Category: Tech News

‘More than just playing a game’: State-of-the-art esports arena powers up at Univ. of Washington

The new Esports Arena Gaming Lounge at the University of Washington in Seattle. (UW Photo) Game on at the University of Washington. A state-of-the-art Esports Arena...

GeekWire Awards: Last chance to vote, winners announced May 2 in Seattle

Convoy co-founder Grant Goodale accepts the award for Next Tech Titan at the 2018 GeekWire Awards. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) The GeekWire Awards isn’t just the...

Should Apple join Amazon’s healthcare venture? Analysts make the case for collaboration between tech giants

The Apple Watch added a feature late last year that lets users take an electrocardiogram to detect irregular heart rhythms. (Apple Photo) As big tech companies vie for a...

Tech Moves: Former Intellectual Ventures exec joins Madrona; JetClosing names Zillow alum to board; and more

Patrick Ennis. (Madrona Photo) — Investor Patrick Ennis plans to join Madrona Venture Group at the end of May. Ennis worked at Intellectual Ventures for more than a...

Watch: Thriller set in the Pacific Northwest was created by Indian expats working in Seattle tech

There’s a sweeping view of the Seattle skyline, a bustling downtown street, Mount Rainier, a fancy house and a slick Tesla Model X. It all looks like a picture of the...

Nintendo stock spikes after Tencent gets key approval to sell Switch console in China

(Nintendo Photo) Chinese tech giant Tencent has received key regulatory approvals in its home country that pave the way for it to begin selling the Nintendo Switch...

Geek of the Week: Kona Farry’s transit tracker maps buses, trains and ferries in the Seattle region

UW student Kona Farry developed a new tool to track Seattle transit. (Photo Courtesy of Farry) Kona Farry is a self-described transit geek and student at the University...

Washington state’s data privacy bill, supported by Microsoft, dies as key players fail to reach compromise

State Sen. Reuven Carlyle and the ACLU’s Shankar Narayan debate a data privacy bill proposed in Washington. (GeekWire Photos / Monica Nickelsburg) Efforts to enact new...

Very little tech support: The best zingers from a roast of techies at ‘Socially Inept’ comedy event

Comedian Erin Ingle, right, roasts tech worker Jash Bangdiwala, seated, as fellow comedians Taylor Clark, Adi Naidu and Jesse Warren look on during the Socially Inept:...

GeekWire Calendar Picks: Open source project led by Sir Tim Berners-Lee; mastering startup pitches; and more

— When he invented the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee had a specific vision for how it would evolve, and things haven’t gone exactly as he planned. At its...