Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 27, 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 May 27, 2018.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Startup Spotlight: Inspired by mother’s cooking, ex-Amazon engineer creates Indian food delivery startup

The unique workplace culture at Amazon provided Mitra Raman both the motivation to quit the technology giant and the engineering chops to launch her own endeavor. … Read More

Microsoft passes Google parent Alphabet in market value, now trails just Apple and Amazon

Microsoft passed Google parent Alphabet in market capitalization for the first time in three years on Tuesday, reflecting the company’s continued surge as it invests heavily in cloud and AI technology. … Read More

Jeff Bezos: Amazon deserves to be scrutinized as a giant company, aims to ‘pass with flying colors’

It sometimes feels that the “enemy hordes are at the gates,” in a way that Amazon hasn’t seen in years past. … Read More

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Science of ‘The Expanse’: TV show sticks to space realities (with one big exception)

LOS ANGELES — The sci-fi saga known as “The Expanse” has attracted a huge fan following in part because it gets the details of life in space so right, from how to handle zero gravity to what happens when you open up your helmet visor in a hard vacuum. … Read More

FlyHomes raises $17M to purchase homes for buyers battling cash offers in hot housing markets

In Seattle, the nation’s hottest housing market for 19 straight months, frustrated buyers are losing out to all-cash offers left and right, and real estate startup FlyHomes just raised a pile of cash to help them fight back. … Read More

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The way we think of black holes just might be in for a radical change … again

After decades’ worth of mystery, it feels as if physicists are finally closing in on the nature of black holes, thanks to Nobel-winning breakthroughs like the first detections of black hole mergers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. … Read More

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Jeff Bezos: ‘We will have to leave this planet … and it’s going to make this planet better’

LOS ANGELES – Deep thinkers have been saying for generations that we have to get off this rock and head for the stars, but the idea takes on a little more weight when the world’s richest person says it. … Read More

Amazon targets small businesses, takes aim at Tableau and Microsoft Power BI with new QuickSight pricing model

Amazon Web Services said Thursday that it will offer QuickSight, its data analytics and visualization software, to companies and organizations on a per-session basis, seeking to appeal to smaller businesses and nonprofits who can’t afford expensive software subscriptions. … Read More

What will be the next big driver of Amazon’s business? Jeff Bezos points to 3 possibilities

There were billboard trucks circling the block, a giant Bezos Bot looming over the crowd and, new to the show this year, drag queens dancing on the sidewalk. … Read More

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Did Amazon box up a T. rex? Not quite, but photos take hype for ‘Jurassic World’ film to next level

Amazon has dropped plenty of big boxes on doorsteps around the world, but this might be the biggest. … Read More

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