Category: Tech News

Slack acquires tech behind Atlassian’s Stride and Hipchat tools, companies will work together on migrating customers

An overview of Slack Actions with Asana. (Slack Image) Not even a year after challenging Slack with the debut of Atlassian Stride, Slack has agreed to acquire the...

Immigration activists deliver 300K signatures to Microsoft HQ demanding an end to ICE contract

Activists protest Microsoft’s relationship with ICE at the company’s headquarters. (Photo Courtesy of Color of Change) A coalition of advocacy groups delivered a...

GeekWire Summit: Early-bird tickets on sale, CEOs of Boeing, Ring and Gates Foundation highlight agenda

The VC panel at the 2017 GeekWire Summit. From left to right: Canvas Ventures’ Rebecca Lynn; Benchmark Capital’s Sarah Tavel; and Pioneer Square Labs’ Julie...

Twitter reports drop in active users as it purges fake accounts — spooking investors despite strong financials

(Bigstock Photo) Twitter reported record profits and exceeded expectations for revenue in the second quarter, but a drop in user count due to the social network’s...

Nintendo doubles down on Labo cardboard kits with new editions for cars, planes and submarines

Nintendo has always marched to the beat of its own drum among gaming giants and nowhere is that more clear than with Nintendo Labo. The company is doubling down on the...

GeekWire Picks: Nonprofit AI2 seeks product manager for academic search engine

Scientists at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence get to work on some cool projects. One of those projects, Semantic Scholar, is looking for a new product...

Working Geek: Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin taps insights from Amazon to help run her startup

Sandi Lin of Skilljar at the GeekWire Summit. Sandi Lin left Amazon five years ago to launch her own startup, but her experience at the retail and cloud behemoth made a...

Geek of the Week: Travis Gaertner takes on a new sport in another push for Paralympic gold

Travis Gaertner is representing Team USA at the 2018 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Maniago, Italy. (Photo courtesy of Travis gaertner) As a kid growing up...

Amazon challenges ACLU study on facial recognition tech and police

Community leaders ask Amazon to stop selling Rekognition to police at the company’s Seattle headquarters. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) Amazon defended the law...

Chinese bikeshare company Ofo is shutting down in Seattle amid widespread US layoffs

Ofo bikes in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) Ofo, the Beijing-based dockless bikesharing giant, is shutting down operations in Seattle. The company,...