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 2022-09-07 17:43 

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Roche to acquire Good Therapeutics' lead drug program for $250M, plus milestone payments...

Pharmaceutical giant Roche will acquire Good Therapeutics' lead program, six years after the Seattle startup was founded to design drugs that operate only where needed in the body. Roche will make an upfront payment of $250 million for the program, wh...

 2022-09-07 14:30 

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Life sciences data intelligence startup Amplion acquired by Science and Medicine Group...

Amplion, a Bend, Ore,-based life sciences data intelligence company, is being acquired by data and publishing company Science and Medicine Group (SMG). Terms of the sale of Amplion's assets to Arlington, Va.-based SMG were not disclosed Wednesday. ...

 2022-09-07 14:00 

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Seattle startup raises $13.5M to help developers build AI-driven applications on the blockchain...

From movie recommendations to chatbots, artificial intelligence-powered applications are deeply ingrained in the modern web experience. But building those same features for a so-called Web3 business — such as adding an Amazon-like product recommenda...

 2022-09-07 13:00 

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Gut check: Seattle Aquarium scientists simulate a whale stomach to test plastic alternatives...

You cannot deliberately feed plastic to a whale, even in the name of science. So researchers at the Seattle Aquarium created a clever alternative. They've designed a simulated gray whale stomach in order to test plastic alternatives that claim to be m...

 2022-09-06 23:02 

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Mark Cuban looks to turn the tables on Amazon in prescription drugs: 'Their margin is my opportunity'...

Amazon built an e-commerce empire by cutting prices for customers, surviving for years on the mere promise of future profits for investors. So there was no small irony in Mark Cuban's comment at the Code conference in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, when jo...

 2022-09-06 19:27 

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Redfin CEO gets into real estate reality TV with spot on new Netflix show 'Buy My House'...

As CEO of Seattle-based real estate company Redfin, Glenn Kelman knows plenty about the realities of the housing market in the United States. Now he knows the reality TV version. Kelman is one of buyers on "Buy My House," a show designed to tap in...

 2022-09-06 17:53 

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Seattle startup Picnic partners with Domino's to test pizza-assembly machine...

Picnic, a Seattle-based automation startup, is partnering with Domino's to test its pizza-assembly machine in a functioning Domino's store in Berlin, Germany. The two companies have been working together since 2021 to research and product test in ...

 2022-09-06 16:50 

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WTIA launches cohort for 34 Washington startups, providing free business 101 training and mentoring...

The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) has announced the 34 startups from around the state that will be participating in its eighth Founder Cohort Program. The six-month program is virtual and free for the companies — the WTIA does no...

 2022-09-06 16:41 

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Amazon battles 'Lord of the Rings' trolls by pausing ability to review new Prime Video series...

The characters in Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" are busy enough fightings trolls and Orcs and other creatures of Middle-earth. Internet trolls are another beast entirely. To combat a negative onslaught from online bots a...

 2022-09-05 18:26 

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Why it's so tough for labor unions to organize Amazon Prime drivers...

Tooling around town in dark blue Prime uniforms and vans, many of the drivers who deliver packages for Amazon might look like employees of the e-commerce giant. But in reality, they're employees of independent companies that contract with Amazon to de...

 2022-09-05 14:00 

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'You never know who's on the other side': Amateur radio enthusiasts use old-school tech to connect...

When was the last time a total stranger, or even an acquaintance, gave you three minutes — three whole minutes — to share whatever was on your mind? In the age of social media, we all have bigger and more powerful megaphones than ever. But att...

 2022-09-04 15:00 

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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Aug. 28, 2022...

See the technology stories that people were reading on GeekWire for the week of Aug. 28, 2022.... Read More...

 2022-09-03 16:24 

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Here's why Major League Baseball's live digital audio streams aren't actually live...

We are now decades into the digital revolution, so why haven't high-tech audio streams caught up to old-fashioned radio waves? That was my question on last week's GeekWire Podcast, after conducting an experiment that was inspired by the tradition ...

 2022-09-03 15:00 

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Demetrius Johnson is an MMA legend and Twitch streamer who is getting in the ring with tech...

Demetrius Johnson has been called one of, if not the greatest, pound-for-pound mixed martial arts champions of all time. Last week, he re-captured the ONE Flyweight Championship in Singapore in a fight live streamed on Amazon Prime Video — in yet an...

 2022-09-03 14:00 

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Feeling like a Lazy Camper? Seattle startup delivers the necessary rental gear to get families outdoors...

Cat Sherbourne loved camping with her family when she was young, but as she got older, she realized the logistics of making such a trip happen weren't all that simple. Throughout her 20 years of camping experience, Sherbourne has met many busy parents...

 2022-09-02 21:12 

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Watch it online: NASA changes the script for second try to launch SLS moon rocket...

NASA is counting down once again to the first-ever liftoff of its Space Launch System rocket for an uncrewed round-the-moon test flight that's expected to set the stage for future lunar landings. Launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida is schedule...

 2022-09-02 20:27 

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Judge rejects Facebook's attempt to declare Washington state campaign ad law unconstitutional...

A judge in Seattle sided with Washington state's attorney general on Friday and rejected Facebook parent company Meta's argument that the state's campaign law runs afoul of the First Amendment. Ruling from the bench after a hearing, King Count...

 2022-09-02 15:30 

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Notable figures in Northwest comics scene draw up plans for Museum of Cartoon Arts in Portland...

For years, Portland has been a significant hub for American comics, cartoons, and animation. A new project aims to establish a permanent art museum in the city dedicated to celebrating the medium and its history. The Northwest Museum of Cartoon Arts (NW M...

 2022-09-02 14:00 

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New day for nuclear power? Why TerraPower's CFO is confident about the future, despite challenges...

Could we be witnessing nuclear power's comeback? After decades on the back burner, the sweeping climate change bill recently signed by President Biden includes multiple initiatives boosting existing and future nuclear plants. California this week took...

 2022-09-01 22:55 

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Seattle biotech company is the first to receive approval to test B cell gene therapy in humans...

Seattle biotech startup Immusoft has received approval to begin clinical trials of its novel strategy for treating genetic disease, the company announced Thursday. Immusoft says it's the first to get permission to use engineered immune system cells ca...

 2022-09-01 22:49 

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Tech CEO rappels 40 stories off Seattle office tower to call attention to giving — and channel his fears...

York Baur has already reached the top as CEO of MoxiWorks, a Seattle-based startup that operates a platform for real estate brokers. Last week he returned to the bottom — in unique fashion. In a stunt aimed at celebrating his company's charitabl...

 2022-09-01 21:10 

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Starbucks names next CEO, going outside tech industry for coffee giant's new phase...

Laxman Narasimhan, who was named the next CEO of Starbucks Thursday afternoon, brings experience in international business and consumer brands, most recently leading the turnaround of Reckitt Benckiser, the British company known for products including Dur...

 2022-09-01 19:37 

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Seattle startup Falkon, which uses AI to drive sales and marketing decisions, raises $16M...

The news: Falkon, a Seattle-based sales and marketing analytics startup, has raised $16 million. The tech: Falkon uses API connections to pull data from all major go-to-market data sources including Salesforce, Outreach and Google Analytics, among others....

 2022-09-01 17:44 

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Microsoft's Activision-Blizzard deal raises red flags in UK despite 'Call of Duty' pledge...

Regulators in the UK expressed concern about the competitive implications of Microsoft's $68.7 billion deal to acquire Activision-Blizzard, saying it could hamper the ability of Sony and other companies to compete on a level playing field in consoles,...

 2022-09-01 16:37 

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T-Mobile makes layoffs in network operations and engineering group as part of 'organizational shift'...

T-Mobile has laid off an undisclosed number of employees in its network operations and engineering group, the Bellevue, Wash.-based wireless carrier has confirmed. The company, which said in a statement that it is continuing to hire across the country, wi...

 2022-09-01 15:00 

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GeekWire's Elevator Pitch is back: Watch 3 CEOs pitch their startups on the way up an iconic tower...

GeekWire's Elevator Pitch is back. Presented by WestRiver Group, this fun startup competition pits a dozen entrepreneurs against one another as they present their early-stage startups in the 32 seconds it takes to get to the top of Seattle's histo...

 2022-09-01 13:00 

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Telehealth startup 98point6 raises $20M, inks deal with health system to license tech...

Seattle-based 98point6 announced that it is licensing its virtual care delivery platform in a deal with Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System. This is the company's first foray as a third-party software provider, and it raised more than $20 mill...

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