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 2018-06-24 23:22 

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Inside Rover's DogVacay deal: Why the former rivals went with one brand, not two, after acquisition...

When Seattle-based online dog-sitting marketplace Rover announced it was acquiring its biggest competitor, Santa Monica, Calif.-based DogVacay, in March 2017, the companies decided in advance that they would shutter DogVacay and bring everything over to R...

 2018-06-24 15:01 

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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 17, 2018...

See the technology stories that people were reading on GeekWire for the week of June 17, 2018.... Read More...

 2018-06-24 13:00 

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Secrets of a PowerPoint champ: What it takes to win a national title in a Microsoft Office program...

Used by many, banned by some and parodied by others, Microsoft PowerPoint is a staple of modern corporate life. But who knew you could win a national championship in it? It's true: This month, at the 2018 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Cham...

 2018-06-23 21:30 

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Thousands line up to grab burgers as Shake Shack pops into Seattle for special preview event...

A line of people stretched down Aurora Avenue and into the neighborhood below Canlis, the famed Seattle fine-dining establishment, as it played host Saturday to a pop-up event previewing Shack Shack, a burger joint with East Coast roots. Burger fans came ...

 2018-06-23 17:05 

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'The Expanse' co-author Daniel Abraham tells the inside story about sci-fi books, TV ... and politics...

There's more to Daniel Abraham than "The Expanse." To be sure, the science-fiction saga about our future fractious solar system has been very, very good to Abraham and his co-author for the book series, Ty Franck. Writing under the pen name of...

 2018-06-23 13:30 

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Week in Geek Podcast: Amazon health partnership's CEO pick offers new clues about ambitious venture...

Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have finally picked a CEO for their ambitious health venture. Unlike most healthcare executives, Dr. Atul Gawande is a doctor before anything else, and he has some big ideas about how to reform the healthcare ...

 2018-06-23 13:00 

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Amazon's Kindle Unlimited, 'book stuffing,' and the darker side of being a digital content consumer...

Convenience. Portability. Access. All are reasons that consumers have embraced digital content. The ability we have to rapidly find an unimaginable variety of reading, viewing and listening material, and easily take it with us, has propelled non-physical ...

 2018-06-22 23:00 

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Amazon hit with lawsuit by SXSW venue, alleging tech giant strong-armed return of rental payment...

A trendy events venue in Austin is suing Amazon after the tech giant canceled plans to hold an event at the facility during the South by Southwest music and tech festival. Native Hostel alleges Amazon "collaborated4; with Wells Fargo, to claim it h...

 2018-06-22 21:06 

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Biotech company Omeros and former exec battling in court over non-compete deal and bonuses...

Omeros, one of Seattle's biggest biotech companies, is in the midst of a contentious legal battle with its former chief business and commercial officer, whom the company alleges violated his non-compete agreement when he left for a Boston-area company...

 2018-06-22 19:00 

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Geek of the Week: There's no escaping it — Puzzle Break's Nate Martin created his dream startup...

Nate Martin can't escape his work. And he's never been happier about it. As the co-founder and CEO of Puzzle Break, Martin is leading a revolution at America's very first escape room company. For the uninitiated, escape rooms are an in-person,...

 2018-06-22 17:50 

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University of Washington professor's essay on 'Why Women Don't Code' stirs controversy...

A University of Washington professor is sparking new debate with an essay claiming that the technology industry is about as close to gender parity as it will ever get because of fundamental differences between men and women, joining the controversial scho...

 2018-06-22 17:46 

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Google Doodle honors Seattle author Octavia E. Butler, a voice for sci-fi diversity...

Seattle science-fiction author Octavia E. Butler passed away in 2006, but she's getting timely good wishes today on what would have been her 71st birthday in the form of a Google Doodle tribute. The black writer's work broke the "white guys wi...

 2018-06-22 17:31 

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Hear how Amazon Web Services, T-Mobile and PitchBook build hybrid cloud infrastructures at the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit...

More and more companies have realized that the cloud is a journey, not necessarily a destination. Once it becomes clear that approach makes the most sense for your company and your applications, you're looking at the hybrid cloud, and tech vendors hav...

 2018-06-22 16:49 

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Apple's striking new Seattle store, cloaked in secrecy, appears almost completed...

Apple still isn't talking about its new Seattle store, but it looks almost ready for prime time. GeekWire first unearthed plans last year for the store in the University Village mall adjacent to Seattle's only Apple Store, just a few feet away fro...

 2018-06-22 16:47 

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On 'Bring Your Dog to Work Day,' it's business as usual for 6,000 pups at Amazon...

It's officially "Bring Your Dog to Work Day" today. That may be a novel thing for some workplaces, but at Amazon it's business as usual for the 6,000 dogs that strut onto the tech giant's Seattle campus every day. Dogs have been a fami...

 2018-06-22 15:39 

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Police say Uber 'safety' driver was streaming TV show before self-driving car hit and killed woman...

Police in Tempe, Ariz., have determined in a new report that the safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was distracted by a TV show she was streaming on her phone before her vehicle collided with a pedestrian in March. Reuters reported on t...

 2018-06-22 03:29 

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Video: Are you a Rubik's Cube geek? Try jumping out of an airplane and solving one in free fall...

I've never solved a Rubiks' Cube. I've definitely never attempted to solve one after jumping out of an airplane. Maybe that's why I've never created a viral video, either. For geeks who grew up on the colorful puzzle toy of the 1980s, ...

 2018-06-21 23:52 

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Docker may consider Red Hat one of its biggest rivals, but the feeling isn't mutual...

Red Hat remains one of the longest-running successes in open-source enterprise software, and while it might be facing upstarts from new places, it remains positioned to cash in on a wave of IT modernization among technology laggards. For the first quarter...

 2018-06-21 23:48 

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SpaceX wins $130 million Air Force launch contract, marking a first for Falcon Heavy...

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $130 million firm-fixed-price contract to SpaceX for the launch of its classified AFSPC-52 satellite on a Falcon Heavy rocket. It's the first national security contract won for SpaceX's heavy-lift rocket, which had...

 2018-06-21 23:23 

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TLDR: Supreme Court rules in landmark e-commerce case, Bay Area tech's favorite expansion cities, Instagram's Youtube competitor...

[Editor's Note: TLDR is GeekWire's tech news rundown show, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today's update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube, check back weekday afternoons for more, and sign up for TLDR email updates below.] Today's f...

 2018-06-21 22:50 

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NASA puts out the call for partners to build the first piece of Gateway space station...

NASA has laid out its plan for acquiring the first piece of its successor to the International Space Station, an outpost known as the Gateway that will be stationed in lunar orbit. A draft solicitation, published today, calls for commercial partners to bu...

 2018-06-21 21:00 

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Working Geek: How Chris Capossela went from Bill Gates' speechwriter to Microsoft's chief marketer...

About six years into his career at Microsoft, one of Chris Capossela's colleagues suggested that he apply for a very unusual gig: speech writer for then-CEO Bill Gates. His friend figured it would provide him with some great stories. "It sounded l...

 2018-06-21 19:30 

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Startup Spotlight: Former model gets traction in race to help online shoppers find clothes that fit...

Rian Buckley is arguably a pretty good candidate for helping people find jeans that fit. After all, the 30-year-old former model provided the legs that displayed jeans in ads for Nordstrom, Tommy Bahama and others. "I had a front-row seat behind the s...

 2018-06-21 18:58 

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Microsoft unveils Bing's new Visual Search object recognition tool, rivaling Google Lens...

Microsoft today launched a new Visual Search capability within the Bing app that can identify objects in photos and give more information on them. Users can take a photo of an object, such as a building or a plant, and Visual Search will try to identify i...

 2018-06-21 17:59 

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As Starbucks shares and sales slump, coffee giant revamps rewards program and invests in tech...

Starbucks just had one of its worst days on Wall Street in the past several years, as shares dipped nearly 10 percent Wednesday after the coffee giant said it would close 150 stores and lowered sales guidance. The Street's Brian Sozzi said it "mig...

 2018-06-21 17:54 

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Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe closes in on asteroid Ryugu and captures close-ups...

Look! Up in the sky! It's a dumpling ... It's a "Star Trek" Borg cube ... It's the asteroid Ryugu! Our view of Ryugu, a half-mile-wide space rock nearly 180 million miles from Earth, is coming into sharper focus with the approach of th...

 2018-06-21 17:38 

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Report: Google engineers resisted orders to build key cloud security feature needed for military deal...

Google continues to find itself in some tricky positions as it tries to balance its desire for more cloud computing revenue against growing distrust of the federal government among its employees. Bloomberg reported Thursday morning that earlier this year,...

 2018-06-21 17:00 

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Providence St. Joseph Health family health app Circle acquired by Wildflower Health...

Seattle's Providence St. Joseph Health, the third largest health system in the U.S., has spun out a second business. The internal startup, called Circle, was acquired Thursday by San Francisco company Wildflower Health for an undisclosed sum. Circle i...

 2018-06-21 17:00 

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Tech leaders from Slack, Tableau and Smartsheet to share secrets of SaaS at Cloud Tech Summit...

If you're a plucky entrepreneur with a fresh idea on enterprise software in 2018, you're going to deliver that idea as a service, running either on the cloud or on your own equipment. That's a pretty complicated endeavor, which is why we'v...

 2018-06-21 16:03 

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Avalara stock soars following Supreme Court e-commerce sales tax decision...

Avalara looks to be a prime beneficiary of Thursday's historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on e-commerce sales tax collection, as shares in the sales tax automation company spiked 30 percent immediately following the ruling before cooling off slightly...

 2018-06-21 15:59 

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GeekWire's Elevator Pitch Ep. 4: Electric bikes; security cameras and an illumination device for hard hats...

We're back for another episode of GeekWire's Elevator Pitch, a new show where three entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas in the 42-seconds it takes to buzz to the top of Seattle's Space Needle. Watch the fourth episode above, and vote on y...

 2018-06-21 15:29 

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Supreme Court rules states can collect sales tax from internet retailers in historic e-commerce case...

States can collect sales tax from online sellers even if those companies don't have a physical presence in the state, The Supreme Court ruled Thursday morning in a case with far-reaching implications for the future of online commerce. The decision set...

 2018-06-21 15:00 

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Allen Institute nearly doubles the size of its mouse brain cell database ... in 3-D!...

The Allen Institute for Brain Science has added about 900 virtual mouse brain cells to its Allen Cell Types Database, bringing the total to slightly more than 1,900 cells available for study. But wait: There's more. Today's release also includes a...

 2018-06-21 14:57 

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Mobile marketing startup Urban Airship raises $25M, reaches 2 trillion messages delivered...

Mobile marketing startup Urban Airship today announced a $25 million investment round. Founded in 2009, the Portland-based company helps big brands like Adidas, Alaska Airlines, Regal Cinemas, Zillow, and others send push notifications on mobile and email...

 2018-06-21 14:10 

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Put down your devices and be a kid while you still can: Advice for graduating 5th graders, and all of us...

My 11-year-old son's transition from elementary school to middle school will bring with it plenty of big changes. There will be a new schedule, new subject matter in classes, and new friends and classmates with varying levels of freedom. As Henry prep...

 2018-06-21 13:59 

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Intel roiled by CEO Brian Krzanich's resignation in latest challenge for big chipmaker...

Intel this morning announced the resignation of CEO Brian Krzanich after the discovery of what the company called "a past consensual relationship with an Intel employee" in violation of the company's policy. Krzanich, the company's CEO for...

 2018-06-21 02:17 

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Researchers use tiny tricks to pull out precious protein data from a single cell...

Scientists have developed a technique that can analyze fluid from a single human cell to identify its proteins — which could open the way for tracking the progression of cancer one cell at a time. The method is known as NanoPOTS, or "nanodroplet...

 2018-06-20 23:45 

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Sick of San Francisco? Seattle tops NYC as favorite expansion market for Bay Area tech companies...

When tech companies from the San Francisco area look to grow outside their backyard, Seattle is the most common landing spot, a new report found. According to research from real estate firm CBRE, Bay Area companies have taken 3.5 million square feet of of...

 2018-06-20 23:32 

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White House lays out updated plan for detecting (and deflecting) killer asteroids...

The White House has issued an updated plan that lays out the roles played by NASA and other federal agencies in anticipating threats from near-Earth objects — and makes clear that if a threat arises, America will address it alone if need be to prote...

 2018-06-20 23:19 

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TLDR: New CEO of Amazon's joint health venture; Dolly sues WA state; Gates, Buffett, and candy...

[Editor's Note: TLDR is GeekWire's tech news rundown show, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today's update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube, check back weekday afternoons for more, and sign up for TLDR email updates below.] Today's f...

 2018-06-20 22:20 

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Housing markets across the country show dire warning signs — in West Coast tech hubs, it's worse...

Housing in America is getting more expensive, disproportionately burdening middle- and low-income people, and perpetuating wealth inequality. Those dynamics are felt acutely in West Coast tech hubs, like San Francisco and Seattle. That's according to ...

 2018-06-20 21:39 

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Microsoft spends whopping $250M on huge office complex near its HQ campus...

Microsoft just paid nearly $250 million for a 725,000-square-foot office complex that represents something of a missing piece of the puzzle that is the tech giant's sprawling headquarters campus. According to documents filed with King County, the sale...

 2018-06-20 20:57 

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Changing seasons create new driving challenges around the world in Microsoft's 'Forza Horizon 4'...

The Forza series of racing games goes back to 2005 and the original Xbox, where the original Forza Motorsport served as Xbox's answer to Sony's exclusive Gran Turismo franchise. Since 2012, releases in the Forza series have alternated between Moto...

 2018-06-20 20:40 

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Redfin's first chief economist, Nela Richardson, leaving real estate company after four years in role...

Nela Richardson, the first chief economist at Seattle-based Redfin, is leaving the real estate technology company it was announced on Wednesday. Redfin confirmed the news to GeekWire after it was reported by Inman, the real estate news website. Richardson...

 2018-06-20 20:28 

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Trump ends child separation under pressure from activists and tech leaders but migrant families' future remains uncertain...

President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending the controversial policy of separating children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border Wednesday, amid outcry from activists and business leaders. The order instructs the Department of Homeland Securi...

 2018-06-20 20:22 

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Startup Aminex Therapeutics raises $10M, begins clinical trials of immunotherapy treatment...

Seattle startup Aminex Therapeutics announced $10 million in new funding Wednesday, alongside the first clinical trial of its immunotherapy drug. The drug will be studied as a treatment for multiple kinds of solid tumors, like lung and breast cancer. The ...

 2018-06-20 20:12 

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Tech Moves: Buerk Center director resigns; UiPath taps Microsoft vet to lead new office; and more...

Rob Adams, the director of the University of Washington's Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, has resigned from that role, GeekWire has learned. His departure comes just a year after he took over from longtime director Connie Bourassa-Shaw, who retired...

 2018-06-20 20:00 

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Seattle Symphony to create new performance space for 360-degree shared virtual experiences...

Announcing what it's calling "the only known space of its kind," Seattle Symphony is detailing plans for a new venue that can morph from traditional concert performances into a 360-degree chamber for shared immersive experiences. Octave 9, as ...

 2018-06-20 18:36 

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Instagram announces IGTV, a new standalone app for watching long-form vertical video...

So much for all that effort I make to get people to turn their phones to landscape position when shooting video. Instagram, in an announcement to its billion-strong global community of users, is launching a new standalone app called IGTV for watching long...

 2018-06-20 17:35 

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Why tech companies should think twice about doing business with Donald Trump...

COMMENTARY: The election of Donald Trump, the biggest own goal in U.S. history, has forced many Americans to re-evaluate the world in which they're living. That now extends to the tech companies that are doing business with his administration. After a...

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