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....

Allen Institute expands AI incubator program.

If you have an artificial intelligence startup that is ready for the next stage, Paul Allen’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) wants to hear from you. The firm is looking to partner with outside startups for the first time, offering up to...

AI is speaking in natural language.

Washington State-based artificial intelligence and machine learning companies are staying ahead of the curve. Kitt.ai, a spinoff from Paul Allen’s Institute for Artificial Intelligence, has developed a widely used platform that utilizes natural conversational...

West Coast tech centers grow closer.

Washington State has a problem most regions would envy: A burgeoning technology center that rivals Silicon Valley and which has gained its own share of fame and fortune in the Internet of Things. The two tech centers have a lot in common and are growing closer every...