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Remitly CEO Matt Oppenheimer answers the call

11 hours 13 min ago
Oppenheimer sets culture — and the table — at Seattle office.

Research becoming a bigger part of Microsoft products, Bill Gates says

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 7:14pm
Microsoft Chief Scientist of Experiences and Devices Jaime Teevan said that it used to take five years or more for Microsoft’s research to be launched into its products.

Strong investment caps active quarter for Seattle companies

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:24pm
Adaptive Biotechnologies’ initial public offering was worth $2.1 billion to investors, according to a calculation from venture capital database PitchBook.

Inside the data: Among the jobs in Silicon Valley, tech is actually not king

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:20pm
The technology industry might receive the majority of Silicon Valley’s attention, but it’s not receiving the majority of its workforce.

Hundreds continue to gather near Mauna Kea in protest of $1.4B TMT project

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 4:42pm
The number of protesters gathered near Mauna Kea Access Road in opposition to the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope have grown to about 600, according to state officials. The Big Island mountain has continued to make headlines since Gov. David Ige announced last week that the state would begin building the telescope atop Mauna Kea, which protestors say is a place of religious and cultural importance to the Native Hawaiian community. Protesters have been flooding the areas near Mauna Kea Access…

Entrepreneurial incubator embarks on $1.9M biotech center in downtown Phoenix

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 4:35pm
CEI LabForce, anticipated to open in fall 2020, will be on the ground floor of the $77 million Wexford Science and Technology building that Arizona State University will anchor on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

See inside the new food-inspired HQ of ezCater in downtown Boston

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 4:05pm
The food-related theme of the new office of ezCater at 40 Water St. starts off with the floor of the entrance on the fifth level, which is decorated with stencil shapes of burgers, pizzas and eggs. Inside, a wall of lunch boxes displaying the company’s values, a set of decorative pillows shaped as avocado or pizza slices and a large shelf with unlimited snacks inevitably awake visitors’ taste buds.  As its name suggests, ezCater Inc. seeks to provide “easy catering” to large companies.…

Could T-Mobile's Sievert replace Legere after Sprint merger?

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 4:02pm
T-Mobile US Inc. COO Michael Sievert could take over as CEO from current leader John Legere if the Bellevue company merges with Sprint Corp., according to CNBC's David Faber. After Faber's report Thursday that the U.S. Justice Department ordered T-Mobile (Nasdaq: TMUS) and Sprint (NYSE: S) to wrap up negotiations to sell assets related to the deal, or the agency would sue to block the merger, he concluded the segment by stating that Sievert would become the head of "New T-Mobile." “By the way,…

Photo of the Week: Army surveys Austin

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 3:50pm
This week's cover story is an in-depth Q&A with Army Gen. John M. “Mike” Murray, head of a new military operation in Austin called Futures Command. For the photo shoot, we caught up with the four-star general at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, where he and his team were doing a run-through of their upcoming Thank You, Austin event. Shooting subjects during the day when the foreground and background both matter is often tricky. For this shot, I am given a very brief — about 2 minutes…

Innovate Birmingham training program expanding to six counties

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 3:48pm
The Innovate Birmingham workforce training program has been given permission to expand to six counties in central Alabama, paving the way for a larger talent pipeline in the tech and data analytics industry. The program was launched after UAB received a $6 million grant from the Department of Labor in 2016. But at the time, Innovation Birmingham, which provides technology and analytics bootcamps, only served students in Jefferson County. With the expansion, the program can now serve Blount, Chilton,…

New Airbnb-like service for backyard pools launches

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 3:47pm
This story is courtesy of our partners at KHOU 11. Click here for KHOU's original story. HOUSTON — Looking for a hot place to cool off this summer? Why not try your neighbor's backyard? The Swimply website launched just a couple weeks ago, and the app launched July 19. It's like Airbnb for your backyard pool; you can list your pool or rent one by the hour. Several pools are popping up daily in the Houston area, and the company says it has dozens coming online every day across the country. If…

Skeptics says CrowdStrike is ‘priced to perfection,’ but stock soars again

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:13am
The Sunnyvale company's stock hit a new high Friday with a double-digit jump a day after it posted some pleasant surprises in its first quarterly report as a public company.

Denver cybersecurity firm aims to add more than 200 workers at new Texas site

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:04am
A global cybersecurity company is more than doubling down on the Dallas area.

Front Range hospital expands use of AI to reduce length of patient stays

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 9:55am
Reducing stays by even a fraction of a day can mean millions of dollars saved.

Sneak peek at Amazon's massive distribution hub in Garner

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 9:51am
A massive structure waits to open as Amazon adds final touches to its state-of-the-art distribution hub in Garner.

5 innovation lessons from top-performing companies

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 9:50am
Rapidly changing markets fueled by fierce competition, changing customer requirements, accelerating technological advancements and an uncertain economy have left CEOs with two choices for their business: innovate and grow, or stick with the status quo and face the threat of becoming obsolete. A recent Vistage Worldwide report on innovation shows the companies that grow and succeed are the ones that innovate. In a hyper-competitive marketplace, competitive advantage is often fleeting and temporary.…

Boeing takes $4.9B hit from 737 Max fallout

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 9:49am
Boeing, however, said it's working toward producing 57 of the jets a month sometime in 2020.

Bill Gates lays out his vision for the future of work — and it includes avatars

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 9:43am
Microsoft's co-founder says productivity will dramatically improve when machines can understand the work people are doing.

Bitcoin review: Crypto exchange says $30 million hack is worse than originally thought

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 9:42am
A collection of headlines from throughout the week on all-things bitcoin and blockchain.

New VeriShip CEO expects to double company 'two or three times' in next five years

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 9:36am
CEO John Bunch shares why he joined the Kansas City-based parcel shipping intelligence company and the growth plans he has in store. He can deploy experience gained leading The Mutual Fund Store's sale to Financial Engines.