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. 4, 2019.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
Do I really have to email pictures to myself? … Read More
Seattle-area AT&T employees were bribed to install phone unlocking malware on company network, authorities say
A 34-year-old citizen of Pakistan is charged with paying more than $1 million in bribes to employees at AT&T’s Seattle-area offices and call centers to install malware on the company’s network to unlock millions of smartphones. … Read More
Follow up: Microsoft has finally found its smartphone: Why the Samsung Galaxy partnership is so promising Actors and musicians usually make special celebrity appearances at big tech press events. … Read More
ReachNow’s 75 employees learned they were losing their jobs just hours before the company told customers that the car-sharing service was shutting down. … Read More
A study looking at the cost of living in 257 cities across the United States has ranked Seattle as the fifth most expensive place to live in the country. … Read More
Your intrepid Seattle-based gaming correspondent Tim Ellis (that’s me) hit the road this weekend to visit Indianapolis, home of Gen Con, the nation’s largest and oldest tabletop gaming convention. … Read More
‘Mega Block’ in Amazon’s backyard will become a life sciences campus following $143.5M deal; proceeds to fund affordable housing
One of the last big chunks of land in the booming Seattle neighborhood of South Lake Union will turn into a life sciences hub — with proceeds of the sale helping fund affordable housing and homelessness issues. … Read More
A group of angry customers filed a lawsuit against Capital One this week following the hack that affected more than 106 million people. … Read More
A Seattle man called the police on July 2 to report a crime. … Read More
Google’s Seattle-area footprint skyrockets to nearly 2M square feet, fueling region’s tech space race
Google’s appetite for office space across the Seattle region has intensified in recent years, and it is on the verge of a major milestone. … Read More