Seattle Tech Roundup for Thursday, April 7, 2011
Lockerz is building a destination site that rewards Gen Z users for typical online behavior – enhanced by Facebook integration but without compromising confidentiality. Relocated in Seattle, the social network site is bringing aboard new COO Mark Stabingas, who shares an Amazon background with founder Kathy Savitt.
Headed by Rick Luebbe, EnerG2 is starting to generate momentum with an upcoming Department of Energy-funded Oregon facility that will double its staff and boost production as well as the chance for profitability. Founded on a concept of refining carbon creation to build better batteries, the Seattle company hopes to mine a market worth billions in the decades ahead.
RootMetrics is adapting the JD Power automotive endorsement model for wireless carriers, inspired by the addition of a couple generations of the Power family to its board. As part of its goal to create a monetized gold standard for wireless, the Bellevue company today followed up an iPhone cell coverage tool with the launch of an Android App.