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. 5, 2018.
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Airline employee steals plane from Sea-Tac, does aerial tricks with F-15s in pursuit before crashing on island south of Seattle
A distressed Horizon Air employee stole one of the airline’s planes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday night and roamed through the air with F-15 fighter jets in pursuit until the plane crashed on Ketron Island, southwest of Seattle, authorities said. … Read More
Microsoft considers Slack enough of a threat to its Office business to officially list the popular workplace communication and collaboration tool as a competitor for the first time in its annual 10-K report to the Securities and Exchange Commission. … Read More
The outlook for this year’s Perseid meteor shower is checking all the boxes. … Read More
Nearly 40 years ago, scientists had what seemed like a crazy idea: What if we could reprogram cancer patients’ immune systems to wipe out their disease? … Read More
Satya Nadella sold $36 million in Microsoft stock, his biggest sell off since becoming CEO in 2014. … Read More
The Internet may not be a big truck (it’s a series of tubes of course), but in a way, the Internet is inside a big truck—the T-Mobile Tech Truck. … Read More
Checkout the bike share program now. What a waste! … Read More
In a fresh sign of the financial straits facing Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company will be auctioning off hundreds of items from its headquarters in Redmond, Wash., ranging from industrial-strength CNC machine tools and 3-D printers to laptops and folding chairs. … Read More
OfferUp is raising a huge round of funding as the mobile marketplace continues to grow and battle a crowded field of competitors. … Read More
Nordstrom is doubling down on its technology efforts, naming Edmond Mesrobian as the retailer’s new chief technology officer. … Read More