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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with comments from Pedro Domingos and additional information. … Read more
The news: A group of seasoned entrepreneurs and technologists have teamed up to lead a new Seattle startup that aims to “supercharge your productivity.” The Details: Augment AI Corp is still in stealth mode, but GeekWire has learned that the startup has just raised a $ 3.45 million funding round and is exiting the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) incubator from Seattle. … Read more
Amazon has leased another large office space in Redmond, Wash., According to a permit filing that names the tech giant as a future tenant of a building under renovation in the Redmond Hilltop Business Park. … Read more
Amazon is helping its home state of Washington, which today announced it will distribute 5.5 million rapid tests as the number of COVID-19 cases hits record highs. … Read more
Almost all of us have items that we don’t want or need, and the recent holidays may have added a few goods to the pile. … Read more
Birkan Uzun, a former software engineer at Amazon who joined Seattle’s Madrona Venture group last year and was looking to climb the seven highest peaks on the seven continents, died in a skiing accident outside of Bend on Friday. , Oregon. … Read more
In a time of heightened uncertainty about the future of work and physical office spaces, the founder and CEO of Seattle-based outdoor retailer Evo is doubling what it takes to attract people. … Read more
Two weeks after launching over Christmas, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope finished unrolling today, delighting astronomers in the process. … Read more
Amazon says it’s testing a new professional-grade device that can extend the range of a single access point in its Sidewalk neighborhood wireless network up to 5 miles or more. … Read more
Relativity Space, the Seattle-based startup that is currently building 3D printed rockets in Southern California, enlisted a Microsoft executive to lead its growing software engineering team and develop its “system of software”. factory operation ‘powered by AI. Scott Van Vliet, who led the team behind the Microsoft Teams collaboration platform as corporate vice president, will oversee more than 150 Relativity employees in its integrative software and additive manufacturing teams as a senior vice president of software engineering. … Read more