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Why did ransomware hackers target the Seattle Public Library? Cybersecurity experts called an attack on the Library’s tech systems and online services a “curious” move, given that public libraries are unlikely to have significant resources to pay requested ransoms. But government-related entities can appeal to attackers because they provide important public services and may not have the ability to effectively defend against individual threats. Read more.

A former Amazon executive launched a new startup aimed at helping business leaders navigate the complexities of artificial intelligence. Trent Gillespie, a seasoned public speaker, is co-founder and CEO of Stellis, which offers AI strategy development, provides education and workshops for teams, and builds AI solutions with its own in-house dev team. Read more.

The Seattle City Council delayed a planned vote Tuesday on a new minimum wage law for food delivery drivers, citing proposed amendments to the legislation that the full Council needs to consider. Read more.

  • When Uber Eats and DoorDash tacked a $5 fee onto customer orders in response to minimum pay legislation for delivery drivers, demand took a hit. We spoke with Seattle restaurant owners about the impact of the tech-fueled platforms and the legal tangle. 

Seattle-based startup TraceAir raised a $25 million Series B funding round to boost its project management software used by home builders and land developers. Read more.

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  • Amazon is reportedly struggling to compete with Nvidia’s dominant AI chips, illustrating how hard it will be for tech giants to break Nvidia's grip on the huge market. (Business Insider)

  • How did a business friendly city lose its largest employer? A new report gets to the heart of that question as Microsoft has drastically reduced its office presence in Bellevue, Wash. (Puget Sound Business Journal)

  • A major purported leak of internal Google documents, shared by longtime Seattle tech leader Rand Fishkin, lifts the hood on the company’s search algorithm. (The Verge)

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