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Whether it’s football, startups, or even life, you really need to nail the fundamentals before you can succeed. GeekWire Startup Day featured a slew of CEOs who’ve been there, done that. Sure, a lot of this stuff may sound basic — or even like a broken r...
- GeekWireEdRepublic helps companies hire better developers, wins pitch contest at GeekWire Startup Day
It’s not easy for tech companies to lock down talented developers, but a new Seattle startup wants to help. A panel of venture capitalists picked EdRepublic as the winner of the GeekWire Startup Day 2015 pitch contest on Friday at the Showbox Sodo. EdRepublic is a cloud plat...
- GeekWireTop Seattle VCs: Bootstrap first, then come to us
There are plenty of headlines these days about eye-popping rounds of venture funding for tech startups. But a group of top Seattle VCs told an audience at GeekWire’s Startup day that they shouldn’t put the cart before the horse when it comes to building a sustainable bu...
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Ah, those wacky entrepreneurs and their enablers. Put them in front of an audience, give them a live microphone, and envelop them in the geeky goodness that is GeekWire Startup Day and … well, they say things. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, on how he values but i...
- GeekWireGoogle Now picks up support for third party apps on Android
Android users will get a new way to access contextually-relevant information thanks to an update out today for Google Now, Google’s personal assistant. The app provides users with context-aware “cards” filled with information they need like flight tracking, weather and more....
- GeekWireHere’s that creepy-sexy ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 trailer you’ve been waiting for
We finally have more than a few cryptic flashes for the season 5 trailer for Game of Thrones. The trailer was being screened at IMAX theaters nationwide during special showings of season four’s last two episodes, but it was leaked when one “...
- GeekWireConcur co-founder on $8.3B SAP acquisition: It was a ‘gut-wrenching’ decision
Back in September, Concur co-founders Mike Hilton and Raj Singh faced a difficult decision. They had stuck together for the past 22 years, building up a successful travel expense company that at one point was n...
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Uber says outside review shows customer data safe, private
Uber Technologies says that if you catch a ride with one of its drivers, your personal and financial data are safe -- from Uber itself.
IBM boss gets bonus despite company's woes
IBM boss Virginia Rometty will get a $3.6 million bonus for her performance last year, even though the company's sales and profits declined in 2014.
US to provide privacy group with memo on surveillance
The Justice Department has agreed to turn over a legal opinion regarding government surveillance and census data after a years-long court fight with a privacy group.
AT&T, Verizon get more airwaves: Expect more mobile capacity
Consumers may see improved networks after AT&T and Verizon, the two largest U.S. wireless companies, spent billions in the government's latest airwaves auction.
Death penalty sought in Pennsylvania math teacher's killing
A Pennsylvania prosecutor says he'll seek the death penalty against a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a sixth-grade math teacher during a burglary at her home.
Scientists abandon highly publicized claim about cosmic find
Scientists who made headlines last March by announcing that they'd found long-sought evidence about the early universe are now abandoning that claim.
White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids
Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children.
Obama orders stricter flood standards for federal projects
President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring federal projects to meet stricter standards for withstanding flooding that scientists say could worsen because of climate change.
Jay-Z business makes bid for Aspiro music streaming company
A business controlled by rapper Jay-Z has made a $56 million offer to buy the Scandinavian music streaming company Aspiro.
Snohomish schools to use 'panic button' smart phone app
School districts in Snohomish County are planning a "panic button" system at more than 80 schools.
BMW fixes security flaw that exposed 2.2M cars to break-ins
German automaker BMW says it has fixed a security flaw that made 2.2 million of its vehicles vulnerable to break-ins.
Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies
Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes.
How can Google snap its stock out of its stupor?
Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's digital ad prices and the company's expensive investments in far-out technology has trimmed its profit margins.
Smart Spending: Why investors are applauding Amazon earnings
Amazon.com Inc.'s fourth-quarter earnings roundly beat analyst expectations, sending the Seattle e-commerce giant's stock soaring 11 percent in premarket trading Friday. Here's a closer look at what investors applauded and hope continues.
NASA moisture satellite launch scrubbed due to winds
NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California and technical problems.