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. 26, 2020.
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In a steady downpour around Amazon’s downtown Seattle headquarters buildings, the march of the umbrellas is like a well-choreographed dance. … Read More
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos, has divested herself of about $400 million worth of the Amazon stock she received as part of the couple’s divorce settlement — potentially providing the wherewithal for the charitable activities she’s planning. … Read More
Jeff Bezos opened the doors to his fancy mansion in Washington, D.C., over the weekend for an after-party that featured a who’s who of the Capital political scene as well as such notable guests as Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and actor Ben Stiller. … Read More
The deep-sea debate about what to call Seattle’s still-to-play professional hockey team has bubbled to the surface again this week with a rumor that a mythological moniker could be slapped on the franchise. … Read More
Amazon disclosed new details about its U.S. … Read More
Leafly slashes 18% of workforce to align business with ‘market realities’ of tech and cannabis industry
Seattle-based cannabis information resource company Leafly today laid off 54 employees, or 18 percent of its workforce, GeekWire has learned. … Read More
Plenty of people turn to Alexa for answers to random questions and assistance in launching everything from favorite songs to the day’s news report. … Read More
As ribbons of smoke began curling out of the power outlets on their Joule Case battery stack, Alex Livingston and James Wagoner tried to keep their cool. … Read More
Microsoft launched a major health research initiative Wednesday to address some of the medical world’s most confounding challenges using artificial intelligence. … Read More
Amazon asks FCC to give swift approval to Project Kuiper satellite network despite SpaceX opposition
Amazon fired its latest volley today in a back-and-forth debate over whether the company can proceed in an expedited fashion with its 3,236-satellite Project Kuiper mega-constellation for broadband internet access. … Read More