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UW Prof, Entrepreneur Shwetak Patel Awarded ACM Prize in Computing

The Association for Computing Machinery on Wednesday said it has awarded Shwetak Patel, a computer science and electrical engineering professor at the University of Washington, the 2018 ACM Prize in Computing. Patel, who is also a successful serial entrepreneur, will receive a cash prize of $250,000 as part of the award, ACM said. The award […]

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Foxconn, CUNA, DevCodeCamp & More: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist

[Updated 3/28/18 4:29 p.m. See below.] Catch up on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines: —Foxconn Interconnect Technology said it agreed to pay $866 million in cash to acquire Belkin International, a California-based maker of phone chargers, audio cables, and other accessories. The buyer is a subsidiary of Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision […]

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As 3G Networks Buckle, Ruckus Wireless Sends Smart Wi-Fi to the Rescue

Wi-Fi: it’s the new utility, as crucial to many consumers and businesspeople as electricity and telephones. Wi-Fi chips are built into 800 million new laptops, mobile phones, tablet PCs, printers, video game controllers, and TV set-top boxes every year, and Wi-Fi networks blanket virtually every office, library, airport, hotel, café, and campus. If only Wi-Fi […]

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Twitter Buys Cloudhopper, Belkin Acquires Zensi, Mirina Raises Cash, & More Seattle-Area Deals News

A fairly busy week for deals in the Northwest. Twitter bought its first Seattle company. A prominent young mobile startup and a biotech company out of the Accelerator each got some important funding. But let’s start with the cleantech/energy news, of which there was plenty. —Seattle-based construction firm McKinstry acquired the Enterprise Energy Management software […]

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UW Prof Shwetak Patel’s Energy Startup, Zensi, Bought by Belkin

Zensi, an energy monitoring startup co-founded by University of Washington assistant professor Shwetak Patel, has been acquired by Belkin, the computer hardware and wireless company based in the Los Angeles area. Financial terms of the cash deal weren’t given. The news was reported earlier today by CNET. Patel co-founded Zensi in 2008 while he was […]

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