Seattle Tech and Online Marketing Roundup for Monday, February 21, 2011
Seattle’s PopCap readies for IPO game Seattle Times
The breakout success of “Bejeweled” and 2010 sales topping $100 million are giving Seattle’s PopCap Games confidence to plan an IPO and dream of a brand identity as big as Monopoly. CEO Dave Roberts doesn’t want to jump the gun, but his company is well positioned as part of the popular mobile, social game trend.
A planned move for Seattle’s Dendreon is motivated by an explosion in growth – including millions raised in operating capital and a company-wide hiring spree – on the heels of an FDA go-ahead for its revolutionary cancer drug. New headquarters in the towering downtown Russell Investments Center, previously WaMu, would represent a real vertical move for CEO Mitch Gold’s company.
For Mobile Apps, It’s 1996 All Over Again TechCrunch
Web applications are the new digital revolution, gaining ground and threatening the status quo faster than the dot.com craze – while transforming the way we live and work. According to Chomp CEO Ben Keighran, the rapid adoption of Apple’s mobile device trio and the popularity of app downloads are giving rise to a new generation of companies and creating opportunities for those who catch this latest tech wave.