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 Oct. 6, 2019.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
Nike has acquired TraceMe, the Seattle startup co-founded by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and backed by investors including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, YouTube founder Chad Hurley, Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai, and Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group. … Read More
Slack now has 12 million daily active users, the latest indication of the fierce competition for dominance in the realm of chat and productivity tools. … Read More
The Magni500 sounds just about as loud as you’d expect for an airplane engine — but technically speaking, this is no engine. … Read More
The list of similarities between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and President Barack Obama is not long. … Read More
The new Microsoft Surface Duo — the surprising foldable device powered by Android that marks the tech giant’s return to the smartphone market — is not quite Microsoft enough for some fans. … Read More
Former NFL player gets a year in prison for wire fraud against Capital One-owned brokerage ShareBuilder
A former NFL player was sentenced to a year in prison for a “kickback scheme” that prosecutors say defrauded his employer at the time, Capital One-owned online brokerage ShareBuilder, of $1.5 million. … Read More
Vulcan Inc., the holding company created by the late Seattle billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is in the midst of a round of job reductions, sources have told GeekWire. … Read More
Sony reveals PS5 details, slated for holiday 2020 debut — in time for battle with Microsoft’s new Xbox
Sony has been conspicuously quiet for much of 2019. … Read More
Stratolaunch, the company that was founded by the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen in 2011 to build a flying launch pad for rockets, says it’s under new ownership. … Read More
Accolade, a Seattle-based company that operates a technology platform to help employees navigate healthcare, landed a $20 million investment from health insurance giant Humana as part of an ongoing partnership between the two companies. … Read More