100 Most Influential People, but just six covers: Microsoft’s Satya Nadella makes Time’s short list

The six different Time 100 Most Influential People covers, featuring, among others, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, top center. (Time Photo) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is among the artists, activists, leaders and visionaries (including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ...

Washington state’s economy ranked highest in the nation despite relatively low investment per capita

Aerial view of Seattle, Lake Washington, and Bellevue. (Flickr Photo / Joe Wolf) Washington state’s technology industry isn’t always considered in the same league as California’s. But a 2017 study getting renewed attention this week suggests that ...

Amazon’s visas for foreign-born workers surge 78% as H-1B approvals shift from Indian IT firms to US tech companies

Amazon was approved for 2,515 visas for foreign-born workers in fiscal year 2017, outpaced by only one other company in the highly competitive H-1B lottery. That’s a 78 percent increase over fiscal year 2016, according data from U.S. Citizenship and ...

New show: GeekWire’s ‘Elevator Pitch’ tests startup founders on 42-second ride up the Space Needle

GeekWire’s Elevator Pitch challenges startup founders to pitch their concepts in the time it takes to get to the top of Seattle’s Space Needle. Just 42 seconds. That’s all it takes to reach the top of Seattle’s Space Needle. And that’s the amount ...

Despite Trump tirade, Amazon consumer chief says U.S. Post Office deal is ‘a terrific partnership’

Amazon has publicly addressed its relationship with the United States Postal Service for the first time since President Donald Trump recently escalated his criticism of the e-commerce giant dealings with the USPS. Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon’s worldwide ...

TLDR: A ride-hailing app without surge pricing, meet Apple’s new recycling robot, James Comey to visit Amazon

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Tech Moves: Ex-Concur marketing chief jumps from Accolade to Axiom, both led by former Concur execs; PopCap VP lands at eSports startup Taunt

Tech Moves covers notable hires, promotions and personnel changes in the Pacific NW tech community. Submissions: tips@geekwire.com Jerame Thurik. (Axiom Photo) — Check out this Concur connection. Jerame Thurik, a former chief marketing officer at the ...