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Technology

Washington’s cloud expertise draws Oracle to Seattle.

Washington’s cloud expertise draws Oracle to Seattle.

Washington State has long been a pioneer in cloud computing and is driving the changes and rapid growth of the technology. Oracle, an established software applications company based in California, has just opened a cloud computing tech center in Seattle. The juxtaposition of tech giants Amazon and Microsoft, the robust high-tech entrepreneurial community along with […]

| July 30, 2014
A new perspective on smartphones.

A new perspective on smartphones.

Washington-based Amazon has launched a smarter smartphone. The hi-def screen shows a dynamic perspective that tracks how you are holding the phone and a simple tilt of your hand gives you a 3-dimensional view. It can recognize all types of items from books to objects to food and, not surprisingly, makes it easier for you to purchase them […]

| June 23, 2014
Seattle leads development of cloud.

Seattle leads development of cloud.

With our talented pool of over 50,000 software engineers and technology being rapidly integrated into a wide variety of industries, Washington State is leading the way in the development and implementation of the infrastructure needed to meet the world’s voracious appetite for even greater ‘connectivity’. Seattle has become the focal point for companies who are taking cloud […]

| June 16, 2014
Slowing down the asteroids.

Slowing down the asteroids.

Tethers Unlimited, a Bothell company founded in 1994 by Dr. Robert Hoyt and Dr. Robert Forward, has developed technology initially designed to retrieve decommissioned satellites and space objects. Using the principles of physics and the transfer of rotational energy the technique deploys a 22 pound nanosatellite and miles of a thin tubular tether to bring […]

| June 11, 2014
Richland company aids Fukushima nuclear cleanup.

Richland company aids Fukushima nuclear cleanup.

HiLine Engineering Solutions is building portable treatment systems that are being shipped to the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. Their experience with engineering solutions for nuclear waste management came from working on challenges with contamination on the Hanford Nuclear site near the Tri-Cities. HiLine’s client, Kurion, has been contracted by the Japanese power company that is […]

| June 10, 2014
OpenCar Connect brings apps to the wheel.

OpenCar Connect brings apps to the wheel.

Imagine accessing an app right in your car to avoid potholes or check the weather without using your smartphone. Seattle-based company OpenCar has teamed up with Mazda to bring us OpenCar Connect, a technology platform that lets third-party developers create apps for cars that seamlessly integrate into your car’s electronic system. The goal is to encourage […]

| May 30, 2014
Seattle embraces wearable technology.

Seattle embraces wearable technology.

“The wearable thing is about not having to touch things, but to gather data and optimize. I want to optimize myself and wearable tech can get me there,” says Alex Day a program manager at Seattle company called RTneuro Inc. Alex is among many other Seattleites who are embracing a new wave of technology and […]

| May 19, 2014
New fund announced for tech startups.

New fund announced for tech startups.

Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Advisors is looking for promising tech startups to invest in. Recently they sold one successful investment, digital comics company Comixology, to Amazon. Their current fund of $100 million offers a combination of debt and equity investment which provides more flexibility for companies needing to fill a financial gap. Jeff Schrock and Kevin Barber lead the fund […]

| May 7, 2014