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 June 2, 2019.
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Amazon shows off new all-electric Prime Air drone that will start delivering packages ‘within months’
LAS VEGAS — Amazon’s drone ambitions took another step forward today as the tech giant revealed its latest delivery drone design. … Read More
LAS VEGAS — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ handshake is at least as firm as a robotic hand’s grip. … Read More
See it in person or watch online as Amazon’s latest rare corpse flower is set to bloom inside Spheres
The latest rare specimen inside Amazon’s Spheres is set to put on its final show, as a blooming corpse flower is nearing the end of its cycle in the company’s plant-filled Seattle office space. … Read More
Another open-source database company will tighten its licensing strategy, wary of Amazon Web Services
Cockroach Labs, the New York-based database company behind the open-source CockroachDB database, will change the terms of the license agreement in the next version of the open-source project to prohibit cloud providers like Amazon Web Services from offering a commercial version of that project as a service. … Read More
A judge ordered Comcast Corp. to pay $9.1 million in penalties for violating Washington state’s Consumer Protection Act — a fraction of the amount that the Washington State Attorney General had previously sought in the civil case. … Read More
LAS VEGAS — Robert Downey Jr. has been saving the planet in Marvel movies for 11 years as a cinematic Iron Man. … Read More
Google is getting deeper into enterprise software with the $2.6 billion acquisition of Looker, which makes business-intelligence software for data analysis, the company announced Thursday. … Read More
Howard Lee says he hasn’t smoked a joint in forever. … Read More
A robotic SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean today, bringing two tons of scientific experiments and other hardware back to Earth a month after its launch to the International Space Station. … Read More
LAS VEGAS — For the first time in public, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explained the rationale for his risky Project Kuiper satellite broadband venture, during a fireside chat that was interrupted when an animal rights activist jumped on stage. … Read More