Seattle Blog Commenting Startup Attracts Investment

Seattle Tech and Online Marketing Roundup for Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Much more than a blog commenting system, Highlighter raises $300,000 GeekWire

Developed as a tool for WordPress, Highlighter proved so popular for sharing web content that the Seattle company’s creators decided to launch a beefed up version with the help of angel investors. Highlighter could even transform the e-book experience, allowing users to share their response to what they read with future readers.

Industry veterans launch social-gaming site Playteau TechFlash

Bellevue newcomer Playteau plans to follow up its debut, Fortune Stones, with a packed portfolio of agile games accessible on a multitude of devices and available on every social network. The Seattle startup boasts the backing of angel investors – and solid industry resumes for its founders who are counting on the social gaming craze to build a loyal fan base.

Jeremy Jaech Leaves CEO Post at Seattle’s Verdiem Xconomy

Expect a smooth transition and a promising new direction as outgoing Verdiem CEO Jeremy Jaech is replaced by John Scumniotales. The change in guard will refocus on taking the Seattle company’s energy-monitoring platform beyond the PC into its own brand of the kind of hardware it’s technology helped Cisco build.

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