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“You must have experience designing and building large and complex (yet maintainable) systems, and you should be able to do so in about one-third the time most competent people think possible.” Those were among the words used by Jeff Bezos in Amazon’s first job post 25 years ago, promising that candidates could expect “talented, motivated, intense and interesting co-workers.” GeekWire reporter Kurt Schlosser asked Seattle startup Textio to analyze the language in the post, using modern machine-learning technology that helps companies attract diverse candidates. The results were revealing.
Dr. Michael Grabinski’s waiting room is a digital queue, and his clinic is a Slack channel. Part of the team at Seattle startup 98point6, Dr. Grabinski is among a growing cohort of physicians who have traded clinic jobs for the tech life, continuing to see patients in a virtual setting. GeekWire health technology reporter James Thorne explores the latest trends in telemedicine.
Remitly, Tableau, and Lighthouse eDiscovery are among the Seattle-area tech companies with big hires and promotions this week. Check out the full archive of Tech Moves columns, and submit yours to email@example.com.
A new investigation by The Wall Street Journal shows that thousands of unsafe products have made their way onto Amazon’s third-party marketplace, the latest example of a tech giant struggling to police the platform it created. The report was impactful enough that Amazon published a blog post in response, detailing the steps it takes to make sure products on its third-party marketplace are safe. Read highlights from the report and the response.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s inability to break through as a Democratic presidential candidate illustrates the complexities of climate change as a campaign issue. Inslee is maintaining his sense of humor, at least.Thanks for reading! Send story ideas, news tips, internal emails and industry gossip to firstname.lastname@example.org, and subscribe to receive this rundown daily.