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 Jan. 12, 2020.
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Apple has acquired Xnor.ai, a Seattle startup specializing in low-power, edge-based artificial intelligence tools, sources with knowledge of the deal told GeekWire. … Read More
Google Cloud has acquired AppSheet, a Seattle startup founded in 2014 that helps businesses develop their own data-based apps without requiring a team of developers. … Read More
Nintendo reveals long-anticipated fifth DLC fighter to ‘Smash Brothers’ roster, with six more coming
The long-anticipated fifth DLC fighter for Super Smash Brothers Ultimate will be Byleth, the protagonist of Nintendo’s 2019 hit Fire Emblem: Three Houses, but he/she won’t be the last. … Read More
As of today, Microsoft’s default web browser is officially shifting to an open-source engine best known for powering a rival browser. … Read More
The University of Washington is embroiled in a landlord-tenant dispute with a tech entrepreneur over a property he rents from the school in Seattle’s University District. … Read More
REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft says it will be carbon negative by 2030, removing more carbon from the environment than it emits each year, and will remove enough carbon by 2050 to make up for all of its emissions and electrical consumption since its founding decades ago. … Read More
For the second time in a week, Amazon disclosed employee firings for improper access to customer data. … Read More
Microsoft and Samsung took their partnership to the next level with a new smartphone that features a built-in Teams walkie-talkie capability. … Read More
Another chapter in Seattle’s storied literary and retail history is coming to a close on Saturday. … Read More
Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, others urge federal court to block Trump’s ‘public charge’ immigration rule
Companies across the country are trying to convince a federal judge that a new change to the U.S. … Read More