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. 21, 2016.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
Cheezburger online comedy sites sold to unnamed buyer in acquisition of startup that made funny cat pictures famous
I can has acquisition? Cheezburger, the pioneering online comedy network that brought cat pictures and outrageous videos to millions around the world, has been sold to an undisclosed, newly-formed private media company, GeekWire has learned. … Read More
Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith spoke to the U.S. … Read More
Popular opinion about big data is not all that rosy. … Read More
Redfin, the tech-powered real estate brokerage based out of Seattle, collects all kinds of data about cities, from the available housing, pricing, and what citizens want out of their city over the next decade. … Read More
Over the next three months, nine early-stage startups will hone their solutions under the mentorship of the Techstars Seattle accelerator. … Read More
We already know that Boston Dynamics’ robots can run with the big dogs and go dashing through the snow. … Read More
Amazon has been growing at an unprecedented pace in recent years, and 2015 was no exception. Last year, the tech and online retail giant added 76,500 jobs to its workforce, bringing its total employees around the globe to 230,000 people, not counting seasonal workers. … Read More
A twenty-something tech worker who took to Medium to complain about her pay has become something of a cause celebre on the social networks. … Read More
Yahoo exec and Seattle startup founder Maria Zhang on her vindication against sexual harassment suit
Yahoo vice president of engineering Maria Zhang, a former Seattle-area startup founder, is talking publicly about the legal battle she’s navigated for the past 18 months. … Read More
Seattle-based Korner’s home security device plays major role in thwarting burglary attempt caught on camera
A Seattle man is crediting his high-tech home security system with scaring off a would-be burglar this week, and a device made by Seattle-based Korner played a major role. … Read More