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05 juin 2015
T-Mobile US is ‘highly encouraging’ employees to get vaccinated and start working in the office again

T-Mobile US is ‘highly encouraging’ employees to get vaccinated and start working in the office again

T-Mobile US corporate headquarters in Bellevue, Wash. (GeekWire File Photo) As many of its corporate brethren leave their timelines for returning to the office open-ended, or push things back to next year, T-Mobile is “highly encouraging” its workforce to get vaccinated and return to the office as...

Amazon gives $7.5M to complete bike and walking trail in Bellevue, where it is growing rapidly

Amazon gives $7.5M to complete bike and walking trail in Bellevue, where it is growing rapidly

With the trestle as its crowning feature, Eastrail will eventually offer 42 miles of uninterrupted trail from Renton to Snohomish County with a spur to Redmond. (King County Image) Amazon contributed $7.5 million to complete the Wilburton and Wilburton Trestle trail segments in Bellevue, Wash., the...

Seattle UX company Blink acquired by India-based IT services giant Mphasis

Seattle UX company Blink acquired by India-based IT services giant Mphasis

Blink co-founders Karen Clark Cole, left, and Kelly Franznick, right, with Nitin Rakesh, Mphasis CEO. (Blink Photo) Seattle-based UX and design firm Blink has been acquired by Mphasis, a publicly-traded IT services giant based in Bangalore, India. Founded 21 years ago, Blink works with companies...

Burke Museum’s paleontology team makes four huge dinosaur finds in Montana

Burke Museum’s paleontology team makes four huge dinosaur finds in Montana

The Burke Museum’s Kelsie Abrams works on the excavation of the “Flyby Trike” dinosaur fossil in Montana’s Hell Creek Formation. (Burke Museum Photo / Rachel Ormiston) Theropods and Triceratops and hadrosaurs, oh my! Seattle’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is making significant...

Unification of Expedia Group travel rewards programs signals progress on tech overhaul

Unification of Expedia Group travel rewards programs signals progress on tech overhaul

GeekWire File Photo Expedia Group says it will unify its loyalty programs, allowing travelers to accumulate rewards across brands including Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Vrbo, Travelocity, Hotwire and others. The announcement results from a longstanding effort inside the Seattle-based online travel...

Providence spinout Xealth raises $24M to expand digital health services

Providence spinout Xealth raises $24M to expand digital health services

The Xealth team in Seattle. (GeekWire File Photo) Xealth, which handles digital health strategies for more than 20 hospital systems, has raised $24 million in new funding, the Seattle-based startup announced Tuesday. Xealth’s platform builds on the growing ecosystem of health care apps and digital...

Amazon boosts Kindle Paperwhite screen size and battery life in first major upgrade in 3 years

Amazon boosts Kindle Paperwhite screen size and battery life in first major upgrade in 3 years

Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite ships Oct. 27. (Amazon Photo) Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite, announced Tuesday morning, is the first major upgrade to the company’s front-lit e-reader since 2018, offering a larger screen and promising longer battery life. The company has boosted the overall display...

Inside the shakeup at 98point6: Board member explains abrupt CEO change at well-funded startup

Inside the shakeup at 98point6: Board member explains abrupt CEO change at well-funded startup

98point6 CEO and co-founder Robbie Cape. (98point6 Photo) The board of directors at fast-growing Seattle telehealth startup 98point6 let go of co-founder and CEO Robbie Cape last month because it was looking for a new leader who could position the company for its next phase of growth. That detail,...

‘Future of coffee’ arrives with release of Seattle’s Atomo, a first-of-its-kind molecular cold brew

‘Future of coffee’ arrives with release of Seattle’s Atomo, a first-of-its-kind molecular cold brew

An 8-ounce can of Atomo Coffee from Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) The “future of coffee” has arrived — at least for the 1,000 or so people who will get a chance to buy some cold brew from Atomo Coffee, the Seattle-based makers of a more sustainable blend that doesn’t use coffee...

Adaptive Biotechnologies’ new HQ: Co-founders show off 100K square-foot space in Seattle

Adaptive Biotechnologies’ new HQ: Co-founders show off 100K square-foot space in Seattle

Adaptive co-founders Harlan (left) and Chad Robins on the plaza at the new Adaptive Biotechnology headquarters. (GeekWire Photos / Charlotte Schubert) After doubling its workforce during the pandemic, Adaptive Biotechnologies finally has room to grow. The company on Tuesday will cut the ribbon on...

Xplore wins $2M contract from Pentagon initiative to speed up satellite development

Xplore wins $2M contract from Pentagon initiative to speed up satellite development

An artist’s conception shows the Xcraft spacecraft platform in orbit. (Xplore Illustration) Redmond, Wash.-based Xplore says it has received a $2 million contract from National Security Innovation Capital, a hardware development accelerator within the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit, to speed up...

RBC Signals strikes deal to hook up ground stations with Spaceflight Inc.’s orbital tugs

RBC Signals strikes deal to hook up ground stations with Spaceflight Inc.’s orbital tugs

Artwork shows the Sherpa-LTE1 orbital tug firing up its propulsion system. (Spaceflight Inc. Illustration) Two Seattle-area space companies have forged an alliance to facilitate space-to-ground communications for orbital transfer vehicles. Under the terms of a ground station service agreement,...

Glowforge cuts deal with Michaels to expand retail reach of its 3D laser printers

Glowforge cuts deal with Michaels to expand retail reach of its 3D laser printers

(Glowforge Photo) Glowforge has signed on with a new retail partner in a bid to get its 3D laser printers and other products in front of more customers who are already thinking about making and creating. The Seattle-based startup announced Tuesday that it is teaming with Michaels, the North...

Why Ellen DeGeneres, Shaun White and others are backing a Seattle startup that’s cutting food waste

Why Ellen DeGeneres, Shaun White and others are backing a Seattle startup that’s cutting food waste

The Shelf Engine leadership team (starting top left, going clockwise): Stefan Kalb, co-founder and CEO; Bede Jordan, co-founder and chief technology officer; Kane McCord, chief revenue officer and president; and Deborah Alexander, chief operating officer and head of finance. (Shelf Engine...

Bezos Earth Fund pledges $1B to conserve land and sea in critical areas of the world

Bezos Earth Fund pledges $1B to conserve land and sea in critical areas of the world

Jeff Bezos speaks on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, in New York City, announcing $1 billion in grants for global conservation. With him are Amina Mohammed, United Nations deputy secretary-general; John Kerry, U.S. special presidential envoy for climate; and Andrew Steer, president of the Bezos Earth Fund....

Amazon adds former Slack, Etsy director Edith Cooper to board

Amazon adds former Slack, Etsy director Edith Cooper to board

Edith Cooper. (Amazon Photo) Amazon has added former Goldman Sachs exec Edith Cooper to its board of directors. Cooper previously served on the board of Slack from January 2018 to this past July. She was also on the board of Etsy, an Amazon e-commerce rival, from April 2018 until this month. We’ve...

‘Morale as a service’: How this startup went from facilitating dates to employee engagement

‘Morale as a service’: How this startup went from facilitating dates to employee engagement

A mystery performer playing for a Mystery virtual event. (Mystery Image) Mystery, the Seattle startup that launched two years ago with mystery dates, is riding the success of a pandemic-induced pivot that has turned the focus toward morale-boosting virtual events for distributed and hybrid teams...

Tech Moves: Seattle startup TomboyX names new CEO; T-Mobile appoints general counsel; and more

Tech Moves: Seattle startup TomboyX names new CEO; T-Mobile appoints general counsel; and more

Leslie Garrard. (TomboyX Photo) — Gender-neutral underwear maker TomboyX promoted COO Leslie Garrard to CEO. Co-founders Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez will continue to be brand ambassadors and strategic advisors. Dunaway will remain on the board of directors. “It’s a female founded challenger...

Remote work already changing Seattle permanently, tech worker survey indicates

Remote work already changing Seattle permanently, tech worker survey indicates

Inside Facebook’s Seattle office building. (GeekWire File Photo / Kevin Lisota) The majority of Seattle tech workers don’t expect to ever return to their offices full time and the effects of that transition could alter everything from commercial real estate, to what social issues tech workers spend...

Another deal for F5 Networks: $68M acquisition of Threat Stack to add cloud monitoring capabilities

Another deal for F5 Networks: $68M acquisition of Threat Stack to add cloud monitoring capabilities

Threat Stack video screenshot F5 Networks plans to acquire Boston-based cloud monitoring company Threat Stack for $68 million. The acquisition agreement, announced Monday morning, is the latest in a string of deals for the Seattle-based application security and delivery company, which has spent...

Amazon, Microsoft, Breakthrough Energy share climate news as ‘Climate Week’ kicks off

Amazon, Microsoft, Breakthrough Energy share climate news as ‘Climate Week’ kicks off

The Climate Pledge Arena, home of the Seattle Kraken NHL team. (Climate Pledge Arena Photo) Climate Week is kicking off Monday in New York City and major companies including Amazon and Microsoft as well as Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy are sharing news of their efforts to decarbonize. Climate...

Membrion raises $3M for wastewater treatment tech and plans to double size of Seattle facility

Membrion raises $3M for wastewater treatment tech and plans to double size of Seattle facility

Membrion manufactures its membrane technology in Seattle. (Membrion Photo) Membrion, the Seattle startup that manufactures specialized membranes for treating wastewater, has added $3 million to an earlier Series A funding round. The 5-year-old spinout from the University of Washington plans to...

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Sept. 12, 2021

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Sept. 12, 2021

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Sept. 12, 2021. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on...

Citizen spacefliers splash down, finishing up Inspiration4’s charity mission in orbit

Citizen spacefliers splash down, finishing up Inspiration4’s charity mission in orbit

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule descends to a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. (Inspiration4 Photo) The first non-governmental flight to orbit ended with a splash — and with the safe return of the Inspiration4 mission’s billionaire commander and his three crewmates. Shift4 Payment’s 38-year-old...

Life sciences startups in Eastern Washington find a welcoming ecosystem away from big cities

Life sciences startups in Eastern Washington find a welcoming ecosystem away from big cities

Washington State University assistant professor and Appiture Biotechnologies co-founder Georgina Lynch. (WSU Photo) The biotech and healthtech community in Eastern Washington has a loyal base of startups that laud their local connections and the support of a tight-knit group of...

‘They proved me wrong.’ Investor who passed on Seattle startup Remitly analyzes its upcoming IPO

‘They proved me wrong.’ Investor who passed on Seattle startup Remitly analyzes its upcoming IPO

(Remitly Photo) Jason Stoffer was still early in his career at venture capital firm Maveron in 2012 when he declined an opportunity to invest in Remitly, then a fledgling Seattle startup with ambitions to challenge Western Union by bringing a tech mindset to the business of international money...

Inspiration4’s ‘all-civilian’ spacefliers share orbital activities — including a ukulele solo

Inspiration4’s ‘all-civilian’ spacefliers share orbital activities — including a ukulele solo

Inspiration4 crewmates Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski and Sian Proctor check in via a video link. (Inspiration4 Photo) On the eve of their scheduled return from orbit, four amateur spacefliers brought the world up to date on their activities — an out-of-this-world routine that...

Will these costumes be ‘Among Us’ for Halloween? Game maker’s colorful collection sells out quickly

Will these costumes be ‘Among Us’ for Halloween? Game maker’s colorful collection sells out quickly

(Amazon/Innersloth image) The Seattle-area team behind the hit social deduction game Among Us has released a line of inflatable Crewmate costumes playing off the appeal of the game. But the colorful, puffy costumers sold out this week quicker than anyone could say, “What are you going to be for...

How a national lab stokes the startup pipeline with ready-to-go innovations for commercializing

How a national lab stokes the startup pipeline with ready-to-go innovations for commercializing

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers have innovated a better way to turn biomass into fuel in a single-step chemical conversion. This invention is one of many that’s available for licensing. (PNNL Photo / Andrea Starr) Entrepreneurs with a yen for creating a business but who come up...

These high schoolers spent their summer analyzing the GeekWire 200 — here’s what they found

These high schoolers spent their summer analyzing the GeekWire 200 — here’s what they found

Clockwise from top left: Ben Epstein, Kevin Do, Dr. Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Raksha Zunnuru and Sonali Vaid. A summer of spreadsheets, researching startups and wrangling data might not sound like “school’s out,” but that’s exactly what four high school students experienced over the past few months...

Ambassadors from Norway and Finland forge ties in Seattle, offer glimmer of hope on cybersecurity

Ambassadors from Norway and Finland forge ties in Seattle, offer glimmer of hope on cybersecurity

Mikko Hautala, Finland’s ambassador to the U.S., and Anniken Krutnes, Norway’s ambassador to the U.S., share a moment of levity on stage at the National Nordic Museum in Seattle during a visit this week to Washington state. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) The green economy, maritime innovation, and...

Seattle-area health officials to require vaccination proof for bars, restaurants, and other public venues

Seattle-area health officials to require vaccination proof for bars, restaurants, and other public venues

Jalyssa Atualeveo receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine being administered by a worker with UW Medicine. (UW Medicine Photo) Faced with filling hospitals, serious infection rates and aggressive new COVID-19 variants, King County’s Department of Health will require proof of vaccination in most...

Carpenters’ union halts work on Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Facebook expansions in Seattle area

Carpenters’ union halts work on Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Facebook expansions in Seattle area

A picket line at the Block 38 construction project in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. (PNWRCC Photo) Construction work on several major tech company expansion projects, including those by Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Facebook, slowed to a crawl today as the region largest carpenters’...

Real estate investment app Concreit launches with $6M in new funding

Real estate investment app Concreit launches with $6M in new funding

Concreit CEO Sean Hsieh. (Flowroute Photo) A new online investment platform is on the block, with an app launched this week and $6 million in new funding. Seattle-based Concreit enables users to invest in its real estate fund with the click of a few buttons on its app and as little as $1 starting...

5G Open Innovation Lab adds new ag tech partner and names 12 startups in fourth cohort

5G Open Innovation Lab adds new ag tech partner and names 12 startups in fourth cohort

The 5G Open Innovation Lab, a Bellevue, Wash.-based startup program, has named the 12 startups selected to participate in its fourth cohort. The lab, which is funded by T-Mobile, Microsoft, Intel, F5 and others, runs a 12-week program in which the startups work closely with partners to “accelerate...

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