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Why did ransomware hackers target Seattle Public Library?
The ransomware attack on Seattle Public Library this past weekend isn’t the first to target public library systems.
Seattle restaurant owners sound off on delivery apps as council votes on minimum wage law
It hasn’t been an easy road to recovery for many restaurant owners since the pandemic hammered their businesses.
Adam Selipsky, the exit interview: Amazon Web Services CEO on AI, competition, and the future
Adam Selipsky spoke with GeekWire this week at Amazon Web Services headquarters in Seattle in an interview prior to his departure as AWS CEO.
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Amazon shutting down warehouse near Seattle, will offer new roles to employees
Amazon is closing a warehouse in Tukwila, Wash., just south of Seattle.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella leaves Starbucks board after 7 years — read his resignation letter
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stepped down from the Starbucks board this week, according to a regulatory filing Friday by the Seattle-based coffee giant.
Washington state grants $40M to programs installing electric heat and cooling systems
The Washington State Department of Commerce on Thursday announced nearly $40 million in grants for local programs that are helping homes and businesses shift from fossil fuel heat to electric heat pump systems that provide warmth and cooling.
Expedia Group lays off 36 workers as part of broader cuts
Seattle-based travel giant Expedia Group is laying off 36 workers in Washington, according to a new filing with the state Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) system.  A spokesperson for Expedia confirmed the cuts and said they are part of a workforce reduction announced earlier this year.
Cybersecurity attack on Seattle Public Library impacts multiple tech systems and online services
The Seattle Public Library was dealing with what it called a “ransomware event” impacting its technology systems on Tuesday, causing disruptions to a number of online services offered by the library.
A year after OceanGate tragedy, billionaire plans Titanic trip in a different submersible
A billionaire investor intends to dive to the Titanic shipwreck in a submersible that's different from OceanGate's doomed sub.
Former Amazon exec turns his AI knowledge into a startup advising companies on how to use the tech
After he left Amazon following more than eight years as an executive working on such things as last-mile delivery innovation and Alexa privacy compliance, Trent Gillespie would often be approached to share what he learned at the tech giant.
Amazon’s departing cloud chief: Gen AI can be ‘one of the biggest opportunities AWS has ever seen’
Three years after returning to Amazon Web Services to lead the cloud giant through one of the most challenging and prosperous periods in its history, Adam Selipsky fielded questions this week about his tenure as AWS CEO, the state of competition in the cloud, and what’s next for himself and the company.
Computer problem forces another delay for first crewed launch of Boeing’s Starliner
Mission managers put a hold on the second attempt to launch Boeing's Starliner space capsule on its first crewed mission.
Tech Moves: Seattle marketing vet Lynn Girotto joins Qualtrics as chief marketing officer
Experience management technology Qualtrics hired longtime Seattle marketing leader Lynn Girotto as its new chief marketing officer.
Tech Moves: Workday CIO joins Tanium board; Madrona investor departs; City of Seattle hires CTO
Kirkland, Wash.-based cybersecurity company Tanium added two new board members: Rani Johnson and Tim Millikin.
Checkout with the tech out: Amid cyberattack, here’s a read on life at the library in Seattle
For a place that’s traditionally supposed to be quiet, the Broadview branch of the Seattle Public Library was exceptionally so on Wednesday.
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