- GeekWireMaker of sexually transmitted disease test wins UW business plan competition
Two startup companies that are looking to improve the sexual health of people everywhere took home the top honors Thursday night at the 18th annual University of Washington Business Plan Competition.
- GeekWireThis Seattle angel investor just declared that he’ll only back startups with at least one female founder
Seattle entrepreneur Jonathan Sposato has a time-tested rule in business, drawing from his experience of owning and operating bars.
- GeekWireEducation technology: Your cheat sheet to 10 fads, trends, and WTFs
It’s been a most-frenzied spring of conferences in the new hotbed of startup and investor tech opportunity, education technology.
- GeekWireFrom space to schools, Elon Musk takes on the education system by starting a new school
In an interview for Chinese television, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he has created a new kind of grade school for kids.
- GeekWireAdult FriendFriender hack exposes about 4 million users — and intimate details of their sex lives
This Adult FriendFinder hack is turning out uglier than one would think.
- GeekWireHow technology will change sports: Owners, players, industry experts sound off
When discussing his company's new multimillion dollar partnership with Real Madrid FC earlier this month, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made quite the statement.
- GeekWireMicrosoft and Salesforce were $15B apart in acquisition talks, report says
Microsoft was willing to pay as much as $55 billion to acquire Salesforce, but the talks between the companies fell apart after CEO Marc Benioff sought upwards of $70 billion, according to a new CNBC report this morning, citing anonymous people familiar with the talks.
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Choppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals found
A 10-square-mile oil slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said Friday as more dead animals were discovered on the Santa Barbara coast.
Adult dating site investigating breach of user data
The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it's investigating a data security breach following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and information about the sexual orientation or habits of up to 4 million members.
What happens to collection of phone records if law expires?
The Senate appeared headed for early Saturday morning votes on whether to change the way the National Security Agency handles American calling records, raising the possibility of a halt to that collection program and two less controversial surveillance techniques designed to track spies and terrorists.
Las Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles away
A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.
California farmers strike a deal to cut water use
California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal Friday to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.
Rutgers urged to cancel ocean blasting off New Jersey coast
The New Jersey Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel planned research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves.
White House: Offensive Twitter posts part of 'open society'
The White House says "offensive and disgusting" replies posted on President Barack Obama's new Twitter account are part of an open society.
Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects
Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved.
Prosecutors: Professor offered China data on US-made device
The chairman of Temple University's physics department schemed to provide U.S. technology secrets to China in exchange for prestigious appointments for himself, federal authorities said in charging him with four counts of wire fraud.
Quake rattles nerves in Napa Valley after 2014 disaster
A magnitude-4.1 earthquake has jolted Napa Valley and became an unwelcome reminder of the wine country's large temblor last summer -- the strongest quake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century.
French court rejects Uber's challenge to legal restrictions
France's highest court has rejected ride-sharing company Uber's bid to have much of a recent law banning its services declared unconstitutional.
Endangered antelope dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan
Authorities in Kazakhstan says around one-third of the endangered saiga antelope population in this Central Asian nation has mysteriously died off in the last few days.
Coal, medicine, trains top Tokyo's Asia infrastructure plan
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's offer of $110 billion in fresh infrastructure financing for Asia is as much about Japan's agenda for selling its clean coal know-how and other technologies as it is about keeping up with China.
Aviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays
A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors that occur during routine voice transmissions.
Senators offer compromise on domestic surveillance changes
The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee floated a compromise Thursday that would end bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency after a two-year transition period, leaving it up to the House to accept the deal or allow expiration of government surveillance powers June 1.