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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

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October 1, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Microsoft’s visa plan: More needed

I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. That’s the gist of Microsoft’s ambitious proposal to revamp U.S. immigration policies regulating the flow of foreign tech workers into the country. Microsoft wants the government to let companies bring in more skilled workers from overseas with special visas. It also wants the government to release…

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Comments | Topics: Apple, Asia, Billionaire techies

September 17, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Google filling Kirkland campus, more growth planned

Fishing’s still pretty good in Seattle, if you’re trying to catch a software engineer. Every month, it seems, another out-of-state tech company arrives on the shores of Lake Washington or Lake Union and throws out a line. There’s concern about whether there’s enough fish in the pond, especially with demand for software engineers outpacing the output of…

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Comments | Topics: chrome, Chrome OS, Education

May 22, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Washington tech jobs pass 400k, average pay $95k

More than 400,000 people now work in the state tech industry, according to a new study released by the Technology Alliance at its annual luncheon in Seattle. The trade group found 396,818 people are directly employed in tech jobs, up 15,272 from its 2010 study. This year it began tallying self-employed tech workers, which brings the total…

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October 19, 2010 at 10:29 AM

Intel to spend billions on NW factories and jobs

Talk about an economic stimulus package. Intel today announced plans to spend $6 billion to $8 billion to expand its U.S. manufacturing, including Oregon’s first new chip factory since 2003. The company’s building a new research and development facility in Hillsboro and upgrading others to start manufacturing 22-nanometer chips next year, according to Mike Rogoway’s…

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March 4, 2010 at 2:56 PM

Microsoft’s Ballmer to UW students: E-mail me for a job

Cloud computing was the focus of Steve Ballmer’s talk at the University of Washington today, but the Microsoft chief executive was also doing a little recruiting. Ballmer told the packed house at the computer science department’s Paul G. Allen Center that Microsoft is the area’s biggest local employer and “we’d love to have you.” “Send me…

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Comments | Topics: Billionaire techies, Education, hiring

September 9, 2009 at 2:01 PM

Apple squeezings: Tart & juicy coverage highlights

Sounds like a thin batch of Cupertino cider today, judging from the testy coverage of Apple’s hyped “rock and roll” press conference today. Silicon Alley Insider: “Good to see Steve again. But a snooze fest for any Apple fans expecting new, must-buy products.” Engadget on the new iPod nano: “We came and we saw … but there’s…

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