Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Jan. 19, 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 Jan. 19, 2020.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Seattle shooting rattles tech companies and raises concerns about safety of city’s urban core

The deadly shooting Wednesday night in downtown Seattle is prompting tech companies in the area to implement new precautions to protect employees, amid larger questions about the safety of the city’s urban core. … Read More

Lawsuit claims Amazon and freight partner worked truck driver ‘into the ground,’ causing him to crash

A truck driver sued Amazon and one of its freight partners, alleging the companies “worked (him) into the ground,” for several weeks, eventually causing him to fall asleep at the wheel and crash. … Read More

Uber and Lyft criticized for automated surge pricing after Seattle shooting

Prices on Uber and Lyft rose to as much as five times normal rates in the immediate aftermath of a deadly shooting in downtown Seattle on Wednesday evening. … Read More

Boeing 777X takeoff

‘It was awesome’: After Boeing’s 777X jet finishes its first flight, test pilots give the first review

Boeing’s next-generation 777X wide-body jet completed its first flight today, providing a boost to the embattled company amid the 737 MAX crisis — and drawing rave reviews from its pilots. … Read More

Phantom Express XS-1 space plane

Farewell, Phantom Express: Boeing is pulling out of DARPA space plane program

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency says Boeing is dropping out of its Experimental Spaceplane Program immediately, grounding the XS-1 Phantom Express even though technical tests had shown the hypersonic space plane concept was feasible. … Read More

Google wades deeper into Expedia’s territory with new travel and cloud pact with Sabre

Google is taking a major step in its travel push, teaming up with travel giant Sabre Corp. … Read More

Bill Gates’ TerraPower and GE Hitachi team up on proposal to build a new nuclear reactor for research

TerraPower, the nuclear energy venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., is collaborating with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy in pursuit of a public-private partnership to design and construct the Versatile Test Reactor for the U.S. … Read More

Videos: Here’s how browsing on Microsoft’s dual-screen Surface Duo phone will work

Information is starting to trickle out about how Microsoft’s Surface Duo — the Android-powered, dual-screen device that marks the tech giant’s return to the smartphone market — will work when it is released in the 2020 holiday season. … Read More

Topgolf arrives in Seattle area with high-tech indoor ‘Lounge by Topgolf’ concept at new Google building

Topgolf finally made its way to the Seattle region. … Read More

Inside another big dig in Seattle: Saving the roof at Key Arena is a 44-million-pound remodel marvel

Before a puck ever drops for professional hockey in Seattle, the ground had to drop out from below Key Arena in order to preserve the historic building’s roofline. … Read More

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