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My Frantic Life as a Cab-Dodging, Tip-Chasing Food App Deliveryman
I learned up close how the high-tech era of on-demand everything ... to an ice cream store in Times Square that turned out to be closed, Postmates paid me 61 cents for my wasted time, then took it ...
The internet has become a dark place. I want the old one back
The difference between the old web and the web today is that most of the power is now controlled by a small group of companies. These companies have exchanged free services for users' data and ...
Panic over Russian company’s FaceApp is a sign of new distrust of the Internet
Still, experts said, the FaceApp anxiety highlighted how quickly public attitudes about the Internet have changed ... tech firms employ engineers and other technical positions in Moscow. Samsung last ...
How Big Tech Swallowed Seattle
This, predictably, set off a frenzy, pitting New York, Austin, and other locales with well-established technology sectors against ... His company, Vulcan Inc., has built much of Amazon’s Seattle ...
Seattle rents for offices soaring much faster than elsewhere
But the city’s recent boom driven by Amazon and other tech companies has propelled ... square-foot office portion of a project underway next to Lake Union Park. Overall, tech companies now make up ...
Square’s secret office: Payments company’s Seattle outpost is the stealthiest tech outpost in town
Square CEO ... There have been a parade of big California-based tech companies coming to Seattle over the past few years, as most GeekWire readers know. Usually, those companies like to announce that ...
Amazon’s original boomtown: How the tech giant has transformed and outgrown Seattle
Thousands of new apartments house the workers brought to town by Amazon and other tech companies that have since ... close to 12 million square feet across 40 office buildings in Seattle by 2022. That ...
Amazon is taking over Seattle — and residents are calling it 'Amageddon'
That square footage would be spread out among more than 40 buildings in Seattle. With such a large footprint, Amazon has changed the once industrial area north of Seattle's downtown. In the process, ...
Goodbye, art: Seattle is a tech town now
Crosscut's third Arts Salon will focus on the intersection of technology ... now wrap around the plaza of the station in a classic, European manner, with a sort of “station square” in the middle. The ...
Seattle, the New Center of a Tech Boom
South, in Pioneer Square, is a cloud engineering outpost ... the increasing number of people getting rich at the area’s new tech companies would bring in a lot of angel investors in Seattle. “The big ...
Seattle, Then and Now (1891 to 2013)
The story of Seattle ... has continued to evolve. Its waterfront is now centered around recreational usage, while tax coffers benefit from the continued growth of companies like Amazon. There's little ...
New cornerstone of Burien's downtown stuck in financial limbo
But the project now is in a state of suspended animation. Its story presents all the elements of the nation's financial crisis in microcosm. Buyers have purchased six of Burien Town Square's 124 units ...