- GeekWireGeekWire Radio: How government data is unlocking a new wave of apps
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- GeekWireRobotics pioneer Yoky Matsuoka leaving Google’s Nest to join Twitter, report says
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- GeekWireAmazon Echo adds voice controls for Spotify, iTunes and Pandora, plus new ‘Simon Says’ feature
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- GeekWireMicrosoft’s Cortana changes Super Bowl statement to appease Seahawks fans
Cortana isn’t changing her prediction for the Super Bowl this weekend. She still gives the edge to the Patriots, based on her “current sources.” But Windows Phone users who ask Microsoft’s personal assistant, “Who will win the Super Bow...
- GeekWireCEO tough love: 11 tips from GeekWire Startup Day
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...
- 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 S...
- 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 b...
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Balloon pilots make history with trans-Pacific flight
An audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean came to an end Saturday as two accomplished pilots safely touched down in the water just off the coast of Mexico in their helium-filled balloon after shattering two long-standing records.
NASA launches Earth-observing satellite
A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing for floods and droughts.
Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that
Whose Internet is it anyway?
Crash victim thanks donors whose blood saved his life
Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters, people he had never met but knew had saved his life.
Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress
It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices are better than ever.
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.