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. 26, 2018.
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Most popular stories on GeekWire
A gene-by-gene, neuron-by-neuron search has turned up a new breed of brain cell that may serve as a fine-scale “volume control” for neural activity in humans. … Read More
When Boeing’s customers said they wanted a stretched-out 737 MAX jet, there was one big problem: The 737’s landing gear was too short to handle it. … Read More
The Department of Justice is pressing charges against the CEO of two Bellevue, Wash., technology staffing firms claiming he faked more than 100 applications for H-1B visas, the type tech companies use to hire skilled, international talent. … Read More
Amazon hit a new high mark this morning as its stock crossed the $2,000 threshold, and analysts are predicting even bigger things for the Seattle tech giant. … Read More
The official search has ended for a hiker who went missing in the mountains northeast of Seattle on Aug. … Read More
Tens of thousands of Microsoft contract workers will get the option to take paid parental leave under a new policy announced by the company this morning for its U.S. … Read More
Amazon makes another Go of checkout-free retail: Here’s what’s different inside latest Seattle location
The second location of the Amazon Go checkout-free concept is here, and while the store didn’t feature too many significant changes from the original, how quickly it opened points to the potential for Amazon to expand quickly. … Read More
News Brief: NASA says Alaskan astronaut candidate Robb Kulin is leaving his training program at the end of this month, one year after his selection for the Class of 2017. … Read More
Alaska Airlines adds nonstop flight from Seattle to Columbus, Ohio, fueling tech industry collaboration
Alaska Airlines is adding a daily nonstop flight from Seattle to Columbus, Ohio, starting March 7, 2019. … Read More
WeWork Labs startup incubator to open first West Coast location in Seattle, led by UW startup veteran
WeWork will open the first West Coast location of its WeWork Labs startup incubator in Seattle next month, GeekWire has learned, underscoring the growing global prominence of Seattle’s startup scene. … Read More