Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Feb. 2, 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 Feb. 2, 2020.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Google discloses cloud revenue for the first time — here’s how it compares to Amazon and Microsoft

Google parent Alphabet gave new insight into the state of its cloud division this week, disclosing quarterly and annual revenue for the first time as the search giant challenges rivals Amazon and Microsoft. … Read More

Yes, Virginia, there is an Amazon HQ2, but it’s actually 10 miles outside of Seattle

When Amazon coined the term “HQ2” and announced plans to open a second North American headquarters, the company promised it would be the “full equal” to its Seattle home base, with 50,000 high-paying jobs and executive leadership spread across the two locations. … Read More

Looking for love online? ‘Amazon Dating’ promises to deliver hot singles, and laughs, with fake website

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a website called “Amazon Dating” has emerged with a marketplace of shoppable single men and women made to look like love is just a click away. … Read More

Ex-Amazon, FedEx leaders raise $3M from Madrona and 8VC for Seattle trucking startup Freightweb

Another Seattle startup is blending technology with logistics to change the way goods move around the country within a $800 billion U.S. … Read More

A startup built around building materials: Yesler marketplace is like Expedia for the lumber industry

Matt Meyers spent two decades at Weyerhaeuser dealing with product engineering, manufacturing, software engineering, product development, sales and distribution for the giant timber company. … Read More

Amazon to bring 15,000 employees to Bellevue as rapid expansion in Seattle-area city continues

Amazon said it plans to expand its headcount to more than 15,000 people in Bellevue, Wash., the growing city 10 miles east of Seattle where the tech giant was originally born, within a few years. … Read More

Rad Power Bikes raises $25M from Vulcan, others in rare VC bet on e-bike industry

Seattle electric bicycle maker Rad Power Bikes announced a $25 million investment round Wednesday, led by Vulcan Capital and Durable Capital Partners LP. … Read More

Microsoft’s Slack competitor Teams is down due to an expired authentication certificate

Microsoft Teams went down early Monday morning, gumming up the start of the week for millions of workers who rely on the tech giant’s chat and collaboration tool. … Read More

Techstars Seattle reveals the 10 new startups in its 11th accelerator cohort

The 11th cohort of Techstars Seattle officially kicked off a 3-month journey today at the Seattle-based accelerator. … Read More

EA-18G Growler

Boeing and the U.S. Navy turn Growler jets into remote-controlled drones as ‘force multiplier’

The era of remote-controlled combat jets has come a little closer in the wake of a demonstration staged by Boeing and the Navy to fly two autonomously controlled EA-18G Growlers as uncrewed air systems. … Read More

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