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Matt Day / The Seattle Times:
Echodyne raises $29M Series B led by NEA to develop radar sensors for drones and autonomous vehicles, bringing its total raised to $44M   —  Echodyne's radar arrays are designed to bring some of the power and precision of massive, heavy, military-grade radars to a tablet-sized device.
May 22, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Ángel González / The Seattle Times:
Amazon says it has 45K robots helping in 20 fulfillment centers, up from last year when it had 30K robots working alongside 230K humans   —  The world's largest e-commerce retailer said it employed 45,000 robots in some 20 fulfillment centers.  That's a cool 50 percent increase …
Jan 4, 2017, 12:50 AMIn context
Matt Day / The Seattle Times:
Current and former employees recount the birth of cloud computing efforts at Microsoft and how the company came to embrace cloud computing as a business   —  From suffering through a decade of product delays, missed opportunities and lackluster stock performance, Microsoft found a rebirth of sorts through cloud computing.
Dec 17, 2016, 8:45 PMIn context
Rachel Lerman / The Seattle Times:
Cloud-based IT management company Apptio's stock rises 41% in first day of trading, closing at $22.55   —  Apptio's stock closed up 41 percent Friday in the Bellevue technology company's first day of trading.  —  Apptio's stock popped up 41 percent Friday in the Bellevue technology company's first day of trading.
Sep 23, 2016, 9:40 PMIn context
Matt Day / The Seattle Times:
Microsoft reaches $10K settlement with a small business over an unplanned Windows 10 update   —  With about a month left for many PC users to upgrade to Windows 10 at no charge, Microsoft is being criticized for its aggressive — some say too aggressive — campaign to get people to install the new operating system.
Jun 27, 2016, 3:55 PMIn context
The Seattle Times:
Microsoft President Brad Smith says the company “wholeheartedly” supports Apple in FBI case, will file amicus brief next week   —  Microsoft takes Apple's side in iPhone dispute with FBI  —  Microsoft is “wholeheartedly” siding with Apple in its battle with the FBI over unlocking a terrorist's iPhone.
Feb 25, 2016, 2:20 PMIn context
Matt Day / The Seattle Times:
Microsoft recalls AC power cords for Surface Pro devices sold before March 15, 2015   —  Microsoft recalls power cords for Surface tablets  —  The recall involves AC power cords sold before March that are used with several Surface Pro models.  —  Microsoft is recalling about 2.44 million …
Feb 2, 2016, 11:15 PMIn context
Jay Greene / The Seattle Times:
Amazon is expected to acquire the remaining 75% stake in Colis Privé, a French package delivery company, early this year   —  Amazon poised to take on UPS, FedEx in delivery business  —  Amazon's full acquisition of a French package-delivery company, expected soon …
Jan 11, 2016, 6:05 PMIn context
Joseph O'Sullivan / The Seattle Times:
Washington Governor Jay Inslee says a programming glitch has caused as many as 3,200 inmates to be released early since 2002, by a median amount of 49 days   —  Inslee: Error releases more than 3,000 inmates early  —  Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday the Washington Department of Corrections …
Dec 22, 2015, 6:35 PMIn context
Jay Greene / The Seattle Times:
Amazon Books, the digital retailer's first brick-and-mortar store, to open in University Village Seattle on Tuesday with 5K-6K titles   —  Amazon opens first brick-and-mortar bookstore — at U Village  —  Two decades after it started selling books online, Amazon opens a shopping center storefront with books for sale on actual shelves.
Nov 2, 2015, 8:05 PMIn context

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