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How Seattle Became the Hollywood of Video Games

A timeline of how Microsoft, Nintendo, and a fleet of talented indie developers placed Seattle at the center of the gaming industry.

09/17/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Wish You Were Here

With Music Venues Open Again, Will Livestreaming Keep Its Place?

Two Seattle tech startups—LiveMo and LoudSwell—are betting on the longevity of this Covid-era trend.

09/07/2021 By Stefan Milne

Failing Slow

This Month in Seattle Tech: Rover and Leafly Get in on the SPACtion

A tech exec's prison sentencing for PPP loan fraud and an Amazon-Microsoft battle over an NSA contract also highlight Seattle's tech news in August.

08/31/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Currents

It’s Getting Late to Opt Out of Washington’s Long-Term Care Program

The paycheck deduction has led many to seek private insurance. But the best financial route for some locals may be to do nothing at all.

08/17/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Failing Slow

This Month in Seattle Tech: Bezos Goes to Space and Jassy Takes Over

Plus: Photos that move, and a Google-Microsoft “cease-fire” ends.

07/20/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Fail Fast

At Seattle's Largest Companies, Juneteenth Doesn't Mean a Day Off

With a few exceptions, the private sector hasn't matched local and federal government recognition of the holiday.

06/18/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Group Chat

Is Seattle Mayor a Bad Job?

Why nobody seems to stick in our city’s top post.

02/25/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tech Titans

Jeff Bezos Just Crowned a New King of Seattle Tech

Introducing Andy Jassy, Amazon's soon-to-be CEO.

02/03/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Our Vaccine Mobilization Races Against a Coronavirus Mutant

The variant has arrived in Western Washington just as our big companies try to help. Is it too late?

01/25/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Explainer

How Will Climate Pledge Arena Live Up to Its (Boring) Name?

They don’t net any goals for an original moniker, but the partners behind the city’s new green dome will get plenty creative to nullify its carbon emissions.

10/05/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Amazon's Work from Home Policy Extension Heightens Downtown Distress

The tech giant's plan to stay remote through early 2021 will hit Seattle's core the hardest.

07/16/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

DOOM DOME

Why Can't Seattle Have an Arena with a Cool Name?

Amazon is renaming KeyArena "Climate Pledge Arena," because apparently we can't have nice things.

06/26/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Future Social Distancing?

NASA Awards Blue Origin a Moon Lander Contract for Our Next Big Lunar Trip

One giant leap for Jeff Bezos's Kent-based company.

05/01/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Startup Society

How a New Program Helps Seattle’s Big-Tech Workers Become Founders

Venture Out allows Amazonians and others to develop their company ideas without ditching their day jobs.

04/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

App to Aisle

The First Amazon Go Grocery Store Opens on Capitol Hill

The e-commerce giant debuts its latest checkout-free concept in Seattle.

02/25/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

E-Pocalypse

The Macy's in Downtown Seattle Has Closed

The iconic department store at 300 Pine is the city's latest brick-and-mortar to shutter.

02/24/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Review Your Purchase

PBS’s 'Amazon Empire' Is a Good Primer on the Seattle Tech Giant

The new two-hour Frontline episode covers the company’s fraught facets, even if it doesn’t further the investigation much.

02/20/2020 By Stefan Milne

News Wire

Amazon Reveals Its 2019 Financials as Olympia Weighs Big Business Tax

The tech giant's federal income taxes aren't staggering, but its other numbers are.

02/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

News Wire

Seattle's Progressive City Council vs. Amazon

Kshama Sawant's showdown with Amazon is poised to come to a head in 2020.

01/14/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Farewell 2010s

Seattle, You've Changed...Here's Why

Between legal weed and "the Cloud," the last 10 years in this city were a purple haze. Here's what happened.

12/30/2019 By Seattle Met Staff