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 July 3, 2016.
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‘Hell yes to getting lit on a Monday night!’ Microsoft recruiter’s disastrous attempt to reach hip youths unravels on Twitter
Microsoft’s latest attempt to appeal to young people reeks of more desperation than your middle-aged aunt trying to pull off a Kendall + Kylie crop top. … Read More
Social networks commonly charge companies and marketers a premium to deliver targeted messages and ads — a classic example of the modern online economy, in which tech companies make money by selling the time and attention of their users. … Read More
Software engineers looking for a high base salary that still amounts to a substantial paycheck once cost of living is factored in should look no further than Seattle as the best paying spot in the country. … Read More
In 2014, when former Boeing engineers Daniel Daoura and Nick Pearson-Franks launched Pebblebee, they marketed their flagship product as the most “secure and feature rich bluetooth personal motion tracking device tag.” Four years and many lessons later, they’re launching a next-generation device with a simpler approach. … Read More
If you love watching airplanes taking it to the max, you’ll dig the video showing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jet rehearsing for next week’s Farnborough International Airshow in England. … Read More
Amazon will start offering regular public tours of its Seattle headquarters, pulling back the curtain on its internal operations in a new effort to highlight the company’s connection to the city it’s reshaping. … Read More
‘Alexa, make Amazon some money’: Online retail giant promotes voice-enabled purchasing with exclusive deals
Amazon is making a big push into voice-enabled purchasing by offering a series of deals to people who order items using its Alexa virtual assistant. … Read More
Thursday night’s horrific Dallas shooting ordeal may well mark the first time police ended a standoff with a suspect by sending in a killer robot, but it almost certainly won’t be the last time. … Read More
A judge ruled in favor of Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price on all counts today in a suit filed against him last year by his brother and business partner, Lucas Price — capping, at least for now, a hard-fought legal dispute between the owners of a Seattle-based company known for raising its minimum salaries to $70,000 a year. … Read More
Stay Alfred: The biggest short-term rental startup you’ve never heard of is on track for $25M in revenue this year
Over the past decade, the lodging industry has split into two rival camps — hotels and short-term rentals — thanks to the rise of disruptive tech companies like Airbnb and HomeAway. … Read More