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 May 19, 2019.
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Space fans have been sending their names to Mars and other extraterrestrial destinations for more than two decades, and it’s that time again: From now until Sept. … Read More
SpaceX’s unorthodox card-dealing launch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites has led to into an unusual viewing opportunity for skywatchers — and an occasion to wonder about the impact of such mega-constellations on the natural night sky. … Read More
Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture and subsidiaries of United Launch Alliance and Northrop Grumman are intervening in a SpaceX lawsuit protesting $2.3 billion in rocket development awards to those three companies. … Read More
Financial heavyweight Capital One will close its Seattle office, in a move that could see up to 160 people laid off, GeekWire has learned. … Read More
When I first saw Bill Gates’ summer book picks, I thought, “This guy knows how to party.” The fact that his list is filled with heavy reads isn’t lost on Gates — he acknowledges his summer reading list tackles some pretty heavy topics: “None of them are what most people think of as a light read,” he writes. … Read More
Amazon Prime member Evie Schwerin ordered a Haggadah, the Jewish text traditionally read at Passover Seder, before realizing that she already had what she needed. … Read More
A new era for home-buying: How Zillow, Redfin and their rivals plan to revolutionize real estate, again
The peak home-buying season is upon us, but buyers and sellers taking a fresh look at the market will see a much different landscape for real estate technology than they did just a year or two ago — and it’s only the beginning of the changes to come. … Read More
After two postponements, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket executed a mission that dealt out 60 Starlink broadband data satellites into low Earth orbit. … Read More
Amazon shareholders voted down all 11 independent resolutions presented at the company’s annual meeting Wednesday, including a climate change push that was supported by more than 7,600 employees. … Read More
After graduating from Duke University with degrees in computer science and business, Melinda Gates could have worked for any number of companies. … Read More