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

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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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