Brier Dudley, The Seattle Times

Brier Dudley

The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Brier:

How and why Congress needs to get big tech to start paying for news

In preparation for debate over a revised bill to help save local journalism, Free Press editor Brier Dudley answers some frequent questions about the policy. → Read More

Q&A on Microsoft’s expanding journalism initiative

"If we don’t have a healthy journalism sector in our society people won’t know what’s real and what’s not real," Microsoft Vice President Mary Snapp said, in a Q&A about the company's initiative to preserve journalism. → Read More

How you can help local journalism survive, thrive

Despite all the frustration with "the media," more than a few people are deeply concerned about the prospect of losing daily newspapers and other trusted providers of local journalism. Here are ways they can help. → Read More

Regional dailies evolve amid efforts to sustain local news

Regional newspapers are evolving and adapting to the digital marketplace. But progress is uneven, uncertain and hindered by tech platform behaviors that federal investigators believe are unfair and illegal. → Read More

News deserts, democracy, discord and the free press

The decline of local newspapers creates a dearth of relevant information in many communities. → Read More

Amazon pauses Seattle construction, pending City Hall head tax vote

In response to Seattle’s proposed head tax, Amazon is pausing construction of a new tower and may sublease to tenants a new skyscraper in downtown Seattle. Up to 8,000 fewer jobs could be created in Seattle as a result. → Read More

Who’s really in the driver’s seat on Puget Sound transit spending?

Transportation Choices Coalition has evolved from a community group advocating for bike, pedestrian and transit options into a political powerhouse with little transparency that coordinates ballot measures and raising billions for transportation megaprojects. → Read More

Class: Let’s define ample funding for the Legislature

The key word in Washington’s constitutional crisis is ample. Whether schools start in the fall may depend on whether the Legislature can fulfill its promise to amply fund public schools. → Read More

Class: Let’s define ample funding for the Legislature

The key word in Washington’s constitutional crisis is ample. Whether schools start in the fall may depend on whether the Legislature can fulfill its promise to amply fund public schools. → Read More

City’s vision for a carless Seattle doesn’t match reality

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s proposing a radical new way to measure street performance. It’s not what you’d expect. → Read More

Facebook ‘likes’ Seattle in a big way with new South Lake Union digs

Facebook plans to relocate its Seattle office to a new building on Dexter Avenue with room for perhaps 2,000 employees. Noted architect Frank Gehry will design the interiors of the new office. → Read More

Business app platform K2 raises $100 million

Bellevue software company K2 raised a whopping $100 million to accelerate its business making tools that other companies use to build apps. The company started in 2001 and grew as an independent software vendor allied with Microsoft. But all along the plan was to become a full-blown software company, according to Adriaan van Wyk, co-founder and chief executive. Now the company has... → Read More

Facebook Seattle updates status, confirms Dexter move

Four years after opening a small engineering office in Seattle, Facebook now has more than 500 employees in the city. The update was provided by Paul Carduner, head of the Seattle office, during a press event this morning. 'We love it here. We're here to stay,' he said. Facebook scheduled the event before word leaked out about... → Read More

Seattle Lamborghini museum shows spread of our innovation

Research on industrial use of carbon fiber has come to the Interbay area of Seattle with a new geeky museum and laboratory in a nondescript building. → Read More

'Candy Crush' King buys Seattle's Z2

Casual-gaming giant King Digital Entertainment disclosed during its earnings report today that it bought Seattle game studio Z2 in a deal that could be worth up to $150 million. London-based King is known mostly for its 'Candy Crush' franchise. It reported strong earnings today, with sales up 20 percent and a special 94 cent dividend, that... → Read More

Ada Academy returns to launch more women's tech careers

One of Seattle's more uplifting tech programs is returning to train more women to become software developers. Ada Developers Academy will begin taking applications Monday for a third session of free training for women interested in tech careers. The yearlong, full-time program includes classroom training, internships and mentoring from more than a dozen area companies such as... → Read More

In Paul Allen’s world, these are the glory days

Seahawks owner Paul Allen, in the midst of his own winning streak, talks about his championship team, unique players and memories of his first Super Bowl win. → Read More

Facebook doubling Seattle engineering office

Persistent rumors about Facebook needing more space for its fast-growing Seattle engineering team were correct but it isn't moving to a new building just yet. Instead, the company has lined up enough space to double its Seattle team in its current building off Howell Street on the east edge of downtown. On Monday Facebook moved into a... → Read More

Nintendo reveals face-tracking 3DS XL

Phone and tablet competition be damned, Nintendo's going full-steam ahead with its handheld gaming devices. The company today announced that it will begin selling a new jumbo, higher-tech version of its 3DS handheld on Feb. 13 for $200. To differentiate the system from previous models, it's formal name is New Nintendo 3DS XL. It also has a new 'C'... → Read More

Seahawks set wireless record, consider new stadium tech

You'd think people who pay hundreds of dollars for a Seahawks ticket wouldn't spend much of the game messing with their phones. But bragging about their team and sharing highlights and selfies with friends has become a big part of the experience, according to executives in the business who gathered at CenturyLink Field Tuesday night. The... → Read More