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  • Meet The Pitch-Off Winners Of The Austin And Seattle Meetups

    Meet The Pitch-Off Winners Of The Austin And Seattle Meetups

    After a long, exhilarating week hunting down the coolest new startups in Austin and Seattle, I’m proud to announce the winners of our recent TechCrunch Pitch-offs. They triumphed through a sixty-second pitch, stood up against a barrage of questions from local venture capitalists and TechCrunch editors, and most importantly, impressed hundreds of potential users in the audience. Read More

  • The Seattle Pitch-Off Is Tomorrow, So Hurry Up And Grab Tickets!

    The Seattle Pitch-Off Is Tomorrow, So Hurry Up And Grab Tickets!

    What up, Seattle? TechCrunch has officially arrived to rock the socks off of the Seattle tech scene, and more importantly, to be rocked ourselves by the startups blossoming out of the Northwest. Read More

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    Investment Outlook Is Sunny In The Cloud Capital

    Investment Outlook Is Sunny In The Cloud Capital

    Tomorrow TechCrunch will touch down in the Cloud Capital to showcase some local talent in Seattle’s startup scene, where venture capital deals are on the rise. In the last quarter, Seattle-based companies raised over $500 million in venture funding — the highest amount raised in a single quarter to date — according to CrunchBase data. In the past year, the region has seen… Read More

  • TechCrunch Meetups Invade Austin And Seattle In One Week, Get Tickets Now!

    TechCrunch Meetups Invade Austin And Seattle In One Week, Get Tickets Now!

    One week. We have exactly one week until TechCrunch invades Austin and Seattle with the TC Meetups and Pitch-Off competitions, where a few lucky startups will have a chance to pitch their product to a panel of local VC judges and an audience of hundreds. Read More

  • This Is Your Final Chance To Apply For The TC Pitch-Offs In Austin And Seattle

    This Is Your Final Chance To Apply For The TC Pitch-Offs In Austin And Seattle

    If you’re an entrepreneur in the Austin or Seattle areas, pay close attention. You have exactly one weekend to complete your application to compete in the TC Pitch-Offs, where a few lucky startups will win a chance to attend Disrupt SF in September. Applications close on Monday, June 2, and your company must be in private beta or stealth. Companies selected to participate will have… Read More

  • Who’s Excited About The TechCrunch Meetups In Austin And Seattle?

    Who’s Excited About The TechCrunch Meetups In Austin And Seattle?

    Since Austin and Seattle have very little in common (other than awesome startups), I don’t have a very clever way of starting out this post. Luckily, I don’t really need one. The TechCrunch Meetups are awesome all on their own. In June, TechCrunch is hitting up Austin (June 10) and Seattle (June 12) to bring our TC Pitch-Offs out West. Select startups will have exactly sixty seconds… Read More

  • Is Comcast Buying The Seattle Mayoral Election To Dodge Homegrown Competition? Not Really

    Is Comcast Buying The Seattle Mayoral Election To Dodge Homegrown Competition? Not Really

    The mayor of Seattle has alleged that Comcast donated significant sums to his rival ahead of the November 5 election. The money could have been donated, perhaps, in hopes of scuttling the planned public-private broadband initiative in the city that could introduce new inexpensive, and fast competitive service. In response to a question during a Reddit AMA asking what would happen to the… Read More

  • Chris DeVore at Seattle Meetup

    Chris Devore Talks Up Seattle As A Solid Tech Hub

    Each time we run a meet-up we like to have a brief interview with some of the major players in the industry. This time we spoke with Chris Devore, creator of Founders Co-Op and a serial entrepreneur and general Seattle cheerleader. Read More

  • 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

    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

    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

    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!

    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

    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!

    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

    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

  • Happy Leopard Day, friends

    Happy Leopard Day, friends

    For the last half hour, East Coasters have been having their way with Leopard, meaning about 20% of the Macdorks along the Atlantic are currently installinating the hot new OS. As the world turns, each timezone will get its own chance as the 6:00PM launch time passes. Your truly will be heading down to the University Village Apple store to talk to total nerds Apple users to gauge their… Read More