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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Drones can save trees?

A group of Washington college students recently built and tested a drone that can aid in forest conservation. 

KUOW-FM

Business in America may not be as "dynamic" as we'd like to think

Recent reports by Brookings, the University of Maryland, U.S. Census Bureau researchers, and other institutions suggest that, in spite of the "startup buzz," older firms are the ones surviving in today's U.S. economy.

THE ATLANTIC

Why do Apple and Google have different prying styles?

Has your smartphone recently asked for permission to acess personal data? Here's what those pesky notifications can tell us about Google and Apple's philosophies. 

QUARTZ

Amgen's out (and with it: 660 jobs in the WA biotech industry)

The largest biotech employer in the area, Amgen, is closing -- an event that "highlights the region's struggle to grow into a world-class biotech hub."

SEATTLE TIMES

Uber, Airbnb court business travelers

The Bellevue-based travel expense company, Concur, signed onto partnerships with Uber and Airbnb this week to make it easier for business travelers to bill their employers for rides and rooms.

GEEKWIRE

How power changes perception of time

Time is the great equalizer, but a UC Berkeley study found that people in power believe they have more time than others. 

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Is Zillow at brink of real estate domination?

Seattle-based Zillow could become an even bigger force in the real estate world if it moves forward with plans to acquire Trulia.

BLOOMBERG NEWS

Boeing accused of age discrimination

The union representing Boeing engineers filed charges of age discrimination against the company on Wednesday.

HERALD (EVERETT)

Businesses battle to dominate breakfast

Breakfast in America is changing — people are consuming less cereal, eating out more and growing more health-conscious. How are fast-food businesses like Dunkin' Donuts responding to the trends to come out on top? Taco Bell thinks their new waffle taco is the answer. 

WALL STREET JOURNAL

How Microsoft’s job cuts impact contractors

Microsoft’s massive layoffs don’t just affect formal employees. Geekwire takes a look at potential cutbacks on contract workers.

GEEKWIRE
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