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 Jan. 31, 2016.
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If you need help figuring out who will win next Sunday’s Super Bowl, Madden simulations aren’t a bad place to start. … Read More
Grayl, the Seattle-based maker of portable water-purification bottles, is seeking additional funds through a Kickstarter campaign for its latest offering, the Ultralight — billed as the world’s best purifier and filter bottle. … Read More
A few years ago, 2011 UW graduate Ben Tarassoli was looking for an electrically-assisted bicycle (e-bike). … Read More
A public-private campaign to improve America’s resilience to future earthquakes, like the “Really Big One” that’s expected to hit the Pacific Northwest someday, received a multimillion-dollar boost today. … Read More
Over the past year, rising competition for top talent has led to a benefits battle among tech companies. Industry titans reworked their policies and announced new, more lavish perks to gain a recruiting edge. … Read More
The iPad Pro may be following in the footsteps of the Surface tablets — with its detachable keyboard, big screen and digital pen — but Apple’s new high-end device came out ahead of Microsoft’s first-party tablets in the key holiday quarter, according to new estimates released this morning by the IDC market research firm. … Read More
Forget backseat drivers, since unveiling its rebranded look this week, Uber is hearing it from backseat designers who think the company missed the mark big time with its new app icon and more. … Read More
Shares of Tableau Software fell more than 35 percent in after-hours trading Thursday after the data visualization company reported a $41 million loss for the fourth quarter. … Read More
Welcome back, Treasure Truck. Amazon’s deals vehicle, which was first announced in June but mysteriously disappeared before launching, is finally back on the road in Seattle today after a 7-month delay. … Read More
Workers reached a milestone this week in the construction of the most distinctive element of Amazon’s new Seattle campus — lifting and welding into place the first massive steel pieces in the external structure of the giant biodomes going up at the base of the company’s new office towers just north of downtown. … Read More