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 16, 2019.
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No Slack for you! Microsoft puts rival app on internal list of ‘prohibited and discouraged’ software
As Slack makes its stock market debut, there’s a major company that won’t be allowing its employees to use the business collaboration and chat app as part of their daily work. … Read More
REDMOND, Wash. — Today it takes 22 minutes to walk from one end of Microsoft’s sprawling 500-acre headquarters to the other. … Read More
Back in 1962, President John F. Kennedy said he chose to have Americans go to the moon not because it was easy, but because it was hard. … Read More
Real estate giant JLL teams up with Google on new digital assistant app for office workers, challenging Alexa and Cortana
JLL is one of the world’s top real estate companies, managing crown jewel buildings across the globe and helping some of the elite technology giants find office space. … Read More
Tech salaries just keep going up in Seattle, with the average pay jumping from $125,000 in 2015 to $138,000 today. … Read More
An Israeli startup called Eviation Aircraft unveiled its first prototype electric airplane today at the International Paris Air Show, with flight testing planned at Moses Lake in central Washington state. … Read More
Amazon is finding its voice. The notoriously quiet company known for keeping its head down, focusing on the work, and rarely commenting on controversy is whistling a new tune. … Read More
Sujal Patel has seen a world-changing trend coming before. … Read More
Acumatica acquired by global private equity firm in bid to take on Oracle, Microsoft and other business software giants
In what it calls an attempt to take on global enterprise software giants including Microsoft, Oracle and Sage, Bellevue, Wash.-based Acumatica announced this morning that it has been acquired by a global private equity fund called EQT Partners. … Read More
After four years using Microsoft’s HoloLens internally, aerospace giant Airbus is partnering with the tech company to sell specialized holographic programs that run on the mixed-reality headsets to other companies in aerospace and defense. … Read More