Category: Tech News

Startup Spotlight: LaunchBoard analyzes customer conversations to learn what they want

LaunchBoard CEO Joshua Del Begio, left, and chief product officer Caleb Del Begio. (LaunchBoard Photo) Brothers Joshua and Caleb Del Begio want to help businesses keep...

High standards and perfect handstands: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos on the secret formula for success

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (GeekWire File Photo) Jeff Bezos hasn’t written his own business book, yet, but the Amazon CEO and founder has delivered enough lessons to fill...

Amazon reports median wage of $28K in 2017 — here’s why the number is so low

Warehouse workers, part-time and full-time, represent a significant chunk of Amazon’s global workforce. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) The median compensation of...

SpaceX launches NASA’s TESS spacecraft on mission to seek out alien planets

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lofts NASA’s TESS probe into space. (NASA via YouTube) SpaceX has launched NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, kicking...

DARPA Launch Challenge offers $10M top prize for rapid-turnaround orbital liftoffs

The DARPA Launch Challenge is designed to provide more incentives for the development of flexible, responsive launch systems. (DARPA Illustration) COLORADO SPRINGS,...

TLDR: Amazon and Best Buy are BFFs, T-Mobile’s military hiring push, ‘Walk it out’ with Rover

[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,...

With latest stock surge, Microsoft becomes second most valuable U.S. company, ahead of Amazon and Google

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the 2017 GeekWire Summit. (Photo by Dan DeLong for GeekWire) Microsoft’s market value surged to nearly $728 billion Wednesday, making it...

Funding round raises $214 million for SpaceX so far — and it’s far from finished

News Brief: Last week we learned that SpaceX is looking to raise more than $500 million in a new Series I investment round, giving Elon Musk’s space company an...

Amazon spent $8.1M on Washington Post ads and digital content in 2017, up from previous years

(BigStock Photo) Amazon’s annual proxy statement includes something you don’t see every day: details on how much money the e-commerce giant spends with one of the...

Real-world Minecraft mod: How the popular video game is transforming parks and other public spaces

A skate park in Kosovo was transformed with help from Minecraft. (Photos by Pontus Westerberg) Where there was once a derelict market in the Sunny Hill neighborhood of...