Review: Audio Technica’s ATH-M50XBT headphones deliver studio-level clarity in a $200 package

How do you improve upon something that’s already regarded by many as the best in its class? That’s the problem Audio Technica had with its legendary ATH-M50X studio headphones. Thanks to their crystal clarity and artisan precision, these cans have amassed an army of enthusiastic evangelists, ranging from professional producers and sound engineers, to everyday […]

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Navigating Cancer hires long-time tech exec Bill Bunker to lead oncology patient management startup

Bill Bunker. (Navigating Cancer Photos) Navigating Cancer has hired longtime technology executive Bill Bunker as CEO to help the Seattle-based company “realize the vision” for its oncology patient management software platform. Bunker takes over for co-founder Gena Cook, who told GeekWire that she will remain at the company as president and spend more time on […]

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Compass hiring 100 engineers for West Coast hub in Seattle, invading Zillow and Redfin’s turf

Compass’ smart real estate sign. (Compass Photo) Compass, the high-tech brokerage based in New York, has chosen Seattle as the home for its West Coast engineering operations, further boosting the region’s real estate tech cred. Well-funded Compass is looking to hire at least 100 engineers for the company’s “West Region Product and Engineering Campus” in […]

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Is Amazon selling facial recognition software to ICE? Exec fields tough questions at NY hearing

Amazon public policy vice president Brian Huseman speaks at an event earlier this month near Washington D.C., where Amazon announced that Northern Virginia and New York will split its HQ2. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) An Amazon executive did little to quell suspicion that the company sells its facial recognition software to federal immigration authorities […]

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ZeniMax and Facebook settle Oculus VR suit

Oculus Rift headset (Oculus Photo) It’s been nearly five years, but ZeniMax’s lawsuit with Facebook over the development of the Oculus Rift headset is finally at an end. ZeniMax announced Wednesday that it agreed to settle the suit. The terms of the settlement were not revealed. ZeniMax originally sued Facebook in 2014 when John Carmack, […]

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