Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Dec. 29, 2019

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 Dec. 29, 2019.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Look at this crazy cap table: Nearly 400 investors backed Vicis before high-tech helmet maker folded

Raising money and managing investors can be a major undertaking for any startup, but for failed Seattle startup Vicis, the complexity was on a whole other level. … Read More

These tech stocks were the biggest winners and losers in the Seattle area for 2019

Microsoft and Amazon are the centerpieces of Seattle’s booming tech scene, and 2019 was a big year for both of them. … Read More

Wyze data leak: Key takeaways from server mistake that exposed information from 2.4M customers

Post updated at 6 p.m. on Dec. 29. Seattle-area startup Wyze, a provider of home video cameras and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices, announced on Dec. … Read More

LinkedIn CEO explains why Microsoft integrations have been so slow since $26B acquisition

In the leadup to its acquisition of LinkedIn in 2016, Microsoft promised to take a deliberate, hands-off approach to integrating the business social network with its own products, learning a lesson from past blunders. … Read More

Investor predictions for 2020: Venture capitalists on what to watch for and how startups should prepare

2019 was an extraordinary year for the Seattle tech ecosystem and broader global innovation economy. … Read More

Police body camera maker Axon sues FTC over ‘unconstitutional’ acquisition review process

Editor’s note: Story updated with FTC comment at 3 p.m. … Read More

Seattle startup Trainiac raises $2.2M to match people with personal trainers

Like many workers in the busy tech industry, Akshay Ahooja had a hard time establishing a consistent workout routine. … Read More

Microsoft seizes network of 50 domains from hacker group with ties to North Korea

Microsoft said it got a court order to seize 50 websites used by a hacker group with ties to North Korea that targeted government employees, universities, human rights organizations and nuclear proliferation groups in the U.S., Japan and South Korea. … Read More

Climate activism vs. free speech: Amazon warns employees that they could be fired for speaking publicly without approval

After Amazon employees publicly pressured their employer to take aggressive action on climate change, the company has warned two workers that they could be fired if they continue to violate Amazon’s “external communications policy.” Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, an organization leading worker action on climate change, is pushing back, alleging that the company is trying to silence workers and vowing to continue calling for stronger leadership in reducing climate damage. … Read More

A big year for Pacific Northwest startups: Unicorn births, key exits, and others waiting in the wings

It was a big 2019 for startups across the Pacific Northwest. … Read More

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