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 Jan. 27, 2019.
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(Update, Feb. 1: The headline on this story has been corrected to more accurately represent the status of workers eligible for H-1B visas.) Effective April 1, there will be new rules governing the H-1B visa, which U.S. … Read More
‘This is a game changer’: Seattle startup attracts oil and gas giants with special high-performance metal
After more than a decade of testing and development, a Seattle startup is attracting the biggest names in the oil and gas industry with a unique metal that it says offers better performance at a cheaper price than conventional steel. … Read More
NFL quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Alex Smith are re-upping their investment in Vicis. … Read More
Attorneys for the State of Washington asked for more than $171 million from Comcast this week in closing arguments of one of the state’s biggest consumer protection lawsuits in recent history. … Read More
Jeff Bezos is the richest person on earth. … Read More
People apparently lined up to work at Amazon’s warehouses and Whole Foods stores in the weeks following the tech giant’s announcement of a new $15 minimum wage for all workers in the U.S. … Read More
At least Russell Wilson can joke about it. … Read More
Facebook has grown as fast as any company in the Seattle area in recent years, but it has done so while keeping details close to the vest, for the most part. … Read More
UPDATE: Facebook confirmed that it has leased 338,000 square feet in the Block 16 building. … Read More
If the winners of the Zillow Prize decide to spend their $1 million winnings on a new house, at least they’ll know that the Zestimate on whatever they’re looking at is a little more accurate thanks to their hard work. … Read More