- GeekWireRogue restaurant sites raise questions about Y Combinator-backed OrderAhead delivery service
Nikos Gyros made headlines in Seattle last week after the Greek restaurant complained that a San Francisco-based food delivery startup, OrderAhead, was operating a website in the restaurant's name and offering food deliveries without its permission.
- GeekWireHow technology is transforming Real Madrid, with help from Microsoft
When asked about how technology is changing his organization, Real Madrid CEO José Ángel Sánchez recalls a key moment more than six decades ago.
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- GeekWireHow to Win at Kickstarter: I backed 96 projects in 3 years without getting burned once
On Feb. 9, 2012, I backed my first Kickstarter project—an old-school adventure video game known at the time as "Double Fine Adventure." Although the "estimated delivery" of the game was originally October 2012, the campaign's runaway success led Tim Shafer and the team at Double Fine to dramatically expand the scope of their project.
- GeekWireMicrosoft pitches Windows 10 to businesses, digs at Google
Microsoft executives are in Chicago this morning for the company's Ignite conference, pitching Windows 10 to an audience of information-technology pros.
- GeekWireOutreach raises $2M to help salespeople automate the follow-up process
Outreach, a Seattle-based startup that helps companies automate emails and calls for sales prospects, today announced a $2 million seed round.
- GeekWireCarly Fiorina’s .org site goes rogue
Carly, Carly, Carly. This is why you need to register your domains!
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Rangers take hands-off approach to yearly rush across river
National park rangers and other federal law enforcement officers kept watch without intervening as dozens of antler hunters in western Wyoming gathered for what turned out, for some, to be an ill-fated rush to cross an ice-cold raging mountain river at night.
Astronomers find farthest galaxy: 13.1 billion light-years
Astronomers have discovered a baby blue galaxy that is farther away in distance and time than any galaxy ever seen. It's among the universe's first generation of galaxies, from 13.1 billion years ago.
Tech industry figures gather to mourn popular executive
Tech industry leaders and other friends from across Silicon Valley gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular startup executive and husband of "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg.
Hezbollah captures Syrian village from Islamic militants
Hezbollah fighters captured a Syrian village Tuesday near the border with Lebanon after intense fighting with Islamic militants, the group's television station said, while an activist said battles are concentrating near a strategic Syrian hill.
Second beached whale found south of San Francisco
A beached humpback whale was discovered south of San Francisco, marking the second dead whale to wash ashore in less than three weeks.
Court: warrantless cellphone tracking not illegal search
Investigators do not need a search warrant to obtain cellphone tower location records in criminal prosecutions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a closely-watched case involving the rules for changing technology.
Comcast launches voice-controlled remote for some customers
Fights over the remote are about to get a lot louder.
Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in US for 1st time
Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world.
'Avengers' + 'Star Wars' = big year for Disney
Who would win if Captain America fought Luke Skywalker? Why Disney, of course, which stands to bring in astronomical amounts of money this year from two big installments of two of the most popular film franchises ever.
Amazon Prime members will be able to stream free on JetBlue
Amazon wants to give JetBlue passengers a new option for tuning out that crying baby or talkative seat neighbor.
High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents
Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook.
China, EU working on common approach on climate change
The European Union's foreign policy chief said Tuesday she's confident the EU and China can agree to a common approach on climate change ahead of crucial carbon reduction talks in Paris this year.
Disney beats Street 2Q forecasts
The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $2.11 billion.
Crater collapse causes lava explosion on Hawaii's Kilauea
Molten lava, rocks and gas went flying through the air on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after an explosion was caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall.