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That’s what the year’s top stories on GeekWire tell us about what you liked reading in 2016, and for a further analysis make sure to check out GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop’s story: What GeekWire’s top stories of 2016 say about the state of humanity 

Here’s a look back at the top 25 posts, measured by page views. Thanks to everyone for tuning into GeekWire, and here’s to a great 2017.

Ray Kurzweil: The world isn’t getting worse — our information is getting better (41,700 Facebook likes, 47 comments) Published: July 22, 2016

For defying no-call lists, Dish faces potential fines totaling $24 billion (830 Facebook likes, 78 comments) Published: Jan. 21, 2016

An engine for Mars: Aerojet wins $67M NASA contract for solar electric propulsion (4,600 Facebook likes, 18 comments) Published: April 19, 2016

They’re not saying it’s aliens, but signal traced to sunlike star sparks SETI interest (20,800 Facebook likes, 96 comments) Published: Aug. 28, 2016

Image: RATAN-600 telescope
SETI researchers say an intriguing radio spike was detected last year by the RATAN-600 radio telescope. (Credit: SAO RAS)

Just shut up and let your devs concentrate, advises Stack Overflow CEO Joel Spolsky (4,900 Facebook likes, 59 comments) Published: Oct. 5, 2016

Oculus engineering leader arrested near Seattle, charged with soliciting sex from cop posing as 15-year-old girl (1,800 Facebook likes, 157 comments) Published: Dec. 23, 2016

Obama creating ‘startup visas’ to encourage foreign entrepreneurs to start companies in the U.S. (29,800 Facebook likes, 20 comments) Published: Aug. 26, 2016

Stealthy startup Human debuts headphones shaped like ears, calls them an ‘evolution of personal audio’ (653 Facebook likes, 4 comments) Published: Sept. 20, 2016

Pornhub reveals, state by state, its most popular search terms among U.S. users (1,700 Facebook likes, 11 comments)

App of the Year: 5 mobile standouts compete in the GeekWire Awards (704 Facebook likes, 3 comments) Published: April 22, 2016

People posed in front of the Amazon Go sign as testers tried out the new service. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy)

Golden tickets in Amazon Prime Now bags reward hundreds of customers with free stuff (75 Facebook likes, 0 comments) Published: Dec. 15, 2016

How ‘Amazon Go’ works: The technology behind the online retailer’s groundbreaking new grocery store (2,200 Facebook likes, 36 comments) Published: Dec. 5, 2016

First Amazon Prime airplane debuts in Seattle after secret night flight (6,600 Facebook likes, 7 comments) Published: Aug. 4, 2016

Microsoft’s March Madness bracket: Here are Bing’s NCAA basketball predictions (16 Facebook likes, 1 comment) Published: March 14, 2016

Exclusive: Apple acquires Turi in major exit for Seattle-based machine learning and AI startup (1,400 Facebook likes, 7 comments) Published: Aug. 5, 2016

How to cope with what’s shaping up as the Northwest’s ‘most powerful storm’ (3,900 Facebook likes, 4 comments) Published: Oct. 12, 2016

Ex-Seattle Seahawk Russell Okung at GeekWire Startup Day.

Who will win the Super Bowl? Microsoft Bing picks champ before NFL playoffs begin (455 Facebook likes, 20 comments) Published: Jan. 6, 2016

Neither Trump nor Clinton is addressing the biggest challenge to jobs: automation (12,100 Facebook likes, 68 comments) Published: July 30, 2016

Seahawks lineman Russell Okung responds to Paul Graham’s essay on economic inequality and startups (5,000 Facebook likes, 70 comments) Published: Jan. 14, 2016

Google to move to new 4-building complex in Amazon’s backyard in Seattle, developed by Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. (3,500 Facebook likes, 11 comments) Published: March 24, 2016

Internal email: Microsoft forms new 5,000-person AI division; key exec Qi Lu leaving after bike injury (1,500 Facebook likes, 2 comments) Published: Sept. 29, 2016

Amazon construction
White paint and glass are added to the biospheres. (Melissa Anne McClain Photo)

How people are using the Amazon Echo: New study reveals surprising patterns (110 Facebook likes, 18 comments) Published: Oct. 8, 2016

Amazon’s giant Seattle biospheres come into focus with installation of first glass panels (1,600 Facebook likes, 34 comments) Published: April 24, 2016

How to stream the 2016 NFL playoffs — for some games, without a cable subscription (60 Facebook likes, 3 comments) Published: Jan. 9, 2016

This is the smartwatch that President Barack Obama wears (263 Facebook likes, 0 comments) Published: Jan. 1, 2016

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