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 3, 2019.
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Amazon reportedly halts orders from wholesalers, prompting concern about major changes to vendor platforms
Wholesale suppliers that sell items directly to Amazon have reportedly stopped getting purchase orders from the tech giant, and are instead being encouraged to sell directly to consumers via the third-party marketplace. … Read More
Bellevue, Wash., get ready to experience the Amazon effect. … Read More
As most people in Portland were getting ready for New Year’s Eve in late 2017, PDX Women in Tech was scrambling to decline a $500 sponsorship from a local startup. … Read More
An Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo jet — part of the Amazon Air package delivery fleet — is seen in newly released security footage diving at a steep angle moments before crashing into a shallow bay in Texas on Feb. … Read More
A pair of Nordstrom technology executives are leaving the company, and the chief technology officer plans to reorganize the retailer’s digital division in the latest shakeup of the Seattle-based company’s tech initiatives. … Read More
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship splashed down into the Atlantic Ocean today, ending a six-day uncrewed test run preparing the way for astronaut trips to the International Space Station later this year. … Read More
REDMOND, Wash. — Melania Trump is visiting Microsoft’s headquarters Monday as part of her “Be Best” campaign, promoting the well-being of children online and offline. … Read More
REDMOND, Wash. — In the months since First Lady Melania Trump announced that her advocacy would center on cyberbullying, she’s faced criticism because of the tone President Donald Trump often takes online. … Read More
Microsoft, the tech powerhouse once maligned as the “evil empire,” is engaged in a radical shift, taking on the mantle of corporate responsibility and civic leadership. … Read More
KoBold Metals’ quest to find new sources of cobalt, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries, has received high-profile backing from Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the $1 billion innovation fund spearheaded by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. … Read More