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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

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July 10, 2008 2:11 PM

Big Fish swims across Seattle

Posted by Brier Dudley

Seattle casual gaming giant Big Fish Games has outgrown its pond at the Century Square building downtown.

Two weeks from now, it's moving into two floors of a building along Elliott Avenue where it will share space with F5 (in the newer building along the F5 corridor, the one with a light yellow masonry base).

On the west side, the new building's wall is curved so 70 percent of the space should have a view of Elliott Bay. That means Big Fishers may see real fish, in addition to those in a huge new aquarium ordered by founder Paul Thelen.

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July 10, 2008 10:23 AM

Windows Vista app to power Indian rail system project

Posted by Brier Dudley

A new application built on Microsoft's operating system is going to power a train notification system across India, automating a tracking system for 9,000 trains ridden by 17 million passengers a year, according to a report in the Times of India.

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July 10, 2008 10:12 AM

Free money: State tech research grants available, up to $300k

Posted by Brier Dudley

Looking for low-cost funding for new tech ventures? The state's going to divvy up $1 million this fall to encourage companies to research and develop new products.

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July 10, 2008 6:30 AM

Impinj acquires Intel RFID business

Posted by Brier Dudley

In a major deal to expand its RFID product lineup, Seattle's Impinj is acquiring an Intel subsidiary that produces chips used in RFID readers.

In return, Intel's receiving a stake in privately held Impinj.

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July 10, 2008 6:30 AM

Startup tidbits: Smartsheet adds tracking, Estately adds SF, Pixsy adds INSP

Posted by Brier Dudley

There's a flurry of startup momentum and deal announcements today, including:

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Gadgets and games | Fun stuff I've written about lately includes Apple's iPhone, Hewlett-Packard's HDX laptop and Microsoft's Halo3. Also on the radar are new digital video boxes such as the Tivo HD and the Vudu.