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 23, 2019.
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Update: Apple plans to grow to 2,000 employees in Seattle, adding 200 by the end of the year. … Read More
During Facetime chats with my dad, who lives on the other side of the country, he often makes reference to big changes in Seattle by asking, “What’s BEE-zos building now?” — a mispronunciation of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ last name. … Read More
Geared Up: Microsoft’s mystery foldable Surface tablet; updated Nintendo Switch Mini; and Apple vs. Spotify intensifies
This week on Geared Up, we talk about the latest rumors saying that Microsoft is working on a new secret new foldable Surface tablet device that will be able to run Android apps and iCloud services, with a stripped-down Windows Core OS. … Read More
A federal judge sentenced Jeff Tran, a former director of sports marketing at Microsoft, to 28 months in prison for wire fraud at the U.S. … Read More
In the wake of last month’s launch of 60 Starlink broadband data satellites, SpaceX says all but three of them are in communication with the company’s network of ground stations, including the satellite operation’s home base in Redmond, Wash. … Read More
Memes do come true. Josh Cashman’s meteoric rise from football fan to Twitter video star took another turn on Monday as the college student officially became a part of the creative team promoting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. … Read More
In April 2015, then-Expedia Group CEO Dara Khosrowshahi stood beside Ed Murray, the Seattle mayor at the time, and gleefully shared the first details of Expedia’s surprising and ambitious plan: to uproot its headquarters from its longtime home of Bellevue, Wash., in favor of a potentially iconic waterfront Seattle campus. … Read More
Follow-up: Big debut: Shares of Adaptive Biotechnologies rise 100% on first day as public company The public market is bullish on Adaptive Biotechnologies. … Read More
After seven months in preview, Amazon Web Services on Monday night announced the general availability of AWS Control Tower and AWS Security Hub, aiming to make it easier for corporate customers to set up, secure and monitor cloud environments. … Read More
In the heart of the neighborhood where Amazon has made its home, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday that she was interested in talking about a “different HQ2,” as she welcomed Apple and that tech giant’s plans for a significant expansion in the city. … Read More