Tag Archives: Seattle

Seattle says Facebook broke one of its campaign advertising laws

Seattle’s election commission says Facebook broke a city law that requires it to disclose who paid for campaign ads. Reuters reports that the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission’s executive director, Wayne Barnett, said Facebook must reveal advertising spending information for last year’s city elections or potentially face fines of up to $5,000 per ad purchase. Facebook, Twitter and Google have been under scrutiny ... Read More »

Seattle tunnel, among world’s biggest, takes step toward completion

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Bertha, one of the world’s largest tunnel boring machines, emerged north of downtown Seattle on Tuesday shrouded in clouds of dust and chunks of falling concrete, completing the most difficult phase of a plan to build a highway under the heart of the city. The breakthrough of the cylindrical drilling machine marks a major step in one ... Read More »

Cyanogen May Cut More Jobs, Close Seattle Headquarters: Report

Cyanogen may announce a second round of layoffs, if a new report is to be believed. The company is also said to be considering closing its Seattle headquarters. A new report citing people familiar with the matter also claims that the future of Steve Kondik, Cyanogen’s Co-Founder and former CTO, in the company is unknown. To recall, Cyanogen went through ... Read More »

US Chamber of Commerce to Sue Seattle Over Uber Driver Ordinance

The US Chamber of Commerce planned to sue the city of Seattle on Thursday to challenge an ordinance allowing drivers of ride hailing apps Uber and Lyft to unionise, saying it violates federal antitrust laws. Seattle last year became the first US city to pass a law giving drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft, as well as taxi ... Read More »