Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 18, 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 Nov. 18, 2018.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

T-Mobile unveils plans for $160M dramatic refresh of its headquarters campus

T-Mobile today unveiled plans for a major renovation project that the company says will transform its Bellevue, Wash. … Read More

Bezos and Boyle

Jeff Bezos has a new ‘shadow:’ Amazon forecasting executive Wei Gao

Jeff Bezos has appointed a veteran Amazon manager as his new technical adviser, also known as his “shadow”: Wei Gao, the company’s former vice president of forecasting. … Read More

Why some open-source companies are considering a more closed approach

At the peak of its power, open-source software is having an existential crisis. … Read More

Watch: As Seattle tunnel nears opening, 6-year time-lapse also captures Amazon going up, up up

If it appears, on many days, like Amazon’s Seattle headquarters has seemingly popped up overnight to transform the look of the city, a new time-lapse video will back up that belief. … Read More

As it gears up for re:Invent 2018, Amazon Web Services rolls out several new features that apparently didn’t make the keynotes

Improvements to its SageMaker machine-learning tool and new scaling options for cloud computing customers were among the new features rolled out by Amazon Web Services this week, days before it will probably announce dozens of new features and products at its annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. … Read More

Microsoft acquires FSLogix to bolster virtual desktop capabilities in Office 365

Microsoft has acquired FSLogix, an Atlanta-based company that cuts down on the effort of setting up virtual desktops for large organizations. … Read More

Want to work at Amazon? Former ‘Bar Raiser’ launches startup to prepare candidates for tech giant’s grueling interview process

In his five years at Amazon, Nick Dimitrov learned a thing or two about what it takes to interview stronger and land a job with the tech giant. … Read More

SpaceX Starship

Goodbye, BFR … hello, Starship: Elon Musk gives a classic name to his Mars spaceship

First it was the Mars Colonial Transporter, or MCT … then it was the Interplanetary Transport System, or ITS … then it was the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR. … Read More

As Zillow stock slumps, co-founder Rich Barton doubles down

Zillow Group’s stock has dropped more than 30 percent in the last two weeks, but co-founder Rich Barton is betting big on the online real estate company’s future. … Read More

Jezero Crater delta

NASA picks ancient Martian river delta at Jezero Crater as landing site for 2020 rover

One week before the next Mars mission is due to land, NASA has chosen the landing site for its next next Mars mission. … Read More

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