Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of April 2, 2017.
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From the dark depths beneath Seattle, Bertha the SR 99 tunnel machine headed out of the muck and into daylight on Tuesday, completing a final push in a years-long effort to create space for a new highway beneath the city. … Read More
Tennis legend Roger Federer will play with Bill Gates in Seattle to support children’s education in Africa
Roger Federer will play tennis in Seattle for the first time and he’ll have a unique partner with him on the court: Bill Gates. … Read More
A decade ago, Amazon began to transform a former industrial neighborhood into one of the nation’s top tech hubs. … Read More
Amazon may be hiring thousands of people to fill jobs on its Seattle campus or at fulfillment centers around the country, but jobs in the tech giant’s Virtual Customer Service program — which allow for the option of working from home — are growing, too. … Read More
When it comes to company culture, it’s a tale of two Amazons. … Read More
Snowflake Computing, the Silicon Valley-based cloud data warehouse startup that just announced a new engineering center in the Seattle region, has closed a $100 million funding round led by ICONIQ Capital, with Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group coming on board as a new investor. … Read More
The 2017 GeekWire Awards are less than a month away, so that means it’s time to vote for the iconoclastic tinkerers, entrepreneurs and business leaders who are reshaping the way we live, work and play. … Read More
Four years after its founding, Zunum Aero is finally going public with a plan to build hybrid electric airplanes that could revolutionize service to regional airports in the 2020s. … Read More
Truth can be stranger than fiction, but it shouldn’t be strange to hear that NASA spends millions of dollars on efforts to turn science-fiction concepts into true technologies. … Read More
After mining through more than 9,000 feet of Seattle underground, and rebounding from a lengthy breakdown and repair, Bertha the tunneling machine is poised to bust through its final obstacle on Tuesday. … Read More