Seattle Tech and Online Marketing Roundup for Tuesday, March 22, 2011
As social gaming giant Zynga looks ahead to a new engineering base in the Washington Shoe Building, it joins a list of tech companies that have made Seattle’s Pioneer Square their home. Neil Roseman helms the new Zynga office, where one of his first tasks will be recruiting in the city that boasts one of the best tech talent pools.
The upcoming debut of PoweredByTippr Marketplace at Boston’s Interactive Local Media event is part of an ambitious plan by Seattle’s PoweredByTippr to boost its audience and its sales force. Bringing the group buying/daily deal concept to the publishing world, the online venue offers its exclusive DealRank, Dynamic Offer pricing and Open Deal Format compliance, and it’s already attracting power players like Sysco, Entertainment Publications and DoubleTakeDeals.
Z2Live, a Seattle entrant in the social gaming arena, claimed another round of funding and added two names to its board, including one of the Xbox Project’s founders. Big names like BigFish Games and Activision rely on technology from the company originated by David Bluhm and Damon Danieli and credited with the hit game Trade Nations.