appmarsh | Lately on appmarsh: Satya and the Sounders; Cray is going nuclear; new Seattle startup fundings

From most sensible left, clockwise: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella; Twilio CPO Chee Bite; former Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews; former Microsoft exec Joe Belfiore; former Microsoft exec Soma Somasegar; Microsoft exec Terry Myerson; and Microsoft CFO Amy Hood. (appmarsh graphic; pictures by way of LinkedIn)

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Satya Nadella owns a football group. No less than, he owns a work of one. An all-star roster of Seattle tech leaders — together with the Microsoft CEO — are becoming a member of a remodeled Sounders FC possession staff, unveiled Tuesday by means of the professional football membership.

Cray will broaden an insanely speedy supercomputer for the U.S. Division of Power. Scientists want the $600 million “exascale” gadget for simulations to make sure U.S. nuclear guns stay a deterrent with out underground checking out. HPE is obtaining the Seattle-based supercomputer maker for $1.3 billion. Learn the tale.

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Starting place house mission is protesting the foundations for awarding long run nationwide safety release contracts. Blue Starting place, SpaceX, United Release Alliance and Northrop Grumman have submitted bids in an Air Power pageant aimed toward settling on distributors for launches within the 2022-2026 time period. Learn the tale.

Microsoft’s Cortana will quickly be got rid of from a Johnson Controls sensible thermostat. The software used to be as soon as envisioned as a flagship sensible house product for the virtual assistant. It is the newest signal this is Microsoft giving up at the virtual assistant as severe pageant for Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant. Learn the tale.

Is there a Lime to your Google Maps app? Yep, if you are the usage of Android in one of greater than 100 towns the place to be had Lime scooters are actually displayed in Google Maps beneath an integration introduced Tuesday morning.

Newest Seattle-area startup fundings 

  • Attractiveness merchandise corporate Herbivore: $15 million.
  • Battery startup Crew14 Applied sciences$14 million.
  • Pioneer Sq. Labs spinout SingleFile Applied sciences$3.3 million.

Take a look at our Startup Fundings database for extra.

Platform Energy: Our new appmarsh Podcast appears on the new technology of tech platforms equivalent to Amazon, Google and Fb as they draw greater scrutiny from regulators.

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