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 Dec. 18, 2016.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
Oculus engineering leader arrested near Seattle, charged with soliciting sex from cop posing as 15-year-old girl
Dov Katz, head of the computer vision and machine learning group at Facebook-owned Oculus, has been charged in King County for attempted commercial sexual abuse of a minor. … Read More
Microsoft has made it (again). The Redmond software giant landed a skit on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” this week, spoofing the company’s efforts to be politically correct with a pair of very gay robots. … Read More
Free coffee for the holidays? Starbucks is making is so, but the Seattle-based company is making you work for it online. … Read More
AT&T launched its new streaming service DirecTV Now last month, but it appears to still be working out some of the kinks in the system. … Read More
This 25-year-old just raised $5.8M for a startup that will make VR experiences ‘indistinguishable from real life’
Jake Rubin’s inspiration for launching a virtual reality company began inside his grandfather’s magnet lab at MIT nearly two decades ago. … Read More
From the living room of her Seattle apartment, Melissa Anne McClain has a window on the rapidly changing city that she calls home. … Read More
Amazon takes some heat for the tsunami of cardboard it unfurls this time of year. … Read More
There will be more tech companies going public in 2017 than this year. … Read More
Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, insists he’s really going to build a tunnel-boring machine to do something about road traffic. … Read More
Updated (9:40 p.m.) to remove tweets from an unverified source. … Read More