Microsoft

Since Satya Nadella took charge in 2014, the discussion around the Puget Sound-based tech giant has started to change.

The company is planning a massive investment at its headquarters in a project that will begin next fall and last up to seven years.

Both companies made announcements this week, and Amazon is adding 1,000 jobs in British Columbia's largest city.

The utility’s job is usually straightforward: to generate or buy power and get it to the customer. The customer’s job is to pay the bill and flip the switch. Microsoft wants to shake up that arrangement.

By day, Charles “Chas” Jeffries leads a group of Microsoft techies. When he leaves his Redmond office, he often sheds his suit and tie for military fatigues as commander of an elite band of cybersoldiers who are quietly waging global warfare on malicious hackers.

Microsoft on Monday announced that it is buying LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash.

There’s a good chance you work at a company that made the list pf most powerful Northwest brands. You may have strong opinions about who should or shouldn’t have made this list. You may feel proud, surprised, not surprised and relieved to see some of the names here. And, when you think about it, you may or may not be able to put a finger on why you feel the way you do.