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. 13, 2019.
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Billions served: Bill Gates photographed standing in line for a burger at Dick’s Drive-In in Seattle
Update, Saturday, Jan. 19, 3:30 p.m.: This story has been updated to add comment from Paul Rich, who took the photograph. … Read More
The promise of so-called “low code/no code” software-development tools is to enable anyone to create business applications around their custom needs. … Read More
Penny Arcade partners with Wizards of the Coast to publish official ‘Acquisitions Incorporated Dungeon Manual’
Penny Arcade, the Seattle-based webcomic that spawned the popular PAX video game conventions, is partnering with Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast to release an official Acquisitions Incorporated Dungeon Manual, the first official third-party D&D book. … Read More
Stratolaunch, the Seattle-based space venture created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen seven years ago, says it’s discontinuing its programs to develop a new type of rocket engine and a new line of rockets. … Read More
Seattle Sounders and Reign FC unveil new jersey sponsor, replace Microsoft with online retailer Zulily
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with details from the Sounders’ event announcing Zulily as its new jersey sponsor. … Read More
Nike is disrupting shoelaces. The Beaverton, Ore.-based shoe giant unveiled its latest technological innovation on Tuesday, showing off the new Nike Adapt BB basketball shoes that use a power-lacing system designed to automatically tighten and loosen around a foot, depending on an athlete’s activity. … Read More
Perhaps it was only a matter of time until the president tweeted about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ divorce from MacKenzie Bezos, his wife of 25 years. … Read More
Seattle’s booming tech sector helped push the city to the title of the nation’s hottest housing market for close to two years — for better or worse — but now Seattle isn’t even in the top 10, thanks to a recent real estate slowdown that has hit several West Coast markets. … Read More
SpaceX’s robotic Dragon cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific Ocean tonight, bringing science experiments and used hardware from the International Space Station back to Earth after dark. … Read More
Coinstar, the maker of kiosks that turn loose change into cash and gift cards, has partnered with cryptocurrency ATM startup Coinme to let users buy bitcoin. … Read More