Taking a quantum leap.

Quantum physics is a strange world indeed, but Boeing, Microsoft and others are exploring this new frontier to see how it can be applied to computer science. It’s so important, in fact, that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that along with artificial...

Communities get $2.9 million for rural broadband.

Washington’s Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) is offering rural communities throughout the state $2.9 million in low-interest loans and grants to create additional connectivity to high-speed, open access broadband. Access to high-speed broadband is a key...

Seattle tech workers take on school mentoring.

Booming economies often create adversarial relationships between businesses that fuel growth and the communities that must absorb it. Seattle’s tech industry is taking a slightly different approach. Through sea.citi, some of the region’s biggest companies...

Seattle flexes its high-tech muscles.

Watch out Silicon Valley, Seattle is hot on your tail as the leader in high-tech. So says John Connors, managing partner of Ignition Partners, the Seattle-area venture capital firm. The company has invested in 64 high-tech startups in the Pacific Northwest, compared...

Microsoft snags GitHub.

GitHub’s code sharing world found its white knight in Microsoft this week, which ponied up $7.5 billion in stock to buy the popular code forum and repository. The purchase gives Microsoft a new set of programming tools while giving the not-yet-profitable GitHub...

New virtual reality lab opens at UW.

A $6 million infusion of capital from Facebook, Google and Huawei has allowed the University of Washington to open a new virtual reality and augmented reality research hub. The UW Reality Hub is one of the first of its kind at a major university and is housed in the...

93% of all jobs? Well, technically!

Looking at all the construction cranes dotting the skyline, it’s hard not to notice that there’s a technology boom going on in Seattle right now. But a new report by the real estate firm CBRE confirms it, noting that an astonishing 93% of all downtown...

Mercedes opens Washington office.

Tapping into Washington’s huge IT talent pool seems to be the norm rather than the exception these days. Joining a passel of other world-famous names making their home here, Mercedes-Benz is the latest to announce that it has opened a new engineering center in...

Make it an even 100.

Amazing what just three years will do for an economy. Since Geekwire started tracking out-of-town tech companies that set up technology engineering offices in Washington State, the list has doubled in size. Yesterday’s announcement that Baidu was opening a new...
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