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. 25, 2016.
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Following Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, one analyst thinks the Redmond, Wash. … Read More
Seattle region home to 10 of nation’s 30 most competitive neighborhoods for house hunters, Redfin says
After a report yesterday revealed Seattle had the nation’s hottest housing market for the second month running, it should come as no surprise that many of the most competitive neighborhoods in the country are clustered around the Seattle region. … Read More
Amazon’s digital brain Alexa is an astute listener, and police in Bentonville, Ark., are seeking her help to build a murder case, but the company doesn’t appear to be cooperating. … Read More
For years, space geeks have been intrigued by the idea of propulsion systems that don’t need propellant – and now one of the best-known concepts, known as the EmDrive – is getting a serious once-over. … Read More
Tennis legend Serena Williams shared the news of her engagement to Alexis Ohanian on (where else?) the platform he co-created. … Read More
Could Amazon’s Alexa be a tattletale? Yes, as could any Internet-connected device in your home, we were all reminded this week. … Read More
If there are any Robin Hoods out there who are thinking about shooting down drones while they’re making deliveries, Amazon has a patented plan to stop you. … Read More
Geeks and books go together like athletes and balls, but just as there are different sports, there are different types of geek reading. … Read More
For the second straight month, Seattle home prices grew faster than any other major metro region in the country. … Read More
Some patents seem so way out that you have to wonder if they’re a joke. … Read More