| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Religion News Service reporter Laura Petrecca writes about businesses picking sides on the gay marriage debate: In an unconventional move, a number of high-profile business executives have come out on the issue of gay marriage. Amazon.com founder Jeff...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:12 AM
NBA Commissioner David Stern announced on Thursday that he will step down as commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, the 30th anniversary of the day he began a job that seemed unattractive at best and impossible at worst.
Stern also answered questions during the...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:20 AM
Huge names in the world of business, technology and media will be in town Wednesday for Microsoft’s annual CEO Summit.
Billionaire Warren Buffet and Huffington Post chief Arianna Huffington will join CEOs from companies including Ford, Anheuser-...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 6:45 PM
A couple of recognizable names have joined in the effort to build a new NBA/NHL arena in Seattle and bring back a pro basketball team to fill the void the Sonics left in 2008.
Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer and Peter and Erik Nordstrom announced Wednesday...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:50 AM
It's sacrilege to some Apple fanboys. It's also something none of Apple's competitors have been able to claim since that "magical" day in early 2010.
But when Microsoft unveiled the Surface tablet (actually a pair of them) Monday, the software company...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 5:51 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft unveiled a new tablet computer, Surface, that attempts to take advantage of one of the few criticisms of Apple’s iPad — that it is better for consuming content than creating it.
The software maker said...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:08 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Upending one of the world's most successful business strategies over the past three decades, Microsoft has developed a Windows tablet computer of its own design.
The company on Monday unveiled the Surface, a PC tablet that runs a yet-to-be...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 10:39 PM
As you can see, I’ve got the worst headache. Which means we’ll put our Bud Light Spotlight tonight on Asprin. Because I need it, after the incessant negativity about plans for a new arena in the SODO District.
The nitpicking and griping and...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 11:01 AM
This fall, Microsoft will unveil a host of updates and new products, including Windows 8, a tablet device, and a Windows phone. CEO Steve Ballmer told the Seattle Times he's optimistic about Microsoft's newest line of products -- so optimistic, he's...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 10:21 PM
It was an arena proposal that seemed like a slam dunk on Thursday, and now looks as sure as a first-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets – a couple City Council members mockingly wagging their fingers like Dikembe Mutombo, as if to say...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 9:39 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is scrambling to preserve what’s left of its kingdom.
Since the company released its Windows operating system in 1985, most of the sequels have been variations on the same theme. Not that it mattered much....
| Jul 30, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Microsoft is notoriously laser-focused on products, limiting its creative thinkers to ideas that will keep the Windows and Office profit machines churning.
That narrow obsession is what has sustained Microsoft's remarkable financial success for more than...