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 May 5, 2019.
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There are countless things about the state of technology in 2019 that would startle a visitor from 2009, but this is up there: Microsoft will include a custom-built Linux kernel in the next version of Windows, it announced Monday at Microsoft Build. … Read More
An 18-year-old college freshman and winner of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, the tech giants global student developer competition, has plans to transform how diabetics test and monitor their blood glucose levels with an app that gets the information by taking a picture of their eyes. … Read More
In an increasingly competitive market for cloud computing, reliability matters, and Microsoft has some work to do. … Read More
We now know how many of SpaceX’s Starlink broadband data satellites, developed in Redmond, Wash., can be crammed into the nose cone of a Falcon rocket. … Read More
You’ve probably heard this story before: A booming technopolis drives up the cost of housing and office space so employees and companies start to trickle into a less expensive, more modest tech hub. … Read More
Redfin looks to disrupt real estate again with new program letting homebuyers make direct offers online without an agent
Redfin quietly launched a new feature that lets homebuyers without an agent make offers on homes directly through its website, bringing back an initiative the company first tried more than a decade ago. … Read More
Starbucks is quickly becoming as much a tech company as a coffee company, but that hasn’t stopped its leadership from turning to a familiar Seattle ally to up its digital bonafides. … Read More
Editor’s note: This is a guest post written by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. … Read More
Even the Mother of Dragons needs her coffee fix, apparently. … Read More
Microsoft and Red Hat unveil open-source project that automatically scales Kubernetes clusters in response to events
Microsoft continues to look for ways to help companies that are investing in application containers take advantage of the principles of serverless computing, introducing a new open-source project Monday at Microsoft Built in conjunction with Red Hat that puts events at the heart of Kubernetes scaling decisions. … Read More