- 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.
- GeekWireAmazon now delivers food from local stores in under one hour as Prime Now expands
Add Amazon to the list of companies that will deliver food to your doorstop in less than an hour.
- 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.
- GeekWireIgnition raises $200 million venture fund in pursuit of top enterprise software startups
Ignition Partners has more fuel in the tank.
- GeekWireOrderAhead ignores state Attorney General’s inquiry into restaurant’s allegations of online hijacking
OrderAhead has failed to respond to an inquiry from the Washington State Attorney General's Office, after a specialty pizza shop in Seattle's International District filed a complaint over the food delivery service hijacking its online identity and diverting customers from the restaurant's real website.
- GeekWireComcast to offer residential high-speed fiber Internet in Washington this summer
Gigabit Pro is coming to Washington. Comcast's high-speed, "multi-gigabit" broadband service will be available to more than 1 million Washington customers starting this summer.
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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 regulators Friday accepted a historic offer from a group of farmers holding some of the state's strongest water rights to voluntarily reduce their water use by one-quarter to stave off deeper, mandatory cutbacks amid one of the worst droughts on record.
Regulators order pipeline testing, other steps after spill
The company responsible for a pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the California coast was ordered to take a series of steps before it can restart the line, federal regulators said Friday.
Adult dating site investigating possible breach of user data
The operator of a popular adult dating website said Friday it's investigating a potential security breach, following reports that hackers stole names, email addresses and information about the sexual preferences of up to 4 million members.
What happens to collection of phone records if law expires?
The Senate struggled to reach agreement Friday on how to change the way the National Security Agency handles American calling records, setting the stage for a halt to the collection program and two less-controversial surveillance programs designed to track spies and terrorists.
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.
US State Dept. employee faces cyberstalking, hacking charges
A U.S. State Department employee is accused of sending threatening emails to college-aged women in the U.S. from his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London, authorities said.