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 Nov. 4, 2018.
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Story updated with comments from Monster to GeekWire below. … Read More
The last will and testament of the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is now public after being filed in King County Superior Court, but it offers no details about the fate of the many ventures the billionaire philanthropist had a hand in. … Read More
VMware’s ongoing transition into the cloud era took a big step Tuesday with the acquisition of Heptio, a startup that helps companies get up and running with Kubernetes. … Read More
Urbanist Richard Florida on what splitting Amazon HQ2 means for cities: ‘It never was about a second headquarters’
In many ways, reports that Amazon will split its ballyhooed second headquarters between two cities came as a shock this week. … Read More
Rob Meyerson, who was the president of Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture until this year, says he’s left the company. … Read More
Amazon plans to split its second headquarters evenly between two cities, an anonymous source familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. … Read More
The latest update in Amazon’s HQ2 sweepstakes came Monday evening from The New York Times, which reported that Amazon is closing in on deals to split its second headquarters across the New York City and Washington D.C. … Read More
A former Microsoft employee has filed a lawsuit against the company, as well as her former manager and an additional unnamed employee, alleging that she was discriminated against based on her gender and marital status and ultimately terminated because of what she called “unfair and even false employment reviews.” The ex-employee, Sunday Tollefson, spent 18 months at Microsoft as a program manager for the Worldwide Incentive Compensation team within the Marketing & Operations division. … Read More
Two tech hubs, two crises of homelessness, two taxes on big business, two very different outcomes. … Read More
HQ2 heartbreak? Don’t worry Austin, Atlanta and others, you’ll be just fine without Amazon (Take it from this HQ1 survivor)
A ploy. A farce. A PR stunt. Amazon is taking it on the chin this week following reports that it altered course, settling on not one, but two locations — Crystal City in northern Virginia and Long Island City in Queens, N.Y., — for its so-called HQ2 project. … Read More