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 2022-01-27 02:14 

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What predicts long-COVID? Study led by Seattle researchers provides some answers...

What makes some people with COVID-19 develop the often-debilitating symptoms of long-COVID, with its varying symptoms like brain fog, weakness and fatigue? A new study led by researchers at Seattle's Institute for Systems Biology provides some answers...

 2022-01-27 01:51 

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Tech Moves: Qualtrics adds new board members; Adaptiva names CPO and CFO; and more...

— Publicly-traded software company Qualtrics added Omar Johnson and Ritu Bhargava to its board of directors. Johnson is a marketing executive and founder of the firm PUS United. He previously served as VP of marketing at Apple and was CMO of Beats b...

 2022-01-27 00:16 

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Lockheed Martin's acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne faces limbo after FTC files suit...

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit to block Lockheed Martin's $4.4 billion acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne, saying that the deal would "give Lockheed the ability to cut off other defense contractors from the critical components the...

 2022-01-26 23:24 

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NASA puts Blue Origin and Spaceflight on a new list for commercial launch contracts...

NASA has chosen a dozen companies to provide commercial launch services for relatively small-scale space missions over the next five years, including two ventures with Washington state connections. Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture and Seattle-bas...

 2022-01-26 21:59 

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Amazon to pay $2.25M to resolve Washington state AG's claims of price fixing on third-party products...

Amazon will pay $2.25 million under a consent decree with Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson to settle claims that one of the company's former programs for third-party sellers constituted illegal price-fixing. The case involves a since-dis...

 2022-01-26 21:57 

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CytoDyn CEO ousted after year of lawsuits, FDA rebuke, ongoing investigations...

Nader Pourhassan has been ousted as CEO and president by the board of directors of embattled Vancouver, Wash.-based CytoDyn, the company announced Tuesday. Chief Financial Officer Antonio Migliarese will serve as interim president while the company search...

 2022-01-26 21:40 

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Will hybrid and remote work tank Seattle's once red-hot office market? Not so fast, studies show...

Fewer people working in the office, less need for office space? That seems like a logical conclusion to draw. But a recent survey of 446 U.S. businesses by the Harvard Business Review found that while days in the office are dropping by 30% or more as comp...

 2022-01-26 20:47 

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MyShake app now available in Washington state to provide warning before Earthquake shaking starts...

Washington state residents have another way to be alerted to an earthquake and potential shaking with the arrival of the MyShake app, a service that was previously only available in California and Oregon. The free app, designed by seismologists and engine...

 2022-01-26 19:58 

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Tech Moves: Tableau's new data chief; Outreach, Trulioo add CPOs; Gemini recruits CTO from AWS...

— Microsoft alum Wendy Turner-Williams is now chief data officer at Tableau. She joined from Tableau's parent company Salesforce where she was vice president of information management and strategy. At Microsoft, Turner-Williams worked on informa...

 2022-01-26 18:57 

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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture agrees to buy Honeybee Robotics, a pioneer in rover hardware...

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture has struck a deal to acquire Honeybee Robotics, a trailblazer in the business of building specialized tools for space probes. The deal with Honeybee's parent organization, Ensign-Bickford Industries, is expect...

 2022-01-26 18:39 

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Stealthy digital health startup Measure Labs raising cash for remote care tech...

The news: A quiet Seattle digital health startup called Measure Labs is raising cash. A new regulatory filing shows $4.7 million raised. The company has not responded to inquiries from GeekWire. What we know: Measure Labs is linked to the Allen Institute ...

 2022-01-26 18:35 

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Microsoft's new heyday: PC 'renaissance' and cloud boom drive record revenue and employment...

Microsoft surpassed $50 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time, with profits of $18.8 billion, up 22%, in its financial results posted Tuesday afternoon. Generating profits at that rate, Microsoft will essentially fund its $68.7 billion purchase ...

 2022-01-26 14:00 

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Gates Foundation names first outside trustees, bringing new oversight to $50B philanthropy...

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation named the first members of its new board of trustees, appointing three outsiders to join its namesake co-chairs in overseeing one of the world's largest philanthropies. The announcement Wednesday is part of the Seat...

 2022-01-26 13:00 

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Logixboard lands $32M as supply chain chaos drives demand for freight forwarding software...

The news: Logixboard, a Seattle startup that sells software to freight forwarding companies, raised $32 million. It follows a $13 million round raised in April. The company: Logixboard helps freight forwarders — companies that facilitate how shipmen...

 2022-01-26 08:01 

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Seattle startup accelerator that focuses on women and non-binary founders unveils latest cohort...

Seattle-based Graham & Walker announced the six companies participating in its fourth Ready Set Raise accelerator. The organization was previously known as Female Founders Alliance and changed its name last year to Graham & Walker after raising a $10 mill...

 2022-01-25 23:43 

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Microsoft Teams surpasses 270M monthly active users, as growth slows from early days of pandemic...

Microsoft's Teams communications and collaboration platform topped 270 million monthly active users in the December quarter, continuing to add users but at a much slower pace than in the initial months of the pandemic. Satya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO...

 2022-01-25 21:12 

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Microsoft beats expectations with $51.7B in revenue, $18.8B profit; stock down 5% after hours...

Microsoft posted revenue of $51.7 billion in the December quarter, up 20% from the same quarter last year, and profits of $18.8 billion, an increase of 21%, with earnings per share of $2.48, up 22%. The results were fueled by continued adoption of Microso...

 2022-01-25 20:32 

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Boeing puts $450M into company building electric, autonomous, passenger-carrying planes...

Boeing is investing $450 million in Wisk Aero, a company that's building all-electric, autonomous, passenger-carrying aircraft. Wisk is developing its sixth-generation aircraft, and expects to be the first-ever U.S. candidate for certification of a fl...

 2022-01-25 18:58 

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From Critigen to Locana: Location intelligence company rebrands to reflect growing market...

Thanks to a flood of satellite data and the rise of artificial intelligence tools, the market for location intelligence services is growing — and one of the pioneers in the field is changing its name from Critigen to Locana to reflect that growth. &...

 2022-01-25 18:49 

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Seattle startup Atlas Health raises $40M to help healthcare customers find philanthropic aid for patients...

Atlas Health, a Seattle-based startup that helps healthcare providers connect to sources of philanthropic medical aid, has raised $40 million. Atlas Health's software is built on a proprietary database of more than 20,000 medical financial aid program...

 2022-01-25 17:20 

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Late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's Vulcan spins off VC group with new name, broader investor base...

Vulcan Capital, the venture capital group founded in 2003 as an internal division of Paul Allen's Seattle-based Vulcan Inc. holding company, has been spun off into a standalone firm as part of a broader reassessment of the late Microsoft co-founder...

 2022-01-25 16:44 

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SAP invests in contract management software startup Icertis...

Icertis, a Bellevue, Wash.-based startup that sells contract management software, landed an undisclosed investment from SAP as part of an expanded partnership with the German multinational. The companies first partnered in 2020 to offer joint solutions to...

 2022-01-25 15:16 

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Acquisition news: Acumatica buys IBS Imperium app; APImetrics swoops up API Science: PDQ acquires SmartDeploy...

Some recent acquisition news for Seattle-area tech companies: Bellevue, Wash.-based enterprise resource planning software company Acumatica bought IBS Imperium, a property management application from Integrated Business Systems that was built on Acumatica...

 2022-01-25 14:06 

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Newly-formed Seattle VC firm aims to mine Univ. of Washington network for talent, innovation, money...

The University of Washington is an absolute research powerhouse, ranking fifth among U.S. universities in R&D expenditures. But even with more than $1 billion in research money flowing each year, those dollars don't necessarily translate into new entr...

 2022-01-25 13:00 

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Xplore makes a deal to use OrbAstro's satellite platforms for space missions...

Redmond, Wash.-based Xplore has signed a contract with Orbital Astronautics Ltd. to use its standardized satellite platform for a variety of missions, starting with a space imaging mission that's due for launch as early as this year. The debut mission...

 2022-01-25 08:01 

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Amazon Go — to the suburbs: Company to try its high-tech convenience store outside urban core...

Amazon Go is going where customers live, not just where they work. The high-tech convenience store model that Amazon first introduced in January 2018 is headed to the suburbs with a new format, the company announced Tuesday. The first store will open in M...

 2022-01-24 22:52 

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Microsoft's earnings will test strength of cloud business, and impact of supply chain challenges...

Much of the spotlight has been on Microsoft's gaming division over the past week, thanks to its $68.7 billion deal to buy Activision Blizzard. But that's a long-term strategy, with the deal not even expected to close until mid-2023. Microsoft'...

 2022-01-24 22:10 

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Webb Telescope fires its thrusters to settle in at final destination, a million miles from Earth...

The $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope successfully fired its thrusters today to put it in position at the destination where it's expected to probe the mysteries of the universe for years to come. The nearly five-minute firing at 11 a.m. PT sent J...

 2022-01-24 16:58 

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Washington AG and others sue Google over location tracking...

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson will file a lawsuit Monday against Google claiming that the tech giant uses "deceptive and unfair practices" to track and collect location data. The lawsuit alleges that Google misled consumers about ...

 2022-01-24 16:00 

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Her First $100K founder has her first app: Tori Dunlap wants to teach more women how to invest...

Tori Dunlap, the founder of Seattle-based Her First $100K, is bringing her brand of financial feminism and education to a new platform, partnering with Treasury on an app to share her secrets to investing success. Dunlap, who coined her company name after...

 2022-01-24 15:00 

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How new rebates could spur widespread adoption of electric vehicles in Washington state...

Washington state ranks fourth nationally in electric vehicle ownership, running close behind much more populous states like Texas, Florida and California. And yet Scott Case, CEO of Recurrent, is unimpressed. "Honestly, it is shocking that Washington ...

 2022-01-24 14:00 

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Seattle VC firm Fuse reveals size of inaugural fund that has backed 17 Pacific Northwest startups...

Fuse, a new Seattle-based early-stage venture capital firm, has disclosed the size of its inaugural fund for the first time. The firm raised $170 million for the fund, which has backed 17 B2B software startups based across the Pacific Northwest. It plans ...

 2022-01-24 13:00 

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Bateau lands $4M for software used by senior living companies...

Bateau, a Seattle startup that makes business intelligence software for senior living companies, raised a $4 million round led by CRV. Its software is specifically designed for the senior living industry — an estimated $69 billion market in the U.S....

 2022-01-23 17:29 

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Seattle inventor's Heroclip gear-holding gadget acquired after raising $2M and selling 1M units...

Heroclip, a unique gear-holding gadget invented by Seattle entrepreneur Mina Yoo, has been acquired by Gear Aid of Bellingham, Wash. Yoo, a Ph.D. former professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Washington, founded Lulabop and her Heroclip produc...

 2022-01-23 16:00 

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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Jan. 16, 2022...

See the technology stories that people were reading on GeekWire for the week of Jan. 16, 2022.... Read More...

 2022-01-22 18:57 

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University of Washington joins $40M campaign to enlist more software engineers for research...

The University of Washington and three other universities have kicked off an effort to beef up the software engineering resources available to researchers, backed by a $40 million commitment from Schmidt Futures. The philanthropic organization founded by ...

 2022-01-22 17:25 

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Interview: Washington state CIO Bill Kehoe on infrastructure, cybersecurity and more...

When William "Bill" Kehoe started his current job as Washington state chief information officer this past August, he entered a gig with a plateful of problems, from cybersecurity issues to broadband equity gaps. The Gonzaga University grad recentl...

 2022-01-22 15:45 

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Microsoft's Candy Crush: Madrona's Hope Cochran, former King CFO, on $68.7B Activision deal...

Why would Microsoft pay $68.7 billion for video-game giant Activision Blizzard? Hope Cochran, managing director at venture capital firm Madrona Venture Group in Seattle, is in a unique position to consider that question. For one, a big focus of her invest...

 2022-01-22 02:00 

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NASA gives a boost to 57 high-flying student experiments, including one from the Seattle area...

NASA has chosen 57 winning teams — including a team from Interlake High School in Bellevue, Wash.— to receive funding to build and fly experiments focusing on subjects ranging from lunar dust mitigation to inkjet printing in zero gravity. Inte...

 2022-01-21 18:55 

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Washington state launches site to order free COVID-19 test kits delivered by Amazon...

The Washington State Department of Health today launched a site to order free at-home COVID-19 test kits. The state is partnering on the effort with Amazon, which is helping deliver 3.5 million tests within 1-2 weeks after ordering and is running the onli...

 2022-01-21 18:47 

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Job openings surge in Spokane as remote work attracts more techies to Eastern Washington...

Smaller cities such as Boise and Spokane are seeing a surge in job postings and an influx of remote workers amid the pandemic, based on observations from business leaders and data from job websites. Data released this week by Indeed shows the Boise, Idaho...

 2022-01-21 17:13 

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Toymaker Funko to close Washington state warehouses and move distribution jobs to Arizona...

Everett, Wash.-based Funko, makers of pop culture collectibles, is closing warehouse locations in the city north of Seattle and consolidating its distribution work in Arizona. The Daily Herald newspaper reported the news Thursday, saying that the company ...

 2022-01-21 16:36 

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AI2 releases demo of question-answering model it claims outperforms GPT-3...

From the beginning of the digital age, we've looked to our computers for answers. Nowhere is this so evident as in the computer science discipline known as question answering, or QA. Overlapping the fields of natural language processing and informatio...

 2022-01-21 15:31 

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Zuper lands $13M to bolster software used by service businesses and their workers...

Zuper, a Seattle startup that sells software to help service companies and their field workers, raised $13 million. Founded in 2016, the 55-person company serves industries including residential and commercial cleaning, HVAC, electrical, internet service ...

 2022-01-20 22:46 

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Microsoft Gaming head confirms Activision's 'Call of Duty' will keep coming to PlayStation...

New Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has confirmed that the best-selling video game series Call of Duty will continue to be available on the PlayStation platform, two days after Microsoft announced plans to acquire the game's publisher, Activision Bl...

 2022-01-20 22:33 

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Microsoft shares updates on its $750M affordable housing effort as homelessness crisis continues...

Roughly 9,200 affordable housing units are being preserved or created in the greater Seattle area thanks to an initiative launched by Microsoft three years ago. An additional 19,000 households have been able to hold on to their housing due to the tech gia...

 2022-01-20 20:34 

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Seattlepi.com will try newsletter strategy in Hearst's 'next phase' for former newspaper website...

See disclosures at bottom of story. Nearly 13 years after New York-based Hearst Corp. made the Seattle Post-Intelligencer the country's first major metro daily newspaper to go online-only, seattlepi.com will revamp its staff and put a new emphasis on ...

 2022-01-20 18:40 

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New CEO at Zymeworks shifts leadership, plans to lay off 25% of staff...

Kenneth Galbraith is shaking up Zymeworks within a week of becoming CEO of the Seattle and Vancouver, B.C.-based biotech company. He announced major leadership changes in a statement Wednesday, and said the company will lay off at least 25% of its staff t...

 2022-01-20 17:41 

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Microsoft vets reveal first game from new blockchain startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz...

The news: Irreverent Labs, a new Seattle startup led by Microsoft veterans that recently raised a $5 million seed round, just revealed its first game. The details: MechaFightClub is an online "cruelty-free4; fighting game that combines emerging tec...

 2022-01-20 16:34 

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Startups to watch: 12 venture capitalists offer their picks for the next Pacific Northwest unicorns...

Unicorn startups are everywhere these days. CB Insights' unicorn tracker — keeping tabs on privately-held companies valued at $1 billion or more — is quickly approaching 1,000 companies. And earlier this month, GeekWire identified 16 start...

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