When you spend over a decade building a loyal customer base, you’ve got to do a little PR to allay their fears once you’ve been sold to a major corporation.
After running on its own steam for over a decade, Speakeasy is picked up by a major corporation.
After its experiments in WiMax didn’t pan out, and in preparation for its sell to Best Buy, Speakeasy unloads its investments in the technology.
Upon leaving Speakeasy, Mike Apgar spins off a new company, Ookla, focused on developing and marketing the Speedtest tool.
After more than a decade developing Speakeasy from nothing into something, Mike Apgar was ready for new challenges.
Founded in 1994, Speakeasy evolved into an Internet service provider primarily for residential customers. Two years ago, it started focusing on the business market and has increased the number of business users from 1,200 to 14,000.
Speakeasy departs Belltown for a new location overlooking the Seattle waterfront.
Speakeasy sets up its first hardware in order to test out delivering WiMax within the Seattle metro area.
Building on its success with residential Voice over IP services, Speakeasy launches a business-specific product designed for small to medium sized businesses.
Yes, there was a time when Mozilla’s FireFox was considered an ‘upstart,’ and that’s precisely when Speakeasy worked with them to develop a customized version for their customers.