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 2018-01-21 19:20 

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Trulia picks 3 cities for Amazon HQ2, based on housing affordability data...

In Amazon's hometown, Seattle, the growth-hungry e-commerce juggernaut has had a measurable impact on housing costs. That doesn't always sit well with Seattleites who lived in the city before the Amazon boom. High housing costs can also be a recru...

 2018-01-21 16:01 

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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Jan. 14, 2018...

See the technology stories that people were reading on GeekWire for the week of Jan. 14, 2018.... Read More...

 2018-01-21 15:05 

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Hands-on with Amazon Go: We tested the tech giant's experiment in checkout-free retail...

Smartphone in hand, I stood inside the Amazon Go store and turned the screen over to scan a unique QR code into the top of the waist-high interior gateway. With a cheerful three-toned beep, the system logged me in, the glass doors opened, and green lights...

 2018-01-21 15:00 

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Amazon Go is finally a go: Sensor-infused store opens to the public Monday, with no checkout lines...

The first Amazon Go grocery and convenience store will open to the public Monday in Seattle — letting any person with an Amazon account, the Amazon Go app and a willingness to give up more of their personal privacy than usual simply grab anything th...

 2018-01-21 14:20 

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Mixing friendship and business: What women in tech can do better...

I joined Microsoft 30 years ago, worked there 11 years, was CMO for two successful companies and one that wasn't, and then quit tech to focus on reproductive health. I did that for many years, and had some impact as an advocate and elected official (a...

 2018-01-21 07:48 

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'Saturday Night Live' spoofs Amazon's HQ2 search as contenders shoot themselves in the foot...

Amazon's HQ2 search made it all the way to "Saturday Night Live" tonight, with a skit that depicts Jeff Bezos receiving delegates from cities in the company's top 20 — assisted by Alexa, of course. So who did NBC's comedy writers...

 2018-01-21 06:36 

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Seattle march marking Trump's inauguration takes aim at the president and GOP...

This year's march on the anniversary of the swearing in of President Trump was pitched as encompassing the anti-sexual harassment #MeToo movement and immigration issues — both key topics for the tech industry — but most of the signs in the...

 2018-01-21 05:17 

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Amid shutdown, Boeing offers to help military families watch football playoffs...

News Brief: Talk about a political football! One of the more unusual twists to this weekend's government shutdown is that the U.S. military's TV network won't be showing NFL football playoffs. Overseas military families think that's a real...

 2018-01-21 03:00 

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Rocket Lab sends Electron rocket into orbit, marking milestone for moon mission...

Rocket Lab's two-stage Electron rocket successfully reached Earth orbit and deployed satellites for the first time today, raising hopes for a far more ambitious mission to the moon. Today's mission, which went up from Rocket Lab's launch compl...

 2018-01-20 20:00 

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Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman pens riveting diary on the IPO process: from a 'death-march to a celebration'...

Redfin had one of the better IPOs in 2017. In a process that has become more hit-or-miss in recent years, Redfin's stock spiked right away on the first day of trading, and it has stayed well above its initial price for the last six months. It didn'...

 2018-01-20 16:28 

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Women in Cloud Summit unveils new initiatives to seize 'the biggest opportunities of our lives'...

Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise are launching a new six-month Cloud Accelerator Lab to help women start businesses in the cloud — providing mentorship, training and access to their formidable distribution channels. That was just one of the ...

 2018-01-20 16:00 

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Could one city fly, fly away with Amazon's HQ2 prize? Here's who has edge on flights from Seattle...

In addition to the big boost to the local economy of whichever city Amazon selects for its second North American headquarters, there's also going to be another big economic winner: airlines. Hundreds (or even thousands) of workers are likely to travel...

 2018-01-20 01:02 

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Twitter says it's blocked 50,000 bots linked to Russia and is alerting 677,775 fans...

Twitter says it has followed through on its commitment to Congress by identifying and suspending more than 50,000 automated accounts linked to Russian agents and alerting 677,775 Twitter users in the U.S. who followed those accounts, or retweeted or liked...

 2018-01-19 23:31 

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Wild winds and waves wow watchers in Pacific Northwest, with more to come...

Thirty-foot waves swept over seas off the Pacific Northwest coast on Thursday, producing deadly awesomeness for onshore videos and presaging a wild weather weekend. Northwest weather guru Cliff Mass, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Washingto...

 2018-01-19 22:01 

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Seals? Totems? Cougars? Kraken? Report reveals clues to 13 possible names for a Seattle NHL team...

Seattle Freeze didn't even make the list. Speculation about what name could be bestowed on a potential National Hockey League expansion team in Seattle turned interesting this week with the revelation that a number of domain names have been registered...

 2018-01-19 21:38 

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Seattle CTO Michael Mattmiller resigns to return to private sector...

Michael Mattmiller has resigned from his post as chief technology officer for the City of Seattle. Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Mattmiller's resignation in a press release Friday. Mattmiller became CTO in 2014. In 2015, the Seattle Information Technol...

 2018-01-19 21:35 

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Seattle's geekiest beer? Fremont Brewing crafting Dark Heron in time for Emerald City Comic Con...

No doubt the cosplayers get thirsty in whatever get-up they've worked themselves into during Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. Luckily, Fremont Brewing will again be acting as a superhero of sorts at the annual event The Seattle-based craft brewer is...

 2018-01-19 20:42 

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Amazon adds voice control to Alexa app for Android with iOS update on the way...

Amazon is beefing up its virtual brain Alexa within the Android operating system, as it continues to battle Google and its digital assistant. Today Amazon announced new voice control capabilities for its Alexa app on Android, bringing the experience close...

 2018-01-19 20:31 

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NurseGrid raises $5.7M for scheduling and staffing tech platform for nurses...

Operating a hospital is no easy task, and at the moment, finding technology to help in that task is also a challenge. NurseGrid, a Portland, Ore.,-based startup, is hoping to fill that gap with its staffing and scheduling technology platform exclusively f...

 2018-01-19 20:21 

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Geek of the Week: PitchBook's Alex Legault makes tools to help others make the most of their money...

Alex Legault is a guy who likes to follow the money. Or, perhaps more accurately, a guy who likes to manage the tools that help companies follow the money — and be smart about chasing deals and making investments. Legault is the associate director o...

 2018-01-19 19:29 

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Gambling site PaddyPower takes bets on Amazon HQ2 and this East Coast city is feeling lucky...

Will Boston benefit from the luck of the Irish in its quest to land Amazon's HQ2? Internet gamblers think so. Online bookie PaddyPower is collecting bets on which of the 20 cities on Amazon's not-so-short list will land the company's massive s...

 2018-01-19 18:57 

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Thousands of Amazon employees to party with singer Lorde at CenturyLink Field in Seattle...

Is Amazon going to treat its employees like "Royals" tonight? Well, the tech giant is bringing in New Zealand singer Lorde to perform for its annual post-holiday extravaganza at CenturyLink Field and Event Center in Seattle. According to the compa...

 2018-01-19 18:38 

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Tech giants and elected officials back Microsoft in Supreme Court case on international data privacy...

Microsoft is set for a Supreme Court face-off with the U.S. Department of Justice next month over the privacy of emails stored abroad, and some of the world's biggest tech giants as well as elected representatives in the U.S. and Europe are lending su...

 2018-01-19 18:00 

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Ballmer and Stern on NBA in Seattle; Philadelphia Eagles embrace analytics; more sports tech news...

TAYLOR'S TAKE ON THE WEEK IN SPORTS TECH: We caught up with two big names in the NBA world to get an update on Seattle's chances of getting professional basketball back in the Emerald City. My colleague Todd Bishop sat down with former Microsoft C...

 2018-01-19 17:49 

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Most non-male tech workers in Seattle experience harassment but few report it, new study finds...

Some were pushed toward non-technical careers despite their technical skills. Others reported unwanted touching or kissing. Many saw less qualified men promoted over them. One witnessed male coworkers rating female job applicants based on their looks. The...

 2018-01-19 17:00 

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Working Geek: Vehicle Research Institute's Eric Leonhardt is driven to innovate...

We could all be driving electric vehicles or cars that get 100 miles-per-gallon or more if the members of Western Washington University's Vehicle Research Institute were in charge. Going all the way back to the 1970s, "we've been building effi...

 2018-01-19 14:00 

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Amazon boosts monthly Prime fee to $12.99, while $99 annual fee remains unchanged...

Amazon is increasing the monthly price option for Prime from $10.99 to $12.99 as it continues to expand the reach and benefits of the popular fast-shipping program. Amazon said the price increase does not affect the annual membership option, which will re...

 2018-01-19 14:00 

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Pittsburgh, here we come! Check out where GeekWire will base its own HQ2 in Steel City in February...

There's already been a lot of buzz this week about HQ2. But Amazon is not the only Seattle upstart that's making waves with a second headquarters. Here at GeekWire, we're donning winter jackets, unfurling long underwear and unpacking winterize...

 2018-01-19 05:46 

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This artistic Microsoft bot draws whatever you tell it to, pixel by pixel...

Want to order up a drawing? Say you want a picture of a bird with a yellow crown and black rings around its eyes. Or a still life showing swirls of pasta with broccoli, carrots and onions. Now there's a bot for that. Researchers have enlisted artifici...

 2018-01-19 03:18 

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Getting to know you: Amazon is widening the repertoire for Alexa AI voice assistant...

G'day, Alexa: Amazon's digital voice assistant is getting an Australian accent for its Down Under debut this week, but there's more in store for users around the world. Thanks to SSML, or speech synthesis markup language, Alexa developers can ...

 2018-01-19 00:30 

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Geared Up Podcast: Google's answer to the Echo Show and an Alexa enabled toilet...

Alexa in the toilet. An in-home smart robot. Google's answer to the Echo Show. From the whacky to the wonderful, smart assistants were the talk of the town at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Our man-on-the-ground, Geared Up co-host Andru Ed...

 2018-01-19 00:11 

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'Stranger Things' have happened: Netflix pitches fictional TV town as Amazon HQ2 possibility...

Seattle grey is one thing. Amazon probably doesn't want a giant, menacing, black, monster cloud thing hanging over its eventual second headquarters. On a day when the tech giant released a shortened list of cities which could become home to HQ2, its r...

 2018-01-19 00:00 

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GeekWork Picks: Discuss.io seeks senior software engineer to evolve cloud-based video conferencing...

Discuss.io is targeting a very specific niche: Making it easier and more affordable for companies around the globe to do market research. The startup was founded in Seattle in 2012 by a former Amazon Web Services product manager, and it's now looking ...

 2018-01-18 23:59 

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Watch: New time-lapse video shows lower roadway being pieced together in Seattle tunnel...

The road untraveled is starting to look like an actual road. Deep beneath Seattle, the SR 99 tunnel project continues at a pretty rapid pace. Perhaps not as rapid as it appears in a new time-lapse video released Thursday by the Washington State Department...

 2018-01-18 23:39 

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ClusterOne AI venture is coming to Seattle to bask in Paul Allen's AI2 incubator...

A California-based AI startup called ClusterOne is moving its headquarters to Seattle to become the latest venture to benefit from the incubator program at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. "Allen AI makes a lot of sense for us, because...

 2018-01-18 23:34 

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Zillow launches '3D Home' feature in Phoenix to give buyers more immersive property tour...

Come on in. Look around! Home shoppers in Phoenix have that option in a technically savvy new way as Seattle-based real estate technology company Zillow launched a new feature called 3D Home in that market. The tech, which Zillow showed off to GeekWire la...

 2018-01-18 22:35 

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GeekWire Vote: D.C.? Atlanta? Pittsburgh? Boston? Do you know where Amazon will go?...

Amazon is no doubt weighing plenty of factors as it crunches the numbers on the 20 cities it named Thursday as finalists in its search for a second headquarters. Let's give the tech giant another crucial data point to examine — your opinion! Whe...

 2018-01-18 21:46 

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Week In Geek Podcast: Shortlist surprises, shoe-ins and controversy in Amazon's search for HQ2...

Amazon has announced a shortlist of 20 cities that are in the running to land its $5 billion second headquarters — and the 50,000 jobs that come along with it. On this special episode of The Week In Geek, we analyze the top contenders, glean what th...

 2018-01-18 21:30 

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Amazon loves data, so here's a look at the numbers on the 20 cities to make the HQ2 shortlist...

The nation's capital looks like a favorite to land Amazon's second North American headquarters. Amazon showed 218 cities, counties, states and provinces the door, cutting the list of eligible suitors for its second home down to 20 Thursday morning...

 2018-01-18 20:41 

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Pioneer Square Labs raises another $15M to fuel operations; studio has spun out 9 startups...

Pioneer Square Labs has raised an additional $15 million to support the growth of its startup studio model that spun out nine companies in two years. Previous investor Foundry Group led the round, which also included participation from PSL's 12 existi...

 2018-01-18 19:33 

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Pick a city, any city: Here's what Amazon workers said, or didn't say, about final HQ2 hopefuls...

Midwest charm. Southern hospitality. East Coast bravado. Don't expect any of those geographic personality traits when you're attempting to ask Amazon employees where their company's second headquarters should be located. After the tech giant a...

 2018-01-18 17:53 

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Intel admits that patches for Meltdown and Spectre are causing reboots on a wider variety of systems...

As part of its quest to ensure "transparency4; after initially insisting that the fixes for design flaws in its chips wouldn't cause problems, Intel acknowledged late Wednesday that those fixes were causing additional problems. Crisis PR textbo...

 2018-01-18 16:50 

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Ranking Amazon's HQ2 short list: Analysis of the top 20 contenders, and which one has the best shot at the top prize...

I'm not a professional oddsmaker, but Amazon's announcement today that it has chosen 20 cities — yes, 20! — to proceed to the next round of its lucrative second headquarters got me thinking: Who really has the best shot at landing this...

 2018-01-18 16:27 

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Reaction to Amazon's HQ2 short list: Notable omissions, surprise picks and internet snark...

RELATED: Amazon narrows HQ2 search to 20 cities, moving to next phase in contest for $5B economic prize Amazon this morning dropped a list of 20 cities that made it to the next round in the tech giant's very public HQ2 selection process, and most of t...

 2018-01-18 15:57 

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May HQ2 be ever in your favor: Amazon's new short list pits 20 cities against each other in a risky game...

Amazon's astounding decision to establish a second and equal corporate headquarters outside of Seattle simultaneously made the company an object of desire and scorn as cities were suddenly pitted against one another for the $5 billion prize. And while...

 2018-01-18 14:08 

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Amazon narrows HQ2 search to 20 cities, moving to next phase in contest for $5B economic prize...

Amazon has selected 20 cities to move to the next phase in its HQ2 selection process, the latest twist in a headquarters search that has turned into a national curiosity. The finalists, named by the company a few moments ago, are Toronto, Columbus, Indian...

 2018-01-18 14:01 

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Microsoft apps to be embedded into edtech powerhouse PowerSchool's 'Unified Classroom'...

Microsoft is making yet another push into the classroom. But this time, it's using the buddy system, today announcing a high-profile partnership with education technology standard-bearer PowerSchool. PowerSchool has a prominent, cloud-based K-12 stude...

 2018-01-18 03:00 

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In new book, Microsoft cautions humanity to develop AI ethics guidelines now...

It's 2038 and — like most businesses these days — a tech company is using artificial intelligence to scan job applicants. The system was trained with public employment records, an ostensibly unbiased dataset. But even 20 years after sex-ba...

 2018-01-17 23:07 

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Seattle's WatchGuard Technologies snaps up Percipient Networks to bolster its security services...

Security vendor WatchGuard Technologies has acquired Percipient Networks, maker of a security product oriented around DNS servers, for an undisclosed amount, the company announced Wednesday. WatchGuard, which offers security products and services to small...

 2018-01-17 22:40 

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This is out of controller: Nintendo's Labo uses DIY cardboard kits to Switch things up a bit...

Well, we didn't see that one coming. Nintendo today followed up on a tease of a "new interactive experience" for its successful hybrid Nintendo Switch console "specially crafted for kids and those who are kids at heart" with a product ...

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