- GeekWireGeek of the Week: Engineering student Rahul Bhardwaj is already giving back
With more than 5,000 hours of engineering experience under his belt, college student Rahul Bhardwaj is already giving back to a program that helped give him his start.
- GeekWireThis DIY hack for an air conditioner has nearly 3M views on YouTube
If you made it through this weekend, but are looking ahead at this heat wave and thinking about buying an air conditioner, you might want to consider this instead.
- GeekWireFred Hutch president says they’ve got cancer ‘running scared,’ predicts cure in 10 years
There's a tsunami on the horizon, and it has cancer "running scared." Those were the words from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research president Dr.
- GeekWireExpedia has a president again: Tech leader Aman Bhutani elevated to big role at online travel giant
Expedia today named engineering leader Aman Bhutani as the new president of its flagship Expedia brand and related businesses, taking over a job that Expedia Inc.
- GeekWireHow etailz CEO Josh Neblett turned a college business plan into a $100M business — in Spokane
Josh Neblett, co-founder and CEO of technology and retail company etailz, has grown what started as a college business plan into a $100 million company.
- GeekWireAsk Apple’s Siri what is ‘zero divided by zero’ for her epic answer
Dang, Siri, that's some cold s%*t. If you ask Apple's usually chipper helper anything — closest Thai restaurant, next rest stop, where to get a coffee — she's usually quite useful.
- GeekWireUnikrn raises $7M from Mark Cuban and others to create a global eSports betting powerhouse
Seattle-based eSports betting platform Unikrn said today it has raised $7 million from a list of well-known investors and celebrities, including Mark Cuban, the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and the star of the hit show "Shark Tank." The company's lead investors are Jonathan Teo and Justin Caldbeck of Binary Capital, who are not as high-profile as Cuban, although some of their previous investments are, including Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. Other participating investors include Advancit Capital, Freelands Group, 500 Startups, Indicator Ventures and Tabcorp.
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New China law to boost cyber security
China's has passed sweeping new legislation reinforcing government controls over cyberspace in the wake of what it called growing threats to Chinese networks.
Federal judge rules Maui County ban on GMO crops invalid
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid.
Endangered Mexican gray wolves born at suburban Chicago zoo
Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species.
Drug and device firms paid $6.5B to care providers
From research dollars to free lunches and junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals nearly $6.5 billion last year, according to government data posted Tuesday.
Disney picks McCarthy as CFO; names Mayer as strategy chief
Disney named its treasurer, Christine McCarthy, as its new chief financial officer, replacing Jay Rasulo, a longtime executive who announced he was resigning earlier this month after it became apparent he would not likely be elevated to CEO.
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First lady: Career, technical studies offer students options
A high school diploma is not enough to compete in the global economy, but a college degree is not the only option, first lady Michelle Obama told a group of students gathered at the White House on Tuesday.
VMWare, Carahsoft pay $75.5M to settle overcharging claims
VMware Inc. and Carahsoft Technology Corporation have agreed to pay $75.5 million to settle claims they overcharged the government.
EU clinches deal to end mobile roaming charges
The European Union has agreed to end mobile roaming charges within two years and allow travelers with European phone plans to pay the same price for calls, text messages and data anywhere in the 28 EU nations.
Dubai plans to build 3-D printed office building
Fast-growing Dubai, where something new is always being added to the skyline, may have found a way to make construction move even faster.
Mountain near Vegas gains blue butterfly habitat protection
A scarce and endangered butterfly found only on Mount Charleston near Las Vegas is getting a kind of habitat insurance policy, under an agreement announced Monday by the federal government and a conservation group.
Fallen Egypt archaeologist wants international Grand Museum
For more than a decade, he was the self-styled Indiana Jones of Egypt, presiding over its antiquities and striding through temples and tombs as the star of TV documentaries that made him an international celebrity.
Microsoft sheds some of its ad business, mapping service
Microsoft is handing off some its digital advertising business to AOL and selling its street-image mapping operation to Uber, as the giant software company tries to focus on activities more relevant to its core business.