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  1. Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update rollout will start April 11 — here’s what to expect

    03.29 / 13:07 geekwire.com Geekwire.com - Technology
    Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update will start rolling out on April 11 — including a 3D version of Microsoft Paint, performance optimizations for gamers, support for augmented reality headsets, new browser tools, a Windows e-book store, security and reliability improvements, and other features. The company announced the timing of the rollout this morning, along with a sneak peek of some of the new Windows 10 features. Microsoft says Windows 10 Creators Update will be available for …
  2. Woz in Seattle: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on automation, Steve Jobs, and Dancing with the Stars

    03.29 / 04:50 geekwire.com Geekwire.com - Technology
    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak – who is often credited with inventing the modern personal computer – thinks it will probably be “a couple hundred years” before we have machines that can do everything and run the world. Wozniak (“Woz” to those in the tech world) covered a wide range of topics during a keynote Q&A at the Digital Summit Seattle conference Tuesday at McCaw Hall in Seattle. He talked about Steve Jobs, Dancing with the Stars, and what it’s like to have a wax figure made of you. O…
  3. From startup to shutdown: 5 tips for entrepreneurs from billionaire Richard Branson

    03.29 / 03:32 geekwire.com Geekwire.com - Technology
    Hundreds of entrepreneurs and VIPs converged on Seattle’s Pioneer Square today to get advice from one of the world’s flashiest business leaders, Virgin billionaire Richard Branson. The panel discussion, titled “Business Is an Adventure,” featured local startup masters such as Hointer’s Nadia Shouraboura, CreativeLive’s Chase Jarvis and Jonathan Sposato of Picmonkey (and GeekWire). But Branson was clearly the star of the show, and based on the Twitter…
  4. Richard Branson fears that Donald Trump is ruining politics for business leaders

    03.29 / 02:15 geekwire.com Geekwire.com - Technology
    Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson is clearly unhappy with President Donald Trump – and he thinks that a different sort of business leader, such as former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, would have been much better for America. But the way Branson sees it, even Bloomberg may have a problem now. “There is a danger that Trump will have blown it for any business person to ever follow into the White House,” Branson told GeekWire today during an exclusive interview in Se…
  5. Fred Hutch researcher awarded $3.2M to test novel cancer-zapping radiation treatment

    03.29 / 02:15 geekwire.com Geekwire.com - Technology
    When it comes to destroying cancer, Dr. Damian Green doesn’t mess around. Green is a researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington, and his team is developing a way to use radiation to zap cancer cells that don’t respond to normal treatment. On Tuesday, he was awarded a $3.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to test out the cancer-zapping treatment, which could be a life-saving procedure for those with multiple myeloma, …
  6. How to boost women in business? There ought to be a law, Richard Branson says

    03.28 / 23:46 geekwire.com Geekwire.com - Technology
    To boost women’s status in business, Virgin billionaire Richard Branson says the United States and other countries should follow Norway’s lead and require corporations to put more women on their boards … or else. Having 40 percent women representation on corporate boards would be a good target to shoot for, Branson told GeekWire in an exclusive interview today. The British entrepreneur was in Seattle to celebrate the start of Virgin Atlantic’s nonstop air service…
  7. Want a window seat overlooking UW’s famed cherry blossoms? Just tune into this YouTube live stream

    03.28 / 22:28 geekwire.com Geekwire.com - Technology
    There are plenty of pretty sights to take in around Seattle, but for about a week near the end of March, few are prettier than the quad at the University of Washington when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. If you can’t get away from work or make it to the UW, let YouTube serve as a branch office of sorts. A live stream from UWTV offers a bird’s-eye view of the trees and the criss-crossing paths with Savery Hall in the background. Just open a browser window and pretend …
  8. Amazon exec shares secrets of company’s culture, tries unsuccessfully to keep his talk secret

    03.28 / 22:28 geekwire.com Geekwire.com - Technology
    Amazon offered a rare glimpse inside its culture on Tuesday at an entrepreneurship conference in Seattle — but also asked more than 600 attendees to keep the information shared by high-ranking executive Steve Kessel to themselves. As you can see from the tweets below, there’s no such thing as secrecy in the age of smartphones and social media, especially when someone is talking to a crowd. Kessel’s 45-minute presentation, at the 31st International Conference on Business Inc…
  9. Tech Moves: Amazon hires community engagement director; Marchex’s CRO resigns; and more

    03.28 / 21:13 geekwire.com Geekwire.com - Technology
    Amazon doesn’t have a great reputation when it comes to community engagement. It’s been at the center of public rancor over rapid development of its Seattle campus and the skyrocketing cost of living in the city, and for many years the tech giant kept quiet about its philanthropic efforts. But following a successful nonprofit expo in November and ongoing partnerships with homeless shelter Mary’s Place, that reputation is beginning to change. The company has been more v…
  10. Seattle tunnel machine Bertha is just days from breaking through to complete long journey

    03.28 / 20:02 geekwire.com Geekwire.com - Technology
    If you’ve forgotten what Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, looks like after all these years, get ready to see her face again soon. Bertha’s massive cutterhead is just days away from reaching the end of the 9,270-foot journey that has taken the machine beneath Seattle in a multi-year quest to build a new underground highway and replace the aging Alaskan Way Viaduct. On Monday, the Twitter feed associated with the machine announced that it was just 219 feet from reaching the …
  11. Study: Parents say Pokémon Go leads to more quality time with children, among other benefits

    03.28 / 18:45 geekwire.com Geekwire.com - Technology
    For many parents, the amount of time children spend immersed in video games can be a big concern. But a new study from the University of Washington found that families who played Pokémon Go together saw benefits far beyond a robust collection of lovable virtual creatures, including more exercise, more time spent outdoors and more opportunities for family bonding. The study collected information from 87 parents who regularly played the popular mobile-based game with their children. The game …
  12. Live Video: Watch Richard Branson’s excellent entrepreneurial adventure in Seattle

    03.28 / 18:45 geekwire.com Geekwire.com - Technology
    Not everyone can get in to the VIP business forum that Virgin Atlantic’s billionaire founder, Richard Branson, has organized in Seattle today – but anyone can watch what happens. Branson wants to throw a spotlight on Seattle’s entrepreneurial spirit during the hourlong event at Axis Pioneer Square, starting at 11 a.m. PT. Live video coverage will be provided via Ustream.tv. To watch the stream, go to Virgin Atlantic’s website, or to the airline’s Facebook page, or ju…
  13. How 1,200 volunteers on Slack are saving democracy, one data set at a time

    03.28 / 17:32 geekwire.com Geekwire.com - Technology
    Jonathon Morgan is a particularly devoted data scientist. He’s the founder and CEO of Austin-based data science startup New Knowledge, co-host of data science podcast Partially Derivative and a self-identified “do-gooder” who is always looking for ways to put his technical talents to work. So naturally, he gets a lot of questions from friends and podcast listeners on the same theme: How can I use my data science skills to make a positive impact in the world? Morgan told …
  14. GeekWire Calendar Picks: Meet the VC who ditched the Bay Area for Seattle; Feature Friday gets a new name; and more

    03.28 / 17:32 geekwire.com Geekwire.com - Technology
    This event goes out to all the financial geeks! A few months ago, GeekWire reported that Voyager Capital’s Seattle office had brought on James Newell, a Seattle native who was fresh off eight years as a startup investor in the Bay Area. Newell has been getting his feet wet in the Pacific Northwest startup scene, and this week he’s sharing some of the wisdom he’s gleaned in a fireside chat with Seattle Bank’s Josh Williams. Expect to hear some analysis of Seattl…
  15. BMW’s ReachNow car-sharing service launches new ‘Corporate Fleet’ at Seattle office tower

    03.28 / 17:32 geekwire.com Geekwire.com - Technology
    BMW’s ReachNow car-sharing service on Tuesday launched its first “Corporate Fleet” service at Seattle’s 8th and Olive office tower. Starting today, about 1,000 employees who work in the building will be able to access an exclusive on-demand fleet of BMW 3 Series and MINI Clubman ReachNow vehicles, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is designed to give employees more options for commuting. This BMW’s first swing at the Corporate Fleet model. It is al…