Daily Intel

Seattle home prices rising more slowly
Seattle-area home prices gained again in June, but the rate of growth slowed in line with a national slowdown in price increases, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index released Tuesday.
Aug 27, 2014 | 12:27 AM
Weyerhaeuser’s history is full of ups and downs
Company founded by German immigrant grew to global dimensions and then started shrinking.
Aug 27, 2014 | 12:27 AM
Silicon Valley support-staff pay is one-fifth of techie salaries
Silicon Valley janitors, landscapers, facilities cleaners and security guards working to provide support to technology sites make about one-fifth the wages of software developers, systems software employees and network engineers, a study found.
Aug 26, 2014 | 11:26 PM
Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The e-commerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport. Twitch...
Aug 26, 2014 | 11:26 PM
Burger King to buy Tim Hortons; headquarters will shift to Canada
Burger King and Canada’s Tim Hortons will be merging, but executives said the two chains will continue to run independently.
Aug 26, 2014 | 11:26 PM
Plane seat-back scuffle gives gadget more sales room
While a product that interferes with another flier’s comfort may rub some people the wrong way, the inventor of the Knee Defender is getting a burst of publicity and sales after the device caused a fight on a flight that had to be diverted.
Aug 26, 2014 | 10:26 PM
Arch Venture Partners refills wallet for new investments
Arch Venture Partners, fresh from co-founding the massively financed Seattle biotech startup Juno Therapeutics, has closed on a new venture capital fund topping $400 million.
Aug 26, 2014 | 8:26 PM
Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline
NEW YORK (AP) — Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. The fight started on a United Airlines flight because one passenger was using the...
Aug 26, 2014 | 8:26 PM
Amazon pays $1 billion cash for Twitch
Amazon is buying video service Twitch Interactive, adding an online gathering place for video gamers to its growing gaming portfolio.
Aug 26, 2014 | 7:26 PM
American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz
American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz-run websites in a long-running dispute over fees that the travel company charges to list and sell the flights.
Aug 26, 2014 | 6:26 PM