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RealSelf raises $40 million for online plastic surgery review site

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter RealSelf, which offers an online marketplace where people can review plastic surgery procedures and discuss doctors, says the new financing will help it expand its service across the world. By Seattle Times technology…

Southern-resident killer whales’ inbreeding may devastate the population

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Just two males fathered more than half the calves born since 1990 to Puget Sound’s killer-whale population, and few females are giving birth in the three pods. Just two male whales fathered more…

Airbus, Bill Gates and others back Bellevue-based video imaging satellite venture

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter A new Bellevue-based venture aims to launch a constellation of satellites that will deliver real-time, continuous video of almost anywhere on Earth. It’s backed by Airbus, Bill Gates, Masayoshi Son and existing satellite…

Southern resident killer whales’ inbreeding may devastate the population

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Just two males fathered more than half the calves born since 1990 to Puget Sound’s killer-whale population, and few females are giving birth in the three pods. Just two male whales fathered more…

Amazon worker’s median pay in 2017: $28,446

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Amazon for the first time disclosed average worker pay, as part of a report mandated by federal Wall Street reform legislation passed after the 2008 financial crisis. By Seattle Times business reporter Amazon…

Amazon says it has more than 100 million Prime members

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Amazon for the first time disclosed the number of paying members of the retailer’s Prime service, which offers speedier order delivery and other perks. The figure, revealed in a shareholder letter, has long…

The Big One is coming to Los Angeles, but nobody knows when

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Seismologist Lucy Jones deploys arresting details to brilliant effect throughout The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them). She highlights the atavistic, beggar-my-neighbour responses disaster…

Seattle tech company Socrata bought by Tyler Technologies

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter “Substantially all” of Socrata’s 150 employees will join Tyler Technologies, a Tyler spokesman said. Tyler will keep Socrata’s offices in Seattle as well as its own offices in Renton. By Seattle Times technology…

Brain science institute at Brown receives $100M gift

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University’s brain science institute has been given $100 million to advance the understanding of the brain and what causes Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The…

Amazon inks deal with occasional rival Best Buy to sell Fire TVs

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Amazon is extending its partnership with Best Buy, announcing a deal to exclusively sell Fire-branded televisions at the electronics retailer’s physical stores. And for the first time, Best Buy will sell on Amazon.com’s…

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