Start Me Up

This SIFF Short Film Parodies Windows 95's Viral Launch Day Event

The viral video of Bill Gates dancing inspired a film by comedian KK Apple.

05/09/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Tech Talk

This Article Was Written by a Human

At the advent of the AI age, should creatives see the writing in the code?

03/08/2023 By Angela Cabotaje

Ready Player One

Halo World Championship Lands in Seattle This Weekend

The Halo: Infinite esports tournament, from Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries, arrives at the Seattle Convention Center and Twitch.

10/18/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Made in WA

A Suite of Seattle Tech's Ubiquitous Products

The HQ of Amazon and Microsoft can claim Windows, Kindle, and Xbox, among other inventions.

08/23/2022 Edited by Benjamin Cassidy By Seattle Met Staff

Feature

The Twisted Life of Clippy

In the ’90s, Microsoft created a cartoon paperclip that it quickly retired. Its developers never imagined the virtual assistant would become a cultural icon.

08/23/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

This Month in Seattle Tech

The Seattle Tech Workers and Crypto Billionaire Behind Approval Voting

Is voting for more than one candidate the iteration our elections need? Seattle Approves, an "approval voting" advocacy group, thinks so.

06/30/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

This Month in Seattle Tech

Amazon and Microsoft Bump Pay During the Tech Stock Crash

Falling share prices didn't stop Seattle's biggest companies from promising massive compensation packages, thanks to a persistently tight labor market.

05/31/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Currents

Seattle’s Worker Revolution Is Bigger This Time

From union drives to requests for remote work, employees are reminding their employers who is really essential.

04/28/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Office Politics

Seattle Companies Are All Over the Map on Vaccine Mandates

Amazon, Starbucks, T-Mobile, and others vary wildly in their approach to workplace safety after a recent Supreme Court ruling.

02/03/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

This Month in Seattle Tech

Why Microsoft Acquiring Activision Blizzard Is Such a Big Deal

The Seattle-based tech behemoth now owns the makers of Candy Crush and World of Warcraft—but the gaming company is embroiled in harassment allegations.

01/26/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Failing Slow

This Month in Seattle Tech: Xbox Turns a Mini Fridge Meme into Reality

The Facebook Papers, Amazon's autonomous Zoox cars, and a new VC for women-led startups round out Seattle's October tech news.

10/29/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

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