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 2018-07-20 14:00 

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Enjoy July's gems from Juno at Jupiter...

NASA's Juno orbiter made another close pass of Jupiter this week, and that means there's another crop of stunning pictures embellished by legions of citizen scientists. Every 53 days, the bus-sized spacecraft reaches the closest point in its orbit...

 2018-07-20 00:43 

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Photographer Chase Jarvis partners with Apple to create Photo Lab to teach the craft in 500 stores...

Seattle photographer Chase Jarvis has been capturing images and teaching people how to make better ones for years. Now he's going to be doing it with the help of Apple. Jarvis is teaming with the tech giant for a collaboration called Photo Lab: Crafti...

 2018-07-19 23:30 

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Startup Spotlight: Skillspire helps immigrants build tech skills in a supportive environment...

Despite his background in computer science, one of Yasmin Ali's students had been stuck working warehouse jobs. The man is an immigrant to the U.S. from Congo. His tall, fit stature told employers at a glance that he was qualified for physical labor, ...

 2018-07-19 23:02 

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Tech Moves: Tune hires VP of product management as director of product leaves for Rover, and more...

Seattle-based mobile analytics and marketing company Tune hired Bhavana Mathur from Apptio to be its new vice president of product management. Mathur was the senior director of product management at Bellevue, Wash., based Apptio. Mathur has also worked on...

 2018-07-19 20:34 

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Eww! Experts open black sarcophagus to reveal skeletons lying in a soggy mess...

Egyptian archaeologists say they've opened up a mysterious black sarcophagus found during excavations in Alexandria, and although they didn't uncover the evil curse that some feared, they did uncover an evil-looking mess. The coffin was "fille...

 2018-07-19 20:33 

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Microsoft records 23 percent jump in Intelligent Cloud revenue, Azure revenue up 89 percent but undisclosed...

Microsoft's cloud division remains one of the primary architects of its comeback in recent years, posting a 23 percent jump in revenue during the fourth quarter of its 2018 fiscal year and ending the year having contributed $32 billion in revenue. REL...

 2018-07-19 20:25 

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Microsoft posts record $110B in revenue for the year, cruising past Wall Street expectations again...

PREVIOUSLY: Microsoft caps off a historic fiscal year filled with firsts Microsoft sailed past Wall Street expectations again in the final quarter of its fiscal year, posting earnings of $1.13 per share on $30.1 billion in revenue, a 17 percent rise over ...

 2018-07-19 19:51 

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Report: Amazon underestimated traffic demands for Prime Day, scrambled to add servers in hopes of fixing widespread glitches...

Even though it has the world's leading cloud-computing service within the corporate family, Amazon engineers have to configure its retail web site just like everybody else. After a series of glitches marred the first few hours of its annual Prime Day ...

 2018-07-19 19:02 

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Nearly half of job openings at tech companies are for non-tech roles, study finds...

Typical tech company jobs that come to mind may include software engineer or data scientist. But nearly half of the openings at tech companies are actually for non-tech positions, according to a new study. Jobs review site Glassdoor analyzed job postings ...

 2018-07-19 18:07 

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The joke's on Batman — and Seattle — in Conan O'Brien bit pitting Marvel superheroes against DC...

There's a dark cloud hanging over the Dark Knight. Batman got bullied like never before in a comedy sketch from Conan O'Brien as the late-night comedian set up shop in San Diego for Comic-Con. Playing the part of the Caped Crusader, O'Brien at...

 2018-07-19 17:34 

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Bird landing in Seattle? Job postings indicate electric scooter launch, despite city objections...

Bird looks poised to bring its shared, electric scooters to Seattle. The startup is hiring for a local community manager in Seattle and has posted Craigslist ads every day since June 29 seeking "Chargers," or independent contractors that help char...

 2018-07-19 15:52 

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The cities making a dent in homelessness — and what Seattle can learn from them...

Columbus, Ohio and Seattle, Wash. have more in common than you might think. They're similar in population size: about 800,000 people live in Columbus proper while about 700,000 live in Seattle. Both cities have shortages of the affordable housing need...

 2018-07-19 13:00 

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Microsoft earnings: Tech giant caps off a historic fiscal year filled with firsts...

Microsoft will close out a record-setting fiscal year for the company today, reporting earnings for its fourth quarter. Microsoft stock has shattered record after record in recent months, eclipsing $100 per share for the first time in June and rising 43 p...

 2018-07-19 04:35 

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Dockless bikeshare service Ofo reportedly laying off most of US workforce...

Ofo, the dockless bikesharing service in Seattle and dozens of other U.S. cities, is shutting down most of its U.S. operations according to The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and other reports. News of the layoffs reportedly came from Ofo's Beijing head...

 2018-07-19 03:15 

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Working Geek: This CenturyLink exec turns family and friends' feedback into systemic fixes...

As CenturyLink's vice president of operations for Washington, Sue Anderson bears the responsibility of maintaining the telecommunication company's voice, internet and video services for the state. Despite her high-pressure role on the job, Anderso...

 2018-07-19 00:38 

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Heads up! Amazon wins a patent for robotic arms that toss warehouse items...

Robots are nothing new for Amazon's fulfillment centers, but a newly issued Amazon patent envisions robots that could toss items around those centers. The 27-page patent, published Tuesday, describes robotic arms or manipulators that can use sensors t...

 2018-07-19 00:00 

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TLDR on location: Prime Day breaks record, Bill Gates invests in Alzheimer's initiative, Wanderlust Society...

Today's featured stories Prime Day tops 100M products sold, becomes 'biggest shopping event in Amazon history,' despite glitches Investors including Bill Gates put $30M towards Alzheimer's 'venture philanthropy' initiative Ex-Amazo...

 2018-07-18 23:50 

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Evolving cloud services need flexible chips, and Portland's Megh Computing thinks it can contribute...

The artificial-intelligence renaissance of the last few years has transformed data center design at both cloud providers and inside self-managed facilities, putting more and more of a premium on specialized chips that can handle that research. Megh Comput...

 2018-07-18 23:02 

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According to Cisco, Amazon Web Services isn't making a "commercial" networking switch. It still could be making a switch...

A week after a report that Amazon Web Services was building its own bare-bones networking switch in a potential threat to networking powers like Cisco and Huawei, Cisco doesn't worried after checking in with AWS CEO Andy Jassy. Jassy and Cisco CEO Chu...

 2018-07-18 22:44 

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Peak performance: At 11,500 feet, this town in India is Amazon's most extreme delivery location...

If you thought the steps up to your home's front porch presented a significant challenge for anyone delivering you an Amazon package, consider what it takes to get to the town of Leh, India. Sitting at an elevation of roughly 11,500 feet, Leh is surro...

 2018-07-18 19:11 

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Amid the 20th anniversary of open source, Tim O'Reilly warns that platform companies built on open-source software have lost their way...

PORTLAND It's rare to hear Chinese philosophy quoted on stage at a software-development conference. But O'Reilly Media founder and CEO Tim O'Reilly invoked the words of Lao Tzu Wednesday morning during the opening keynotes at OSCON 2018 in hop...

 2018-07-18 17:57 

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How Microsoft is helping big retailers Walmart and Kroger compete with Amazon...

Some of the world's largest retailers staring down the juggernaut that is Amazon are turning to Microsoft to use its cloud services and productivity tools to compete, a trend that was on full display at the company's annual Inspire partner confere...

 2018-07-18 17:56 

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White House says Boeing will get $3.9B for Air Force One jets in red, white and blue...

The White House has confirmed that Boeing won a firm, fixed-price contract from the U.S. Air Force to deliver two Air Force One presidential jets for $3.9 billion, more than a year and a half after a purported price tag of $4 billion became a sore point f...

 2018-07-18 17:36 

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Funko lands another huge partner and will produce 'Fortnite' toys and collectibles...

Make room, Marvel and Star Wars and many more. Funko, the pop culture consumer products company with a stable of top-shelf licenses, announced a new partnership with Epic Games to create toys and collectibles around the mega-popular "Fortnite" vid...

 2018-07-18 16:36 

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Millennials like companies that stand up for civil rights but aren't likely to vote with their dollars, new report finds...

Millennials are a cohort coveted by brands. The world's largest generation, they have spending power and are early adopters of new technology. They're also some of the loudest voices in the chorus calling for tech companies to take a more activist...

 2018-07-18 16:34 

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Startup ID Genomics launches nonprofit ARMADA to fight deadly antibiotic-resistant infections...

Antibiotics are one of the most effective and useful medicines on the market today, but the more these treatments are used, the more bacteria can become resistant to them. Antibiotic-resistant infections can be incredibly dangerous, and startup ID Genomic...

 2018-07-18 16:28 

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Blue Origin's New Shepard spaceship hits new heights in escape test flight...

As Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos watched, his Blue Origin space venture sent its reusable New Shepard spaceship to its highest-ever altitude during a successful test of a rocket motor that's meant to be used only in emergencies. The climax of the uncr...

 2018-07-18 15:42 

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Microsoft will introduce new Xbox hardware and accessories next month...

Microsoft will introduce new Xbox hardware and accessories next month at the gamescom event in Germany. The tech giant teased the news in a blog post today, with the announcement starting at 7:30 a.m. PT on August 21. It likely won't be a new Xbox con...

 2018-07-18 15:35 

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Google fined $5 billion by EU for abusing Android's dominance to restrict competition...

The European Union has hit Google with a $5 billion fine (4.3 billion Euro) for forcing manufacturers to pre-install Google Search and other apps on Android devices, a move regulators say juices its leading search engine position and hurts competition. Th...

 2018-07-18 15:00 

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Ex-Amazon employees venture out and start Wanderlust Society, a tool for planning better trips...

A team of ex-Amazon employees, who honed their skills around recommendations on the tech giant's personalization team, have set out on a new work adventure together with Wanderlust Society, a software company dedicated to making travel planning better...

 2018-07-18 14:09 

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Prime Day tops 100M products sold, becomes 'biggest shopping event in Amazon history,' despite glitches...

Apparently this Amazon Prime Day didn't go to the dogs after all. Amazon Prime members purchased more than 100 million products on Monday and Tuesday in the fourth annual Prime Day, setting another new record as the "biggest shopping event in Amaz...

 2018-07-18 13:00 

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Zillow expanding home buying and selling program to Atlanta, its 3rd market so far...

Starting this fall, homeowners in Atlanta will be able to request an offer from Seattle real estate giant Zillow Group to buy their house. Zillow is expanding its Zillow Offers program, which has brought the company into the business of buying and selling...

 2018-07-18 09:00 

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Chevron and Siemens venture arms invest $23M in industrial process data analytics platform Seeq...

Seeq today announced a $23 million Series B round led by the Altira Group, a venture capital firm focused on the oil and gas industry. Second Avenue Partners and the venture arms of Chevron and Siemens also participated. The Seattle startup helps process ...

 2018-07-18 01:51 

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BlackSky teams up with ATLAS Space Operations for satellite communications...

News Brief: Michigan-based ATLAS Space Operations says it will provide telemetry, commanding and data support for the Earth-observing satellite constellation that's due to be put into low Earth orbit for Seattle-based BlackSky. In a news release, ATLA...

 2018-07-17 23:33 

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Discoveries boost Jupiter's retinue to 79 moons — including a wrong-way oddball...

Astronomers searching for signs of a hypothetical "Planet Nine" have instead come up with 12 new moons of Jupiter, including one that hints at a cosmic crack-up. The discoveries were made more than a year ago, and the orbits of two of the moons we...

 2018-07-17 22:58 

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TLDR: MLB commentary with robots, flying cars, facial recognition in schools...

Today's featured stories MLB partners with Amazon Web Services to predict pitches and analyze live games with robots Agent 007 James Bond's next ride? Flying cars grab Farnborough Airshow's spotlight Safety over privacy? RealNetworks to offer ...

 2018-07-17 22:20 

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Snap partners with news discovery organizations to help reporters find Snapchat content...

Snap is teaming up with news discovery organizations to help push user-generated out beyond the confines of its Snapchat app. The social media company is partnering with NewsWhip, Storyful, SAM Desk, and Seattle-area startup Tagboard to give journalists a...

 2018-07-17 21:51 

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Spotify, Snapchat taken offline by networking problems at Google Cloud...

Google took a turn in the cloud doghouse Tuesday afternoon, after several issues forced popular consumer sites like Spotify, Snapchat, and Pokemon Go offline for about 40 minutes. Users started complaining about problems around 1230pm PT, and Google ackno...

 2018-07-17 20:53 

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Facebook-owned Oculus releases $299 business bundle for standalone Oculus Go VR headset...

Facebook-owned Oculus is following up the release of its $199 standalone virtual reality headset with a new bundle targeting big businesses. Starting today, the Oculus Go business bundle is now available, a package designed for companies that want to depl...

 2018-07-17 19:29 

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Why Amazon's Prime Day glitches shouldn't hurt future Amazon Web Services sales...

If you overcook the roast, it's not the oven's fault. That's one way to think about Amazon Web Services' connection to the embarrassing Prime Day glitches that marred the ordering and product-search features on Amazon.com during one of its...

 2018-07-17 19:19 

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This rocks: Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill thanks astronomer for naming an asteroid after him...

Luke Skywalker was always looking to the stars. Stuck on a Tatooine farm with a dream of becoming a pilot, the Star Wars hero wanted to make a name for himself in space. Now the actor who portrayed the iconic sci-fi character has done just that. Mark Hami...

 2018-07-17 18:36 

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Report: Walmart considers building streaming service to rival Netflix and Amazon Prime Video...

Walmart is contemplating starting its own streaming service to compete with incumbent giants like Netflix and Amazon, according to a report from The Information. Citing anonymous people familiar with the plans, The Information reports that Walmart is cons...

 2018-07-17 18:00 

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TAE rearranges its leadership and gets ready for next chapter in fusion quest backed by Paul Allen...

TAE Technologies, the fusion energy venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and other heavy-hitters, is elevating Michl Binderbauer to CEO and bringing former GE CEO Jeff Immelt onto its board of directors. The California-based company's for...

 2018-07-17 17:41 

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Report: If Howard Schultz runs for president, some fear possible damage to Starbucks brand...

The average Joe may sometimes like his coffee black, but it's never strictly red or blue. Starbucks has built itself into a global coffee giant with a bipartisan customer base. But as founder Howard Schultz settles into life away from daily involvemen...

 2018-07-17 17:23 

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Blue Origin counts down to high-altitude escape test of New Shepard spaceship...

News Brief: Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, says it'll push its New Shepard suborbital spaceship "to its limits" during its ninth flight test, scheduled for as early as Wednesday. In a tweet, the compan...

 2018-07-17 17:02 

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MLB partners with Amazon Web Services to predict pitches and analyze live games with robots...

Deeper stats, predicted pitches, and live commentary produced by robots in the voice of iconic announcers — it's all coming to Major League Baseball broadcasts soon. MLB re-upped its partnership with Amazon Web Services on Tuesday. It will conti...

 2018-07-17 17:00 

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Investors including Bill Gates put $30M towards Alzheimer's 'venture philanthropy' initiative...

Alzheimer's disease is both common and devastating. A predicted 14 million Americans will have the disease by 2050 and it is already the sixth biggest killer in the country. Despite that, we still have very little understanding of what causes Alzheime...

 2018-07-17 16:00 

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Facebook insists it's not raiding academia through its research partnerships with top universities...

Facebook has in recent months amped up a push to bring in professors from top-notch universities to work on long-term artificial intelligence research part time, but the company says it views universities as partners rather than competitors to poach top t...

 2018-07-17 16:00 

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LivePerson opening tech center in Seattle for messaging business; Amazon Alexa vet on board...

LivePerson, a company whose messaging platform helps businesses communicate with customers, has a message for Seattle: they're setting up shop in South Lake Union. LivePerson announced Tuesday that it is expanding to Seattle with the creation of a 40,...

 2018-07-17 14:45 

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Big Fish Games migrates to new HQ, with plans to reel in top talent with eye-catching space...

Big Fish Games has a new headquarters to go along with its new leader. The Seattle-based gaming company, which was acquired by Australia's Aristocrat Technologies for $990 million earlier this year, moved into its new office in Seattle's Pioneer S...

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