Category: Tech News

Microsoft shows new big-screen Windows Collaboration Displays for conference room computing

A Windows Collaboration Display from Sharp. (Microsoft Photo) Microsoft is expanding its big-screen computing initiatives beyond its own Surface Hub, partnering with...

Techstars Seattle grad Fig Loans raises $2.6M for payday loan alternative

The Fig Loans team. (Photo via Fig Loans) Fig Loans has just completed a $2.6 million seed round for its service that offers a payday loan alternative. The New York...

Microsoft agrees to buy GitHub for $7.5B, vows to let popular coding site operate independently

GitHub co-founder Chris Wanstrath, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and former Xamarin CEO Nat Friedman, who will become GitHub’s new CEO under the deal, with the GitHub...

Avalara aims to raise up to $181M in IPO at $19 to $21 per share, updated filing shows

(GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy) Avalara updated its IPO filing on Monday with new details about its plans to go public. Avalara CEO Scott McFarlane. (GeekWire Photo / Nat...

Team Saffron enters the home stretch in competition for Women’s Safety XPRIZE

Saffron’s emergency alert device is about the size of a half-dollar, and designed to be clipped onto a bra or a waistband. (Saffron Photo) Students representing the...

Alexa and the Google Assistant are reportedly coming soon to Microsoft’s Xbox

(GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy) Alexa is moving even deeper into Microsoft territory. Amazon’s digital brain and the Google Assistant appear bound for Xbox to control the...

Google to link Meet business video-calling app with Microsoft Skype and other rivals

A Google Meet calendar invite. Google announced Monday morning that its enterprise video calling app, Hangouts Meet, will be capable of connecting directly to competing...

Report: Lyft to acquire Motivate, which operates bike-share programs in several U.S. cities

CitiBike riders in New York City. (Motivate Photo) It looks like Lyft is getting ready to keep up with Uber when it comes to ride-hailing companies jumping into the...

Apple introduces iOS 12, with a smarter Siri and more augmented reality features

RELATED: Apple’s new macOS: Dark Mode, a souped up Finder window, additional screenshot effects and more Apple introduced the latest version of its smartphone and...

Seattle Public Library and UW awarded $353K federal grant to help kids co-design digital activities

Elementary students take part in “participatory design” of digital learning activities. (UW iSchool Image) The Seattle Public Library and University of Washington...