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Seattle’s Living Computers Museum logs off for good as Paul Allen estate will auction vintage items

Seattle’s Living Computers Museum logs off for good as Paul Allen estate will auction vintage items

25 juin 2024

Living Computers Museum + Labs on First Avenue South in Seattle. The nonprofit closed in 2020 just before the pandemic and never reopened. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Living Computers Museum + Labs, the Seattle institution created by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen as...

Digital youth safety startup k-ID raises $45M to help developers comply with age regulations

Digital youth safety startup k-ID raises $45M to help developers comply with age regulations

25 juin 2024

(k-ID Image) k-ID, a startup headquartered in Singapore and Seattle that’s building tools for online youth safety, announced Tuesday that it raised a $45 million Series A funding round. Billed as a “global compliance engine,” the k-ID suite is designed to help game developers comply with...

Amazon Prime Day set for July 16-17, as  annual sales event falls into predictable schedule

Amazon Prime Day set for July 16-17, as annual sales event falls into predictable schedule

25 juin 2024

The official music video of Amazon Prime Day 2024, by rapper Megan Thee Stallion. Amazon seems to have figured out a consistent approach to scheduling Amazon Prime Day, with the 10th installment in the annual summer shopping sale set for July 16 and 17, 2024, according to an announcement...

‘Greatest setting in college football’ gets the LEGO treatment with fan’s elaborate Husky Stadium build

‘Greatest setting in college football’ gets the LEGO treatment with fan’s elaborate Husky Stadium build

24 juin 2024

The LEGO Husky Stadium built by Shane Deegan features more than 7,000 bricks. (Photo courtesy of Shane Deegan) Husky Stadium is often called the “greatest setting in college football.” Now the iconic University of Washington football venue might be the greatest setting in all of LEGOland — at...

Seattle-area transit riders can now add ORCA payment cards to Google Wallet

Seattle-area transit riders can now add ORCA payment cards to Google Wallet

24 juin 2024

An ORCA card as seen on an Android phone and Wear OS device. (Image via ORCA) Transit riders hopping on a bus or ferry across the Seattle area can now use a digital ORCA card via their Google Wallet on Android and Wear OS devices. The cards enable users to pay for transit, fund their...

Report: Amazon developing AI chatbot that would compete with ChatGPT and others

Report: Amazon developing AI chatbot that would compete with ChatGPT and others

24 juin 2024

(GeekWire File Photo) Amazon is developing its own consumer-focused AI chatbot that would compete with OpenAI’s ChatGPT and could be revealed later this year, according to a report from Business Insider. The chatbot service, code-named “Metis,” would be accessed via web browser and powered...

Meet the climate startup helping other climate startups fund their ventures with lower cost loans

Meet the climate startup helping other climate startups fund their ventures with lower cost loans

24 juin 2024

Enduring Planet’s co-founders, from left: Chief Technology Officer Joshua Krafchin, CEO Dimitry Gershenson, and Chief Operating Officer Erin Davis. (Enduring Planet Photo) Government grants and publicly funded projects have been a boon to climate tech and clean energy businesses. But while...

Former Amazon colleagues raise $2.8M to help equipment rental companies run online stores

Former Amazon colleagues raise $2.8M to help equipment rental companies run online stores

24 juin 2024

Members of the BoxedUp team, including co-founder and CEO Donald Boone, rear center in hat. (BoxedUp Photo) BoxedUp, a startup founded by ex-Amazon employees to help equipment rental companies set up and run online stores, raised $2.85 million in a seed funding round. Co-founder and CEO...

Default alive: Tech startups focus on survival and slower growth in new era defined by profitability

Default alive: Tech startups focus on survival and slower growth in new era defined by profitability

24 juin 2024

Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash. Tech startups have gone through a major mindset shift in the past few years. The era of growth-at-all-costs and easily accessible venture capital is over. The focus is now on demonstrating the ability to grow — but in a profitable and efficient way,...

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 16, 2024

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 16, 2024

23 juin 2024

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 16, 2024. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on...

AI, venture capital, and the next big opportunity in tech, with ‘Startup Project’ host Nataraj Sindam

AI, venture capital, and the next big opportunity in tech, with ‘Startup Project’ host Nataraj Sindam

22 juin 2024

Nataraj Sindam at the GeekWire offices in Seattle this week. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) As the creator and host of the “Startup Project” podcast, tech senior product manager Nataraj Sindam talks with a wide range of investors and entrepreneurs, contributing to his broad perspective on the...

‘Blue screen of death’ at the ballpark: How the Mariners tapped a tech nerve in viral rally video

‘Blue screen of death’ at the ballpark: How the Mariners tapped a tech nerve in viral rally video

22 juin 2024

That can’t be good: A Microsoft Windows “blue screen of death” appears on the centerfield video screen at T-Mobile Park just ahead of a Mariners rally last month. (Photo via X) While some Major League Baseball teams call on a monkey for help, or try to chop their way to a dramatic win, the...

Here are the 18 members of Washington state’s new Artificial Intelligence Task Force

Here are the 18 members of Washington state’s new Artificial Intelligence Task Force

21 juin 2024

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. (GeekWire File Photo) Eighteen should be a lot more manageable than 42. That’s one of the takeaways from the announcement Friday morning of the members of Washington state’s new Artificial Intelligence Task Force, which was significantly...

AI has trouble identifying sarcasm from Seattle satirical news site The Needling

AI has trouble identifying sarcasm from Seattle satirical news site The Needling

21 juin 2024

Founded in 2021, Seattle-based site The Needling pokes fun with satirical takes of the “real news.” AI can’t handle The Needling. The Seattle-based satirical news site that describes itself as “Seattle’s Only Real Fake News” is quickly learning some of the pitfalls that come with the latest...

Real estate vets launch accelerator and advisory firm to fuel underrepresented founders

Real estate vets launch accelerator and advisory firm to fuel underrepresented founders

21 juin 2024

Equity Angels co-founders Kenya Burrell-VanWormer (left) and Katherine Winston. (AJ Canaria / Inman Connect Photo) After working decades in real estate, Katherine Winston and Kenya Burrell-VanWormer were tired of the statistics showing how the majority of real estate agents were women, but most...

Tech Moves: Superhuman hires CTO; Getty Images founder departs board; Xbox vet joins Unity

Tech Moves: Superhuman hires CTO; Getty Images founder departs board; Xbox vet joins Unity

20 juin 2024

Chris Bee. (LinkedIn Photo) Chris Bee, a tech exec who previously worked at Lessen, Zillow, and Uber, joined AI email startup Superhuman as chief technology officer. Bee was most recently CTO at Lessen, a property services management startup valued at more than $2 billion last year. “I...

Can you spot deepfakes? New quiz tests how well people can identify manipulated images and videos

Can you spot deepfakes? New quiz tests how well people can identify manipulated images and videos

20 juin 2024

One of the questions in TrueMedia’s new “deepfake IQ” test asks whether a photograph of President Biden with a WWII veteran is real or fake. (Image via TrueMedia.org) A new quiz from Seattle-based AI nonprofit TrueMedia tests how well people can spot deepfake images, videos and audio clips,...

Amazon scraps 95% of the plastic air pillows used in delivery packaging in North America

Amazon scraps 95% of the plastic air pillows used in delivery packaging in North America

20 juin 2024

A box of deflated plastic air pillows. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) Amazon on Thursday announced that it has eliminated 95% of the inflated plastic pillows that it uses to cushion goods being shipped to its customers. It’s now largely using recycled paper as a filler. The e-commerce giant...

Climate tech funding dip poses threat for capital-intensive startups — but it’s not time to panic

Climate tech funding dip poses threat for capital-intensive startups — but it’s not time to panic

20 juin 2024

Julian Sachs, co-founder and chief technology officer for Banyu Carbon, gives a demo of a reversible photoacid. (GeekWire Photo / Lisa Stiffler) In a webinar Tuesday on the future of climate tech, Alan Neuhauser of Axios kicked off the questions by asking what it means to succeed in a burgeoning...

E-commerce vets raise $50M seed round for new startup that aims to reimagine online shopping

E-commerce vets raise $50M seed round for new startup that aims to reimagine online shopping

20 juin 2024

Daydream co-founders, from left: Matt Fisher, Dan Cary, Julie Bornstein, Richard Kim, Lisa Green. (Lonnie Webb Photo) A new startup founded by longtime e-commerce leaders is using artificial intelligence in a bid to shake up the way people find and buy clothing online. Daydream announced a...

Shift AI Podcast: How AI is shaking up the worlds of media, marketing, and startups

Shift AI Podcast: How AI is shaking up the worlds of media, marketing, and startups

19 juin 2024

How is artificial intelligence making marketers more productive? How are journalists approaching the ethical dilemmas inherent to AI content creation? And how can scrappy startups hope to compete with well-funded tech giants in the fast-moving world of AI? Those are some of the questions...

Aurion Biotech gets FDA approval to speed development of vision restoring treatment

Aurion Biotech gets FDA approval to speed development of vision restoring treatment

19 juin 2024

An Aurion Biotech researcher working in the startup’s Cambridge, Mass., laboratory. (Aurio Photo / Melissa Blackall) Seattle’s Aurion Biotech announced Wednesday that it received special designations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that should speed up the development of its treatment...

Climate projects land $75M to boost environmental justice, job training in Washington state

Climate projects land $75M to boost environmental justice, job training in Washington state

19 juin 2024

Gov. Jay Inslee, left, joined King County Executive Dow Constantine, Washington State Department of Commerce officials, members of the Duwamish River Community Coalition, and others for a tour of Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station prior to an award announcement. (Commerce Photo) The...

The search for Bigfoot deepfakes: Bumbershoot offers $5,000 bounty in legendary new AI contest

The search for Bigfoot deepfakes: Bumbershoot offers $5,000 bounty in legendary new AI contest

19 juin 2024

Bigfoot in the forest in graphic novel style, as rendered by Dall-E 3 in Microsoft Designer. The emergence of the modern deepfake is closely tied to the rise of generative artificial intelligence, but when it comes to videos and images of questionable origin and authenticity, the real pioneer...

Butterflies takes flight with $4.8M, launches social media platform combining AI and human content

Butterflies takes flight with $4.8M, launches social media platform combining AI and human content

19 juin 2024

iPhone screenshots of the Butterflies AI app. (App Store Images) Butterflies, a Bellevue, Wash.-based social media platform that combines human and AI-generated content, launched Tuesday after raising $4.8 million in seed funding. After five months in beta, Butterflies is...

KPMG and T-Mobile roll out new player-tracking app for Women’s PGA Championship

KPMG and T-Mobile roll out new player-tracking app for Women’s PGA Championship

18 juin 2024

The new KPMG Champcast app lets fans track player shots throughout the KPGA Women’s PGA Championship. (KPMG Photo) T-Mobile is helping boost the fan experience this week at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, a major women’s golf tournament hosted by Sahalee Country Club in...

Microsoft and PC makers release first Copilot+ PCs without flagship ‘Recall’ AI feature at launch

Microsoft and PC makers release first Copilot+ PCs without flagship ‘Recall’ AI feature at launch

18 juin 2024

The new AI era isn’t beginning in the way Microsoft envisioned when it announced its new Copilot+ PCs at a media event in Redmond less than a month ago. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Microsoft and its PC partners Tuesday pressed ahead with the release of the first Copilot+ PCs despite delaying...

AI without prompting: This startup just joined Techstars to make generative AI easier to use

AI without prompting: This startup just joined Techstars to make generative AI easier to use

18 juin 2024

DeltaGen co-founders, from left: COO Casey McCullar; CEO Rene Bystron; and CMO Abdullah Raja. Not pictured: CTO Avinash Uddaraju. (DeltaGen Photo) Rene Bystron spent hundreds of hours at his last startup building an app that helps teach people how to use generative AI tools. And...

Amazon Labor Union partners with Teamsters to boost warehouse worker representation

Amazon Labor Union partners with Teamsters to boost warehouse worker representation

18 juin 2024

Workers in the Amazon Labor Union voted Tuesday to join Teamsters, partnering with one of the largest U.S. unions in a move that could pressure Amazon to negotiate on issues such as wages and working conditions. The Amazon Labor Union prevailed in a landmark union vote at the company’s Staten...

Google vet leads new startup studio in Seattle spinning out B2B software companies

Google vet leads new startup studio in Seattle spinning out B2B software companies

18 juin 2024

Stephen Konig leads Mudita Studios, the Seattle-based startup studio of Mudita Venture Partners. (Mudita Photo) Another startup studio with roots in Seattle is incubating ideas and spinning out fledgling tech companies. Mudita Venture Partners, a venture capital firm based in Detroit,...

In commencement speech, Melinda French Gates advises Stanford grads about navigating transitions

In commencement speech, Melinda French Gates advises Stanford grads about navigating transitions

17 juin 2024

Melinda French Gates speaking at the commencement ceremony at Stanford University on Sunday. (Stanford University / Andrew Brodhead) In her commencement speech at Stanford University on Sunday morning, Melinda French Gates got personal and philosophical. French Gates acknowledged the big step...

Spokane’s Tech Hub places a big bet on advanced aerospace materials — will the feds follow suit?

Spokane’s Tech Hub places a big bet on advanced aerospace materials — will the feds follow suit?

17 juin 2024

A worker at ATC Manufacturing’s plant in Post Falls, Idaho, performs a quality check on an airduct assembly of thermoplastic tubing that’s wrapped in insulation. (ATC Photo) “There’s a great future in thermoplastics.” If anyone ever does a remake of “The Graduate,” that’s how the famous...

Don’t say AI: Why some investors say startups should avoid overusing the trendy term

Don’t say AI: Why some investors say startups should avoid overusing the trendy term

17 juin 2024

From left: Vivek Ladsariya, managing director at Pioneer Square Labs; Heather Redman, co-founder and managing partner at Flying Fish; Anoop Gupta, CEO at SeekOut; and Vikram Chalana, CEO at Pictory. (GeekWire Photo / Taylor Soper) AI startups accounted for 40% of total venture funding in May. So...

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 9, 2024

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 9, 2024

16 juin 2024

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 9, 2024. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on...

The t-shirts that tech people don’t want anymore: Seattle thrift-store swag deadpool, 2024 edition

The t-shirts that tech people don’t want anymore: Seattle thrift-store swag deadpool, 2024 edition

16 juin 2024

My idea of weekend fun is browsing the racks at Seattle-area thrift stores in search of once-prized tech swag that has become castoff apparel, as a barometer of the status of the companies and brands emblazoned thereon. Seriously, I love to do this. Here are my best finds from today’s...

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