Category: Tech News

Y Combinator grad ZeroDown opens Seattle office to tackle pricey housing down payments

ZeroDown’s Seattle homepage. (ZeroDown Photo) Another real estate startup is coming to Seattle, aiming to disrupt the expensive and stressful process of buying a home....

Microsoft’s ambitious ‘carbon negative’ climate goal sets it apart from Amazon and other tech giants

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announces a sweeping climate initiative Thursday morning in Redmond. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) A wide-ranging environmental initiative...

Women-focused co-working startup The Riveter cuts 5 positions as it aims to grow digital arm

The Riveter CEO Amy Nelson speaks at the GeekWire Awards 2019 after her company won Startup of the Year honors. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) The Riveter, a...

Microsoft and Univ. of Washington join Georgia Tech team in $25M DNA data storage project

Trillions of bytes of digital data can be stored in the faint pink smear of DNA at the end of the test tube seen at right. (Credit: Tara Brown Photography / UW) The...

Tech’s his instrument: How Code Fellows CEO Jeff Malek reprogrammed his rock star dreams

Code Fellows CEO Jeff Malek and his fiance, Stephanie. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Malek) In the early 1990s, Jeff Malek moved to Seattle to find his fortune and make a name...

Geek of the Week: Fred Hutch’s Jeanne Chowning committed to diversity and inclusion in science

Science is in her DNA! Dr. Jeanne Ting Chowning at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. (Caren Brinkema Photo) Dr. Jeanne Ting Chowning is a lifelong...

GeekWire Calendar Picks: Economic hope in the 21st Century; fossils after dark; and more

Get up close to fossils, rocks and minerals at the Burke’s Earth NiteLife event on Friday, Jan. 24. (Photo by Chris Cunningham/Burke Museum) — The newly re-opened...

Amazon Web Services enlists AI to help NASA get ahead of solar superstorms

An extreme ultraviolet image of the sun, captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows an X9.3 flare erupting at lower right during a solar storm in 2017. (NASA...

SpaceX gets ready to rehearse worst-case scenario for Crew Dragon spaceflights

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (SpaceX Photo) SpaceX and NASA are doing a dress rehearsal for...

Amazon to open new ‘themed’ pop-up store at Seattle HQ in latest physical retail expansion

Amazon Pop Up wall covering obscures the store. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) Amazon is opening another retail store at its Seattle headquarters, an expansion of a new...