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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…

T-Mobile expands jobs, services for veterans

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Military families will receive nearly 50 percent off their phone bills as part of a new discount. By Seattle Times technology reporter T-Mobile has launched a campaign geared toward veterans, with a hiring…

Going deep to study exercise’s molecular nitty-gritty

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — About 120 scientists from around the U.S. are in Louisiana as part of a six-year, $170 million National Institutes of Health program to study the molecular nitty-gritty of…

Ethicist foresees choosing your baby from dozens of embryos

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter NEW YORK (AP) — So you want to have a baby. Would you like a dark-haired girl with a high risk of someday getting colon cancer, but a good chance of above-average music…

A NOAA ship crashed in Seattle’s Lake Washington Ship Canal Monday. Here’s what we know.

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Passing through the Montlake Cut, the research boat collided into the seafloor and concrete Monday morning, according to a NOAA spokesman. The estimated cost of damage remains unknown. By Seattle Times staff reporter…

Employees jump at genetic test, but it might not be a good thing

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Instacart, Nvidia, OpenTable, Salesforce, SAP, Slack, Stripe and Snap have offered the screenings as an employee benefit Levi Strauss & Co. introduced a novel benefit for employees at its San Francisco headquarters last…

Defense contract pits Amazon against the rest of Big Tech

RSS. Epeak Daily Epeak Daily Bitcoin OldTwitter Amazon is considered the favorite to win a major government contract, and its rivals are pushing back. A wide range of technology giants find themselves unified by a single concern: that Amazon has…

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