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 Oct. 14, 2018.
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Bill Gates pays tribute to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen: ‘Personal computing would not have existed without him’
UPDATE: Bill Gates penned extended thoughts about the passing of his friend and and fellow Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen on his blog. … Read More
Paul G. Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates before making his mark in technology investing, sports ownership, commercial space, global philanthropy, the environment, museums and the arts, has died at the age of 65, two weeks after announcing that he was diagnosed with a recurrence of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to a statement Monday from his company Vulcan. … Read More
The buzz is building for Amazon’s highly-touted HQ2, the company’s ambitious plan to build a secondary headquarters that could rival — or possibly surpass — its massive operation in Seattle. … Read More
In a tiny Seattle apartment, the bed is on the ceiling, and that’s part of what makes it a smart home
In a small apartment just a couple blocks from the waterfront in downtown Seattle, windows looking south over the Alaskan Way Viaduct usually afford a view of Mount Rainier. … Read More
Instacart’s valuation just spiked to $7.6 billion as the grocery delivery giant announced a fresh $600 million investment round on Tuesday led by D1 Capital Partners. … Read More
Ex-Microsoft sports director charged with attempting to steal $1.5M and selling employee Super Bowl tickets
Jeff Tran, a former director of sports marketing and alliances at Microsoft, was indicted on five counts of wire fraud on Wednesday. … Read More
When throngs of Pokémon Go fanatics took over Downtown Bellevue Park two summers ago during the height of the augmented reality game’s initial craze, just a few blocks away Edward Wu and his teams were hard at work making sure the game would be more than a fad. … Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — I didn’t invite Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt to get his views on climate change, but that’s the topic that created the most fireworks here today at the ScienceWriters 2018 conference. … Read More
A Seattle-area startup is aiming to take on giants such as Google and change the way we do email with a new physical personal email server. … Read More
“I felt as bulletproof as most people under thirty. … Read More