Category: Technology

YouTube’s still monetizing channels promoting pedophilia, Nazis, and extremist propaganda

More then 300 companies and organizations may have received a little more for their YouTube advertising buck than they’d bargained for, according to a CNN scoop. What happened? Companies like Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Adidas (among others) who paid to advertise on the platform found their ads appearing on channels promoting pedophilia, conspiracy theories, propaganda, and white nationalist hate speech.…

For investors, the future of education technology is now the workplace

ASU+GSV has become edtech’s largest industry-facing conference. (GeekWire Photo / Frank Catalano) SAN DIEGO — After several years of waiting for the K-12 market to grow faster, and a couple of years getting schooled in higher education, education technology investors seem to have decided edtech’s future is the workplace. At least that’s the sense of what has become the largest…

TLDR: U.S tech companies are hiring more foreign workers, Amazon reveals Prime membership numbers, Marvel at MoPOP

[Editor’s Note: TLDR is GeekWire’s daily news rundown, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today’s update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube for every episode, check back weekday afternoons for more, and sign up for TLDR email updates below.] Today’s featured stories Amazon’s visas for foreign-born workers surge 78% as H-1B approvals shift from Indian IT firms to US tech companies…

Techstars Seattle Demo Day: Check out our top 3 pitches from the startup accelerator

The 2018 Techstars Seattle class. (GeekWire photos / Taylor Soper) Nine years, 139 startups, $700 million raised. Techstars Seattle has become a mainstay of the local tech ecosystem for nearly a decade, helping groom early-stage entrepreneurs as they sharpen their pitches and build their business models. Nearly 140 companies have graduated since 2010 and have collectively raised more than $700…

Blue Origin CEO says next-gen BE-4 rocket engine meets technical requirements

Blue Origin’s BE-4 rocket engine is on display in Colorado Springs. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — For years, there’s been a big question surrounding the next-generation BE-4 rocket engine that’s being built by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture: Will it be good enough for United Launch Alliance, a crucial prospective customer? Now Blue…

100 Most Influential People, but just six covers: Microsoft’s Satya Nadella makes Time’s short list

The six different Time 100 Most Influential People covers, featuring, among others, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, top center. (Time Photo) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is among the artists, activists, leaders and visionaries (including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos) who made the cut for Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list this year. But he’s a step ahead of 94 of those…