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. 22, 2017.
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Keep laughing, Jeff Bezos, and get that tux ready again. … Read More
SpaceX has taken on a 40,625-square-foot facility in Redmond, Wash., that will become a research and development lab for its ambitious satellite operation. … Read More
Amazon, with its more than 300,000 global employees, has emerged as one of the world’s corporate powerhouses. … Read More
The folks who ride New Shepard, the suborbital spaceship being tested by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture, will be given barf bags to tuck into their flight suits. … Read More
UW spinout KenSci raises $8.5M for machine learning platform that predicts which patients will get sick
Healthcare is an expensive industry. Every year, the United States spends about $9,000 per capita on healthcare, higher than in many other industrial countries. … Read More
Microsoft believes that its unique combination of cloud offerings will hold off market-leading public-cloud service Amazon Web Services in Microsoft’s traditional stronghold of the enterprise, CEO Satya Nadella said in phone call with press and analysts after the release of quarterly earnings Thursday. Microsoft is the number-two public-cloud company, competing energetically with AWS in an ongoing battle of pricing and features. … Read More
Obama: Amazon is ‘killing traditional retail,’ and ‘relentless’ automation is the real threat to jobs
New U.S. President Donald Trump is focused on expanding the U.S. … Read More
Boeing’s Starliner space taxi won’t be carrying astronauts to the International Space Station for at least another year and a half, but we may soon find out what they’ll be wearing. … Read More
The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. … Read More
[FOLLOW-UP: Court partially blocks Trump immigration ban amid protests and tech industry backlash] President Trump’s actions on immigration during his first week in office are sending shock waves through the technology community, where immigrants comprise a big portion of the workforce. … Read More