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Bill Gates sees Gates Foundation winding down in 25 years — with Melinda French Gates and himself still at the helm
In a recent interview at the 2022 Forbes 400 Philanthropy Summit, Bill Gates shared that the plan is to wind down the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 25 years.
MacKenzie Scott files for divorce from teacher Dan Jewett after less than 2 years
Billionaire Seattle philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has filed for divorce from Dan Jewett, the science teacher she married in March 2021, according to a court filing this week.
‘It was wonderful’: Eviation’s Alice electric airplane wins praise after its first flight test
MOSES LAKE, Wash. — After years of on-the-ground development, Eviation’s all-electric Alice airplane quietly took to the air here this morning for its first test flight.
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Financial fallout from billionaire MacKenzie Scott’s divorce will likely remain hidden
The immediate impact of MacKenzie Scott’s divorce on her massive fortune will likely remain a secret.
Drone over stadium disrupts Seahawks game in Seattle, a day after same problem at UW game
The football game between the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons was stopped and delayed on Sunday when a drone was reportedly spotted near or over Lumen Field.
Alaska Airlines shaves flight minutes and fuel, thanks to software from Google-backed AI startup
Alaska Airlines has reduced flight time and carbon emissions after using dispatch software from a small Silicon Valley startup.
Expedia provides online help to those seeking shelter as they flee Hurricane Ian in Florida
As Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida this week, numerous state agencies are mobilizing to respond.
In the hybrid work era, tech companies experiment with new office layouts
Many tech companies are reducing their real estate footprints as they adopt permanent hybrid work policies spurred by the pandemic.
Real estate property management software giant RealPage to acquire Seattle startup Knock
Knock, a Seattle software startup that helps apartment property managers, will be acquired by RealPage, a real estate giant backed by Thoma Bravo that also provides technology services.
Robotic coffee barista maker led by ex-AWS engineer raises $8.3M to open more retail locations
A Seattle coffee company is aiming to change the way lattes and espressos are made.
DART probe hits bull’s eye on an asteroid and strikes a blow for planetary defense
Ten months after NASA’s DART spacecraft was aimed at a mini-asteroid, the probe hit the bull’s eye today in a practice round for planetary defense that got an assist from engineers at Aerojet Rocketdyne in Redmond, Wash.
Analysis: The impact of Google Stadia shutdown on Amazon, Xbox, and other cloud gaming initiatives
With its Stadia service, Google tried to make an early break into cloud-based video game publishing and development, but an incomplete launch product and poor sales model brought it down almost as soon as it started.
Amazon unveils a new $340 ‘Kindle Scribe’ e-reader that doubles as a digital notebook
Amazon started its fall devices event this morning by unveiling a new version of its Kindle e-reader, called Kindle Scribe, that allows users to take full pages of notes and annotate documents using an included pen.
Madrona Venture Labs spinout aims to take the pain out of insurance claims
Outbound AI has a prescription for one of the biggest headaches of the medical system: interacting with insurance companies and other payers to process claims.
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