Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Jan. 5, 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. 5, 2020.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Delta Air Lines debuts crazy ‘parallel reality’ airport experience based on Seattle startup’s technology

LAS VEGAS — Parallel reality is becoming actual reality. … Read More

CES: Top 5 craziest tech gadgets we saw on Day 1

LAS VEGAS — CES doesn’t officially start until Tuesday. … Read More

Spencer Rascoff

Former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff launches dot.LA, a news site for Southern California tech

Nearly a year after stepping down as CEO of Seattle-based Zillow Group, Spencer Rascoff has turned his focus to the tech and startup scene in his hometown of Los Angeles, leading the launch of a news and events company to cover it all: dot.LA. … Read More

Starbucks offers Headspace subscriptions to improve employee mental health

Starbucks is offering employees free subscriptions to the meditation app, Headspace, as part of a push to improve the mental health of its workforce. … Read More

Pizza making robot startup Zume will shut down Seattle office as part of company-wide layoffs

Zume is shutting down its Seattle engineering office amid widespread layoffs at the pizza making robotics company. … Read More

Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith

Blue Origin takes one giant leap across the street to space venture’s new HQ in Kent

KENT, Wash. — Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ space effort now officially has more space. … Read More

Charmin RollBot

Hands-on demo with Charmin’s new toilet paper robot and fart smell sensor at CES

Toilet-paper maker Charmin introduced three new technology innovations at CES 2020 designed to improve the toilet experience, including RollBot, a “pooptime robot pal.”… Read More … Read More

Microsoft eyes huge new office building near its headquarters campus

Microsoft has set its sights on a huge new office in its hometown of Redmond, Wash., according to a new report, in a sign that the tech giant’s appetite for growth extends beyond the massive redevelopment of its headquarters campus. … Read More

CES: These are the consumer tech trends to watch for 2020 and beyond, according to show organizers

LAS VEGAS — 5G; artificial intelligence; connected homes; streaming media; cloud-based gaming; mixed reality; electric transportation; telemedicine; task-based robots; and more. … Read More

Vicis is out of business, but NFL commercial features high-tech football helmet during playoffs

It’s been a couple weeks since the demise of Seattle-based Vicis, the high-tech football helmet maker that laid off all of its employees and was placed into receivership by its board just before Christmas. … Read More

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