Inside the submarine factory: OceanGate builds a craft to visit the Titanic shipwreck, again and again

OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush is framed by a carbon-composite cylinder that will serve as the heart of the Cyclops 2 submersible. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) EVERETT, Wash. — Today it looks like an eight-foot-long section of culvert pipe, but in just a couple of months, the carbon-fiber cylinder sitting on OceanGate’s shop floor will serve as the heart of a five-person submersible that’s destined to visit the Titanic, the world’s most famous shipwreck. The Cyclops 2 submersible and its future mission represent the culmination of an eight-year-old dream for Stockton Rush, the Everett-based company’s co-founder and CEO. “The whole project from Day One was to go deep. … Three… Read More

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Working Geek: Bitlume CEO Lakshmi Shankar is building a new type of video startup

Lakshmi Shankar left a 20-year consulting career to start her own business. (Bitlume Photo) When Lakshmi Shankar was working as a technology consultant she noticed a recurring problem. Clients often had trouble integrating paid video content with paywall and subscription tools. The problem was so pervasive that she decided it was a business opportunity and began work on Bitlume. Eventually, her team recognized a greater need than integrating video streaming with payment methods. They pivoted and created a suite of products that include live streaming and on-demand video recording services for live sports, meetups, and other events. “As the CEO of Bitlume, my job is to ascertain that we move… Read More

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Week in Geek: GeekWire’s Great Race, Sounders drop Ticketmaster, and Microsoft’s mystery outpost

Competitors in GeekWire’s Great Race, L-R: Kurt Schlosser, Todd Bishop, Cara Kuhlman, Taylor Soper, Clare McGrane, John Cook, Monica Nickelsburg, and Tim Ellis. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) What’s the best way to beat the nightmarish traffic in Seattle? We decided to find out. GeekWire reporters raced a car, ride shares, a bike, a high-tech skateboard and the good old bus system to find the most effective way through rush-hour traffic. We share our lessons learned and takeaways on this episode of the Week In Geek. Also on this episode: Juno Therapeutics’ new HQ is built to destroy cancer, why the Seattle Sounders ditched Ticketmaster, a former Microsoftie opens a… Read More

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Why designers should learn to code — or at least consider it

It’s an old question: should designers code? And it gets a lot of people riled up whenever brought up in a conversation. So, why are we still talking about it? Well, there’s a few reasons as to why, but it’s mostly because of the reality that, now more than ever, companies are searching for designers that understand HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Hold on.. so does that mean I need to learn coding now too, on top of my design qualifications? Not exactly, but there’s definitely some good reasons for why you should at least consider it. Understand the limitations Not just… This story continues at The Next Web …read more… Read More

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If you want to know the secret to selling on Amazon, it’s right here — and it’s $15

If you’re looking to get into the retail game yourself, there’s plenty of money to be made by hanging your shingle on an Amazon Marketplace virtual storefront. You can find out how to make those dollars without all the growing pain mistakes with the Sell on Amazon: Simple and Effective Strategies course, on sale right now for only $15 (80 percent off) from TNW Deals. …read more Source:: The Next Web – Technology

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Companies need to stop AI-washing their products

As I think about the parallels between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and technologies that have had an impact on their marketplaces, I often come back to the analogy of hybrid and electric cars. People who buy those cars may have a basic understanding of how the technologies work, but most tend to focus on the benefits that come with an investment in the technology, notably spending less on gas while also helping to save the environment. For today’s consumers, it’s not necessarily the technology itself that’s most important but rather the impact that the technology has on the lives of their… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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