- GeekWireMillennials flock to cities where homes are expensive, and it’s hurting the economy
Young people are flocking to big, expensive cities, according to data crunched by housing market information service RealtyTrac, and that might not be the greatest of ideas.
- GeekWireIs Amazon wielding too much weight in Seattle?
News this week that Amazon.com plans to occupy two more South Lake Union office towers is the type of headline that would make most cities salivate.
- GeekWireMicrosoft will require suppliers to give workers 15 days of paid leave
Microsoft will require its suppliers to give their employees who do work for the Redmond company at least 15 days of paid leave each year — a new policy that could have a major impact on the outside vendors that collectively employ tens of thousands of Microsoft contract workers.
- GeekWireWatch these ‘Apple’ employees tell everyone to buy Microsoft gear in this awesome prank
The four dudes who make up NelkFilmz on YouTube filmed what might be the ultimate tech prank — they posed as Apple store employees, who then spent their "shifts" bagging on Apple products and telling people to shop at Microsoft.
- GeekWireThis boom is bigger than the last: Report says Seattle area seeing record number of new residents
So, if it feels like it's really getting crowded out there, it's because it is.
- GeekWireMapping Seattle’s incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces
With the birth of Y Combinator in Silicon Valley a decade ago, the number of accelerators, incubators, and co-working spaces has increased exponentially over the past decade, with more than 200 in the U.S.
- GeekWireNo major events? Road closures put squeeze on Emerald City Comicon
Seattle is bracing for major traffic bottlenecks this weekend, including lane closures on the Interstate 90 bridge and a shutdown of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, in addition to a closure of Sound Transit's light rail service to downtown Seattle.
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Yahoo says it will buy back $2 billion in stock
Yahoo says it will buy back $2 billion in company stock as it prepares to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.
Google's new CFO gets $70M for defecting from Morgan Stanley
Google just found out that luring a top executive from Wall Street to Silicon Valley is expensive.
Meerkat vs. Periscope: Live-streaming app battle & buzz
Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff: waiting for AT&T to fix their wiring, getting out of bed in Silicon Valley, looking outside their office window in Chicago.
Microsoft wants US suppliers to give employees paid time off
Microsoft said Thursday that it will push its U.S. suppliers to give their employees paid time off -- but that only applies for the staffers that do work for Microsoft.
New Samsung, HTC phones coming April 10 in US
New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10.
Review: Eubanks, Jordan display special chemistry on new CD
"Morning Sun" and "Goin' On Home" -- that are pure guitar duets full of spontaneous interaction. Though this is the first recording together for these two musicians who've been friends since the early 1980s, Eubanks and Jordan display a special chemistry, complementing rather than competing against each other.
Lululemon and Red Hat are big market movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
$1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor
A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation.
Russian, American ready for a year in space
The Russian astronaut heading off for a year in space says he'll miss the natural landscapes on Earth. His American counterpart jokes he won't miss his twin brother.
Report: Diversity of New England plant life is threatened
From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England's rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists call the most comprehensive accounting ever made of the region's plant life.
'American Idol'-like talent competition app launches
For anyone who's ever dreamed of being on "American Idol" or "The Voice" as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true.
Silicon Valley gender discrimination lawsuit goes to jury
Jurors were set to begin their second day of deliberations on Thursday in a gender-bias case that has drawn attention to the treatment of women in Silicon Valley.
1 person killed when tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas
The slow start to the nation's tornado season came to a violent end Wednesday, when tornadoes raked Tulsa during its evening rush hour, killing one person and injuring others.
NASA details plans to pluck rock off asteroid, explore it
NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it -- a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars.