The L.A. Unified School District is under scrutiny for agreeing to purchase $30M in iPads for students. The plan was approved Tuesday by the Board of Education, who are using funds from a 2008 voter-approved bond issue to upgrade school technology.
For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose unabashed dreams of building a cannabis empire might attract unwanted attention from the federal government or a backlash that could slow the marijuana reform movement across the country.
Microsoft’s Office software package is coming to the iPhone for the first time Friday, offering people the ability to read and edit their text documents, spreadsheets and slide presentations at the doctor’s office or at a soccer game.
With the opening of Washington’s first charter school likely 15 months away, more dollars from Seattle’s tech economy are flowing toward groups that want to change the way the state thinks about public schools.
Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates is urging Australia to boost foreign aid following the country’s announcement that it was delaying a pledge to increase overseas aid spending.
Redmond-based Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, a next-generation entertainment console that promises to be the one system households will need for games, television, movies and other entertainment. It will go on sale later this year.
Microsoft says a planned update to its Windows 8 operating system will be made available for free later this year.
Microsoft is retooling the latest version of its Windows operating system to address complaints and confusion that have been blamed for deepening a slump in personal computer sales.
Grab your helmet and hit the road! Washington is the most bike-friendly state in the country for the sixth year in a row, according to the annual report by The League of American Bicyclists.
Corporate sponsors have revived plans for a big Fourth of July fireworks show in Seattle that will be produced this year and into the future by Seafair as part of the city’s annual summer celebration.