Jaws Musical Bruce Set to Hit the Seattle Stage Next Year

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Bruce is the new musical from the Seattle Repertory Theater based on Jaws ’ screenwriter Carl Gottlieb’s memoir The Jaws Log. Read more.

Instacart Sues Seattle Over Hazard Pay for Delivery Workers

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After the proposal received unanimous support from the city council, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan last Friday signed in local ordinance 119799 , the seemingly unimpeachable purpose of which was to impose “premium pay” for gig workers delivering groceries during the ongoing pandemic.

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Many 'Flu' Cases in Seattle This Winter Were Actually Covid-19, Study Finds

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Researchers found that a substantial portion of people, including children, in Seattle who were suspected of having the flu this past winter likely had covid-19 instead. covid 19 coronavirus science seattle fluThe start of the covid-19 pandemic in the U.S.

Tax Amazon's Successor Passed Seattle's City Council, and You Can Already Guess What It Does

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If ever there was a time to redistribute some of that wealth, it’s now, and it seems that experiment in equity will begin in Seattle. good news seattle amazon kshama sawant jumpstart covid 19

8i Appoints New CEO, hints at Holographic Telepresence Research in Seattle

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This year will also mark the true beginning of the company’s western expansion, beginning with a brand new United States research office in Seattle, Washington and a US headquartered in Los Angeles, California. More can be learned, however, about the Seattle office based on who exactly it will house. Loop closes his post by writing that he is joining 8i in Seattle specifically to study this problem and, hopefully, discover a meaningful and scalable solution.

Oculus Education Launches Pilot Programs In Taiwan, Japan, Seattle

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Oculus Education continues its ongoing streak of generosity with the expansion of its educational pilot programs to Taiwan, Japan, and Seattle. Partnering with Seattle Public Schools, specifically Ballard High School and Franklin High School, Oculus hopes to kick off the 2018-2019 school year right with a VR creation and learning program designed to prove the technologies relevance in the classroom.

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Seattle becomes 2nd U.S. city to guarantee Lyft and Uber drivers a minimum wage

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Seattle joined NYC as the second city in the Unites States to guarantee Lyft and Uber drivers a minimum wage. The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a city ordinance Tuesday to pay drivers on ride-hailing platforms such as Lyft and Uber a minimum hourly wage of $16.39

Oculus Launches New Education Programs In Seattle, Japan and Taiwan

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The company today announced Oculus Education pilot programmes for Taiwan, Seattle and Japan, all with different objectives. In Seattle, meanwhile, Oculus is partnering with the Ballard High School and Franklin High School for a collaborative project in which students will create their own educational VR content which itself will be used in classrooms.

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Educational VR Comes to Seattle’s Pacific Science Center

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Working out of a modest two-story house tucked away in a historic Hollywood neighborhood, Christian Bretz is giving me a demo of his Stonehenge VR experience, just days before he has to pack up everything and make the journey to the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. The post Educational VR Comes to Seattle’s Pacific Science Center appeared first on VRScout. You can take a virtual trip to Stonehenge and snap a selfie in the process.

Whole Foods Launching Amazon Palm Reader Payment System in Seattle

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Whole Foods will launch a palm reader payment system at its Madison Broadway location in Seattle today and has plans to roll out the biometric program at seven more stores in the coming months, according to an announcement early Wednesday.

Preserving The Art Of Black Lives Matter Using AR

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And thus the AR art show was born, offering the Seattle public a chance to explore the powerful messages of BLM while adhering to social distancing safety protocols. “It’s News Android AR AR Art AR Art Exhibit Augmented Reality Black Lives Matter BLM BLM Art GGO iOS Seattle Design Fest

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HaptX raises $12M in growth funding, opens new Seattle-area HQ

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REDMOND, WA, – HaptX, the leading provider of realistic haptic technology, today announced a Series A-1 financing round of $12 million along with new headquarters in the Seattle area. The post HaptX raises $12M in growth funding, opens new Seattle-area HQ appeared first on HaptX.

Uber and Lyft Will Have to Pay Minimum Wage in Seattle

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Let us give thanks to Seattle’s City Council, which voted unanimously yesterday to force Uber and Lyft to pay their drivers the equivalent of local minimum wage and lifted the spirits of a sleep-deprived doomscrolling nation.

From NYC to Seattle, Apple’s City Charts show which tunes have residents rockin’

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Apple Music is bringing more local flavor to its charts feature with a new City Charts section. It captures the daily top 25 tracks for more than 100 cities. Apple Home Theater Music Apple Music charts cities streaming music services

Magic Leap Expands to Switzerland with New Optics Center, Reveals More About Seattle Facility

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Facing mixed reviews for the Magic Leap One, Magic Leap has already returned to the lab to improve on the device's successor. On Monday, in a bid to facilitate further innovation and spread its physical footprint, Magic Leap revealed a new Center of Excellence in Lausanne, Switzerland, which will expand the company's overall research and development capacity. Magic Leap says it selected Lausanne because it is a "hub for innovation and forward-thinking technological developments.".

Inaugural Impact Reality Summit Taking Place in Seattle Next Week

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Vulcan Productions and Kaleidoscope their inaugural Impact Reality Summit in Seattle, WA, focused on promoting immersive storytelling with a powerful impact. . While all eyes might be on Las Vegas next week for the annual CES technology event there’s plenty of other shows going on.

Oculus to Donate Rift & Go to Learning Institutions Across Seattle, Taiwan, & Japan

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Oculus recently announced the’ll be expanding their educational pilot program by donating Oculus Rift and Oculus Go headsets to a number of educational institutions across Taiwan, Japan, and Seattle. ” Nearby the company’s upcoming Seattle-based Oculus hub , Seattle Public Schools will see a special VR creation course and learning program, which is said to feature student and teacher collaboration across Seattle’s Ballard High School and Franklin High School.

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Owner of Seattle’s New VR Lounge Wants To Drive Awareness of VR

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Seattle’s carbon-neutral NHL venue will be Climate Pledge Arena, thanks to Amazon

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We’re naming it Climate Pledge Arena as a regular reminder of the urgent need for climate action'. News Amazon carbon neutral Jeff Bezos NHL

Ex-Bungie Developers Raise $3.5 Million For VR Startup Polyarc

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Chilling Report: Amazon and Starbucks Planned a Joint Chain of Cafes

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amazon starbucks 3d publishing whole foods retailers retailing coffee in seattle companiesAmazon has an idea, reportedly: Starbucks. Business Insider has obtained an internal Amazon document showing that Amazon and Starbucks had planned a joint operation, a cashierless cafe of sorts.

Seattle Startup Viar360 Coming Out To Public with an Immersive Journalism Platform

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But one Seattle-Slovenian startup has solved that issue. The post Seattle Startup Viar360 Coming Out To Public with an Immersive Journalism Platform appeared first on Infinityleap - Technology stops for no one. Virtual Reality and 360˚ video have already stepped into our lives and by now there are a couple of big players who are utilizing the power of this medium.

Amazon Prime Video secures streaming deal with MLS team

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Home Theater News Amazon Prime Video MLS Seattle Sounders FCAmazon Prime Video will stream the MLS team's content for three years.

Alaska Airlines Flight Forced To Evacuate After Passenger's Samsung Phone Caught Fire

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On Monday, an Alaska Airlines flight was forced to evacuate all 129 passengers after landing at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport after one of those passenger’s phones caught ablaze. Another day, another story of a Samsung phone turning into a ticking time bomb.

‘Defy Distance’ Put To The Test As Coronavirus Forces Facebook To Work At Home

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A contractor at Facebook’s Stadium East office in Seattle was recently diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease (caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus) and now all employees of the company working in Seattle are encouraged to work from home until the end of March.

18 Names for Amazon’s ‘Climate Pledge Arena’ That Would’ve Made More Sense

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Valve Plans First Wave Of Index Hardware To ‘Arrive To Homes On June 29’

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Tagged with: Bellevue , seattle , shipping , valve index Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Valve Plans First Wave Of Index Hardware To ‘Arrive To Homes On June 29’ appeared first on UploadVR. Valve VR Industry News Bellevue seattle shipping valve indexValve’s goal is to have the first wave of Index hardware arrive to homes on June 29.

Rec Room’s Stunt Runner Racing Activity Now Live On All Platforms

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The Seattle-based startup behind the social club continues to develop new tools and activities for players to use in Rec Room with Stunt Runner just the latest. Experiences Gaming rec room seattle Stunt RunnerRec Room’s newest activity Stunt Runner is now available on all platforms. The fast-paced racing game pits up to four players trying to outrun one another across a series of obstacle courses.

SEA VR Rebrands as ‘Immerse Technology Summit’, Returns October 11th

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As with last year’s competition, VR startups will present their ideas to a panel of Seattle area investors in the hopes of earning a meeting with the venture capitalists from Madrona Venture Group , Vulcan Capital and Qualcomm Ventures. News News Bits VR Event VR Industry immerse technology summit sea vr seattle vr conference seattle vr event seavr vr conference

Facebook buys game studio BigBox VR

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Facebook has bought several virtual reality game studios over the past couple years, and they added one more to their portfolio Friday with the acquisition of Seattle-based BigBox VR.

Top Investors Discuss VR and AR Strategies and Opportunites at IMMERSE 2016

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Business leaders gathered at this year’s Seattle based IMMERSE Summit ( previously Sea VR ) to explore how VR/ AR and Mixed Reality is transforming manufacturing, design, education, health and medicine and much more. SEE ALSO Madrona Venture Group on Why Seattle is a Hotbed for VR and AR. It’s similar to the strategy that Madrona has in Seattle because they are the beacon for anything in the Pacific Northwest.

WNBA teams walk out during anthem, dedicate season to Breonna Taylor

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More about Black Lives Matter , Wnba , New York Liberty , Breonna Taylor , and Seattle Storm. Black Lives Matter Wnba New York Liberty Breonna Taylor Seattle Storm

15 Stunning Videos of the Pacific Northwest's Mystery Light Show in the Sky

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spacex musk rainier fog albums geography of the united states seattle technology internet cities in the united states portland oregon alice in chains albums facebookPeople in the Pacific Northwest were treated to quite a light show in the sky on Thursday night shortly before 9:00 p.m. local time, midnight ET.

Who’s building the grocery store of the future?

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Amazon’s first act was its Amazon Go store, which opened in Seattle in early 2018. Christopher Wan. Contributor. Share on Twitter.

VR at PAX West 2016: What’s There and How to Find It

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Seattle’s annual PAX West 2016 gaming convention starts tomorrow with VR once again expected to have a significant presence. PAX West returns to Seattle this September 2-5 at the Washington State Convention Center, and this year, virtual reality will be more prominent than ever. Road to VR will be at PAX West in Seattle covering the show.

Smartphone fire on Alaska Airlines passenger jet prompts evacuation

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A smartphone caught fire on an Alaska Airline passenger plane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday, prompting an emergency evacuation of the jet.

What California's Weather Whiplash Looks Like

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The system has brought punishing rain and wind to areas from the Bay Area to Seattle. A combination bomb cyclone and atmospheric river event has hit California and the rest of the West Coast. Read more.