By Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea and tried to jam GPS navigation signals in South Korea on April 1, Seoul officials said, hours after U.S., South Korean, and Japanese leaders pledged to work closer together to prevent North Korea from advancing its […]
VISIONARY: Ravi Ramineni — Sounders find strength in numbers
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Three years ago, seeking to network and find like-minded people with a love of numbers and soccer, Ravi Ramineni traveled cross country to Boston to attend the MIT Sloan Analytics Sports Analytics Conference. This year, he found himself speaking at the conference. The former Microsoft program manager, Ramineni is […]
From data-crunching to Sounders — Ramineni scores the dream job
By Taylor Soper Geekwire.com Having worked at Microsoft for seven years on projects like Bing and fraud management, Ravi Ramineni understands how to extract relevant information from massive datasets. He also happens to be a huge soccer fan and spent much of his down time away from Redmond analyzing soccer-related data and analytics on his blog AnalyseFootball. So it makes sense […]
I close my eyes and think, ‘Aloha’
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I was in Hawaii’s Ko Olina Resort for a wedding when snow hit Seattle on Feb. 8. I long for snow every once in a while, but when I get my wish, I really hate it.
China government opens cracks in culture of secrecy
By Tini Tran THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The Chinese businessman battled for years to get cities to reveal their budgets, but his quest seemed quixotic in a country notorious for keeping citizens in the dark. Then China did what would once have been unthinkable — it enacted an open-government policy, and last […]
Former Microsoft manager blends technology, teddy bears, and tourism
John Chen’s passions — technology, adventure, and human change — have combined in such a way to create a successful corporate team-building business. His current project enables individuals and groups to enjoy a special “high-tech treasure hunt” in downtown Seattle.