re having an admittedly smaller meet-up on Friday the 25 in Seattle. You’ll get a chance to meet with Yours Truly, our own Devin Coldewey, and Peter Ha‘s flying in via… Read More

  • IndieCade 2008: Calling all Indie Gamer developers, your time has come

    Here’s your chance to get a little bit of exposure and see what everyone else in the Indie Game community is up to. IndieCade 2008 is set to take place July 10-13 in sunny Seattle (it’ll actually be at Open Satellite in Bellevue) and they’re looking for submissions to be showcased at the show. Call for Submissions: Indiecade invites independent game artists and designers… Read More

  • Comcast in Seattle getting six more High-Definition channels in March

    [photopress:hdcomcast.jpg,full,center]Rarely do I give Comcast praise, but today I feel I must. The cable company monopoly will be adding six new HD channels to its catalog in March, just in time for my birthday, and they’re good ones! Well, most of them. Those of you who are still using standard definition need to seriously think about your futures. You’re holding the rest of us… Read More