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. 27, 2016.
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An Amazon employee was injured after he reportedly jumped off a building at the company’s Seattle headquarters campus Monday morning. … Read More
BELLEVUE, Wash. — “Please silence all Windows Phones and other devices,” was the announcement at the beginning of Microsoft’s annual meeting here this morning. … Read More
It’s official, folks. Seattle’s housing market is the hottest in the nation, according to new data from The S&P Case-Shiller National Home Price Index. … Read More
LAS VEGAS — Snowball, a physical device introduced by Amazon last year to quickly move 50 TB of data out of a data center into AWS’s cloud, has proved extremely popular. … Read More
The makers of virtual reality headsets and content may still be waiting for consumers to fall for the medium as a full-fledged entertainment option, but one guy in a viral Facebook video is ahead of the curve — at least when it comes to the falling part. … Read More
Social media giant Facebook is growing its presence in Seattle in a big way, leasing a pair of planned office buildings in the South Lake Union neighborhood, right in Amazon’s backyard. … Read More
World-famous physicist Stephen Hawking says Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump’s presidential victory serve as wakeup calls amid what he says is “the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity.” And he says that elite members of society, including himself, have to take those wakeup calls to heart. … Read More
Why this 6th grader traveled from Colorado to Microsoft’s annual meeting — and what she asked the company’s top execs
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, couldn’t help but remark on the age of the person who asked the final question at the company’s annual shareholder meeting this morning. … Read More
Amazon launches new artificial intelligence services for developers: Image recognition, text-to-speech, Alexa NLP
Amazon today announced three new artificial intelligence-related toolkits for developers building apps on Amazon Web Services. … Read More
The 44,000 employees at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters campus went through a whopping 189 million pounds of food and packaging between July and December 2015. … Read More