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Tech Moves: Former Amazon Prime Air leader lands at Torc Robotics; Microsoft vet joins Meta

Tech Moves: Former Amazon Prime Air leader lands at Torc Robotics; Microsoft vet joins Meta

14 juin 2024

Eric Berlinberg spent more than 10 years at Amazon. (LinkedIn Photo) Eric Berlinberg, who spent the past decade at Amazon and was a key leader on the company’s Prime Air team, is moving on from the Seattle tech giant for a new role at Torc Robotics, a subsidiary of Daimler Truck that is...

Seattle entrepreneurs are building autonomous robots to deliver hassle-free EV charging

Seattle entrepreneurs are building autonomous robots to deliver hassle-free EV charging

14 juin 2024

Syd Manna, Autev’s co-founder and chief operations officer, standing near the startup’s first prototype for its autonomous, fast-charging robot for electric vehicles. The device will also have a robotic arm with a charging nozzle. (GeekWire Photo / Lisa Stiffler) The founders at Autev envision a...

Corporate spending software giant Brex plans to open office in downtown Seattle

Corporate spending software giant Brex plans to open office in downtown Seattle

14 juin 2024

Brex is opening an office in downtown Seattle. The Salt Lake City-based fintech giant operates as a “remote-first” company and a spokesperson said the Seattle office will be used “in a hybrid capacity which will allow us to advance competitively.” The Puget Sound Business Journal first...

Blue Origin joins SpaceX and ULA on   Pentagon list for $5.6B in launch contracts

Blue Origin joins SpaceX and ULA on Pentagon list for $5.6B in launch contracts

14 juin 2024

An artist’s conception shows Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket on the rise. (Blue Origin Illustration) The Department of Defense has put Kent, Wash.-based Blue Origin in the running for a share of up to $5.6 billion in national security space launch contracts, marking a first for Jeff Bezos’ space...

Amazon CEO’s advice to computer science grads: take risks, keep learning, write your own story

Amazon CEO’s advice to computer science grads: take risks, keep learning, write your own story

13 juin 2024

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy addresses the 2024 graduates of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington on June 7. (UW Photo / Matt Hagen) In a speech peppered with mentions of his own sports failings and achievements, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy offered up...

Amazon strikes a deal for Project Kuiper satellite internet service in South America

Amazon strikes a deal for Project Kuiper satellite internet service in South America

13 juin 2024

Executives meet up at Amazon’s HQ in Seattle. From left: Rajeev Badyal, vice president of Project Kuiper; Vrio President Dario Werthein; and Panos Panay, senior VP of Amazon Devices & Services. (Business Wire Photo) Amazon’s Project Kuiper satellite broadband network has been tapped to provide...

Companies are ‘still feeling their way’ on return to office as GeekWire celebrates opening of new HQ

Companies are ‘still feeling their way’ on return to office as GeekWire celebrates opening of new HQ

13 juin 2024

GeekWire celebrates its new offices in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood with a party and a ribbon cutting. GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop wields the giant scissor that are essential for such an occasion. To Bishop’s left is Holly Grambihler, GeekWire’s chief sales and marketing officer. (GeekWire...

Congressional hearing pits Microsoft’s actions vs. words in public grilling over security failures

Congressional hearing pits Microsoft’s actions vs. words in public grilling over security failures

13 juin 2024

Microsoft President Brad Smith will testify Thursday before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security in a hearing titled, “A Cascade of Security Failures.” (GeekWire File Photo) Updated below with details from hearing. Microsoft President Brad Smith previewed his approach in prepared...

Former Facebook, FanDuel execs lead Seattle startup aiming to build Gartner for cybersecurity

Former Facebook, FanDuel execs lead Seattle startup aiming to build Gartner for cybersecurity

13 juin 2024

Cypher co-founders Sachin Goyal (left) and Vinay Narayan. (Cypher Photos) Companies of all shapes and sizes need to secure their infrastructure. But it’s not always clear what type of cybersecurity software can meet their needs. And it’s difficult to navigate marketing and sales tactics used by...

Collaborative Robotics hires a former Amazon AI leader, opens Seattle office after $100M round

Collaborative Robotics hires a former Amazon AI leader, opens Seattle office after $100M round

13 juin 2024

Michael Vogelsong, the new head of Collaborative Robotics’ Foundation Models AI team, inside the company’s newly opened Seattle office this week. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Collaborative Robotics, the Santa Clara, Calif., company founded in 2022 by former Amazon Robotics VP and Distinguished...

Seattle Space Week: Find out how artificial intelligence is taking over the final frontier

Seattle Space Week: Find out how artificial intelligence is taking over the final frontier

12 juin 2024

Robonaut 2 (at left) was one of NASA’s early forays into the world of robotics and AI. (NASA Photo) Will intelligent AI agents take on the job of capsule communicator in future missions to the moon, Mars and other space destinations? It could happen, says James Burk, the executive director of...

Ana Mari Cauce, longtime UW president and champion of tech innovation, to step down next year

Ana Mari Cauce, longtime UW president and champion of tech innovation, to step down next year

12 juin 2024

UW President Ana Mari Cauce in 2017, alongside Ed Lazowska of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. (GeekWire File Photo / Kevin Lisota) University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce announced Wednesday that she will leave her leadership position next year, calling it...

The hidden link between Seattle and Spokane: Tech companies find success on both sides of the state

The hidden link between Seattle and Spokane: Tech companies find success on both sides of the state

12 juin 2024

One of F5’s two locations in Liberty Lake, Wash., in Spokane County. (F5 Photo) Back in 1999, when F5 recruited Jeff Stockdale to build its hardware business, expanding beyond its core expertise in software, the engineering leader had one condition for the Seattle-based technology company. “I...

Amazon adding $1.4B to its affordable housing fund in Seattle and other regions

Amazon adding $1.4B to its affordable housing fund in Seattle and other regions

12 juin 2024

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, left, speaks with Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell at an event at the Pacific Medical Tower in Seattle at which Jassy announced $1.4 billion in new funding for affordable housing in regions including the Seattle area, Nashville, Tenn., and Arlington, Va. (GeekWire Photo / Taylor...

What’s missing from Seattle’s startup ecosystem?

What’s missing from Seattle’s startup ecosystem?

11 juin 2024

From left: Francisco Olmedo, partner at K&L Gates; Ken Horenstein, founder and partner at Pack Ventures; Heather Redman, co-founder managing partner at Flying Fish Partners; Kirby Winfield, founding general partner at Ascend; and Leslie Feinzaig, founder and general partner at...

Stoke Space scores a success in first test firing of engine for reusable Nova booster

Stoke Space scores a success in first test firing of engine for reusable Nova booster

11 juin 2024

Stoke Space’s booster engine blazes during its first hot-fire test. (Stoke Space Photo) Kent, Wash.-based Stoke Space says it has successfully completed the first hot-fire test of the engine that will power the first stage of its reusable Nova launch vehicle. The firing was conducted on June...

Washington state AG joins federal antitrust lawsuit taking on Apple’s smartphone dominance

Washington state AG joins federal antitrust lawsuit taking on Apple’s smartphone dominance

11 juin 2024

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to help take a bite out of Apple’s dominance in the smartphone market, joining 20 other attorneys general Tuesday in the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit against the iPhone maker. Originally filed in March, the federal suit...

OceanGate investigators see no signs that the crew was warned about fatal implosion

OceanGate investigators see no signs that the crew was warned about fatal implosion

11 juin 2024

OceanGate’s Titan submersible was lost during a dive to the Titanic in June 2023. (OceanGate Photo) The chairman of the Coast Guard investigation panel for last year’s loss of OceanGate’s Titan submersible says his team has “found no evidence” that crew members knew about their peril. In the...

Tech Moves: Microsoft CVP joins Google; Remitly hires compliance chief; and more

Tech Moves: Microsoft CVP joins Google; Remitly hires compliance chief; and more

11 juin 2024

Spyro Karetsos, Remitly’s new chief compliance officer. (Remitly Photo) — Digital remittance company Remitly hired Spyro Karetsos as its new chief compliance officer. Karetsos previously held the same role at Google, where he was most recently chief legal officer. He also spent time at TD...

Flyhomes buys tech from real estate startup backed by Sam Altman to fuel AI home search tool

Flyhomes buys tech from real estate startup backed by Sam Altman to fuel AI home search tool

11 juin 2024

(Flyhomes screenshot) Seattle startup Flyhomes is beefing up its real estate search capabilities with the acquisition of technology from ZeroDown, a San Francisco startup backed by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman that develops AI-fueled software for prospective homebuyers. Flyhomes...

Cyrus Biotech spins out company to expand reach of versatile drug development software

Cyrus Biotech spins out company to expand reach of versatile drug development software

11 juin 2024

Levitate Bio’s CEO Sam DeLuca, left, and Karen Khar, executive vice president of sales and business development. (LinkedIn Photos) Seattle startup Cyrus Biotechnology is spinning out a business that will expand access to the company’s software technology, with the potential of supporting...

City and state leaders in talks to create Seattle-based AI-focused incubator for startups

City and state leaders in talks to create Seattle-based AI-focused incubator for startups

11 juin 2024

Washington state Sen. Joe Nguyen speaks at a Seattle AI Week event on Monday at the Seattle NFT Museum. (GeekWire Photos / Taylor Soper) Entrepreneurs building AI-fueled startups may soon have a new resource in Seattle, thanks to an effort from city and state leaders. Earlier this year,...

Nuclear power company backed by Bill Gates breaks ground in Wyoming on first facility

Nuclear power company backed by Bill Gates breaks ground in Wyoming on first facility

10 juin 2024

TerraPower leaders and elected officials celebrated the start of construction of a nuclear reactor facility in Wyoming on Monday. Bill Gates, in blue, is the founder and chairman of the company. TerraPower CEO and President Chris Levesque is to the right of Gates. (TerraPower Photo) Nuclear...

Seattle cooking startup raising more cash to help fuel ‘culinary medicine’ vision

Seattle cooking startup raising more cash to help fuel ‘culinary medicine’ vision

10 juin 2024

Seattle chef and Homemade CEO Joel Gamoran is the host of online cooking classes and a TV series on PBS. (Belathee Photography Photo) Seattle chef Joel Gamoran is raising more money to fuel his passions in the kitchen, including his dream of creating a product around “culinary medicine” to help...

‘We know something big is happening’: Tech vets encourage experimentation, education with AI

‘We know something big is happening’: Tech vets encourage experimentation, education with AI

10 juin 2024

Joseph Sirosh (left), former Amazon and Microsoft exec now leading a new startup called CreatorsAGI, and longtime AI leader Oren Etzioni, founder of TrueMedia.org, a Seattle-based nonprofit fighting political deepfakes. (GeekWire Photos / Taylor Soper) If you’re not spending time each day trying...

Seattle tumbles to No. 20 in global ranking of startup ecosystems

Seattle tumbles to No. 20 in global ranking of startup ecosystems

10 juin 2024

Seattle is still considered an “ideal breeding ground for future unicorns,” according to Startup Genome. (GeekWire File Photo / Kurt Schlosser) Seattle fell 10 spots to No. 20 in Startup Genome’s annual “Global Startup Ecosystem Report,” a ranking of the leading startup regions in the world. But...

Providence created new gen AI tool in 18 days to speed and improve responses to patient messages

Providence created new gen AI tool in 18 days to speed and improve responses to patient messages

10 juin 2024

National Cancer Institute Photo from Unsplash. The ability to call your doctor’s office and speak to a live human appears to be a thing of the past as patients turn to digital communications. Yet options there are often limited: leave a message that’s flagged for your provider for a later...

Husband-and-wife tech vets, with startup and Microsoft experience, venture into skincare

Husband-and-wife tech vets, with startup and Microsoft experience, venture into skincare

10 juin 2024

Garrett and Sandra Vargas both work at Microsoft, and now own a skin care business in Kirkland, Wash. (Photo courtesy of Garrett Vargas) Garrett Vargas couldn’t shake the entrepreneurial itch. Vargas previously co-founded and was CTO at LegUp, a Seattle-based child care enrollment startup that...

Microsoft unveils console updates, new ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Flight Simulator’ games

Microsoft unveils console updates, new ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Flight Simulator’ games

09 juin 2024

(Microsoft Image) Xbox plans to get out of its own way for the rest of 2024, with new installments coming for three tentpole franchises of its new subsidiary Activision Blizzard. Meanwhile, several hotly anticipated Xbox games are now planned for next year, a new version of Microsoft Flight...

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 2, 2024

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 2, 2024

09 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 2, 2024. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on...

How this professor teaches AI and thinks about the future of human creativity

How this professor teaches AI and thinks about the future of human creativity

08 juin 2024

Léonard Boussioux, photographed here after recording this week’s GeekWire Podcast, teaches a class called “Generative AI in the Era of Cloud Computing” at University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) “You need to use your human intelligence. No AI will...

Museum of Flight exhibition celebrates 150 years of space station dreams and realities

Museum of Flight exhibition celebrates 150 years of space station dreams and realities

08 juin 2024

Retired NASA astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger takes selfies in front of a super-sized space station window in the Museum of Flight’s “Home Beyond Earth” exhibit. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) The dream of having people live and work in space didn’t start with billionaire Jeff Bezos, or even...

Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders, who took ‘Earthrise’ picture, dies in plane crash at 90

Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders, who took ‘Earthrise’ picture, dies in plane crash at 90

08 juin 2024

Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders adjlusts his helmet while suiting up for his 1968 moon mission. (NASA Photo) Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders, who snapped the iconic “Earthrise” photo of our planet as seen from lunar orbit, died today in a plane crash in waters off the San Juan Islands. The...

Microsoft updates Recall feature after security and privacy backlash

Microsoft updates Recall feature after security and privacy backlash

07 juin 2024

The Microsoft Copilot logo outside the event where the company launched its new Copilot+ PCs in Redmond last month. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Microsoft announced Friday that it is making changes to a new feature called “Recall,” turning it into an opt-in experience and adding more layers of...

In farewell letter, Melinda French Gates calls nearly 25 years at the Gates Foundation a ‘gift’

In farewell letter, Melinda French Gates calls nearly 25 years at the Gates Foundation a ‘gift’

07 juin 2024

Melinda French Gates, right, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman. (Gates Foundation Photo) Melinda French Gates is signing off after nearly 25 years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, telling colleagues and alumni of the Seattle-based philanthropic organization in a letter...

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