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Analyst: Just-announced Epic Games acquisition is a 'big deal'

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 4:40pm
“Fortnite” developer Epic Games is buying a San Diego video game company – giving it another blockbuster title.

Small Business Innovation 2019: Streem

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 4:30pm
Portland augmented reality startup Streem is doing something that, not all that long ago, might have seemed liked the stuff of science fiction.  Through its app, home services professionals like plumbers, electricians or appliance repair technicians can virtually enter a customer’s home, size up the problem and figure out just what needs to be done – all without setting a real foot inside the door.  “You can connect with a professional, they can see what you see, and they can guide you…

Small Business Innovation 2019: Revelar

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 4:25pm
The company developed a low-cost, breath-testing device that provides information about cellular health and disease.

The region's largest telecommunication companies

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 5:00am
Here are the region's largest telecommunication companies, ranked by number of local employees.

5 security risks your business needs to look out for in 2019

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 1:00am
In a highly-digital focused world, personal information is flowing freely and often provided by consumers without even a second thought. As a business owner, you not only have to think about protecting your personal information, but also that of your employees and customers. With fraud on the rise, here are five types of fraud you should understand and be able to recognize this year. According to the 2018 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey, 77 percent of organizations experienced fraud through…

For life sciences companies, cloud computing is essential for accelerated innovation

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:00am
The advantages of cloud computing are generally recognized for the collaboration, efficiency, automation, and advanced analytics gains that the cloud offers. For life sciences companies, where the demands of R&D surpass traditional on-premises computing scalability, cloud computing becomes a strategic imperative. Life sciences companies have many unique requirements that the cloud addresses. Vast amounts of data need to be easily accessible, often by multiple teams across multiple locations. Data…

Aiming to move fast with deep data, Benioffs give $30 million to UCSF to study homelessness

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 10:44pm
Salesforce.com Inc. CEO and homeless advocate Marc Benioff and philanthropist Lynne Benioff are giving $30 million to UCSF to put data behind potential solutions to the Bay Area's homelessness and housing crisis. The couple's gift is the largest private donation ever to fund homelessness research and runs over five years. The work by the new UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative is designed to deliver original data quickly to shape decisions regarding one of the region's most vexing issues.…

Bessemer's mayor: Amazon will give the city back what it lost

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 7:05pm
The number of jobs Amazon is planning to create in Bessemer, Alabama, is about the same as the number of jobs the city lost when a major steel manufacturer closed.

Jaguar Land Rover to cut 15% of its Portland workforce

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 6:57pm
The British automaker has an innovation lab and a technology development center in the Pearl.

Paccar CEO wins shareholders' standing ovation after delivering emotional farewell

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 6:35pm
Paccar CEO Ron Armstrong said his final goodbyes to shareholders at the Global trucking manufacturer's annual shareholders meeting.

Fiserv beats analysts' first-quarter expectations

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 6:34pm
Fiserv Inc., a Brookfield-based financial technology company, posted revenue of $1.5 billion for the first quarter of 2019, a 4% increase compared with the year-ago period, and net income of $225 million, down from $423 million for the same period in 2018. The sale of a 55% interest in the company's lending solutions business to a New York private equity firm for $395 million in February of 2018 boosted net income a year ago but resulted in a 3% decline in revenue in 2019 for its financial segment,…

Juniper CEO reflects on a tough year, a new acquisition and the hope of 5G

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 6:00pm
Juniper Networks CEO Rami Rahim discusses the promise of 5G, challenges in diversity and transition to the cloud.

HPE opens new San Jose HQ, announces parental leave expansion

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 6:00pm
As Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. officially opened its new headquarters in north San Jose, the company also announced a series of benefits enhancements — among them, six months paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child. Other benefits include the ability to leave the office three hours early once each month as part of something HPE calls "Wellness Fridays." Employees are "encouraged" to the take the paid time off to do volunteer work, or career development, or to focus on their physical…

Eric Schmidt, Diane Greene exiting Alphabet's board

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 5:55pm
Alphabet Inc. said on Tuesday that its former CEO and chairman, Eric Schmidt, and former Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene are leaving its board of directors. Robin Washington, who is retiring as chief financial officer of Gilead Sciences next March, is joining the board of Mountain View-based Alphabet. Schmidt has been on the board since joining Google 18 years ago and will continue as a technical adviser. "After 18 years of board mtgs, I'm following coach Bill Campbell's legacy & helping the next…

Treehouse touts apprenticeship as the path to diversity in tech

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 5:51pm
The Portland company used its own apprenticeship product to transform its workforce and environment.

Exact Sciences reports 79% jump in Cologuard test volume, first-quarter revenue

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 5:24pm
Exact Sciences Corp., the Madison-based maker of the Cologuard take-home colon cancer test and one of the largest public companies in Wisconsin, reported revenue of $162 million for its first quarter of 2019, along with test volume of approximately 334,000 for the period ending March 31. The first quarter revenue and test volume numbers were 79% increases from the year-ago period, according to the quarterly report from the company. Exact Sciences (Nasdaq: EXAS) is the fastest growing public company…

Accenture Federal secures $2B DOE contract award, again

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 5:06pm
Almost five months after it first won a $2 billion IT service contract from the Department of Energy, Accenture Federal secured it again Monday, overcoming a contract protest that previously paused the deal.  The DOE’s CIO Business Operations Support Services (CBOSS) contract is a five-year blanket purchase agreement that offers the agency a slate of technology services ranging from cybersecurity, telecommunications, systems architecture and engineering and IT support to assist its enterprise…

WageWorks soars on $2B buyout offer

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 4:57pm
San Mateo-based WageWorks, which handles flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts for employers, saw its shares jump more than 13 percent Tuesday on word that it had received a cash buyout offer for $50.50 per share. Wageworks’ larger rival HealthEquity Inc. confirmed today that it offered to buy the Bay Area company in a deal valued at about $2.01 billion. Shares of WageWorks closed in New York trading Tuesday at $48.79, up $5.73 or 13.3 percent. Utah-based HealthEquity saw its…

'Fortnite' developer asks Facebook, YouTube, Google to help it fight alleged counterfeiters

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 4:45pm
As “Fortnite” developer Epic Games fires back against “online counterfeiters,” it’s asking a federal court to force firms such as Facebook and YouTube to back its play.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: 'The future is private'

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 4:08pm
“In our digital lives, we also need both public and private spaces," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday, announcing a new privacy-focused era for the world's largest social media platform at F8, its annual developer conference. Facebook has been plagued by data privacy scandals for the last several years and last week said it's putting aside $3 billion to cover an expected multibillion-dollar fine from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission related to user privacy violations. For the last 15…

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