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. 7, 2018.
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UPDATE, 2:40 p.m.: CES officials say the power outage at the Las Vegas Convention Center Wednesday morning was a result of Tuesday’s rain storm. UPDATE, 1:40 p.m.: Power is now fully restored on the show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center. … Read More
Avvo to be acquired by Internet Brands, parent of WebMD and Martindale-Hubbell, in major exit for Seattle-based legal marketplace
Seattle-based Avvo, which runs an online legal directory, marketplace and reviews site, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Internet Brands, a large holding company whose portfolio includes companies such as eDoctors, CarsDirect Connect and WebMD. … Read More
Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO, has always been a numbers guy. … Read More
LAS VEGAS — Lost in the shuffle of Amazon and Google’s digital assistant showdown this week at CES is another tech giant’s virtual brain: Microsoft’s Cortana. … Read More
Jeff Bezos, who founded Amazon in 1994 as a small online retailer, has been named the richest person in history, even eclipsing his next door Seattle area neighbor, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. … Read More
LAS VEGAS — Mother Nature spoiled Google’s coming out party at CES, as heavy rains forced the search giant to shut down for the day the gargantuan outdoor booth that has come to represent its intention to dominate the colossal tech conference. … Read More
Microsoft has temporarily stopped distributing patches to computers and devices running AMD processors after acknowledging that its Windows security updates for the vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre left some computers in an “unbootable state.” What are Meltdown and Spectre? … Read More
After several days of dodging questions about the performance impact of patches designed to fix the Meltdown/Spectre chip design flaws, Microsoft acknowledged Tuesday morning that Windows Server is now slower for certain types of applications thanks to the patches. … Read More
Amazon Alexa will soon arrive on Windows PCs, creating new competition for Microsoft’s built-in Cortana voice assistant. … Read More
A week later, the long-term impact of the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws is starting to become clearer
Cloud users and data center managers began to understand the performance effects of the patches required by the Meltdown/Spectre chip vulnerabilities over the weekend. … Read More