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 March 18, 2018.
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Artificial intelligence is poised to become one of the most disruptive technologies of the century. … Read More
Amazon’s invitation-only conference on machine learning, automation, robotics and space exploration, also known as MARS, has become an annual tradition marked by billionaire CEO Jeff Bezos’ high-tech high jinks. … Read More
Facebook stock plunges amid reports of Trump campaign consultants using unauthorized data from 50M users
Facebook shares were down more than 7 percent Monday in the wake of damaging reports that Republican campaign operatives obtained data from 50 million users to inform the campaigns of President Donald Trump and other conservative candidates. … Read More
Microsoft makes largest corporate solar deal in U.S. history, buying 315 MW from 750,000 solar panels
Microsoft just announced what it calls “the single largest corporate purchase of solar energy ever in the United States,” buying 315 megawatts from two new solar projects in Virginia as part of its ongoing effort to power its global data centers with renewable energy. … Read More
A week after taking the top spot in a ranking that measures brand reputation in the eyes of the public, Amazon is No. … Read More
Robot bees have hit the big time. In the 10 days since Walmart’s patent application for “systems and methods for pollinating crops via unmanned vehicles” came to light, the idea of building drones to do what bees do has gone viral. … Read More
President Trump signs omnibus spending bill, putting the CLOUD Act on the books in big shift for cloud data
A profound change in the way the U.S. government treats cloud data became law Friday with little or no debate, after President Trump signed the $1.3 trillion federal spending bill needed to prevent the government from shutting down. … Read More
The Seattle City Council unanimously approved a one-year moratorium on sites that allow prospective tenants to bid on rental homes Monday. … Read More
The Riveter is taking its female-focused co-working model across the country. … Read More
Amazon passed Google parent Alphabet in market value, and now only Apple is worth more based on that measure. … Read More