Seattle Tech Roundup for Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Another $30M fund-raising haul and the prospect of more to come should help ease growing pains at Lockerz. The social network for Gen Z headed by Kathy Savitt is on track to rival Zillow in terms of funding for Seattle web startups.
Coming right on the heels of delivery of its IE9 browser, the inaugural IE10 demo for Windows 7 proves Microsoft isn’t content to skip a beat – not with rivals Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox nipping at those heels. Ushering in an annual browser release cycle to satisfy corporate and casual consumers while preserving real progress is the challenge Microsoft faces.
The launch of Zynga’s Seattle branch gave the gaming superstar an opportunity to appeal to the city’s bounty of tech talent. With Amazon.com vet Neil Roseman at the helm in Seattle, the creator of social game hits hopes the online retailer’s smashingly successful formula can expand its quarter of a billion monthly user base and enhance their experience.