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 Feb. 18, 2018.
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After making the decision to roll its own infrastructure and reduce its dependence on Amazon Web Services, Dropbox reduced its operating costs by $74.6 million over the next two years, the company said in its S-1 statement Friday. … Read More
SpaceX put its first two prototype Starlink broadband satellites into orbit along with a Spanish radar imaging satellite today. … Read More
I bought my house in Seattle way back when people who didn’t build software for a living were still able to afford houses. … Read More
See you later, Swype: Popular text input keyboard discontinued as Seattle creators lament its demise
Not many technology products become a verb, as in “I Googled it” or “We Ubered.” But mobile keyboard startup Swype, created in Seattle in the early 2000s by technology pioneer Cliff Kushler, achieved that status. … Read More
Another day, another Amazon HQ2 analysis. … Read More
Planetary Resources, a Redmond, Wash.-based venture that aims to make a fortune mining asteroids, is facing a more down-to-earth challenge: a fundraising shortfall. … Read More
T-Mobile loves to get under the skin of its rival carriers and an ad over the holidays struck a nerve with AT&T. … Read More
The federal government plans to apply more scrutiny to third-party staffing agencies seeking skilled work visas to bring foreign-born workers into the U.S. … Read More
Fascinating Jobs application: Apple co-founder listed ‘tech, design’ as skills in 1973 hunt for work
Three years before he co-founded Apple, Steve Jobs filled out a job application at Reed College in Portland in which he replied “yes” to a section asking whether he had computer skills. … Read More
AUSTIN, Texas — Gray skies, cops on bikes, microbrews and transit turmoil: If Texas’ state capital gets picked as Amazon’s HQ2, Amazonians will find much that’s familiar, plus the scent of barbecue wafting through the air. … Read More