- GeekWireTim Cook hints at Apple’s auto ambitions: Apple Watch will replace car keys
Apple CEO Tim Cook offers some teasers for the Apple Watch in a new interview with The Telegraph today, and one of them is particularly interesting in light of the company’s reported plans to develop its own electric vehicle....
- GeekWirePopCap Games co-founder emerges with virtual reality startup Pluto VR
As the co-founder of PopCap Games, John Vechey helped create some of the most compelling and beloved games for PCs, consoles and mobile devices. Now, the 37-year-old Seattle entrepreneur sees the same opportunity to develop new applications in th...
- GeekWireMicrosoft’s mind-blowing vision of the future: 3D holograms, smart surfaces, next-gen wearables, and ‘fluid mobility’
What will the world be like in another 5 to 10 years? Microsoft is answering that question with a new installment in its “Productivity Future Vision” video series. The elaborate, highly produced video shows jaw-dropping technologies like a SCUBA mask that annotates the sea wi...
- GeekWireAmazon hires former White House press secretary Jay Carney as senior exec, reporting to Jeff Bezos
Amazon has hired Jay Carney, the political commentator and former White House press secretary, as senior vice president for Worldwide Corporate Affairs, reporting directly to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. A company spokesma...
- GeekWireCenturyLink exceeds initial estimates, expands Seattle gigabit Internet to five more neighborhoods
CenturyLink is declaring its initial Seattle rollout of gigabit broadband Internet service a success, and is beginning work to expand it to five more neighborhoods. Last August, CenturyLink committed to bringing the high-speed access to 35,000 Seattle households with an announc...
- GeekWireWhat this entrepreneur learned after being lambasted on Shark Tank
Ryan Naylor may have walked away from the Shark Tank set without a dime of funding and a scoff from Mark Cuban, but ? perhaps more importantly ? he took home invaluable life lessons that will stick with him forever. At Phoenix Startup Week o...
- GeekWireT-Mobile CEO John Legere gets salary increase and contract extension, longer non-compete clause
Like a professional athlete coming off a winning season, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has received a salary increase and an extension of his employment contract, according a regulatory filing by the company today. Legere’s base salary has been increased to $1.5 mi...
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The big melt: Antarctica's retreating ice may re-shape Earth
From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape Earth.
Millions of young risk hearing loss from loud music, UN says
The World Health Organization says millions of young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss from loud music.
Hollande tours typhoon-hit Philippines ahead of climate deal
French President Francois Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013.
Sweden's Ericsson sues Apple in patent dispute
Wireless equipment maker Ericsson is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement.
'House of Cards' dealt Netflix a winning hand
Even if it never wins another award, "House of Cards" already ranks among the most influential series in television history.
Lawsuits keep alive scandals surrounding ex-governor
Oregon's former first lady, Cylvia Hayes -- at the center of an ethics scandal that forced the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber -- has launched a legal fight to keep her private emails out of the public eye.
News Guide: FCC 'net neutrality' vote and what it means
Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes.
Buffalo engineers seek to build better NFL schedule
Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo decided to see if they could build a fairer NFL schedule. It added up to a tougher challenge than anticipated.
Australian laws on storing phone, Internet records to change
A parliamentary committee on Friday recommended a major rewrite of draft laws that would force Australian telcos and Internet providers to store customers' personal data for the convenience of law enforcement agencies. A key recommendation is that the law specifies exactly what personal data is to be retained.
Cantwell hails tough rules for Internet providers
Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell says tough new rules to ban Internet providers from blocking or slowing web traffic are a victory for consumers.
Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah
A panel of Utah lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who have chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical marijuana products.
FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand
People in small communities may get better, cheaper access to the Internet after the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that city-owned broadband services can expand into areas overlooked by commercial providers.
New York Daily News, tabloid NYC paper, may be up for sale
The New York Daily News may be up for sale.
5 things to know about 'net neutrality'
Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry:
Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.