Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 3, 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 3, 2018.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

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Epic prank by seniors at Seattle high school fills parking lot with bike-share bicycles

Updated, June 8, 12:05 p.m. PT: More details from LimeBike have been added to the story below. … Read More

Streaming service sued by Amazon and Netflix is down, leaving its future uncertain

Set TV, the streaming service facing a lawsuit from Amazon, Netflix and pretty much the entire entertainment industry, is down. … Read More

Nikki Krishnamurthy, Expedia’s chief people officer, to depart travel giant after 8 years

Expedia Chief People Officer Nikki Krishnamurthy is leaving the travel giant, GeekWire has learned. … Read More

Why would Microsoft want GitHub? Developers, developers, developers ― and the cloud

Post updated on Monday morning, after Microsoft announced its agreement to acquire GitHub. … Read More

Clouds under the sea: Microsoft deploys its Project Natick data center off the coast of Scotland

Microsoft kicked off the second phase of its experimental underwater data center project Wednesday, submerging a shipping-container sized data center with 864 servers near the Orkney Islands in Scotland. … Read More

Life lessons from artificial intelligence: What Microsoft’s AI chief wants computer science grads to know about the future

Artificial intelligence has exploded, and perhaps no one knows it more than Harry Shum, the executive vice president in charge of Microsoft’s AI and Research Group, which has been at the center of a major technological shift inside the company. … Read More

Microsoft veteran Chris Jones leaves to lead product for AI marketing startup Amperity

AI-fueled marketing startup Amperity is bringing in a big name with its latest hire. … Read More

Expedia CTO Tony Donohoe is leaving in another big executive departure from travel giant

Tony Donohoe, Expedia Inc.’s chief technology officer, is leaving the Bellevue, Wash.-based online travel giant after seven years as one of its key engineering leaders, according to an internal email obtained by GeekWire. … Read More

Google will pause election ads in Washington state in unprecedented response to new law

Google says it will stop running state and local election ads in Washington state, citing new rules that require what amounts to real-time disclosure of detailed information about election ads in response to public records requests. … Read More

Microsoft agrees to buy GitHub for $7.5B, vows to let popular coding site operate independently

Microsoft has agreed to pay $7.5 billion in stock to acquire GitHub, giving the Redmond tech giant new inroads to more than 28 million software developers who use the popular software development platform and coding community. … Read More

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