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Women In Business
3:24 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Forget Karma -- Use These Salary Negotiation Strategies Instead

Ross Reynolds speaks with Sara Laschever, co-author of  the book, "Women Don't Ask," about some strategies for women to become more comfortable in salary negotiations. 

At a conference on Thursday for women in tech, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella advised women who aren't comfortable asking for a raise to have "faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along. That's good karma. It will come back." Nadella has since apologized for his comments, and added that, upon reflection, he realized that the best advice is, "If you think you deserve a raise, you should just ask.

Week In Review
1:40 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Be Patient While We Review This Week's News (It's Good Karma)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella found himself on the receiving end of negative backlash due to his remarks on women asking for raises.
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Thursday women are better off not asking for a raise because they’ll be rewarded in the long term. The U.S. Supreme Court considers when workers are on the clock. Plus, Amazon wants to test drones, a Seattle church protests pot next door and Bill Radke recalls the musical ride of Paul Revere with Knute Berger, Eli Sanders, Joni Balter and Luke Burbank.

Technology
3:36 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Microsoft Made Bank On Samsung, But Not By Selling Phones

Ross Reynolds talks with GeekWire co-founder and editor, Todd Bishop, about the latest in tech news.

Tech News
2:31 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

It's Out With 9 As Microsoft Debuts Windows 10

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Ross Reynolds talks to Todd Bishop about the new Microsoft Windows 10 software and what it means for our local economy.

Video Games
2:51 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Microsoft Buys 'Minecraft' For $2.5 Billion

Ross Reynolds talks with Jamin Warren, founder of the videogame arts and culture company Kill Screen, about what Microsoft has to gain from buying the company behind the hugely popular video game "Minecraft."

Economic News
3:14 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

China Probing Microsoft In Antitrust Suit

Ross Reynolds talks to Seattle Times economic columnist Jon Talton about the antitrust probe China has filed against Microsoft. Also, who will move to Federal Way now that Weyerhaeuser is moving to Pioneer Square?

Girls Who Code
11:36 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Teen Girl Loves Computer Science, But Struggles To Fit In

16-year-old Ifrah Abshir says she is in a committed relationship with Computer Science. But she still struggles to fit into the tech industry.
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It was the first day of freshman year at Rainier Beach High School and everyone had first day jitters. The first period bell rang: computer science class. It wasn't a good experience for 16-year-old Ifrah Abshir.

"I could never get it right," Abshir said. "Everything just kept crashing. Nothing worked, and I got mad, and I'm short tempered!"

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Tech News
1:46 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

How Amazon's New Phone Competes In The Market

Courtesy GeekWire

Marcie Sillman talks to Todd Bishop, co-founder of Geekwire, about the new Amazon Fire phone, Steve Ballmer leaving the Microsoft board, and more tech news.

Technology
8:59 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Seattle: Up In The Computing Clouds

Computer servers in California
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Ross Reynolds talks with Wall Street Journal technology reporter Shira Ovide about Seattle's role in cloud computing.

Russian Superyacht
9:12 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Remember Superyacht Serene? Gates Family Is Vacationing Aboard

Bill Gates and his family are reportedly above the superyacht Serene, which was recently docked in Puget Sound.
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European news media are reporting that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has chartered a luxury yacht owned by Stolichnaya vodka magnate Yuri Scheffler.

The yacht, named Serene, is the third-largest superyacht in the world. The cost of chartering the boat runs around $2.1 million a week, according to Yacht Charter Fleet. That's roughly $212 a minute.

Gates and his family are vacationing in Sardinia. They are reportedly using the yacht's helicopter to go ashore for tennis.

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Tech News
2:07 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

The 'Cold War' Brewing Between Amazon And Hachette

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Ross Reynolds and Todd Bishop of Geekwire discuss the latest tech news. Amazon is in a battle with Hatchete over books and with Disney over the pre-order option on movies yet to be released. Also, data from an app suggests that, yes, there does appear to be a "Seattle freeze."

RadioActive Youth Media
10:57 am
Wed August 6, 2014

From The Past To The Present In Our Communties

RadioActive Youth Producers Nia Price-Nascimento (L) and Ahlaam Ibraahim after recording this podcast.
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What are the amazing stories in our community that get looked over? Nia Price-Nascimento learns about West Coast jazz by starting in her sub-basement, and Ahlaam Ibraahim shares how computer science has a huge affect on one girl's life.  

RadioActive is KUOW's program for high school students. Listen to RadioActive stories, subscribe to the RadioActive podcast and stay in touch on Facebook.

Economic News
2:22 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Puget Sound's Economy: Taking Hits But Still Standing Strong

T-Mobile is for sale and courting a variety of possible buyers.
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Jeannie Yandel talks to Jon Talton, economic columnist for the Seattle Times and writer for the blog Rogue Columnist, about the Puget Sound's economic climate.

T-Mobile is for sale two companies, Spring and the French company, Illiad, are interested in buying it.

Also, what is the biggest danger to the Northwest's economy?

Seattle Boom
3:31 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Massive Layoffs At Microsoft A Test For Seattle Startup Culture

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Last week, Microsoft began the biggest layoffs in the company’s history: 18,000 total expected in the next year. So far, about 1,300 local workers have been affected.

Jon Talton, business reporter for the Seattle Times, told KUOW’s Ross Reynolds on The Record that this event is a test for the local economy. He said the Seattle area is in the midst of an economic boom – driven by Amazon, Boeing’s 777X and 737, increased exports and low unemployment.

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Week In Review
2:45 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Regrets: Do You Have A Few?

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes bought pot in the city's first licensed store on opening day -- and then brought it back to his office.
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Some Microsoft employees probably regret not taking that other job offer. Seattle’s city attorney regrets bringing his pot to work. Should a Seattle theater company regret not casting any Asian American actors for its current show? And you'll regret it if you take I-90 westbound into Seattle next week.

What else do you regret? And how would you tell your younger self to avoid regrets?

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