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RBC Signals raises $1.2M to get ready for the coming boom in…

RBC Signals acquires communication service capacity from the operators of ground stations around the world, including C-CORE’s facility in Inuvik in the Canadian Arctic. (Photo via RBC Signals) Redmond, Wash.-based RBC Signals says it’s closed on a $1.2 million funding round that’s meant to put the venture in position to ...

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Mental Health Match helps people find the right therapist, a…

Startup’s new location: Mental Health Match, a startup that helps people find the right therapist, has moved from Houston to Portland, Ore. The platform: Mental Health Match uses an online matching tool to guide users through the process of selecting a therapist. More information is provided about potential caregivers when ...

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Washington state governor expected to sign new bill ending p…

Rep. Drew Hansen sponsored Washington’s net neutrality bill in 2017 with support from Gov. Inslee. Now he’s helped get a public broadband law through the legislature. (Photo courtesy of HouseDemocrats.WA.Gov.) Washington municipalities will be able to offer direct-to-consumer broadband service across the state later this year under legislation Gov. Jay ...

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NASA awards $2.9B to SpaceX for Starship lunar lander; Blue …

An artist’s conception shows SpaceX’s Starship rocket ship on the moon. (SpaceX Illustration) In a surprise move that was dictated by budget constraints, NASA is awarding $2.89 billion to SpaceX alone for the development of its Starship super-rocket as a lunar landing system for astronauts — leaving out Alabama-based Dynetics ...

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Going, going … goniometer! First Mode delivers measuring giz…

First Mode President Chris Voorhees and engineers Brian Geddes and Sophia Kim check out the newly completed goniometer before shipping it to Western Washington University. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) The 3-foot-wide contraption that was built in First Mode’s Seattle workshop looks like something from a science-fiction movie, complete with ...

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Behavioral science startup 2Morrow raises $1.5M to grow digi…

New funding: 2Morrow, a Seattle-area startup that develops digital coaching software to help people reach health goals, has raised $1.5 million. Total funding to date is $2.9 million. Company background: Founded in 2011, 2Morrow works with employers, states, health plans, retailers, providers, and public health organizations that use the its smartphone-based ...

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Bezos Earth Fund again poaches the leader of a grant recipie…

Charlotte Pera. (Photo via LinkedIn) The Bezos Earth Fund has hired Charlotte Pera as vice president for Strategy and Programs for the $10 billion effort to fight climate change. Since 2012, Pera has been the president and CEO of ClimateWorks Foundation. The San Francisco organization works on international efforts to ...

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Microsoft in talks to acquire Nuance Communications for a re…

The Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash.(GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) The news: Microsoft is in “advanced talks” to acquire Nuance Communications for $16 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg on Sunday. Nuance background: The Boston-area publicly traded company specializes in “conversational AI” for applications in healthcare, telecommunications, automotive, financial services, ...

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