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Monday January 25, 2021
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will resign amid pandemic and political turmoil  CNNItaly’s Prime Minister Conte Resigns Amid Struggle Against Covid-19 and Recession  The Wall Street JournalItalian ... Continue Reading »
Tuesday January 26, 2021
Police use tear gas, water cannon amid rioting over Covid restrictions in Netherlands  NBC NewsCovid: Dutch PM Mark Rutte condemns curfew riots as 'criminal violence'  BBC NewsAnti-lockdown ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Biden reimposes travel ban on European countries, adds South Africa in effort to contain coronavirus  The Washington PostFirst U.S. Case of Brazil Variant is Found in ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Missouri's COVID-19 vaccine pace for 1st dose ranks last in US, CDC estimates show  Fox NewsWhat to do, and not do, before and after your Covid ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Navalny has boxed Putin into a 'humiliating' Catch-22, national-security officials say - Business Insider  Business InsiderProtests erupt in Russia after arrest of opposition leader Alexey Navalny  CBS ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
How an 800-year-old cathedral became a mass COVID vaccination site in England  CBS NewsAn Organ Recital, With a Coronavirus Shot  The New York TimesView Full Coverage on ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
9 workers found dead in China gold mine explosions  Associated PressView Full Coverage on Google News Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Mexico president rebuked for careless response to Covid after testing positive  The GuardianMexico's president says he's tested positive for COVID-19  The Associated PressMexican leader says Biden offers ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
'The Walking Dead' actor Ilan Srulovicz talks cancel culture, media censorship: 'It is Orwellian'  Fox NewsAs Republicans get more diverse, overlooked white voters are key to ... Continue Reading »
Sunday January 24, 2021
UK vaccination drive expands as virus toll nears 100,000  The Associated PressCovid: 'Not a moment to ease measures,' says Matt Hancock  BBC NewsMatt Hancock says it is ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Chinese and Indian Troops Clash at Their Disputed Border  The New York TimesChinese and Indian troops 'clash' in disputed border area - BBC News  BBC NewsIndia and ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
World's richest become wealthier during Covid pandemic as inequality grows  NBC NewsThe megarich have already recovered from the pandemic. It may take the poor a decade ... Continue Reading »
Sunday January 24, 2021
Spanish woman who 'died' of COVID returned 10 days later: newspaper  Yahoo NewsElderly woman who 'died' of COVID-19 reappears at nursing home after 10 days  New York ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Facebook suspends Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu-linked chatbot for breaking its privacy rules  CNNIsrael to close its only major airport in bid to slow coronavirus spread ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
British Economy, Post-Brexit and Pummeled by Covid, Is Worst in G-7  The Wall Street JournalEU wants full recognition for UK envoy in post-Brexit spat  Associated PressThe bill ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Greece, France sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal  The Associated PressView Full Coverage on Google News Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Scotland is heading towards independence from the UK thanks to Boris Johnson and Brexit - Business Insider  Business InsiderBoycott 'wildcat' Scottish independence vote, says Scottish Conservative ... Continue Reading »
Tuesday January 26, 2021
FEMA Plan Would Free Up Billions for Preventing Climate Disasters  The New York TimesView Full Coverage on Google News Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
New Zealand's 1st new community COVID case in months is variant from South Africa  CBS NewsNew Zealand identifies first community spread of COVID-19 since November | ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
China pushes fringe theories on COVID-19 pandemic origins, vaccines  Fox NewsView Full Coverage on Google News Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Sub Pop Records, the longtime independent Seattle record label, is setting up shop in the base of an Amazon headquarters tower. Sup Pop on 7th ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
[Editor’s Note: Microsoft underwrites GeekWire’s independent coverage of civic issues. Read more about underwriting on GeekWire here.] Advocates urged Microsoft to take bolder action on ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
i2 Holdings, a holding company that helps brands improve their personalized customer loyalty technology, has made another acquisition. The Seattle company bought Ambassador, a “refer-a-friend” ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
The new, more-transmissible variant of COVID-19 is now confirmed in Washington state. Researchers from the University of Washington’s Medicine Virology Lab found the variant in ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Part of the appeal of a startup accelerator is being able to interact with fellow startups and founders; meet investors and mentors in person; and ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation is giving an additional $1.4 million in relief funds to aid underserved populations across Washington state in response to the COVID-19 ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
During normal times, the Amazon Meeting Center is bustling with Amazon workers and others attending various tech-related events. Amid a pandemic, the building turned into ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
The global aerospace community and students across the Northwest have lost a researcher, mentor and “Rocket Man” who inspired and guided thousands of young people ... Continue Reading »
Sunday January 24, 2021
SpaceX set a record for the number of satellites sent into orbit by a single rocket, and that’s not the only milestone reached during today’s ... Continue Reading »
Sunday January 24, 2021
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Saturday January 23, 2021
As Joe Biden settles into the Oval Office, tech companies in the Seattle region and elsewhere are watching with a sense of optimism to see ... Continue Reading »
Saturday January 23, 2021
Erik Arnold likes to joke that for the entire time that he’s been in Seattle, Bill Gates has been responsible for his salary in one ... Continue Reading »
Saturday January 23, 2021
In a time of global pandemic, economic crisis and rising unemployment, the Gates Foundation’s most surprising philanthropic target is a group often overlooked by donors: ... Continue Reading »
Saturday January 23, 2021
Laura Alexander Wittig and Liza Moiseeva have turned a simple podcast about sustainable living into a full blown platform for content, community, and online shopping. ... Continue Reading »
Friday January 22, 2021
Suzi LeVine, commissioner of Washington state’s Employment Security Department, is leaving that role to take a position with President Joe Biden’s administration, the agency announced ... Continue Reading »
Friday January 22, 2021
Update, 1/23/2021: Microsoft has updated its original post to indicate that the cost of Xbox Live Gold will not increase after all. This decision, apparently ... Continue Reading »
Friday January 22, 2021
— Brad Anderson, a longtime Microsoft corporate vice president, has joined Qualtrics as president of products and services. A 17-year veteran of the Redmond company, Anderson ... Continue Reading »
Friday January 22, 2021
After all the talk and concern, hope and urging, Bill Gates arrived this week at a critical point in his journey as an outspoken proponent ... Continue Reading »
Friday January 22, 2021
When President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in Wednesday, they inherited a unique opportunity to rein in the technology industry. In ... Continue Reading »
Friday January 22, 2021
Veteran Seattle tech entrepreneur Todd Hooper has raised investment for a stealthy new startup. A new SEC filing reveals that a Seattle-area company called Aardvark ... Continue Reading »
Friday January 22, 2021
There are countless startup accelerators for budding entrepreneurs who need a little boost for their business. But Bob Crimmins thinks there is room for another. ... Continue Reading »
Friday January 22, 2021
Amazon is using its headquarters in Seattle as a COVID-19 vaccination site. The tech giant is partnering with Virginia Mason for a one-day pop-up clinic ... Continue Reading »
Thursday January 21, 2021
A federal judge in Seattle has denied an initial attempt by Parler to require Amazon Web Services to restore cloud services to the controversial social ... Continue Reading »
Thursday January 21, 2021
Slumping, socially distanced Bernie Sanders has made his way to Seattle. As the internet continues to exhibit its joy over life under a new U.S. ... Continue Reading »
Thursday January 21, 2021
Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) announced the 22 tech startups that have been selected for the organization’s recurring Founder Cohort Program on Thursday. Part of ... Continue Reading »
Thursday January 21, 2021
A few weeks ago, I started wearing a new health band. I gave it permission to eavesdrop on my side of conversations — and it ... Continue Reading »
Thursday January 21, 2021
Fusebit, a new Seattle startup aiming to help developers with software integration capabilities, has raised a $3.3 million seed round. Founded in 2019 by veterans ... Continue Reading »
Thursday January 21, 2021
It was one of the most tumultuous years the country and the world have ever seen. And yet, as we reported on GeekWire last week, ... Continue Reading »
Thursday January 21, 2021
Amanda Gorman touched a nerve. With her words, the National Youth Poet Laureate stirred a nation and worldwide audience watching the inauguration of President Joe ... Continue Reading »
Thursday January 21, 2021
Editor’s note: Post updated with comments from Melinda Gates Ever the optimist, Bill Gates said he sees promise in the months and years ahead as ... Continue Reading »
Wednesday January 20, 2021
The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) announced Wednesday that it is launching a Canadian XR Startup Market Accelerator program to help prepare 10 Canadian virtual reality, ... Continue Reading »
Wednesday January 20, 2021
Editor’s note: Story updated with Amazon’s response to questions about the timing of its letter.  Amazon says it is ready to turn its facilities into ... Continue Reading »
Wednesday January 20, 2021
“We’ve learned again that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. And at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed.” President Joe Biden offered the nation ... Continue Reading »
Wednesday January 20, 2021
MagniX, the electric aircraft engine builder, has moved into a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing building in an industrial park just north of Boeing’s sprawling plant in Everett, ... Continue Reading »
Wednesday January 20, 2021
Seattle startup Flexe raised an additional $10 million as part of its Series C funding round announced in December. Flexe CEO Karl Siebrecht said there was ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Every morning, as Nandita Mohan sifts through her emails, her college pals are in her ear—recounting their day, reminiscing, reflecting on what it’s like to ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Monday January 25, 2021
Online misinformation and political polarization have hampered the efforts of public health officials to stop the spread of covid-19. Are there better ways to counter ... Continue Reading »
Sunday January 24, 2021
On January 10, Charlie O’Donnell, a startup investor who runs Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, published a blog post that he hoped would inspire self-reflection among his ... Continue Reading »
Saturday January 23, 2021
Salim Abdool Karim was at a cricket match on December 26, Boxing Day, when he made the mistake of looking at his email. He had ... Continue Reading »
Friday January 22, 2021
On Wednesday, the US waited with bated breath as president Trump handed the government reins over to president Biden. The transition of power ended up ... Continue Reading »
Friday January 22, 2021
A virtual robot arm has learned to solve a wide range of different puzzles—stacking blocks, setting the table, arranging chess pieces—without having to be retrained ... Continue Reading »
Friday January 22, 2021
The news: President Biden has said it will take a “wartime effort” to tackle the covid-19 pandemic as he unveiled a seven-point plan on his ... Continue Reading »
Friday January 22, 2021
Israel was originally praised for its approach to covid-19 vaccine distribution, and was hailed as a model for how to get things done. But the ... Continue Reading »
Friday January 22, 2021
In the last few years, research has shown that deep learning can match expert-level performance in medical imaging tasks like early cancer detection and eye ... Continue Reading »
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Tuesday January 26, 2021
Verizon announced a new prepaid unlimited plan on Monday that costs $75 per month and includes 5G Nationwide and 5G Ultra Wideband where available. ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Google announced on Monday it has planned several initiatives and app updates to help with the ongoing coronavirus vaccine efforts. Both Google Maps and ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
GameStop stock surged in premarket trading on Monday, topping $100. The stock was quick to surpass $150 as soon as trading started, more than double ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
A new report says that Huawei has been negotiating for months to sell the P and Mate premium phones to a consortium led by ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Millions of WhatsApp users are flocking to competing chat services like Signal and Telegram after the company announced changes to the privacy policy. The ... Continue Reading »
Sunday January 24, 2021
Microsoft announced a price hike for Xbox Live Gold on Friday, raising the rates to $10.99 for one month, $29.99 for three months, and ... Continue Reading »
Saturday January 23, 2021
Microsoft just announced the five free Xbox games it's giving away in February. Xbox Live Gold subscribers can grab Gears 5, Resident Evil, and ... Continue Reading »
Saturday January 23, 2021
Apple’s iconic MacBook Air is expected to get a major upgrade as soon as the second half of 2021. The new Air will be ... Continue Reading »
Saturday January 23, 2021
A new report claims iOS 15 won't support the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad mini 4, ... Continue Reading »
Friday January 22, 2021
Apple will reduce the size of the notch on the iPhone 13 lineup, according to a new report. The report claims that Apple will ... Continue Reading »
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Tuesday January 26, 2021
Adam Weidemann / The Keyword: Google Threat Analysis Group details a suspected North Korean specialized campaign targeting infosec researchers with fake profiles, blogs and backdoor ... Continue Reading »
Tuesday January 26, 2021
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Facebook News launches in the UK, partners with Axel Springer and Samsung owned Upday for curation; announces new partnerships and payments ... Continue Reading »
Tuesday January 26, 2021
Ian Carlos Campbell / The Verge: Amazon launches new smart home proactive control actions for Alexa, alongside an energy dashboard, and a $4.99/month security-like service, ... Continue Reading »
Tuesday January 26, 2021
New York Times: Norwegian Data Protection Authority fines Grindr ~$11.7M for disclosing user location data to advertisers and effectively tagging users as LGBTQ without consent  ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Brody Ford / Bloomberg: Vimeo raises $300M at a valuation of $6B, nearly doubling in value in less than three months, ahead of the unit's ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Apple: Apple says John Ternus will now lead its Hardware Engineering org as a member of the executive team; Dan Riccio to move to a ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: W3C, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and others launch Open Web Docs, a new project for Web API documentation that will support MDN ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Investment firm Carlyle Group confirmed it acquired UK-based game publisher Jagex, which develops RuneScape, reportedly for at least $530M  —  Investment ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol: Facebook says it will give researchers targeting data on 1.3M social issue, electoral, and political ads from August 3 through November ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Margit Wennmachers / Andreessen Horowitz: a16z plans to launch a “new and separate media property” later this year focused on “the future” and names ex-CNN ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
NBC News: Twitter debuts Birdwatch, in testing since last year, which lets select users flag and add notes about tweets they think are misleading or ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch: French startup Alma, which offers Klarna-like payment installment tools for retailers, raises €49M Series B  —  French startup Alma is raising ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Cecilia D'Anastasio / Wired: A look at r/WallStreetBets, a 2M-member subreddit that helped push GameStop's stock to record highs and is now facing allegations of ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Dan Primack / Axios: Source: Clubhouse raised around $100M from a16z at a $1B post-money valuation  —  Clubhouse, a San Francisco-based audio social network, raised ... Continue Reading »
Monday January 25, 2021
Sara Fischer / Axios: Google details its work on a privacy-conscious cookie substitute, called Federated Learning of Cohorts, claims ~95% effectiveness compared to cookie-based ads  ... Continue Reading »