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    ‘Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick & Morty’: Wizards of the Coast debuts new boxed set at live play session
    <img width="630" height="436" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>A new boxed set from Renton, Wash.-based Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons vs. Rick & Morty, made its public debut at Neumos last week in Seattle. In a live play session, run by Wizards of the Coast’s Kate Welch, the players weren’t just playing D&D; they were playing as the cast of “Rick & Morty,” who were playing D&D, with Welch, playing as Rick Sanchez, turning out to be a particularly sadistic sort of old-school Dungeon Master. It was already weird. Then one of the characters contracted a bad case of “lycanthropickle,” which is more or less exactly… <a href="">Read More</a>
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    How Yapta CEO James Filsinger maintains culture while growing corporate travel startup
    <img width="1260" height="1260" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>When James Filsinger took over as president and CEO of Yapta, the Seattle-based online travel company had 15 employees. Seven years later, Yapta has grown more than fourfold, expanding to 70 employees. For the third year, the company is ranked among the 500 fastest growing North American technology companies, and 15th in Washington state, according to Deloitte. More than 8,000 corporate clients use Yapta to book travel and track related expenditures. Its revenue has spiked more than 300 percent from 2015-2018. The growth has created its own challenges. “The thing that I focus on most as we’ve grown is maintaining… <a href="">Read More</a>
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    Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 10, 2019
    <img width="1200" height="630" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="GeekWire Week in Review"><br>See the technology stories that people were reading on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 10, 2019.… <a href="">Read More</a>
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    A guide for startups to prepare for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
    <img width="900" height="601" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>This week, Microsoft announced that it will be implementing the upcoming California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) for all customers in the U.S. This is a big deal. The CCPA has sometimes been referred to as “GDPR-lite”, meaning that it’s a light version of the European Union’s General Data Protection Act. CCPA is important because it represents the first real, comprehensive privacy legislation in the U.S. And because the CCPA applies to all California residents, any company that works with data from California residents will be subject to it. Finally, because this is both the first comprehensive privacy regulation and it’s… <a href="">Read More</a>
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    Cisco CEO says it’s time to regulate the tech industry and that capitalism is currently ‘broken’
    <img width="1260" height="945" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>PALM DESERT, Calif. — Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins says the technology industry needs to be regulated, but that it’s going to take a new effort by the industry to build trust with regulators to make proper change. “It needs to be regulated, for sure,” said Robbins, who was speaking Friday at the EY Strategic Growth Forum. Robbins, who leads the 77,000-person tech juggernaut, said technology is the “underlying infrastructure for the economy” and because of that it needs regulation. “It’s no different than the criticality of the power grid or the telecommunications infrastructure or the banking systems,” said Robbins, speaking… <a href="">Read More</a>
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    From fish to coffee, how companies are using new technology for sustainable supply chains
    <img width="1260" height="840" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>Parker Townley, a Gonzaga University graduate who works for food certification organization Fair Trade USA, was in Peru visiting coffee and cacao farms last week. On a tour hosted by a cooperative that aggregates crops from 1,000 farmers, the co-op’s manager whipped out his smartphone. “He pulled up information about the farmer, his historical yields, what his cost of production looked like, and his earnings against that production — all of this information that they had implemented across 1,000 farmers in rural Peru,” said Townley, speaking on Friday at the Global Washington annual conference at Bell Harbor International Conference Center.… <a href="">Read More</a>
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    GeekWire Podcast: Amazon protests JEDI deal; Cortana reads email; Cosmic Crisp first taste
    <img width="1260" height="1260" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>This week on the GeekWire Podcast: Amazon is formally protesting a decision by the U.S. Department of Defense to award its $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract to Microsoft, suggesting that the Pentagon succumbed  to political pressure from President Donald Trump. Plus, Microsoft takes its Dreamers immigration lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court, what it’s like to have Cortana read your email out loud, and we get our first taste of the apple of the future, the Cosmic Crisp, before this new Washington state innovation hits store shelves next month. Listen above, or subscribe to GeekWire in your favorite podcast… <a href="">Read More</a>
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    Taste-testing the Cosmic Crisp, Washington state’s star-studded ‘apple of the future’
    <img width="1260" height="879" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt=""><br>The most hotly anticipated apple of the year has arrived. It’s not a iPhone, iWatch, iMac or iAnything. It is an actual fruit. Say hello to the Cosmic Crisp, a splashy new entrant into the world of tree fruits. The apple has already won over growers across Washington State, who have planted nearly 12 million trees in a bold bet that consumers will like it as much as they do. “It’s unprecedented. There’s never been an apple that’s been planted at scale so quickly,” said Kate Evans, a professor of horticulture at Washington State University and head of the breeding… <a href="">Read More</a>

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