Artificial Irrelevance

Could Coders Automate Away Their Own Work?

Microsoft now has a program with code that “writes itself.” A Microsoft vice president and a University of Washington data scientist weigh in.

09/20/2021 By Stefan Milne

Progress Bar

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

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

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

This STEM School in Redmond Is One of the Country's Best

Why Microsoft won’t have to look far for new talent.

03/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Shots, Shots, Shots

How Many People Have Received a Coronavirus Vaccine in Washington?

Vaccination numbers for King County and Washington.

02/25/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Out of Office

Microsoft's Redmond Campus Will Host a Coronavirus Vaccination Site

The company is making good on president Brad Smith's word.

02/05/2021 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

The Remote Link

What It's Like to Be a Virtual Seahawks Fan

Some lucky 12s offer a glimpse into participating in the “Fan Mosaic.”

10/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Remote Work

Microsoft’s Latest Teams Rollout Previews the Future of Video Conferencing

Simulated gatherings, more emojis, and fewer kid cameos in our increasingly virtual reality.

07/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Tech Triumphs

Microsoft Wants to Cancel Reply-All Email Blitzes

A new feature will block extreme cases at first before expanding.

05/15/2020 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

Women Making History

6 Seattle Luminaries on Their First Big Wins

From judicial prowess to championship bona fides.

11/26/2019 By Allison Williams, Allecia Vermillion, and Lily Hansen

Feature

Checking Out: Amazon, Microsoft, and the Future of Automated Grocery

Some of the region’s biggest tech players are racing to rewrite how America shops—again.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne Illustrations by Koren Shadmi

Silicon Valley Who?

To No One's Surprise, Seattle Is a Rich Tech Startup City

Young, wide-eyed tech bros can sleep a little better knowing they’re making more money than Jeff Bezos—sort of.

06/25/2019 By Lily Hansen

Arts Notice

Valley of the Boom Recalls When Bill Gates Was Tech’s Major Villain

National Geographic’s new documentary-drama miniseries tells about the early days of the internet and posits Microsoft as the bad guys.

01/16/2019 By Stefan Milne

Newsmakers

Perfect Party January 2019

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

12/18/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by David Wilson

Algorithm Nation

Artificial Intelligence Can Be Just as Biased as Humans

A growing group of data scientists is grappling with what’s fair—and how to fix it.

01/25/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke