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 Aug. 20, 2017.
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MADRAS, Ore. – Some skywatchers spend thousands of dollars on telescopes, cameras and other hardware to document a solar eclipse. … Read More
Good news for Nintendo fans who stayed up late on Monday. … Read More
Microsoft says its speech recognition technology has achieved a new industry milestone, reducing its error rate to 5.1 percent, matching the error rate of multiple human transcribers in a widely recognized accuracy test. … Read More
Google Cloud Platform customers will have a new option when selecting the type of network used to deliver their traffic to their users: they can keep using Google’s network, or they can save some money with the new option of using public transit networks. … Read More
It’s safe to say that big staff meetings are a little different at Amazon. … Read More
Ketchum, ID – Normally it is a powder day that brings the masses to Sun Valley for skiing, but today it was an opportunity to view the solar eclipse from the 9150 ft. … Read More
MADRAS, Ore. – The spectacle that skywatchers made years’ worth of plans to see finally happened, darkening the sky during a total solar eclipse. … Read More
Mighty AI co-founder Matt Bencke diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, vows to ‘beat the odds’ as he hands over CEO reins
Mighty AI co-founder Matt Bencke has stepped down as CEO of the fast-growing Seattle startup after being diagnosed with stage-4 pancreatic cancer. … Read More
Amazon announced today that its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods will close this Monday, Aug. … Read More
MADRAS, Ore. – Traffic to Oregon’s total eclipse zone has been surprisingly light over the past couple of days, but officials say they’re not out of the woods yet. … Read More