Category: Technology

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner on integration with Microsoft: ‘So far, so good’

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and LinkedIn Chairman Reid Hoffman. (Microsoft Photo) LinkedIn’s integration with Microsoft has “exceeded expectations,” propelling the business social network to record levels of engagement and the fastest revenue growth since its 2011 IPO, CEO Jeff Weiner said in an interview with CNBC Thursday. Microsoft closed the acquisition of LinkedIn, its largest buy…

There’s a new ride-hailing app in town: Moovn wants to challenge Uber and Lyft in Seattle

Moovn CEO and Founder Godwin Gabriel. (Moovn Photo) Godwin Gabriel believes the ride-hailing industry in America is ready for a new challenger. That’s why he began rolling out Moovn’s on-demand transportation app in Seattle in February. Gabriel lives in Seattle but as a Tanzania native, he saw African markets as the best place to begin growing Moovn. Uber and Lyft…

Seattle-based 8 Circuit Studios wants to build the Metaverse with the blockchain

A look at 8 Circuit Studios’ forthcoming blockchain-based survival game, “D-PARC.” (8 Circuit Studios image) Neal Stephenson’s 1992 novel “Snow Crash” was set, in part, in a massive multiplayer virtual reality called the Metaverse, where people could use specialized visors and gloves to meet up and hang out. The book is remembered for a whole lot of things besides this…

Geared Up Podcast: The HomePod bust and how Xbox’s backward compatibility gamble is still paying off

Three years later, Xbox’s backward compatibility for older games has become one of the console’s defining features. (GeekWire Photo) Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is struggling in the competitive smart home market, according to a new report. What led to its demise, and what can Apple do to get back into the smart speaker game? Plus, Amazon reveals how it assigns…

FoundationDB, a very interesting NoSQL database owned by Apple, is now an open-source project

Apple’s Seattle store, in University Village. (Apple Photo) Three years ago, database geeks were disappointed to learn that FoundationDB and its unique database product had been acquired by Apple. That all changed Thursday when Apple announced that the core of FoundationDB was being released as an open-source project. “We believe FoundationDB can become the foundation of the next generation of…