- GeekWireThe CEO who just boosted employee pay to $70k was shaped by a tough early lesson that made him more financially conservative
Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price made waves earlier this week when he announced plans to slash his $1 million salary, while boosting the pay for every employee at his Seattle payment processing company to a minimum of $70,000 per year.
- GeekWireRedfin broker explains why Seattle real estate is so hot — and it’s not all on Amazon
Yesterday, we reported on Redfin's latest real estate stats, especially considering the Seattle area, which has an all-time record low number of homes for sale.
- GeekWireHomebuyers beware: Redfin reports Seattle is beyond a seller’s market
If you're thinking about buying a place, you'd best put that off for a while.
- GeekWireSurprise: Microsoft releases Halo games for iPhone, iPad
In a surprise move, Microsoft today unveiled new mobile Halo games for Apple's platform, in addition to Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Steam.
- GeekWireFormer Zillow vice president named as writer of accusation-laden letter
Last week, Realtor.com operator Move, Inc.
- GeekWireGeekWire Awards: Vote for CEO of the Year
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- GeekWireStartup Spotlight: Mowdo digitizes lawn care with on-demand pricing and service
The home services market may be on the brink of disruption.
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Group wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditions
A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods.
To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots.
Sunken aircraft carrier rediscovered off California coast
Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk at a secret location off the Northern California coast decades ago.
Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred
a testament to the resilience of nature.
Q&A on the Gulf, resilient but scarred 5 years after spill
tumors, lesions and oil traces in internal organs -- in key fish such as red snapper, kingsnake eels and especially tilefish. Carcinogenic chemicals associated with oil appear to have gotten through the skin of these bottom-dwelling fish, he said.
Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over
California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.
Google shaking up search recommendations on smartphones
Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.
Machinists withdraw request for SC Boeing union vote
The Machinists union is delaying its attempt to organize Boeing workers in South Carolina, announcing Friday that it's withdrawing a petition to hold a union vote next week because of what it called a toxic atmosphere and political interference.
Don't plan to line up for Apple Watch next week
If you're planning on buying the new Apple Watch, don't expect to walk into a store and leave with one next week.
Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose
Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by pay-TV companies is becoming a bit more flexible.
'Star Wars: Battlefront' unleashed at fan convention
The Force isn't merely awakening on the big screen. It's also returning to the video game realm.
State plans to kill bear family of 5 in Alaska neighborhood
Alaska wildlife officials say they plan to kill a family of five black bears that's been roaming through an Anchorage neighborhood for a second year.
The globe's record heat keeps on broiling into this year
There's been no break from the globe's record heat -- the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature marks.
SpaceX shipment arrives at space station: 1st espresso maker
The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.