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 June 11, 2017.
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Amazon sues former AWS VP over non-compete deal; Smartsheet calls claim against its new product chief an ‘enormous overreach’
Amazon.com is alleging that one of its former high-ranking executives violated a non-compete agreement when he accepted a job at Bellevue-based Smartsheet, GeekWire has learned. … Read More
Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion, marking the Seattle-based tech giant’s most ambitious expansion yet into brick-and-mortar retail. … Read More
Seattle’s new Alaskan Way tunnel — currently three years late and millions of dollars over budget — has been called the worst transportation investment in the entire United States. … Read More
Amazon just introduced a new Alexa device: a $20 version of its Amazon Dash Wand with the voice-enabled smart assistant built in for ordering food, getting recipes and controlling smart-home devices. … Read More
If you’re planning to witness the total solar eclipse on Aug. … Read More
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s vision to send a million people to Mars is now in print, but the billionaire visionary says he’s already working on an update. … Read More
Career decisions are always stressful, but employees at Amazon Web Services face an additional source of anxiety when evaluating new opportunities: am I about to get sued? … Read More
Artificial intelligence research is still in its infancy, at least as compared to computer science in general, but the concept of unlimited computing resources is accelerating the field. … Read More
Former Swype execs raise $8.5M for Xealth, a health platform that connects patients, doctors and digital treatments
There is no end to pressing needs in the healthcare industry. … Read More
The Rolls-Royce and the Ferrari parked in front of a real estate sales office in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood Wednesday night were the first indication that this was no normal “house party.” The line of blue-jacketed valets, the red carpet and rope line, the doorman with a list of registered guests, the wine bar, the gourmet hors d’oeuvres, the black-tie-wearing servers, the mini pop-up shop for custom-tailored men’s suits — all of that was a pretty good signal, too. … Read More