Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Aug. 12, 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 Aug. 12, 2018.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Inside the stolen passenger plane: ‘I played video games before, so I know what I’m doing, a little bit’

Audio and video from the fatal flight of a stolen Horizon Air passenger plane are providing a fuller picture of the incident Friday evening in the skies south of Seattle. … Read More

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Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch venture rolls out world’s biggest airplane for weekend tests

Stratolaunch, the launch venture created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, took the world’s biggest airplane out of its hangar this weekend at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port and revved up its engines in preparation for the next step toward shooting rockets into space from midair. … Read More

Seattleites are most likely to move to these Amazon HQ2 cities — does that give them an edge?

In its hometown, Seattle, Amazon benefits from a well-educated, tech-savvy pool of talent. … Read More

Redfin CEO warns of slowing national real estate market, as frustrated buyers are sitting out

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman has been known for making some strong statements about the housing market, and last week he issued his latest proclamation, warning of a slowdown that is beginning to develop across the country, even more so in expensive markets like Seattle and San Francisco. … Read More

Microsoft and Amazon begin public rollout of first Alexa-Cortana integrations, promise more to come

In a somewhat surreal moment three months ago, an Amazon executive appeared on stage at the Microsoft Build developer conference to show off the first wave of long-awaited integrations between the tech giants’ respective digital brains Alexa and Cortana. … Read More

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A ‘perfect storm’ of wildfires puts Seattle’s terrible air quality in the record books

If this week’s smoky skies seem unprecedented, that’s not far wrong: Thanks to an unusually unfortunate weather pattern, Seattle just recorded its worst 24-hour air quality in almost two decades of recordkeeping. … Read More

Google doubles down on massive Seattle campus with another new building in Amazon’s backyard

Google’s huge Seattle campus being built on Amazon’s backyard of South Lake Union is about to get a lot bigger. … Read More

Amazon exec explains the meaning of company’s newest leadership principle and how to avoid ‘Day 2’

Building a successful company is hard enough. … Read More

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A low-cost Tesla car? Elon Musk talks about tech (without turmoil) on YouTube

On the heels of Elon Musk’s angst-filled, market-moving interview with The New York Times, YouTube techie Marques Brownlee offered up lighter, brighter fare from a one-on-one chat with the Tesla CEO at his electric-car factory in Fremont, Calif. … Read More

Where do Seattle’s newcomers move from? Drivers license numbers reveal some surprises

Driving around Seattle, you might’ve noticed an uptick in Texas license plates. … Read More

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