microsoft Ambitions To Elevate The Northwest's Venture Capital Game By Tom Banse • Sep 13, 2017 Tom Banse / Northwest News Network Listen Listening... / 0:52 Big names in Northwest business are coming together to deepen the financing pool for the next great tech startups. Microsoft and Madrona Venture Group want to integrate the venture capital communities of Seattle and Vancouver, BC. By Bullet Train From Portland To Seattle To Vancouver, BC? Feasibility Study Underway By Tom Banse • Jul 26, 2017 Tom Banse / Northwest News Network Listen Listening... / 1:02 With an assist from Microsoft, Washington state’s Department of Transportation has launched a feasibility study of bullet train service in Cascadia. U.S., China Discuss 'Free And Open Internet,' Mostly Behind Closed Doors By Tom Banse • Sep 23, 2015 Tom Banse / Northwest News Network Listen Listening... / 1:16 Software giant Microsoft had several chances Wednesday to impress Chinese leaders with the company's vision of a "free and open" Internet. Northwest Presents Microcosm Of U.S.-China Risks And Rewards On Eve Of Leader's Visit By Tom Banse • Sep 21, 2015 APEC 2013 / Flickr Listen Listening... / 3:55 Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with titans of Northwest commerce Tuesday and Wednesday on their home turf: Think Boeing, Starbucks, Microsoft and Amazon.