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 17, 2016.
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As many players of Pokémon Go can attest, the augmented-reality mobile game’s astounding popularity has caused numerous server issues. The servers have been known not only to slow to a crawl but also to boot users offline, requiring them to log back in. … Read More
Blue Origin and SpaceX vets raise cash for Relativity Space, a stealthy startup aiming to build rockets ‘with zero human labor’
Two engineers with experience at Blue Origin and SpaceX have raised almost $10 million for their own rocket startup, Relativity Space, which promises to build orbital rockets “with zero human labor.” The funding rounds are described in two documents filed in May and this month with the Securities and Exchange Commission. … Read More
Ray Kurzweil, the author, inventor, computer scientist, futurist and Google employee, was the featured keynote speaker Thursday afternoon at Postback, the annual conference presented by Seattle mobile marketing company Tune. … Read More
Mark off the Boeing Co. as one more place where you shouldn’t be playing Pokémon Go, the monster-catching game that’s been taking smartphones by storm. … Read More
Amazon plans ‘secret’ midnight product launch next week, according to internal message to Flex drivers
Amazon is preparing to launch a secret product later this month. … Read More
When we heard Amazon was planning to offer tours of its Seattle headquarters, we had to sign up. … Read More
Amazon has quietly begun testing a workplace lunch delivery service in Seattle, letting employees at specific companies order lunch specials for delivery to their offices, receiving daily menus via text message and placing their orders via Amazon’s Prime Now app. … Read More
You’d hardly recognize Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos in the super-heavy makeup he wears as an alien Starfleet official in “Star Trek Beyond,” the latest big-screen voyage of the Starship Enterprise. … Read More
Amazon Web Services scored slightly higher than Microsoft’s Azure in Gartner’s comprehensive Infrastructure as a Service assessment, released by the research firm today. … Read More
Another Bay Area tech company is setting up shop in Seattle. … Read More