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 Nov. 13, 2016.
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Amazon will significantly change how it assesses the performance of its employees each year — shaking up a controversial tradition that has emerged as an emblem of the technology giant’s exacting standards and hard-charging workplace. … Read More
Jeff Bezos has responded to what he called a “heartfelt email” from an employee representing Amazon’s Affinity Group Leaders who were seeking a message of support from the company’s leadership in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory. … Read More
Microsoft is taking increasingly bolder steps toward the openness it has embraced under CEO Satya Nadella, announcing today that it’s joining the Linux Foundation as a platinum member. … Read More
Ex-Microsoft manager raises $295M for growth stage venture fund targeting the future of enterprise software
Sheila Gulati is excited about the converging worlds of cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and now the former Microsoft manager has some fresh capital to play with as she looks for exciting startup companies in those arenas. … Read More
The adult industry has been propelling — and in some cases initiating — new technologies since the invention of the printing press. … Read More
Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries is sharing some of the first pictures of Earth ever taken by its low-cost, high-resolution BlackSky Pathfinder-1 satellite – and they’re spectacular. … Read More
SpaceX has laid out further details about a 4,425-satellite communications network that’s expected to provide global broadband internet access, with its Seattle-area office playing a key role in its development. … Read More
Seattle entrepreneur who starred on Donald Trump’s ‘Apprentice’ expresses fear, optimism after election
In 2007, Seattle entrepreneur James Sun competed on season six of NBC’s reality television series “The Apprentice” with Donald Trump. … Read More
Construction crews appear to be close to finishing up Amazon’s mysterious drive-up grocery store in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, and the project just hit a major permitting milestone. … Read More
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, true-blue California is talking about making a #CalExit – and that’s stirred up some buzz about a blue breakaway for Washington state and Oregon as well. … Read More