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 13, 2016.
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Editor’s note: Sign up for our GeekWire March Madness contest, with a chance to win tickets to the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit in July. Microsoft Bing is back at it again with March Madness picks, this year with more data to work with and an improved prediction algorithm. … Read More
If you’re big into multiplayer gaming, you need to buy the same console as your friends to play together. But a new move by Microsoft may end that. … Read More
It is clear that Sony has run away with the “win” in the current video game console generation in terms of raw console sales numbers, but as it turns out, selling the most systems doesn’t equate to having the most — or the best — exclusive games. … Read More
Microsoft apologized Friday for hiring scantily clad dancers at its official Game Developers Conference after-party in San Francisco. … Read More
Amazon has almost perfected a shopping experience for browsers — and I mean human, not web. … Read More
Internal email: Microsoft launches investigation into Xbox ‘schoolgirl’ dancer incident; ‘We are not going to tolerate this,’ says HR chief
Microsoft’s top executives were “embarrassed and appalled” upon seeing photos of female dancers in schoolgirl outfits at a Microsoft Xbox-sponsored event at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, the company’s executive vice president of human resources, Kathleen Hogan, wrote in a companywide email this afternoon. … Read More
From a booming tech industry to a beautiful environment, Seattle has several qualities that are the envy of cities around the world. … Read More
Tech brings in big, young money. That’s according to a new report from Zillow, which ranks the top U.S. … Read More
Posted by Eric Medalle on Saturday, February 27, 2016 Eric Medalle, the man who died when a tree fell on his SUV during a Seattle windstorm, was a longtime artist and creative design director for The Pokémon Company International in Bellevue, Wash. … Read More
You would think the Tesla Model S is a friend of the trees, being that cleaner air is the whole point of the electric luxury car. But for one big tree in northeast Seattle, the high-end vehicle was just something to land on during a windstorm. … Read More