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 March 6, 2016.
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Stop the porch pirates: Seattle startup vet launches Package Guard to deter crooks who swipe packages from front porches
Tired of getting your Amazon packages stolen from the front porch? A Seattle-area entrepreneur may have a simple solution — one that may send the crooks running away, fast. … Read More
Follow up: Nordstrom confirms 120 job cuts on tech team as part of change in tech strategy Retail giant Nordstrom today confirmed that it has made another round of layoffs, impacting an undisclosed number of employees on its technology team. … Read More
SpaceX’s billionaire founder, Elon Musk, has had to bat down all sorts of reports about political associations over the past couple of weeks – and the strategy that seems to work the best is to get people talking about sending humans to Mars. … Read More
Nearly a year ago, Mark Nagle was on the hunt for a location that could serve as Expedia’s new headquarters. … Read More
Jeff Bezos lifts curtain on Blue Origin rocket factory, lays out grand plan for space travel that spans hundreds of years
KENT, Wash. – For the first time, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos guided a pack of journalists around his Blue Origin rocket factory today and showed off hardware that could send people on suborbital rides to outer space as early as next year. … Read More
The bad news: Sonos, the privately held maker of wireless audio gear, is cutting jobs. … Read More
If you live in a region with a thriving tech industry, you’ve probably noticed your dollar doesn’t go as far in the housing market as it used to. … Read More
Life at a startup can certainly have its ups and downs. … Read More
Tech boom shrinks Seattle area housing inventory, sparks bidding wars as prices soar to record levels
Potential home buyers in the Seattle region are facing record low inventory and all-time high prices, thanks in part to a booming tech industry that’s fueling extraordinary job growth at companies such as Amazon.com, Tableau, Zillow and Expedia. Meanwhile, bidding wars are only expected to heat up as the busy spring home shopping season approaches. … Read More
In May of last year, I finally pulled the trigger: I got rid of my car, a 2013 Honda Civic. … Read More