Bellevue Startup Helps You Find Relevant Deals

Seattle Tech Roundup for Wednesday, April 27, 2011

SignalSet lands $6M, looks to quickly switch mobile devices between GSM and CDMA networks GeekWire

A subscription-based smart routing system promising optimal wireless coverage as a solution to dropped calls and weak signals has earned investor attention and partnerships with T-Mobile and Sprint. Headed by Peter van der Gracht and founded by Andrew Buffmire, Seattle’s SignalSet is targeting the trucking industry as a natural fit for its Remote Carrier Switching service.

Seattle Biomed Nabs $9M Gates Foundation Grant to Speed Up Malaria Vaccine Effort Xconomy

With the help of a generous benefactor, Seattle Biomed is fighting a deadly and stubborn Third World foe, looking for biomarkers to identify successful vaccines early in the testing phase. This is the second major gift this month from the Gates Foundation for the non-profit medical research facility that is betting on the revolutionary science of new recruit Alan Aderem’s Institute for Systems Biology.

Former Yahoo execs launch personalized deal site, ChoozOn

ChoozOn offers an answer for consumers deluged with deals and companies eager to make their message heard above the cacophony. Set for a beta launch in the coming months, the Bellevue brainchild of a trio of Yahoo vets utilizes an algorithm that promises personalized service, smart savings and a social element for the Choozers who use it.

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