- GeekWireInterview: Bill Gates talks about his dad’s influence on his life, the tech community and the world
Before there was Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, there was the senior Bill Gates, who celebrates his 90th birthday today.
- GeekWireBill Gates, Jeff Bezos and other tech titans form the Breakthrough Energy Coalition to invest in zero-carbon energy technologies
Some of the world's wealthiest and most powerful individuals are forming a new organization known as the Breakthrough Energy Coalition to invest in technologies that could help solve problems associated with climate change and other clean tech initiatives.
- GeekWireAmazon reveals new delivery drone design with range of 15 miles
Amazon today released new photos and a video showing off a redesigned version of its delivery drone.
- GeekWireHere’s what Cards Against Humanity did with the $71K customers paid for nothing in return
The folks over at Cards Against Humanity did something rather novel this past Black Friday, asking customers to pay $5 to receive absolutely nothing in return.
- GeekWireAvalara tax software problems cause trouble for e-commerce sites on Black Friday
Tax automation software probably isn't something the average consumer thinks about while making online purchases, but it caused some frustration for some e-commerce site operators this past Black Friday weekend.
- GeekWireREI’s move to close Black Friday pays off with 26 percent hike in online traffic
When REI announced its "Opt Outside," campaign, the outdoor retailer made a bold statement about shutting down brick-and-mortar stores on the busiest shopping day of the year.
- GeekWireMicrosoft unveils PowerApps to let businesses build custom apps without writing code
Microsoft just launched PowerApps, a highly anticipated productivity tool that will let businesses build custom apps for mobile devices without needing to write code.
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Samsung replaces mobile chief as smartphone lead dwindles
The Samsung conglomerate appointed a new mobile president at its flagship Samsung Electronics for the first time in six years after growth stalled at the world's largest smartphone maker.
The Latest: Hollande meets African leaders on climate needs
The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:
Cybersecurity bills would add secrecy to public records laws
A proposed law meant to encourage companies to share information about cyberthreats with the U.S. government includes measures that could significantly limit what details, if any, the public can review about the program through federal and state public records laws.
Scientists debate boundaries, ethics of human gene editing
Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering -- a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies.
Report: BMW CEO sees point when updating diesel uneconomic
BMW's CEO says that at some future point it will no longer make economic sense to keep adapting diesel engines to ever-tougher rules, but he isn't saying when.
France, Germany, Canada call on world to put price on carbon
One of the smartest ways to fight global warming is putting a price on carbon dioxide pollution, some key world leaders said at Monday's international climate summit.
Amazon gives drone details, still mum on timeline
Amazon is giving new details on its Prime Air drone delivery program. But the timeline is still unclear.
Student arrested on Washington campus after racial threats
Most, but not all, students returned to a Washington state university Monday as police arrested a 19-year-old accused of making racial threats against black students and others on social media that shut down the campus last week.
Cyber Monday sales still on top, but losing some luster
Shoppers traded bricks for clicks on Monday, flocking online to snap up "Cyber Monday" deals on everything from cashmere sweaters to Star Wars toys.
Info on 5 million VTech customers and kids exposed in breach
Kid's technology maker VTech says the personal information of about 5 million of its customers and their children may have been stolen by hackers.
AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing
Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes.
World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating
With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc.
Top carbon culprits US, China, India debate nuances of roles
Call them the culprits of carbon.
Male vs. female brain? Not a valid distinction, study says
Are the brains of men and women truly different? Not if you look at the overall structure, a new study says.
The Latest: US House leader won't pay for climate deal
The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that began Monday in Paris. All times local: