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Sunday April 11, 2021
Queen said Prince Philip's death has 'left a huge void in her life'  CNN Meghan Markle will not attend Prince Philip's funeral, says Buckingham Palace  Yahoo EntertainmentPrince ... Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
Ash-covered St. Vincent braces for more volcanic eruptions  NBC NewsThousands evacuate as volcano erupts on island of Saint Vincent  ABC NewsSt. Vincent covered in ash as volcano ... Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
Jordanian prince makes first public appearance since arrest  The Associated PressJordan's King Abdullah and estranged Prince Hamza make first joint appearance since rift  Yahoo NewsJordan's king and ... Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
In Peru’s Presidential Election, the Most Popular Choice Is No One  The New York TimesPolitically weary Peruvians to elect new president and Congress  Al Jazeera English'People don't ... Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
'Piles of bodies' seen in Myanmar as violence escalates: reports  New York Post Myanmar coup: 'Dozens killed' in military crackdown in Bago  BBC NewsMyanmar security forces with ... Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
China admits its vaccines aren't very good  POLITICOChina considering mixing different COVID-19 vaccines to improve low efficacy of its Vaccines | WION  WIONEffectiveness of Chinese vaccines ‘not ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Myanmar’s Economy Is in a Free Fall, With Empty Factories, Closed Banks, Failing Internet  The Wall Street JournalView Full Coverage on Google News Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
Beijing admits Chinese vaccines 'don't have very high protection rates'  The Times of IsraelView Full Coverage on Google News Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
Turkey's Erdogan calls for end to 'worrying' escalation between Russia and Ukraine | TheHill  The HillUkrainian and Turkish presidents discuss rising tensions with Russia  CBS NewsChina v ... Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
IMF hikes growth forecast for the Middle East, says recovery will be 'divergent'  CNBCThe Middle East's economic recovery is 'divergent,' IMF's Jihad Azour says  CNBC International TVIMF ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
In Mourning a Prince, Britain Remembers Heroic Days of World War II, Empire  The Wall Street Journal Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
21 Chinese coal miners trapped by underground flood  Fox News21 Chinese miners trapped by underground flood in Xinjiang coal mine  CNN China Mine Rescue: Race against time ... Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
EU and COVID-19: When a vaccine only adds to the trouble  The Associated PressView Full Coverage on Google News Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
India tops 145k coronavirus cases in one day  The HillIndia: Fastest nation to administer 100 vaccine jabs  WIONVirus lockdowns around the world as vaccine efforts stumble  Medical XpressSecond ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Where to buy COVID vaccination card holders and lanyards  nj.comTaking this step after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine makes a difference, CDC says  fox2now.comThe Latest: Lawmakers aim to ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Why Northern Ireland is experiencing the worst unrest it’s had in years  Vox.comWave of violent protests in Northern Ireland brings back bitter memories of 'the troubles'  Yahoo ... Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
Ecuador picks president under the shadow of Covid  BBC NewsView Full Coverage on Google News Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
8 dead, dozens hurt as Indonesia quake shakes East Java  The Associated PressAt Least Eight Dead in Indonesia Earthquake | The Weather Channel - Articles from ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Saudi Arabia says it executes 3 soldiers for 'high treason'  Yahoo NewsSaudi Arabia executes 3 soldiers for ‘cooperating with enemy’  Al Jazeera EnglishSaudi Arabia and the United ... Continue Reading »
Friday April 09, 2021
Outcry as police beat Joint List lawmaker during East Jerusalem protest  The Times of IsraelFour families bear pain a year after deaths  AP ArchiveIsraeli bus pelted with ... Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
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Saturday April 10, 2021
Amazon warehouse employees voted against unionization in Bessemer, Ala., in a victory for the company and a defeat for organized labor. But the process put ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Jeff Bezos surprised some Amazon critics and followers this week by throwing his weight behind a federal corporate tax hike to help pay for President ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
On April 15, anyone in Washington state who is 16 or older can roll up their sleeve and get a shot of COVID-19 vaccine. And ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
— Rad Power Bikes co-founder Ty Collins has stepped down from the rapidly growing e-bike startup. Collins, who was chief marketing officer, is now in ... Continue Reading »
Friday April 09, 2021
An investment firm with a short position in Porch Group, standing to benefit if its share price falls, released a report questioning the Seattle-based home ... Continue Reading »
Friday April 09, 2021
New funding: Seattle-based startup Dendron has raised $2 million in seed funding for its open source note-taking tool that helps users manage any amount of ... Continue Reading »
Friday April 09, 2021
Twitch hit another viewership record last month, buoyed by hot content like watching people sleep and a roleplaying mod for an eight-year-old sandbox game. It’s ... Continue Reading »
Friday April 09, 2021
In a public defeat for organized labor, a sizable majority of Amazon warehouse employees voted against unionization in Bessemer, Ala. in an election overseen by ... Continue Reading »
Friday April 09, 2021
A lot can change in the landscape during a year in which social isolation is the norm. At the University of Washington, the Hans Rosling ... Continue Reading »
Friday April 09, 2021
ReadySub, a Seattle-based maker of a cloud-based scheduling platform for school districts, has been acquired by Tyler Technologies, a company that provides software and technology ... Continue Reading »
Thursday April 08, 2021
Amazon appears well on its way to thwarting an attempt to unionize workers at its Bessemer, Ala. plant with the pro-union vote falling well behind ... Continue Reading »
Thursday April 08, 2021
CoinFlip, a supplier of cryptocurrency ATM machines, is bringing the ease of bitcoin transactions to locations across Washington state. The Chicago-based company is among a ... Continue Reading »
Thursday April 08, 2021
New report: A market analysis for the first quarter of 2021 from the commercial real estate company Broderick Group expresses optimism that after a year ... Continue Reading »
Thursday April 08, 2021
New funding: Spot, a year-old company led by the founders of billion-dollar startup Outreach, has raised $1.7 million. Company background: GeekWire initially spotted Spot back in ... Continue Reading »
Thursday April 08, 2021
Twitch users may now face punitive measures by the service for actions that occurred offline, on other platforms, or before they started using Twitch at ... Continue Reading »
Thursday April 08, 2021
New funding: At a moment when vaccines are on everyone’s mind, a Seattle-based biotech company that has an unusual approach to vaccine production has raised ... Continue Reading »
Thursday April 08, 2021
Seattle-based travel giant Expedia Group named Patricia Menendez-Cambo, deputy general counsel of SoftBank Group and general counsel of the SoftBank Latin America Fund and SoftBank ... Continue Reading »
Wednesday April 07, 2021
Google has announced plans to start bringing workers back to the company’s offices in the Puget Sound region, including on campuses in Seattle’s South Lake ... Continue Reading »
Wednesday April 07, 2021
SpaceX is leasing a 124,907-square-foot building complex that’s under construction in Redmond Ridge Business Park, east of Seattle, according to the latest industrial real estate ... Continue Reading »
Wednesday April 07, 2021
— Former Amazon Web Services and Microsoft executive Teresa Carlson will join Splunk in the new role of president and chief growth officer effective April ... Continue Reading »
Wednesday April 07, 2021
The news: T-Mobile made a series of announcements Wednesday as part of its latest ‘Un-carrier’ initiative, including the official launch of its new home internet service, ... Continue Reading »
Wednesday April 07, 2021
Amazon is probably not smiling this morning about an apparent protest movement started by a driver who is placing cardboard boxes upside down during deliveries ... Continue Reading »
Wednesday April 07, 2021
As COVID-19 sent everyone retreating to social isolation and virtual gatherings, it proved particularly difficult for the performers and musicians who rely on live events ... Continue Reading »
Wednesday April 07, 2021
New startup: Vijaye Raji, a tech vet who previously led Facebook’s 5,000-person engineering outpost in Seattle, is CEO and founder of Statsig, a Seattle-area company ... Continue Reading »
Wednesday April 07, 2021
The unionization votes are now in the hands of the National Labor Relations Board and the two factions have completed their challenges to individual ballots ... Continue Reading »
Wednesday April 07, 2021
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos today endorsed the Biden administration’s call for a higher corporate tax rate to help pay for the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. In ... Continue Reading »
Tuesday April 06, 2021
At an international health conference this week, scientists with the University of Washington and Microsoft Research will virtually present new technology that allows medical providers ... Continue Reading »
Tuesday April 06, 2021
Plenty of tech personalities and veterans have turned to the popular invite-only conversation app Clubhouse for insights related to the industry. Now a new startup ... Continue Reading »
Tuesday April 06, 2021
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation is contributing $1 million to help underserved communities in King County receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. As the vaccination campaign ... Continue Reading »
Tuesday April 06, 2021
Starbucks is launching a new effort to cut down on waste from its ubiquitous beverage cups with a limited trial in Seattle of a “Borrow ... Continue Reading »
Tuesday April 06, 2021
Two of the wireless charging systems made by Seattle-based WiBotic have won safety approvals in Europe, marking what the startup’s CEO calls a major milestone. ... Continue Reading »
Tuesday April 06, 2021
Porch Group, the Seattle-based home services software company, completed its $100 million acquisition of Homeowners of America Inc. on Tuesday morning, its biggest deal since ... Continue Reading »
Tuesday April 06, 2021
ConductorOne announced a $5 million seed round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel. Fuel Capital, Fathom Capital and Active Capital also participated. Founded ... Continue Reading »
Tuesday April 06, 2021
In 10 days, Washington state will open up COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone 16 and over who wants a shot. The question is, will you be ... Continue Reading »
Friday April 09, 2021
Facebook is withholding certain job ads from women because of their gender, according to the latest audit of its ad service. The audit, conducted by ... Continue Reading »
Friday April 09, 2021
It’s been a busy week for Clearview AI, the controversial facial recognition company that uses 3 billion photos scraped from the web to power a ... Continue Reading »
Friday April 09, 2021
As covid vaccines roll out in a handful of countries, the next question has become: How do people prove they’ve been inoculated? For months, this ... Continue Reading »
Thursday April 08, 2021
A pair of robot legs called Cassie has been taught to walk using reinforcement learning, the training technique that teaches AIs complex behavior via trial ... Continue Reading »
Thursday April 08, 2021
Cyberattacks continue to grow in prevalence and sophistication. With the ability to disrupt business operations, wipe out critical data, and cause reputational damage, they pose ... Continue Reading »
Thursday April 08, 2021
On March 20, Kyle Niemer and Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom had the wedding of their dreams: intimate (around 40 guests), in a spacious venue with a ... Continue Reading »
Wednesday April 07, 2021
The news: The personal data of 533 million Facebook users in more than 106 countries was found to be freely available online last weekend. The data ... Continue Reading »
Tuesday April 06, 2021
The disruptive shifts of 2020, including covid-19 shutdowns that led to millions of workers working remotely, forced organizations to radically rethink everything from worker well-being, ... Continue Reading »
Monday April 05, 2021
Shortly after President Biden was inaugurated, the man who was being given command of his coronavirus response had a message about what America needed to ... Continue Reading »
Monday April 05, 2021
The last votes for one of the most closely watched unionization drives in modern history came in on Monday, March 29, and results could be ... Continue Reading »
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Saturday April 10, 2021
In recent years, Google has found increasingly abstract ways to confirm the existence of its upcoming phones. For example, last summer, the company accidentally published ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
The stars aligned themselves just right this past week for a significant number of data breaches and security vulnerabilities to come to light. The massive ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
One of the things that often goes hand-in-hand with the countless hacks and data leaks we've written about in the past, and which continues to ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
As persistent and savvy as hackers can be, the last thing any of us need is for the most popular sites and services on the ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
The iOS 14.5 update should drop in the very near future, as Apple has tested the software extensively via several beta releases in the past ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Samsung isn’t the only company making foldable smartphones, but it’s certainly the leading player. Huawei, Motorola, and Xiaomi have launched or unveiled their own foldable ... Continue Reading »
Friday April 09, 2021
Switching from one smartphone platform to another is not a decision that anyone takes lightly, which explains why the top vendors go to such lengths ... Continue Reading »
Friday April 09, 2021
Apple is widely expected to launch two new AirPods this year, including successors to the regular models and the Pro. Usually referred to as AirPods ... Continue Reading »
Friday April 09, 2021
The Apple Watch is the undisputed champion of the smartwatch ecosystem. It’s the smartwatch most people want to buy and the watch that many companies ... Continue Reading »
Friday April 09, 2021
In the early days of the smartphone era, it was easy to argue that the iPhone was a superior device to anything Samsung was bringing ... Continue Reading »
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Sunday April 11, 2021
Balaji S. Srinivasan: Adding crypto to IndiaStack, a set of national APIs for payments and identity, could allow India to build an OSS stack for ... Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
Lizette Chapman / Bloomberg: Austin has been a top destination for tech workers leaving CA during Covid, and residents are concerned about how the new ... Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
Wall Street Journal: Erroneously unredacted court docs reveal Google ran a secret program called “Project Bernanke” that used past bid data to boost its win ... Continue Reading »
Sunday April 11, 2021
CyberNews: Database containing 1.3M Clubhouse profiles was posted to a hacker forum; Clubhouse says it hasn't been breached, and the data is public info from ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal: Some SMB owners who advertise heavily online say Facebook is speaking the truth about how iOS privacy changes might ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Bloomberg: Sources: ISPs in the US are seeing delays as long as 60 weeks, more than double previous waits, when ordering internet routers, due to ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Matt Wirz / Wall Street Journal: Research: non-bank lenders have issued asset-backed bonds to help finance about $2B of loans to fast-growing but unprofitable software ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg: Sources: Byju's is raising about $1B from B Capital and others at a valuation of about $15B, with plans to raise ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Ari Levy / CNBC: Ernst & Young: venture funding in the US hit $64B in Q1, the highest amount ever for a single quarter and ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Bloomberg: Current and ex-employees say inattention to data protection at Verkada is emblematic of a “bro culture” that tolerated sexual harassment, misleading customers  —  Verkada ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Jason Schreier / Bloomberg: Sources: Sony's PlayStation organization has shifted its development focus to prioritize AAA games at the expense of projects from its niche ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Bloomberg: Profile of Francis Suarez, the mayor of Miami, who tweets relentlessly about Miami's merits as a hub for the tech industry, but has a ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Sarah Manavis / New Statesman: A look at Tattle Life, a gossip forum where users dox celebrities and influencers, dissect their personal lives, and target ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Zeyi Yang / Protocol: Platforms like Douyin in China have become live online labs where grassroots nationalists and state media collaborate to harass critics at ... Continue Reading »
Saturday April 10, 2021
Lily Hay Newman / Wired: Researchers say Facebook has known for years about exploits similar to the one that used its “contact importer”, enabling the ... Continue Reading »