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 Jan. 8, 2017.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
The 2016-17 college football season ends tonight with what should be an exciting battle and a rematch of last year’s title with Alabama looking to defend its championship against Clemson. … Read More
Amazon’s billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, is becoming a regular at Hollywood award ceremonies like tonight’s Golden Globes, and now he’s becoming an inspiration for the jokes as well. … Read More
Amazon just made a big statement about its continued growth aspirations, announcing that it plans to add another 100,000 full-time jobs in the U.S. … Read More
Dramatic footage shot by a drone circling Seattle’s Space Needle shows workers preparing for the recent New Year’s Eve fireworks display — right up until the remote-controlled craft crashes into the iconic, 605-foot structure. … Read More
Guest Post: U.S. Immigration Services issues new standards to make it easer for foreign entrepreneurs to get green cards
Two years ago, in my article titled, “What President Obama’s immigration announcement means for tech companies and entrepreneurs,” I discussed the president’s executive actions on immigration that he’d just announced at the time. … Read More
Facebook is starting to look a little Amazon-like in the speed with which it is gobbling up Seattle real estate. … Read More
Study: Microsoft Teams set to pass Slack, Google Hangouts as second most-used business chat app in next 2 years
Microsoft Teams isn’t even generally available to the public yet, but one report prognosticates that the new chat app will soon be used by more businesses than both Google Hangouts and Slack. … Read More
Something about big snowstorms in Portland brings out the best in viral video makers. … Read More
A cryptic filing with the Federal Communications Commission reveals a plan by Amazon to test a new wireless communications system at its downtown Seattle headquarters and in rural Washington state. … Read More
It’s before dawn on the first Friday of January. … Read More