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 Oct. 2, 2016.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
If you want to attract and keep developers, don’t emphasize ping-pong tables, lounges, fire pits and chocolate fountains. … Read More
Amazon, which originally started out of Jeff Bezos’ Bellevue, Wash., garage before permanently planting its flag in Seattle, is poised to open a huge new office in the city where it was born. … Read More
Amazon’s Echo product line has been called the “accidental winner” of the smart-home speaker market, but it’s more accurate to say it’s the accidental early leader. … Read More
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said earlier this year that the company’s goal is to make the benefits of its $99/year Amazon Prime program so numerous and valuable that it’s irresponsible not to be a member. … Read More
Microsoft Ventures has invested in 13 startups since launching in late May as the Redmond company’s first formal venture fund — backing up-and-coming companies in areas including cloud infrastructure, software as a service, machine learning, security, productivity and communications. … Read More
What started as a fun project born at a Startup Weekend event has turned into a potential billion-dollar company that is gearing up for an IPO. … Read More
Uber’s super-fast lunch delivery has shut down in Seattle and other cities across North America. … Read More
A Donald Trump presidency would be bad for the travel business and bad for the world, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said at the GeekWire Summit 2016 Tuesday. … Read More
Amazon quietly kicked off its regional Amazon Ride pilot shuttle program Monday to bring commuters from the suburbs to its Seattle campus. … Read More
The SR 99 tunneling machine has passed the halfway point on its long journey beneath Seattle, and officials stood 10 stories below street level on Monday to show off where Bertha is expected to punch through next spring. … Read More