Category: Tech News

Harebrained Schemes announces ‘Heavy Metal’ expansion for hit strategy game ‘BattleTech’

Seattle’s Harebrained Schemes announced that Heavy Metal, the third downloadable content pack for its 2018 strategy game BattleTech, is coming out Nov. 21. The...

Will Amazon’s $1.45M bid to shake up Seattle politics backfire, or work exactly as planned?

Demonstrators protest Amazon’s spending on the Seattle City Council races. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) Amazon took a million-dollar gamble this week, betting...

Diversity in tech: Company leaders talk ‘black tax,’ recruiting, retention, and impostor syndrome

Real Talk, a speaker series from technical recruiting startup Karat, hosted an event Thursday in Seattle at Airbnb’s office. From left: Rafael Williams, Salehah...

How life lessons learned from baseball help drive Avalara exec Liz Armbruester

Liz Armbruester, senior vice president of global compliance for Avalara, and her family showing their Seahawks’ pride. From left to right: Justin, Liz, Mike and Will....

Warren denounces Amazon for ‘trying to tilt the Seattle City Council elections’ with $1.45M

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a rally in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) It’s unusual for an east coast senator and presidential candidate to wade into local...

Microsoft and Nuance team up on ‘exam room of the future’ to end doctor burnout

Nuance debuted its “exam room of the future” earlier this year at the healthcare conference HIMSS. (Nuance Photo) Microsoft is teaming up with Nuance Communications...

Microsoft’s 2019 acquisition spree: 20 deals totaling $9.1B, led by blockbuster GitHub buy

(GeekWire Chart) Microsoft’s 2019 fiscal year was one of its busiest ever for acquisitions, led by its $7.5 billion GitHub deal. The tech giant spent a total of $9.1...

Microsoft’s venture fund teams up with Melinda Gates for $6M Female Founders Competition

Microsoft’s venture arm M12 is launching another Female Founders Competition, this time with some help from Melinda Gates and Silicon Valley venture capital fund...

Cascade Seed Fund raising sixth fund to invest in more Pacific Northwest startups

From left to right: Cascade Seed Fund Analyst Milena Johnson; Managing Director Robert Pease; and Managing Director Julie Harrelson. (Cascade Seed Fund Photo)...

Startup secrets from the Seattle Storm: Hear from CEO Alisha Valavanis at GeekWire’s Playbook event

Storm CEO Alisha Valavanis courtside with All-Star guard Sue Bird. (Storm Photo) If you’re looking to build a great team, take on world-class competitors and perform...