Tech groups ask Justice Alito to stay Texas social media law

Mabel R. Acton

Two technology trade associations are petitioning Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito for an emergency stay to block a Texas law that prohibits large social media companies from censoring users based on their “viewpoints.”

While the law was passed last year, a federal judge had blocked it from taking effect, ruling that it violated the First Amendment. On Wednesday, an appeals court overturned that stay and the law went into force.

The political hot potato: Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general, said in a tweet that the appeals court decision was a “BIG WIN against BIG TECH.” Conservative proponents of the

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Voices from Seattle’s tech community – GeekWire

Mabel R. Acton
Clockwise from upper left: Yoodli co-founder Varun Puri; Dave Cotter, WTIA chair and Leafly chief product officer; Tech Alliance CEO Laura Ruderman, and Mo Bhende, Co-Founder & CEO at Karat, talk with Todd Bishop at the GeekWire Awards. (Jordan Curtis Photos)

After holding the GeekWire Awards virtually for the past two years, there was a feeling of real catharsis Thursday evening as hundreds of people streamed through the doors of the Showbox Sodo in Seattle for our annual celebration of the Pacific Northwest’s top tech startups, leaders, and innovations.

For the finalists in the 2022 GeekWire Awards, recognition at the

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NIH licenses key Covid vaccine technology to WHO so other countries can develop shots

Mabel R. Acton

President Joe Biden on Thursday said the U.S. has licensed a key technology used in the current Covid-19 vaccines to the World Health Organization, which would allow manufacturers around the world to work with the global health agency to develop their own shots against the virus.

The National Institutes of Health has licensed its stabilized spike protein technology to the WHO and United Nations’ Medicines Patent Pool, Biden said.

The spike protein is the component in the vaccines that induces an immune response, prompting the body to fight the virus. The NIH technology holds the proteins in a configuration that

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Kitchen Remodeling SEO Approved to Offer Search Engine Marketing Classes for CU Credits to KNBA Members

Mabel R. Acton

Landing new clients is simple when they can find one’s website effortlessly. Today, business owners need more than just word-of-mouth marketing to find success in the kitchen remodeling business. Plus, outstanding reviews and a beautiful website aren’t enough to convert a local google search into a sale if the competition buries their website.

Learn the importance of local search engine optimization (SEO) to acquire new clients for one’s kitchen remodeling business by taking the company’s SEO marketing class for continuing education units (CEU). With approval from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), this course highlights how search engine marketing

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