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...

Amazon widens footprint in Seattle.

With all the headlines about creating a second headquarters in another city, Amazon is nevertheless leasing more office space and still growing in downtown Seattle. They have signed one of the biggest office space leases in Seattle history in the new Rainier Square...

Drones to the rescue.

With hurricanes and wildfires devastating huge swaths of the country, a small operation in the small town of Bingen along the Columbia Gorge is sending their drones to help with hurricane rescue and firefighting teams. The high resolution surveillance cameras flying...

A match made in…uh, Seattle.

Washington’s culture of creativity and cross-pollination has done it again. Two of the state’s business legends, Amazon and Microsoft, are teaming together to make sure their artificial intelligence (AI) digital assistants can communicate with one another....
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