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Amazon's annual filing reveals it loaded up on private company stock while scaling back acquisitions last year — a change that may help as regulators crack down on the tech giant (AMZN)

Amazon spent roughly $2.2 billion in cash on minority investments last year, nearly quadrupling from the year-ago period, according to company filings. It now owns a record $2.6 billion worth of private company stock, an over six-fold increase from the previous year, filings show. Meanwhile, Amazon cut back on acquisitions last year, spending only $315 million, after a two-year record run of spending over $15 billion on buying other companies. The change reflects a potential shift in Amazon's ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, China, US, Trends, Federal Trade Commission, Northwestern University, Murphy, University of Wisconsin Madison, Aurora, Madrona Ventures, AMZN, Andrew Murphy, Matt McIlwain, McIlwain


The idea that Amazon should spin out its massively profitable cloud business keeps coming up. Here's how that might work — and why it's very unlikely (AMZN)

Calls to break up Big Tech have renewed speculation Amazon will spin off its multibillion-dollar cloud business Amazon Web Services into a separate company. That idea has come up every so often for at least the last six years, but Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy has repeatedly dismissed such a move as unnecessary. The business case for a spinout largely hinges on the notion that some customers are reluctant to sign on with Amazon's cloud, given that they compete with the company in markets ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Ebay, Wall Street, Satya Nadella, Time, America, Trends, Walmart, Bank Of America, Paypal, Atlantic, Washington Dc


Madrona Venture Group launches $100M acceleration fund

Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group has long been one of the most prominent early-stage funds in the backyard of Amazon and Microsoft. Now, however, the firm is starting to look beyond the Pacific Northwest with the launch of its $100 million Acceleration Fund, which will expand its geographic reach to the entire U.S. and give it a vehicle to invest in later rounds. The new fund will see Madrona make more investments at the Series B and C stage. While Madrona has made a wide variety of investments o...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Microsoft, Tech, Venture Capital, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Vmware, Madrona Venture Group, Madrona, Apptio, Amperity, Matt McIlwain, McIlwain, Tigera Snowflake and Accolade, Raj Singh To


Clay Helton’s play-calling takeover pits him against Justin Wilcox as USC faces Cal

When USC coach Clay Helton took over play-calling from offensive coordinator Tee Martin last week, the move raised the stakes for the rest of the season. That includes Saturday night’s game against Cal. Helton will call plays against Justin Wilcox, the Golden Bears’ head coach who also calls plays for their defense, pitting them against each other for the first time. The coaches have some history. They were previously assistants on Steve Sarkisian’s coaching staff at USC for two seasons, with He...
Tags: Utah, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Oregon State, South Carolina, Usc, Marshall, Martin, Cal, Ross Bowers, Daniels, Trojans


UCLA football dismantles Cal to get first win of season

UCLA’s Joshua Kelley (27) celebrates with quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (7) after scoring a touchdown against California in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) California running back Marcel Dancy, front left, gets turned around by UCLA’s Ethan Fernea (39) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Sound The gallery wil...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Berkeley, BYU, Ucla, Chip Kelly, Laird, Bruins, Cal, Berkeley Calif, Kelley, Darnay Holmes


UCLA at Cal: TV info, scouting report and prediction

UCLA at Cal When: 4 p.m. PT Saturday Where: California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley TV/Radio: Pac-12 Networks/AM 570/1150/97.3 FM Records: UCLA (0-5, 0-2 Pac-12); Cal (3-2, 0-2 Pac-12) Cal stats QB Brandon McIlwain: 54-81, 545 yards, 2 TDs, 5 INTs, 359 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs RB Patrick Laird: 81 carries, 290 rushing yards, 2 TDs LB Evan Weaver: 56 tackles, 1 TFL, 4 PBU LB Jordan Kunaszky: 51 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, 1.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles CB Ashtyn Davis: 18 tackles, 2 INTs, 4 passes defen...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, PAC, College sports, Tfl, Anderson, Ucla, Bruins, Cal, Theo Howard, McIlwain, Josh Woods, California Memorial Stadium, Soso Jamabo


UCLA’s Chip Kelly says Dorian Thompson-Robinson making correct reads in QB run game

LOS ANGELES — The glimpses of Dorian Thompson-Robinson’s athleticism have been electric. The way he made two Washington defensive linemen trip over themselves as he scrambled away on third-and-5 then cut back inside to pick up the first down. When he twirled out of the pocket to avoid three Colorado defenders and rush for 17 yards on third-and-14. But even with a quarterback with dynamic running ability, head coach Chip Kelly would prefer to keep Thompson-Robinson’s running to a reasonable level...
Tags: Colorado, Washington, Stanford, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Las Vegas, Jake Browning, South Carolina, Usc, Lake, Ucla, Browning, Chip Kelly


About last night: A review of UCLA’s 31-24 loss to Washington

While UCLA had reason to be encouraged by its seven-point loss to No. 10 Washington on Saturday, the 31-24 result is no moral victory. The Bruins are still 0-5 for the first time since 1943. “These suck the worst,” linebacker Krys Barnes said. The Bruins challenged the top team in the conference and came within one onside kick from a chance to tie late in the fourth, but are still left to chase their first win of the season next week at Cal. Links to recap the coverage Getting “close” is gett...
Tags: Colorado, Washington, Sports, Fresno, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Oklahoma, Jake Browning, Ahmed, Rose Bowl, Ucla, Murray, Wilson, Huskies


What’s next for UCLA football? The Cal Bears

UCLA (0-5, 0-2 Pac-12) at Cal (3-2, 0-2 Pac-12) When: 4 p.m., Saturday Where: California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley Watch/listen: Pac-12 Networks/AM 570 UCLA update: Getting close is getting old for UCLA. The Bruins again showed improvement on offense and challenged a top-10 team, but still dropped to 0-5 for the first time since 1943 with a 31-24 loss to No. 10 Washington at the Rose Bowl. … Washington entered the game ranked first in the country in scoring defense, but the Bruins set a season...
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, PAC, College sports, Rose Bowl, Ucla, Bruins, Cal, UW, McIlwain, Caleb Wilson, Osa Odighizuwa


Ex-South Carolina QB McIlwain transfers to Cal

Ex-South Carolina QB McIlwain transfers to Cal
Tags: Football, South Carolina, Cal, McIlwain


Announcing Xconomy Intersect: GGV, Accolade, OfferUp, Textio & More

The most interesting innovations are found where disciplines, industries, and cultures intersect—where intelligent machines edit human writers, drones plant trees, and cloud computing accelerates the transformation of healthcare, for example. Xconomy is excited to announce our upcoming Seattle event, an exploration of the crossroads from which the next world-changing ideas may emerge. Join us Thursday, Dec. 8, for an afternoon of intriguing conversations with top investors, hot startup CEOs...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Washington, China, Trends, It, People, Vc, SaaS, Innovation, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Accolade, Sap, Concur


Accolade Raises $70M to Build Healthcare Concierge Technology

Accolade, the healthcare IT company that filled its C-suite with the executive team behind one of the Seattle area’s biggest startup success stories and established a new headquarters here earlier this year, has added $70 million in fresh capital to its coffers from Andreessen Horowitz and Madrona Venture Group, among others. The funding, part of a Series E investment round that the company began raising in July 2015, brings the total venture capital raised by Accolade in its nine-year hist...
Tags: Washington, Trends, It, Vc, Czech Republic, Prague, Hilton, Affordable Care Act, Philadelphia, Andreessen Horowitz, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Accolade, Sap, Northwest, Concur


The Dynamic History Of #BlackLivesMatter Explained

Trayvon Martin was fatally shot on Feb. 26, four years ago. The unarmed teen's death, in many ways, gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement, which has reframed the way Americans think about police treatment of people of color.  Martin was not killed by a cop, but by George Zimmerman, a member of the local neighborhood watch who claimed he shot the black 17-year-old in self-defense. A Florida jury acquitted Zimmerman of murder or manslaughter in July 2013. The verdict was unpopular with hu...
Tags: Florida, New York City, Alabama, Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Darren Wilson, Ferguson Missouri, St Louis, Black Lives Matter, Staten Island, Eric Garner, Baltimore, Blacklivesmatter, Huffington Post


Investor Survey, Part 2: A Pair of Seattle VCs on 2016 Themes

Will a new crop of Seattle startups rise to world domination? Will virtual or augmented reality applications create the next powerhouse tech company? Those are two of the overriding hopes and ambitions emerging from the Seattle segment of my informal cross-country survey of leading investors as I seek to unearth core investment themes and premises as we dive into 2016. Seattle is the second city in my survey, which and will continue quasi-regularly across much of our 10-region network. In...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Startups, Nordstrom, Microsoft, Boston, Tech, Outreach, Vc, Computing, Portland, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Starbucks, Augmented Reality, Vancouver


Madrona leads $9 mln Series A for Amperity

Madrona Venture Group led a $9 million Series A funding round for Amperity, a marketing technology company based in Seattle. Other investors in the round include Liquid 2 Ventures founder Joe Montana and Rajeev Singh, co-founder of Concur. Concurrent with the funding, Matt McIlwain, managing director at Madrona, will join the company’s board. PRESS RELEASE SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Marketing technology company Amperity has closed $9M in Series A funding, led by Madrona Venture ...
Tags: Microsoft, CMO, Coca Cola, Joe Montana, Madrona Venture Group, Derek, Mike Miller, Procter Gamble, Slager, Kabir, Madrona, VC Deals, Kopp, Amperity, Seattle Other, Rajeev Singh