Category: Tech News

TLDR: Steve Ballmer’s shareholder meeting for America, the world’s biggest plane, Jeff Bezos’ new social media persona

[Editor’s Note: TLDR is GeekWire’s daily news rundown, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today’s update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube for every episode,...

VPNs are your safest bet for public Wi-Fi: A security pro’s tips for getting started

BigStock Photo If you ask a security professional for tips on improving your privacy and security when connecting to public Wi-Fi or other untrusted networks, the first...

Kineta signs multi-million dollar collaboration with Genentech to develop non-opioid pain medication

(Bigstock Photo) As the U.S. opioid epidemic rages on, the need for effective alternative pain medications is only becoming more acute. Seattle-based biotechnology...

Smartsheet looks to raise up to $120M through its upcoming IPO, new filing shows

Smartsheet CEO Mark Mader at the Smartsheet Engage conference. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy) Smartsheet plans to raise as much as $120 million through its upcoming initial...

With initial backing from Jeff Bezos, Maveron and others, coding bootcamp General Assembly sells for $412.5M

Photo via General Assembly. General Assembly, which helps people learn technical skills such as Web development, data analytics and user interface design, is selling to...

nLight updates IPO filing: Laser-maker looks to raise as much as $81M

nLight’s lasers are used in a variety of industries (Photo via nLight S-1) nLight, a Vancouver, Wash.-based maker of high-powered lasers which are used in aerospace,...

Immunotherapy dramatically increases survival rate of lung cancer patients, according to new study

Immunotherapy dramatically increases survival rate of lung cancer patients, according to new study

(Shutterstock Photo) Immunotherapies are quickly increasing survival rates for some of the deadliest cancers in the world. A new study on immunotherapy Keytruda found...

GeekWire Awards 2018: CEO of the Year candidates lead their companies to big growth

The CEO of the Year nominees from last year: Moz CEO Sarah Bird, Smartsheet CEO Mark Mader, Outreach.io CEO Manny Medina, Remitly CEO Matt Oppenheimer, and Textio CEO...

NFL helmet safety testing results: Vicis ranks first again for its high-tech head protector

Vicis makes the safest helmet in football. That’s the verdict again from the NFL, which ranked the Seattle startup atop its 2018 Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance...

Sales tax showdown: FAQ on the Supreme Court case that could shape the future of online shopping

Quill Corp. v. North Dakota was the last time the Supreme Court took a state sales tax case. It reaffirmed previous rulings stating that a business only needed to...