India takes first 5G step after its 4G service is ranked world’s slowest

Faced with atypically slow 4G cellular networks, India has taken its first step towards higher-speed 5G service, as leading Indian carrier Bharti Airtel and China’s Huawei have successfully completed India’s first 5G network trial. Last week, India committed to finalizing its 5G roadmap by this June, and reportedly plans widespread 5G deployments in 2020. Conducted in[…]

Breathing new life into Seattle’s aged Pacific Science Center by running it like a startup

Pacific Science Center CEO Will Daugherty talks with Nick Ulring, a VR environmental artist with Hyperspace XR, about the startup’s construction of a VR experience at the Pacific Science Center. (GeekWire Photo / Lisa Stiffler) Is it possible to revitalize a beloved but frumpy 56-year-old organization by running it like a startup? Will Daugherty says[…]

Conservative group’s ad attacks ‘corporate welfare’ deals with Amazon in HQ2 cities

Amazon’s Seattle campus. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) The center-right millennial advocacy group, Generation Opportunity, is targeting Amazon in a new ad that will run in the U.S. cities vying for the company’s second headquarters. The ad criticizes Amazon for seeking government incentives from cities eager to land its $5 billion HQ2. “While small businesses[…]

See you later, Swype: Popular text input keyboard discontinued as Seattle creators lament its demise

The Swype keyboard revolutionized how mobile phone users input text through an easy “Swype.” Not many technology products become a verb, as in “I Googled it” or “We Ubered.” But mobile keyboard startup Swype, created in Seattle in the early 2000s by technology pioneer Cliff Kushler, achieved that status. At its peak, the company was the[…]