Category: Technology

Report: Star of Amazon’s ‘Transparent,’ Jeffrey Tambor, quits amid sexual misconduct claims

Jeffrey Tambor in ‘Transparent.’ (Amazon Studios Photo) Jeffrey Tambor will not be returning to Amazon original series “Transparent,” according to a report from Deadline. The actor is leaving the Emmy-winning show after two members of his team accused him of sexual misconduct. He vehemently denies the allegations. Tambor plays Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman at the center of the “Transparent”…

Pacific Hyperloop keeps chugging along amid discussions on ultra-high-speed transit

An artist’s conception shows a Hyperloop pod parked at a transit station. (Hyperloop One Illustration) Pacific Hyperloop is moving ahead with its concept for tube travel between Seattle and Portland, in hopes of riding in the slipstream of the Pacific Northwest’s growing interest in ultra-high-speed transit. “If Seattle and Portland were just 20 minutes apart, what could we accomplish together?”…

How to prepare for the cryptocurrency revolution

Blockchain is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated technologies of our time. Much like the early internet, experienced technologists foresee blockchain as a vehicle to drive society forward. Implementations of secure, decentralized systems can empower us to conquer organizational issues of trust and security that have plagued our society for generations. In effect, we can fundamentally disrupt industries core…

Amazon marks 10th anniversary of original Kindle, the ’18-month project’ that took 3 1/2 years

Amazon’s original Kindle was launched 10 years ago today. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Amazon launched the original Kindle a decade ago today — a move that not only got the company into e-readers but also marked its first step into what has become a sprawling consumer hardware business. In a tweet Sunday morning, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos noted the…

Be smart — use big data for your small business

Large companies have already embraced the rise of data and analytics. An IDG study last year showed 78 percent of larger employers agree data collection and analysis have the potential to completely change the way they do business. But their smaller brethren still aren’t reaping the same benefits of real-time digital interconnectivity. According to an SAP-sponsored global survey of small…

Tennis legend Billie Jean King on the 3 common traits that lead to greatness

Billie Jean King, left, interviewed by Beth Brooke-Marciniak, EY Global Vice Chair ofPublic Policy at the EY Strategic Growth Forum. (GeekWire Photo) PALM DESERT, Calif.— Tennis legend Billie Jean King — who blazed a trail for equality and ushered in a new era for women’s sports in the 1970s — never perceived herself as a great athlete. “I never thought…