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Seattle’s economic strength helps propel it to No. 6 in new ranking of top 1,000 global cities
A new ranking of the top 1,000 largest cities in the world puts Seattle among elite company, thanks largely to the economic strength of the city, driven by its tech sector.
Seattle resident files FTC complaint alleging Uber, DoorDash mislead customers with ‘junk fees’
A new complaint asks the Federal Trade Commission to investigate fees that Uber and DoorDash added to customer orders in Seattle following the implementation of a minimum wage law earlier this year.
U.S. Army awards $1.6M to Wave Motion for development of Jet Gun technology
Wave Motion Launch Corp. has won a contract worth nearly $1.6 million from the U.S. Army to continue development of its Jet Gun technology.
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Microsoft’s new ‘Team Copilot’ AI assistant runs meetings, manages projects, assigns tasks
Microsoft will test the limits of artificial intelligence in group collaboration with a new AI assistant that keeps meetings on track, takes collaborative notes, manages large projects, and assigns tasks.
Salesforce, Microsoft vets raise $8M for new AI cybersecurity startup
A new Seattle-area startup is using artificial intelligence to help overwhelmed security teams identify high priority security flaws and mitigate threats.
How Amazon’s new cloud chief Matt Garman will approach the big challenges ahead
Three executives from Amazon Web Services were meeting with a top CIA tech leader, trying to come up with a creative solution to an issue that was facing the U.S.
How Seattle science-fiction pioneer Vonda N. McIntyre blazed a trail for diversity
Decades before the current debates over gender and sexuality, the late Seattle science-fiction writer Vonda N. McIntyre flipped the script.
Chatbots for teachers: Univ. of Washington releases free AI tool for quicker, better lesson plans
Teachers are spending more than 10 hours per week prepping their lesson plans, cutting into time that could be spent with students.
Microsoft unveils ‘Copilot + PC’ initiative in new bid to revitalize Windows with AI
REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft showed new integrations between its Copilot artificial intelligence technologies and its Windows PC operating system, and previewed a new class of personal computers designed to further build AI capabilities into its longtime software platform.
Redmond high school student is ‘Google for Doodle’ contest winner for Washington state
Mahee Chandrasekhar, a 9th grader at Redmond High School in Redmond, Wash., is the Washington state winner in the 16th annual “Doodle for Google” contest.
Amperity CEO Barry Padgett stepping down from Seattle startup
Amperity CEO Barry Padgett is stepping down from the Seattle startup to spend time with his teenage children and will transition to an advisor role beginning next month.
New LEGO skyscraper exhibit at Seattle’s MOHAI shows off some impressive building blocks
The most impressive skyline view in Seattle is coming to the inside of the city’s Museum of History and Industry.
Amazon shareholders reject all 14 proposals on issues related to climate, AI, working conditions
Investors representing a majority of Amazon’s shares voted against all 14 outside proposals submitted for the annual meeting of shareholders Wednesday morning, according to the company.
Recruiting software company SeekOut lays off employees in another round of cuts
SeekOut, a Seattle-area startup that sells recruiting software and raised $115 million in 2022, is trimming its workforce for the second time in the past eight months.
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