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Washington state sues Trump administration over student visa…

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaking at the 2017 GeekWire Summit. (GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong) Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced plans to sue the federal government over new rules that would ban international students from the U.S. if their course load is offered entirely online. The lawsuit ...

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Starbucks to require customers wear face masks inside its ca…

(Starbucks Photo) Customers who enter a company-owned Starbucks location in the U.S. will be required to wear a face covering starting next week, the coffee giant announced on Thursday. In a blog post, Starbucks said it was “prioritizing the health and well-being of partners (employees) and customers” as it continues ...

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Geeks Gaming for Good: What you need to know for GeekWire’s …

We’re just hours away until the kick off of Geeks Gaming for Good, an action-packed Rocket League tournament in which Seattle area companies will compete for glory, prizes and — most importantly — a prize pool that will support non-profits that are helping our region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Here are the Seattle-area tech companies that received a PPP…

Inside Rover’s HQ in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) A number of Seattle-area tech startups received millions of dollars from the federal government to help get through the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The Small Business Administration on Monday revealed data from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a CARES Act initiative “designed ...

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GeekWire Podcast: What pandemic? Tech funding stays strong; …

Here’s what we’re talking about on the GeekWire Podcast this week. Despite the pandemic, funding for Pacific Northwest tech startups remains robust in the first half of 2020. In fact, funding is ahead of last year. What gives? We consider whether COVID-19 is accelerating some companies into the new economy ...

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Godspeed, Alan Boyle: GeekWire’s science editor winds down d…

Alan Boyle at the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch in 2018 From the depths of the ocean floor to the launch pads of Cape Canaveral, Alan Boyle has entertained, inspired and informed GeekWire’s geekiest readers in unexpected and surprising ways. Now, after a distinguished career in daily journalism, including five years ...

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Marguerite Casey Foundation CEO: ‘Innovation isn’t only abou…

Marguerite Casey Foundation CEO and President Carmen Rojas (Marguerite Casey Foundation Photo) For many of us, innovation and technology go together like Tik and Tok. Carmen Rojas, the incoming CEO and president of Marguerite Casey Foundation, encourages people to think more expansively about what innovation means and to remember that ...

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Photo-sharing startup Trover, started by Rich Barton and acq…

(Trover.com screen grab) Trover’s traveling days are over. The photo-sharing hub for travelers, which began as a Seattle startup in 2011 and was acquired by Expedia in 2016, announced Wednesday that it is shutting down on Aug. 1. Rich Barton, left, and Jason Karas. (Trover Photos) Trover was started by ...

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