Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest. Send tips or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. His column runs Monday, and his commentary appears all week in his blog.
After several difficult years, Nintendo may be one of the comeback stories of the year. It has managed to reinvigorate itself with new titles featuring classic characters that appeal to now grown-up gamers who can play the games with their families.
I just spent a few weeks living with a PicoBrew Zymatic, the cloud-connected, robotic beer-making machine developed in Seattle by veterans of Microsoft and the food industry.
Tech companies are offering a surprising amount of freebies this holiday season and handing out stuff that might otherwise cost hundreds of dollars.
Tableau Software in Seattle announces creation of foundation with assets of more than $20 million.
Giving someone a Fire Tablet or Fire TV device is not the same as presenting them with a cellphone that ropes them into a two-year, $1,500 wireless plan. But either way there are follow-on costs to these gifts.
The national debate on net neutrality can be viewed through the work of a Pioneer Square startup that’s building tools that help develop ways to cover the cost of data delivery.
Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studio drives innovative games for the racing genre, timed for the release of new machines, such as the Xbox One, when the quality of racing simulation games helps people gauge how much the graphics capabilities have improved.
A a quirky L-shaped camera from HTC and designed in Bellevue may be a surprise holiday gift hit.
The new wearable computing device Microsoft introduced last week is more than a fitness tracker and activity monitor. It appears to represent a shift in how the company approaches the market.
UW computer-science faculty members Joshua Smith and Shyam Gollakota are starting a company to produce wireless, battery-free sensing devices that could go on sale within a few years.
Steve Ballmer and Tim Cook were both “business guys” who took over huge tech companies from brilliant founders who built unmatchable brands. And their approach to their businesses may have more similarities than many think.