Category: Technology

Blue Origin announces satellite launch deal with Thai telecon startup Mu Space

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, announced yet another agreement to launch a telecommunications satellite with its next-generation New Glenn rocket in the 2020s. The latest customer is Mu Space Corp., a Thai startup that unveiled its plans for terrestrial and satellite-based broadband data services in the Asia-Pacific region just last month. “We have entered…

SpaceX’s Interplanetary Spaceship and Rocket simulation is out of this world

Elon Musk today gave us our first glimpse at what interplanetary travel and colonization could look like. In an Instagram post, Musk provided a series of five videos offering a look at a computer simulation of the SpaceX Interplanetary Spaceship and Rocket, and how it could, conceivably, one day shuttle humans between Earth and Mars. A post shared by Elon…

Startup Spotlight: This sensor-infused ball from Play Impossible encourages kids to be active

Photo via Play Impossible. Playing with a ball can be a lot of fun when you throw sensors and computer chips into the mix. That’s the thought behind Play Impossible, a Seattle startup that sells a smart, connected inflatable ball which links to a smartphone app and lets people play different physical games. The company launched last year and raised…

New Seattle mayor vows to participate in regional response to Amazon’s HQ2 ‘jolt’

Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess. (Seattle.gov Photo) Today, Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess reiterated the city’s plans to respond to Amazon’s search for a second North American headquarters, with King County leading the charge. He pledged to “respond to this Amazon challenge in partnership with King County” during a speech outlining his proposed 2018 budget before the Seattle City Council Monday. Burgess…

Gates Foundation sues software developer, claiming it billed $2.8M and built ‘nothing of value in return’

(Flickr Creative Commons Photo / Nam-ho Park) The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation filed a lawsuit against a California-based software company today, alleging that the company failed to deliver on its promise to build a new software platform despite billing the Gates Foundation $2.8 million for the work. The Gates Foundation is suing Saama Technologies on claims of fraud, breach…

Could Twitter ban Trump for violating its terms of service? Company forced to explain why it hasn’t

(Flickr / Gage Skidmore) President Trump had a busy weekend on Twitter, as usual. No real surprise there, but the language in at least one of his tweets generated enough user backlash to force the company to respond publicly on Monday about how its terms of service are applied. When he wasn’t mad at NFL players for taking a knee…

Ethereum co-founder and Mark Cuban participate in Unikrn’s custom-built initial coin offering

Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood. (Unikrn Photo) Some big names are participating in Unikrn’s unique initial coin offering. The Seattle startup launched an initial coin offering, or ICO, this past Friday and has already raised $25 million, Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood told GeekWire. Unikrn is selling virtual tokens called UnikoinGold that can be used on its platform to bet on esports…