Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of April 8, 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 8, 2018.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

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What a tool! Elon Musk shows off what SpaceX will use to build BFR spaceship

To build a big frickin’ spaceship, you need a big frickin’ rack to put it on. … Read More

Zillow Group will start buying and selling homes, taking on Opendoor and expanding real estate footprint

Zillow Group will start buying and selling homes for the first time later this month, expanding its real estate business and creating new competition for real estate agents and companies like Opendoor and OfferPad. … Read More

Secret footage of a hopscotch court in downtown Seattle proves a lot of us are still kids at heart

Busy commuters might be a hop, skip, and a jump away from work but that doesn’t mean all of them will pass up the opportunity for some good clean fun. … Read More

Google and Netflix team up on Kayenta, an open-source project for automated deployment monitoring

A new open-source project from Google and Netflix aims to help other companies that want to modernize their application deployment practices but don’t exactly have the same budget and expertise to build their own solution. … Read More

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Paul Allen’s hunt for historic shipwrecks scores another WWII find: the USS Helena

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s seagoing sleuths are reporting one more find in their quest to locate sunken military vessels from World War II. … Read More

Four gaming companies hit with online gambling lawsuits over ‘free-to-play’ casino games

A spate of lawsuits filed over the last few days target online gaming companies, alleging their digital casino offerings constitute illegal gambling under Washington state law. … Read More

How a Seattle startup is using blockchain and virtual reality to upend the global coffee market

I’m sitting in the cafeteria of Building 25 on the sprawling Microsoft headquarters with an Oculus Rift headset strapped on my head. … Read More

Jeff Bezos spends rainy Seattle day whipping up pancakes for Ciara and Russell Wilson

Just another rainy day in Seattle. So what to you do if you’re the richest person on the planet? … Read More

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Microsoft is turning down some sales over AI ethics, top researcher Eric Horvitz says

Concerns over the potential abuse of artificial intelligence technology have led Microsoft to cut off significant sales, says Eric Horvitz, technical fellow and director at Microsoft Research Labs. … Read More

Facebook faces Congress: 5 key takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent hours in the hot seat Tuesday, answering questions from a joint hearing of the U.S. … Read More

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