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

Inside Seattle's female-only coding bootcamp

"Rather than hold a two-month intensive, the [Ada Developers Academy] program is a year-long approach to teach an all-female class how to code and how to work on a developer team."

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

Biomed developers plan for major new SLU lab

A big new lab building has plans to break ground in South Lake Union.

GEEKWIRE

The gauntlet: Lyft versus Uber

Both Lyft and Uber have been "locked in a price war" since they became popular a few years ago -- but the war between the two companies has escalated to a new level. 

GEEKWIRE

Tired of college tours? Try Google Street View

Google announced today that 36 university campuses are now viewable through Google Street View. 

GEEKWIRE

The role of robots in 2025

Will humans become obsolete? The Pew Research Center published a report on Wednesday exploring this question -- and a few others. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Judge's ruling wrecks world trust in Microsoft, U.S. tech firms

Just when some level of confidence in tech firms' storage of data was returning, a judge has said data stored overseas is fair game for U.S. authorities' grabs.

ZDNET

The Airbnb guest who came to stay

Under some state laws, renters acquire the right to stay pending formal eviction proceedings. In California, that happens after just 30 days. 

SLATE

Can the Koch brothers infiltrate Silicon Valley with climate change denial?

David Holmes writes, "The techno-libertarians of Silicon Valley should think twice about aligning with climate deniers."

PANDO DAILY

What happens to your online accounts after you die?

Should loved ones be able to login to your Facebook accounts after you die? A woman in Beaverton, OR sued Facebook to access her deceased 22-year-old son’s account. Now, the national organization that standardizes state laws is on track to endorse a plan that would grant family members access to the digital files of deceased relatives.

HERALD (EVERETT)

Will Adam Carolla hold out against lawsuit claiming a patent on podcasting?

If the nation's leading podcaster caves or loses, look out. 

WEEKLY STANDARD
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