- GeekWireInside FOX Sports’ live TV production truck at the network’s first major golf tournament
Golf isn't the easiest sport to broadcast, and FOX Sports surely found that out on the shores of Puget Sound After inking a 12-year broadcast deal with the United States Golf Association worth a reported $1.2 billion, FOX aired its first major golf tournament in history at the 115th U.S.
- GeekWireEverything you need to know about eBay and PayPal’s split — and how it impacts Amazon
In just a couple of weeks, eBay and PayPal will no longer be bound together at the hip, ending a 13-year corporate marriage.
- GeekWireExclusive: Intelius sold to private equity firm, Naveen Jain leaving to launch health tech startup
Background check provider Intelius and its Bellevue-based parent company, Inome Inc., have been sold to private equity firm H.I.G.
- GeekWireWhat happened to Amazon’s Treasure Truck? 12 wacky theories about its mysterious disappearance
What happened to Amazon's heavily-hyped Treasure Truck?
- GeekWireWashed up by 38? New study says it’s the ideal age to find funding for your startup
This is interesting news for those facing middle age: A new study is finding that the typical startup founder most likely to secure funding is around 38.
- GeekWireSprint CEO calls out T-Mobile CEO for ‘Uncarrier bullshit’ over iPhone 6 upgrade offer
It seems that Marcelo Claure has had enough of John Legere.
- GeekWireMicrosoft to pay extra $57M in taxes under new state budget
A last-minute provision, inserted into Washington state's hard-fought new budget, ends a major tax exemption for a certain "affiliated group." Here's how that group is described in the text of the legislation, SB 6138.
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Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure
Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent tensions with traditional French taxi drivers.
Solar-powered plane due to land in Hawaii after 5-day flight
An airplane powered by the sun is scheduled to land in Hawaii Friday after a five-day journey across the Pacific from Japan.
Experts: Hacking probe will stretch if Cards execs involved
The federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros' database, according to legal experts.
Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station
A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth
Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again.
Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming
Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said.
Gimmicks and technology: California learns to save water
Billboards and TV commercials, living room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stinginess -- a wealthy swath of Orange County that once had one of the worst records for water conservation in drought-stricken California is turning things around, proving it's possible to get people to change their ways.
Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis promising for some patients
Doctors who gave children with cystic fibrosis a replacement copy of a defective gene say it appeared to slow the expected decline of some patients' lungs, but called the results "modest" and say there must be major improvements before offering the treatment more widely.
Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003
Measles killed a Washington woman in the spring -- the first such death in the U.S. in 12 years and the first in the state in 25, health officials said Thursday.
Intel President Renee James to leave chipmaker
Intel said Thursday that President Renee James, who has worked at the chipmaker for 28 years, plans to leave the company early next year to seek a CEO role elsewhere.
Tesla tops 11,000 vehicles delivered in second quarter
Electric car maker Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record exceeding 11,000 vehicles.
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Top US auto safety regulator says Chrysler to face sanctions
Fiat Chrysler will be punished soon for failing to follow the law in 23 recalls involving more than 11 million vehicles, the nation's top auto safety regulator said Thursday.
Cuba launches 1st public Wi-Fi hotspots on Havana avenue
Cuban authorities have launched public Wi-Fi hotspots along a main avenue that is the heart of Havana's cultural and social life, the first step in government promises to gradually roll out such connectivity options on an island that the Internet revolution has largely passed by.
Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas'
Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity.