Tech sector needs to face up to responsibility and embrace regulation – 10minmail

[ad_1] Microsoft President Brad Smith called on the tech industry to “step up and do more to address the challenges” that technology has created, speaking in an interview for the 10minmail Podcast about his new book, Tools and Weapons, written with Carol Anne Brown. (10minmail Photo / Todd Bishop) Microsoft President Brad Smith has a […]

Women leaders from tech and sports share advice for success in the workplace – 10minmail

[ad_1] From left to right: Angela Dunleavy-Stowell, CEO of FareStart; Celia Jiménez Delgado, Reign FC right wing-back; Kat Khosrowyar, Reign Academy head coach; Jana Krinsky; director of studio at Zulily; and Kelly Wolf, vice president of people at Zulily, speak at a panel discussion event hosted by Zulily in Seattle on Thursday. (Aria Thaker Photo) […]

Real estate tech startup Savvy Lane raises $2M with plans to keep moving into West Coast markets – 10minmail

[ad_1] Savvy Lane co-founders Beata and Andrew Miklos. (Savvy Lane Photo) Savvy Lane is making moves in the crowded field of companies using tech to disrupt traditional real estate practices. The 4-year-old Seattle startup announced this week that it has raised $2 million in a new funding round and plans to expand upon its West […]

Seattle Sounders goalie Stefan Frei saves some passion for off the pitch with art and tech pursuits – 10minmail

[ad_1] Seattle Sounders FC goaltender Stefan Frei in the studio where he creates his art. (Sounders FC Communications Photo / Mike Fiechtner) There is artistry in athletics. And certainly that is true for those who play goaltender in soccer — just go rewatch “The Save.” Now the man behind that iconic Seattle sports moment, Sounders […]

How a stealthy insurance tech startup bootstrapped its way to a $2.35B acquisition in less than 4 years – 10minmail

[ad_1] Michael Paulus (left) and Michael Rowell co-founded Assurance in early 2016. Less than four years later, they sold the company for $2.35 billion. (Assurance Photo) It started as conversations between two friends about how to improve the insurance and financial services industries for consumers. That idea turned into a company when Michael Rowell and […]

Prudential to buy Seattle-area insurance tech startup Assurance for $2.35B – 10minmail

[ad_1] Prudential to buy Seattle-area insurance tech startup Assurance for $2.35B – 10minmail By administrator September 5, 2019  10minmail, 235B, Assurance, buy, insurance, Prudential, Seattlearea, startup, tech Assurance CEO and founder Michael Rowell. (Business Wire Photo) Prudential Financial agreed to acquire Seattle-area startup Assurance for $2.35 billion, the companies announced Thursday. The acquisition will fold […]

The Irishman Had Robert De Niro Recreate GoodFellas Scene to Test De-Aging Tech

[ad_1] Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman took some pretty big gambles. The story spans multiple decades and the legendary director had to find a way to make Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci look young again. This was not an easy task, even with how good the technology is these days. But, in order […]

Why breaking up big tech hasn’t become a top campaign issue – 10minmail

[ad_1] U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren appeared in Seattle on Sunday, a few blocks from Amazon’s headquarters, and given the Democratic presidential candidate’s call to break up the online retail giant as part of a larger crackdown on big tech companies, we were anticipating fireworks. It didn’t happen. In fact, as we reported earlier this week, […]

How the growing U.S.-China trade war is forcing tech and product companies to get creative – 10minmail

[ad_1] A cargo ship pulls into Seattle’s Elliott Bay. (10minmail Photo / Kurt Schlosser) Months ago, long before President Donald Trump “hereby ordered” U.S. companies to find places other than China to make their goods, Seattle-based shoe and apparel company Brooks Running was already starting down that path. Not because of a presidential order, but […]

Y Combinator grad Preclusio automates how companies comply with tech privacy regulations – 10minmail

[ad_1] Preclusio co-founders John and Heather Wade. (Preclusio Photo) The scary truth about many technology companies is that for years they’ve been vacuuming up vast quantities of personal data without even knowing what they’ve collected, how it’s being stored and used, and what sort of safeguards protect it from hackers. But that’s changing. In January […]