Category: Tech News

Instagram adds ‘mute’ function to hide certain posts from your feed without unfollowing a ‘friend’

How to mute someone on Instagram. (Instagram Images) The complicated dynamics of social media friendships has a welcome new wrinkle over on Instagram if you’re one of...

Slack launches Actions, which could make it easier for users to share Slack data with third-party apps

Launch partners for Slack Actions include Atlassian, Asana, Zendesk, and Hubspot. (Slack Image) Slack’s greatest potential as an enterprise collaboration company will...

Project management company Viewpath raises $2.3M, names new CEO in push to expand business

Viewpath CEO Natalie Steck Seattle-based project management technology company Viewpath announced $2.3 million in seed funding Tuesday morning and named a new CEO,...

In new web reality series, Microsoft experts swoop in to help Funko make over its outdated intranet

“SharePoint Swoop” features Microsoft experts getting an inside look at the intranet workings of Funko, in Everett, Wash. (Hullabaloo Image) We already know that...

SpaceX launches gravity-mapping probes plus another five Iridium telecom satellites

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base. (SpaceX via YouTube) A refurbished SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sent two...

Seattle biotech journalist reaches summit of Mount Everest in bid to raise money for cancer research

Luke Timmerman, in yellow jacket, on the summit of Mount Everest. (Alpine Ascents Photo / Ben Jones) Seattle biotech journalist Luke Timmerman reached new heights...

From $1 to $2.25 — state seeks public input on proposed toll rates inside Seattle’s new tunnel

A view in early May of the southbound deck of the SR 99 tunnel. (Flickr Photo / WSDOT) Traffic isn’t flowing through the new SR 99 tunnel beneath Seattle yet, but...

TLDR: ACLU asks Amazon to stop selling facial recognition tech to police, Paul Allen’s $1M donation to gun safety initiative, GlimpseCam

[Editor’s Note: TLDR is GeekWire’s tech news rundown show, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today’s update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube, check back...

SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell sees satellites as bigger market than rockets

SpaceX’s president and chief operating officer, Gwynne Shotwell, talks about the company’s future financial frontier. (CNBC via YouTube) SpaceX is taking a...

Grail raises $300M for cancer detection tools, boosting total investment to $1.5B

News Brief: Grail, a biotech company with early backing from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, says it’s raised $300 million in an...