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 Feb. 14, 2016.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
Seattle’s affordability crisis, largely propelled by an influx of skilled tech workers, is causing many residents of the traditionally blue-collar city to seek out alternative housing. … Read More
Google ranks among the best when it comes to tech companies that build workspaces to encourage productivity and comfort. … Read More
Amazon is betting big on Alexa. That much was evident Thursday night inside the company’s newest skyscraper in Seattle, where more than 300 people gathered at an invite-only recruiting event for the Amazon Alexa team. … Read More
BMW tests car-sharing service in Seattle, taking on Car2Go in first U.S. move since halting S.F. pilot
BMW appears to be expanding its DriveNow car-sharing service in Seattle, taking direct aim at Car2Go in one of its most successful markets. … Read More
Updated below with SwanLuv statement and additional information. … Read More
Planned Seattle office tower aims to attract tech tenants to former Amazon site, with ‘good mojo’ included
The technology industry touches almost every corner of the Seattle region these days, and a planned downtown office building called The Launch Pad is the latest example. … Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Both sides in next month’s big $1 million AI-vs.-human Go match say they’re confident they’ll prevail. … Read More
Microsoft shows off HoloLens-enabled ‘holographic teleportation’ and predicts the demise of 2D technology
Microsoft’s Alex Kipman showed off the most detailed demo of the HoloLens yet during a TED talk in Vancover, B.C., on Tuesday — demonstrating not just an augmented reality, but a form of virtual teleportation. … Read More
PowerPoint is fine for your business presentation, but getting your message across with a few pictures and text alone may not fit when you’re trying to give a product demo on a website or present your findings via email. … Read More
Kanye West is apparently $53 million dollars in debt and wants help from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. … Read More