Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 17, 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 June 17, 2018.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

University of Washington lecturer’s essay on ‘Why Women Don’t Code’ stirs controversy

A University of Washington lecturer is sparking new debate with an essay claiming that the technology industry is about as close to gender parity as it will ever get because of fundamental differences between men and women, joining the controversial school of thought thrust into the public eye by former Google engineer James Damore. … Read More

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Housing markets across the country show dire warning signs — in West Coast tech hubs, it’s worse

Housing in America is getting more expensive, disproportionately burdening middle- and low-income people, and perpetuating wealth inequality. … Read More

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SpaceX wins $130 million Air Force launch contract, marking a first for Falcon Heavy

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $130 million firm-fixed-price contract to SpaceX for the launch of its classified AFSPC-52 satellite on a Falcon Heavy rocket. … Read More

Microsoft to acquire machine learning startup Bonsai, fueling AI efforts

Microsoft is adding more firepower to its artificial intelligence arm. … Read More

CityBldr will start buying homes in Seattle — taking on Zillow, Redfin, Opendoor with a twist

Seattle startup CityBldr is getting into the home buying game, taking on real estate heavyweights in its backyard. … Read More

Microsoft spends whopping $250M on huge office complex near its HQ campus

Microsoft just paid nearly $250 million for a 725,000-square-foot office complex that represents something of a missing piece of the puzzle that is the tech giant’s sprawling headquarters campus. … Read More

Meet Pulumi, a Seattle-grown cloud startup that wants to be the development platform for the multicloud era

When you consider the seismic shifts in computing history, there has usually been a period of adjustment during which the software development practices and techniques from the era that is winding down are shoehorned into the new world, because that’s what people know how to do. … Read More

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President Trump directs Pentagon to create ‘separate but equal’ Space Force

President Donald Trump today directed the Department of Defense to create a Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S. … Read More

Tech dominates Glassdoor’s top CEO rankings with strong showings by DocuSign, LinkedIn and Salesforce leaders

The technology industry makes another strong showing among the 100 top CEOs of 2018 in the new Employees’ Choice Awards from Glassdoor, the jobs and recruiting website. … Read More

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NASA puts out the call for partners to build the first piece of Gateway space station

NASA has laid out its plan for acquiring the first piece of its successor to the International Space Station, an outpost known as the Gateway that will be stationed in lunar orbit. … Read More

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