- GeekWireAmazon gets crafty: ‘Handmade’ artisan marketplace challenges Etsy
Amazon this morning launched a new online marketplace featuring handmade items from artisans around the world, beginning a long-awaited challenge to the popular Etsy online marketplace.
- GeekWireAmazon releases the 100 sci-fi and fantasy books you should read in your lifetime
Amazon's book editors have been busy assembling collections of the 100 books everyone should read in their lifetime — and today they took on the world of science fiction and fantasy.
- GeekWireHomeAway buys vacation rental startup Dwellable, plans to shutter service and move team to Austin
Dwellable has found a new home. The Seattle vacation rental startup — founded three years ago by developers Nathan Kriege and Adam Doppelt — has been sold to its primary rival HomeAway.
- GeekWireT-Mobile’s Legere: We’d carry the new Windows phone if Microsoft would stop sucking up to AT&T
T-Mobile and Microsoft are just down the road from each other in the Seattle region, but their relationship is starting to seem less than neighborly.
- GeekWireUberEATS launches in Seattle today: Here’s what you need to know
Ericka Burke wants to defeat fast food and says that her restaurant's new partnership with Uber can help make it happen.
- GeekWireWhere’s my lunch? Huge demand for UberEATS in Seattle leaves customers hungry on launch day
Demand for Uber's new food delivery service was "off the charts" in Seattle today, causing a few hiccups and leaving some customers disappointed and hungry on Wednesday afternoon.
- GeekWireMicrosoft’s Continuum doesn’t make a smartphone a full PC quite yet, but it shows promise
NEW YORK — Microsoft gave the press a chance to try out its Continuum feature on Tuesday, demonstrating how the company's new smartphones can mimic PCs if you connect them to a display, keyboard and mouse.
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'Like' this? Facebook testing out new emotion buttons
Sometimes "liking" something just isn't enough.
Clinton server hack attempts came from China, Korea, Germany
Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, containing an electronic inventory of some 55,000 pages of emails from her stint as secretary of state, was repeatedly hit by attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany in 2014, according to a congressional document obtained by The Associated Press.
Devastating coral bleaching spreads across globe; scientists blame climate change, El Nino
Scientists say the bleaching of colorful coral reefs is spreading into a worldwide crisis and likely to get worse.
Glitches as new community college computer system rolled out
A $100 million computer system designed to improve record keeping at Washington's community colleges has run into problems and is more than a year behind schedule.
Hamburgers might be on the menu for Russian cosmonauts
Hamburgers could soon be debuting on Russian menus in space.
Scientists: Major coral bleaching crisis spreads worldwide
The bleaching of colorful coral is spreading into a worldwide, devastating crisis, scientists say, and they predict it will likely get worse.
German prosecutors conduct searches in VW emissions probe
German prosecutors carried out searches Thursday in connection with their investigation of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, seeking material that would help clarify who was responsible for the cheating.
Greek town glimpses mass transit future: driverless buses
There'll be no arguing with the driver on this bus: the rides are free and there's no driver anyway.
'Harry Potter' e-books come to life in new Apple edition
You don't need to be a wizard to see the "Harry Potter" books come to life.
Rocket launched from Wallops to test motor, other technology
NASA says preliminary indications show that a modified motor performed as planned during a test flight.
Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade at Amazon
Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season.
Researcher: Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation
A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere, a difference the authors contend undermines the government's position that more cases have been discovered in the area only because of stringent monitoring.
Feds say first humpback whales of season spotted in Hawaii
Humpback whales were spotted in the waters off Hawaii for the first time this season, leading officials to warn ships and recreational boaters to steer clear of the endangered visitors.
California grooms utility giants to compete against Big Oil
California wants more drivers to dump the pump and plug in.
Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450M
Streaming music company Pandora said Wednesday it is buying ticket seller Ticketfly for $450 million in a deal the two see changing the way fans find new music and learn about concerts, and artists plan their tours.