Quantcast

Tech

Shocker: It’s mostly men moving to Seattle for tech jobs

For every four men who moved to Seattle for a tech job in the last decade, only one woman did, too, according to a recent analysis that looked…

The inside story of Gamergate — at the Crosscut Festival

We’ve all read horror stories about dangers lurking online, yet we still call for rides, meet dates and leave passwords or other intimate details in…

Rising political star Julián Castro headlines Crosscut Festival

In the fall of 2012, Julián Castro, the young mayor of San Antonio, Texas, stood in front of a packed stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, and gave a…

Best of 2017: Amazon earned Seattle’s hostility

This week Crosscut is running some of our best stories of the year, as selected both by our editors and by popularity with readers. Amazon’s recent…

Best of 2017: At City Hall, a massive department is mired in chaos

This week Crosscut is running some of our best stories of the year, as selected both by our editors and by popularity with readers. Last summer,…

What undoing net neutrality could mean for Seattle startups

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the Federal Communications Commission prepares to undo its net neutrality rules this week, large internet companies like AT&T and Comcast are…

Test riding Seattle’s bike shares: A guide

Hey Seattle — congratulations! In just five months, you’ve become a leader in bike sharing. Three private companies — Spin, ofo and LimeBike — have dropped 9,000 easily…

Are restaurants cheating on sales taxes?

When a Bellevue restaurant owner pleaded guilty this summer to using illegal software to cheat on his state sales taxes, it was the tiniest tip of a…

#StartUpsSoWhite — So these entrepreneurs are breaking barriers

On a Wednesday night at Seattle’s Impact Hub, a contemporary co-working space in downtown Seattle, the food and drinks are flowing as the DJ sets…

How Amazon earned Seattle’s scorn — and whether it’s deserved

In over eight years of meetings with voters, Seattle city councilmember Mike O’Brien has never heard a nice story about Amazon. Sitting in church basements…

The leader connecting communities through tech

David Harris is a dot connector. In 2009, Harris was feeling unfulfilled with his job at Microsoft so he left to become STEM Integration Program…

Amazon earned Seattle’s hostility

Amazon’s recent announcement that it plans to open a second headquarters “fully equal” to its Seattle campus has triggered a depressingly predictable flood of panic…

At City Hall, a massive department is mired in chaos

Last summer, a Seattle police officer called in to say his in-car network was down. No driving or arrest records could be checked. There was no…

State Legislature plans for the world of 5G

How fast Washington can boost its internet speeds and capabilities largely boils down to utility poles: unglamorous wood logs, stuck in the ground and usually…

For women in science, the challenges are personal

When Emily Levesque was 2 years old, her older brother was assigned a school project on Halley's Comet. It was 1986, and the comet was…

How Seattle’s March for Science came to be

What started out as the internet’s distraught reaction to the Trump administration's proposed environmental budget-cuts and Scott Pruitt's nomination to head of the EPA is materializing…

The Pokemon Go autopsy: It got people outside

The Pokemon Go craze took hold of the world last July. Children in Sweden, parents in Bangkok, college students in Seattle. Everyone was intrigued and…

Washington fights for internet privacy that Congress took away

On Monday, President Donald Trump signed a law that allows internet providers to sell your personal information without your permission. On Tuesday, Washington legislators from…

Robot cars: panacea or plague?

The robot cars are coming, like it or not. And local researchers say Seattle better be prepared. From BMW to Ford, car companies say they…

A co-working space — with sippy cups

Early last year, I toured three spiffy co-working spaces downtown, looking for a shared office space. I had spent most of my early career employed…

Can you hear me now? Legislature may help phone service

A massive new cellular network — with up to 1,200 transmitters in Downtown Seattle alone — could be on the way, possibly with a big…

O Trump! Have you sent Seattle’s tech to Canada?

It was a Friday afternoon when Donald Trump issued his most controversial order, banning immigration from seven countries. Reaction was swift, as thousands of protesters…

Could data solve Seattle’s biggest problems?

Dreary winter weather, left-leaning politics, a tech-focused economy: These are all things Seattle and Vancouver (the one in B.C.) have in common. Sure, Seattle may…