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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.
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.
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.
Microsoft Copilot+ PCs: Is this the AI computer revolution we’ve been looking for?
Microsoft and major PC makers this week announced a plan to incorporate artificial intelligence directly into personal computers, adding on-board neural processing units (NPUs) as part of a new architecture that promises better performance, longer battery life, and local AI processing that unlocks new capabilities and features.
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.
Seattle lawmakers postpone vote on new minimum wage law for food delivery drivers
The Seattle City Council will delay a planned vote on a new minimum wage law for food delivery drivers.
How a funeral, a pub night and a flight led an entrepreneur to launch a mental health text service
As entrepreneurs scramble to plug chatbots and generative AI into seemingly everything, Help Texts founder and CEO Emma Payne is sticking with something simpler.
Seattle startup Humanly acquires Teamable to boost recruiting tech
Humanly, a Seattle startup that helps companies automate their recruiting functions, announced the acquisition of Teamable, a San Francisco startup offering similar AI-boosted HR tools.
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.
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