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Redmond Startup Receives Funding For Realtime Location App

Seattle Tech Roundup for Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Running late for a meeting? Glympse attracts $7.5M to help mobile phone users share locations with friends GeekWire

Boasting over a million users without any serious advertising, Glympse is on the fast track to growth, driven by a pair of Microsoft vets and fueled by a $7.5M funding round. The Redmond-based realtime location app for smartphones is distinctively individual, in contrast to rivals like Foursquare, and its popularity is innately viral.

Q&A: Tatango founder on company’s renewed focus TechFlash

The homework assignment that inspired Tatango is now a career for creator Derek Johnson, whose solution for small business promoters disappointed with social media relies on an old-fashioned tool – in digital-era terms, anyway. The Seattle startup’s text-based service hopes to help clean up the negative rep associated with SMS marketing.

Startup Spotlight: MangoSpring looks to undercut Yammer, alter social networking for businesses GeekWire

Maintaining a connection within a team divided between Seattle and Mumbai inspired the creation of MangoSpring, which is unveiling a new service building on its promise of simple, social and smart business tools. Based in Bellevue and India, the lean and independent startup created by Anup Kejriwal is on a mission to make MangoApps the go-to solution for Fortune 5000 companies.

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