Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of July 29, 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 July 29, 2018.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

DocuSign acquires SpringCM for $220M to continue evolution beyond electronic signatures

DocuSign said it has agreed to acquire SpringCM, a Chicago-based cloud document generation and contract management company, for $220 million in cash. … Read More

Ofo officially shutting down in Seattle after $250K bikeshare fee passes

Ofo confirmed it will shut down operation in Seattle Monday afternoon after the city adopted a new $250,000 annual fee for bikeshare operators. … Read More

Amazon canceling Echo Spot orders after Alexa device was briefly offered for free

This story has been updated with comments from Amazon. … Read More

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Brace yourself for a loud Seafair Weekend: Fat Albert rejoins the Blue Angels air show

Hey, hey, hey … it’s Fat Albert, in the skies over Seattle: We’re not talking about the jumbo-sized character created by comedian Bill Cosby back in the day, but the C-130T transport plane that’s back in its place among the Navy’s Blue Angels for Seafair Weekend’s Boeing Air Show. … Read More

As serverless computing starts to take shape, cloud tech experts sketch out its future

When you look back at decades of computing history, the arc bends toward abstraction: the process of making it easier and easier for people to put their imagination into code by removing the complexity of actually getting software to run on hardware. … Read More

Sales automation company Outreach buys Sales Hacker media startup in its first-ever acquisition

Outreach, just a couple months removed from a massive $65 million funding round, has made the first acquisition in its history. … Read More

On IPO day, smart speaker maker Sonos reveals ‘explosive growth’ in Seattle office

Sonos’ engineering center in Seattle has grown to nearly 120 people, emerging as the smart-speaker maker’s fastest-growing office and a linchpin of its strategy as newly public company. … Read More

State of the cloud: Amazon Web Services is bigger than its other four major competitors, combined

Is Amazon Web Services going to be the Google of cloud computing? … Read More

‘Magic: The Gathering – Arena’ faithfully replicates everything about the card game, good and bad

Here’s my history with Magic: The Gathering: I played it compulsively about 20 years ago, until I ran into That Guy, who had narrowed the total focus of his life down to building intricate lawnmower decks that would destroy other players four to six at a time. … Read More

Tableau revenue jumps 14 percent as subscriptions now make up two-thirds of its business

Tableau’s shift to a subscription software model is paying off for the Seattle data analysis company, which saw revenue increase 14 percent compared to the previous year during its second quarter of the year. … Read More

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