Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of April 29, 2018


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 April 29, 2018.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Hate working in a web browser? How a new breed of software is bringing cloud-based apps into a single interface

In 1983, Microsoft developers Richard Brodie and Charles Simonyi wrote a UNIX program that would eventually become Microsoft Word. … Read More

Amazon suspends construction in Seattle while the city considers a new tax on its biggest businesses

Amazon is pausing construction on a new office tower at its Seattle headquarters and may put one of its biggest future office spaces back on the market in response to a proposed tax on the city’s top-grossing businesses Wednesday. … Read More

Amazon to open new 416K square-foot office in Vancouver, will hire for 3,000 new jobs

Amazon is expanding in Vancouver again. The Seattle tech giant today announced plans for a new 416,000 square-foot office in the Canadian city, with plans to employ an additional 3,000 people across fields like e-commerce, cloud computing, and machine learning. … Read More

Clash at Amazon HQ: Construction workers shout down councilmember over plan to tax big business

On an unseasonably warm day at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, tension over a proposed tax on the city’s wealthiest businesses reached a fever pitch. … Read More

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One year with the Chevrolet Bolt EV: Takeaways from my immersion into all-electric driving

Just over a year ago, I finally realized my long-time dream to purchase an affordable all-electric car with over 200 miles of range. … Read More

Marketo buys Techstars Seattle alum Bizible, adding new business marketing software tools

Bizible CEO Aaron Bird hit the fundraising trail earlier this year, looking to raise some additional venture capital. … Read More

Verizon CEO brushes off T-Mobile’s Sprint merger: ‘We don’t care, is the answer to that’

RENTON, Wash. — Sitting across from Verizon Communications Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam in a conference room overlooking Lake Washington this morning, it seemed fitting to point out that we could almost see the headquarters of his wireless competitor, T-Mobile, just over the trees in nearby Bellevue. … Read More

Is Washington, D.C., worthy of Amazon HQ2? We tested the nation’s capital to find out

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The stylish Italian restaurant Masseria is easy to miss, hidden between a construction site and an industrial lot in D.C.’s Union Market district. … Read More

Former Microsoft, Oracle execs raise $3M for digital identity enterprise blockchain startup Trusted Key

A new Seattle startup is using blockchain technology to help companies in finance, healthcare, and other industries identify their users securely without the need for passwords. … Read More

Look who’s atop the GeekWire 200 now, as DocuSign and Smartsheet graduate via IPOs

DocuSign’s long reign atop the GeekWire 200 ranking of the top Pacific Northwest startups is over. … Read More

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