Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Amazon rebrands Twitch Prime to Prime Gaming as part of video game perk for...

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Amazon rebranded a video game-related benefit for Prime members on Monday, renaming Twitch Prime to Prime Gaming. Prime Gaming will offer more new content and free games, plus a m...

DoD requests one month extension on JEDI reevaluation decision

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The federal government wants more time to sort through a legal dispute over the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project. The DoD is asking to extend the...

Amazon reveals ‘confidential’ podcast plan in mass email; shows must agree not to disparage...

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Amazon Music and the tech giant’s Audible subsidiary plan to offer podcasts from third-party content providers directly on their platforms, significantly expanding their audio o...

Amazon expands ‘Project Zero’ anti-counterfeit program that Bezos cited in antitrust hearing

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Amazon is taking its “Project Zero” anti-counterfeit program to seven additional countries, expanding a program designed to help brands fight fake products, amid heightened sc...

Most Seattle tech companies are actively hiring despite the pandemic, analysis shows

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Even with the ongoing economic and health crisis, a majority of Seattle’s tech companies are still hiring. Adam Schoenfeld. That’s one takeaway from the Seattle Startup Hiring...

How Seattle sock startup Strideline pivoted to masks — and dealt with an unfortunate...

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As part of a pivot during the pandemic, to ensure that it could avoid major layoffs and stay in business, Seattle sock company Strideline turned to making masks. Since the end of ...

Startup-assisted microschools ease remote schooling pain, but could widen academic divides

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With K-12 schools reopening now and over the coming weeks, parents are facing a COVID-driven misery they’d hoped was behind them: a return to remote schooling. Challenging at an...

Seattle startup WiBotic secures FCC approval for wireless system to charge robots, drones and...

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WiBotic, Seattle-based makers of a wireless charging system that uses high-power transmitters and receivers to power up batteries on drones, robots and more, has received authoriz...

Samsung and Microsoft deepen partnership with phone-to-PC app integrations and xCloud gaming

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Samsung and Microsoft are cozying up even more. The two tech giants on Wednesday unveiled deeper integrations between their services and products, including the ability to use mob...

How much should Microsoft pay for TikTok? M&A experts, venture capitalists weigh in on...

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The clock is ticking on TikTok. With a Sept. 15 deadline looming on the social media sensation, technology pundits are trying to answer a multi-billion dollar question: How much s...
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Democrats want to restrict political ad targeting ahead of the 2020...

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On Tuesday, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced a bill that would upend political advertising on platforms like Facebook and Google. The Banning Microtargeted Political Ads Act ...

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