Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 9, 2019

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Amazon to shut down its Amazon Restaurants business in the U.S.

Amazon will shutter its Amazon Restaurants food delivery service in the U.S. … Read More

Marc Benioff Salesforce

Seattle will become Salesforce HQ2 via $15.7B Tableau deal, as Benioff gushes about talent pool

With its $15.7 billion acquisition of Tableau Software, announced Monday morning, Salesforce isn’t just making a bet on a single company, or on the business intelligence and data visualization market. … Read More

Amazon fires back at Joe Biden on Twitter over corporate taxes: ‘We pay every penny we owe’

It’s Amazon vs. Biden in Twitter land today. … Read More

Salesforce to buy Tableau for $15.7B, betting on business data in deal for Seattle tech mainstay

Salesforce will buy Tableau Software for $15.7 billion in an all-stock deal announced Monday morning, doubling down on data visualization and business intelligence with a deal for one of Seattle’s longest-running enterprise technology brands. … Read More

Salesforce’s $15.7B Tableau deal is a defining moment for the West Coast tech ‘megalopolis’

Salesforce surprised the tech world this week with its agreement to acquire Tableau Software for $15.7 billion — although maybe it shouldn’t have been a surprise, after the Seattle-based data visualization company was listed among the cloud giant’s acquisition targets in a leaked internal slide deck a few years ago. … Read More


Microsoft shrugs off CERN’s planned “Microsoft Alternatives” transition to open-source software after price hike

Citing unbearable price increases after Microsoft decided it was no longer eligible for an academic discount, CERN announced this week that it has embarked on a “Microsoft Alternatives” project to embrace open-source software. … Read More

Harvey Mudd President Maria Klawe has a message for computer science grads — and the tech industry

In the 13 years since Maria Klawe took over as president of Harvey Mudd College, she has surprised skeptics and achieved a milestone that has confounded most institutions of higher education. … Read More

Amazon donates $8M for affordable housing in ‘HQ regions,’ launches employee matching program

Amazon is donating a total of $8 million across Seattle and Arlington, Va., to non-profits that provide housing for people experiencing homelessness. … Read More

Tableau CEO Adam Selipsky on $15.7B acquisition by Salesforce: ‘The growth potential is enormous’

Since taking over as Tableau Software CEO nearly three years ago, former Amazon Web Services executive Adam Selipsky has shifted the data visualization and business intelligence company to a new business model, away from traditional software licenses and toward the subscription strategy that has become all the rage in the tech world. … Read More

University of Washington computer science leader Hank Levy reflects on 13 years of massive change

The past decade has been a period of incredible growth for the technology industry in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. … Read More

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