Microsoft and a Taiwanese business, join telecommunications companies from Asian nations to build the 8,000 mile-long cable.
A recent study found Asians are less likely to be named to executive boards than women.
Finally, some encouraging news for Intel.
The city's tech talent pool grew 28 percent between 2010 and 2013, outpacing Silicon Valley, Austin and Los Angeles.
The Kickstarter competitor lands $585,000 on heels of being named to the latest class of Portland Seed Fund companies.