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 May 7, 2017.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
Welcome to the new West Coast ‘megalopolis:’ Diving into the complex relationship between Seattle and Silicon Valley
For the past few years, I’ve been kicking around a theory that relates to the city that I love, this wonderful place that I’ve called home for more than two decades. … Read More
The programming languages that developers use to create software are as varied and dynamic and spoken language. … Read More
Warren Buffett’s billions are testament to his brains when it comes to taking the right investment bets. … Read More
Amazon is opening up a homeless transitional shelter inside one of its new Seattle HQ buildings that will give 65 families a place to stay before finding permanent housing. … Read More
A county-by-county survey of U.S. life expectancy reports a 20-year gap between the lows and the highs – a gap that correlates with socioeconomic factors, race and ethnicity, and the availability of health care as well as preventable risk factors such as obesity and smoking. … Read More
‘You know who can afford a house in Seattle?’ Code Fellows pulls divisive ad touting software salaries
(Editor’s Note: Tweets in this story contain explicit language) Whether it’s deserved or not, the Seattle tech community has become a target for the frustrations of longtime residents grappling with the rising cost of living, and housing affordability issues. … Read More
Speed kills may be a popular saying. But don’t tell that to LinkedIn co-founder and newly-appointed Microsoft board member Reid Hoffman. … Read More
Since its inception, Zillow’s home-value calculator, know as the “Zestimate” has been one of the most controversial features of the company’s real estate portal. Zillow co-founder Rich Barton openly admitted to GeekWire that the tool is “very provocative and personal and a little voyeuristic.” Provocative is a surefire way to draw eyes to your site — crucial for any online ad-supported business — but it does come at a price. … Read More
President Donald Trump today signed a long-awaited executive order aimed at beefing up cybersecurity at federal government agencies – with a shift of computer capabilities to the cloud as a key part of the strategy. … Read More
We can think of lots of big streets around Seattle where we’d love to see Pac-Man clear some more space — oh, hey, Mercer Street. … Read More