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Seattle: A History of Innovation

The GeekWire Awards, on May 8, 2014, in Seattle celebrated the top technologies, people and companies in Pacific Northwest in 2014 — but we started by putting everything in a much broader historical context. The team at Killer Infographics created this motion graphic for the event, in collaboration with GeekWire, tracing the roots of innovation in the Seattle region from the early days of UPS and Boeing up through Microsoft and Amazon and more newer public tech companies including Zillow and Zulily.

Jack Dorsey: The Man With The Billion-Dollar Ideas

Entrepreneur extraordinaire Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter and Square. FORBES takes a look at the numbers that take his net worth to $1.3 billion, ranking him at No. 386 on the 2013 Forbes 400. 

How The Waltons Got So Wealthy

Four members of the Walton family are in the top ten of the Forbes 400 list, but just how big is the Walmart brand?

Bill Gates: From College Dropout To The Wealthiest Man Alive

How did Bill Gates go from geek to rolling deep? The video above details his path to becoming the wealthiest person in the world, worth $72 billion on the 2013 Forbes 400.

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The Higgs Field, explained by Don Lincoln

One of the most significant scientific discoveries of the early 21st century is surely the Higgs boson, but the boson and the Higgs Field that allows for that magic particle are extremely difficult to grasp. Don Lincoln outlines an analogy (originally conceived by David Miller) that all of us can appreciate, starring a large dinner party, a raucous group of physicists, and Peter Higgs himself.

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A brief history of video games 

Video games are everywhere these days, but where did they actually come from? The history of video games is a complicated story that involves giant computers in science labs, the founder of Chuck E. Cheese and billions of dollars in quarters. Safwat Saleem examines the evolution of the beloved world of gaming. 

The Forgotten Universal Language

Every summer, Château Gresillon is full of families enjoying the French countryside — but it’s quite unlike any other Château: it’s Esperanto-land. It was bought by a handful of Esperantists back in the 1950s, and has been hosting speakers of the obscure universal language ever since.

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Pliny the Elder: A Universal Connection in Information

Before there was Google, there were encyclopedias. The very idea of these vast collections of knowledge can be credited to Pliny The Elder. So who was he, and why does he seem to pop up everywhere from Alchemy to Zoology?