Month: July 2017
  • Facebook acquires AI chatbot developer Ozlo, expands Seattle presence

    Ozlo co-founders Charles Jolley and Mike Hanson. Photo via Ozlo. Facebook has acquired Ozlo, a two-year-old startup that developed an AI-powered chatbot assistant and was headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., with a sizable office in Seattle. (BigStock Photo). A Facebook spokesperson confirmed that “a majority of the team” will join the Messenger team at its […]

  • GeekWire 200 July update: Redfin graduates with IPO, so which startup will go public next?

    After a short-lived stint at the top of the GeekWire 200 list of privately held Pacific Northwest startups, Redfin has departed following its initial public offering on Friday. That leaves the top spot to be filled by a familiar face, longtime number one DocuSign. Each of the top 10 moved up a spot in the […]

  • Inattention, poor memories shape inflation expectations

    People have a haphazard approach to assessing inflation, research shows. Most citizens only pay attention to the topic intermittently, and they overestimate how bad inflation will become.

  • Earth-like atmosphere may not survive Proxima b’s orbit

    An Earth-like planet outside the solar system may not be able to keep a grip on its atmosphere, leaving the surface exposed to harmful stellar radiation and reducing its potential for habitability.

  • It’s something in the water: Scientists extract hydrogen as potential fuel source

    A new technique that helps extract hydrogen from water efficiently and cheaply has now been developed by a team of scientists.

  • How DNA damage turns immune cells against cancer

    The delayed arrival of immune cells after cancer therapy is well documented and critical for responses to chemotherapy and radiation, yet the events underlying their induction remain poorly understood. Now, researchers have discovered how DNA damage is a clarion call for the immune system.

  • Spanking can be detrimental for children’s behavior, even 10 years later

    Physical discipline experienced during infancy can negatively impact temperament and behavior among children in the fifth grade and into their teenage years, new research indicates.

  • Church’s Chicken Selects JWT Atlanta as New Advertising Agency of Record

    Atlanta, GA  (  Church’s Chicken®, the global quick service restaurant (QSR) chain that’s been serving hand-battered fried chicken and scratch-made honey-butter biscuits for 65 years, announced a new strategic partnership with J. Walter Thompson (JWT) Atlanta, after a four-month search. This new partnership is yet another step in reigniting market share momentum for the iconic […]

  • Best Chocolates from the Box Inspires New DQ Triple Truffle Blizzard Treat

    Minneapolis, MN  (  The hunt for the most desirable truffles in the box of chocolates is over. The best truffles in the candy box were handpicked for the new DQ® Triple Truffle Blizzard® Treat available for a limited time only beginning July 31 at participating Dairy Queen® and DQ Grill & Chill® locations nationwide. The […]

  • Structural and functional MRI in children resuscitated after drowning pinpoints site of anoxic brain injury

    Structural and functional MRI in children resuscitated after drowning pinpoints the site of anoxic brain injury to regions controlling movement, while providing strong evidence that networks controlling perception and cognition remain largely intact.