Microsoft, T-Mobile band together with blockchain startups for new Cascadia Blockchain Council

Microsoft, T-Mobile band together with blockchain startups for new Cascadia Blockchain Council Square doubles down on Seattle, leasing downtown office space with room for 100 people Tech Moves: New Engen lands marketing chief; Cray hires product exec; Tableau exec joins Qumulo board; and more Amazon hiring 800 in HQ2 runner-up Austin Paul Allen’s immersive Holodome gets interactive with new zombie-hunting game that founder tested Remitly teams up with Visa to enable cross-border money transfers to debit cards How Lumotive will put metamaterials in self-driving cars, with Bill Gates’ backing Fashion rental startup Armoire aims to reimagine the dressing room experience at new pop-up store in Seattle Hearings on Boeing 737 MAX crashes focus on certification and pilot training This new health bot aims to spur behavioral change by using human-like compassion Amazon Web Services unveils pre-packaged containers that make deep learning models easier to run Why Microsoft is backing a major tax hike on itself … and Amazon No foolin’: Microsoft has had the last laugh and wants employees to lay off April Fool’s Day pranks Amazon’s Twitch launches Squad Stream feature to let up to 4 streamers play together Microsoft seized 99 websites from group associated with Iranian hackers Talkoot raises $1.6M to help Adidas, Under Armour and other big brands write product copy Funko teams up with AT&T to sell Game of Thrones figurines in telecom giant’s stores Impinj unveils next-gen tags designed to connect trillions of items to the internet Training workers in VR: Seattle startup Pixvana teams with cruise line operator to help train staff Digital health startup Xealth lands $11M to help doctors prescribe pretty much anything but drugs Why Microsoft is backing a major tax hike on itself … and Amazon VP Mike Pence sets 5-year deadline for landing Americans at moon’s south pole Funko teams up with AT&T to sell Game of Thrones figurines in telecom giant’s stores Quantum computing is coming: Here’s why Seattle needs to get our computer science workforce ready With its Elasticsearch distribution, Amazon Web Services sends more shockwaves through open-source software Google will open new Seattle campus this summer, just across the street from Amazon’s headquarters Fast-growing business texting startup Zipwhip leases new Seattle HQ with room for 500 people Pope Francis taps into tech’s higher power and helps write code alongside Code.org founder Microsoft’s M12 lays out investment strategy, aims to make the corporate VC community more ‘founder-friendly’ Microsoft and Adobe team up to take on Salesforce, leveraging LinkedIn for marketing and sales tools Pinterest cut a deal with Amazon Web Services that requires it to spend $750 million with the cloud leader by 2023 How the Silicon Valley tech invasion has reshaped Seattle’s startup landscape, 15 years after it began My, oh magenta!

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