Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Oct. 13, 2019

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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Oct. 13, 2019 – 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 Oct. 13, 2019.

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Most popular stories on GeekWire

Watch out, Coachella? Amazon gets into music festival business, releases lineup for ‘Intersect’

An impressive lineup of musicians will be assembling in the desert in December for a two-day festival, but it’s not some sort of extension of Coachella — it’s Amazon. … Read More

State of streaming: Twitch’s new growth category; the Ninja effect on Mixer; ‘Fortnite’ viewership down

Amazon-owned Twitch still dominates the streaming space; Ninja’s move to Mixer hasn’t helped Microsoft with user growth; Fortnite viewership is dropping; and a non-gaming related category is gaining popularity. … Read More

Report: Amazon’s rapid expansion in Bellevue could reach 4.8M square feet and power ‘spectacular’ growth for Seattle suburb

Amazon spent most of the last decade gobbling up every available piece of real estate in Seattle, helping power a building boom in the city. … Read More

Salesforce and Tableau in regulatory purgatory: UK review stymies integration of $15.7B acquisition

Hold on, didn’t Salesforce complete its $15.7 billion acquisition of Tableau Software? … Read More

Too much spring in their step? Nike running shoe under scrutiny after record marathon times

Almost as swiftly as the records are falling, scrutiny is catching up to the elite marathoners and the Nike shoes they’re wearing. … Read More

It’s true: Amazon has been profitable for nearly two years, even without AWS cloud windfall

Amazon has compiled a run of record profits over the last few years. … Read More

Analysis: Seattle startup ecosystem poised for unprecedented acceleration of company creation

[Editor’s note: This guest post was co-written by Oren Etzioni and Jacob Colker of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) in Seattle.] We’ve reached a tipping point for our startup ecosystem. … Read More

WeWork cancels 36-floor ‘WeLive’ mixed-use Seattle residential project

The WeWork fallout is now affecting Seattle, where the troubled company has canceled plans for its WeLive co-living residential project at a 36-story building in the Belltown neighborhood. … Read More

Amazon gives $1M to group seeking to upend Seattle City Council in upcoming election

Amazon is dramatically increasing its financial commitment to reshape politics in its hometown, in a move that signals a big shift for the tech giant. … Read More

Andrew Yang’s Bing ding creates a debate of its own over Microsoft, Google and tech history

Andrew Yang, the data-driven candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, delivered a real zinger of a line at Microsoft’s expense during Tuesday night’s debate. … Read More



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