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Find the latest technology news from Seattle, the Northwest and U.S. by technology reporter Rachel Lerman, Microsoft reporter Matt Day, Amazon reporter Ángel González and the Seattle Times business staff.

Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:05:34 -0700


Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant arrives on Fire tablets

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:02:07 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s Fire tablets are getting the Alexa voice assistant. The previously announced feature will start rolling out to customers Wednesday. It’s meant to complement what users get on other Alexa devices, such as the Echo speaker. Through voice commands, users can get the news read out to them or listen to […]

Live updates from Microsoft’s 2016 Windows 10 event in New York

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:00:54 -0700

Microsoft is releasing details of upcoming features and software tools in a Windows 10 update. Also expected is a new, Surface-branded computer. We'll be updating this post through the day.

Pokemon Go boost limited as Nintendo cuts profit forecast

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:09:02 -0700

TOKYO (AP) — “Pokemon Go” is giving only a modest boost to Japanese video game maker Nintendo, which has slashed its operating profit and sales forecasts for this fiscal year citing lagging demand for game consoles like the Wii U. The Kyoto-based maker of Super Mario games said Wednesday that its net profit in April-September […]

Google Fiber halts expansion plans as chief steps down

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:26:03 -0700

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s parent company is halting operations and laying off staff in a number of cities where it once hoped to bring high-speed internet access by installing new fiber-optic networks. The company also announced that Craig Barratt, a veteran tech executive who led the ambitious — and expensive — Google Fiber program, […]

Uber’s self-driving truck makes its first commercial delivery: beer

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:39:37 -0700

Uber Technologies’ self-driving trucking unit, Otto, said it partnered with brewing giant Anheuser-Busch to carry 51,744 cans of Budweiser on a shipment through Colorado.

Apple’s quarterly sales fall, but forecast calls for gains

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:39:06 -0700

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After stumbling in 2016, Apple is betting on a better year ahead. The Silicon Valley tech giant is forecasting a return to growth in iPhone sales this winter, after a rare slump that dropped a wet blanket on Apple’s revenue and stock performance over the last three quarters. The company is […]

8 charged in theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones at Miami airport

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:55:03 -0700

MIAMI (AP) — Eight people have been charged in the theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones using a disguised tractor-trailer to steal the cargo at Miami International Airport. The FBI said in a news release Tuesday that the suspects were arrested in the Miami area. They face conspiracy to possess stolen goods and other federal charges. […]

AT&T says new streaming service will cost $35 a month

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:47:02 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T says a streaming service with more than 100 popular TV channels that’s coming out next month will cost $35 a month. That’s far less than the typical big bundle of channels on cable, which a recent survey from Leichtman Research Group says costs about $100, on average. But it’s comparable […]

More Amazon boom times expected in third-quarter report

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:42:00 -0700

The optimism surrounding the company’s financial performance comes as the stock trades at near record levels.

Google adds digital whiteboard to expanding device lineup

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:02:03 -0700

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has designed a giant touch-screen canvas for companies trying to make it easier for their employees to brainstorm as they work on team projects and other assignments. The product is called “Jamboard,” an allusion to its goal of replacing the physical whiteboards that companies have been setting up in meeting […]

Google Express aims to woo shoppers from Amazon on its own turf

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0700

As making deliveries becomes a sharp focus of activity among e-commerce companies, Google is expanding its Google Express service to other markets, including Seattle.

Beer run! Self-driving truck goes 120-plus miles on delivery

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:27:02 -0700

DENVER (AP) — Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world’s first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado. The company says it teamed with self-driving truck maker Otto and the state of Colorado for the feat. The trailer, loaded with Budweiser beer, began […]

Washington’s version of Silicon Valley startup founders

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:41:05 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s “18F” program to create its own version of a high-tech startup for government digital projects has foundered since its launch in 2014, losing nearly $32 million as its staff spent most of its time on unbillable work, according to a new inspector general report. The comparisons to some Silicon […]

Correction: Disruptive Cyberattack-Chinese Firm story

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:34:02 -0700

BEIJING (AP) — In a story Oct. 25 about a Chinese electronics maker’s recall of web-connected cameras sold in the U.S., The Associated Press erroneously reported that the company would recall 4.3 million units. The company has not specified how many units would be involved in the recall but a manager said it was likely […]

Could Obama’s next job be with Silicon Valley?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:27:42 -0700

With less than three months left in his presidency, Obama is preparing for a life after the White House that will most likely include a close relationship with Silicon Valley.

Buick breaks through: first U.S. brand in top 3 for reliability

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:16:45 -0700

General Motor’s Buick has become the first U.S. auto brand to crack the top three in Consumer Reports magazine’s reliability rankings in a survey long dominated by Japanese automakers.

Gov’t: Cybersecurity should be part of auto design process

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:22:03 -0700

DETROIT (AP) — The government’s highway safety agency says automakers should make cybersecurity part of their product development process by assessing risks and designing in protections. Companies also should identify safety critical systems such as engine control computers and limit their exposure to attacks, under best practice guidelines released Monday by the National Highway Traffic […]

Blurring effect comes to iPhone 7 Plus with software update

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:45:09 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is getting a new camera capability — the blurring of backgrounds to focus attention on people or other objects in the foreground. Apple first announced the “portrait mode” feature in September but it wasn’t available until the company released its iOS 10.1 software update Monday. It replicates […]

T-Mobile beats earnings estimates as subscriber growth outpaces Verizon

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:58:16 -0700

The Bellevue-based wireless carrier’s results signal that it’s managing to lure new customers with lower prices without punishing the bottom line.

NBCUniversal investing additional $200 million in BuzzFeed, report says

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0700

BuzzFeed commands a big audience, but it reportedly missed revenue targets last year.