Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 10, 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 June 10, 2018.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

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Monster catfish pulled from Seattle lake by Microsoft employee turns heads in salmon country

It’s not the type of fish you see flying over the display case at Pike Place Market in Seattle. … Read More

After leading 4,000 job interviews, here’s what Smartsheet’s co-founder loves to ask candidates

As a veteran tech entrepreneur and co-founder of companies like Onyx Software and Smartsheet, Brent Frei has conducted more than 4,000 interviews. … Read More

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Artist builds LEGO scene for a modern day Seattle, with iconic buildings — and tents on the streets

As an artist working with LEGO bricks, Iain Heath has created pieces that capture iconic figures of popular culture and slices of movie and TV history. … Read More

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Amazon cancels huge summer picnic and post-holiday party as Seattle employee count swells, plans new post-Prime Day concert

No more post-holiday party or summer picnic for Amazon’s 45,000 employees in Seattle. … Read More

Netflix goes down on devices across globe; customers freak out on Twitter

News Brief: Streaming giant Netflix went down on Monday afternoon across the globe. … Read More

Azure chief Jason Zander, a Microsoft lifer, is a link between the company’s past and future

Microsoft Azure Executive Vice President Jason Zander has worked for many different companies, despite the fact that he’s worked at Microsoft his entire career. … Read More

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Backed by Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, Breakthrough Energy Ventures places first bets on power storage

Eighteen months after its founding, the $1 billion Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund’s first investments have been revealed, and they both have to do with energy storage systems. … Read More

Tableau acquires MIT AI spinoff Empirical Systems, opens new RD center in Boston area

Tableau Software has acquired Empirical Systems, an eight-person artificial intelligence startup based in Cambridge, Mass., planning to integrate Empirical’s technology into the Tableau platform and establish a new RD center in Cambridge as a result of the deal. … Read More

Seattle repeals head tax 7-2 in dramatic reversal that leaves city divided over homeless crisis

Seattle’s new per-employee tax on large businesses to fund affordable housing is officially dead, bringing an end to one of the most polarizing debates in city history. … Read More

Jeremy Wacksman named first Zillow president as three executives take on new roles

Jeremy Wacksman, a nine-year veteran of Zillow Group, has been appointed president of the company’s flagship Zillow brand, it was announced on Monday. … Read More



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