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 Aug. 27, 2017.
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Sam Blackman, one of the more prominent leaders of the Portland technology scene and CEO of AWS Elemental, has died at the age of 41, GeekWire has confirmed. … Read More
NFL players notice something different with Vicis’ new helmet. … Read More
Sierra Nevada Corp.’s prototype Dream Chaser space plane, also known as the “mini-space shuttle,” successfully went through its first in-the-air test in four years today at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California’s Mojave Desert. … Read More
Han Solo famously told Luke Skywalker, in the original “Star Wars” film, that his beloved Corellian freighter “may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts.” A new Millennium Falcon Lego set definitely looks spectacular and judging by a reveal from the famed toy company, she does have it where it counts. … Read More
Remote technical interviews are often full of friction, requiring candidates to flip between their video chatting and testing apps. … Read More
Breakthrough Listen, a $100 million initiative aimed at stepping up the search for alien signals, says it’s picked up an intriguing series of 15 fast radio bursts emanating from a dwarf galaxy 3 billion light-years away. … Read More
Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa will begin “talking to each other” by the end of the year, letting each voice assistant’s users leverage the unique capabilities of the other in an unusual collaboration between the Seattle-area tech giants. … Read More
Amazon Web Services is arguably Amazon’s second-greatest creation, after the construction of a retail empire that has done so much to influence the way just about everything is bought and sold. … Read More
If you’re a chief information officer at a large or medium-size retailer that has embraced cloud computing while feeling the effects of Amazon’s rise, expect to get a call from a Microsoft salesperson this week. … Read More
A new Seattle startup backed by top venture capital investors and NFL stars is looking to change the way sports fans pay for jerseys with an e-commerce rental model that proved successful for tech companies like Netflix and Gamefly. … Read More