SpaceX aborts Starlink satellite launch at the last second, due to Falcon 9 rocket engine issue

SpaceX aborts Starlink satellite launch at the last second, due to Falcon 9 rocket engine issue

SpaceX’s planned launch of its sixth batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites literally fizzled out today, due to an engine power problem on the Falcon 9 rocket. The countdown at Kennedy Space... Read more »

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of March 8, 2020

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 March 8, 2020. Sign up to... Read more »

Starbucks will go entirely ‘to go’ — no sitting for at least two weeks in its U.S. and Canada stores

Kevin Johnson, Starbucks chief executive officer, speaks at the Starbucks Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Seattle in 2018. The company’s annual meeting this week will be entirely virtual. (Lindsey Wasson, Starbucks) Starbucks... Read more »

Officials promise rollout of coronavirus test sites – but warn that there’ll be bottlenecks

President Donald Trump addresses the press at a White House news briefing. At left is Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services. At right is... Read more »

Washington state will temporarily close restaurants, bars, and entertainment/recreational facilities

The Brave Horse Tavern was quiet during lunch hour last week in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) Washington state will temporarily close restaurants, bars, and entertainment/recreational facilities... Read more »

Report: Coronavirus vaccine trial is ready to administer its first dose in Seattle

A color-coded scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow), the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, emerging from the surface of cells. (NIAID-RML Photo) Seattle’s Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute plans to give... Read more »

GeekWire Podcast: Seattle adjusts to life under the coronavirus threat

GeekWire civic editor Monica Nickelsburg talks to geek life reporter Kurt Schlosser, as we record this week’s episode of the GeekWire Podcast remotely from our respective homes this week. (Max Friedrichsen Photo)... Read more »

DoD likely to split JEDI contract between Amazon and Microsoft, analyst says

The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense. (DoD Photo) Could Amazon and Microsoft end up sharing the Pentagon’s coveted $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract? That’s the likely scenario... Read more »

Trump says he’s considering restrictions on domestic travel from coronavirus hotspots

President Donald Trump discusses the coronavirus outbreak at a White House press briefing. (Global News via YouTube) In response to the coronavirus outbreak, restrictions on European travel will be extended to Britain... Read more »

President Donald Trump tests negative for coronavirus after a week of controversy

A photo posted to Instagram by Brazil’s presidential communications director, Fabio Wajngarten, shows him at far right, with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Brazilian entrepreneur Alvaro Garnero. (Fabio Wajngarten... Read more »