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Are tech workers coming back to downtown Seattle — and does it even matter?
Sean Turner was on his phone in the lobby of a downtown Seattle hotel last year when a woman slapped his iPad off a table, then took his AirPods case.
What’s wrong with Alexa: Former insider on the challenges facing Amazon’s AI voice assistant
Amazon created the initial technical scaffolding for Alexa quickly, jumping out to an early lead in the market for smart speakers and voice assistants in the home.
‘It’s like driving a spaceship’: Amazon’s Rivian electric delivery vans spotted across Seattle
“Small Business Saturday” turned out to be a good day to spot a growing effort by one very big business to shrink its carbon footprint.
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Tableau Software CEO Mark Nelson steps down
Mark Nelson is stepping down as CEO of Tableau Software, less than two years after he took the helm of the Seattle-based data visualization company owned by Salesforce.
Washington state capital gains tax can move forward with Supreme Court case pending
The controversial capital gains tax in Washington state can move forward with collection, as an official legal ruling on the legislation is set to be made next year.
Seattle startup with fresh approach to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease raises $96M
Cajal Neuroscience, a Seattle startup taking a unique approach to developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, revealed more details about its strategy and announced $96 million in funding Tuesday.
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With new chip, augmented reality startup Ixana claims breakthrough in quest for ‘wearable brain’
A previously unknown Seattle startup, founded by semiconductor and technology industry veterans, says it has developed an energy-efficient chip capable of running advanced AI applications on lightweight, wireless augmented reality headsets that will operate all day without recharging.
Testing Amazon Clinic, the tech giant’s latest foray into healthcare
Can Amazon help provide healthcare advice and treatment as efficiently as it delivers items to your door?
Sana Biotechnology will cut 15% of its workforce in latest layoffs affecting Seattle companies
Seattle-based cell and gene therapy company Sana Biotechnology will reduce its workforce by 15%, according to a statement issued Tuesday.
Orion capsule watches the moon eclipse Earth at farthest point of Artemis odyssey
Halfway into its 25.5-day uncrewed Artemis 1 mission, NASA’s Orion capsule today recorded a weird kind of Earth-moon eclipse, reached its farthest distance from our planet and began the complicated trek back home.
Former Starbucks and Amazon exec leading stealthy NFT search and discovery startup
A new Seattle startup is jumping into the nascent world of NFTs in an attempt to build a search and discovery platform for the digital tokens.
Bank downplays ties to FTX sister company in latest fallout from crypto exchange failure
A bank in rural Washington state sought to distance itself from FTX on Tuesday following a report last week detailing its connections to the failed cryptocurrency exchange.
Longtime Amazon exec Jeff Blackburn to retire after brief return leading entertainment unit
Jeff Blackburn, a longtime Amazon executive who first joined the company after working on its 1997 IPO, is retiring — again.
The cloud in orbit: Amazon Web Services demonstrates data analysis on a satellite
For the past 10 months, Amazon Web Services has been running data through its cloud-based software platform on what’s arguably the world’s edgiest edge: a satellite in low Earth orbit.
Charge up: How the Pacific Northwest is boosting electric infrastructure as EV sales rise
The shift to electric vehicles is gaining speed in Washington.
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