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. 8, 2017.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
Microsoft and Amazon, which surprised the tech world with a partnership between their Cortana and Alexa virtual assistants, are back at it again. … Read More
We’re not entirely sure if fidget spinners are still a thing on Earth. … Read More
T is for T-Mobile. And tattoo, apparently. … Read More
Update Oct 11, 2 p.m: Amazon sent GeekWire this statement regarding its HQ2 search: “We will give serious consideration to every HQ2 proposal we receive from across North America, including from communities across the Pacific Northwest.” Amazon Worldwide Consumer CEO Jeff Wilke implied that the company’s second headquarters will be in a city outside the Pacific Northwest during an on-stage interview at the GeekWire Summit Tuesday. … Read More
More than 100 out-of-town tech companies set up shop in Seattle region, doubling in less than 3 years
Less than three years ago, GeekWire started a database to track the staggering number of out-of-town tech companies setting up engineering centers in Seattle, and since that time, the list has doubled in size. … Read More
Rose McGowan regained access to her Twitter account on Thursday following a temporary suspension by the social media platform for violating its terms of service. … Read More
With a rueful smile, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella acknowledged on stage at the GeekWire Summit that “one of the (really bizarre) things to do is speculate in technology about the future.” After all, we’re still waiting for the flying cars and jetpacks we were promised in the 1980s. … Read More
‘You can’t wash your hands of this.’ Watch a top University of Washington professor sound off on Facebook and Russia
Ed Lazowska, a leading computer science professor at the University of Washington, wants Facebook and other big tech companies to take responsibility for enabling Russian meddling into the 2016 election. … Read More
SpaceX founder Elon Musk hasn’t yet scored a cameo on the Star Trek stage, as fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos did last year, but he won a high-level shout-out on this week’s episode of “Star Trek: Discovery.” Apparently, Musk will be held in as much esteem as the Wright Brothers and the builder of Earth’s first warp drive, Zefram Cochrane, by the year 2256. … Read More
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed 19 lawsuits against the administration of Donald Trump since the president took office. … Read More