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Danny Westneat / The Seattle Times:
A look at some of the plans submitted by 238 municipalities in Amazon's HQ2 contest, offering big tax breaks, free land, and special access to public resources   —  A review of some of the bids to woo Amazon's HQ2 to other cities and states shows it's not all about the money.
Nov 28, 2017, 7:30 AMIn context
Matt Day / The Seattle Times:
Tableau reports Q2 revenue of $212.9M, up 7.2% YoY, and a net loss of $42.5M, compared with $47.5M a year ago, says subscription sales are up 16% YoY   —  The Seattle company, which sells data analytics software, exceeded analysts' expectations for the second quarter.
Aug 2, 2017, 8:01 PMIn context
Matt Day / The Seattle Times:
Microsoft unveils $10B Rural Airband Initiative to bring better broadband to 23.4M Americans, to start efforts in 12 states by offering seed money to local ISPs   —  In an event scheduled for Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Microsoft plans to propose using technology it helped develop as a cornerstone …
Jul 11, 2017, 2:50 AMIn context
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

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